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With unprecedented security measures, Ben Shapiro delivers Berkeley speech

Amid fears of widespread political violence, Ben Shapiro’s speech at UC Berkeley on Thursday night was a mostly peaceful affair, with the conservative commentator delivering remarks where he criticized identity politics and an anti-free speech climate on college campuses around

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Conservative groups file lawsuit over Coulter cancellation at Berkeley

Young America’s Foundation and the University of California Berkeley College Republicans have filed a lawsuit after the school canceled an upcoming speech by conservative author Ann Coulter, arguing the action violates the students’ constitutional right to free speech. “Though UC

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 13

Law enforcement accountability measures stalling in Sacramento Californians dig Gov. Brown UC Berkeley’s chancellor under investigation SD mayor leads opposition to measure giving certain felons early release Cap-and-trade extension proposed Good morning! Happy Hump Day.  “Against a national backdrop of

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 11

  Prop. 30 extension qualifies for ballot Kamala Harris under fire UC Regents discuss sexual harassment and violence in private Lawmakers carve out ex parte communications Good morning! We’re told it’s California Day of the Teacher, so be sure to

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Minimum wage divides experts

Voters will likely decide on the November ballot whether or not to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, even though experts are still divided on the issue. There will be plenty of anecdotes in between now and November

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Can ‘Big Data’ figure out how to reduce CA gridlock?

The use of “Big Data” has transformed strategizing in baseball, given rise to microtargeting of individual voters in presidential campaigns and turned browsing the Internet into an unsettling experience in which users see advertisers guess what they might want to

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Lawsuit over Harvard admissions has CA overtones

Harvard University is facing a well-financed lawsuit over its admissions practices, with plaintiffs arguing that the nation’s oldest, richest and most admired college enforces an anti-Asian bias every bit as real as the anti-Jewish bias seen in Cambridge and at

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Radicals almost burned alive UC official faulted for Occupy response

As the left’s thoughtcrime offensive gears up, the latest victim is former UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgenau, who backed out of a speaking role at Haverford University graduation ceremonies after campus “progressives” demanded it. They’re upset over Birgenau’s response to Occupy

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