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Revealed: Wisconsin John Doe investigation was full-blown anti-conservative fishing expedition

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2014

We are in a dangerous place when prosecutors can identify the target first, and then try to find a crime.

We’ve covered the abusive anti-conservative Wisconsin “John Doe” proceedings many times before. The short story is that two separate proceedings were commenced under the auspices of Democratic District Attorneys in order to try to take down Scott Walker. John Doe No. 1 concerned Walker’s time as County Executive and ended without finding any…
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Heavily armed police making arrests in early days of Ferguson rioting.

Did MO Law Allow for Deadly-Force Arrest of Mike Brown?

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2014

A cautionary tale on the hazards of relying on the plain-language of statutes

The shooting in Ferguson MO of robbery suspect Mike Brown by Police Officer Darren Wilson has raised a myriad of social, racial, and legal issues.  In this post I’d like to address one of the latter, specifically whether under Missouri law Wilson was authorized to use deadly force to arrest a…
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Louisiana abortion providers sue over new hospital privilege requirement

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2014

Must have admitting privileges at hospital within 30 miles.

On Friday, several abortion providers sued the state of Louisiana over new laws governing doctors who choose to perform the procedure. Louisiana’s new law, signed by Governor Bobby Jindal in June, requires that doctors who perform abortions have active admitting privileges at a hospital that is located not further than thirty…
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Iran says shot down Israeli drone over nuke facility

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2014

True, or just a diversion for Iranian refusal to allow full nuclear inspection?

Numerous news organizations are reporting today that Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) claims to have shot down an Israeli drone as the drone approached the Natanz nuclear enrichment site. Reuters reports: The Revolutionary Guards said of the drone incursion: “This wily act further exposed the Zionist regime’s adventurous temperament and added yet another…
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Washington Post finds Darren Wilson guilty by association

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2014

Attacks prior police force racial problems in a different town and his family’s legal problems, none of which involved Wilson.

The Washington Post has convicted Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, of guilt by association with a former troubled police force in a different town in a prior job than the one he held in Ferguson, MO, and of having parents who were in trouble with the law. Seriously. There is…
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White House Struggles to Explain Obama Golfing Right After Foley Statement

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2014

“A good way for release and clearing of the mind.”

After making a brief statement about the murder of American journalist James Foley, Obama quickly returned to the golf course. Criticism followed from every corner of the political media landscape. This weekend, White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz was asked about it in a briefing and offered a weak explanation. Andrew Johnson…
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Scott Brown Pulls Even With Jeanne Shaheen in NH Senate Race

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2014

President Obama cited as a drag on Shaheen.

According to a new poll from WMUR in New Hampshire on the race for US senate, Republican Scott Brown has gained a tremendous amount of ground on incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. Joshua Miller of the Boston Globe recently reported: Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen in dead heat The US Senate race in New Hampshire has…
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Rick Perry Takes Mugshot to Next Level

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2014

Ask and you shall receive, Internet.

If you were one of (I’m assuming) thousands who saw Texas Governor Rick Perry’s mugshot and thought, “that oughta be on a t-shirt,” then today is your lucky day. Perry’s “RickPAC” has put that mugshot on a t-shirt, along with that of embattled Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg, whose mishandling of the…
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Japanese Pizza Huts run by cats?

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2014

Ads Show Surprisingly Fluffy Staff

Wrapping up Saturday night on a lighter note, we present this amazing series of ads. Food Beast found this adorable alternative universe where the local Pizza Hut is run by cats. From Food Beast: Part of the brand’s newest video campaign, Pizza Cat! is a completely fictional Pizza Hut location “run” entirely by cats….
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Obama foreign policy “is like the Brazilian national soccer squad”

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2014

“like the Brazilians, they folded, they collapsed, they just absolutely capitulated”

Greg Gutfeld sat in for Bill on the O’Reilly Factor last night and in one segment, he interviewed Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal. The focus of their discussion was the meltdown of the Obama presidency with an eye to foreign policy. Watch below: The column Stephens wrote for Commentary Magazine which…
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What’s the difference between anti-Israel protesters in London and Chicago?

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2014

Trick question.

Nothing, really. Ignorance. Hate. Demonization. You name it. You’ll find it in London, Chicago, and just about anywhere you find anti-Israel street protests. From London, via Harry’s Place, which has even more videos: From Chicago, where a pro-Israel fundraiser hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanual and former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren…
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National Review Cruising

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2014

I’ll be a guest speaker, but no bathing suit photos allowed.

I was kindly invited by Jack Fowler, publisher of The National Review, to be one of the speakers at National Review’s post-election cruise. Best part is that they managed to find a 15-year-old photo of me for their promo materials. Boy, will anyone who meets me in person be disappointed. The full…
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Remembering the Baltic Way human chain for freedom

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2014

Yearning to be free in the face of communist oppression, a history not taught in our schools.

I need to calendar this so I remember each year. This year, I would have forgotten the date if I had not seen Marathon Pundit’s post On this day in 1989: Two million hold hands in peaceful anti-Soviet Baltic Way. We wrote about the Baltic Way last year: A history not taught in…
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Due Process Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2014

Another week of news and politics in higher education.

There was some good news this week. Four Legal Victories for Due Process on Campus Campus Sex Assault Bill Criticized in Editorial And there was some bad news this week. GOP Senators Rubio, Ayotte, Grassley Speak in Favor of Weakening Due Process Rights There was also some predictable news this week. Defenders Say UCSB Prof Attacked Pro-Life…
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16 Year Old Arrested for Writing About Killing a Dinosaur for School Project

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2014

“This is a perfect example of ‘political correctness’ that has exceeded the boundaries of common sense.”

Legal Insurrection has covered the new zero tolerance policies in American schools before, but this is a case you may have missed last week. Sixteen year old Alex Stone of Virginia was given a writing assignment on the second day of school. When he wrote an obviously fictional account of killing his…
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Epic rant over Obama playing golf right after James Foley statement

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

More interested in Alonzo Mourning than in mourning

Lisa Daftari, Fox News contributor. Yes there was mourning, not the grieving kind, but the former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, who President Obama was photographed fist bumping with on the golf course…. It’s this wishy-washy, lead from behind, no strategy foreign policy that has put us at the mercy of militant…
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Now they tell us: ISIS a threat to U.S.

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

Chuck Hagel says ISIL is “beyond anything we’ve seen.”

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey went into detail Thursday about the threat ISIL (“ISIS”) poses not only to minorities in the Middle East, but also to American interests both at home and abroad. Via Fox News: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com “Jim Foley’s…
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