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Wasting Time and Money Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2014

Join us for another journey into the strange world of higher education.

It’s easy to spend years of your life and tens of thousands of dollars on college. Choose wisely. The Ivy League’s 13 Most Liberal Courses Campus Reform’s Caleb Bonham Talks About Crazy College Classes The possibilities are endless. Professor Kanye West (No Joke) Before You Take a Women’s Studies Course… Berkeley Journalism School Considers $10,000 Tuition Increase After…
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Bumper Sticker - Wisconsin - Don't Tread On My Obamacare

Cheap knockoff

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2014

Don’t tread on our liberty just to get your Obamacare

From Anne, spotted in Wisconsin. Part of this series: Update: H/t to commenter Aucturian for this more accurate depiction: Don't Tread On My Obamacare! Christine Pelosi, you're so clever!!! pic.twitter.com/DLd4RZAT95— NYCIR (@NYCIR_Freedoms) March 22, 2014
 
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When you think of Eric Holder, please remember Elian Gonzalez

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

Don’t let that pre-Attorney General debacle go down the memory hole.

As we count down Eric Holder’s greatest hits, the first image that comes to the mind of many Americans isn’t that of Brian Terry, or of Black Panthers outside polling places, but of a screaming child staring down the barrel of a rifle. On April 22, 2000, just before dawn, U.S federal…
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http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/abbas-accuses-israel-rampant-rising-racism-n212441

At UN today, “Abbas more or less buried the peace process”

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

The ISIS Barbarians within the Arab world’s gates now rule the day.

Mahmoud Abbas showed his hand today at the U.N., accusing Israel of genocide, getting a predictable reaction, via Times of Israel: In his address, Abbas accused Israel of committing genocide in its recent conflict with terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip — calling 2014 “a year of a new war of genocide perpetrated…
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Providence Mayor Poll September 2014

Buddy Cianci leading in poll for Providence Mayor

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

You think his criminal record will hurt him? You don’t know Buddy. Or Rhode Island.

Oh man. Good times could be just around the corner in the Capital city of my former home State of Rhode Island and [if you don't know by now how it ends, you obviously haven't been paying attention]. Remember, I said it: Buddy Cianci running for Mayor of Providence again, and he…
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http://kfor.com/2014/09/25/reports-police-respond-to-possible-shooting-near-moore-grocery-store/

From Going Postal to Going ISIS

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

Are we entering the age of beheadings?

A woman was beheaded by a fired co-worker, who recently had been trying to convert co-workers to Islam. Because the ISIS beheadings are so much in the news, one has to wonder if the perp was motivated by those beheadings, as opposed to “going postal” and using a firearm or…
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Full 7th Circuit Appeals Court refuses to stop Wisconsin Voter I.D. law

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

Voter ID law in full effect for November, unless Supreme Court intervenes.

We previously reported how a panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals restored Wisconsin’s Voter I.D. law for the November election. The opponents of the law sought full “en banc” review by the entire Court of Appeals. That request was denied by a divided court (h/t Ann Althouse): The full 7th…
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Brian Leiter, supporter of Steven Salaita, embroiled in his own civility controversy

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may have lucked out that Brian Leiter is boycotting it

Brian Leiter is the pugnacious U. Chicago philosophy and law professor, whose claim to fame is his blog ranking of philosophy departments, and to a much lesser extent, law schools.  We touched on Leiter before with regard to his attacks on Prof. Glenn Reynolds and other “right-wing” law professor bloggers with whom…
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Chuck Todd on Eric Holder

Chuck Todd: Eric Holder is a Very Non-Political Person

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

Media bias is one thing. Rejection of reality is another.

Upon hearing the news of Eric Holder’s resignation from the Department of Justice yesterday, NBC’s Chuck Todd took to the airwaves and claimed that Holder is a very non-political person. Media bias is one thing. The utter dismissal of reality is another. Brendan Bordelon of National Review has the details: NBC’s Chuck Todd: Self-Professed…
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Should We Get Ready for Romney 2016?

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

It’s happening. Definitely. Maybe.

Will the third time be a charm for Mitt Romney? In a CNN poll run earlier this summer, 53% of Americans said that if the 2012 election were held today, they would vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama. (Obama managed to pull in 44% of respondents.) This poll, coupled with…
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Bumper Stickers - Madision WI - Recall Walker Full Vehicle

Cheez Whiz

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

inside that Cheesehead’s head.

Hello Professor Jacobson, Although I live near the planet of Madison, I’m usually able to escape its madness in my happy little suburb. This, however, ended up in my cul de sac … for the second time. No matter where we go, they are among us. I am watching with worried eyes. via…
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“Loud Music” Murder Trial, Take 2: Opening Statements

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

Will the jury accept his claim of self-defense?

The re-trial of Michael Dunn began today “for real”, with the jury impanelled and the state and defense presenting their opening statements.   Dunn is on trial for the killing of Jordan Davis, a black teenager Dunn fired upon during a confrontation with Davis and three of Davis’ friends, who were…
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Martha Robertson rigged student media rules at Cornell speech (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

Banned video or audio recording — but secretly gave permission to Robertson student intern working for college newspaper while shutting out conservative media.

Remember my post a week ago about Martha Robertson’s visit to Cornell and the accompanying media lockdown enforced by the Cornell Democrats? Video and audio recording were not permitted, according to an announcement just before Robertson started her speech. I attended but did not record because of those rules and how watchful Cornell Democrats…
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obama holder resigns

Holder: “I will never leave the work”

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

“Work remains to be done, but our list of accomplishments is real.”

Eric Holder has officially resigned as United States Attorney General. In a statement last hour, Holder officially announced his resignation, and pledged to continue the work he began during his years at the Department of Justice. Via Politico: President Barack Obama praised Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday saying Holder has worked…
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Watch: Congressional Black Caucus Mourns Holder’s Tenure

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

“No! Why!”

Earlier today, sources in Washington announced that Eric Holder will resign his post as Attorney General. We reported in our breaking news update that Holder’s wish is to be remembered by history as a civil rights hero, and it looks as though he may get his wish—at least when it comes…
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Sean Groubert Leval Edward dash-cam shooting South Carolina

New video released in “Dash-cam Shooting”

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

Officer perceives suspect’s compliance as lunge for weapon.

A South Carolina prosecutor’s office has released dash-camera video of the September 4 shooting by Police Officer Sean Groubert of Levar Edward in a gas station parking lot. It appears that Edward was in good faith simply complying with Groubert’s demands for identification, but in a manner that led Groubert to…
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Eric Holder Set to Resign

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

The headline we’ve all been waiting for.

Eric Holder will step down today as Attorney General, at least according to NPR. Sources told NPR that Holder plans to remain in his post until a replacement has been confirmed: Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked…
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