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Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes may be Released in Florida

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2015

How do you control it?

I recently reported on the chikungunya virus that is raging in South America. There are concerns that Florida could be the next epicenter of the epidemic. Thanks to climate change and globalization, the Keys are also increasingly home to killer tropical diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya spread by Aedes…
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Debt-Laden Greece Hands Control to the Far Left

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2015

Isn’t that what caused their problem the first time?

The economy of Greece has been a disaster for years due to massive entitlement and pension programs. Decades of overspending finally caught up with the Greek government in 2010, when their financial system nearly collapsed. Other countries in the European Union, notably Germany, loaned Greece billions on the condition that Greece would…
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No, Iran, Obama did not “unfriend” Netanyahu on Facebook

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2015

International #facepalm

Iranian media outlet Press TV made a major error yesterday when they mistook an Israeli satire article for actual news. I realize that most of us have been fooled at some point by a link on Facebook or Twitter making some sort of ridiculous claim, but Press TV reached a whole…
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Anti-Israel San Mateo Bridge blockaders: Police violated our rights!

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2015

Dangerously trapped motorists and caused accidents, yet claim their rights were violated when police arrested them.

We previously reported how anti-Israel activists hijacked a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day #BlackLivesMatter protest and turned it into an anti-Israel event. They trapped hundreds, if not thousands, of motorists by setting up a protest line at the highest point of the bridge span, and also abandoning their own cars on…
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Cruz v Paul on Iran

Cruz v. Paul on Iran

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2015

“Are you ready to send ground troops into Iran?”

This weekend, Senators Cruz, Paul, and Rubio squared off about a number of issues at a Freedom Partners event; Iran being the most contentious part of the conversation. “We’re allowing Iran to continue building centrifuges an enrich uranium. They’ve been negotiating for two years, this is the worst negotiation in the…
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SCOTUS “institutional legitimacy” not at stake in King v. Burwell

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2015

Separation of Powers, Chevron Deference standard are safe

The upcoming Supreme Court case of King v. Burwell holds much in the balance, including the very financial sustainability of President Obama’s signature law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). If the Supreme Court rules for the plaintiffs, the ability for the law to support itself would almost certainly…
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#Dronegate: “What the heck is up with White House security?”

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2015

Something seems…amiss?

I suppose it will eventually stop being disconcerting every time someone breaches the 4 invisible walls surrounding the White House, but until that day happens, I think there’s an argument for license to make a “concerned-and-confused-and-even-disgusted” face when these sorts of things happen. I woke up early this morning to a…
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Big city mayors support Obama’s immigration executive action

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2015

Welfare v. Constitutional limitations

Earlier this month, twelve states joined forces to file an amicus curiae in support of President Obama’s immigration executive overreach. Now, a group of mayors are organizing their own campaign to support the president’s executive overreach. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles’s Eric Garcetti are leading a group of…
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Can Obama conduct diplomacy and chew gum at the same time?

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2015

Indian media seem to think not.

In determining why Secretary of State John Kerry was not at the Paris march of world leaders denouncing the terror attacks there, I noted he was paving the way for President Obama’s upcoming visit to India. This Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Obama with open arms. President Obama and his Indian counterpart…
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Looking Back: AACONS Interviews “American Sniper” Chris Kyle

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2015

1974-2013

AACONS interviewed Chris Kyle back in 2013. Before he died, the US Navy SEAL Team 3 Chief served four combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medals, &…
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Can Terrorists Understand a Message of “Hope and Love and Peace”?

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2015

Miss USA’s answer creates internet mini-storm, but what was she supposed to say?

There is yet another pageant answer controversy brewing. MRC TV reports: On Sunday night beautiful ladies from all over the world competed in the 2015 Miss Universe pagaent in Miami, Florida. Miss Columbia was ultimately crowned ‘Miss Universe,’ but it was Miss America’s [stet - Miss USA] answer during the interview portion…
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Near Rochester (NY)? My speech against the Israel boycott is Tuesday night

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2015

January 27 at 7 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center.

On Tuesday night, January 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., I will be speaking at the invitation of Rochester for Israel (Roc4Israel) at the Jewish Community Center, on the topic Boycotting Israel: The insidious threat of the BDS movement: Roc4Israel is pleased to present Professor William A. Jacobson of Cornell University, who will speak on…
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Branco Cartoon – Sí, se puede

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2015

Prove me wrong.

Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 
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Famed King Tutankhamun Mask Disfigured in Repair Attempt

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2015

Restoration expert says he can salvage Egypt’s iconic treasure.

Egypt has three icons that symbolize its ancient glories: 1) The pyramids 2) The Great Sphinx 3) The golden mask of the boy king, Tutankhamun. And while the pyramids and Great Sphinx are safe from the threat of destruction at the hands of Muslim extremists, the famous mask has been damaged by too much care…
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More Deaths, Abductions in Latest Boko Haram Attacks

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2015

No end in sight to the violence

Today, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram launched a three-front assault on northeast Nigeria’s largest city, Maidguri, and also raided villages in Adamawa state, burning homes and abducting women and children. Via Fox News: In Maiduguri, troops blocked roads into the city, which also prevented civilians from escaping. “Coordinated air and land operations are…
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ISIS Escapee

Former ISIS Prisoner: “They Want Something Worse Than 9/11″

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2015

“They want to be more . . . better than al-Qaeda.”

A man named Ahmad Rashidi was interviewed on Meet the Press today and provided an alarming look into the goals of ISIS. He claims they want to be “better” than al-Qaeda and orchestrate an attack “more brutal” than the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Andrew Johnson of National Review has…
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Japan Outraged over Hostage Execution

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2015

“Don’t let these be my last words you ever hear.”

Yesterday, the Islamic State released a video they claim contains an image of the decapitated body of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa. A second hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, appears in the video holding a photo of what ISIS claims is the remains of Yukawa, and in accompanying audio relays a proposed hostage…
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