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Parler Returns from Month-Long Web Absence After Attack by Big Tech

In the immediate aftermath of the Jan. 6 uprising at the US Capitol, Democrats weren't the only ones who used the shocking events as a pretense to go after their top political opponents. Even as they cracked down on their own conservative users, leading social-media sites notoriously colluded to de-platform...

Does Your Child Plan to Attend a College That Pushes Critical Race Theory?

(William Jacobson, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal) The Legal Insurrection Foundation, of which I am the president, has launched a website, criticalrace.org, to provide resources to parents and students regarding Critical Race Training in higher education. The main feature of the website is a database of how Critical Race...

Black-Owned Cereal Brand Makes Chocolate ‘Puffs’ Shaped Like Raised Fists

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter uprisings last summer, a black entrepreneur created Proud Puffs, a chocolate breakfast cereal that celebrates the radical Black Power movement, HuffPost reported. The Proud Puffs logo portrays raised black fists—the primary symbol of the black supremacy ideology—in both of the letters "u." Under the name,...

COVID-19 Budget Cuts Hit Students & Profs, But Not Univ. Bureaucrats

(Anthony Hennen, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal) It only took a global pandemic to force public and private universities to cut their spending. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that about 650,000 jobs were cut in the higher ed sector—a 14 percent decline. An analysis from The Chronicle of Higher...

NY Tourism Committee Moves Forward w/ Removing Trump’s Name from State Park

New York lawmakers voted on Wednesday to advance a bill that would rename the Donald J. Trump State Park in Upstate New York. The New York State Assembly’s tourism committee voted 14-7 to advance the bill to remove former President Trump’s name from the 436-acre park in Putnam County. The Democratic...

Facebook Says It Will Begin ‘Ranking’ Political Content to ‘Depoliticize’ Platform

Facebook plans to “rank” political content in order to “depoliticize” its platform and reduce the amount of political material users see on their news feeds. "Over the next few months, we’ll work to better understand peoples’ varied preferences for political content and test a number of approaches based on those...

Biden Ridiculed for Ignoring Science in Weak Attempt to ‘Reopen Schools’

(Headline USA) President Joe Biden is being accused of backpedaling on his pledge to reopen the nation’s schools after the White House added fine print to his promise and made  clear that a full reopening is still far from sight. Biden’s initial pledge in December was to reopen “the majority of...

Jeep Pulls Super Bowl Ad as Springsteen Faces DWI Charge

(Headline USA) Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey, prompting Jeep to put on pause the Super Bowl television commercial that features him, removing it from its YouTube and Twitter accounts. Springsteen was arrested Nov. 14 in a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area on the...

Porn Culture Purveyor Larry Flynt, Founder of Hustler, Dies

(Associated Press) Larry Flynt, who turned his raunchy Hustler magazine into an empire while fighting numerous First Amendment court battles and flaying politicians with stunts such as a Donald Trump assassination Christmas card, has died. He was 78. Flynt, who had been in declining health, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,...

Pro-Trump Actress Fired from ‘Star Wars’ TV Series After Social Media Attacks Her

(Headline USA) Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of “The Mandalorian” cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that made an analogy of the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate. A spokesperson with the production company said...

Iowa Republicans Advance Bill to Prevent Schools From Teaching 1619 Project

Iowa Republicans advanced legislation this week that would cut funding from public schools that include the New York Times’s 1619 Project in their history curriculum. The bill advanced from a three-member subcommittee on Tuesday after approval from state Reps. Henry Stone and Skyler Wheeler, according to the Gazette. The state House’s...

Governor: Transgender Athletes Will ‘Destroy Women’s Sports’

(Headline USA) Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday advocated for banning biological males identifying as "transgenders" from playing on middle and high school girls' sports teams, saying transgender athletes will “destroy women's sports.” “I do believe that transgenders participating in women’s sports will destroy women’s sports,” Lee, who is up...
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