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Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana Same Sex Marriage Ban

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2014

This is all probably heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A federal judge has rejected the reigning judicial trend and held that Louisiana has the right to define marriage as one man, one woman. This is the first time since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 that a federal judge has upheld a state-level ban. From the…
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San Diego Minimum Wage Petition Battle

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2014

Petition Drive Drama Shows Voters Already Intense about 2014

Professor Jacobson just noted that voter intensity is likely to be a critical factor in the 2014 elections this November. However, I assert that a petition drive being held in San Diego, focused on revoking the City Council’s minimum wage mandate, shows that voters are quite intense right now.   Given the complete…
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Coup de grâce: Wendy Davis doesn’t really love the Cowboys claims Abbott campaign

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2014

Game over?

She’s a football flip-flopper, professing love for the Cowboys only when convenient, via Houston Chronicle: The Abbott camp highlighted this KTCK-AM radio interview in which Davis said she grew up cheering for the Cowboys and will be doing so again this year: It contrasted that statement with Vogue interview in which Davis’ daughter described…
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Republican voter intensity could sway 2014 mid-term elections

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2014

Remember November

The Politico/GWU Battleground 2014 Poll has been released. Guy Benson at Hot Air has the details, including a 4 point Republican advantage on the generic ballot. But one particular aspect could be more important than any: Voter intensity, reflective also of a massive 16 point generic ballot lead in states with closely contested Senate…
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More U.S. Troops Heading to Baghdad

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2014

Our troop count is growing.

The White House has agreed to send 350 additional troops to Baghdad following a State Department request for more protection at the U.S. embassy and other installations. Via Time: “This action was taken at the recommendation of the Department of Defense after an extensive interagency review, and is part of the President’s…
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At Cornell protest, blaming Israel for anti-Semitism

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

Growing trend of BDS movement blaming the victims.

I have noted before the disturbing trend of anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) supporters blaming Israel and/or Zionism for the recent outbursts of anti-Semitism around the world. I first noted the issue in connection with a tweet from Professor Steven Salaita, where he tweeted that “By eagerly conflating Jewishness and Israel,…
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Will civilization decide to fight the enemies of civilization?

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

Civilization and the ruthless

Lee Harris’s book Civilization and its Enemies: The Next Stage of History first came out in 2004. 2004 seems like a long time ago. And in a sense it is: ten years. But Harris’s book has only grown more topical every day. That’s unfortunate, because it’s not a book that offers a…
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Is saying “Take back America!” racist when Biden says it?

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

What would Eric Holder say?

In today’s heh-worthy news, Eric Holder and Joe Biden seem to be on opposite ends of the “what qualifies as racism” spectrum. Guy Benson tweeted the following mash-up that shows our esteemed attorney general explaining the following: “Well it seems to me there’s a certain level of vehemence that’s directed towards the…
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Islamic State Reportedly Beheads Steven Sotloff

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

ISIS takes another.

The Islamic State has issued a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. Sotloff was kidnapped in Syria in 2013. Via NBC News: The video, titled “A Second Message to America,” opens with a clip of President Barack Obama speaking after ISIS beheaded another American journalist, James Foley, last…
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Exposed: How Prosecutors targeted Scott Walker and conservatives

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

Appeals Brief: “a years-long crusade against Governor Scott Walker, his associates, and now his philosophical allies”

We have written many times about the secretive John Doe proceedings in which Wisconsin prosecutors seized a wide-range of records from numerous conservative activists on the theory that it was a crime for such activists to coordinate issue advocacy with the campaign of Governor Scott Walker. In a federal lawsuit brought by…
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U.S. Hits al-Shabaab in Somalia

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

It used to be the one place you didn’t go.

Fox News reports that the United States has executed a series of drone strikes against al-Shabaab strongholds in Somalia. The Pentagon is still reportedly assessing the success of the strike, which was aimed at al-Shabaab leadership: A senior Somali official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that a U.S….
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Fast Food Workers Plan Thursday Strike

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

$15 or bust!

Fast food workers are planning to take their protests to a new level Thursday as they take to the streets for the largest mass strike to date. According to the New York Times, these protests will be different from previous protests in two ways. First, organizers are expanding their demonstrations’ locations, and…
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Obama Credits [Unnamed Predecessors'] Policies With Keeping America Safe

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

Naturally, couldn’t manage to compliment Bush-Cheney by name.

It’s amazing what you can miss if you don’t attend fundraisers for the Democratic Party. Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard tells a fascinating story about Obama at such an event in Rhode Island this weekend: Obama: Bush-Cheney ‘Security Apparatus’ Makes Us ‘Pretty Safe’ President Barack Obama said last night at a Democratic fundraiser…
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Branco Cartoon – Game On

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

Obama Disengaged

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How Hamas’ Casualty Figures Became News

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2014

The Washington Post misses a chance to expose Hamas’ deception

Central to the charge that Israel’s conduct warrants an investigation by an “independent” commission to investigate whether it committed war crimes is the premise that Israel, in defending itself against rockets launched by Hamas into its territory, caused a disproportionate number of civilian deaths. Since a commission appointed by the anti-Israel United…
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Ferguson Police Begin to Equip with On-Body Cameras

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2014

Officers are beginning to wear the $300 on-body cameras following the shooting of Mike Brown

A report from NBC news indicates that police officers in Ferguson, Missouri are being equipped with on-body cameras in the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. The picture above captures an example of footage from this type of camera at the moment an equipped officer (not…
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7 Times the Public Received Bad News Without Social Media

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2014

President Obama thinks people are only now waking up to the evil in the world because of the advent of social media. We disagree.

A few days ago, President Obama made what is probably one of his silliest remarks yet when he insinuated we’re only now realizing the world is a “messy” place because of the advent of social media. Really? No one noticed the underbelly of humanity before Twitter? We beg to differ. That time that jerk Aaron Burr…
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