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New Jersey Middle School Sued Over Islamic Propaganda, Explicit Call to Convert to Islam

The lawsuit, claiming several violations of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, was filed on behalf of Libby Hilsenrath and her minor son. Seventh-grade students at Chatham Middle School were forced to endure Islamic propaganda and an explicit call to convert to Islam through a disturbing set of videos in their World Cultures and Geography class.


Exclusive: ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the US

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. The system gives the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time location tracking, raising significant concerns from civil libertarians.


‘Racism, discrimination’ to blame for high numbers of Indigenous children in care: Minister

The shockingly high numbers of Indigenous children in foster care and group homes are the products long-standing racism and discrimination, Canada’s minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs says.

Carolyn Bennett said social workers and agencies must give a “second thought” before taking an Indigenous child from his or her family.


Democrats will fill balcony with ‘Dreamers’ for State of the Union

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats will fill the balcony with so-called Dreamers and other immigrants during President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next week as the party panned a White House attempt on Thursday to reach a deal on immigration reform.


The Last Gasps of Outrage Culture?

‘Don’t tell your problems to people,” football legend Lou Holtz once declared. “Eighty percent don’t care, and the other 20 percent are glad you have them.” That’s rather harsh, I suppose — I’m sure you’d love to hear about the rogue fire hydrant that leapt in front of my car as I blamelessly tried to park at the local Chuy’s last month — but it’s probably also not too far from the truth.

Don’t tell that to the purveyors of today’s simmering outrage culture, however. For a frightening amount of people, the art of being offended by everything — or, even better, loudly and publicly complaining about being offended by everything — is pursued with alarming dedication. For some, being offended is practically a credo and an all-encompassing way of life.

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