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Recently, renowned US Democratic Party strategist James Carville decided that, so far as Wokeness is concerned, silence is violence:[1] “Wokeness is a problem and everyone knows it,” the mastermind behind Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential election said. “It’s hard to talk to anybody today… who doesn’t say this. But they don’t want to say it out
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Harper College instructor Scott Nelson (left) shows students a welding technique on the community college campus in Palatine, Ill., in 2013. (John Gress/Reuters) Not so long ago, most Americans thought that “real” college meant a four-year school. Those who earned their bachelor’s degrees had a mark of distinction, whereas anyone who attended a community college
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Then-President Obama listens as he participates in his last news conference of the year in Washington, D.C., December 16, 2016. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) In a revealing interview, Obama tried to burnish his image for progressive posterity — but he still doesn’t understand his fundamental errors. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE B arack Obama rose to political stardom in
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Salman Rushdie during an interview with Reuters in 2012. (Paul Hackett/Reuters) His new essay collection vies for attention through studied insults of sacred cows. Even all these years after Salman Rushdie dominated headlines following the fatwa declared against him for his alleged anti-Islam blasphemy in the 1988 novel The Satanic Verses, the name still evokes
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) holds her weekly news conference in Washington, D.C., May 20, 2021. (Ken Cedeno/Reuters) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) denied that House leadership rebuked Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) following a tweet in which Omar compared the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban, in comments on CNN’s State
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(Thomasaf/Getty Images) 1966—In a 5-4 ruling in Miranda v. Arizona, Chief Justice Warren’s majority opinion declares that a voluntary confession made during custodial interrogation will be conclusively deemed involuntary and inadmissible unless police first provide what are now known as the Miranda warnings (or unless other effective safeguards are adopted). It therefore vacates Miranda’s conviction.
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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) asks questions during the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs/Rules and Administration hearing to examine the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 3, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool via Reuters) YouTube suspended Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) from uploading videos for seven days and removed a video
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A Thick-billed longspur (formerly known as a McCown’s longspur) in Colorado. (kahj19/Getty Images) Those who think bird names reinforce prejudice have gone stork raven mad. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE C ancel culture is at it again, and this time, they’re coming after . . . birds? Look out, Bachman’s sparrow. Because you were named after a
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Police clear the U.S. Capitol with tear gas in Washington, D.C. January 6, 2021. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters) The rioters will be punished appropriately, but not punished as if they were terrorists who were trying to overthrow the United States government. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he office of the United States attorney for the District of Columbia
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Ibram X. Kendi on CBS This Morning in 2019. (CBS This Morning/via YouTube) So are we doing the thing where we are pretending that curriculum, instruction, and materials can’t be determined by school boards and state legislatures and should be left to radical education consultants who are hired by bureaucrats? What is popularly known as
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Outside the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. (Larry Downing/Reuters) The Federal Reserve has directed employees to use “bias-free language” and avoid using terms it believes show bias, such as “Founding Fathers,” according to a new report. The Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors issued the instructions to all employees nationwide on April 29, according to
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Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot speaks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 88th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., January 23, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot again defended her policy of only accepting interview requests from “black and brown journalists” on Friday, calling a discrimination lawsuit filed against her by the Daily Caller News
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A view of the Interstate 81 freeway in Syracuse, N.Y., April 28, 2021. (Zoe Davis/Reuters) Representative Mike Gallagher (R., Wis.) has some solid ideas. A sampling: On his second day in office, President Biden repealed the Trump-era “One Federal Decision” executive order designed to speed up the environmental review process in which departments would review
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The Iranian flag waves in front of the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021. (Lisi Niesner/Reuters) Senate Republicans proposed legislation Friday that would require President Joe Biden to secure congressional approval before a new nuclear deal is forged with Iran. The bill stipulates that any agreement arrived at with the help of the Biden
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(maroke/Getty Images) Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has returned to the public eye after physical-education teacher Tanner Cross was suspended, then subsequently reinstated by court order, for taking issue with the district’s proposed transgender policy. Cross, citing religious objections and a concern for the safety and well-being of his students, disputed the rule requiring faculty
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(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) A bipartisan group of ten senators reached a deal on an infrastructure plan on Thursday to present to the Biden administration for further negotiations. The plan includes about $579 billion in new spending and, including expected future spending, would cost $974 billion over five years or $1.2 trillion over eight years, multiple outlets
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President Joe Biden speaks at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach, Del., June 4, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) He’s re-reversing Trump’s reversal of Obama’s policies. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I t’s another game of executive-order ping-pong. President Obama made a variety of efforts to insert the federal government into local zoning debates and make it
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Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies during a U.S. Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing at the Capitol, Washington, D.C., September 23, 2020. (Graeme Jennings/Reuters) Senators Tom Cotton (R., Ark.), Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), and Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) are calling for Dr. Anthony Fauci’s resignation, claiming that he has “lost the confidence of
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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds speaks to the RNC from Washington, D,C.. (Handout via Reuters) Iowa’s move comes as a number of Republican-dominated state legislatures have enacted similar legislation. Republican Iowa governor Kim Reynolds signed a law Tuesday targeting the inclusion of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in public school classroom curricula. “Critical Race Theory is about
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Office of Management and Budget acting director Shalanda Young answers questions during a Senate Budget Committee hearing to discuss President Biden’s budget request for FY 2022 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool via Reuters) During a congressional hearing Wednesday, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
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