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Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Ebola in the U.S.

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Dems seek to weaponize Ebola politically

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2014

“This Ebola thing is the best argument you can make for the kind of government that we believe in.”

First it was Politico spreading the talking point that Republicans were exploiting Ebola by pointing out the failure and incompetence of the Obama administration. Huffington Post joined that chorus of GOP Lawmakers Continue To Stoke Ebola Fears. Now it’s Van Jones making the argument that Democrats need to weaponize Ebloa for the 2014…
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Northeastern SJP Protest Long Live Intifada Sign

BDS hate on campus is real

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2014

Students are speaking out about the culture of intimidation.

We have posted many times about how the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, through faculty and Students for Justice in Palestine branches, has turned campuses and classrooms into political battlefields in the worst way. When Northeastern University SJP marches to the chant of “Long Live the Intifada,” they are celebrating the bloody…
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Citizen journalists don’t need “Press Credentials” — but that badge may help

Guest Post by Tom Thurlow  ▪  October 5, 2014

Freely available “press credentials” may help citizen journalists avoid abusive conduct by the police or others.

Have you noticed that everything nowadays gets videotaped? With everyone suddenly having a smart-phone that photographs and videotapes, every newsworthy or even trivial event gets recorded and presented on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or onto someone’s blog. This phenomenon has coincided with the movement of “citizen journalists,” who aim to bring the straight…
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Surprise: Obama “practicing trickle-down economics”

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2014

George Will Explains How Obamanomics Really Works

At Obama’s recent speech in Illinois, he spent part of his time talking about improvements he has made to the economy and suggested other things that could be done. Naturally, he railed against trickle down economics. On Special Report with Bret Baier, George Will provided some facts for the low information crowd. Transcript…
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William F Buckley Jr

“If absolutely necessary, refuse to fasten your seatbelt”

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2014

A little wisdom from Bill Buckley

I enjoy revisiting modern Conservative classics. William F. Buckley, Jr. is a staple in that repertoire. Much like I enjoy reflecting on scripture or other mantras, I enjoy mulling the thoughts and words of leaders who forged the path of Conservatism. Early last week I was flipping through a few old books, one…
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Harris Poll: Americans Balk at Lifetime SCOTUS Appointments

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2014

Is it about “representation,” or the law?

A new poll from Harris Interactive suggests that 70% of Americans are uncomfortable with using a system of lifetime appointments to fill vacancies on our nation’s highest Court. This shouldn’t come as a shock, and neither should that fact that millennials are far less likely to object to the idea of…
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Debunking “Don’t talk to police”

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2014

Let’s focus on making judicious use of the 5th Amendment.

Some of you may be familiar with a popular Youtube video entitled “Don’t talk to police.”  And by popular, I mean POPULAR; it’s had over 4 million views. In that video a lawyer makes an energetic argument that you should never talk to the police under any circumstances, ever. [UPDATE:  In my own…
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Ferguson resident: “There’s going to be hell to pay” if businesses don’t rebuild

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2014

Some residents have it backwards: “No Jobs = No Peace,” but the opposite is true

Look up irony in the dictionary, and by all rights you should find a footnote pointing to this news story from CBS re: Ferguson MO: “Ferguson residents frustrated over lack of opportunity.” The story notes that the previous night was sufficiently quiet–”just eight arrests”–and that the National Guard is pulling out (meaning,…
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Claim: Republicans Spreading Fear of Ebola

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2014

Why is Politico carrying water for Democrats?

Americans’ fears about the spread of Ebola are growing, and the constant debunking of the Obama Administrations’ claims regarding the severity of the situation haven’t done much to gain the confidence of the public. Dan Nather of Politico doesn’t seem to have a firm grasp on the reality of the current situation: GOP…
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Ebola: A Hemorrhagic Fever by Any Other Name

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2014

Call it what it is.

One of the most troubling tendencies of the Obama Administration and their minions in the media is to relabel a problem, giving the appearance that solutions are on their way. Exhibit 1: An act of terror becomes a “man-caused disaster”. Exhibit 2: The prohibition on the term “illegal alien”. Now, the illness…
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Wait: Teachers Not Ready to be Armed, but They Can Dodge Bullets?

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2014

Wanted: Teachers with Captain America-like fighting abilities–no guns allowed, shield provided

So, people send me stuff. Which I love. And sometimes what they send makes me want to both laugh, and cry. Today I was sent a link to a video on the Bloomberg news site, about a company named Hardwire that has for years provided high-tech armoring materials to combat vehicles in…
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Harry Reid Criticized for Attacking Koch Bros by… MSNBC?

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2014

“It is sad and pathetic when somebody calls a person un-American.”

Harry Reid’s attacks on the Koch Brothers have been plentiful and well documented. While his obsession and poor taste have been noted on many conservative blogs, there hasn’t been much push back from the media. That’s what makes this segment from MSNBC’s Morning Joe so special. Not only does host Joe Scarborough…
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CNN Panelist: We Can’t Cut Flights to Liberia Over Ebola Because of Slavery

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2014

Wait. What?

As Americans become increasingly concerned about the spread of Ebola in the United States, there is a growing call to cut off flights to and from Liberia. Senator Ted Cruz has even contacted the FAA. Niels Lesniewski of Roll Call reported: Ted Cruz Asks FAA About Ebola Flight Ban Sen. Ted Cruz is asking…
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How did the Dallas hospital misplace the Ebola patient’s travel history?

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2014

The blame game begins

US Ebola patient zero, Thomas Eric Duncan, recent arrival from Liberia, had to go to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital twice to get admitted. On his first go-round, the hospital sent him home with antibiotics even though a nurse had obtained information that he’d been in Liberia, and despite the fact…
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Double Standards Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2014

Your weekly dispatch from the bizarre world of higher education.

Remember when Ann Coulter was disinvited from speaking at Fordham University in 2012? Convicted Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to Give Commencement Address at Goddard College Megyn Kelly Reports on Goddard College and Mumia Abu-Jamal Controversy Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Speaking of double standards. Democrat Pushes Plan to Favor Graduates Who Become Public Employees College Drama…
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Republicans are people too

No more “Republicans are people too” videos!

Posted by  ▪  October 4, 2014

Ad meant to make Republicans look relatable makes Republicans look lame.

A video published earlier this month now making the rounds on the internet is drawing all kinds of mockery, and deservedly so. On YouTube, the video is summarized as follows: It seems like it’s okay to say mean things about someone just because they’re Republican. That isn’t right. Before you write another…
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