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Egyptians want stability, but political realities make for rocky road ahead

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2012
The newly drafted Islamist-backed constitution in Egypt appears to be on the path to approval, but that is doing little to quell the sustained feeling of instability in the country. Passage is a victory for Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, but a costly one. The bruising battle over the past month stripped away…
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Saturday Night Card Game (I could not accuse Salon.com of tokenism, even if I wanted to)

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2012
In one of the most snide and offensive columns written this year in The NY Times, University of Pennsylvania Political Science Professor Adolf L. Reed, Jr. called Tim Scott and other Republicans who are black “cynical tokens.” In response, I noted that I would not be so offensive as to accuse either…
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Moving from an Emboldened Left in 2012 to a Legal Insurrection in 2013

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2012
The 2012 word of the year ought to be “emboldened,” in reference to the radical left, the anti-freedom elements of our society: the union operatives, naive but militant Occupy, radical anti-Americanists, and leftist community organizers. During my lifetime, there has always been an undercurrent of collusion between our public school systems and anti-America,…
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“You get nothing, I get that for free.”

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2012

“I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.”

Could Republican handling of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations be any worse? We suffered the embarrassment of a Plan B which sacrificed the one principle on which we have stood strong for absolutely nothing in exchange, a Plan B which already had been rejected by Harry Reid and the White House. Why would…
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Legal Insurrection Video of the Year (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2012
It’s getting towards that time of the year when we start selecting the Best Of. 2012 was the first year in which we started focusing on videos, thanks in large part to Anne joining us in June.  A couple of our videos changed the national dialogue, if only for a moment. Hopefully original…
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Nuts and Smuts Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2012
Nutty never sleeps on campus: U. Penn Prof. Adolph Reed, Jr. “places a political science veneer on naked racialism” Chicago Teachers Union head uses Sandy Hook tragedy to bash innovative teaching program Oxymoron — David Axelrod to Head U. Chicago’s “Nonpartisan” Institute of Politics Rhode Island prof demands NRA chief’s “head on a stick” (Update…
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It’s still Georgia

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2012
Another angle from Jon on the vehicle at the Perimeter Mall in Atlanta/Dunwoody Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2:
 

On the day of the Mayan apocalypse, John Kerry now in line of succession to the presidency

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2012
With the nomination of John Kerry to become secretary of state, our line of succession to the presidency almost makes the North Koreans look good. Make sure nothing is in your mouth but keep a stiff drink nearby as you behold this rogues gallery of they who are mere heartbeats from the…
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No agreement short of a complete sellout can be reached by year-end

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2012

We need to stop operating under the arbitrary year-end deadline

Obama just finished a press statement in which he raised again the urgency of the year-end deadline. Obama wants the tax rates extended just for those making $250k or less, and says since everyone agrees on that, pass it and we can talk about the other tax and fiscal issues later.  Th…
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More sucker punch Michigan video

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2012
Steven Crowder released this “unedited” video yesterday of the Michigan union protests that resulted in him being sucker punched. I’m not sure the video adds anything new.  If you look at the several videos already posted here, you get the full picture of very aggressive union protesters pulling down the tent without regard…
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The Boehner of our existence

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2012
In the immortal words of Speaker John Boehner (via the New York Times): “God only knows” how Washington is going to get control of its finances. Unlikely as it seems, there may have been more feckless Speakers of the House than John Boehner.  But if there had ever been one who failed his…
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Benghazi ball keeps on bouncing

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2012
Via Fox News: A top State Department official acknowledged Thursday that cables warning of serious security concerns at the U.S. compound in Benghazi went to department headquarters – and possibly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office – in the months leading up to the deadly Sept. 11 attack. Deputy Secretary of State…
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NRA Press Conf — “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2012
Wayne LaPierre, head of the NRA, conducted a press conference today. He did not back down on the issue of gun control. He ripped into the media, politicians, the culture and the failure to protect our children. LaPierre called for a police officer in every school, and pledged NRA resources…
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Noted windsurfer and Jenjhis Khan expert nominated for Sec State

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2012

Will report for duty

It’s going to be official this afternoon, per news reports. From the archives, windsurfer extraordinaire, Jenjhis Khan historian, witness to most famous tasing ever, will report for duty. He was against the nomination before he was for it. A more serious look at Kerry’s failed foreign policy objectives is at The Blaze.