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Der Untergang der Titanic

Hitting the Iceberg Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  July 19, 2014

Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

Unfortunately, there may not be enough lifeboats for everyone. College Presidents are the New Captains of the Titanic You may be wondering why higher education is going down so quickly. Here are some clues… Profs Given Grant to Study how Science Fiction is Racist Brandeis University Professors use Secret Email Exchange to Espouse Left-Wing Views Lehigh…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
Gaza Ground War Day Two Tank

LIVE Updates Gaza ground war (#OperationProtectiveEdge)

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2014
This is night two of the ground invasion of Gaza. It does not appear to have moved into the large Gaza City, yet. The focus has been on uncovering tunnels, of which many have been found. You can follow the video and Twitter feed below for live updates. We also will…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Obama Supporter Faints at Speech

law·less·ness, talk

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2014

Two of my radio appearances regarding Obama and the Rule of Law

I’ve done a number of radio appearances regarding my column at The Washington Examiner, Lawlessness is now the dominant theme in the Obama saga. See my prior post, law·less·ness, noun. Here are two interviews. I was on the Jim Vicevich Show on March 17. I blushed at all the kind…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Mom’s lawyer in Toddler Hot Car Death Case criticizes ‘poisonous atmosphere’ of media scrutiny

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2014

Lawyer: “In much the same way, the press unjustly harassed and hounded Olympic bombing hero Richard Jewell when he didn’t behave as some thought he should.”

The mother of the toddler who died last month after being left in a hot car by his father says she is mourning the death of her child and asks that she be allowed to grieve privately, away from the eye of reporters. A statement earlier this week from the attorney representing…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Security Council Emergency Meeting Gaza

LIVE: U.N. Security Council emergency meeting on Gaza conflict

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2014

Israeli Amb.: From safety of Qatar, “Hamas leaders … order room service with one hand, … Palestinians to serve as human shields with the other”

[Council meeting now over] The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting at the request of Jordan. The live tweets are below. The main outcome is that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave Saturday for the Middle East to try to mediate a ceasefire. UN undersecretary Feltman: we appreciate that Israel…
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4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (86% score)
 
Scott Walker John Doe Probe

Scott Walker seeks to rid Wisconsin of Common Core

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2014

Effort to repeal education standards failed earlier this year in the state

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has asked the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a bill next year to repeal the controversial Common Core educational standards. Walker issued a one-line statement late Thursday that also said the Common Core curriculum should be replaced by standards “set by people in Wisconsin.” Walker’s one-sentence statement was…
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6 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (75% score)
 
Rockets fired from Gaza civilian area at Israel

How sick has anti-Israel propaganda become? This sick.

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2014

Portraying Zionism as giving birth to Nazism

There has been a lot of vile anti-Israel propaganda in social media, going along with open anti-Semitism in social media and the streets. It’s part of a pervasive dehumanization of Israeli Jews to justify Hamas’ deliberate rocket fire into the middle of cities and perpetual war to destroy Israel. This tweet caught my eye…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
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Elizabeth Warren would “till the ground, putting grit and the smell of earth in the contest”

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2014

It would be good for liberals and conservatives.

John Dickerson at Slate makes the case that Elizabeth Warren Should Run for President: If Warren joined the race, she would not win [waj - I disagree], but she would till the ground, putting grit and the smell of earth in the contest. She would energize the Democratic Party’s liberal base, which…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Israeli tank enters Gaza 7-18-2014

First Night of Gaza Ground Invasion: The Tunnel War

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2014

Buffer zone established, tunnel hunt starts

Overnight, the New York Times reports that one Israeli soldier and 20 Palestinians were killed. (A report at The Times of Israel puts the number at 22 Palestinians, at least 14 of whom were members of Hamas.) An Israeli soldier was killed early Friday along with at least 20 Palestinians in the…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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We interrupt our war and pestilence coverage for a message from our sponsor

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2014

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

Saw this while traveling through Rand Paul country. Katherine
5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
LI #10

Protests of “immigration surges” slated for July 18-19

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2014

Trying to deal with a domestic disaster

While eyes are turned to Gaza and the Ukraine today, I wanted to offer some information about attempts to deal with a man-caused disaster on our own soil. Citizens across the country are organizing a series of protests addressing the immigration surge of supposed “refugees” swamping our border control resources. Over 250 events…
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8 votes, 4.12 avg. rating (83% score)
 
TV screen shot ground invasion Gaza Al Jazeera

Gaza ground war started (Live Updates)

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2014

Egypt blames Hamas

There are numerous reports that after heavy artillery shelling along the border, Israeli troops have entered on the ground in Gaza. Israel i24 News reports that the Prime Minister’s office has authorized a ground incursion to destroy tunnels. It’s not known if it is a limited incursion or something…
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10 votes, 3.90 avg. rating (79% score)
 
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Did surface-to-air missile bring down Malaysian passenger Jet in Ukraine?

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2014

Ukrainian government officials say a surface-to-air missile brought down the plane

A flurry of media reports are reporting that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet has been shot down over Ukrainian airspace. The Boeing 777 carried 295 people and was “at altitude” (30,000 feet) according to the Interfax agency. All on board are said to have perished, according to Ukrainian sources. Ukrainian…
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10 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (84% score)
 
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Out-of-state small donors still chasing Wendy Davis bubble

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2014

But Davis still only has just over 1/3 cash on hand of Greg Abbott

It’s been a little while since we reported on Wendy Davis, and how her campaign was not going well: Wendy Davis Campaign Mgr abandons ship as poll shows 12-pt Abbott lead Texas women running away from Wendy Davis I had not expected national Dems to keep pouring money into the race, but apparently the…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)