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.@afbranco’s Pen v. the Sword – #JeSuisCharlie

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Fox News features.

Our own A.F. Branco was highlighted in a FoxNews.com story about how cartoonists are reacting to the murders as Charlie Lebdo, Pen vs. sword: Cartoonists unite against Islamist terror: Cartoonists around the world rallied Thursday behind fellow artists killed in a terror attack in Paris because of their satirical drawings mocking Islam’s…
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Net Neutrality: FCC and Congress set to stand off

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Title II regulations? Not so fast.

The next big Congressional standoff may not be over immigration or health care, but how the FCC should be allowed to regulate the internet and internet providers. Back in December, reports surfaced that lawmakers were meeting with industry officials to draft legislation that would prevent the FCC from implementing the aggressive net…
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#JeSuisCharlie: the manhunt continues

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

The manhunt continues

Thousands of French police officers are going door-to-door in search of two suspects wanted for the terrorist killings at Charlie Hebdo. Said Kouachi, 34, and Chérif Kouachi, 32, are still at large, and the manhunt has spread past the outskirts of Paris and into surrounding areas. From USA Today: Prime Minister Manuel…
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The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines Women waiting in line to use public toilets is... sexist Right to pee

Women waiting in line to use public toilets is… sexist?

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Denying women their god-given right to pee

Gendered restroom spaces have endured intense public scrutiny lately, but usually from the “stop with your fascist gender labels and let me pick my preferred pronoun!” crowd. So this piece in TIME is slightly outside of the “ban public restroom gender divisions” norm. Soraya Chemaly, the author, describes herself as a, “media critic…
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Barbara Boxer retiring – Run, Mitt, Run!

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Yes Ma’am

Barbara Boxer will be best remembered for dressing down a General during a hearing when he called her “Ma’am”: Boxer just announced, via an almost unwatchable video interview with her grandson, that she is retiring at the end of her term in 2016: No one told Nancy Pelosi: OMG watch Nancy Pelosi’s reaction when…
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Feds turn Harvard Law into PC parrot

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Law School sexual harassment “hypos” gone wild.

Can federal officials declare you in violation of the law, not for actions that flout the text of a statute, but for failing to parrot the agency’s controversial views about how the statute should be applied in hypothetical situations? Recently, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) did just that to…
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At #CharlieHebdo, seconds counted but the police were minutes away, and unarmed

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Why weren’t First Responders to Charlie Hebdo massacre armed?

When Islamic radicals opened fire at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo yesterday, a small group of French police officers rushed to the scene and then immediately fled—because they weren’t armed. Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reported: Unarmed Paris Police Officers Forced to Flee as Armed Terrorists Attack During the January 7 terror attack on…
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Heartbroken for Charlie Hebdo The Price of Truth

Heartbroken for Charlie Hebdo

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

This is the price of Truth

Working in the political sphere has provided a sort of quasi-emotional inoculation. For the most part, I’m able to read and write about all kind of stories, tragedies, atrocities, and hypocrisies without having much more reaction than, “Seriously? You’ve got to be kidding me!” before moving on the next le sigh-worthy…
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Branco Cartoon – Front Lines

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

We are all cartoonists now.

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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Who do you blame more, Joe Biden or Chris Coons? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2015

Joe Biden sneaks kiss on Chris Coons’ daughter during Senate swearing in ceremony.

The choices: 1. Mr. Vice President, His Excellency Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. 2. Senator Christopher Coons, political slayer of Christine O’Donnell. Via Free Beacon Twitter. Nope. pic.twitter.com/ldSAtoUn6u— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) January 6, 2015 Voting never ends. Who do you blame more for Joe Biden sneaking kiss on Chris Coons daugher?
 
https://twitter.com/MarkGSparrow/status/552963377354780672

Charlie Hebdo Attack Spin: Blaming the Victims and the West

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2015

Who’s to blame?

The wake of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo is littered with a confusing mix of blame, counter blame, politically correct waffling, and outrage from every possible race and creed. Financial Times columnist Tony Barber went down the familiar road of blaming freedom of expression by way of a call for “common…
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Five Prominent Faculty at U. Illinois – Urbana Champaign come out against Salaita hire

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2015

“we wish him success in seeking a faculty position elsewhere”

In late December, the faculty Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued a Report and recommendations on the refusal of the Board of Trustees to grant tenure to former Virginia Tech Professor Steven Salaita. We covered the CAFT Report in detail, U. Illinois Faculty Committee fails to call for Steven…
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To help Palestinians, take spotlight off Palestinians

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2015

Abbas’ non-negotiation strategy reflects desire for struggle over reality.

In The Dream Palace of the Arab, an excellent column about Palestinians’ inability to place their fantasies about the destruction of Israel over the reality of Israel, Bret Stephens focuses on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ latest attempts to avoid negotiating with Israel. Stephens observes: “Mr. Abbas consistently refuses a Palestinian state bec…
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Bridgeton, NJ: Another Alleged “Hands Up” Police Killing of Black Man

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2015

Two New Jersey police officers fire when a traffic stop goes bad, killing 36-year-old Jerame Reid

Two Bridgeton NJ police officers shot and killed 36-year-old Jerame Reid during a traffic stop last night, reports NBC 10 News our of Philadelphia (see embedded video, below).  The officers, Braheme Days and Roger Worley, are on paid leave as the killing remains under investigation.  Prosecutors have released little inform…
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Thune Keeps Gas Tax Hike on Table

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2015

This “trial balloon” is filled with lead.

When it was confirmed that the Republicans would be taking over the US Senate after November’s historic election many of us, fueled by a potent combination of conservative activism and Obama administration incompetence, were expecting big things. One of the items on the “Wish List” was tax reform. As the old adage…
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https://twitter.com/MarkGSparrow/status/552963377354780672

#JeSuisCharlie — Attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo (Live Updates)

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2015

We are all Charlie now.

There was an attack on a French satirical publication, Charlie Hebdo, using automatic weapons and a rocket-propelled grenade, killing 12. The killers are at large as of this writing. The NY Times reports: Masked gunmen with automatic weapons opened fire in the offices of a French satirical newspaper on Wednesday in Paris,…
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Who’s Obstructionist now? White House Threatens to Veto Keystone

Posted by  ▪  January 7, 2015

Standing in the way of progress.

The new Republican congress was sworn in yesterday, and one of their first orders of business is an attempt to advance plans for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Unfortunately, obstructionist Democrats in the Obama administration are standing in the way of progress. Timothy Gardner and Richard Cowan of Reuters reported: Republicans push Keystone bill, White…
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