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Yearly Gathering of English Profs Is Light on Shakespeare, Heavy on Environmental Justice

The Modern Language Association held its annual convention recently—but judging by the list of speakers and session topics, you would think the meeting had more to do with leftwing activism than literature. The MLA “is a leading advocate for the study and teaching of languages and literatures and serves,” according to its website. Its convention […]

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A School Administrator Corrected a Student’s Spelling on Twitter. She Was Fired.

Jacek ChabraszewskiIt would be difficult to find a better example of everything that’s wrong with education in America: a Maryland public school fired the woman who ran its Twitter account because she corrected a student’s spelling. The student, “Nathan,” tweeted “Close school tammarow PLEASE” at Frederick County Public Schools. Katie Nash, the district’s social media […]

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Censorship: UC-Davis Student Protesters Shut Down Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos, the alt-right-friendly media figure and Breitbart tech editor who is permanently banned from Twitter, was scheduled to speak at the University of California-Davis on Friday, but student-protesters mobbed the scene, forcing event organizers to cancel his appearance. Given the unruly state of the protesters, university officials informed Yiannopoulos’s hosts, the Davis College Republicans, […]

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Low Approval Ratings for Trump, House Votes on Obamacare Repeal, Paul Ryan Dabs: P.M. Links

President-Elect Donald Trump has very low approval ratings. Ex-Breitbart writers think Breitbart sold out, and are working on creating an even more avowedly pro-Trump advocacy organization. Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a legitimate president. Some Republican members of Congress say reining in OCR is a top priority. The House of Representatives has voted […]

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Syracuse University Says Avoiding Others, Telling Jokes Are Bias Incidents and Should Be Reported

DASonnenfeldSyracuse University wants student to combat hate and report bias incidents to the administration when they encounter them on campus. Given how broadly the university defines bias, it’s surprising that students have time for anything else. According to Syracuse, bias involves “telling jokes,” “excluding or avoiding others,” using the phrase “no homo” (does anyone even […]

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In Farewell Address, Obama Condemns Outrage-Industrial Complex, Overlooks Failure to Constrain Feds

Zbigniew Bzdak/TNS/NewscomIf there was a single, enduring theme in President Obama’s farewell address, it was best conveyed via the following laugh line: “If you’re tired of arguing with strangers on the internet, try to talk with one in real life,” he said. Indeed, Obama evidently believes strongly in the power of facts and persuasion—of just […]

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Intelligence Report on Russian Hacking Finally Released, Trump Officially Wins Electoral College: P.M. Links

The U.S. intelligence report on the alleged hack has been released. You can now read it for yourself. It’s official: Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote. Trump had a “constructive” meeting with U.S. intelligence officials. Chicago kidnapping suspects denied bail. Shooting at Ft. Lauderdale airport leaves 5 dead, 8 wounded.

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Rand Paul Reminds MSNBC That James Clapper Is a Liar and Can’t Be Trusted About Russia Hacking

We were always at war with Eastasia. MSNBC, a seemingly neoconservative news outlet, is enraged that Congressional Republicans won’t accept—on blind faith—the intelligence community’s view that Russia was the source of the Podesta email hack. MSNBC commentator Joy Reid was particularly incensed that any Republican would dare question the honor of Director of National Security […]

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Megyn Kelly Flees Fox for NBC, GOP Drops Ethics Office Battle, Trump Children Descend on D.C.: P.M. Links

Robby Soave|Jan. 3, 2017 4:31 pm Albin Lohr-Jones/dpa/picture-alliance/NewscomMegyn Kelly is leaving Fox News in order to join NBC, where she will host a daytime program and a Sunday evening news show. House Republicans are no longer trying to destroy the Office of Congressional Ethics. Rhode Island College required students to devote themselves to “the value […]

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