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Silencing conservative speech

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2014

My Column at The Washington Times

As part of my continuing effort to reach new audiences, I have a column at The Washington Times, A campaign to silence conservative speech: For years, there has been a multipronged attempt to drive conservative speech from the public square. These prongs include misuse of government powers to target conservatives, attempts to keep…
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Rewriting History Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2014

Your weekly report from the revisionist world of higher education.

If liberal academia has taught us anything, it’s that history can be changed. College Costs Too High? Blame Reagan Distorting U.S. History One College Class at a Time Annual Meeting of Poli-Sci Academics Features Little Talk of Obama If you disagree in any way, please report to orientation. Vassar College Freshman Orientation is a Celebration of…
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Israel winning the social media war … in China

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2014

Israel finds friends through Chinese social media, lots and lots of friends.

I guess it is not really surprising that Israel is doing well in Chinese social media. Israel and China have signed a series of new trade agreements in recent months, including academic cooperation, as we detailed in Israel-China tech deal another blow to BDS. Those expanding trade connections, based in large…
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Wendy Davis: I had two abortions

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2014

The September Surprise – Why reveal it now?

Well, this is interesting. I knew Wendy Davis was selling her new book while campaigning — usually that’s done before or after the campaign — but we now know why. Davis’ book reveals she had two abortions, something sure to shake up the race at a time when taking risks is worth it…
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Iraq: a Problem of Mixed Messages

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2014

“Chase them to the Gates of Hell?”

Our “boots on the ground” troops in Iraq are receiving mixed messages, and it’s causing more than just a morale problem. Officials overseas are calling out the Obama Administration on their jumbled approach to current actions being taken against the Islamic State in Iraq. The current mission against ISIS calls for…
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Ohio U. Student Senate President Megan Marzed "Blood Bucket Challenge)

Of course, BDS supporter hijacks ALS ice bucket challenge to bash Israel

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2014

Meanwhile, groundbreaking ALS research takes place at Tel Aviv University which is subject to the BDS academic boycott.

I know readers probably are skeptical when I constantly tell you how pathological the hatred of Israel is among many Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) supporters on campus. I am not exaggerating. At all. Israel hatred consumes their lives such that everything is politicized and used as an excuse to attack…
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Halbig goes en banc

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2014

The appearance of politics

I don’t know how I missed this yesterday. Actually, I do know. I was off the internets for most of the day, and the world kept turning without me. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted (Order embedded at bottom of post) en banc (full court) hearing in the Halbig…
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Al-Shabaab Leader Reportedly Killed in Drone Strike

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2014

With the death of Godane comes the threat of fracture and chaos.

Defense Department officials have confirmed that a weekend drone strike in the Sablale district of southern Somalia has lead to the death of Al-Shabaab co-founder Ahmed Abdi Godane. From the White House Office of the Press Secretary: Today, the Department of Defense confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the leader of al-Shabaab, is dead…
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Republican Dan Bongino eyes big win in #MD06

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2014

“Renegade Republican” not afraid of an opponent with deep pockets in deep blue Maryland

“His check only votes once.” That’s what Dan Bongino, congressional candidate in Maryland’s 6th district said of his opponent, who also happens to be the sixth wealthiest member of Congress. In between campaign stops yesterday, I was able to catch up with Bongino on the phone to discuss his progress as we…
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Rand Paul: ISIS hawk in isolationist body?

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2014

“I am neither an isolationist nor an interventionist.”

Yesterday, we wrote about Senator Paul’s apparent departure from isolationism.  Last night, the Kentucky Senator chatted with Sean Hannity about his foreign policy stance: “I’ve been trying to say that for the last four years of public life that I’m I’m neither an isolationist nor an interventionist. I’m someone who believes in…
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Protests for $15 fast food minimum wage fizzle

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2014

Not exactly a mass national uprising.

On Thursday, fast food and home healthcare workers across the country walked away from their jobs and joined the “Fight for $15,” an SEIU-backed movement demanding a $15 minimum wage and unabridged union rights for fast food workers. In the past, organizers and participants have largely avoided trouble with law enforcement. This…
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Martha Robertson WENY Fat Shaming Ads

Democrat’s fat shaming ads backfire in key House race (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2014

Growing local and national media coverage of Martha Robertson’s questionable attack ad strategy.

Media coverage of Martha Robertson’s fat shaming ads against Congressman Tom Reed in the swing NY-23 district continues to grow. The ads, which deliberately use old photos of Reed when he was very heavy, have received coverage from national outlets such as Buzzfeed and national Fox News. In addition, local WETN and Capital…
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Hot Car Toddler Death: Father Indicted

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2014

Justin Ross Harris indicted on eight counts.

The Georgia father whose 22-month old son died after being left in a hot car earlier this summer was indicted Thursday and charged with murder. A grand jury indicted Justin Ross Harris on eight counts including malice murder, felony murder, and cruelty to children in the first and second degree. In addition, the…
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Berkeley to Offer Free Medical Marijuana

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2014

Oh, California.

Berkeley has gone full California with its latest decision requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to give away at least 2% of their product to low income patients making less than $32,000 a year. The ordinance passed last month, and barring any hurdles will go into effect in August 2015. Reactions have been…
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The Verdict is In: McDonnell Guilty of Influence Peddling

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2014

Bad news for one of the GOP’s rising stars.

A federal jury has convicted former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on eleven of fourteen counts of conspiracy, bribery, and extortion. The trial, which lasted more than a month and spurred 17 hours of jury deliberation, laid bare charges that Governor and First Lady McDonnell used their power and influence to promote…
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Hiding Sotloff’s Jewish Israeli Identity from ISIS

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2014

“Sotloff would covertly pray toward Jerusalem by observing which way the Muslims were facing during prayer, and changing the direction slightly”

Steven Sotloff, the journalist whose beheading by the Islamic State was announced earlier this week, was not only Jewish, but an Israeli citizen. Apparently Sotloff became an Israeli citizen when he attended the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. Given the ease with which one can gather information he understood the risks involved in reporting from…
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Senator Pat Roberts

Is Kansas Senate race at risk?

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2014

Pat Roberts proving to be a weak general election candidate, after barely winning the primary.

Pat Roberts, not surprisingly given his primary performance, is proving to be a weak general election candidate, as the Rothenberg Report details, Pat Roberts is the Most Vulnerable Republican Senator in the Country: Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts survived a competitive Republican primary but it looks like his toughest race is still to…
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