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Hoodie Ban: Coming to a neighborhood near you

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2015

Oklahoma lawmakers have FAR too much time on their hands

There’s no eloquent way to introduce a story about a group of elected officials who want to ban wearing hoods in public—so let’s just jump in. Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill that could make it a fineable offense to wear any kind of identity-concealing garment in a public place. Don’t…
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Remembering the anti-Semitic “pro-Palestinian” Paris riots of July 2014

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2015

Anti-Semitic violence in Paris didn’t start with Hyper Cacher supermarket, and won’t end there.

The attack by radical Islamists at the Paris Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket left four hostages dead, plus one of the gunmen. The Hyper Cacher supermarket attack appears to have been coordinated with the two men who killed 12 at Charlie Hebdo. The specter of widespread anti-Semitism on the streets of Paris is nothing…
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Charlie Hebdo isn’t backing down—next week’s cover proves it

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2015

Their spirit is alive and well

Terrorists murdered 10 members of Charlie Hebdo’s team on Wednesday; six of them were cartoonists, and all of them believed passionately in the right to express themselves via satire no matter who was likely to be offended by it. The remaining members of the editorial team have chosen to release an…
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Does GOP really no longer need Tea Party energy and activism?

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2015

“Too bad he doesn’t have so much ire for Democrats.”

When I helped co-found a San Diego Tea Party group in 2009, one of our biggest action items was battling against Obamacare. Our members dialed Congress relentlessly, believing our representatives might weigh the will of the people.  What ever delusions I had about that concept utterly vanished when then Speaker of the…
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From #JeSuisCharlie to #JeSuisJuif — UPDATES — Multiple Hostages Dead (LIVE Coverage)

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2015

Paris and France under siege.

Overnight Eastern time a Kosher supermarket in Paris was attacked. Reports indicate two people killed and multiple people being held hostage. Meanwhile, the murderers of the the staff of Charlie Hebdo apparently are cornered and also have one or more hostages. UPDATES: UPDATE: French Pres. Hollande: 4 dead in Paris grocery store…
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Democrats’ First Act of Obstruction

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2015

Now is the winter of our procedural discontent

Yesterday, Senate Republicans attempted a procedural fast-track on the bipartisan Keystone XL jobs and infrastructure bill. The goal, according to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), was to immediately begin processing amendments to the controversial bill with the end goal of getting it to the President as soon as possible. McConnell asked for…
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The No-Go Zones of Europe

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2015

Virtual Islamist states fueled by hatred of the Western civilization and particularly Jews.

Increased Muslim immigration to Europe has created small areas which are essentially countries within countries which European law enforcement officials have dubbed “No-Go Zones.” Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times recently described what’s happening in France: Muslims segregated from French society in growing Islamist mini-states A backdrop to the massacre in Paris on Wednesday…
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State of the Union Preview: “Free” Community College?

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Entitlement—the “key to success!”

Today, President Obama unveiled a new plan to make two years of Community College free “to responsible students across America”—and it’s just as flawed as that knee-jerk gut reaction you just had told you it is. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s);…
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.@afbranco’s Pen v. the Sword – #JeSuisCharlie

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Fox News features.

Our own A.F. Branco was highlighted in a FoxNews.com story about how cartoonists are reacting to the murders as Charlie Lebdo, Pen vs. sword: Cartoonists unite against Islamist terror: Cartoonists around the world rallied Thursday behind fellow artists killed in a terror attack in Paris because of their satirical drawings mocking Islam’s…
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Net Neutrality: FCC and Congress set to stand off

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Title II regulations? Not so fast.

The next big Congressional standoff may not be over immigration or health care, but how the FCC should be allowed to regulate the internet and internet providers. Back in December, reports surfaced that lawmakers were meeting with industry officials to draft legislation that would prevent the FCC from implementing the aggressive net…
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#JeSuisCharlie: the manhunt continues

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

The manhunt continues

Thousands of French police officers are going door-to-door in search of two suspects wanted for the terrorist killings at Charlie Hebdo. Said Kouachi, 34, and Chérif Kouachi, 32, are still at large, and the manhunt has spread past the outskirts of Paris and into surrounding areas. From USA Today: Prime Minister Manuel…
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The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines Women waiting in line to use public toilets is... sexist Right to pee

Women waiting in line to use public toilets is… sexist?

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Denying women their god-given right to pee

Gendered restroom spaces have endured intense public scrutiny lately, but usually from the “stop with your fascist gender labels and let me pick my preferred pronoun!” crowd. So this piece in TIME is slightly outside of the “ban public restroom gender divisions” norm. Soraya Chemaly, the author, describes herself as a, “media critic…
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Barbara Boxer retiring – Run, Mitt, Run!

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Yes Ma’am

Barbara Boxer will be best remembered for dressing down a General during a hearing when he called her “Ma’am”: Boxer just announced, via an almost unwatchable video interview with her grandson, that she is retiring at the end of her term in 2016: No one told Nancy Pelosi: OMG watch Nancy Pelosi’s reaction when…
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Feds turn Harvard Law into PC parrot

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Law School sexual harassment “hypos” gone wild.

Can federal officials declare you in violation of the law, not for actions that flout the text of a statute, but for failing to parrot the agency’s controversial views about how the statute should be applied in hypothetical situations? Recently, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) did just that to…
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At #CharlieHebdo, seconds counted but the police were minutes away, and unarmed

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

Why weren’t First Responders to Charlie Hebdo massacre armed?

When Islamic radicals opened fire at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo yesterday, a small group of French police officers rushed to the scene and then immediately fled—because they weren’t armed. Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reported: Unarmed Paris Police Officers Forced to Flee as Armed Terrorists Attack During the January 7 terror attack on…
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Heartbroken for Charlie Hebdo The Price of Truth

Heartbroken for Charlie Hebdo

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

This is the price of Truth

Working in the political sphere has provided a sort of quasi-emotional inoculation. For the most part, I’m able to read and write about all kind of stories, tragedies, atrocities, and hypocrisies without having much more reaction than, “Seriously? You’ve got to be kidding me!” before moving on the next le sigh-worthy…
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Branco Cartoon – Front Lines

Posted by  ▪  January 8, 2015

We are all cartoonists now.

Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco.