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  • Student activists demand college 'take action' against conservative journalists

    04/18/2017 3:47:57 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Several black activists at Pomona College, associated with the Claremont Colleges, have sent a letter to the college president asking administrators to "take action" against conservative journalists from the student publication The Claremont Independent. The president, David Oxtoby, posted an email defending the right of Black Lives Matter critic Heather Mac Donald to speak.  Mac Donald was physically threatened and forced to cancel a lecture at Claremont following protests against her appearance. The activists claim that "free speech" is incompatible with "truth" and therefore should not be protected.
  • Angry mob shuts down Blue Lives Matter speech at Claremont McKenna College

    04/07/2017 9:26:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 7, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    <p>A throng of angry protesters converged at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday and effectively shut down a pro-police speech as they surrounded the building, forcing the speaker to give the talk via livestream to a near-empty room as they yelled “F*ck the police” and “Black Lives Matter” and banged on windows.</p>
  • 'Charge the Cockpit or You Die'

    02/21/2017 12:02:48 PM PST · by firebrand · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Jennifer Schuessler
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — At most fund-raising galas, the presence of a Supreme Court justice would be reason enough to crow. But some of the 500 supporters of the Claremont Institute who gathered here on Feb. 11 to see Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. accept a statesmanship award also had the group’s links to an even more powerful eminence on their minds.
  • Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism [Claremont CA]

    02/10/2017 11:03:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 1:33 AM EST | Tami Abdollah
    A California Islamic school wanted to keep an open mind before Donald Trump took office. But less than a month into Trump’s presidency, the school rejected $800,000 in federal funds aimed at combating violent extremism. The decision made late Friday night by the Bayan Claremont graduate school’s board to turn down the money — an amount that would cover more than half its yearly budget — capped weeks of sleepless nights and debate. Many there felt Trump’s rhetoric singling out Islamic extremism and his travel ban affecting predominantly Muslim countries had gone too far. It also marked the fourth organization...
  • The Flight 93 Election [must read]

    09/06/2016 11:42:57 AM PDT · by rpierce · 128 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | 9/5/16 | Publius Decius Mus
    2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees. Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances. To ordinary conservative ears, this sounds histrionic. The stakes can’t be that high because they are never that high—except perhaps in the pages...
  • Trump and the Conservative Cause- [PART-I - The Primary Election Process]

    05/31/2016 1:47:35 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 3 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | May 13, 2016 | Charles Kesler
    A political party that allows 17 candidates to compete for its presidential nomination is not a serious political party. A political party that allows its would-be presidents to debate one another silly—and I mean that in every sense of the term—is failing in its job, too..... Despite the Republican Party’s fatuous and grueling process, however, the voters learned some valuable things. The vast field contained many accomplished politicians, few truly distinguished ones; the senators (Cruz, Graham, Paul, Rubio, Santorum) were young or implausible, the governors (Bush, Christie, Jindal, Gilmore, Huckabee, Kasich, Pataki, Perry, Walker) successful but too numerous, stale, or...
  • LIVE Thread: Donald Trump Speaks in Claremont, NH

    01/05/2016 3:42:40 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 69 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 1-5-16 | Donald Trump
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Claremont, NH at Stevens High School beginning at 7:00 PM EST. Can't wait to hear him talk about the big news of today...
  • BREAKING: Mary Spellman Resigns as Dean of Students (Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA)

    11/12/2015 1:30:58 PM PST · by abb · 115 replies
    The Forum ^ | November 12, 2015 | Staff
    At 12:02 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, Mary Spellman resigned as Dean of Students following calls for her resignation after students of color articulated concerns about the Dean of Students office being unsupportive towards students of marginalized identities, and two students yesterday began hunger strikes calling for her resignation. Additional coverage coming later — find Spellman’s email to the CMC community below. Dear CMC Community: Since 2010 I have been privileged to serve as Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College. Today I am submitting my letter of resignation, effective immediately. I do so with sadness beyond words, because these...
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    11/01/2015 7:25:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    cns ^ | october 30, 2015 | penny starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it's acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not "fear" retaliation from Christians. "I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear," Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "I've got three kids. "So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I'm not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that's wonderful. Thank you," said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • New Hampshire Republican Party adds 'personhood' to official platform

    09/22/2014 7:13:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/2014 | Rebecca Berg
    The New Hampshire Republican Party amended its platform this weekend with stricter abortion provisions, including support for "personhood," which defines life as beginning at conception.Personhood has become a hot-button issue in Senate races across the country this year, such as Colorado, where Democrats have successfully attacked Rep. Cory Gardner for having supported such a measure in the past.Now, the issue could spread to New Hampshire, following the state party's decision at its convention.The platform now states: "Support the pre-born child's fundamental right to life and personhood under the Fourteenth Amendment, and implement all Constitutional and legal protections."It added: "Support a...
  • Gay nativity scene vandalized at Claremont church

    12/30/2011 2:34:17 AM PST · by yank in the UK · 60 replies
    LAtimes ^ | 29th Dec, 2011 | Abby Sewell
    An unusual nativity display at a Claremont church that portrayed gay couples was vandalized over the weekend in an incident authorities are investigating as a hate crime.
  • The Chosen One (Who is Obama Really?) - Must Read

    07/13/2011 12:27:41 PM PDT · by mojito · 155 replies · 1+ views
    Claremont Review of Books ^ | July 1, 2011 | Angello M. Codevilla
    ...But there was never anything silly, nor light-hearted, nor casual, about Barack Obama's efforts to keep the public's eyes from the basic facts of his life, from birth to his candidacy for president. On the contrary, this opacity is a deliberate policy. Why? The presumptive answer, absent testimony from those involved, is to ensure that real facts interfere as little as possible with the image and narrative that he and his associates have carefully crafted for him. Distinguishing between reality and that narrative would require above all a skeptical attitude, sure to be characterized by Democrats and the media in...
  • Claremont Scandal Continued: Bassam Frangieh’s Anti-American Views

    01/19/2011 4:16:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    big peace ^ | 1/19/11 | Charles C. Johnson
    Bassam Frangieh, Claremont McKenna College’s resident Hamas, Hezbollah and Saddam Hussein-supporting head of Arabic and Middle East Studies, trains the next generation of Arabic diplomats at one of America’s top colleges. We’ve already exposed his anti-Israel views, but today, we’ll expose his anti-American ones. Bassam Frangieh, Claremont McKenna College’s resident Hamas, Hezbollah and Saddam Hussein-supporting head of Arabic and Middle East Studies, trains the next generation of Arabic diplomats at one of America’s top colleges. We’ve already exposed his anti-Israel views, but today, we’ll expose his anti-American ones.
  • The Roots of Liberal Condescension

    05/17/2010 7:27:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 596+ views
    The Clairmont Institute ^ | 09 March 2010 | William Voegeli
    The denunciation of Palin took place 45 years after William F. Buckley, Jr., wrote: "I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University." From Richard Nixon's invoking the "silent majority" to Palin's campaigning as a devout, plain-spoken hockey mom, conservatives have claimed that they share the common sense of the common man. Liberals—from Adlai Stevenson to Barack Obama to innumerable writers, artists, and academics—have often been willing foils in this drama, unable to stop themselves from...
  • How the GOP sells out Conservatism

    04/26/2009 1:20:26 PM PDT · by cowboyusa · 13 replies · 589+ views
    The Clearmont Institute | summer 2005 | Robet Mason
    The Long Detour A review of Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority, by Robert Mason By William A. Rusher Posted July 13, 2005 This article appeared in the Summer 2005 issue of the Claremont Review of Books. Click here to send a comment. In 1964 the American conservative movement made its first bid for national political power, by seizing control of the Republican Party and nominating Senator Barry Goldwater as its candidate for president. The attempt failed disastrously: Goldwater carried only six states and won just 38% of the popular vote. But far from disappearing, the conservative...
  • The Crisis of American National Identity

    01/06/2009 11:14:35 AM PST · by Yardstick · 8 replies · 683+ views
    Claremont Institute ^ | January 5, 2009 | Charles Kesler
    About a decade ago, when he was vice president, Al Gore explained that our national motto, e pluribus unum, means "from one, many." This was a sad day for knowledge of Latin among our political elite—and after all those expensive private schools that Gore had been packed off to by his paterfamilias. It was the kind of flagrant mistranslation that, had it been committed by a Republican, say George W. Bush or Dan Quayle, would have been a gaffe heard round the world. But the media didn't play up the slip, perhaps because they had seen Gore's Harvard grades and...
  • Police called over Thanksgiving dispute at Claremont school (Don't celebrate Genocide!)

    11/25/2008 5:06:35 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 26 replies · 921+ views
    LA TImes ^ | 11/25/08 | Seema Mehta
    Protesters descended Tuesday on Condit Elementary School in Claremont, tersely arguing over the construction-paper pilgrim and Native American costumes worn by kindergartners at a decades-old Thanksgiving tradition. Police were called to the school when tensions rose. Officers also were monitoring Claremont Unified Supt. David Cash's home after he received hate mail and told police that he feared for his safety. "It's been wild," said one woman who worked at the school. She declined to give her name because she wasn't authorized to speak on behalf of the school. Cash and Condit Principal Tim Northrop did not return phone calls or...
  • Happy 4th of July from the Claremont Institute (Essay explores equality as America's foundation)

    07/03/2008 8:37:54 PM PDT · by Stoat · 225+ views
    The Claremont Institute (e-mail) | July 3, 2008 | Christopher Flannery
    Anything in these remarks that does not stray from the truth is indebted to the American Founders, who bequeathed these ideas to us, to Abraham Lincoln, who preserved and ennobled them in the country's greatest crisis, to Harry V. Jaffa, who has done more than anyone since Lincoln to recover them, and to the late Tom Silver, the wisest and best of those who founded the Claremont Institute for the sake of these ideas. American children are not born understanding the principles of their country, and most American college students—if reports can be believed—are still largely unfamiliar with them...
  • Rumsfeld Remarks at Churchill Dinner(PATH TO VICTORY: Refashioning Institutions for 21st Century)

    11/23/2007 12:19:36 PM PST · by Stoat · 7 replies · 453+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | November 21, 2007 | Donald Rumsfeld
    Rumsfeld Remarks at Churchill Dinner PATH TO VICTORY Refashioning Institutions for the 21st Century Remarks by Donald H. Rumsfeld at the Claremont Institute's 20th Annual Dinner in Honor of Sir Winston Churchill, November 17, 2007.This past year has certainly provided ample entertainment for those interested in politics. The activities of Congress and the unexpected blessing of an extra year of presidential campaigning fill our newspapers, televisions, and blogs. The problem is that this entertainment tends to focus on the petty and the personal, and seems to avoid a serious discussion of the emerging challenges our country and the next...
  • 'Sleeper cell' had S.D. ties, jury told [San Diego]

    06/11/2007 3:39:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Sign on San Diego ^ | June 11, 2007 | Jeff McDonald
    'Sleeper cell' had S.D. ties, jury told Clairemont resident is on trial in Miami Years before three of the Sept. 11 hijackers set up shop in this corner of the country, a group of Muslim extremists in San Diego was raising money and recruiting fighters for a worldwide holy war, according to federal records and testimony that unfolded last week in a Miami courtroom. Kifah Jayyousi As early as 1993, the FBI was wiretapping at least two San Diego men who agents suspected were members of a “sleeper cell” plotting terror strikes across the globe. The government also was tracking...