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When safe spaces for the coddled young move from college campus to tennis courts
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When safe spaces for the coddled young move from college campus to tennis courts

ANALYSIS/OPINION: In 2017, when I published my book, “Not A Day Care,” I warned that the snowflake rebellion wouldn’t stay on our nation’s campuses. I said that our precious little darlings who were being coddled at Berkeley and Brown would soon graduate and take their immaturity and childish demands for “safe spaces” with them. I told anyone who would listen that ideas always have consequences and that what is taught today in the classroom will always be practiced tomorrow in our culture. I said that an education grounded in self-absorption would inevitably yield to a nation full of self-absorbed people. Well, it’s 2021, and the Mary Shelley-like monsters that we have stitched together in our post-modern laboratories, otherwise known as our public schools, are alive and well and demanding...
Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israeli prime minister
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Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israeli prime minister

A coalition united solely by the proposition that Benjamin Netanyahu should not be prime minister took power in Israel, sending into opposition a figure who has dominated the country and the region for a dozen years. An unwieldy coalition of eight parties headed by conservative former Netanyahu ally Naftali Bennett and centrist Yair Lapid controls just enough seats in the 120-member Knesset to oust Mr. Netanyahu. Just hours before he was deposed, Mr. Netanyahu launched a bitter diatribe in the Knesset against the new government. The final vote, taken after hours of debate, was 60-59, with one abstention, showing how narrow the margin of error is for the new government. Mr. Bennett, a 49-year-old former high tech entrepreneur who spent part of his childhood in Canada and the United States, ...
Biden hails ‘extraordinarily productive’ G-7 summit
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Biden hails ‘extraordinarily productive’ G-7 summit

President Biden claimed breakthroughs on a number of fronts as he wrapped up his first Group of Seven summit as president on Britain’s Cornish seacoast, a gathering marked by normalcy and lower-volume diplomacy after the tumultuous Trump years. The leaders of the seven industrial democracies endorsed Mr. Biden‘s pitch for a 15% global corporate minimum tax standard and pledged new steps to battle climate change, curb the global coal industry and supply a collective 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines to the developing world. The G-7 powers also issued an unexpectedly pointed rebuke of China in their final communique, condemning rights abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, calling out Chinese aggression in the South China Sea, criticizing Chinese trade and investment practices and endorsing a fresh, in...
Parents say they are kept in the dark about schools’ use of critical race theory
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Parents say they are kept in the dark about schools’ use of critical race theory

Rhode Island school officials threatened to sue Nicole Solas when she asked for information about a critical race theory curriculum in the kindergarten her child was about to attend. In Wellesley, Massachusetts, students were told there would be “no tolerance” for sharing information with outsiders when Young Ethnic Scholars gave a presentation to the entire high school in April. These are just two examples of what parents in several states say are attempts to inject critical race theory into public school systems on the sly. Knowing they would meet with considerable parental opposition, school officials stonewall requests for information or try to throw financial and legal obstacles in the way, opponents say. “They have been somewhat upfront about the activist education they are trying to...
Five inmates on ballot in Tuesday District election
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Five inmates on ballot in Tuesday District election

If a politician holding public office can end up in a jail cell, then why can’t an inmate take the opposite journey — from locked away behind bars to out in front, leading a community? It’s an audacious question that five inmates at the D.C. Jail in the District’s Ward 7 are asking by running for elected office while still incarcerated. The five would-be public servants — Aaron Brown, 25; Gary Proctor, 43; Joel Caston, 44; Keith Littlepage-El, 59; and Kim Thompson, 63 — are the only names on the ballot in an election for a Ward 7 Advisory Neighborhood Commission seat that has been vacant for a decade. That will change Tuesday, thanks in large part to D.C. activist Julie Johnson, a co-founder of Neighbors for Justice, a prisoners’ rights group. Ms. Johnson helped orchestrate the campaign to...
Pentagon whistleblowers: Troops segregated for ‘privilege walks,’ critical-race theory reading lists
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Pentagon whistleblowers: Troops segregated for ‘privilege walks,’ critical-race theory reading lists

Sen. Tom Cotton has revealed some of the hundreds of whistleblower complaints from service members who object to critical race theory indoctrination in the military, including airmen being divided by race and sex into groups for “privilege walks.” The service members also spoke out against receiving reading lists of critical race theory books as part of the Pentagon’s new anti-extremism and diversity training within the ranks. “This is about a very specific kind of anti-American indoctrination that is seeping into some parts of our military,” Mr. Cotton said at a recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Mr. Cotton, Arkansas Republican, received the complaints through a whistleblower site he launched in late May in partnership with Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Texas Republican. Mr. Cotton, a f...
Greg Abbott: Texas will build its own border barriers
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Greg Abbott: Texas will build its own border barriers

If President Biden won’t build a border wall, then Texas will. Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that his state will erect border barriers in easy-crossing areas along the Rio Grande, and then start arresting and jailing illegal immigrants on state charges. “The influx across the border is out of control, and the Biden Administration has shown that is not going to step up and do its job,” Mr. Abbott told Breitbart Texas shortly before a border summit Thursday in Del Rio. The state plans mass arrests and more jails to back that up and send a message to illegal immigrants, the governor said. “What people have seen in videos across the country seems to be the Biden Administration welcoming these people to the United States. We won’t be sending that message,” the governor said. “If you come to Te...
Bipartisan ‘tentative’ infrastructure deal reached
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Bipartisan ‘tentative’ infrastructure deal reached

A bipartisan group of senators announced on Thursday they had reached a “tentative” infrastructure deal that funds major improvements to the nation’s roads and bridges, but both Democrats and Republicans voiced deep skepticism that the compromise would survive. “Our group — comprised of 10 senators, 5 from each party — has worked in good faith and reached a bipartisan agreement on a realistic, compromise framework to modernize our nation’s infrastructure and energy technologies,” the senators said in a joint statement. “This investment would be fully paid for and not include tax increases.” The group, which is led by Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, is eyeing upwards of $1.2 trillion in infrastructure spending. Of that sum, $579 billion wou...
Montez Sweat highlights vaccine hesitancy among athletes
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Montez Sweat highlights vaccine hesitancy among athletes

ASHBURN, Va. — Across sports, leagues and teams across sports have encouraged athletes to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and the Washington Football Team is no exception. This week, the NFL franchise held a video conference with a renowned immunologist to answer players’ questions and quell their concerns. But officials found that a football team, like just about other slices of American society, will have some folks who don’t want the shot. In a nation where 43% of the population is vaccinated and the federal government is pushing to reach herd immunity, the sports industry overall has done better than most.  In Major League Baseball, 20 of 30 teams have hit the 85% threshold the league required before virus protocols could be relaxed. In the NBA, Commissioner Adam Silver said in l...
Painful memories as U.S. ponders safety of Afghan embassy
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Painful memories as U.S. ponders safety of Afghan embassy

The Biden administration is working feverishly to ensure the U.S. Embassy‘s long-term security in Kabul as combat troops leave Afghanistan this summer, with analysts warning that failure to keep open a diplomatic outpost after two decades of war would be a foreign policy disaster of historic proportions. With just three months until President Biden‘s Sept. 11 deadline for a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan, top Pentagon and State Department officials are hashing out final plans to protect the U.S. Embassy from Taliban militants, who are quickly capturing more territory and moving toward the capital. Beyond the threat of violence, the U.S. faces the prospect that Afghan leaders will strike down a power-sharing deal with the Taliban and a new government will demand that American dip...