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Beckel Agonistes

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Beckel Agonistes

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3/23/2013 at 1:00pm
I caught part of this rant live, and wasn’t sure what it was about. Beckel going off again. But this time he’s right. Video via Common Cents: But compare to his defensiveness over Hanoi Jane:
 

Obamacare Red Tape Tower will make you cower

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Obamacare Red Tape Tower will make you cower

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3/23/2013 at 11:30am
The Red Tape Tower is making the rounds, via NRO: A tower of 20,000 pages of Obamacare regulations, wrapped in a neat red ribbon and first unveiled publicly by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell at last weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference, made its way to the Senate floor today as the upper…
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Higher Ed bubble in two charts

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Higher Ed bubble in two charts

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3/23/2013 at 9:46am
Via Wapo, Past due student loans multiply: While student loans are growing as a part of the total consumer debt balance in the United States, they are still a small part. But they are now leading among loans that are 90 days or more past due.
 

Video Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Video Week at College Insurrection

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3/23/2013 at 8:30am
We have videos: “Great Vagina Man” shouts down pro-life speaker at U. Waterloo (Video) Student suspended for complaining about “Stomp on Jesus” Prof (Video) Video – A Brief History of Censorship on Campus (Video) Prager U.: The President Who Shrank Government (Video) Oregon law professor loses job after attack on students (Video) Don’t you love it when this happens? Libertarians Outwit and Outrage…
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Pride or Prejudice?

Posted by  ▪  March 23, 2013

Pride or Prejudice?

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3/23/2013 at 7:00am
Spotted in Seekonk, Massachusetts, on a car with Massachusetts plates. I’ve heard Mass residents refer to themselves this way, so I’m not sure if it’s a pejorative or not. There must be some deeper meaning.  On the other hand, …
 

Updating blogroll

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Updating blogroll

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3/22/2013 at 8:00pm
The Blogs to Note list, which serves as our blogroll, is a moving object.  Literally and figuratively. Literally, because the blogs which appear on the homepage are pulled randomly from the full list with each page view, refreshed at some interval.  So the list you see on the homepage changes frequently, although…
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School closings in Chicago coincide with planned wave of union action

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

School closings in Chicago coincide with planned wave of union action

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3/22/2013 at 6:35pm
Yesterday the Chicago Public Schools announced 61 school building closures, including 52 elementary schools, due to a $1 billion budget deficit. This is the largest closing in the district’s history, and the reaction from the teachers union has been swift. A few weeks ago, noted radical organizer Lisa Fithian was in town training…
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How do you say “Apologize For What?!” in Hebrew?

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

How do you say “Apologize For What?!” in Hebrew?

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3/22/2013 at 3:52pm
What he said, Liberman calls Turkey apology a ‘serious mistake’: Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday for his decision to apologize to his Turkish counterpart for the “operational errors” made by Israel during the 2010 raid on the Turkish Gaza-bound ship Mavi Marmara. “Israel’s apology for the…
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Judge Walker’s interest

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Judge Walker’s interest

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3/22/2013 at 2:19pm
In August 2010, when Judge Vaughn Walker ruled in favor of those seeking to overturn Prop. 8 (thereby effectively legalizing gay marriage in California), I noted that Judge Walker seemed almost to be taking a role as advocate (emphasis added): Throughout the opinion, the Judge goes into great detail regarding trial testimony and…
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Of the many reasons Dr. Ben Carson should run for Senate in Michigan

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Of the many reasons Dr. Ben Carson should run for Senate in Michigan

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3/22/2013 at 12:37pm
His wisdom and qualifications are at the top of the list. The fact that his nomination will reveal the vile underbelly of the Democratic Party race-card machine is an added bonus. From Nolan Finley in The Detroit News, Detroit native Carson could break barriers in Senate race (emphasis added): Dr. Ben Carson is a Black History month staple….
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David Frum gets it right on amnesty

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

David Frum gets it right on amnesty

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3/22/2013 at 11:03am
I’ve been a pretty harsh critic of David Frum, but when he gets something right, I’m willing to acknowledge it. And he’s right about the pro-amnesty wave taking over the Republican Party, which mistakenly thinks rewarding lawlessness is a good thing. Frum writes, Immigration Amnesty: The Path to Poverty: The United States is already evolving…
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Mideast Media Sampler 03/22/2013 – Does PA stand for Passive Aggressive?

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 03/22/2013 – Does PA stand for Passive Aggressive?

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3/22/2013 at 10:00am
1) The President talks to the Israeli people Barry Rubin summarizes President Obama’s message to the young people of Israel whom he addressed at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem yesterday. First: Obama’s big theme is that — and I’m not being satirical here — peace is good. He tried to make the…
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Does the NRSC get it, or just trying to neutralize the internal opposition?

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Does the NRSC get it, or just trying to neutralize the internal opposition?

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3/22/2013 at 8:57am
Maybe it’s because a group of Tea Party / conservative bloggers helped launch Marco Rubio’s primary fight against Charlie Crist, in a story rarely told anywhere except here, Give Some Credit To “Not One Red Cent”.  That group of scrappy misfits (I’m going to catch hell for that characterization) rose up…
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Lines in Sand 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – Crossing the Lines

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Crossing the Lines

Lines in Sand 590 LI
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3/22/2013 at 7:00am
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 Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Thumbs Up? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

Thumbs Up? (Reader Poll)

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3/21/2013 at 8:56pm
The thumbs up/down feature is not working as to comments (it still works as to posts. As mentioned before, it’s some sort of technical glitch arising out of the “restore” that took place last week. Apparently people have noticed because there have been many comments about it as well as emails.  In fact, people…
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Red lines and lies

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

Red lines and lies

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3/21/2013 at 5:30pm
President Obama is in the Mideast, geographically not all that far from where Bashar Assad may be using chemical weapons against his own people. Verification of that would be a “red line” for the administration to get involved militarily—something the president wants to avoid after the debacle in Libya.  (Apparently it’s tough…
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Fantasy in the reality-based community over the $22 per hour minimum wage

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

Fantasy in the reality-based community over the $22 per hour minimum wage

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3/21/2013 at 4:00pm
Fantasy, via an author in the final issue of The Boston Phoenix: Elizabeth Warren was the only senator on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, aside from the chair and ranking minority, to show up at last Thursday’s hearing on indexing the minimum wage to inflation. This was unfortunate for the two…
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