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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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Cornell Techion Campus Drawing

Fight academic BDS by expanding ties to Israel

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2014

Building is the best revenge against those who seek to destroy.

In opposing the anti-Israel boycott, divest and sanctions (BDS) movement on campuses, it’s natural to frame the argument as opposition. Campus BDS is aggressive, and may get even more so this year (although there is one counter-indicator). Whether it’s divestment initiatives, or attempts at academic BDS, the campus war on Israel never…
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Mike Brown store push

Just How Confidential IS Mike Brown’s Confidential Juvenile Record?

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2014

Juvenile record confidentiality involves complex interplay of Constitutional law, MO statute, public policy, and politics

A self-described “avid reader” of Legal Insurrection has asked us to address the issue of the confidentiality of Mike Brown’s juvenile criminal record (if any), and whether these are likely to be released to the press and public. Disclaimer: Neither I nor Legal Insurrection knows with certainty whether Mike Brown even has a…
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Americans: We’re heading in the wrong direction

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2014

Thanks, Obama!

Rasmussen released a poll this week revealing that only 25% of likely voters believe that America is heading in the right direction. Just one year ago, this viewpoint was expressed by 30% of likely voters. Via Rasmussen: This is up two points from the week before which tied the lowest…
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2014 Election Choices

Branco Cartoon – Not A Hard Choice

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2014

Election Choices

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Rand Paul, war hawk ?

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2014

The Kentucky Senator advocates for foreign intervention to destroy ISIS.

Advocating for foreign intervention is not something you usually hear from libertarian poster children like Senator Paul. And yet, that seems to be what he’s preaching. From WaPo: “If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress,” Paul told the AP. “I would lay out the reasoning of why…
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gay marriage

Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana Same Sex Marriage Ban

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2014

This is all probably heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A federal judge has rejected the reigning judicial trend and held that Louisiana has the right to define marriage as one man, one woman. This is the first time since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 that a federal judge has upheld a state-level ban. From the…
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San Diego Minimum Wage Petition Battle

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2014

Petition Drive Drama Shows Voters Already Intense about 2014

Professor Jacobson just noted that voter intensity is likely to be a critical factor in the 2014 elections this November. However, I assert that a petition drive being held in San Diego, focused on revoking the City Council’s minimum wage mandate, shows that voters are quite intense right now.   Given the complete…
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Coup de grâce: Wendy Davis doesn’t really love the Cowboys claims Abbott campaign

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2014

Game over?

She’s a football flip-flopper, professing love for the Cowboys only when convenient, via Houston Chronicle: The Abbott camp highlighted this KTCK-AM radio interview in which Davis said she grew up cheering for the Cowboys and will be doing so again this year: It contrasted that statement with Vogue interview in which Davis’ daughter described…
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Republican voter intensity could sway 2014 mid-term elections

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2014

Remember November

The Politico/GWU Battleground 2014 Poll has been released. Guy Benson at Hot Air has the details, including a 4 point Republican advantage on the generic ballot. But one particular aspect could be more important than any: Voter intensity, reflective also of a massive 16 point generic ballot lead in states with closely contested Senate…
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More U.S. Troops Heading to Baghdad

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2014

Our troop count is growing.

The White House has agreed to send 350 additional troops to Baghdad following a State Department request for more protection at the U.S. embassy and other installations. Via Time: “This action was taken at the recommendation of the Department of Defense after an extensive interagency review, and is part of the President’s…
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Cornell SJP Protest August 2014 Cornell Review Video

At Cornell protest, blaming Israel for anti-Semitism

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

Growing trend of BDS movement blaming the victims.

I have noted before the disturbing trend of anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) supporters blaming Israel and/or Zionism for the recent outbursts of anti-Semitism around the world. I first noted the issue in connection with a tweet from Professor Steven Salaita, where he tweeted that “By eagerly conflating Jewishness and Israel,…
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Americans in ISIS

Will civilization decide to fight the enemies of civilization?

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

Civilization and the ruthless

Lee Harris’s book Civilization and its Enemies: The Next Stage of History first came out in 2004. 2004 seems like a long time ago. And in a sense it is: ten years. But Harris’s book has only grown more topical every day. That’s unfortunate, because it’s not a book that offers a…
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Eric Holder Joe Biden

Is saying “Take back America!” racist when Biden says it?

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

What would Eric Holder say?

In today’s heh-worthy news, Eric Holder and Joe Biden seem to be on opposite ends of the “what qualifies as racism” spectrum. Guy Benson tweeted the following mash-up that shows our esteemed attorney general explaining the following: “Well it seems to me there’s a certain level of vehemence that’s directed towards the…
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Islamic State Reportedly Beheads Steven Sotloff

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

ISIS takes another.

The Islamic State has issued a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. Sotloff was kidnapped in Syria in 2013. Via NBC News: The video, titled “A Second Message to America,” opens with a clip of President Barack Obama speaking after ISIS beheaded another American journalist, James Foley, last…
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Walker addresses crowd

Exposed: How Prosecutors targeted Scott Walker and conservatives

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

Appeals Brief: “a years-long crusade against Governor Scott Walker, his associates, and now his philosophical allies”

We have written many times about the secretive John Doe proceedings in which Wisconsin prosecutors seized a wide-range of records from numerous conservative activists on the theory that it was a crime for such activists to coordinate issue advocacy with the campaign of Governor Scott Walker. In a federal lawsuit brought by…
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U.S. Hits al-Shabaab in Somalia

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2014

It used to be the one place you didn’t go.

Fox News reports that the United States has executed a series of drone strikes against al-Shabaab strongholds in Somalia. The Pentagon is still reportedly assessing the success of the strike, which was aimed at al-Shabaab leadership: A senior Somali official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that a U.S….
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