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University of Michigan Can’t Tell If You’re a Boy or Girl Unless You Tell Them

From the story:  A new initiative by the University of Michigan invites students to report their preferred gender pronouns to the university so faculty and staff can use these when addressing each student.  Here’s what’s scary:  These people are educating your children.  If they can’t identify a boy in their classroom, how can they explain the far more complicated areas of biology and chemistry?  My three-year-old knows a girl when they see one but a professor at the University of Michigan needs to check his roster.


Michigan Capital Confidential

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Gallup: Voters Prefer Trump on Economy

But Hillary leads in most other categories (Gallup).  New polls show Clinton up slightly (RCP).  A story notes “Democrats are beginning to worry that too many African-American voters are uninspired by Clinton’s candidacy, leading her campaign to hit the panic button this week and launch an all-out blitz to juice-up voter enthusiasm” (Politico).   Hillary’s love of abortion continues to be an issue (The Pulse).  And then there’s this:  NBC parent company Comcast donated $5.6 million to the Democratic Party during its convention in Philadelphia, and NBC provided Monday night’s presidential debate moderator (Daily Caller).

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CNN: NFL Giant Drop in Ratings is No Big Deal: Nothing to See Here…

First of all – really?  Since when is millions of viewers vanishing no big deal?  Never.  Second, the story completely ignores the fact that a lot of people are turned off by the anti-America displays (CNN).  Meanwhile, the man who started the ratings fall visited protesting high school players to encourage their bad behavior (Fox News).  Three Michigan State players raised their fists during the anthem (USA Today) then the team went on to an embarrassing defeat (NY Times).

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Hillary Camp Wants Help from Debate Moderators

Calling it “unfair” that Hillary should have to “make sure” Trump’s “lies are corrected” (Washington Times).  More members of Camp Hillary are making demands (Washington Examiner).  One story claims she’s getting help from a podium designed to make her look taller (NY Daily News).  The format (NBC News).  A look at the moderator’s challenge (USA Today).  Voters are still having trouble trusting either candidate (Gallup).  From ABC News:  The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has narrowed to essentially a dead heat nationally in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, raising the stakes dramatically for the first presidential debate Monday night (ABC News).

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Florida Sheriff’s Office Refuses to Escort NFL’s Dolphins Until They Stand for Anthem

From the story:  “I didn’t want to believe that it was really happening,” he said. “But when he stepped on the flag – I just thought about all these men and women who fought for that flag that he just walked on – all these men and women who’ve come home with that flag draped over their coffin.” So Alex grabbed his phone and snapped a photo – a photo that would eventually go viral on Facebook. Then, the teenager rose from his seat, picked up the flag and took the defiled banner to the principal’s office. “We are extremely proud of him,” Alex’s mother told me. “He did the right thing.” However, doing the right thing could land the brave, young patriot in hot water.

Mr. Francis told me Alex “broke the law” and should be punished. “I believe that child does need to be punished in some way – absolutely,” the teacher told me. “I can’t take a picture of them and in turn they cannot do the same of me.”


Todd Starnes

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Charlotte Erupts Again, Hillary Fuels the Fire

The governor declared a state of emergency.  More officers were attacked.  At least one person was shot (Fox News).  Multiple civilians were shot according to this story, not by police (RCP). ABC News called the rioters “who threw bottles at police, blocked an interstate, threw objects at passing cars, jumped on vehicles, looted businesses, vandalized a Hyatt hotel and attacked its employees” mere “demonstrators” (ABC News).  Hillary tweeted anger at the police (Gateway Pundit).  And yet, a story notes “A Charlotte, North Carolina news station says it has confirmed with sources that there is dash camera video that shows Keith Scott getting out of a car and coming at police officers with a gun in his hand” (KWCH).  From another: “Officers approached Scott and gave him multiple warnings to drop the weapon, Putney said. Scott then attempted to get out of the vehicle with the gun in his hand, which is when he was shot by Officer Brentley Vinson, who is black and has been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure in such cases. Vinson has been with the department for two years” (CBS News).  More on the Charlotte shooting (CNN).  Meanwhile, a more detailed look at the shooting of Terence Crutcher (ABC News).  Trump had a more sensitive answer to the difficult Tulsa shooting (RCP).

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Trump is Suddenly Strong in Democratic States

A look at several where Republicans typically lose big (The Pulse).  Reuters has Trump up 5 in New Mexico (Breitbart) a state Democrats won in 5 of the last 6 elections.  He’s down 6 in Minnesota (Star Tribune) a state Republicans haven’t won since 1972. Meanwhile, a CBS poll shows the two tied across the battleground states (CBS News).  The Philadelphia Police Union has endorsed Trump (Philly Voice).

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