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Washburn U. Removes Statues of ‘Controversial’ Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin

Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, quietly removed statues of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin from campus in July over concerns that they would be vandalized by protesters. The university also feared that having a statue of Thomas Jefferson would become a “target or an embarrassment” for alumni. Statues of Jefferson have recently been targeted by vandals on campuses and in parks around the country.

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Berkeley Will Rename Washington and Jefferson Elementary Schools for BLM

Two elementary schools named after George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in Berkeley, California, announced this week that they will change their names to comply with increasing demands for political correctness. The Berkeley Unified School District also announced a “Black Joy Campaign” to bring “racial equity” training to students and teachers.

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Nolte: This CHAZ Idea Is Growing on Me

The federal government is now so overbearing and powerful, every political decision is a bitter battle because we’re forcing our values and ideas on one another. Remove that stress, and things can only get better. 

Demonstrators march to the Seattle Police Departments East Precinct after marching inside Seattle City Hall, led by Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant, on June 9, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Protests have continued in many parts of the city including around the Seattle Police Departments East Precinct, an area that …