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Hostage Situation in Sydney Cafe (Live Video Feed)

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

***Developing…***

New South Wales olice officers are handling what many suspect could be a hostage situation in a downtown Sydney cafe. Bloomberg reports: About half a dozen armed officers wearing helmets and body armor were stationed on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Martin Place, about 20 meters from the Lindt cafe entrance. Pedestrians…
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Jose Rodriguez

Former CIA Official: Democrats Knew About Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

“All of these people knew exactly what we were doing.”

Democrats are trying to make political hay out of the recently released and highly partisan “torture report” even though they were briefed on enhanced interrogation techniques as far back as 2002. Former CIA official Jose Rodriguez, who oversaw counterterrorism from 2002 to 2004, appeared on Fox News Sunday today. When asked directly…
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Nick Gillespie award

Who Wins the Award for Best Bombing of Iraq?

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

The envelope please…

Nick Gillespie of the famed Libertarian magazine Reason is a pretty funny guy. In a new video from Reason TV, Gillespie plays host of the “Military Industrial Complex Awards” to hand out the prize for best bombing of Iraq. Which of the last four presidents will win? All of them have bombed…
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Rubio Establishes Foreign Policy Cred

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

A quiet contender?

The past few days may have been chock full of more strategy-derailing posturing and political theatre than we wanted or deserved, but hidden between the folds of intra-party fighting was a nugget of relevancy that we should dust off when we resume debates over who deserves to serve as our next…
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Real Life: Sharpton Rally Attendees Summon the “Black Jesus”

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

It’s “Black Solidarity Sunday” today.

Yesterday, as they often do, thousands of protesters descended on Washington, DC to protest police brutality against black men. The rally, led by Al Sharpton and attended by high-profile activists in the black community, focused on promoting a “black agenda,” and railed against the typical enemies of the progressive community: the…
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Berkeley protesters bum rush stage, shut down speech because #Ferguson

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

This is what America could look like.

Does it really matter who it was? Could have been anyone. It was Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal. And no, it wasn’t because of the high fees. Via The Blaze: Billionaire investor and PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel was forced offstage at the University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday after Ferguson and Eric…
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Remember how Senate Dems rushed through Obamacare on Christmas Eve 2009?

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

The way CRomnibus was pushed through brings back bad memories, and this time Republicans were part of the problem.

Watching the maneuvering to rush through CRomnibus 2014, a massive bill few have read, reminds me of how Senate Democrats pushed through Obamacare legislation on December 24, 2009. That Senate bill became the foundation of the Obamcare eventually enacted, because Senate Dems lost their filibuster proof majority when Scott Brown was elected…
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Senate Vote CRomnibus

#CRomnibus Passes 56-40

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014
The Senate passed the CRomnibus bill 56-40, and also defeated a Ted Cruz constitutional point of order based on Obama’s amnesty executive action, with significant numbers of Republican Senators sided with Obama. The #CRomnibus has landed http://t.co/5p8BPjF8B6 pic.twitter.com/fTDIjFHZg4— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) December 14, 2014 .@SenTedCruz Constitutional Point of Order illegal amnesty defeated 22-74…
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Anatomy of a Campus Anti-Capitalist

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

How do you spell “campus hypocrite”? A-n-t-i-c-a-p-i-t-a-l-i-s-t.

The opinion of capitalism as the greatest evil known to man is not only the dominant view at Cornell and other college campuses, it is the irrefutable dogma of the mindless droves of the overwhelming majority of faculty and students. They look at the injustices in the world, at the inequities, and…
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Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush Doesn’t Think He Needs Conservative Support in 2016

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

And he most certainly won’t get it.

It looks more and more like Jeb Bush is going to run for president in 2016. If he does, he’ll surely run as one of those moderate Republicans that liberals in media claim to admire and respect, right up to the general election when they transform from Dr. Jekyll to Mr….
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Elizabeth Warren Run Elizabeth Run Vido

Hillary will crumble if Elizabeth Warren just says “Yes”

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

Draw clear lines for the 2016 presidential battle.

Forget the polls. Forget. The. Polls. The Democratic nomination for president is Elizabeth Warren’s for the asking. If that wasn’t the case two weeks ago, it is now after Warren’s performance trying to kill CRomnibus because of a rider scaling back a part of the Dodd-Frank financial scheme. It doesn’t matter if Warren is right…
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Progressives’ “Not ALEC” Is Not a Gamechanger

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

Good luck with that, though.

Progressives have long decried the existence of the American Legislative Exchange Counsel (ALEC) as nothing more than a private outlet for corporate interests, and attacked its members with all the fervor of a dog on a particularly puzzling bone. As a staffer in the Texas Legislature, I fielded countless calls from…
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Headline correction: “Ted Cruz makes his mark” (#CRomnibus)

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

Just Say No to CRomnibus.

The differing treatment of Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren pretty much sums up the state of implicit media bias. Compare these two headlines from The Hill regarding Warren’s attempt to cajole the House into defeating the CRomnibus, with Ted Cruz’s similar effort in the Senate. Warren made “her mark” and raised her presidential…
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Bad Metaphors Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

This professor might have been joking but conservatives are pretty tired of this stuff. South Texas College Prof Compares Tea Party to Nazis At least no one organized a protest to shut him down. Others weren’t so lucky. Protesters at UC Berkeley Shut Down Speech by PayPal Founder Peter Thiel Michigan State Students Go Nuts…
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Charles Krauthammer on Warren

Krauthammer: Elizabeth Warren’s Cromnibus Protest is “Spectacular Hypocrisy”

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

“A festival of hypocrisy.”

Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer offered commentary on Elizabeth Warren’s very theatrical protest of the so-called Cromnibus. Things are a little different now that a Democrat is objecting to a government funding bill. Transcript via National Review: What should one think of Elizabeth Warren’s brinksmanship over the cromnibus…
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Craft beer brewers Texas sue

Craft beer brewers sue the State of Texas

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

“This law is like the government forcing authors to give the rights to their books to publishers for free”

Even the Free-Market Jesus Paradise has regulatory issues once in a while. Wednesday, three Texan craft breweries joined with the Institute for Justice to file suit against the state of Texas and specifically, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Passed in 2013, Senate Bill 639 faces a Constitutional challenge because it, “strips…
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Cornell Univ. Police Chief apologizes for saying #AllLivesMatter instead of #BlackLivesMatter

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

“I did not intend to imply any association with #AllLivesMatter, the disrepectful pushback against #BlackLivesMatter”

College Insurrection and others recently reported how the President of Smith College apologized to the student body for using the term “All Lives Matter” rather than “Black Lives Matter.” A Cornell engineering student just tweeted to me about a similar statement from the Chief of the Cornell University Police, Kathy Zoner, in…
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