McLaughlin: ‘Prior Restraint On Speech’ Has Been Empowered On College Campuses

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“McLaughlin Group” host John McLaughlin argued “an atmosphere of prior restraint on speech” has been empowered on college campuses on Friday. McLaughlin said, “Once citadels of free expression and occasional revolutionary ideas, today many American colleges have endorsed political correctness. Terms such as ‘microaggression,’ describing an inadvertent act of offense, have entered the college lexicon, empowering an atmosphere of prior restraint on speech. And many colleges are also disinviting speakers in fear of offending certain elements of their student communities.” And “American colleges are now increasingly reflexive in maintaining politically correct dialogue over controversy, and some say universities have lost sight of education’s ultimate purpose.” He later added, “It also says a lot about what these promoters of this idea [political correctness] think about the quality of college students. And they imagine them, I guess, as frail creatures and they have to be sheltered from disturbing thoughts, lest they become
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Clift: Political Correctness on College Campuses Not A ‘Positive’ ‘Change of Attitude’

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Daily Beast writer Eleanor Clift argued that the increase in political correctness on college campuses hasn’t been a “positive” “change of attitude” on Friday’s “McLaughlin Group.” Clift stated, during a discussion of political correctness on college campuses, “I don’t think it’d be a lot of fun to attend a university that was so carefully monitoring what everybody said, because the whole point of going to college is to be exposed to a variety of viewpoints. But I can see where this is coming from. The style of parenting has changed. We’re now into helicopter parenting, overparenting, parents who talk to their children every day while they’re away at college. And so, the colleges now feel like they have to provide this safe space for students, or else they’re going to hear from the parents. So, I think a lot of people are complicit in this change of attitude. I don’t
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Andreas Antonopoulos Thinks Bitcoin ATMs Need to Be Completely Redesigned

Mastering Bitcoin Author Andreas Antonopoulos recently gave at talk at Harvard’s i-lab, spending much of his time in front of a small audience describing the various issues with Bitcoin as a brand. He noted many problems with the terminology[add link to bitcoin terminology is broken and wrong piece] used in Bitcoin, and he also focused on specific products or services in the Bitcoin space that seem to be doing a disservice to potential users. At one point during the presentation, Antonopoulos turned his attention to Bitcoin ATMs, asking the audience how many of them had used one of the machines in the past. While a few people raised their hands, those hands went down when Antonopoulos then asked how many […]

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Houston Cops Question ‘Person of Interest’ in Texas Cop’s Execution Style Murder

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A “person of interest” in connection with the Friday night execution style murder of a Texas sheriff’s deputy is currently in custody at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The man was taken into custody after a search warrant was executed very early Saturday morning within blocks of where a Harris County, Texas, sheriff’s deputy was shot in the back of the head at point-blank range.
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Royce: Iran Deal Is ‘Betting’ That Iran Can Be Trusted

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Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) argued that with the Iran deal “President Obama is betting that Iran will change over a few short years into a country that can be trusted with nuclear bomb-making technology” during Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. Transcript as Follows: I’m Ed Royce.  I represent California’s 39th district and chair the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives. For many weeks, the House and Senate have been reviewing President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. In September, we will vote on this consequential initiative. This is only fitting.  Figuring out how to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon is one of the biggest national security challenges we face. Unfortunately, this agreement comes up short. Under its terms, the U.S. and other world powers permanently give up the financial pressure we have built against Iran.  But Iran must only temporarily stall its nuclear program. After just 10 or
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