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Kirsten Powers hits Obama’s inaction on plight of Christians in Middle East

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2014

“He’s not a humanitarian president.”

Kirsten Powers and other panelists on the FOX News program “Outnumbered” were discussing Obama’s newly discovered concern for Christians in the middle east and things got a little heated. Powers, who is a liberal and frequent defender of Obama, was one of the most vocal critics. Tim Cavanaugh of National Review has the…
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Liberty Rising Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2014

Another dispatch from the world of higher education.

A new generation of liberty loving kids is growing on college campuses. Libertarian College Students Rally at Young Americans for Liberty Convention New ‘Young Outsiders’ Voting Bloc is Socially Liberal and Fiscally Conservative ‘Liberty Kids’ Redefining L.A. Republican Party A certain amount of push back from these young people should be expected. College Kids Not ‘Developed’…
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Bumper Stickers - Riverside RI - Re Elect No One

Sounds like a plan

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2014
From Tony at Redneck Republic in my former home State of Rhode Island and [do you know the rest of the State's name?]: This is the Tailgate of a Chevy 4X4. I took the Pic just a few hours ago Riverside Rhode Island. Started jawin’ with the owner, another riled Redneck with plenty to…
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Another Week of Democrats Behaving Badly

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

Booker and Walsh and Hoyer, oh my!

This has been a particularly troubling week for Democrats’ bad behavior on display for the public. First, as Professor Jacobson reported yesterday, a plagiarizing national Democrat politician had to step aside (no, not Joe Biden). But Walsh is just the tip of the iceberg for Democrats this week. Probably the most shocking…
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Obamacare supporter Martha Robertson has just 2% chance of winning (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

WaPo analysis consistent with consensus — A harbinger of national Democratic problems in November?

Recently the Cook Political Report moved my home district NY-23 from Lean Republican to Likely Republican, leading us to ask, Is “Red-to-Blue” Dem challenger Martha Robertson knocked out? More evidence of Robertson’s problems comes from The Washington Post’s Election Lab / Monkey Cage blog, which gives Robertson just a 2% chance of…
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Steven Salaita case is anti-Israel academic boycotters’ “do unto others” moment

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

How about not academically boycotting people or institutions just because you disagree with their views or governments?

For background on the controversy surrounding Steven Salaita, who was denied a job offer at U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign allegedly due to his tweets, see my prior posts: Anti-Israel Prof. Steve Salaita loses job offer at U. Illinois over hateful tweets U. Illinois Prof: Zionists partly to blame for recent outbursts of anti-Semitism No…
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IRS Wins Key Evidentiary Ruling In True the Vote Suit

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

True the Vote is putting pressure on the IRS to produce documents relating to the targeting of tea party organizations.

Voter advocacy organization True the Vote hit a roadblock Thursday when a federal judge denied its request to have an independent forensic expert search for Lois Lerner’s “missing” e-mails. Judge Reggie Walton of the U.S. District Court in Washington ruled that True the Vote’s attorneys failed to provide evidence showing that…
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CDC spreading Ebola panic faster than a Flu virus

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

Stay calm. All is well. Well, maybe not well, but no need to panic.

While many Legal Insurrection fans may disagree with my assessment of the limited risk that the two American Ebola patients are to our country, my basic point is sound:  The uncontrolled entry of people infected with much easier to transmit and more common pathogens should be the main focus of concern. As…
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#HowToDad: New Ad Puts Dumb Dad Meme to Shame

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

New Cheerios ads highlight the awesomeness of dadhood.

God bless Cheerios for their latest ad campaign. Forgoing the tired and insulting schtick of the ‘dumb dad’ who is too inept to tie his kid’s shoes, General Mills decided to highlight the awesomeness of dadhood to promote Peanut Butter Cheerios. The longform web ad begins with a man waking up to find…
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Broken Window

The Squeegee men and broken windows are back in NYC

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

And what we can learn when it comes to illegal immigration.

I remember the dread of exiting the Queens-Midtown tunnel into Manhattan from Long Island before I left for Rhode Island in the early 1990s. Would we make the first traffic light, or get stuck at a red light and be subjected to the squeegee men? The squeegee men would either spray something on…
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ISIS and Yazidi: barbarism’s back, and how little we are doing about it

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014
Post-9/11, I read a quip that went something like this: “I just realized what the problem is with the 21st century. We got the numbers mixed up. It’s not 2001, it’s 1200.” In the ensuing years, barbarism and religious wars have made a strong comeback—not that they’d ever really…
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Hamas breaches truce, fires rockets into Israel (Live Updates and Video)

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Dozens of rockets fired into Israel

Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post Official reports from Israel indicate that at least two rockets were fired into Israel hours before the truce ended at 8 a.m. (Israel time) Friday. Moments ago, 2 rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. Terrorists have violated the cease-fire.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 8,…
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Obama Statement: “We will take action” to save Yazidi and protect personnel in Iraq

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

“American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq.”

Late Thursday night, President Obama gave a press conference on the devolving situation in Iraq. Although the President does not plan on putting combat troops on the ground, he presented a plan “to prevent a potential act of genocide” against the Yazidi. Isis forces in Iraq are currently calling for the systematic…
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Moms band together to protect sons’ due process rights on campus

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

One new group has launched a national campaign to push for equality in campus sexual assault cases.

We’ve previously reported on the uneven playing field upon which campus sexual assault cases are tried. In the world of faux-egalitarian bureaucracy that is the university system, there seems to be little concern for the due process rights of the accused; but one new group is aiming to change that. Families…
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The Next War (not where you think)

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Could happen any day in the shadow of a long ago failed state.

Never mind the turmoil in Iraq, Syria, Israel/Gaza, Western Africa and the imminent threat to Ukraine that Russia poses… there seems to be another war brewing. Earlier today, the President of Azerbaijan published a serious of very threatening tweets relative to neighboring Armenia. The picture observed on the contact line during the last…
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HHS just admitted it destroyed a bunch of emails (but move along, the world’s falling apart)

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

And it’s summer. And you’re haters.

Oopsie. Some emails regarding the failed rollout of Healthcare.gov were deleted.  Actually, more than some.  A lot. A press release from Darrell Issa: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa  (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) admission that senior HHS executive Marilyn Tavenner destroyed…
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Constitutional Crisis

Branco Cartoon – Smidgen

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014
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