Open Carry is coming to Texas (we think)

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…but only if the House and Senate can agree on a bill

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Open Carry is coming to Texas (we think)

Posted by - 4/18/2015 at 10:30am

Color the rest of the country shocked: Texas is one of the few states in the nation (six, to be exact) that hasn’t yet approved the open carry of handguns in some form. That all could change this legislative session, though, if Republicans in the legislature have their way.

Yesterday, members of the Texas House of Representatives voted 96-35 to approve House Bill 910 by Republican Larry Phillips. HB 910 would allow anyone holding a concealed carry license to also also openly carry a weapon in a hip or shoulder holster. (In Texas, it’s already legal to openly carry a long gun.) According to the Houston Chronicle, lawmakers worked through almost 20 amendments before finally moving the measure on to the Senate, including one that would have allowed for campus carry. (That issue, unfortunately, is another blog post entirely.)

The Senate has already passed its own version of the bill, which means that the two chambers will have to reconcile their differences before the bill is sent to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature.

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Minimum Intelligence Week at College Insurrection

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Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

CI 4.17.15

Minimum Intelligence Week at College Insurrection

Posted by - 4/18/2015 at 8:30am

Who knew we could all become wealthier by just creating new laws?

Why stop there? Let’s make more stuff free, too.

What could possibly go wrong?

Vandalism was the crime of the week.

No consequences here, naturally.

American Sniper is still in the news.

Presidential politics in higher education.

Harvard had quite a week.

Compare and contrast.

The left sure is classy.

Fairness is so important.

This kid couldn’t speak English when he came to America.

Liberal logic 101.

Headline of the week.

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Jeb Bush comes out for Loretta Lynch

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Going along to get along?

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Jeb Bush comes out for Loretta Lynch

Posted by - 4/18/2015 at 7:00am

This could be added to the list of reasons some conservatives don’t want Jeb Bush as the Republican nominee in 2016.

But it’s a pretty big one, IMHO:

Jeb Bush says that the Senate should confirm the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s choice for attorney general. A number of Senate Republicans oppose her nomination.

“I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said, according to reports of his stop at the “Politics and Pie” forum in Concord, New Hampshire, on Thursday night.

The former Florida governor made sure to get in a few digs at current Attorney General Eric Holder, saying that Republicans should consider that the longer it takes to confirm Lynch, the longer Holder stays.

Now, what’s wrong with Bush’s statement?

Nothing much—that is, if it were the olden (pre-Bork) days.

The Bork nomination in 1987 is often considered the beginning of the current hyper-partisan attitude towards nominations, be they Supreme Court or otherwise:

Within 45 minutes of Bork’s nomination to the Court, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) took to the Senate floor with a strong condemnation of Bork in a nationally televised speech, declaring,

“Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens.”

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Paul Revere’s midnight ride happened 240 years ago

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Paul Revere’s midnight ride happened 240 years ago

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"Listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere"
 
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Obama now open to immediate lifting of Iran sanctions?

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Obama now open to immediate lifting of Iran sanctions?

https://youtu.be/L4tt6EdxTlg
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Remember the gradual lifting of Iran sanctions? Kiss it goodbye
 
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The most comprehensive depiction of Hillary lies yet?

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The most comprehensive depiction of Hillary lies yet?

Hillary Clinton what difference does it making polling president 2016 scandal
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This one's going to leave a mark
 
 
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It’s time to talk “Politics and Pie” and 2016

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It’s time to talk “Politics and Pie” and 2016

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RIP, sanity...it's election season
 
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US Consulate Possible Target in Erbil Bombing (Updates)

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US Consulate Possible Target in Erbil Bombing (Updates)

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Who's responsible? Developing...
 
 
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Virginia Chief Justice Drawn Into Israel Trip Cancellation Issue

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Virginia Chief Justice Drawn Into Israel Trip Cancellation Issue

Virginia State Bar Mid Year Legal Seminar Website original w border
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4/17/2015 at 1:00pm
FOIA documents show concerns over Israel trip brought to highest level prior to cancellation.
 
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Lynch and Reid vs. Justice for Victims of Trafficking

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Lynch and Reid vs. Justice for Victims of Trafficking

Harry-Reid
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Democrats can't make this issue go away
 
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When did the White House find out about Bergdahl?

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When did the White House find out about Bergdahl?

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What did they know---and when did they know it?
 
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Gawker staffers considering unionizing

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Gawker staffers considering unionizing

https://vimeo.com/71372782
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Pass the popcorn.
 
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Campaign 2016: A big burrito, with a topping of liberal media bias

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Campaign 2016: A big burrito, with a topping of liberal media bias

Hillary Media Bias
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Sharp observation on Hillary: "We've never seen her get a burrito before."
 
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AACONS Interviews Ken Blackwell and Michael Doran

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AACONS Interviews Ken Blackwell and Michael Doran

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AACONS sits down with Ken Blackwell and Michael Doran to discuss the news of the day
 
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Someone should probably check on Lincoln Chafee’s comms shop

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Someone should probably check on Lincoln Chafee’s comms shop

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4/16/2015 at 6:35pm
...because they just had a collective heart attack
 
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UN special envoy to Yemen goes under the bus

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UN special envoy to Yemen goes under the bus

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4/16/2015 at 5:00pm
Diplomacy turns to violence
 
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Etsy goes public

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Etsy goes public

ETSY goes public
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The virtual market is thriving