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Guess who was missing at funeral of highest ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam War (Update: Hagel attended)

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2014

Respect.

NBC News reports: U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, including a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, and a caparisoned horse. The U.S. Army band, “Pershing’s Own,” played softly as the funeral procession made its way down…
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7 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (81% score)
 
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This is what Obama’s “border security” looks like

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2014

The damage from not enforcing immigration laws.

The news is full of stories and interviews detailing the failure of the Obama Administration to enforce immigration law, the cost to taxpayers because of this failure, and what this means for the state of electoral politics in the run up to November. None of these stories, however, address the human element…
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6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (87% score)
 
(Lois Lerner Leaves House Hearing 3-5-2014)

Judge launches special inquiry into missing IRS emails and Lerner hard drive

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Insufficient IRS explanations cause Judge to order sworn answers from IRS about Lois Lerner’s hard drive and emails.

Judicial Watch has sued over missing IRS emails in the federal district court in D.C., pursuant to its FOIA request for such documents. The IRS was ordered to provide explanations as to missing emails, particularly Lois Lerner. The IRS provided explanations, but those were not good enough for the Judge, who launched his…
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10 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)
 
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MRC’s “#LeanOver, MSNBC” Campaign is Hilarious and Accurate

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

MRC’s latest riff on Chris Matthews gave us a thrill up the leg.

MSNBC may be sincere when it asks its audience to “Lean Forward” each night, but maybe they should have picked a less…riffable…slogan. The Media Research Center’s new “#LeanOver” media bias campaign takes aim at the talking heads at MSNBC, and they’ve got plenty of material to back up their claim…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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The banality of anti-Semitic violence in Europe

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Bubbling to the surface so often it’s now just part of the landscape in Paris and elsewhere.

In recent weeks, we have covered dozens of instances of violence and harassment reflecting a simmering convergence of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism worldwide, but particularly in Europe. In Paris, the situation is particularly dire: France’s Jews Fled As Rioters Burned Shops To Chants Of ‘Gas The Jews’ Paris Synagogue attacked by Pro-Palestinian crowd carrying boycott…
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7 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (96% score)
 
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Obama declares “siege of Mount Sinjar” over, but no clear strategy to defeat ISIS (Update: Maliki Resigns)

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Gives press statement from vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

In what has become a nearly daily occurrence, President Obama summoned the media to discuss the situation in Iraq (and Ferguson, Missouri) from his vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard. The President seemed to take a victory lap on United States’ efforts to stabilize the Yazidi refugee crisis in Northern Iraq. President…
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4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (78% score)
 
Obama Statement Ferguson MO 8-14-2014

#Ferguson: Obama says stop the looting and police excessive force

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

All the Ferguson updates and then some.

What a nightmare Ferguson has become. Five days after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen, Michael Brown, and there’s still no consensus as to what actually happened. If you’re just jumping into this story, check out previous posts here and here. Dorin Johnson’s Attorney Yesterday I mentioned that the St. Louis Police who are…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
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How the media abetted Hamas

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Will they ever learn?

Yesterday the Washington Institute for Near East published Six Ways Hamas Hamas Could Limit Civilian Casualties in Gaza by Jeffrey White. All of White’s suggestions involve separating the combatants from civilians, but as White acknowledges, “… there is little chance the group will implement any of these measures.” And why would…
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1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)
 
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Bibi beware

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Possibly overplaying Israel’s hand as to Obama when it comes to Congressional and public support.

There are more apparent rifts between Israel and the U.S. administration, this time over an interruption of Hellfire missiles at the request of the White House and State Department. Normal channels apparently were followed, but the administration reportedly has its nose out of joint because the U.S. has been sidelined as Israel…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Wisconsin Voter ID Law Still Stalled by Federal Court

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

A Wisconsin judge has denied a request to stay a ruling strking down voter ID.

Opponents of Wisconsin’s voter ID laws won a small victory yesterday when U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman denied the state of Wisconsin’s request for a stay of his decision forbidding the enforcement of voter ID laws. Judge Adelman rejected the petition because he felt that the state was unlikely to overturn…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
Obama Fiddles

Branco Cartoon – While Zero Fiddles

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014
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8 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (94% score)
 
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AACONS Interviews Michael Rubin and Chloé Valdary

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2014

Guests: Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute. and Chloé Simone Valdary, pro-Israel college activist.

[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 will begin posting their weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection. (Legal Insurrection has written extensively about one of the guests in this podcast, Chloé Valdary.) ] Guests:…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
U. Mass. Amherst campus overview

Another male student due process lawsuit – this time against U. Mass.

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2014

A wave of litigation is following years in which due process rights of accused male students were disregarded on campus.

We have been covering extensively the issue of denial of due process to male students on campus accused of sex-related infractions and/or crimes. One of the cases we reported on regarded campus “conviction” of a male athlete at Columbia, where the female accuser took several months to complaint, and there were contemporaneous…
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6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (87% score)
 
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#Ferguson Missouri, Domestic War Zone

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2014

The only thing clear about what’s going on in Ferguson is that nothing is clear.

The situation in Ferguson, Missouri has gone from bad to worse following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen Saturday afternoon. Protests and riots persist, cops dressed in full riot gear are working to curb the violence, community leaders are encouraging peaceful protests, and there’s still no clear picture of…
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4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (94% score)