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Does Any of This Campus Turmoil Have to Do with Race?

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 13:15
American Thinker, by Robert Oscar Lopez Posted By: magnante- Mon, 30 08 2015 02:08:01 GMT Allow me to generalize: no. The answer is no. No, Yale is not a hotbed of racism. Neither is Dartmouth. Neither is Columbia. Neither is Princeton. No reasonable person of color on any of these campuses really believes that he suffers interminable racial discrimination sanctioned by such institutions. (snip) So why is it all happening? Very simple: there is an election coming up next year. Higher education is a hot topic because of bloated tuitions, ruinous student debt, growing scandals over bogus research, useless curricula, declining academic freedom, and the abuse of an underclass of adjuncts who do most of the teaching. If

U.S. Refugees and Terrorism – Minneapolis Edition…

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 13:15
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 30 07 2015 02:07:58 GMT The current discussion about potential refugees and associations with terrorism provides a backdrop for an article via CBS showing that 25% of all American ISIS recruitment comes from refugees who were placed in Minneapolis Minnesota. MINNEAPOLIS Via CBS — A new report by Congress says more than 250 Americans have attempted to join ISIS, and one in four of them is from Minnesota, many of them former refugees. […] Currently, five Somali men from Minnesota accused of trying to join terror group ISIS are awaiting trial. There are at least 15 other cases being investigated. (read more) However, the absurd

Fmr Congressman Endorses Trump: ‘He’s Right On Target’ About Immigration

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 13:15
Daily Caller, by Scott Greer Posted By: Emerson- Mon, 30 40 2015 01:40:39 GMT Former Republican Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode endorsed Donald Trump for president earlier this month and The Daily Caller caught up with the ex'representative to find out why he feels the flamboyant billionaire is the best choice for the White House. “The primary reason is his good positions opposing illegal immigration and reducing legal immigration,” Goode told TheDC. “Mr. Trump understands how important that is to stopping the constant flow of illegals across the border. He also wants to mandate e'verify which would help keeping illegals from getting U.S. jobs.” While in Congress, Goode was a strong proponent of border security

What´s behind Trump´s cancellation of endorsement event with black pastors

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:58
CBS News, by Sopan Deb Posted By: Emerson- Mon, 30 37 2015 01:37:54 GMT GOP frontrunner Donald Trump hastily canceled a press conference that was to be held on Monday at Trump Tower '' originally billed as an endorsement event with more than a hundred African'American pastors from all over the country. (Snip)(Pastor Darrell) Scott told CBS News that the meeting was initially supposed to be smaller gathering of pastors ' "about thirty or forty." All of them were Trump supporters and ready to endorse. However, Scott, with the permission of the Trump campaign, invited more pastors and the invitation list ballooned to more than 100. The miscommunication occurred when the Trump campaign didn´t

The surprising reason behind Obama´s aggressive drive to regulate you more

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:58
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Mon, 30 10 2015 01:10:09 GMT Clearly, Americans are incapable of living their everyday lives without explicit written guidance from Washington bureaucrats. Thankfully, a caring Barack Obama and his minions are working feverishly these days to guide us on their proper path by writing and imposing a record number of costly regulations before his reign ends in 416 days. That´s a pretty long time, 10,008 hours, in fact. You and your children will be feeling these rules '' and paying for them '' for decades to come. [Snip] What you won´t likely hear is a clear explanation of what´s behind this unprecedented push.

Spitballing potential VP picks for Republican presidential candidates

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:40
New York Daily News, by Cameron Joseph Posted By: drive- Mon, 30 01 2015 01:01:59 GMT Even the most outrageous candidate will need a wingman, or woman, if he wins the Republican presidential nomination. Donald Trump´s declaration last week that Sen. Ted Cruz (R'Tex.) is in the running to be his vice presidential pick shows his view of the presidential race: Find someone who usually agrees with you and pick them as your sidekick. "He´s backed everything I´ve said ... Ted Cruz is now agreeing with me 100%," the bombastic businessman said. But even unusual presidential candidates usually find someone to add something to the ticket, emphasize a skill set ' or offset a weakness of theirs or of

Congress to Obama: Get tougher on Islamic State

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:40
Washington Examiner, by Charles Hoskinson Posted By: drive- Mon, 30 00 2015 01:00:04 GMT Congressional Republicans are looking for ways to press President Obama to do more against the Islamic State as the reach of its terror spreads and threatens to hit the United States. House Republican leaders have taken up the president´s challenge for opponents of his strategy to come up with their own plan. A task force consisting of six committee chairmen — Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Homeland Security, Judiciary and Appropriations — is considering new measures designed to promote a tougher line against the extremists. Congressional sources said the process was still in the early stages, and the task force was

Trump scraps endorsement event after black pastors object

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:40
Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: FlyRight- Mon, 30 31 2015 12:31:52 GMT JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman and former reality television star. "It´s a miscommunication," said Darrell Scott, the senior pastor of New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who has helped to arrange meetings between Trump and black pastors in recent months. Trump´s campaign "thought it was going to be a press conference for an endorsement when

E.U. Offers Turkey 3 Billion Euros to Stem Migrant Flow

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:40
New York Times, by James Kanter & Andrew Higgins Posted By: Honeybadger- Mon, 30 02 2015 12:02:08 GMT BRUSSELS — Under heavy pressure from Germany to get a grip on the migrant crisis in the Continent after months of dithering, the European Union agreed to a deal on Sunday with Turkey that aims to slow the chaotic flood of asylum seekers into the 28'nation bloc. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, speaking to reporters late Sunday, acknowledged that the agreement, under which Europe will provide 3 billion euros, about $3.2 billion, and other inducements in return for Turkish help on migrants, would not immediately halt the flow of asylum seekers from the Middle East and elsewhere. But Ms. Merkel said

Climate Media Watch

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:06
Power Line, by Steven Hayward Posted By: MissMolly- Mon, 30 32 2015 09:32:42 GMT I’m not sure what’s going to be more fun over the next 10 days—watching John “Long Face” Kerry prattle on, or reading the predictable stories in the media about how the conference is “deadlocked,” “going into overtime,” and announcing, at the 11th hour, a “breakthrough!” that will save the planet—at least until we can all meet again next year to repeat the farce. But above all I think we’ll need to have extra Green Weenies on hand for media outlets that act as little more than cheerleaders and stenographers for the climate circus. Today’s New York Times western print edition has

Ryan’s Voice of Calm Reason

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:06
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner Posted By: StormCnter- Mon, 30 28 2015 09:28:05 GMT The debate about whether the United States ought to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees, as President Obama has proposed, is typical of many issues in public life in which there are legitimate arguments on both sides. As a result, they need to be carefully weighed and balanced. (Most of the time we speak as though all the arguments are on one side and none on the other, but that is often a distortion of reality.) On the one hand are those who argue that in the light of the rise of the Islamic State and the massacre in Paris,

Disturbing: 57 Paris Airport Workers Are On Terror Watch List

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:06
Townhall, by Leah Barkoukis Posted By: StormCnter- Mon, 30 26 2015 09:26:18 GMT The Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris has forced France to examine its security policies, including at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, where it was recently discovered that 57 employees who had access to airplanes and runways were on a terror watch list. Now, the security passes of 86,000 workers at the Paris airport will be reviewed, according to a report by the Sunday Times of London. Police carried out extensive searches of the airport under state'of'emergency powers after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed and 350 injured by Islamic State militants. Belgium, where several

Bill Clinton ‘tried to seduce’ Jackie Kennedy

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:48
New York Post, by Page Six Team Posted By: MissMolly- Mon, 30 18 2015 09:18:22 GMT In their new book “Bill & Hillary: So This Is That Thing Called Love,” from Blood Moon Productions, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince claim that due to Bill Clinton’s reputed prolific philandering, Hillary once demanded that he be tested for HIV, since “he favored unprotected sex.” The book claims both Clintons were relieved that the results were negative. Among other bizarre allegations in the exhaustive and highly unauthorized examination of the Clintons’ political lives, from their Arkansas days to today, is that Bill had the hots for former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The authors claim Bill “tried to seduce her” in her

Florida ‘Muslim'free’ gun shop owner wins discrimination suit

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:48
Washington Times, by Kellan Howell Posted By: StormCnter- Mon, 30 16 2015 09:16:57 GMT A federal discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim activist group against a Florida gun retailer owner who declared his shop a “Muslim'Free Zone” has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ruled that Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan’s sign was protected by the First Amendment, and the activists couldn’t prove they were injured by the action, a local NBC affiliate reported. The plaintiff, the Council on American'Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida, has 30 days to appeal the decision. Mr. Hallinan made headlines earlier this year when he declared his Inverness store a “Muslim'free zone” in the wake of the shooting of four

The latest wart on the rancid Iran deal

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:32
New York Post, by Editorial Posted By: StormCnter- Mon, 30 14 2015 09:14:26 GMT First we learned that President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran isn’t a formal treaty — so he didn’t need Congress to ratify it. Now the State Department says the much'hyped deal isn’t even legally binding. National Review reports that Julia Frifield, the assistant secretary for legislative affairs, recently wrote just that to Rep. Mike Pompeo (R'Kan.). It’s merely a “political commitment,” she says. But a commitment that Iran refuses to sign. President Hassan Rouhani last summer specifically ordered his parliament not to approve the agreement — er, commitment — because then he’d have to sign it. And that, he said, would “create

The Paris Trap

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:32
Weekly Standard, by Ike Brannon Posted By: StormCnter- Mon, 30 11 2015 09:11:01 GMT President Obama may be walking into a trap of his own side´s devising as he departs for the latest climate action summit in Paris. If Republicans can suppress their innate ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, the summit’s outcome could hand the GOP an incredibly potent election'year weapon. I’llstate up front that I believe that rising CO2 levels are largely the result of man'made processes, that this is warming the climate, and that it could lead to negative consequences down the road, albeit something short of the apocalyptic forecasts that many of climate'change warriors espouse. I think the solution

Former University of Missouri assistant professor charged with ´violently grabbing 14'year'old relative by the hair and dragging her out of school for not wearing hijab´

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:14
Daily Mail [UK], by Kiri Blakely Posted By: MissMolly- Mon, 30 08 2015 09:08:11 GMT A former assistant professor at an American university has been arrested for allegedly grabbing a 14'year'old female relative by the hair and dragging her into a car after he noticed she wasn´t wearing a hijab. Youssif Z. Omar, 53, was reportedly at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, on Tuesday when he spotted that the girl did not have the traditional Muslim headscarf. Officer Latisha Stroer told the Columbia Tribune in an email that Omar grabbed the girl ´very violently by the hair´. He then allegedly slapped her across the face, and pulled her by the hair down and flight of stairs and

A Coalition in Which Some Do More Than Others to Fight ISIS

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 10:40
New York Times, by Peter Baker Posted By: StormCnter- Mon, 30 03 2015 09:03:51 GMT WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Paris, President Obama wanted to make clear that much of the world was with the United States in fighting the Islamic State. “We have mobilized 65 countries to go after ISIL,” Mr. Obama told reporters while on a trip to Turkey, using an acronym for the group. “The United States has built and led a broad coalition against ISIL of some 65 nations,” he said several days later. “The United States, France and our coalition of some 65 nations have been united in one mission — to destroy these ISIL terrorists,” he

Trump abruptly cancels black clergy press conference

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 10:23
Politico, by Ben Schreckinger Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 30 01 2015 09:01:01 GMT After prematurely announcing the endorsements of 100 black pastors '' prompting several to protest they were not, in fact, supporters – Donald Trump’s campaign abruptly cancelled a press conference with the group scheduled for Monday afternoon at Trump Tower. Trump’s press secretary Hope Hicks informed reporters of the change of plans in an email Sunday afternoon. “On Monday, Mr. Trump will host an informational meet and greet with many members of the Coalition of African American Ministers. This is not a press event, but a private meeting, after which, a number of attendees are expected to endorse Mr. Trump’s campaign for President.

Media Rushes to Call Colorado Shooter ‘Right'Wing Activist.’ Here’s the Evidence For That Claim…

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 10:23
Independent Journal Review, by Michael Hausam Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 30 58 2015 08:58:28 GMT The gulf between facts and conjecture over Colorado shooter Robert Lewis Dear is growing increasingly large by the second. Words like “pro'life activist,” “terrorist,” and “right'winger” are being used, and all of them are based on supposition and conjecture. The facts we know: Robert Lewis Dear has had numerous run'ins with the law and has lived almost entirely off the grid. Dear shot 12 people, 3 of whom have died. The shootings took place while he barricaded himself inside a Planned Parenthood office. The police have not determined any motive nor if the Planned Parenthood clinic was a target. Yet the Mayor of Colorado Springs, in