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It’s always something nowadays. A pre-college summer camp held at the University of Wyoming for the benefit of high school students turned into a source of great consternation for those same kids when they attended the university theatre department’s production of the storied Broadway musical The Fantasticks. According to the website Heat Street, the students went as far as to walk out on the presentation because they found the content to be “deeply offensive” and “triggering.” Remember…this is The Fantasticks we’re talking about here, which holds the record as the world’s longest-running musical. Anyway, it seems the students were “triggered”... Read more →

Many say there’s no way they’d ride in a self-driving car. It seems likely, then, that they would have nothing to do with self-flying airplanes. As it happens, they might have to actually make that decision one day, because it appears that self-flying planes are indeed on the radar, so to speak. According to the Independent, Boeing is very much interested in developing aircraft that can fly without any assistance from human pilots. Although, at first blush, such a proposed vehicle may seem like an outrageous idea to some, the truth is that airplanes currently fly without a great deal... Read more →

This isn’t good at all. In a European nation with an unfortunate history regarding anti-semitism, there is real evidence that many of its young residents are today reflecting distinctly anti-semitic attitudes. As reported by The Jerusalem Post, the results of a study conducted by the University of Teacher Education in Vienna were released this past Saturday, and they show that nearly half of all young Austrian Muslims harbor thoughts and feelings of anti-semitism. The Austrian daily Der Standard, in its write-up of the survey results, suggests that the anti-semitic and anti-Israel narratives that are so prominent in majority Muslim countries... Read more →

Well, here we go. According to the Daily Mail Online, an official of the Church of England is suggesting that Christians who undergo sex reassignment surgery may be eligible to have a “re-christening” ceremony performed by the church under their new names. According to Synod Secretary William Nye, identified by the Daily Mail as the “most senior official” of the Church of England, “It is a fundamental belief of the Church that baptism can only be received once. There is therefore no possibility of the Synod approving a form of service for the re-baptism of transgendered persons in their new... Read more →

How bad DO you want success? Do you want it as much as Elon Musk? If you’re not as busy as he is, the answer is “probably not.” Actually, that’s unfair. Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, is one of the world’s great entrepreneurs and visionaries, at present, and so it makes sense that he might also be one of the very busiest people anywhere. For most of us, it is not necessary to have such grandiose objectives (like running a company devoted to achieving the colonization of Mars) to still realize accomplishments that qualify as examples of resounding success.... Read more →

Like Target needed this right now. Recently, a Houston woman was changing in a Target dressing room when she noticed a man starting to film her. Even worse, the woman claims that when she noticed what was going on and screamed for help, none of the employees intervened on her behalf. Speaking to ABC13 Eyewitness News in Houston, the woman detailed, “In the mirror, I saw the reflection of the cell phone.” At that point, she buttoned her blouse and set out after the perpetrator, who was fleeing the store while pushing a baby stroller. Video of the incident depicts... Read more →

Apparently, the pit of social lunacy really is bottomless. According to Heat Street, there appears to be a trend afoot among the particularly aware and progressive mothers out there that involves asking their babies for permission before they pick them up. And that’s not even the weirdest part of this. If you’re thinking that maybe the weirdest part is that these moms say they can sense when their infants are giving their approval to be picked up, it’s not that, either. Admittedly, that’s pretty goofy, but, no, that’s not the weirdest part. The weirdest part is that these moms declare... Read more →

Special guest, Pulitzer Prize winner, Carlos Harrison and co-author of Trained to Kill: The Inside Story of CIA Plots against Castro, Kennedy, and Che. Veciana transformed himself from an asthmatic banker to a bomb-making mastermind who headed terrorist attacks in Havana and assassination attempts against Castro, while building one of the era’s most feared paramilitary groups—all under the direction of the CIA. Antonio Veciana fought on the front lines of the CIA’s decades-long secret war to destroy Fidel Castro, the bearded bogeyman who haunted America’s Cold War dreams. It was a time of swirling intrigue, involving US spies with license... Read more →

Governor Greg Abbott continues to tell progressive America: “Don’t mess with Texas.” While so-called “hate crime” laws have long been a source of controversy, with many believing they essentially punish thought by ascribing extra penalties due to the motivation of a violent crime, rather than solely for the crime itself, there is no denying they’ve gained traction in America’s criminal justice system over the last couple of decades. Taking a cue from that trend, Texas recently decided to use the sensibilities behind hate crime laws to grant extra protections to their law enforcement officers, passing the Police Protection Act. Governor... Read more →

Are you looking to move? A lot of people are right now. After many years of staying put, largely because home prices tanked so badly during the Great Recession, more people are once again interested in putting on their walking shoes and finding another place to live now that values have recovered enough to allow mobility. To do that, though, you have to sell the house you’re in, presently, and to do that, you have to pay attention to what makes a house more palatable to potential buyers. Like the right color. It turns out that colors can make a... Read more →

As reported by The Christian Post, Fred Warmbier, whose 22-year-old son Otto was recently released from a North Korean prison in a coma after suffering what has been described as a “severe neurological injury,” is publicly calling out the Obama administration for having pressured the elder Warmbier and his wife to keep quiet about their son’s ordeal to ensure they did not “offend” the North Koreans. Speaking at a press conference this past Thursday, Fred Warmbier said that from the moment his son was first detained, he and wife Cindy were told by the “past administration to take a low... Read more →

Though bitter rivals on the campaign trail, it appears Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is an enormous fan of President Trump when it comes to his stance on Cuba. As reported by the Washington Examiner, the president was in Miami on Friday to announce rollbacks of Obama’s liberalization of American policy toward Cuba, and Rubio was right there with him. Rubio took to the podium before Trump, and used the opportunity to contrast the leadership of the current president with that of his predecessor on the matter of the Cuban government and its people. “It struck me as the plane landed... Read more →

Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill making the Keystone State the ninth to replace the traditional pension system for state employees with a “hybrid” retirement account that combines a pension structure and 401(k)-style plan. The new law marks a continuing shift away from the burdensome, pension-based retirement systems for public employees threatening to drive states and municipalities into bankruptcy. Taking effect in January 2019, the Pennsylvania law will vastly reduce the burden of state taxpayers presently obligated to collectively serve as the guarantor of the pension benefits for public employees. As reported by CNN Money, Pennsylvania joins... Read more →

In the wake of the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), apologists on the left - and even some on the right - have been quick to suggest that “we’re all to blame” for what happened. Well, one Republican politician sort of doubled-down on that notion, suggesting that even the President of the United States is responsible for the attack on Scalise. As reported by The Hill, Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) said the following during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program: “[I] would argue that the president is at least in partially — not in any way totally... Read more →