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Oxford University: Failing to Make Eye Contact With Others Might be Racist

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:30am 4/24/2017 at 7:30am

Is there anything that the left doesn’t think is evidence of racism?

The College Fix reports:

Oxford University: Not making eye contact with others might be racist

The utter waste of money that is an “Equality and Diversity Unit” has struck again, this time across the pond at the University of Oxford.

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New Harvard Club Seeks to Foster Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/23/2017 at 4:00pm
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It’s amazing that no one at Harvard has thought to do this before now.

USA Today reports:

New Harvard club courts controversy to foster free speech on campus

When Conor Healy was a freshman at Harvard, he applied to take a freshman seminar class on free speech. Originally from Toronto, Healy chose the class...

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Four lightly wounded in Tel Aviv terror attack

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00pm 4/23/2017 at 2:00pm
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An 18-year-old terrorist attacked four people at a hotel in Tel Aviv; the four were lightly wounded, and the terrorist is in custody.

The Times of Israel reports:

Four people were wounded in an apparent terror attack at a hotel on the Tel Aviv beachfront by a Palestinian teen armed with wire-cutters, police...

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Southern Schools Hope Trump Reverses Obama “Ban” on Grits, Biscuits

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/23/2017 at 12:00pm

Grits and biscuits were (indirectly) banned by the Obama administration’s desire to dictate what schools could serve their students, and Southern schools are now hoping that President Trump will ease the strict guidelines and allow them to serve these cultural culinary staples of the South.

Fox News reports:

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Wesleyan University to Open Social Justice Center at Cost of $220K Annually

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 10:00am 4/23/2017 at 10:00am

Wesleyan also has a terrible rating for free speech. Go figure.

The College Fix reports:

University rated one of the worst for free speech to open $220,000-a-year social justice center

Wesleyan University — rated one of the worst in the nation for free speech by a nonprofit watchdog group — is slated to roll...

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Islamist Activist Linda Sarsour to Give Commencement Speech at CUNY

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00am 4/23/2017 at 8:00am
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Do we even need to address the double standard here? Ann Coulter speaking on a college campus could cause riots but this woman is welcomed? Really?

The FOX News Insider reported:

Sharia Law Advocate to Give Commencement Speech at Taxpayer-Funded University

There’s been some controversy after the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate...

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Ossoff Didn’t Vote in 2012 . . . Because He Was Studying Abroad

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4:30pm 4/22/2017 at 4:30pm
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With the Georgia 6th special election behind us, the attention is shifting to June’s run-off election between progressive Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel.  Apparently, Ossoff didn’t figure out how to vote by absentee ballot until last year.

CNN reports:

Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff didn’t vote in the 2012 presidential election...

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University Bans Pro-Life Display Because it Creates Unsafe Environment

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/22/2017 at 2:30pm

Saying this display creates an unsafe space is obviously just an excuse. A lame one, too.

The College Fix reports:

University leaders ban pro-life flag display, say it ‘created an unsafe environment’

Pro-life students at Wilfrid Laurier University say they will no longer be able to put up their pro-life flag display, with campus...

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Study: Artificially-sweetened Drinks Associated with Strokes, Dementia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:30pm 4/22/2017 at 12:30pm
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A study published in Stroke, an academic medical journal, associates artificially-sweetened beverages with an increased risk of ischemic stroke, all-cause dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease dementia.

From the study’s abstract:

Results—After adjustments for age, sex, education (for analysis of...

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U. Pittsburgh Prof: ‘We’re All Screwed Because White People Are In Charge’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:30am 4/22/2017 at 10:30am

Isn’t it amazing how progressives claim conservatives are the divisive ones while saying things like this?

The Daily Caller reported:

Pittsburgh Professor: ‘We’re All Screwed Because White People Are In Charge’

University of Pittsburgh professor Shanara Reid-Brinkley held a lecture Tuesday where she stated that American democracy was built on “anti-blackness” and that black...

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Teacher Union Wants Profs to Give Students Extra Credit for Anti-Trump Events

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:30am 4/22/2017 at 8:30am
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It’s fun to imagine how something like this would have gone over eight years ago.

Campus Reform reports:

Union asks profs to give extra credit for anti-Trump events

Faculty members at a Washington college are being encouraged to award students extra credit for attending a “Day of Resistance” featuring a slew of events condemning...

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Students at Harvard Told That Gender Can Change ‘Day by Day’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/21/2017 at 1:30pm

Do you think the senior staff at Harvard Medical School would agree with this?

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard tells students gender can ‘change from day to day’

The office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University has released a new school-sponsored guide telling students to “fight transphobia” and “get the facts about gender diversity.”

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Gunman Kills Two at Russian Intelligence Agency Office

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/21/2017 at 12:00pm
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A gunman killed two people at the Russian FSB intelligence office in the Far East. From Fox News:

The FSB, the main successor to the KGB, said in a statement that the man passed by metal detectors, entered the reception area of its office in the regional capital of Khabarovsk and...

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UC Berkeley Reverses Position and Reinvites Ann Coulter to Speak on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:30am 4/21/2017 at 10:30am
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This was a smart move. The negative publicity was making Berkeley look pretty bad.

The Daily Caller reports:

UC Berkeley Reinvites Ann Coulter To Speak On Campus

The University of California, Berkeley has reinvited Ann Coulter...

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The Onion Lampoons SJW Culture at UC Berkeley

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:30am 4/21/2017 at 7:30am
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The Onion leans left but every once in a while, they poke fun at progressives with great success.

Take a look:

Berkeley Campus On Lockdown After Loose Pages From ‘Wall Street Journal’ Found On Park Bench

BERKELEY, CA—Advising students to remain in their dormitories and classrooms until the situation was resolved, the University of...

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Secret Service Will Block Sidewalk on White House’s South Fence

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm 4/20/2017 at 6:00pm

The Secret Service has decided to block the sidewalk on the White House’s south fence. They assured the public that the blockage “will not obstruct the public’s ability to view or photograph the White House” and they will not erect more barriers. From Reuters:

The sidewalk has been closed nightly from 11...

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Russia Objects UN Statement That Condemns North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:30pm 4/20/2017 at 4:30pm

Last week I blogged about how Kremlin TV declared President Donald Trump is more dangerous than North Korea. Well, on Wednesday, Russia showed more support for North Korea, but this time at the UN while China supported the statement. CBS News reported:

“Russia is slowing this down, and it is not clear...

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