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Ungrateful UnKoch Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

Higher Ed! Can’t live with it, can’t live without it … on second thought.

Ungrateful, and not objecting to liberal and progressive donors: College Students Launch “UnKoch My Campus” Campaign This is offensive on campus: Women in Academia Angered by Sexy Ph.D. Costume This is not: Harvard Offers Anal Sex Workshop, Titled “What’s What In the Butt” Harvard Sex Week Organizer Says Backlash to Anal Sex Workshop is Evidence of “Latent…
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Wendy Davis supporters may now be seated

Posted by  ▪  November 8, 2014

For a very long time.

From Ted, taken in Southlake, TX: A picture is worth a thousand (plus or minus) words: Not just one, but two shots at Greg Abbott’s physical paralysis The driver won’t sit down–as this photo was taken on 11/5, I think the reason is obvious: he/she is still sore! It’s a hybrid–what a shock!
 
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Couple offers to pay for robbery suspects’ education if turn themselves in

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

What’s the chance the perps will take up the offer?

Here’s a feel good story to wrap up the week. Usually people robbed at gun point aren’t too keen to get to know the guy that shoved a gun in their face, much less offer what could be life altering help. These homeowners however see the entire situation differently. KHOU Houston reports (emphasis added): BUNKER…
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The Cycle Isn’t Over Yet

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

RNC, Republican Campaigns sending hundreds of staffers to the battle in the Bayou.

Republicans walloped Democrats on Tuesday night, gaining control of the Senate and substantial pickups on the state and local level—but national groups aren’t even close to calling it a day. The NRSC and RNC are currently organizing staff from across the country for a mass deployment to Louisiana to help resolve…
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Ebola Update: 13 in Iowa Monitored for Symptoms

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

Millions spent on pandemic response equipment that has already expired.

Concern about the administration’s handing of the global Ebola crisis was a contributing factor in the Republican success across the country in Tuesday’s election; polls indicated Americans were more worried about the lack of a comprehensive response than they were about immigration and same-sex marriage. It is likely this concern will…
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Reporters Laugh at Josh Earnest’s Midterm Spin

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

“I’m certainly disappointed with the outcome of the elections – the president is too.”

I don’t know about you, but I look forward to many more moments like this in the coming weeks. White House spokesman Josh Earnest was grilled by the White House press pool to admit that the midterms were bad for Democrats and a good laugh was had by all. The Washington Free Beacon…
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Intolerance for dissenting boycott views at American Studies annual meeting

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

“a small group that’s armed and aggressive can virtually accomplish anything”

The American Studies Association annual meeting, which started yesterday, had a panel of faculty opposed to the ASA’s anti-Israel academic boycott. That panel came against the backdrop of ASA being forced to abandon its previous written policy of excluding representatives of Israeli academic institutions under threat of legal action against the hosting…
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Obamacare returns to Supreme Court

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

Federal exchange subsidies on the docket.

The issue of subsidies on the federal exchange has been accepted by the Supreme Court. Scotusblog reports: The Supreme Court, moving back into the abiding controversy over the new health care law, agreed early Friday afternoon to decide how far the federal government can extend its program of subsidies to buyers of health…
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Case study: Electoral crushing of star Democratic challenger (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

I think we helped.

There have been few electoral races in which Legal Insurrection played a more decisive role than in the congressional race in my home district NY-23 this cycle. Martha Robertson was challenging incumbent Republican Tom Reed, who won the district in 2012 by about 4 points. Reed was considered vulnerable. Robertson was the promising…
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Update: US Atty Loretta Lynch to be nominated to replace Eric Holder

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

The President’s choice.

Update 7 p.m.: It’s official: In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Obama’s spokesman said Friday that he…
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Sixth Circuit Appeals Court sides with states on Gay Marriage

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

The “Circuit Split” the Supreme Court may be waiting for.

Back in early October, pundits and marriage activists on both sides of the issue were left stranded at a fork in the road after the Supreme Court declined to hear oral arguments on several high-profile gay marriage cases. Some lawyers, including myself, weren’t particularly shocked by this given that there was…
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Texas Turned Wendy Davis’ State Senate Seat Red

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

Local wins will pay off down the road

For many living in states not called Texas, it might seem odd that a place most regard as the “reddest” state in the union would fight so hard to gain ground in traditionally-liberal districts. Isn’t a solid governing majority and clean slate of statewide office holders enough? Not if you want…
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Hazy view

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

snookered

Hi, Prof. J., Saw this vehicle in the parking lot at my office. Just another Illinois liberal who’s stuck on stupid – snookered by Obama, falling for Hillary, swallowing the lies of the radical environmentalists. Sorry about the flare, but I couldn’t avoid shooting against the sun. Loyal LI reader JL
 
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AACONS Interviews Ilya Somin and Dr. Elaina George

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

AACONS sits down with Ilya Somin and Elaina George to discuss the news of the day.

[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS now is posting its weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection.] Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law and a writer whose…
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Liberal Media Election 2014 Leave Obama Alone

The 10 most delicious liberal election disaster headlines

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

The liberal media is not coping with the Midterm election results very well

Following an epic GOP whoopin’ on Tuesday, the liberal media is in full pout mode. That the country would almost unilaterally reject President Obama’s policies and a statist agenda is incomprehensible to some. There must be some other reason! Those that were kind enough to concede the shellacking tried their best to…
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#Ferguson Protestors Deliver “Rules of Engagement” to Police

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

Message: Police priority should be facilitation of protest, not preserving law and order

CNN is reporting that the #Ferguson protestors have delivered to police a list of 18 “Rules of Engagement.” These essentially amount to a set of constraints on police response to the violence expected to result when the grand jury declines to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for his self-defense shooting of…
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/

Report: Mike Brown’s Mother Facing Potential Robbery Charges in #Ferguson

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

Mike Brown’s grandmother is reported to have launched the street-side assault/robbery

The Smoking Gun web site has obtained a copy of a police report in which Pearlie Gordon (the mother-in-law of Mike Brown’s father), claims that on October 18 she was attacked, beaten, and robbed by Lesley McSpadden (Mike Brown’s biological mother), Desureia Harris (Mike Brown’s biological grandmother), and an assortment of 20-30…
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