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Harvard prof sees ‘great irony’ in Berkeley being ‘opposed to free speech’

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http://twitter.com/#!/EnlightFundy/status/509555948852363264 Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker doesn’t believe that universities and “free speech” go hand-in-hand these days: http://twitter.com/#!/sapinker/status/509555323917438976 Prof. Pinker was specifically referencing a message Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent to university faculty that the Wall Street Journal referred to as “at best a lukewarm defense” of First Amendment rights. Related: ‘Steaming pile of ideology’: […]

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SCOTUS unanimously overturns abortion clinic ‘buffer zones’; Left rages

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http://twitter.com/#!/DecentFilms/status/482172069644599296 The Supreme Court ruled this morning that an expansive abortion clinic “buffer zone” in Massachusetts violated the First Amendment. http://twitter.com/#!/SCOTUSblog/status/482170207088439296 http://twitter.com/#!/johngramlich/status/482168901598326784 Even at argument in January, the left-wing SCOTUS judges indicated that the Bay State regulation went too far. http://twitter.com/#!/gabrielmalor/status/482168937980133376 http://twitter.com/#!/edmundsanders/status/482172247285964800 Here is the SCOTUS opinion, with no dissents: http://twitter.com/#!/Legal_Times/status/482169722524299264 Pro-life activists gave thanks […]

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‘Bravo’! Claremont McKenna student newspaper applauded for standing up to ‘campus cry-bullies’

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As we reported earlier, student protests, which included two brief hunger strikes, led to the resignation of Mary Spellman, the Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif. An editorial in a student newspaper, the Claremont Independent, has taken a stand against the anti-free speech madness: Here’s how the editorial closes: We are […]

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‘End of ‘free speech’ in America’? Joyce Carol Oates reflects on Sterling lifetime ban

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http://twitter.com/#!/JoyceCarolOates/status/461508261444091906 Author Joyce Carol Oates makes a living writing what she feels. She has denounced Donald Sterling’s racism, but she’s also concerned about what his lifetime NBA ban means for the future of self-expression in America: http://twitter.com/#!/JoyceCarolOates/status/461509103563845632 http://twitter.com/#!/JoyceCarolOates/status/461509631966470144 http://twitter.com/#!/JoyceCarolOates/status/461510566771974144 http://twitter.com/#!/JoyceCarolOates/status/461511246165336064 http://twitter.com/#!/JoyceCarolOates/status/461512435888054272 *** Related: Twitchy coverage of Joyce Carol Oates Twitchy coverage of the Donald Sterling controversy Read […]

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Safe space alert! Op-ed describes how some Yale special snowflakes are reacting to tolerance email

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At Yale University there’s been student protest over an email encouraging tolerance of other students’ Halloween costumes: They also condemned an e-mail from the associate master of Silliman College, one of Yales 12 undergraduate residential communities, to Silliman residents that argued that people should not be offended by insensitive Halloween costumes and should instead tolerate […]

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Sen. Ted Cruz speaks out in support of Houston’s #StandWithPastors campain

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http://twitter.com/#!/caljv/status/522548884346646528 Sen. Ted Cruz appeared Thursday night with Sean Hannity to draw some much needed media attention to the #StandWithPastors movement. What is Houston’s problem this time? As Breitbart Texas reports, Houston’s gender and sexual anti-discrimination ordinance, opposed by the pastors of hundreds of Houston churches, subpoenas their “constitutionally protected sermons and other communications.” As Cruz wrote […]

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Hashtag supporting convicted cop killer’s grad speech hijacked with truth

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http://twitter.com/#!/VTRepublican/status/518347776577769472 @Cameron_Gray they've started this —> #supportmumiagraduationspeech — Vermonter (@VTRepublican) October 4, 2014 Oh, they have, huh – cc: @twitchyteam @larryelder – RT @VTRepublican: @Cameron_Gray they've started this —> #SupportMumiaGraduationSpeech — Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) October 4, 2014 As Twitchy has reported, students of Goddard College in Vermont selected convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to deliver the […]

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