Obama’s Justice Department refused to hire military veterans for jobs

By Stephen Dinan for the Washington Times.

The Obama Justice Department discriminated against military veterans, trying to force them to withdraw their applications for two job postings — then canceling the postings altogether and rewriting the jobs to prevent the veterans from qualifying, a government watchdog said Wednesday.

Under federal law, veterans should have gotten preferential consideration for the two positions in the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program.

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IRS outsources tax investigations to contractors, findings wind up in newspapers

By Natalia Castro for Net Right Daily.

IRS outsources tax investigations to contractors, findings wind up in newspapers

By Natalia Castro

Government officials take an oath of office to protect the securities of the American people, contractors do not. Yet for some of our most sensitive tax records and information, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has employed third party contractors to pursue investigations; the IRS has manipulated the law and politicized our agencies as a result.

Our critical tax payer information and records should only be handled by the government agencies which are indebted to the American people’s trust.

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Repressive Speech Codes At Michigan Community Colleges Model PC Universities

By Derek Draplin for Capcon.

Macomb Community College enforces a speech code that would warrant a “yellow light” rating for being unreasonably restrictive of students’ free expression rights in the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s “Spotlight” database of schools.

MCC escaped the label only because FIRE, the civil liberties organization that litigates for campus First Amendment rights nationally, only includes four-year institutions in its database. But when Michigan Capitol Confidential asked the organization about the speech codes of several Michigan community colleges, it decided to take a look.

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It Might Soon Be Legal for Employers to Force You Into a Genetic Test

Sy Mukherjee for Fortune.com.

Say your employer wants you to get a genetic test. You politely decline because you consider it a gross infringement of privacy. Well, too bad—your monthly health insurance payments just spiked 30%.

This could be the reality under HR 1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, a House GOP-sponsored bill that would essentially allow companies with workplace wellness programs to demand your genetic information (or force you to pay a big penalty).

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http://fortune.com/2017/03/10/genetic-testing-workplace-wellness-bill/

Woman’s “Top 10 Reasons I Am No Longer A Leftist” Goes Viral

By Brian Thomas of the Federalist Papers.

Dr. Danusha V. Goska was a lifelong liberal who “could not conceive of ever being anything but a leftist.”

Her fantastic column, “Top Ten Reasons I Am No Longer a Leftist,” details how and why her philosophies changed.

From DownTrend:

How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a button saying “Eat the Rich.” To me it wasn’t a metaphor.

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Higher ed’s prejudice problem

By Glenn Harlan Reynolds for USA Today.

Higher education has a problem with prejudice. It’s not the usual racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia that colleges are always denouncing. It’s prejudice — sometimes expressed in an ugly and open fashion — against Republicans, conservatives and libertarians. And people are starting to notice.

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