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White students denounced as ‘racists,’ ‘white supremacists’ by classmates

Students from the University of Kansas’ Young America’s Foundation just learned the hard way that those who advocate for “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” for themselves aren’t as courteous about other people’s feelings. Thursday night, the University of Kansas YAF asked students who supported “safe spaces” to debate the topic, politely, with several young conservative

What to Expect in the First Debate

Ben Shapiro, Thanks to the nomination of volatile reality television star Donald Trump, the first presidential debate between Trump and the soporific Hillary Clinton is widely expected to draw record numbers. With the polls knotted up and the swing states in heavy contention, conventional wisdom says that the debate will be exciting, a bloodletting between

Hillary Clinton Sees Her Own Voters as the 47 Percent

Ben Shapiro,  How many times must the left tell Americans what it thinks of them before Americans realize a simple fact: Leftist leaders simply don’t like half the country? In 2012, the media lost its mind over former Gov. Mitt Romney’s statement that 47 percent of Americans “who are dependent upon government, who believe that

We Have Nothing Left Holding Us Together

Ben Shapiro, On Friday, a South Carolina high school stopped students from bringing American flags to a football game against a heavily Hispanic rival school. Why? The principal was presumably worried that waving the flag might offend the Hispanic students. According to the principal, “This decision would be made anytime that the American flag, or

Obama’s Final Revenge: The Accidental Destruction of Hillary Clinton

Ben Shapiro,   Hillary Clinton is in serious trouble. She’s not in trouble because of the massive competence of Donald Trump. She’s in trouble because she is terrible at the game her husband invented: the game of “who cares more about people like you.” In March 1992, Bill Clinton met a member of an AIDS-activism

Cal State canceled on Ben Shapiro after liberal students compared him to ‘The KKK’

Jillian Kay Melchior, Heat Street Administrators at Cal State LA canceled a speech by conservative journalist Ben Shapiro after students complained that they feared for their safety and compared the event to an “undercover KKK meeting,” according to e-mails obtained exclusively by Heat Street. But once Cal State canceled the event, they faced a massive

When Do Values Trump Democracy?

Ben Shapiro, Last Friday, a splinter of the powerful Turkish military attempted a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an Islamist with a taste for the authoritarian. Erdogan has spent the past decade purging the military of secularists and integrating his own brand of radical Islam into government; in the process, he’s also accrued a

For Obama, Leftist Rhetoric Is Always Innocent and Conservatives Are Always Guilty

Ben Shapiro, When it comes to the linkage between violence and rhetoric, I abide by a fairly simple rule: If you’re not advocating violence, you’re not responsible for violence. That doesn’t mean your rhetoric is decent or appropriate; it may be vile, awful and factually incorrect. But it isn’t the cause for violence. President Barack

Federal Court Rules Against 2nd Amendment

Strikes down previous ruling upholding right to concealed carry. On Thursday a federal appeals court in California ruled the Second Amendment does not permit Americans to carry firearms in public. The ruling upholds a California law that imposes strict rules on individuals who wish to exercise concealed carry. The California law requires applicants to demonstrate

The Day Free Speech Died

Jeff Crouere, It happened again this week at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Another conservative speaker was harassed by liberal activists. In this case, Breitbart contributor Milo Yiannopoulos was not allowed to finish his presentation to a group of students. He was bullied and threatened and his speech was literally shut down by a group

5 Lessons Trump’s Nomination Should Teach Republicans

Ben Shapiro, *Warning: Language We all got it wrong. Everybody who wrote Donald Trump off as a political charlatan destined to flame out; everybody who called Trump a clown who would return to his reality show and leave us all alone; everybody who suggested that this circus couldn’t — couldn’t! — continue…we were all wrong.

Begoggled Beck Attacks Bowl of Cheetos”to ˜Look Like’ Trump

Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, Glenn Beck and his co-hosts attempt to mock Donald Trump by covering their faces with crushed-up Cheetos.. Why does John Boehner seem to be Team Trump? Pat Gray,