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One Year in the Aftermath of the Isla Vista Mass Murder

“We don’t short sell the presence of evil in this world,” Pastor David Guzik said in his Sunday message following the May 2014 murderous rampage of a disturbed Elliot Rodger, in which he ripped through the community of Isla Vista, California, killing six and wounding several others.

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Cal Public Sector Unions Spending $1Billion Per Year

U.S. public sector unions are politically powerful because they collect and spend at least $4.0 billion in dues each year. But California unions are overwhelmingly powerful because although the state has just 11 percent of the nation’s population, California’s public

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Las Vegas High School Censors Pro-Life Club

Administrators of a Las Vegas school district have received a demand letter from attorneys at the Thomas More Society charging them with unconstitutionally discriminating against a student by denying her the right to form a pro-life club at her high school.

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Sexual Assault Case Against Venice High Schoolers Collapses

On Wednesday, prosecutors decided not to file charges against 15 students at Venice High School who had been suspected of sex crimes and arrested. Greg Risling of the District Attorney’s Office stated that they had “insufficient evidence,” according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

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Elite High School Students Rejecting Common Core Tests

LOS ANGELES — Half of the students in their junior year at four affluent high schools in California–Gunn, Palo Alto, Palos Verdes and Calabasas–have chosen to ignore the Smarter Balanced Assessments, the tests based on Common Core that premiere at California high schools this spring.

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University of California At Center of Antisemitism Fight

The University of California has produced some of the most blatant cases of campus antisemitism in recent months, with Jewish students singled out for their faith–often by anti-Israel activists. That prompted 57 rabbis and 107 members of the UC faculty to write to the administration Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports, to ask that it adopt the State Department definition of antisemitism, which includes demonizing Israel, delegitimizing Israel, or holding double standards for Israel.

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