'Heroic': Teacher injured protecting students in Noblesville school shooting

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley

Family members and police said Jason Seaman, 29, was the teacher who was shot inside a classroom after a male student, later taken into custody, asked to be excused then came back in with two handguns.

Seaman was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital in critical condition. He was listed in good condition on Friday night.

A statement from the school district Seaman attended in Illinois said that Seaman’s heroic actions came “as no surprise to … those who know Jason”:

A school shooting occurred on the morning of Friday, May 25, 2018 at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Indiana. While there are no fatalities due to the shooting, Mahomet-Seymour High School alumnus Jason Seaman (class of 2007) was among the shooting victims. Reports and accounts regarding the shooting indicate that Jason’s actions likely saved and protected lives. His heroic actions come as no surprise to the Bulldog Nation and those who know Jason. We continue to keep Jason and his family in our thoughts and prayers as he recovers from this tragic event, as well as all of the communities impacted by school violence. […]

Jordan Peterson

Last Friday, The New York Times ran a disgusting hit piece against Canadian psychologist and university professor Jordan Peterson. Reminiscent of the infamous interview with British journalist Cathy Newman from January, Times writer Nellie Bowles forced Peterson into her own preconceived idea of a sexist patriarchal bully and slandered him with every paragraph.

Bowles’s headline said it all: “Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy.” Many rushed to Peterson’s defense, but the psychologist himself took the attack in stride.

While Peterson took the attack in stride and criticized some of his defenders as having a “conniption fit” about the story, in the interest of his eighth rule for life (“tell the truth — or, at least, don’t lie.”), I have decided to respond to Bowles’s smears on his behalf. My wife and I have read and thoroughly enjoyed his best-selling book, “12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos,” and consider the Times piece a violent misunderstanding of Peterson’s philosophy. […]

Williams: From Russia with love

Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump and the Russians colluded to rig the 2016 presidential election so far has borne little fruit. The Democrats and their media allies would love to find some Russian collusion and interference. I can help them discover some, but I doubt that they will show much interest. Here it goes.

For years, Russia has been the world’s largest oil producer. Within recent times, the U.S. has edged Russia out of the No. 1 spot. Much of the increased U.S. production is attributable to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the shale formations in Texas and North Dakota. Now the U.S. is a net exporter of oil. Exports of oil have exceeded oil imports since 2011. This hasn’t sat well with Russia, which has taken measures to hinder our oil productivity.

An American Spectator magazine story points to the kind of Russian collusion and domestic meddling that meets the approval of Democrats, leftists and their media allies. The story is aptly titled “Russian funding of U.S. environmental groups shows how collusion is done”. A 2014 U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee report identified that the San Francisco-based Sea Change Foundation receives funding from a Bermuda-based shell company known as Klein Ltd. Klein Ltd. was created by attorneys from Wakefield Quin, a law firm that has close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Klein Ltd. operates as a “pass-through” organization for foreign funds going into the U.S. […]

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