All Posts (Page 361)
Obama statement Iraq Yazidi 8-7-2014

Obama Statement: “We will take action” to save Yazidi and protect personnel in Iraq

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

“American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq.”

Obama Statement: “We will take action” to save Yazidi and protect personnel in Iraq

Obama statement Iraq Yazidi 8-7-2014
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 9:41pm
Late Thursday night, President Obama gave a press conference on the devolving situation in Iraq. Although the President does not plan on putting combat troops on the ground, he presented a plan “to prevent a potential act of genocide” against the Yazidi. Isis forces in Iraq are currently calling for the systematic…
Read More...
 
DP smaller

Moms band together to protect sons’ due process rights on campus

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

One new group has launched a national campaign to push for equality in campus sexual assault cases.

Moms band together to protect sons’ due process rights on campus

DP smaller
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 8:00pm
We’ve previously reported on the uneven playing field upon which campus sexual assault cases are tried. In the world of faux-egalitarian bureaucracy that is the university system, there seems to be little concern for the due process rights of the accused; but one new group is aiming to change that. Families…
Read More...
 
armenia

The Next War (not where you think)

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Could happen any day in the shadow of a long ago failed state.

The Next War (not where you think)

armenia
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 6:30pm
Never mind the turmoil in Iraq, Syria, Israel/Gaza, Western Africa and the imminent threat to Ukraine that Russia poses… there seems to be another war brewing. Earlier today, the President of Azerbaijan published a serious of very threatening tweets relative to neighboring Armenia. The picture observed on the contact line during the last…
Read More...
 
issa hard drive

HHS just admitted it destroyed a bunch of emails (but move along, the world’s falling apart)

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

And it’s summer. And you’re haters.

HHS just admitted it destroyed a bunch of emails (but move along, the world’s falling apart)

issa hard drive
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 5:31pm
Oopsie. Some emails regarding the failed rollout of Healthcare.gov were deleted.  Actually, more than some.  A lot. A press release from Darrell Issa: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa  (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) admission that senior HHS executive Marilyn Tavenner destroyed…
Read More...
 
Constitutional Crisis

Branco Cartoon – Smidgen

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Smidgen

Constitutional Crisis
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 5:00pm
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
 
John_Walsh_official_portrait_113th_Congress

Accused plagiarist Dem Senator John Walsh (MT) will not run for reelection.

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Game over.

Accused plagiarist Dem Senator John Walsh (MT) will not run for reelection.

John_Walsh_official_portrait_113th_Congress
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 4:21pm
We covered the story. Now the end game, Montana Senator in Plagiarism Case Ends Election Bid: Under pressure from Democrats, Senator John Walsh of Montana, who has served in office for just six months, said on Thursday that he was dropping his election bid, clearing the path for his party to nominate a new…
Read More...
 
Theodore Wafer

GUILTY: Verdict in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Theodore Wafer has been found guilty of Second Degree Murder/Voluntary Manslaughter and weapons charges

GUILTY: Verdict in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial

Theodore Wafer
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 2:53pm
The jury has returned a verdict of guilty of second degree murder/voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges in the trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  Trial Judge Hathaway has ordered Wafer imprisoned immediately, pending…
Read More...
 
Kidnapped Israeli Teens

NY Mag claim that Hamas not involved in Israeli teens kidnapping falls apart some more

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

One of the enduring anti-Israeli memes of the Gaza war is further undermined.

NY Mag claim that Hamas not involved in Israeli teens kidnapping falls apart some more

Kidnapped Israeli Teens
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 2:18pm
One of the enduring claims related to the Gaza war is that pushed by New York Magazine author Katie Zavadski in a viral article originally titled: “It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill 3 Israeli Teens After All (link goes to updated version, not original)(screenshot via Seth Frantzman): That claim gave rise to the…
Read More...
 
2014-08-06_055434_Hamas

About Second-Guessing Israel on Hamas

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Israel objected to Hamas running in 2006 and blockaded Gaza; Under pressure Israel relented and paid the price

About Second-Guessing Israel on Hamas

2014-08-06_055434_Hamas
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 12:21pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told the U.S. Ambassador to Israel “not to ever second guess me again” when it comes to Hamas, after Hamas’ refusal and eventual breach of ceasefire agreements. Did he have a point? The international community in its zeal to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians makes plenty…
Read More...
 
http://youtu.be/SCVu-PHrOYQ

Steven Salaita controversy points to the hypocrisy of anti-Israel academic boycotters

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

When violators of academic freedom insist on their own academic freedom.

Steven Salaita controversy points to the hypocrisy of anti-Israel academic boycotters

http://youtu.be/SCVu-PHrOYQ
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 11:20am
I have argued strenuously against the academic boycott of Israel, led by people like Steven Salaita, on a number of grounds. Not the least of those grounds is that academics who insist on violating the academic freedom of Israelis and those who wish to interact with Israelis do damage to…
Read More...
 
http://youtu.be/JNoP-tQ5mCw

The slaughter of the Yazidi

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Finally the story is being told.

The slaughter of the Yazidi

http://youtu.be/JNoP-tQ5mCw
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 9:41am
While over 700 journalists were covering the Gaza conflict, few paid attention to the mass slaughter in Iraq of the Yazidi, who are on the verge of a true genocide at the hands of ISIS. Finally the impending massacre is getting coverage, but it may be too late. The Washington Post reported two…
Read More...
 
ebola outbreak

Ebola Outbreak: Hysteria or Major Health Threat?

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

CDC, World Health Organization shift into emergency mode over outbreak

Ebola Outbreak: Hysteria or Major Health Threat?

ebola outbreak
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 8:30am
Late Wednesday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control went into emergency mode — declaring a Level 1 activation of its Emergency Operations Center, it’s most serious posture in a public health emergency. In CDC “command” ctr at the moment it was activated to level 1, the highest response. full report @AC360 tonite…
Read More...
 
Bumper Sticker -  Glenallen, Alaska - Hate Biden Also

Sockeye

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Equal opportunity

Sockeye

Bumper Sticker -  Glenallen, Alaska - Hate Biden Also
Posted by
8/7/2014 at 7:00am
From Tim and Laura: Interesting if somewhat impolite sentiments. In an interesting place. A bright purple Thai food truck parked at a remote intersection in the deep Interior of Alaska. Photo taken by myself, Glenallen Alaska July 30th 2014. Most of the rest of the truck was non political. Alaska has some fascinating politics going on…
Read More...
 
http://youtu.be/eb8BeCfZAko

Gaza Bishop: Hamas fired rockets from church compound

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Israeli missiles targeted an area close to the church sanctuary.

Gaza Bishop: Hamas fired rockets from church compound

http://youtu.be/eb8BeCfZAko
Posted by
8/6/2014 at 10:58pm
We focused the other day on the ethnic cleansing of Christians by Islamists in Gaza. But there still are about 1500 Christians in Gaza. In this video released today, Archbishop Alexios of Gaza describes how Hamas had fired rockets from the church compound (at 1:12)(h/t @ColRichardKemp); Alexios took CBN News to the roof terrace…
Read More...
 
AACONS Logo large

AACONS Interviews Allen West and F.H. Buckley

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Guest Allen West discusses Middle East politics: Hamas, ISIS and President Obama’s response; guest F.H. Buckley discusses his latest book, The Once and Future King.

AACONS Interviews Allen West and F.H. Buckley

AACONS Logo large
Posted by
8/6/2014 at 7:00pm
[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS will begin posting their weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection starting, well, now!] Interview With Allen West and F.H. Buckley New Politics Conservative Podcasts with…
Read More...
 
elaine chao

Dem Operative Tweets that Mitch McConnell’s wife is “not from KY, she’s Asian”

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Why are Democrats so fixated on attacking McConnell’s wife because she’s of Asian descent?

Dem Operative Tweets that Mitch McConnell’s wife is “not from KY, she’s Asian”

elaine chao
Posted by
8/6/2014 at 5:37pm
Democratic operative Kathy Groob tweeted a handful of racist tweets about Senator McConnell’s wife. Outrage ensued and Groob apologized and then deleted her Twitter account. Fox News reports: A Democratic operative deleted her Twitter account Monday following a series of what some called racist remarks about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife,…
Read More...
 
hiroshimanagasaki

Hiroshima atomic bomb 69th anniversary

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2014

Wondering what might have been without it.

Hiroshima atomic bomb 69th anniversary

hiroshimanagasaki
Posted by
8/6/2014 at 4:15pm
Today is the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, with Nagasaki following three days later, and the surrender of Japan on August 15, 1945. To date these two bombs remain—astoundingly enough, considering the nature of our oft-troubled and troubling species—the only nuclear warheads ever detonated over…
Read More...