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Palestinian activist groups accused of attempting to influence jury

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

One of groups is co-sponsor of Steven Salaita Chicago-area speaking tour.

We have frequently reported on the aggressive protest tactics of anti-Israel groups. According to a motion filed in federal court in Detroit, some of those groups allegedly have crossed a line, or plan to cross a line, from legitimate and protected protest into improperly trying to influence the jury in the upcoming…
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NY Daily News: Martha Robertson’s chances have “collapsed” (#NY23)(Update: DCCC pulls air time)

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Perhaps the most hapless campaign in a Democratic Party chock full of hapless campaigns.

It isn’t over until the votes are counted, and miracles can happen, but it isn’t looking good for Martha Robertson, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Tom Reed in my home NY-23 district. Once up a time, Robertson was a lead Democratic prospect to turn a seat from Red to Blue. But now Robertson…
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Supreme Court may have decided gay marriage issue by not deciding

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Rejects cert. petitions in all pending cases in which bans on gay marriage stricken as unconstitutional.

Many if not most observers expected the Supreme Court to take at least one of the cases for which review was sought in which the issue of whether same-sex marriage bans were constitutional was squarely presented. None of the Supreme Court’s decisions in DOMA or the Prop. 8 litigation decided that issue. But…
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Alison Grimes and coal – The Lying Game? (#KYSEN)

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

New James O’Keefe undercover video shows Grimes supporters acknowledging she’s being deceptive as to coal.

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action has gone undercover with various Democratic campaigns, and is beginning to roll out video. First up, supporters of Alison Grimes, who is challenging Mitch McConnell. Grimes supporters in the Democratic Party do not seem to have any doubt that Grimes is just playing the political game with…
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Messengers of Dem Doom? Gallup finds more voters want to send anti-Obama message

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Of those who want to send a message with their votes, more have an anti-Obama message

According to a recent Gallup poll, voters will be sending a message to President Obama—and it may not bode well for Democrats. Out of the just over 1000 registered voters surveyed, 32% of respondents said that their vote in the midterms would serve as a message of opposition to Obama; in contrast,…
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Ebola In America

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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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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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“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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