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Free Speech Week is more important on campus than ever before

By Alexander Staudt, Washington Examiner Education, like other facets of our society, is constantly changing to adapt to advancements in technology, thought, and policy. However, not every change is necessarily positive. Issues of free speech have made national headlines — whether it’s an op-ed in The Daily Princetonian or a news piece in Campus Reform documenting violent responses to […]

ISIS claims responsibility for Las Vegas killings, calls shooter one of its ‘soldiers’

ISIS claimed responsibility for the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, and said the shooter converted to Islam several months ago, according to a group that monitors online terrorist networks. SITE Intel Group said the terror organization claimed responsibility through its Amaq news agency, although ISIS has yet to offer proof […]

Millennials can be the generation that ends the perpetual state of war

by Cliff Maloney More and more Americans are finally coming to terms with the fact that military action in Afghanistan is no longer in the best interest of United States national security. Earlier this month, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., advocated for the adoption of Amendment #871 to the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act which would have repealed […]

Melania Trump cyberbullied over pink dress

By Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, First lady Melania Trump became a victim of cyberbullies after she donned a hot pink, oversized dress to a United Nations luncheon Wednesday, where she gave a speech about the dangers of bullying. Trump, a former model, wore a dress by Delpozo, a luxury pret-a-couture fashion brand whose creative direction […]

Trump’s July 4th military parade is a good idea

Meeting with President Emmanuel Macron of France on Monday, President Trump stated his intention to hold a military parade in Washington, D.C., come next July 4. Trump’s idea was apparently inspired by his attendance at France’s Bastille Day parade earlier this summer. Trump described that event as “military might, and a tremendous thing for France and for the […]

The 7 most political moments at the 2017 Emmys

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards started off with a political monologue and a shock appearance from former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and stayed political throughout. Here are the top seven political moments from this year’s Emmys: 1. Spicer appeared on a rolling mock-up of the White House briefing room’s lectern and assured host Stephen Colbert […]

University of Virginia president condemns anti-Jefferson protests

By Sean Langille, Washington Examiner University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan on Wednesday rebuked protesters who covered a statue of the the university’s founder, Thomas Jefferson, with a black tarp with placards that called him a “racist and rapist.” “They shrouded the Jefferson statue, desecrating ground that many of us consider sacred,” Sullivan said in […]

Virginia Military Institute to keep Confederate statues

The statue of Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson stands in front of the barracks on the Virginia Military Institute campus in Lexington, Va., Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. The VMI Board said on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, that they would keep its Confederate statues and consider adding more historical context in the wake of last month’s […]

Betsy DeVos announces new approach to Title IX investigations: “The era of ‘rule by letter’ is over”

By Emily Jashinsky, Washington Examiner, In a highly-anticipated speech delivered Thursday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the department is shifting its approach to Title IX enforcement away from that of the Obama administration, implementing a notice-and-comment process to develop an improved strategy based on feedback from the public. The address, given before students and faculty […]

American University president rejects call to become a ‘sanctuary campus’

By Sean Langille, The Washington Examiner The president of American University on Tuesday rejected calls to become a “sanctuary” campus, but offered her support to students who could be affected by the Trump administration’s decision to rescind President Obama’s immigration initiative known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “While some presidents have declared their campuses […]

Fox News signs millennial Tomi Lahren

By Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner Tomi Lahren signed a contributor contract with Fox News Wednesday, bringing the conservative firebrand popular on social media to a major cable news network. The network made the announcement Wednesday, saying Lahren would “primarily” contribute to Sean Hannity’s prime-time program and she would have a “signature role” on Fox’s digital […]

GOP state lawmakers move to halt local minimum wages

(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File) The minimum wage in St. Louis was offficially rolled back from $10 an hour to $7.70, the statewide minimum on Monday. The law that did that, passed in May, is part of a broader trend of GOP state lawmakers pushing legislation that pre-empts local governments from setting their labor law […]

Back to school… and to kangaroo Title IX courts

This month, thousands of college students are heading back to school excitedly looking forward to their Fall semester. For many, this will be a time to meet new people, establish lifelong friendships, and embrace college life to its fullest. But we wonder how many will be ensnared and destroyed by biased Title IX sexual misconduct […]

Millennials in Middle East, Poland rally behind Trump

By Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner While they are largely giving President Trump the cold shoulder in his own country, millennials in many Middle Eastern and at least one European nation are embracing the U.S. leader, according to a new survey. In Poland, UAE and Qatar, a much higher percentage of millennials support the president than in […]

ESPN president doubles down, defends reassigning Robert Lee

ESPN President John Skipper defended the reassignment of commentator Robert Lee following a media uproar. “There was a question as to whether – in these divisive times — Robert’s assignment might create a distraction, or even worse, expose him to social hectoring and trolling,” he said in a statement Wednesday night. “He expressed some personal […]

Mizzou suffering brutal long-term impacts of 2015 social justice protests

By Emily Jashinsky, Washington Examiner, It’s been almost two years since radical student activists at the University of Missouri cast their campus into chaos, staging melodramatic protests that lead to the resignation of their president and chancellor and made national news for weeks. But the real legacy of these protests appears to be a dramatic dip […]

New study: Minimum wage hikes lead to job automation

States that raise their minimum wages may put low-skill workers at risk of having their jobs automated, according to a new academic paper published Monday. The study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that higher minimum wages are likely to lower employment in manufacturing jobs that can be performed by robots, and […]

Ted Cruz scorches reporter who accuses him of ‘posturing’ in response to Charlottesville

By Emily Jashinsky, Washington Examiner Despite the president’s vague language, many Republican leaders offered sharp and eloquent condemnations of the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. Among them were Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida, both of whom are Cuban-American. Cruz on Saturday called for the Department of […]

Washington Metro vows to ‘vigorously’ defend removal of Milo Yiannopoulos ads

The Washington area’s public transit agency is vowing to “vigorously defend” its advertising guidelines after the American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against it for refusing to display advertisements promoting Milo Yiannopoulos’ book. “In 2015 WMATA’s board of directors changed its advertising forum to a non-public forum and adopted commercial advertising guidelines […]

Trump threatened to sue for not being cast as president in ‘Sharknado 3’

By Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner President Trump threatened to sue producers of the 2015 film “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” for failing to cast him as the movie’s fictional president. “The Donald said yes,” David Latt, one of the cult franchise’s executives, told The Hollywood Reporter. “He was thrilled to be asked.” Trump was suggested […]