A study released Tuesday states 43 percent of Americans believe supporting someone’s right to make offensive statements is equivalent to holding those same views.

Released by the Cato Institute, the survey found a stark political and racial divide among Americans in regards to the First Amendment and free speech.

Unsurprisingly, Democrats and self-described liberals were most supportive of not only limiting speech but of using the government to enforce their views. Republicans also favored retaliating against free speech practices they felt were disrespectful.

The survey also found that conservatives are much more likely to censor their viewpoints due to the current political climate.

While 76 percent of “strong conservatives” felt the need to self-censor, only 30 percent of “strong liberals” felt the same.

Other findings included majority liberal support for using violence against anyone deemed a Nazi and large support among Republicans for revoking the citizenship of anyone who burns the American flag.

Comments regarding immigrants, the police and transgender people were also discussed. The vast majority of leftists also believe hate speech is an “act of violence.”

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Michael Oreskes, a big shot for decades within the left-wing media elite, has been placed on indefinite leave by NPR over allegations of sexual misconduct. This makes him the fifth member of the elite media to face such accusation in a little under a month.

Two women filed separate complaints against Oreskes that allege disturbingly similar behavior — that sometime in the 1990s, while Oreskes worked as the Washington bureau chief at the left-wing New York Times, he abruptly kissed them and stuck his tongue in their mouths. Both say this happened during discussions with the powerful editor about the possibility of working at the Times.

The 63-year-old Oreskes has also served as senior managing editor for the Associated Press. He joined NPR as a senior vice president and editorial director in 2015.

The left-wing Washington Postspoke to both women, who wish to remain anonymous, and one alleges his disturbing behavior went above and beyond the unwanted kiss. There was also a bizarre personal ad and an offer of a “room service” lunch.

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The FBI announced Wednesday they are seeking a person of interest following Tuesday’s suspected terror attack in lower Manhattan.

A wanted poster released by the FBI shows they’re looking for Uzbek national Mukhammadzoir Kadirov in relation to the truck attack which left 8 dead and 11 injured in the Tribeca neighborhood.

“Law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s assistance with information about Mukhammadzoir Kadirov in relation to the deadly attack in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City, New York on October 31, 2017,” the poster reads.

Terror broke out Tuesday as Uzbek national and former Florida resident Sayfullo Saipov, 29, steered a Home Depot rental truck onto a populated bike path at around 3:50pm crashing into cyclists before smashing into a school bus.

Saipov jumped out of the truck and reportedly yelled, “Allahu Akbar,” before fleeing on foot. He was subsequently shot by an NYPD officer and rushed to the hospital to treat injuries.

Saipov, who entered the US in 2010 via a controversial Diversity Immigrant Visa program, had allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS after being radicalized online, according to a friend who spoke to the BBC.

Saipov was reportedly unapologetic for his suspected actions and asked for an ISIS flag to be displayed in his hospital room after he was read a Miranda warning, according to an FBI report.

FBI says Saipov, after a Miranda warning, asked to display an ISIS flag in his hospital room and said he “felt good about what he had done.” pic.twitter.com/HgKgDSkK0n

— Brad Heath (@bradheath) November 1, 2017

“The suspect was charged Wednesday with providing support to ISIS and violence and destruction of motor vehicles,” reports ABC News.

Pizza chain Papa John’s announced Wednesday that it is pulling its advertising associated with the NFL, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.

Per Jonathan Maze of Nation’s Restaurant News, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter said sales are down due to “negative consumer sentiment” regarding the company’s relationship with the NFL.

Schnatter also called the NFL “an example of poor leadership,” according to Maze.

A constant topic of discussion during the 2017 NFL season has been players’ decision to protest during the national anthem.

While the trend was started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last season, it has continued in 2017, especially since critical comments were made by President Donald Trump.

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Only 3 of the ten Democratic Senators up for re-election in 2018 are above a 50 percent approval rate in states that favored President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

The three senators, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, all are under a 50 percent approval rating, which is not a good sign for the future of the Democratic party, a Morning Consult poll revealed.

In a survey done in West Virginia, 53 percent of voters approve of Manchin and 36 percent disapprove. The margin of error on the West Virginia poll was plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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Three University of Tennessee professors say colleges should rename controversial monuments because of the “psychological harm” they cause to minority students.

In a recent academic paper, professors Jordan Brasher, Derek Alderman, and Joshua Inwood call for the development of a “responsible landscape policy” to help colleges assess monuments, statues, buildings, and dorms named after racist historical figures.

Campus buildings named after such figures, they argue, contribute to the tradition of “valorizing public figures with reputations for defending and perpetuating slavery, white supremacy, racial segregation, and disenfranchisement.”

“These commemorated individuals can serve as a ‘hidden curriculum’ that gives sometimes subtle, but often times overt clues about who belongs and whose histories are important to the development of the university and its identity,” they argue.

To change this, the professors call for “landscape interventions” to rename the monuments and promote a sense of “belonging” for minority students, and so establish a “more just landscape of racial identity and belonging.”

They even have a suggestion for how to go about replacing problematic names, suggesting that colleges “can carefully select surrogate names that are not benignly colorblind but instead actively remember and honor the lives of people of color.”

Jordan Brasher, the lead author of the paper, encouraged college administrators to implement what he and his colleagues call “landscape impact assessments” to determine the scope of racially offensive monuments on campus and consider renaming them.

The purpose of such an assessment, he told Campus Reform, would be to “stop the production of discriminatory public spaces,” which could “mitigate the psychological harm that discriminatory public spaces impose on African Americans and their sense of belonging.”

In addition to assessing the names of campus buildings, Brasher told Campus Reform that there are other ways for schools to handle the issue, such as conducting teach-ins on the “commemoration of white supremacists on campus.”

Professors “can draw on critical place name studies to highlight the socially constructed nature of the memorial landscape” and “engage the public with conversations” on the issue, he added.

While taking “Lolita Express” flights with Jeffrey Epstein, Spacey was creating an organization that would groom child actors on what they needed for success. Epstein (whose favorite passenger was Bill Clinton) was later convicted for child prostitution, but given given a slap on the wrist thanks to his lawyer, Ken Starr.

Alex Jones gives the basic gestalt on the upcoming Antifa “revolution” set to take place on November 4th.

He also weighs in on The New York Times publishing a full-page ad demanding a nationwide protest that won’t stop until President Trump is “driven from power.”