Saturday, September 23, 2017

Michael McGrady

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Michael McGrady is a commentary writer and editor for Turning Point News. He is also a nationally-syndicated columnist, freelance journalist, conservative libertarian pundit, and political operative. Plus, he is completing his undergraduate degree in Global Politics (with an emphasis in global health policy) at the University of Colorado.
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Russian Forces Threaten Retaliation Against U.S. Special Forces in Syria

THE MIDDLE EAST In an ever-complicating geopolitical quagmire in Syria, Russian forces in the region have threatened U.S. backed fighters and special forces with retaliation. Simply on...
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Set To Release Russia-linked Ads to Investigators

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION https://www.facebook.com/zuck/videos/vb.4/10104052858820231/ As the investigation into the alleged Russia-Trump collusion continues on, Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg just announced that his company will be...
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The SEC Hack Frightens Wall Street Players and Lawmakers

NEWS After the key Wall Street regulator, the SEC, for the federal government was hacked, investors are weary moving forward. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,...
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Trump Slaps New Economic Sanctions on North Korea

THE WORLD & NORTH KOREA On the final day of the General Assembly's meeting at the United Nations in New York, Trump has come out...
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Islamic State Members Using Instagram As Conduit For Propaganda

ISLAMIC STATE After decisive defeats, Islamic State's propaganda machine is continuing to shrink. Twitter is blocking their accounts. Facebook is shutting down their fan and personal pages. In the...
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North Korea Defector: Kim Jong Un has teenage sex slaves

INSIDE NORTH KOREA A North Korean defector whose father was a senior official in the rogue state's government speaks out on Kim Jon Un's "interests"...
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State of California Sues Trump Over Border Wall

POLITICS The State of California just filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration challenging the border wall. According to a Reuters report, via Yahoo News, the...
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Iran President Hassan Rouhani Slams Trump For UN Speech

THE WORLD & IRAN Hassan Rouhani, the President of Iran, is demanding that Trump apologizes for his bombastic speech to the United Nations. Based on live,...
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Lisa Murkowski’s Alaska Kick-back in Cassidy’s Health Care Bill

OBAMACARE & HEALTH Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, may get a special kickback for her state if she sides with moderate Republicans on the...
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CNN: Mueller Investigating Over a Decade of Manafort’s Life

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION CNN reports that Robert Mueller's investigation into a former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is going far beyond a decade. Robert Mueller, the special...
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Catalan People, Leaders Are Vying For Independence

THE WORLD: SPAIN Catalan mayors are standing by a referendum declaring independence that the central Spanish Government has declared illegal. Against all the odds, a group of...
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Mexico Considers Legislation To Regulate Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies

MEXICO Mexican lawmakers are considering legislation that would create a framework for the country's government to regulate cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Means of exchange like Bitcoin and...
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Donald Trump Threatens North Korea, Iran At United Nations

THE WORLD, IRAN, & NORTH KOREA U.S. President Donald J. Trump spoke heavy-handedly about the North Korea crisis in his first address to the United...
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Trump Staffer Reportedly Target Of Indictment In Russia Investigation

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION Paul Manafort may be at the point of the break, according to reports. Amid the revelation that the federal government issued a tap and...
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Interior Secretary Zinke Calls For Shrinking Four National Monuments

POLITICS Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has called on the Trump Administration to shrink the land area of four national monuments. People aren't happy with Ryan Zinke's...
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Clinton May Contest Election Results In Light Of Russia Investigation

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION Hillary Clinton may just contest the results of the 2016 election and challenge the legitimacy of Donald Trump's presidency. For the past week, former...
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Another Prosecutor Brought Into Russia Probe

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION POLITICO just reported that an additional prosecutor to help Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the Trump-Russia probe was just hired. Kyle Freeny, a high-profile investigator...
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Facebook Gives Up Russian Ad Buys Info To Investigator

ROBERT MUELLER, the special counsel, charged with investigating potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election, is getting closer to what he's looking for, it...
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13 Arrested After St. Louis Protests Over Acquitted Cop

CURRENT Tense protests broke out in the streets of St. Louis, Mo. amid the acquittal of a police officer who killed an unarmed black man. Former...
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U.S. Govt: North Korea A Threat To The Whole World

NORTH KOREA In light of a recent missile test sourced to the North Korean (DPRK) government, United States officials are now calling the country a threat...
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Edward Snowden Calls Out Apple On iPhone X “Face ID” Feature

iPhone X Notorious whistle-blower Edward Snowden took to Twitter to criticize Apple's new Face ID feature on the upcoming iPhone X. Snowden claimed that the technology...
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Chicago Black Women Getting More Concealed Carry Permits

GUNS Because of growing crime rates and mounting personal safety concerns, black women living in Chicago-land are getting concealed carry permits more and more. According to...
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Trump State Department Alleviates Sanctions on Nuclear Iran

IRAN On Thursday, the U.S. State Department waived all sanctions targeted at Iran that was related to controlling the country's nuclear program. Instead, the Trump Administration...
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Former CIA Official Turn Harvard Fellow Resigns Amid Manning Fellowship

BREAKING Mike Morell, former deputy director and acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), submitted his resignation to the leader of the Harvard Kennedy...
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In Latest Threats, North Korea Targets Japan

NORTH KOREA Kim Jong Un's government is taking a tough stance against Japan after U.N. sanctions. In the latest of boisterous provocations from the government of North...
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Homeland Security Dept. Installs Visa Sanctions

FOREIGN POLICY & IMMIGRATION Countries are refusing to take back their countryman after the United States deported them. Now, a fight over visa policy has...
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Media Outlets In Cross-hairs Amid Russia Allegations

THE MAINSTREAM AND ALTERNATIVE MEDIA Media outlets could face more regulatory scrutiny in light of allegations of Russia-linked intervention. Lawmakers and regulators alike are calling for...
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Trump’s Self-Driving Car Regulations Released

REGULATION Self-driving cars are a thing of the present if you like it or not. ANN ARBOR -- There is no denying the fact that the Trump...
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Report: Regulator Calls On Facebook, Twitter, Google to Speak on Unregulated Political Speech

A Democrat on the governing board of the Federal Election Commission has called on the "top 3" online social and search platforms to testify...
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Justice Dept. Forces RT to Register As Foreign Agent

Isn't it ironic that the United State's government is trying to repress Russian propaganda machine RT while they aren't taking a hard look at their...
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McGrady: End the War In Afghanistan

Afghanistan is this generation's Vietnam war. We lost, it is pointless to continue the war, and we can't force something a population doesn't want. On these...
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Campus Cop Cites Unlicensed Hot Dog Vendor–Watch Out Antifa

Don't worry about campus free speech crises and protests turn riots... hot dog cop is on the case. Today in the column, I am bringing...

“Cake Is Speech”: Balancing Religious Liberty and LGBTQ Rights

A cake is a form of expressive speech. That is what the Trump Administration's Department of Justice has submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in...
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You Can’t Regulate Companies For Regulating Free Speech

How dare I stand up for corporate America and corporate speech. Within the ranks of the right and the left, calls for new regulation on...
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Bikinis And Coffee: A Case For Free Enterprise

Have you ever heard of a city-wide dress code for quick serve food and drink establishments? I have; however, I didn't think it would...
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McGrady: An Open Campus, An Open Society

Some thoughts from the resident libertarian... It has been a very tough time for me lately. For one, I am not used to the level...
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Thoughts On Free Speech: The “You Troll, I Troll” State

After the events of Husker-gate, some trolls on Twitter got me thinking about how we should apply the varying definitions of free speech we all...
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McGrady: I Was FOIA’d Because of ‘Husker-Gate’ at UNL

After we broke open the UNL-'Husker-gate' case, several local publications submitted public records requests for all email traffic to the University of Nebraska system...
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COUNTERPOINT: The Liberty Case For DACA

Respecting individual liberty should be any government's primary goal. This thought rattled in my head when I was notified that the Trump Administration rescinded the...

EXCLUSIVE: Lyn Orletsky Allegedly Fired Amid Backlash For Swastika Comments

Lyn Orletsky, the Georgia high school math teacher that Turning Point News and Turning Point USA exposed for comparing Trump t-shirts to Swastikas was...
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McGrady: There Is Apparently Legislation Proposed To End Campus ‘Hate Speech’

A Democrat Congressman is pushing for legislation that would regulate "hate speech" on college campuses. Earlier this month, Congressman Anthony Brown (D-Md.) announced to a...
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A Free Speech Rally With No Riots: A Nice Change of Pace

Washington State University students, from a variety of ideological groups, were able to have a 'free speech rally' without anyone trying to attack each...
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GMU Teaching Assistants Can’t Use These ‘Offensive’ Terms

At George Mason University (GMU), teaching assistants are now being advised not to use a slew of new potentially 'offensive' terms during their courses...
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Appalachian State Snowflake Professors: No To Free Speech Bill

"Free Speech... but for the left only." Why would liberal college professors oppose a free speech law? The reason: They're idiots. Well, that is the reasoning that...
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Spelman College, A Black Womens’ College, Now Accepting Trans Students

Spelman College, a historically black college for high-achieving black women, has changed its policy in accepting black trans women to the school's student body. In...
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U of Illinois Developing ‘Position’ Paper on Free Speech

The University of Illinois is apparently developing a "position" paper commenting on free speech and safety on the college campus. As the debate over free...
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Opinion: In Defense Of A Protest

I am embarrassed. During our heated coverage of the Silent Sam protests at the University of North Carolina and the ensuing aftermath, Turning Point News...
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COMMENTARY: Students Should Support Free Speech Legislation

As the Wisconsin state legislature continues through the process of implementing a campus free speech bill, college students all over the state are voicing...
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Professor Encourages Slashing of ICE Van Tires After DACA Repeal

George Ciccariello, a controversial professor at Drexel University, just posted on his social media that people should take "direct action" against federal immigration authorities...
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UMich President: Balance Free Speech And Safety

Mark Schlissel, the President of the University of Michigan (UMich) system, was interviewed by The Ann Arbor News. Here's what he had to say...
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Most of America’s Top 53 Universities Don’t Guarantee Fair Due Process

"Kangaroo Courts." In a new study from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, findings conclude that most of the United States's Top 53 universities...
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It’s Against The Law To Know The Disciplinary Action of Lyn Orletsky

"Punishment." In an effort to understand the punishment given to math teacher Lyn Orletsky, the teacher who compared Trump shirts to Swastikas, we've hit a...
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“Enhanced” Carry Permits Needed For Gun Owners At U of Arkansas

Gun owners at an Arkansas college have to wait while every where else in the state enjoys an expanded concealed carry law that began...
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An Example Of Financial Mismanagement In Public College

This publicly-funded community college didn't pay rent. Now, they are seeking judicial intervention once the landlord served the college administration with an eviction notice. You...

North Korea’s Only Privately-Funded University

Classes have resumed at North Korea's only private university, the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (a.k.a. PUST). When I am not covering liberal bias...

“Safe Space” Policies Over Free Speech Policies

In a strangely underreported public policy opinion poll conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University, respondents want comprehensive anti-discrimination policies over "unlimited free speech" on college campuses. As...
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District Superintendent Apologizes For Actions In Swastika-Trump Shirt Incident

Quietly, the Cherokee County School District (Georgia) released a statement in response to a video revealing public high school teacher Lyn Orletsky for removing students from her...
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There Is An Antifa Club For College Faculty

The College Anti-Fascist Network, a nationally organized movement of academics supporting the Antifa efforts against fascists, is on the prowl at campuses nationwide. In a...
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Beloit College Sponsoring “#GetWoke” Lecture Series To Counter Trump Rhetoric

A private liberal arts college in Wisconsin is sponsoring a lecture series on organizing and participating in counter-activism targeted at the Trump Administration. Entitled "#GetWoke: Organizing...
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Report: Antifa Member A Public School Teacher

Your student's teachers could be affiliated with a domestic terrorism organization, one report from The Daily Caller alleges. Peter Hasson, an associate editor for the...

Charlie Kirk Responds to Georgia HS Teacher Comparing Trump Shirts To Swastikas

After the surfacing of a video of a teacher River Ridge High School, in Georgia, asking students to leave for their Trump shirts--and comparing the...
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Commentary: Cal State Fullerton Needs To Respect Free Speech for All Humans

Milo Yiannopoulos is coming to the campus of California State University-Fullerton... And, the administration doesn't have details for a security plan yet. Turning Point News sent...
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NY College Considering Renaming Buildings That Are Named After Slave-owners

State University of New York-New Paltz leadership is considering the options of renaming campus residential halls that bear the names of slave-owning families that...
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Newspaper: U of Nebraska-Lincoln Controversy a “Teaching Moment”

A staff editorial by the Omaha World-Herald editors called the incidents surrounding 'Husker-gate' a "teaching moment" to remind people why students are entitled to...
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U Cal System President’s Response To Conservative Speakers

Janet Napolitano, the President of the University of California system, has entered into the campus free speech debate on her campuses with a very...
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Here Are The Ten Highest Paid Public University Presidents in 2017–With Cost of Attendance...

Is college expensive? Yes, it is! However, these rankings from Forbes on the highest paid public university presidents could be a part of the...
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Evergreen State College: Being ‘Woke’ Has Its Costs

No, this isn't a Childish Gambino song. This is real life, fam. After a disastrous display of "tolerance" at Evergreen State College last academic year, the...
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Cal State Fullerton Students Petition To Block Milo Yiannopoulos

Students at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF) are petitioning the campus administration to block Milo Yiannopolous from speaking on the campus, despite an invitation from...
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Civil Liberties and Private Universities: Respecting Students, Professors, and Institutions

Private universities are private institutions. This sentiment is pretty obvious. However, there is a confusion evident when it comes to civil liberties on a private...
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Researchers: Invisibility is a Microaggression

Jasmine Mena of Bucknell University and Annemarie Vaccaro of the University of Rhode Island are apparently the first to discover that 'invisibility' is a microaggression. Thank god....
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College Rankings: University of Vermont Rated Most Liberal College In America

The University of Vermont (UVM) is the most liberal college in America, according to Niche—a college rankings site. I mean, it makes sense. Vermont is...
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Lawmaker Blames Wage Gap On University’s Highest Paid Employees

Textbook investigative journalism. That isn't even the case with the latest report from the Sacremento Bee covering the 35 highest paid employees of the University...
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Ohio State President to Free Speech Bill: ‘No Way’

Michael Drake, the president of the Ohio State University, just called a proposed campus free speech bill unnecessary. In an interview with WOSU, a local...
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Seattle Mayoral Candidate’s Dream of Free Community College

Jenny Durkan, a candidate for the Mayor of Seattle, wants to give graduates free community college. And, that's why Durkan takes the cake for the...
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Harvard President Urges Trump Not To Cancel DACA

The nation holds its breath as it waits on President Donald Trump to decide on whether he should keep or terminate the Deferred Action for...
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EXCLUSIVE: Nebraska Governor Responds to U of Nebraska-Lincoln Controversy

In the midst of backlash, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is reassuring members of the campus community that free speech is their focus. Despite the institution's...
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City of Berkeley Urges University to Cancel Milo’s Free Speech Week

After the events of this past weekend which featured multiple arrests and assaults at the "Rally Against Hate," the City of Berkeley has asked...
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Antifa is a Product of the Ivy League: Meet Mark Bray

After Dartmouth College issued a statement criticizing a lecturer for his involvement with Antifa, the faculty are now upset for the administration standing up...
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Nebraska State Sen. Laura Ebke Responds to U of Nebraska Incident

Laura Ebke, a nonpartisan Nebraska state senator representing the state's 32nd Legislative District, criticized the concept of free speech zones, in response to Husker-gate. Turning...
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EXCLUSIVE: FIRE’s Ari Cohn Responds to TPUSA-U of Nebraska-Lincoln Controversy

Ari Cohn, the director of the Individual Rights Defense Program for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) had a few words to...
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Why Ohio’s Campus Free Speech Act is So Important

ANALYSIS This morning, two Republican members of the Ohio House of Representatives introduced the state's Campus Free Speech Act. The proposal comes at a time when...
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U of Tampa Fires Professor Who Blamed Hurricane Harvey on Texas GOP

Follow up After a major backlash, Kenneth Storey, a sociology professor at the University of Tampa (UT), lost his job over statements he made likening...
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Ohio Lawmakers Propose Campus Free Speech Bill

DEVELOPING A campus free speech bill is being proposed in the state of Ohio. And, yes, that is a good thing. Ohio House Education Committee Chairman Andrew...
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Campus Racial Healing Centers Opening Up Nationwide

MORE SOCIAL JUSTICE Racial healing centers are opening all over the country. Maybe a North Korean nuclear strike doesn't sound so bad... I'm kidding obviously; however, the...
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‘Husker-gate’: TPUSA Member Confirms Investigation, Group Threatened With Police Force

DEVELOPING After professors protested a Turning Point USA tabling event at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), it appears more drama has surfaced in 'Husker-gate.' A video...
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Berkeley Is A Lost Cause

Hindsight is 20/20. Berkeley is lost. Despite my past grovelings surrounding how the campus administrators at the University of California-Berkeley are working to support free...
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UPDATED: University of Tampa Professor Says GOP Deserves Hurricane Harvey

Meet Kenneth L. Storey, the latest professor to make a total idiot of himself on social media. University of Tampa sociology professor and writer for...
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College Campuses: A Revolving Door

College campuses are unique places. On almost every campus in the United States, it’s like walking through the international arrivals section at Chicago-O’Hare International...

Why Public College Administrators Should Be Subject To The Hatch Act

Universities must follow certain rules and laws when it comes to receiving federal funds. At least, that is the generalized approach for many public universities...
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FIRE Gives Kansas State University Highest Free Speech Rating

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) just awarded Kansas State University its highest honor for respecting civil liberties on campus. On August 25th,...
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Professors Protest TPUSA Tabling Event, Forced to Request Police

SPECIAL REPORT "F*ck Charlie Kirk and TPUSA." Professors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) protested a tabling event put on by the campus Turning Point USA...
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AUDIO: North Carolina Democrats Rigged Votes For Hillary Clinton in 2016

LISTEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS6aa3HjH0g An informant for Turning Point News obtained audio of a North Carolina state Democratic party staffer openly revealing to a group of random people...
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UPDATED – IT’S A HOAX: UCCS “Social Justice” Newsletter: Even Stupid People Have Free...

“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.” ― Oscar Wilde “Freedom of...
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EXCLUSIVE: Berkeley Official On Preparations for Milo’s “Free Speech Week”

Who remember's the Berkeley riots that prevented Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking? We do! In light of the rising concerns over Milo's Free Speech Week coming to...
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“GO HOME NAZI”: Illinois State’s Republican Event Posters Defaced

"Go home Nazi." "No Nazis on campus." Posters advertising an event featuring conservative commentator Nick Adams, sponsored by the Illinois State University (ISU) College Republicans were...
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Student Newspaper Condemns UC Berkeley Administration’s Efforts To Foster Free Speech

73 percent of Americans say that free speech--no matter the message--is worth dying for. 44 percent of Americans say that freedom of expression on college...
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Oh, ‘Christ’: Berkeley Chancellor Reaffirms Free Speech On Campus

Oh, 'Christ.' UC Berkeley's chancellor just spoke about free speech on campus. Hold on to your hats, ladies, and gender neutral individuals. In a campus-wide message,...
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UNC Chapel Hill Exploring Avenues to Remove ‘Silent Sam’ Statue After Protest

Protests are quickly becoming the national pastime for college students who feel triggered by Confederate statues—objects made of pure stone. On the night of August...
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The Free Tuition Vanguard Is Back

Colleges all over the country are back in session. On the backdrop of a skilled workforce shortage and a crippling student loan debt crisis,...
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School Mascot Racist Claims USC Black Student Group

Traveller was the name of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's horse during the American Civil War. Traveler is the name of the horse that the...