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Alison Grimes again invokes constitutional right not to admit voting for Obama

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

For second time, Grimes refuses to say if she voted for Obama: It’s a matter of principle!

Alison Grimes, challenging Mitch McConnell, famously and embarrassingly refused to admit during a news interview that she voted to Obama. During the debate tonight, which is still ongoing as of this writing, Grimes doubled down, invoking the military sacrifices made to protect our country: “I’m not going to compromise a constitutional right.”
 
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ISIS Stakes Claim in Iraq, Syria with Suicide Attacks

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

Suicide bombings as blacklash against U.S. strikes—your move, Obama.

I was in high school when U.S. troops laid siege to Baghdad. My boyfriend at the time helped secure and eventually occupy several of the palaces, and his phone calls from the first warzone either of us had ever known helped me gain a deeper understanding into what it means to…
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Martha Robertson gets a little PAC help, a very little (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

House Majority PAC to spend about one-tenth of the amount pulled by the DCCC

Martha Robertson, once one of the brightest lights in the Democratic theater, long ago lost her shine as a candidate challenging Republican Tom Reed. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had reserved $465,000 of airtime for the last two weeks of the election, in the hope that Robertson would be competitive. She’s not competitive,…
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Fordham Prof. faced “religious discrimination” charge for calling anti-Israel academic boycott “anti-Semitic”

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

Prof. Doron Ben-Atar was cleared of religious discrimination charge, but now faces administrative threats regarding his vow to “fight” the boycott.

In December 2013, the American Studies Association passed an academic boycott of Israel, the first group of substantial size to do so. That led to a massive outpouring of outrage and rejection by over 250 university presidents and numerous university associations, not to mention the American Association of University Professors. The ASA…
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Wendy Davis holds rally with people in wheelchairs to defend wheelchair attack ad (Updated)

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

Davis campaign goes from farce to tragedy

Last week, Democratic Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ campaign ran an ad attacking Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, for being in a wheelchair. The ad received such intense blowback, Abbott’s campaign turned the negative reaction into their own campaign ad: “Just keep digging” apparently being the Davis campaign mantra, Davis doubled down…
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Brian Leiter to step down from his claim to fame

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

After uprising by philosophy academics, Leiter to give up his position of Editor of The Philosophical Gourmet rankings of Philosophy programs.

We previously wrote about the uprising in the philosophy academic world against Brian Leiter, the pugnacious pejorative-prone University of Chicago law professor:  Brian Leiter, supporter of Steven Salaita, embroiled in his own civility controversy. Leiter’s claim to fame was a publication of philosophy department rankings, The Philosophical Gourmet. Leiter has a long history…
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Ebola In America

Catching Ebola

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

What the first cases transmitted in the west might be telling us

So far – and admittedly, it’s very early – the pattern of transmission of Ebola in the United States has roughly matched the pattern of transmission in Spain. These are the only two Western countries where transmission has occurred, and both cases happened to staff in hospitals under conditions that…
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Enterovirus-D68 Claims Another Child’s Life

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

It’s spreading—but what is the Obama Administration doing about it?

As the news of the first Ebola case contracted within the country rivets the nation, Enterovirus-D68 continues infecting our children. Now it has claimed the life of a Michigan toddler: A Michigan toddler has died of enterovirus D68, another reminder of the deadly potential of a disease that has infected hundreds nationwide in…
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Treating Obama Like the Plague

Branco Cartoon – November-Hemorrhagic Fever

Posted by  ▪  October 13, 2014

Treating Obama Like the Plague

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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Coming soon: Executive action freed from electoral concerns

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2014

Is there anything that can be done to stop Obama’s post-election executive actions?

Last week, the Wall Street Journal released a report on Barack Obama’s latest push to fulfill his most famous campaign promise—achieving the permanent closure of U.S. detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Senior administration officials are saying that the President is serious about coming through on the Gitmo closure, and is considering…
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How Zimmerman Myth Became Academic Truth

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2014

Academic paper by law professor perpetuates untrue claims that Zimmerman followed Martin contrary to police instructions

Well, this is interesting. I came across the University of Miami Law School Summer 2014 edition of their law review, and noted that it had a particular focus on Stand-Your-Ground. Awesome! I dug right into the Foreword, “Stand Your Ground” in Context: Race, Gender, and Politics,” by University of Miami School of Law Professor Donna Coker. As…
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Paul Krugman: Obama one of most successful presidents ever

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2014

If bigger, more intrusive government and a lowering of U.S. status in the world is the test, then Obama is wildly successful

This is a fascinating glimpse into the progressive mind. Paul Krugman was interviewed on ABC’s This Week and just couldn’t say enough about what a great president Obama has been. Ryan Lovelace of National Review has the story: Krugman: Obama One of the Most Successful Presidents in American History On ABC’s This Week, New York…
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Absolutely classic Rhode Island story

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2014

Only in Rhode Island

You may not fully appreciate this unless you are from my former home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. As mentioned here before, twice-convicted former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci not only is running for Mayor a third time (as an Independent), he is leading in the polls. Buddy’s first conviction…
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The most amazing pro-Israel Yom Kippur sermon

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2014

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl: “Israel is our motherland. Israel is family…. Israel is the beating heart of our people. And Israel is ours.”

One of the most disturbing trends I witness on campuses is the way some — just some, by no means a majority — of leftist Jewish students have fallen prey to, and espouse, anti-Israel propaganda expertly generated by groups like Jewish Voice for Peace and its comrades in arms, groups like…
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Is Ebola about to go wild?

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2014

The protocol “works” in Dallas, but health worker “breaches protocol” and contracts disease.

No, of course not, because we have it under control. Oh, wait, ‘Heroic’ Health Worker Becomes Second U.S. Ebola Case: A Texas health care worker who cared for Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for the disease, hospital officials said Sunday. The worker became infected despite…
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Testing America Football Helmets

Legal Insurrection is 6 years old

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2014

Have you hugged your blogger today?

D.O.B. October 12, 2008 The first post was Obama is Door No. 2.  Read it. And weep. How would I assess the world today as opposed to six years ago? We are a nation in decline by design, not by necessity.  People who don’t recognize that reality are fooling themselves. As for us, I think…
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Jay Carney Predicts a Good Year for Republicans

Posted by  ▪  October 12, 2014

“Look, it’s not a good dynamic for Democrats out there.”

The last time we checked in with former White House spokesman Jay Carney he was predicting doom for Democrats in the midterms. It looks like he hasn’t changed his mind. It’s also interesting to note that Carney is acknowledging the fact that so many Democrats are distancing themselves from Obama. From the Washington…
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