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NYPD Police Officers Executed Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos

“Pigs in a blanket” chanted in #Ferguson long before #NYPD executions

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

The Link from the Ferguson Intifada to the NYPD executions.

On October 25, 2014, I wrote about how anti-Israel activists attempted to co-opt and hijack the Ferguson protests and riots and turn the anger towards Israel, Intifada Missouri – Anti-Israel activists may push Ferguson over the edge. The activists gathered under the “Palestine2Ferguson” banner and Twitter hashtag. One of the key anti-Israel activists…
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VIDEO: Aftermath of the NYPD officer execution (#BlueLivesMatter #NYPD)

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

Horrifying.

The NY Post has released a new video showing the aftermath of yesterday’s brutal executions of NYPD police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. I don’t think any further introduction is necessary: Gothamist has a good rundown of what we know so far about the executioners, and what witnesses saw: A witness told…
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Rubio is winning the media war

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

…and it has nothing to do with the policy war

Rand Paul may have drawn first blood in the War on the War on Obama’s Cuba Policy©, but it’s Marco Rubio who is set to finish this thing with his reputation intact. Today, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) appeared on ABC’s This Week and nailed fellow Republican and Senate colleague Rand Paul…
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The future of single-payer health insurance

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

It’s not over till it’s over

Vermont appears to have given up on single-payer health insurance, having run out of other people’s money before the program even began. If leftist Vermont can’t make it work, does that mean the drive for single-payer has been abandoned? One might think so, but not so fast. Perhaps the time just…
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Obama: Nork Sony hack “cyber-vandalism”

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

Maybe not Act of War, but “cyber-vandalism” doesn’t quite describe it.

Hijacking someone’s Twitter account and putting up stupid pictures or political statements might reasonably be called cyber-vandalism, and a criminal one at that. Like this: But the Sony hack allegedly by North Korea which led to terrorist threats against movie theaters and a national self-censorhip? Is that really all it was, “cyber-vandalism”? According to Obama,…
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Ban on Gun Ownership for Any Past Mental Illness Held Unconstitutional

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

One mental illness bar to gun ownership unconstitutional.

In the first ruling of its kind since 2008′s DC v. Heller, a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the federal ban on gun ownership for anyone who has been “adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution”…
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“Give me your tired, your poor, your illegals!”

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

The future?

During my time in academia, I rebuffed a lot of garbage petition solicitations, but I never saw anything as ridiculous as the statement George Washington University students enthusiastically supported this past week. Campus Reform headed to GWU’s campus with a petition demanding President Obama address the illegal immigration crisis by initiating…
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Not ready to say bye-bye to the comment section

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

300,000 comments, and climbing.

Ah, the comment section. Sometime later today into tomorrow, we will hit our 300,000th comment. In 6 years. That’s not a lot compared to some websites, but it’s a lot here. And the pace has picked up dramatically in the past couple of years. We seem to be…
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Two NYC cops executed – Revenge for #EricGarner? (#BlueLivesMatter)(#NYPD)

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

Developing

Two New York City policemen were shot dead ambush style in their patrol car. The initial evidence is that it was a revenge killing, but caution that in such events initial evidence can be wrong. From The NY Post, Gunman kills self after 2 NYPD cops shot dead ‘execution style’ as ‘revenge’…
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Norks: Wasn’t us (#SonyHack)

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

If not North Korea, then who?

Yesterday the FBI announced that the North Koreans were behind the Sony hack. Now the North Koreans are denying it, via BBC: North Korea has offered to hold a joint inquiry with the United States into a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, strongly denying US claims that it is behind it. Its foreign ministry accused…
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Vermont: Where Single Payer Went to Die

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

“If Vermont can’t make it work, single-payer can’t work anywhere…”

The ultra-liberal state of Vermont never liked Obamacare but not for the reasons most Americans object to the law. Vermont felt it didn’t go far enough and was determined to establish its own single payer system. As of this week, that plan is dead. Sarah Wheaton of Politico: Why single payer died in…
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The FCC “Lost” your Comment on Net Neutrality

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

“Lost.” Along with Lois Lerner’s e-mails, one would guess.

The tech policy community has momentarily banded together to nail the Federal Communications Commission to the wall over what seems to be a big data meltdown regarding hundreds of thousands of public comments the agency received regarding its Net Neutrality deliberations. Gizmodo has a nice rundown of what we know so far: New…
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Charles Krauthammer on Cuba

Krauthammer: Liberalization Won’t Work in Cuba

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

It didn’t work in Vietnam or China either.

Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer commented on the economic aspects of Obama’s new policy on Cuba. Dr. K is skeptical and frankly, who could blame him? From National Review: Krauthammer: Liberalization Hasn’t Worked in Vietnam or China, Won’t Work in Cuba “In the early days of the Cold War,…
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Permissible Hatred Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

We’re always told that colleges have to be safe places for students. Controversial topics are prefaced with “trigger warnings” and “microaggressions” are frowned on. Unless you’re a Republican student, that is. U. Michigan Prof Writes Column “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans” Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Then there are the real crimes. Marquette University…
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Rand Paul’s Cuba Moment

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

The revolution will take place online, apparently.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) had some strong words for fellow senator Rand Paul (R-KY) over his libertarian take on the end of the Cuban trade embargo. So strong, in fact, that Paul decided to take the fight to the internet. During his Thursday night appearance on “The Kelly File,” Rubio had…
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Friday Night Lights: 7 awesome Christmas light displays

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

We’re pretty sure you can see these houses from space

There are plenty of deep and meaningful reasons to enjoy the holiday season. And then there are the small holiday hallmarks like Christmas lights, which happen to be one of my favorite parts of this time of year. Interestingly enough, NASA says you can actually see Christmas lights from space. According to…
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WI John Doe claim: Search warrants planned for Sean Hannity, conservative media

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

Tactic: Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy.

We have extensively covered the Wisconsin John Doe investigations. The extremely abbreviated version is that Milwaukee County prosecutor John Chisholm has led two distinct investigations of conservatives in Wisconsin. John Doe No. 1 targeted Scott Walker’s term as Milwaukee County Executive. That case is over, and no wrongdoing by Walker was uncovered. John…
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