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New Narrative: Former Secret Service Dir. Julia Pierson victim of male privilege

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2014

The answer is not to cry sexism over her resignation, but to fire more of the equally incompetent men.

Somehow, this seemed inevitable. Just-resigned Secret Service Director Julia Pierson allegedly is the victim of male privilege, and was treated differently than a man in a similar position would be treated. This video clip — just before the resignation — led to charges of sexism: Those charges increased after the resignation. At The New Republic,…
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George Zimmerman, not guilty

George Zimmerman not expected to face civil rights charges

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2014

In other news, water wet, fire hot, self-defense against felony aggressor lawful

The Washington Post reported yesterday that “The Justice Department is not expected to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.” The reasons why appear in the 10th paragraph of the story: Mark O’Mara, the lawyer who represented Zimmerman, said that approximately 40 witness statements collected…
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Worst Gender imbalances in higher ed are not what you think

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2014

Women dominated in 7 of 11 areas, yet all we hear about is gender imbalance in STEM.

There are seemingly endless programs and advocates to increase the participation of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as a means of addressing the gender imbalance, which is particularly dramatic at the graduate and doctoral levels. The National Science Foundation has special grant programs.  The White House emphasizes the issue….
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Michael Brown robbery

Was Ferguson Grand Jury Confidentiality Compromised?

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2014

Tweet posted yesterday suggests Grand Juror might have broken confidentiality.

The Grand Jury investigating the recent shooting in Ferguson MO of Mike Brown by Police Officer Darren Wilson may have been irreparably compromised, reports the Washington Post. The proceedings of Grand Juries are, of course, confidential, and jurors are prohibited from discussing them with others.  This prohibition is made explicitly clear to…
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Fence Jumper

Branco Cartoon – There’s No Place Like Home

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2014

Incompetence At The White House

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Marquette: Walker up by 5 on Burke

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2014

Momentum.

A recent Marquette University Law School poll shows that Democrats could be in for a real struggle come November. Among likely voters, Scott Walker has 5 points on Mary Burke in the Wisconsin Governor’s race, with only 2.5% of those polled saying they’d vote for “someone else.” Just over half of…
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Cornell Rape Culture Protest Mattress

Shockingly, carrying mattresses around campus to protest “rape culture” not catching on

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2014

Million Mattress March falls short, way short.

A few weeks ago, we covered the story of Columbia student, Emma Sulkowicz, who alleged she was raped by another student. Rather than pursue the matter all the way through the legal system (she dropped her case), Sulkowicz took her case to the University tribunal. Her alleged rapist was not found guilty by the…
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Micheal Dunn testifies 9-30-14

“Loud music” Murder Defendant Guilty of 1st Degree Murder

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2014

Last February’s trial convicted Michael Dunn of attempted 2nd degree murder, but hung on 1st degree murder charge

Michael Dunn has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of black 17-year-old Jordan Davis on November 23, 2012. This “loud music” murder case arose from the violent interaction between Michael Dunn and Jordan Davis and three of his teenaged friends while parked beside each other at a Florida gas…
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Julia Pierson

Director of Secret Service Resigns

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2014

***Developing***

CNBC is reporting that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson has accepted the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned. Joseph Clancy, who formerly served as special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division of the Secret Service, will be appointed as an interim acting director of…
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245 in 2014? GOP seeks historic House majority

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2014

It could happen. Definitely maybe.

Is the NRCC’s “Drive to 245″ Republican-held House seats a pipe dream, or a realistic goal? GOP consultants and candidates hope to harness the momentum they’ve already gathered from Democrats’ failure to lead on hot button issues to put more Republicans in Congress, but some strategists are skeptical in Republicans’ ability to…
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Allen West

How about Allen West to head Secret Service?

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2014

Not going to happen, because the current leadership is doing such a … um … great job.

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit wrote a column for USA Today this week suggesting that it would be smart for Obama to appoint a Republican as Eric Holder’s replacement for attorney general: For next attorney general, reach across aisle Having a Defense secretary from the other party makes war bipartisan, and reassures members of…
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Elbert Guillory

Devastating Video: Free at Last of Mary Landrieu?

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2014

Hits Landrieu’s hypocrisy, elitism and abuse of black voters.

2014 is a crucial cycle for Republicans; for months, House and Senate candidates have focused on Democrats’ failure of leadership in the White House and the Senate to pinpoint examples of how progressive policies have made life harder for Americans. Examples aren’t enough, though. In order to flip the balance of power…
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The flawed and Secretive Service

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2014

Problems with the Secret Service seem deep and systemic.

On September 19 the Secret Service managed to stop an intruder with a knife who had entered the White House, but why did it take so long for the fuller (and even more alarming) story to emerge?: An armed man who jumped the White House fence this month made it far deeper…
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Affirmative Sexual Consent? There’s an app for that.

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2014

If “no means no,” and “yes means yes,” what does it mean when the app crashes?

On Monday, we told you about a new California law that essentially outlaws sloppy, reckless sex between college students. Now, a new app has launched that seeks to eliminate all debate over whether or not that hot guy or girl at the bar is “good to go”—home with you. Via the New…
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First Ebola Case in US Diagnosed

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2014

Health officials emphasize no cause for panic.

A man traveling from Liberia in West Africa to Dallas, Texas has been diagnosed with Ebola, becoming the first patient to present with the disease on US soil. CDC and local Texas health officials emphasized in a news conference today that they anticipate that the disease will be readily contained. The first…
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Obamacare prison benefits

Medicaid expansion: Does crime pay? (Video)

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2014

Priorities.

The latest video from the Foundation for Government Accountability argues that Medicaid expansion under Obamacare places convicts in line for Medicaid benefits before the elderly and vulnerable. According to the FGA: “Everyone should know that a lawmaker calling for expansion is asking for criminals to get priority medical care at the expense of…
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Healthcare.gov Obamacare Girl

OK District Court: No Subsidies on Federal Exchanges

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2014

We’re knock-knock-knocking on the Supreme Court’s door.

In case you haven’t noticed, the Affordable Care Act has been the subject of multiple lawsuits since its inception; most recently, states have gone to the courts to challenge an IRS rule providing federal subsidies on the Obamacare health care exchanges. A district court in Oklahoma is the latest federal court to…
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