The long, bleak, frustrating Obama era is soon over, and I couldn’t be more pleased or more hopeful for the new year.  With that said, I thought I would join Kemberlee and Leslie in sharing my favorite posts from the past year, so without including posts mentioned elsewhere or further ado . . .

#5:  Hillary’s 1990s escape from criminal charges echoes Comey email decision

She will never be president, and it looks like that will be the only price she pays for her myriad questionable activities over the decades.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/07/flashback-prosecutors-weighed-charging-hillary-in-the-90s/

# 4  Alabama regulators want personal info on beer purchasers

I saw this story on my local news and saw that it wasn’t getting a lot of attention “out there,” so this was a must-write for me.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/08/alabama-regulators-want-personal-info-on-beer-purchasers/

#3 The Conservative Case for Ted Cruz

What can I say?  I was a huge Cruz supporter from his early days—way back in ’12, heh—running for the Senate and was delighted when he announced he was running for president.  Researching this post, I learned even more about his remarkable history as a staunch conservative and life-long defender of the Constitution.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/01/the-conservative-case-for-ted-cruz/

# 2  British Parliament to Debate Banning Trump from UK

I used to be an avid Anglophile, but my, how the country has changed in recent decades.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/01/british-parliament-to-debate-banning-trump-from-uk/

# 1  Student: “Columbia should pay for my period”

While progressives focused on inane and off-putting ideas like this, middle America was left behind, forgotten.  If anyone wants to know why Obama has been so roundly rebuked and Hillary has lost, they need look no further than this sort of thing.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/02/columbia-student-wants-free-tampons/

Honorable Mention: Oregon Folk Singer Heading to Syria to Serenade ISIS

I’m not sure what happened with (or to) this guy, but apparently his songs of peace and love fell on deaf ears.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/01/oregon-folk-singer-heading-to-syria-to-serenade-isis/

To me, this isn’t just the end of a year, but the end of a long, dark progressive nightmare, so it’s with good cheer and great hope that I greet the New Year and wish nothing but the best for our new president and for our nation.  We’re in for a bumpy ride, but at least this time, we aren’t sitting in the back.