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Trump Speaks at CPAC, Cracking Down on Protesters, College Rape Case Verdict: P.M. Links

Republican legislators are trying to crack down on protesters in 17 states. In CPAC speech, President Trump continues war on the media. Several media outlets, including The New York Times, POLITICO, and CNN, were prohibited from attending a White House press briefing today. Read Slate Star Codex’s Scott Alexander on “Some Groups of People Who […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns from Breitbart, Trump Slams Anti-Semitism: P.M. Links

Robby Soave|Feb. 21, 2017 4:29 pm JASON SZENES/EPA/NewscomMilo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart. His CPAC speech and book deal with Simon & Schuester were also cancelled. Here’s a transcript of Milo’s press conference—published by Breitbart, oddly enough. The New York Times wonders if liberal political-correctness-run-amok could be helping Trump. Gee, where did they get that […]

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Cornell University Students Vote Against Intellectual Diversity, on Grounds It Would Harm Diversity

Alex SergeevThe dominant campus narrative these days is that left-leaning students make themselves out to be victims, and the evidence suggests this concern is warranted. But what about conservative students? They are, after all, a minority group at elite college campuses, and often complain (rightly, in some cases) that their institutions are actively hostile toward […]

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Now It’s Okay to Punch Nazis and White Male Libertarians. That Escalated Quickly.

Michael Nigro/ZUMA Press/NewscomWell, that was fast. First, a black bloc protester punched alt-right figure and white-nationalist sympathizer Richard Spencer during inauguration weekend, and some people defended this blatant exercise of violent censorship on the grounds that Spencer is a fascist and as such should not enjoy free speech right. (The Nation‘s Natasha Lennard called it […]

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Playboy Bringing Back Nudes, Goodbye Michael Flynn Happy Valentine’s Day: P.M. Links

Robby Soave|Feb. 14, 2017 4:29 pm KonradbakNude photos will return to Playboy. And it’s only President Trump’s first month in office! University of Michigan student who propagated a hate crime hoax won’t face charges. Read Lenore Skenazy’s latest story about another absurd sexting prosecution. The FBI interviewed Michael Flynn in the early days of the […]

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To Thwart Fascism, Leftist Students Start Self-Defense ‘Fight Club,’ Which Actually Sounds Awesome

20TH CENTURY FOX / MORTON, MERRICK / Album/NewscomDid conservative students accidentally convince their liberal counterparts to take the right to self-defense seriously? To guard against Trump-inspired hate crimes, a socialist student club at the University of Central Florida has started a “Leftist Fight Club”—an ode to the well-known Chuck Palahniuk book and fim—to practice hand-to-hand […]

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Kellyanne Conway Admits Bowling Green Massacre Mistake, Chelsea Clinton Gets ‘Edgy’: P.M. Links

Robby Soave|Feb. 3, 2017 4:29 pm Olivier Douliery/SIPA/NewscomIn a rare example of a Trump administration person admitting something they said was false, Kellyanne Conway conceded that the Bowling Green Massacre never happened. She called it “an honest mistake.” Read my column at The Daily Beast on why Steve Bannon and President Trump welcome the kind […]

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Read Neil Gorsuch’s Epic Dissent in a Case Where a 13-Year-Old Was Arrested for Burping in School

Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, once dissented in a ridiculous 10th Circuit Court of Appeals case that involved the arrest of a 13-year-old for burping in school. The majority upheld the school’s decision to call the cops and have the teenager arrested for […]

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UC-Berkeley Protesters Set Campus on Fire, Shut Down Milo Yiannopoulos Event

Berkeley is burning tonight: the university campus that birthed the Free Speech Movement played host to a despicable display of violence and censorship Wednesday evening that culminated in the cancellation of a planned speech by controversial Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Anti-Yiannopoulos protesters wearing black scarves over their faces hurled fireworks at the building where […]

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Why Millennials Could Become the School Choice Generation

When advocates make clear that school choice is about liberating kids from their zip codes, the message resonates. Robby Soave|Jan. 27, 2017 5:43 pm Eddie Moore/ZUMA Press/NewscomMillennials could become the school choice generation—but advocates still have a lot of work to do. According to a survey released by EdChoice in October, millennials are more in […]

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