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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

John David Rice-Cameron, the Stanford College Republicans president, is pressing charges against a liberal student who allegedly "hit him" and "forcefully pushed him back" during a pro-Brett Kavanaugh event Tuesday afternoon. Rice-Cameron is the son of controversial Obama administration official Susan Rice, who is rumored to be considering a run against Susan Collins, R-Maine, following her support in the Senate for confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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the son of controversial Obama administration official Susan Rice

There's nothing controversial about Susan Rice.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-10-10 08:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Funny only right winged screeds are reporting this. Not so funny dat be.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-10 08:53 PM | Reply

Like the Stanford University newspaper?

www.stanforddaily.com

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-10 08:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#2 And even if that were so, wouldn't that would be indicative of leftist (or MSM) outlets are suppressing it? Unless your point is that it didn't happen.

#4 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-10 09:00 PM | Reply

Like the Stanford University newspaper?

www.stanforddaily.com

#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Stanford is right-wing.

They worship at the alter of all things Herbert Hoover, who went there way back when Stanford was just starting out.

#5 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-10-10 09:01 PM | Reply

#4 Sorry - Thumbs of Tor Johnson....

#6 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-10 09:02 PM | Reply

Is there any evidence of the assault, or just 11th hour hearsay?
I am going to need 4k video evidence and a signed confession or the perp walks.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-10 09:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Stanford is right-wing.

#5 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF

They are?

The only college that I was aware that was decidedly right-wing was Hillsdale here in Michigan. Well, that and the University of Chicago Econ department.

Can you source your claim? I've never heard that about Stanford.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-10 10:00 PM | Reply

You would think Humpers would like that sort of thing.

They are into violence.

Don't their candidates punch reporters in the face to make sure they are elected?

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-10 10:37 PM | Reply

Stanford is right-wing.
They worship at the alter of all things Herbert Hoover, who went there way back when Stanford was just starting out.

#5 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF AT 2018-10-10 09:01 PM

That's absurd, Stanford and Berkeley try to out left each other on a daily basis.

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-10 10:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Not so funny dat be.

Thanks for calling out the MSM bias, since no mention of this on CNN/MSNBC/NYT...if her son was an outspoken liberal leader at Stanford, this would be front page news.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-10 10:46 PM | Reply

Can you source your claim? I've never heard that about Stanford.

#8 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Three words ...

1. Herbert

2. Hoover

3. Alumnus

#12 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-10-11 06:06 AM | Reply

Dems have given over to mob rule.

#13 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-10-11 08:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

RE: #13, threadreaderapp.com

#14 | Posted by qcp at 2018-10-11 11:44 AM | Reply

I'm betting it was nothing and he's just acting like a typical "Conservative" "alpha" male.

And the usuals show up and join the whine choir.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-11 11:58 AM | Reply

#12

The partisan ignorance is strong in you today...besides, Hoover graduated from Stanford in 1895, and plenty of universities have internal institutes and buildings named after former Presidents, good and bad.

A study by Stanford in 2014 had the following findings:

Stanford is often perceived as a bastion of liberalism, full of left-leaning students, student protests, and activist movements; indeed, the university is famously characterised as a "liberal bubble", politically far to the left of the rest of the US.

The Stanford Review contacted the Stanford student body last week to see where it stood politically. As it turns out, Stanford makes people more liberal both on foreign policy and socially, and the Stanford bubble has a very real effect on people's perceptions.

For the study, 1 means liberal or dove; 5 means conservative or hawk.

GraphThe average Stanford student, unsurprisingly, is pretty liberal*, although not exceptionally so: students averaged 2.8 on fiscal policy, 1.7 on social issues and 2.4 on foreign affairs. They also care moderately about politics, averaging 3.5 with a relatively small standard deviation of 1.1.

There were at least two more interesting observations from the survey data. First, students become more liberal on at least some issues during their time at Stanford: the pre-Stanford admit, assuming students can remember their past viewpoints accurately, scored 2.8 on fiscal, 2.0 on social and 2.5 on foreign policy, two of which (social and foreign policy) turn out to be statistically significant results.

Four key results, however, are statistically significant. First, on perception-reality gaps, both fiscal and social policy differences – i.e. the difference between where Stanford students think the average student stands, and where the average student actually stands – are very statistically significant. This suggests that perceptions of a ‘liberal bubble', while accurate, are less true than one might assume. Second, students almost certainly change their viewpoints upon arriving at Stanford; the shift in foreign policy is significant enough to be unlikely to be the result of chance, while the shift in social policy is significant at pretty much every level (i.e. extremely unlikely to be the result of chance).

What should we take away from these results? The data on how attitudes shift during our time on campus, while significant, would benefit from comparison with other universities, to establish whether Stanford uniquely liberalises people or whether the liberal phenomenon is one more generalisable to US college campuses. Yet despite this lack of comparative evidence, we should be cognisant of the natural biases students exhibit towards campus' centre of political loudness. The Stanford liberal bubble is very real, and it is plausible that recent polarised discourse on issues like divestment has had a disproportionate impact on our perception of students' political leanings. While these hard statistics indicate a reality where students think people are more liberal than they are, Stanford leans liberal in almost every measure.

( "Liberalism" throughout this article refers to left-wing or modern liberal viewpoints; e.g. fiscal liberalism involves raising taxes and spending, not the classic liberal doctrine of minimal state intervention.)*

Stanford Review:Where Does Stanford Actually Stand?

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-11 12:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--( "Liberalism" throughout this article refers to left-wing or modern liberal viewpoints; e.g. fiscal liberalism involves raising taxes and spending, not the classic liberal doctrine of minimal state intervention.)*

"Liberals" should stick to calling themselves "progressives" because they sure aren't liberals. Especially the SJWs who want to censor all contrary opinions.

#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-11 12:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

More #hypocrisy from the party of #chaos.

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-11 12:40 PM | Reply

"Liberals" should stick to calling themselves "progressives" because they sure aren't liberals. Especially the SJWs who want to censor all contrary opinions"

Oh I get it.

They should self-censor what they call themselves because its contrary to your opinion of what liberal means.

Do you strive for all your posts to be self-retorting retorts, or is this the savant side of your otherwise idiotic existence?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-11 12:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

More #hypocrisy from the party of #chaos.

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism

What, that righties would be upset over somebody getting the horns after messing with the bull?

I agree!

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-12 04:22 PM | Reply

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