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By Sam Dorman | | July 8, 2016 | 2:43 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s proposal to spend $350 billion on “affordable” tuition may have been outrageous, but at least it provoked some poignant comments on the pitfalls of big government.

By Elliot Polsky | | July 8, 2016 | 2:25 PM EDT

“Is the pope Catholic?” It used to be an obvious rhetorical question along the lines of where bears go to the restroom. But not anymore. 

By Tom Johnson | | July 8, 2016 | 1:48 PM EDT

Donald Trump may have hijacked the Republican party, suggests Beutler, but he hasn’t changed its bigoted course -- he’s just put the pedal to the metal. Trump’s campaign has made clear, “even among many conservatives who once denied it,” that “millions of white people believe it’s important to rally behind politicians who support policies that directly or indirectly penalize minorities—and that those politicians happen to be members of one party.” But even if Trump gets routed in November, argued Beutler in a Tuesday article, “the incentives in Republican politics would still point to race-baiting, conspiracy peddling, and appeals to white-male grievance as useful tools of political battle.”

By Scott Whitlock | | July 8, 2016 | 12:52 PM EDT

Anchoring MSNBC's live coverage of the murder of five police officers in Dallas, Brian Williams on Thursday night repeatedly connected the tragic killings to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Referencing JFK’s murder from 53 years ago, Williams lectured, “[Dallas] has struggled mightily since 1963 to be associated with something other than gun violence, something other than the murder of our former President, John F. Kennedy.” 

By Curtis Houck | | July 8, 2016 | 12:24 PM EDT

The major broadcast networks were relatively calm, professional, and sober on Friday morning in their reporting of the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas, Texas, but there were still a few moments in which the issue of gun control or criticism of police was prevalent with CBS This Morning offering a few examples.

By Sarah Stites | | July 8, 2016 | 11:04 AM EDT

What could be better than a new Star Trek movie? Its first openly gay character, of course!

The internet has been exploding with the news that USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu will be portrayed as gay in the upcoming film Star Trek Beyond. Sulu will appear briefly in a scene with his “husband.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the two have a daughter together.” 

By Dylan Gwinn | | July 8, 2016 | 10:39 AM EDT

The Monday Morning Quarterback’s Albert Breer, is after your guns again. In the wake of the Thursday Dallas sniper attacks on police, Breer took to twitter to make his case against the 2nd Amendment.

By Scott Whitlock | | July 8, 2016 | 10:38 AM EDT

Five police officers were brutally murdered on Thursday night in Dallas during a Black Lives Matter protest. Though unrelated to this incident, it’s worth looking back at examples of media outlets urging violence or explaining it away. On June 6, 2016, the Huffington Post published a screed entitled, “Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any.” 

By Samantha Cohen | | July 8, 2016 | 10:18 AM EDT

On Thursday, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell appeared on Morning Joe to dissect Hillary Clinton’s lucky break from the FBI. What struck O’Donnell was the notion of precedent, or a lack thereof, in finding a single similar case that supported criminal charges for Clinton’s private server. Unlike FBI Director James Comey, MSNBC’s O’Donnell believed the plea and pardon of former CIA Director John Deutch could pass as precedent.

By Brad Wilmouth | | July 8, 2016 | 10:01 AM EDT

This week, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump managed to accomplish something else that seemed impossible -- in this case, he actually inspired some liberals to finally start railing against the many evils of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. But liberal CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers had an amusing amount of trouble getting the words "Donald Trump" out of his mind as he was trying to go negative on Saddam Hussein as, four times in less than 20 seconds, Sellers repeatedly substituted the GOP presidential candidate's name in place of that of the former Iraqi dictator.

Making CNN Tonight host Don Lemon repeatedly have to jump in to correct him, Sellers asserted that "Donald Trump" had "killed tens of thousands of his own citizens," and that "Donald Trump," before meeting his "demise," was planning to use chemical weapons against Israel.

By Scott Whitlock | | July 8, 2016 | 9:04 AM EDT

CBS This Morning reporter Mark Strassmann on Thursday offered a sneering, condescending look at a new biblical theme park attraction in Kentucky. Speaking of the gigantic Noah’s Ark Experience, Strassmann dismissed, “Nothing like it built before. But critics wonder why it was even built at all.” 

By Rich Noyes | | July 8, 2016 | 8:56 AM EDT

NewsBusters is continuing to document the news media’s role in enabling Hillary Clinton’s political career, showing how reporters showered were with positive news coverage while they savaged her opponents. Today, ten examples representing the softball treatment Hillary has received in TV interviews over the years.

By Dan Gainor | | July 8, 2016 | 8:20 AM EDT

Editor’s Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. (We hope.)

Sex discrimination, anti-semitism, transgender cyborgs, money for nothing and a dress you wouldn’t want to touch with a 10-foot-long pair of scissors. That’s the best of, or worst of, a week in the left-wing press. It’s pressing or just depressing.

By Curtis Houck | | July 8, 2016 | 2:34 AM EDT

While the cable networks were surprisingly guarded in touting gun control late Thursday night and early Friday morning on the heinous murders of at least four Dallas, Texas police officers (as of this writing), CNN’s assembled team eventually couldn’t hold off any longer in the 1:00 a.m. hour and unleashed their gun control diatribes.

By Tom Blumer | | July 8, 2016 | 12:14 AM EDT

A June 30 Boston Globe editorial moaned about how "state funding for youth jobs" in Massachusetts "faces damaging cuts." Two kinds of "cuts" are occurring. One is, as of the time of the editorial, an absolute cut in dollar funding for the related government program, known as YouthWorks. However, there is another more significant cut in the number of jobs which could be provided even if dollar funding had stayed the same because of ... wait for it ... the Bay State's minimum wage increase from $10 per hour to $11 (HT PJ Media; bolds are mine):