Minnesota University Facing Backlash for Extending Suspension of Professor Who Used Racial Slur in Discussion

Minnesota’s Augsburg University is facing backlash after extending a professor’s suspension while it conducts a formal review of his use of the n-word in a class discussion. Professor Phillip Adamo was suspended from his teaching duties in October when students complained about his use of the word through the school’s…

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Commentary: The Virginia Democrats’ Minstrel Show

by George Rasley   No one can be sure when the first white man “blackened up” to play an African American on stage; however, Thomas Dartmouth “Daddy” Rice developed the first popularly known blackface minstrel character called “Jim Crow” in 1830.* Rice’s imitation of a black man and perpetuation of…

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Colorado School Superintendent Recommends Dismissing Teacher Who Called Wrong Covington Boy Part of ‘Hitler Youth’

by Neetu Chandak   A Colorado school district superintendent recommended dismissing the middle school teacher who allegedly claimed on Twitter that a random student was part of the “Hitler Youth,” mistaking him for one of the Covington Catholic High School boys caught in the viral encounter with American Indian activist…

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Democrats Frustrated With Tim Walz’s Support of Stu Lourey After Special Election Loss

Democrat Stu Lourey’s loss to Republican Jason Rarick in Tuesday’s Senate District 11 special election has some Democrats in Minnesota frustrated that Gov. Tim Walz (D-MN) backed the 25-year-old ex-Franken aide over the party’s endorsed candidate. Lourey’s father, Tony Lourey, was selected by Walz to serve as commissioner for the…

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Trump Plans to Declare ‘100 Percent’ Victory Over Islamic State Caliphate

by Jeff Seldin   U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he expected to formally declare victory over the Islamic State terror group’s self-declared caliphate in the next week. “Nobody thought it was possible to do it this quickly,” Trump told members of the global coalition to defeat the Islamic…

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Green New Deal Outline Released, Calls for ‘Repairing Historic Oppression’

by Michael Bastasch   New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a resolution that outlines the “Green New Deal” that’s become a central part of the Democratic agenda, including backing from 2020 candidates. The “Green New Deal” resolution calls for “10-year national mobilizations” towards a series of goals aimed at fighting…

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First Climate Change Hearing in Years Relied on Testimony from Activists and Religious Leaders

by Michael Bastasch   Top House Democrats finally got their wish to hold the first hearings on global warming in six years Wednesday, but both committee hearings meandered into discussions of civil rights, race and apocalyptic warnings without much talk about science. The House Committee on Natural Resources hearing started…

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Commentary: Donald Trump’s Annihilation of the Democratic Party

by Conrad Black   The nadir of the amoral egotism of what might broadly be called “Me-ism” has been reached by the avant-garde of the Democratic Party in their race to the bottom of the electoral depths. The renunciation of any notions of sacrifice, patriotic pride, the spirituality of life,…

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Commentary: Jonathan Mayhew Was America’s First Revolutionary Preacher-Patriot

by Gary M Galles   Ministers, “watchmen on…the wall of liberty,” according to Franklin Cole, editor of They Preached Liberty, were among America’s greatest revolutionary influences. The most influential was Boston Congregationalist minister Jonathan Mayhew (1720-1766). Declaration of Independence signer Robert Treat Paine called Mayhew America’s “Father of Civil and…

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Venezuela Barricades Key Border Crossing to Block Humanitarian Aid

Venezuelan soldiers have blocked a key border crossing to prevent the delivery of humanitarian aid from the United States and other foreign nations. A giant orange tanker and two large blue shipping containers were moved into the middle of a bridge connecting Venezuela to Colombia Wednesday, with armed guards patrolling…

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