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Israel unveils Roman-era mosaic found during construction

Construction workers in Alexandria, Virginia found the remains of an 18th century warehouse just eight feet underground

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Today in: Our Garbage Universities


By my rough count*, Yale offers 26 courses on African-American studies, 64 courses on “Ethnicity, Race and Migration,” and 41 courses under the heading of “Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.” I am probably low-balling the real numbers (they don’t include independent study) and the extent of the indoctrination, since you can be sure that many seemingly conventional courses are chock-a-block with left-wing treacle. How many courses are there on the Constitution? Well, from what I can tell: two (though one is actually taught by a conservative visiting professor, Steven Calabrisi). The History department offers three courses on the era of the Founding, all by a single professor.

That depressing stat is from a fantastic (and hilarious) Jonah Goldberg piece that you must read.

Good for him

The husband of a cop killed on 9/11 returned his wife’s posthumous Woman of the Year award to Glamour after the magazine gave the same honor last week to Caitlyn Jenner. James Smith told The Post he yanked the award off the shelf in his Long Island home dedicated to his wife, Moira, and FedExed it back to the magazine. Moira, who died at the age of 38 after rushing into the south tower, was honored by the magazine a month after her death. But after Jenner, 66, was anointed last week, Smith told the magazine’s editor, Cindi Leive, to take the award and shove it.

“Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?” Smith wrote. “At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police and firefighters putting their lives on the line for total strangers, brave women overcoming life threatening diseases . . . the list of possibilities goes on . . . is this the best you could do?”

“We have insurance, but can’t afford to use it.”
If only a very vocal group of people had warned that this would happen, maybe this all could have been avoided.

The vocalist Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar grew up as a nomad on the Mongolian steppe. Last month, he sang at Carnegie Hall.

Excellent: 1 to 5 cups of coffee daily may reduce risk of early death. 

DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America


“Look at those guys playing Frisbee. That is the definition of privilege.”

“There’s been a campaign of intimidation, where students are going dorm to dorm, floor to floor and asking students to go back to their dorms and put on black if they’re not wearing black,” the parent said. “My daughter told me people are uneasy and fearful,” she added. “Her personal politics are left-wing and she shares their sympathies, but she doesn’t like to feel that she can’t wear blue if she wants to wear blue.”

Hundreds of Columbia students gathered at the South Lawn Thursday, and some speakers heckled bystanders who did not participate. “Look at those guys playing Frisbee — that is the definition of privilege,” said one speaker. The students stopped playing Frisbee and left the area.

Another student wearing a T-shirt with the words “Kill White Supremacy” called Columbia a “white supremacist institution.” She led the crowd in a progression of chants including “I love black people,” “I love all black people” and “I love queer black people,” before adding “I love black criminals” and “I love black people who steal.”

Fucking lunatics.

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