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When conservatives disengage, we lose. End of story.

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2014

Is “CounterCulture” Counterproductive When Everything is Political?

Over the past few years, social conservatives have found their lifestyles (and in some cases, their livelihoods) under full assault by a very vocal, activist minority in the left. Progressive ire directed at the pro-life, pro-family, etc. crowd is nothing new, but with the advent of platforms like Twitter and Facebook,…
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Russia-U.S. Nuke Agreement Collapsing

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2014

That “Reset” button never really worked

Things just aren’t good on any front involving the relationship between the United States and Russia. The nearly-hot war between Russia and Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea and the downing of Malaysian Flight 17 are capturing the main headlines. But there’s other grim news as well. First, the landmark arms…
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For Hamas ceasefires are just tactical

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2014

and Western pressure on Israel makes it possible.

Last week’s ceasefire between Israel and Hamas prompted a number of similarly themed observations. Similar tweets appeared here and here and here and here. What did Hamas gain by agreeing to the ceasefire to the terms of Thursday night’s ceasefire when it rejected the same terms more than two weeks earlier? What did…
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Branco Cartoon – Brotherhood

Posted by  ▪  August 4, 2014
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Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2014

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Last week was our first week of the Morning Insurrection newsletter, featuring not only select Legal and College Insurrection posts, but Cyber Insurrection and Author Quick Takes only available in the newsletter. SIGN UP AT THIS LINK Yes, it’s free. As long-time readers know, I’m always interested in frank and honest feedback.  We are…
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Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: What you need to know heading into Week 3

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2014

Tomorrow’s 7th day of the murder trial of Theodore Wafer follows prosecutors resting an unimpressive case and the launch of an impressive defense narrative.

Tomorrow marks the start of the third week of the second degree murder trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  This past week saw the milestone of the prosecution resting and the start of…
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Rubio on immigration: Executive action is the “single greatest impediment to moving forward.”

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2014

And we thought amnesty was the big stumbling block.

Senator Marco Rubio appeared on FOX News Sunday today and was asked some tough questions by host Chris Wallace with regard to the border and immigration. While Rubio clearly articulated a three point plan to deal with the problems, he pointed out that the biggest obstacle at the moment is the president. Brian…
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O Mitt, Mitt! wherefore art thou Mitt?

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2014

Is Mitt really the best chance Republicans have?

It’s happening again. Just when you think he’s gone into the sunset – the ‘Romney in 2016′ wave of hysteria sweeps across pundit land. So here we are again this weekend asking ourselves — Will Mitt be the GOP nominee in 2016? From the FRONT PAGE of The Washington Post…
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Calgary pro-Palestinian protesters chant “Heil, Heil Hitler”

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2014

As Hamas pushes ages-old blood libels, anti-Semitism becomes fashionable among anti-Israel protesters.

You can add this to the growing list of grossly anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi outbursts around the world, as we noted in Just more “pro-Palestinian” protests: Nazi salutes in Paris, “death to all Jews” in the Hague In Calgary, pro-Palestinian protesters confronted pro-Israel protesters. After some shouting back and forth, the pro-Palestinian protesters started chanting…
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Finnish reporter confirms rocket fire from hospital but furious people quoted her

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2014

Claims her report being used for pro-Israel propaganda, has cousin arrested in West Bank

We reported on the Finnish reporter who disclosed that there was rocket fire from just behind Gaza’s main hospital, Hamas hides in, under and around Gaza’s main hospital, and the media covers it up (Video): Also, a rocket attack was conducted from the “backyard” of the hospital at 2 o’clock in the…
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Pelosi chases House Republican for telling the truth about her speakership

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2014

When Democrats controlled the House, Senate and Presidency, they did nothing to solve the border crisis.

Pennsylvania Republican Tom Marino sent a panicked Nancy Pelosi running across the house floor last night after speaking the truth about the Democratic Party and our current border crisis. John Parkinson of ABC News reported: Pelosi Chases Republican Tom Marino Across House Chamber In an unusual breach of decorum, even for the divided Congress,…
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Illinois Dem Says Nasty Things About GOP in English, Gets Even Nastier in Spanish

Posted by  ▪  August 3, 2014

Illinois Democrat Luis Gutiérrez: “They want to punish our community.”

Remember back in 2010 when Obama urged Latinos to “punish our enemies?” Illinois Democrat Luis Gutiérrez took that concept to a whole new level at a press conference about immigration reform this weekend. Flanked by members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Gutiérrez offered remarks in English and then Spanish but his tone…
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“Angry Black Woman” to anti-Israel activists: Stop pilfering civil rights legacy for your “repugnant agenda”

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2014

“You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes”

Stoking racial tension against Israel has been a foundation of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement in the U.S. One pro-Israel student is having none of it. Chloé Simone Valdary is an outspoken pro-Israel student, who is a shining star in the fight against BDS on campus. She is so effective that, during a recent pro-Israel…
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Hadar Goldin Israel Soldier Kidnapped

Israel declares kidnapped soldier dead (Updates and Video)

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2014

Hadar Goldin declared dead after forensic field evidence examined

The IDF has declared kidnapped soldier Hadar Goldin dead. Haaretz reports: A special panel headed by Chief Military Rabbi Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz announced the death of Goldin, an infantry officer in the Givati Brigade. The conclusion was based on forensic evidence from the scene of the attack,a statement by the IDF…
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Barney Frank on Obamacare: “they just lied to people”

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2014

Stalwart liberal slams President for lying about Obamacare

Former Democratic Congressman and outspoken liberal Barney Frank has some surprisingly harsh words for President Barack Obama. Frank was interviewed recently by The Huffington Post: “The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled — I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on th…
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You have nothing to fear from Ebola but fear itself

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2014

There are serious infectious diseases to worry about, but Ebola is not one of them (for now).

As an environmental health and safety professional who has written a book about “bloodborne pathogens,” such as the Ebola virus, I read with both interest and alarm Bruce Carrol’s post, No concerns here: Ebola patients headed to Georgia. Shortly after writing that book, I was hired by the Centers for Disease Control…
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Netanyahu: Gaza operation will continue as needed (Live Updates and Video)

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2014

“will take as much time as needed, we will use us much force as required” — “I think the United States has been terrific!”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just gave a major speech. It was predicted that he would announce an end to operations, but his actual speech was much less clear on that point. Repeatedly Netanyahu said that the operation would continue as needed. Israeli PM Netanyahu addresses the media in Tel Aviv: “Our…
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