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Ivy Leaguers Ask Their Schools to Become ‘Sanctuary Universities’ for Illegal Immigrants

As college students around the country have coped with the election of Donald Trump — with mechanisms that range from Play-Doh and hot cocoa to “cry-ins” and violent protests — Ivy Leaguers have opted to take their rightful place as leaders of the safe-space movement. A Washington Post headline reads, “Ivy League Students, Professors, Alumni Ask Schools to Be Sanctuaries for Undocumented Immigrants.”

Of course, universities do not set or enforce immigration law, and Donald Trump has explicitly stated that deportation agents will focus on dangerous criminals, not college students. But the way the Post describes students at Harvard makes it seem that they are getting ready to man the barricades:

They asked Harvard to do things such as commit to support the students enrolled by hiring a dean of equity, diversity and inclusion, create a fund to help students with legal expenses, hire a counselor to work with students facing immigration-status stress, and proclaim Harvard Memorial Church a refuge for students facing deportation.

Have you ever noticed that hiring a bunch of new people is always the end-game? The proliferation of diversity officers goes hand-in-hand with endless initiatives to make these campus bubbles even more comfortable and cloistered. While these bureaucracies grow (and costs skyrocket), colleges have to maintain the illusion that all of this is actually necessary to the goal of higher education. That is how they all keep their jobs — and why they don’t treat their students as adults.

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Another Pollster Sees a Trump Win

The Trafalgar Group’s Robert Cahaly is an outlier among pollsters in that he thinks President Trump will carry Michigan, Pennsylvania, or both, and hence be reelected with roughly 280 electoral votes. (I explained his thinking here.) Last week another pollster, Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research, ... Read More
Media

‘Anonymous’ Falls Flat

On the menu today: The op-ed page of the New York Times made the deliberate decision to hoodwink America about the identity of “Anonymous”; the sense of guilt that pervades legacy media -- a very apt label; and wondering whether or not we will even see long lines on Election Day with early voting being so ... Read More
Media

‘Anonymous’ Falls Flat

On the menu today: The op-ed page of the New York Times made the deliberate decision to hoodwink America about the identity of “Anonymous”; the sense of guilt that pervades legacy media -- a very apt label; and wondering whether or not we will even see long lines on Election Day with early voting being so ... Read More

Hunter Biden on Tape?

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Hunter Biden on Tape?

In a newly released recording, a man purported to be Hunter Biden is heard rambling about (a) his legal representation of Patrick Ho, a convicted former Hong Kong official he refers to as “the f***ing spy chief of China”; (b) his business dealings with Ye Jianming, the corrupt Chinese high roller, whom Hunter ... Read More
Economy & Business

Daylight Savings Forever

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Economy & Business

Daylight Savings Forever

Before I became a parent, I didn't have especially strong feelings about the time shifting by an hour twice a year. Like most people I was aware of the downsides -- increased car accidents, schedule confusion, etc. -- and I figured it would be better to knock it off. But I didn't feel personally offended by ... Read More