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Amazon Slashes Price, Deletes Negative Reviews of Hillary’s Book

Amazon has been monitoring and deleting reviews after Hillary Clinton’s new book was greeted with a torrent of criticism on the day it was released.

What Happened, which covers the former Secretary of State’s unsuccessful election campaign against Donald Trump, was published on Tuesday. Clinton and her publisher Simon & Schuster claimed the book would offer a candid account of her failure and her own reflection on it.

Reviews of What Happened have been mixed, with some suggesting it Clinton uses it as an opportunity to blame others – such as Bernie Sanders and Vladimir Putin – for her failure, rather than herself. In The New York Times, which supported Clinton’s campaign, Jennifer Senior writes that the book is “a score-settling jubilee”.


Senate Approves Resolution Condemning White Supremacists (Antifa Is A-OK)

The Senate measure formally condemns “the violence and domestic terrorist attack” that occurred last month around a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

In addition to urging Trump and the administration to publicly push back against hate groups, the resolution urges Trump and his Cabinet to “address the growing prevalence of those hate groups in the United States.”


Justin Trudeau will lead delegation to UN General Assembly opening next week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will address the opening of the UN General Assembly in New York next week.

It’s part of a packed New York schedule for the prime minister.

He will lead the Canadian delegation to the start of the assembly’s 72nd session and give his speech on Thursday.


Facebook Doubles “Hate Speech” Sharia Police, Introduces “Tougher Rules”

Social media giants have readily accepted the mantle of the new totalitarians.

Facebook will also step up its monitoring of hate speech, adding 3,000 [sharia-compliant] content reviewers to nearly double the size of its existing team. Who decides what’s good and what’s forbidden? Why is anti-semitic, anti-Israel propaganda rampant on Facebook, while criticism of jihad and sharia is censored and scrubbed?


Professors told to report students who make campus ‘less inclusive’ to Behavior Assessment Team
As colleges across the country struggle with questions related to free speech on campuses, some schools have implemented policies that appear to give administrators significant latitude to discipline students for speaking in unpopular ways.

Most recently, the dean’s office of Utah Valley University, a public institution located in the north-central part of Utah, distributed a guidance letter to all faculty encouraging them to report to the school’s Behavior Assessment Team any students who use “inappropriate language,” are “argumentative,” or who speak “loudly.”

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