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  • Trump says he’ll sign executive order for free speech on college campuses

    03/02/2019 12:18:36 PM PST · by catnipman · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/2/2019 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump announced Saturday he intends to sign an executive order mandating colleges and universities take steps to guarantee free speech to attain federal research grants. “We reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and dangerous ideas. These ideas are dangerous,” Trump said. “Instead we believe in free speech, including online and including on campus.”
  • Shameless Self Promotion: Read my book

    02/22/2019 2:58:20 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 36 replies
    Amazon | Feb. 20, 2019 | Philip Allen
    Disclaimer #1: I believe that standard practice on Free Republic is to donate $10.00 for a pure vanity post. I just donated $25 for this post. If Jim Robinson thinks this is inappropriate he may remove it with no hard feelings. Disclaimer #2: I realize some members here want nothing to do with Amazon.com. That’s fine you don’t have to tell us about how you don't use Amazon on this thread. This weekend, from Saturday until Wednesday my latest crime novel will be free in electronic format from Amazon. Yes, I am doing this to generate reviews and drive up...
  • Democrats poised to offer two years of free community college

    12/18/2018 12:41:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 18, 2018 | By Melody Gutierrez
    California community college students could reap the benefits of Democratic dominance in the state Legislature, with lawmakers pushing for the state to cover the cost of two years of tuition for students who commit to enrolling full time right out of high school. During the 2018 midterms, the free-college mantra of Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders became a key campaign promise for liberal candidates in congressional and state races. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom pledged during his own campaign to make the first two years of community college free in California, as did some of his Democratic challengers. “This is about strengthening...
  • LA college district abolishes free speech zones as part of lawsuit settlement

    12/14/2018 5:10:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/18 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A Los Angeles college student who sued his school for allegedly curbing his right to free speech after it prevented him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution was vindicated in court this week. The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which represents nine schools, including Pierce College, agreed on Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed against them last year by student Kevin Shaw after he was barred from passing out copies of the document because he wasn’t in the school’s designated “free speech zone,” which measured 616 square feet or about the size of three parking spaces. As...
  • CMS may allow hospitals to pay for housing through Medicaid

    11/26/2018 5:27:09 PM PST · by spintreebob · 25 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | 11/26/18 | Paul Barr, Virgil Dickinson
    HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday said Medicaid may soon allow hospitals and health systems to directly pay for housing, healthy food or other solutions for the "whole person." In a speech supported by the Hatch Foundation for Civility and Solutions and Intermountain Healthcare in Washington, Azar said Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation officials are looking to move beyond existing efforts to partner with social services groups and try to manage social determinants of health as they see appropriate. "What if we gave organizations more flexibility so they could pay a beneficiary's rent if they were in unstable housing,...
  • 190 Universities just launched 600 Free Online Courses. Here’s the full list.

    10/17/2018 3:12:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    medium.freecodecamp.org ^ | 10/17/2018 | Dhawal Shah
    If you havenÂ’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCS or Massive Open Online Courses. In the past seven years or so, over 800 universities have created around 10,000 of these MOOCs. And IÂ’ve been keeping track of these MOOCs the entire time over at Class Central, ever since they rose to prominence. In the past four months alone, 190 universities have announced 600 such free online courses. IÂ’ve compiled this list below and categorized the courses into the following subjects: Computer Science, Mathematics, Programming,...
  • The Days of America as the World’s Piggy Bank Are Over

    09/07/2018 6:12:50 AM PDT · by central_va · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/11/18 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The trade business, let me see if I can get you right on something. As I have watched this, I’ve watched Trump being interviewed by journalists who don’t know what they’re talking about. It’s a fascinating thing. So many of these reporters now are under 30, like this babe that had the affair with the security director of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Anyway, they really don’t know anything. But they think they do. They think they’re experts on so much. And so a CNN reporter — we’ve got the audio coming up at some point. I haven’t had a...
  • NYU Medical School Plans Free Tuition For Those Studying To Be Doctors

    08/20/2018 12:28:49 PM PDT · by aspasia · 35 replies
    npr ^ | aug 17, 2018 | JAMES DOUBEK
    In a move it said was to address the large cost of entering a career in medicine, New York University's School of Medicine said Thursday that it will offer full scholarships to all current and future students in its doctor of medicine program.
  • Democratic Socialism: Who Knew That 'Free' Could Cost So Much?

    08/09/2018 6:17:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    investors ^ | 08/08/2018 | N/A
    Socialism: Since the Democratic Party took a turn for the worse toward so-called democratic socialism, the party's leading lights have laid the promises on pretty thick. Free Medicare for all! Guaranteed income! Guaranteed jobs! Subsidized housing! Free college! Universal pre-school! Wow, and all for free. Well, not exactly. In a devastating piece that appeared on the left-of-center web site Vox (to its credit), Manhattan Institute fellow Brian Riedl went through the simple math of what free actually costs. It's a lot. It's not just the free aspect, but the fact that the democratic socialists have made so many promises that...
  • Attorney General Madigan inquiry into mayoral candidate Willie Wilson's foundation cash giveaway

    08/08/2018 6:11:15 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7 AUG 2018 | Ese Olumhense
    Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson’s charitable foundation after he gave away more than $300,000 in cash and checks to Cook County residents, a spokeswoman for Madigan’s office said on Tuesday. “We’re not investigating anything at this point.” Last week, Wilson handed out more than $100,000 to Cook County residents to help pay their property taxes.
  • Rush does a mea culpa on 'free' trade

    07/26/2018 12:27:49 PM PDT · by central_va · 163 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/26/18 | Central VA
    Sorry for the vanity but Rush did a 180 on trade today and I am proud of him. Rush confessed he was wrong all of these decades about trade, live on air just a few minutes ago! He also admitted Perot was correct and the the one sided trade the US( and its workers ) have been subjected to was wrong and it was erroneously pawned off as 'free trade'. He said he was duped by economists. I just listened in amazement committing free trade heresy live. It was a great radio show today! Awesome! Rush is off my S...
  • Weaponizing the First Amendment: How Free Speech Became a Conservative Cudgel

    06/30/2018 12:43:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/30/18 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — On the final day of the Supreme Court term last week, Justice Elena Kagan sounded an alarm. The court’s five conservative members, citing the First Amendment, had just dealt public unions a devastating blow. The day before, the same majority had used the First Amendment to reject a California law requiring religiously oriented “crisis pregnancy centers” to provide women with information about abortion. Conservatives, said Justice Kagan, who is part of the court’s four-member liberal wing, were “weaponizing the First Amendment.” The two decisions were the latest in a stunning run of victories for a conservative agenda that...
  • Traveling All 50 States, Mowing Lawns For Elderly, Disabled, Single Moms And Vets For Free

    06/16/2018 2:24:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 6/15/18
    ATLANTA (CBS/CNN) — One good deed is turning into many, many more and a surreal US tour. **SNIP** This inspired him to start the Raising Men Lawn Care Service, a foundation that not only mows lawns for those in need but also works to inspire young men and women to make a difference. **SNIP** To defray the cost of his expenses, Smith said he’s funded by donations, including those by lawnmower companies that donate equipment. He takes submissions to decide what lawns he’ll mow, both on his website and on social media. He said it’s important to teach kids about...
  • Breast cancer screening failure 'shortened' up to 270 lives [single-payer]

    05/02/2018 6:10:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | May 2, 2018 | By Sanya Burgess
    Up to 270 women may have had their "lives shortened" after the NHS failed to invite them to breast screenings, the Health Secretary has said. Jeremy Hunt made the announcement as he said the government will order an independent review into NHS breast cancer screening after hundreds of thousands of women were not invited for screening. Some of the women have since developed cancer. Making a statement to the Commons, Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said there could be 135 and 270 women who "had their lives shortened as a result", adding it was "unlikely to be more than this range...
  • "Terrorism" Turkish Style

    04/16/2018 3:23:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 8, 2018 at 5:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    "Erdoğan has cynically referred to these students as 'terrorists,' vowed to expel them from Boğaziçi University, and to deny them the right to study at any other university. We have heard this kind of verbal attack from Erdoğan before and it was followed by the detention of thousands of academics, journalists, artists, and human rights advocates." Ankara does nothing to prevent ISIS from selling Yazidi women and children in Turkey; allows unspecified numbers of people to use Turkish territory as a point of entrance into Syria and Iraq to join ISIS or other jihadist groups; hosts and aids Hamas,...
  • Here’s how we can make Turkey’s president pay a price for his crackdown on journalists

    04/06/2018 3:20:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5 at 10:41 AM | Michael Rubin
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s ruler for 15 years, has established himself as Turkey’s most consequential leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the republic’s founder. But while Ataturk’s legacy was to orient Turkey toward the West and lay a foundation upon which successors could cultivate democracy, religious tolerance and a reasonably free press, Erdogan seeks the opposite: He has placed Turkey firmly in the Islamic bloc and increasingly prefers Russia over NATO. He fans the flames of religious incitement not only against Jews and Christians, but also against Muslims who reject his more conservative views.It is time for the United States and...
  • Why States Should Abandon the ‘Free College’ Movement

    03/19/2018 9:34:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/19/2018 | Jennifer Walsh
    Subsidies reduce motivation, distort the education market, and often end up reducing students’ motivation. The “free college” movement, fueled to a large degree by Bernie Sanders during his 2016 presidential bid, is a response to concerns about increasing college-tuition rates, concomitant stagnation in state and federal grants, and a corresponding student-loan debt load that has ballooned to roughly $1.4 trillion. Indeed, inflation-adjusted data provided by the College Board shows that the average sticker price of higher-education tuition (excluding room and board) over the past ten years has increased 32 percent for two-year public colleges, 37 percent for four-year public colleges,...
  • I refuse to enter a gun free zone...unless...

    02/28/2018 12:00:23 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 23 replies
    Feb 28, 2018 | MosesKnows
    I refuse to enter a gun free zone...unless...there is a armed guard.
  • Anyone use free online tax services to file federal taxes?

    02/02/2018 1:04:54 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 43 replies
    2/2/18 | Hot Tabasco
    Has anybody here used an online tax service to file their taxes?
  • Cuomo wants to let Dreamers go to college for free

    01/25/2018 3:01:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/24/18 | Carl Campanile
    Gov. Cuomo wants to give another break to immigrant Dreamers by extending free public college tuition to students who were brought into to the United States illegally as kids. Cuomo tucked a provision in his $168 billion budget plan that would amend state education law to make the undocumented students eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship program, which covers tuition costs for students from families with incomes of up to $125,000. On Tuesday, he said the state would continue providing Medicaid to Dreamers regardless of any federal changes to the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival Program, or DACA.