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Miles apart: Walker to cut income tax, Rahm to ban guns

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2013
Just a little more than an hour apart, but world’s away in leadership are Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker. Thursday, Walker announced today that the budget he will sign this summer will include “significant” cuts to the income tax rates. Rahm, on the other hand, plans…
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Anonymous-style threat to expose more journalists’ personal information

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2013

Retaliation for gun permit disclosures continues

The publication of the names and home addresses of gun permit holders in two counties in New York by the Lower Hudson Journal News kicked off a firestorm of criticism, and refusal by another county to provide this information to the Journal News as a danger to public safety. The Journal News…
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The company I keep

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2013
Search my name on Google and here are the people the algorithm in the sky says people also search for. I can’t argue with the algorithm, since it’s just math.
 

Anatomy of a twice-murdered economy

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2013
California Governor Jerry Brown just announced that California has a budget surplus! No, that’s not a joke.  I mean, it is a joke, but it’s not funny.  After years of deficits as high as $25 billion, he says we’re now in the black—and to keep it that way he’s going to push…
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Chicken Big

Branco Cartoon – Gore-y Details

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2013
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
 

“Independence Day” offers warning and inspiration to conservatives

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2013
I am still shocked by the Speaker of the House John Boehner’s shock that President Obama said, “We don’t have a spending problem.” That Obama is using the debt as a weapon of mass destruction cannot be a surprise to anyone who has followed news of the growing deficit even slightly since…
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Washington DC the star of 2013 Oscars nominations

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2013
The 2013 Academy Award nominations (snooze…) were announced today, and it is Washington, D.C., it appears, that really should be getting “best actor.” Three films, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, and Argo were among those nominated for Best Picture. In a time when the American public views Congress with less esteem than cockroaches, it is…
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Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2013
I have not been on team anti-Chuck Hagel mostly because I didn’t know a lot about Chuck Hagel. But what I’m finding out is deeply troubling — including David Brooks’ excellent post highlighted in my post Hagel the perfect foil to manage military’s decline over Republican objections. Hagel seems like the perfect smash-mouth…
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The significance of the Culture Frontier in 2013

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2013
As we all seek out ways to restore our country to the right path, I believe there is one area that has been neglected: culture. In 2013, my organization The Frontier Lab is excited to continue its study of the facets of the American character–how Americans understand and relate to the tenets upon…
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This is what happens when you don’t own your own url

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2013
This is what happens when you are a politician and you don’t own the URL for your name: The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), as their announcement on Facebook details, has launched a website at the www.ChuckHagel.com URL entitled, “Chuck Hagel is not a responsible option,” with posts on his issue stances as well as…
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My thoughts, exactly

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2013
It doesn’t really matter what the definition of “it” is Reject all of it.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 9, 2013
 

Wikipedia expert — removal of Elizabeth Warren Cherokee controversy “contrary to Wikipedia rules”

Guest Post by Leigh Thelmadatter  ▪  January 9, 2013

A citizens’ guide to Wikipedia

WAJ intro — I am very pleased that one of the true experts on the workings of Wikipedia, someone who noticed and acted on the Elizabeth Warren controversy, agreed to explain how Wikipedia works, how the removal of information about Warren happened, and how citizens can get involved.  Consider this incident…
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Injured special forces soldier arrested in upstate NY for possession of high capacity ammunition magazines

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2013

Former soldier charged with possession of “a large capacity ammunition feeding device”

While the prosecutors in D.C. decide whether to charge David Gregory, another example of how the laws against possession of high capacity ammunition magazines are applied to the little people is unfolding in upstate New York, as reported by The Watertown Daily Times, Injured veteran arrested in weapons investigation (h/t Tip…
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Politicians reeking of chutzpah denounce AIG chutzpah

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2013

The poster child for chutzpah leads the fight against AIG’s exercise of its legal rights

AIG is considering whether to  join a lawsuit arising out of the bailouts. It’s only at the consideration stage, as reported by The Wall Street Journal: Most of American International Group Inc.’s directors began Wednesday’s board meeting leery of supporting a controversial lawsuit that accuses the U.S. government of taking advantage of the company…
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The Anti-Israel Distortion of History

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2013
College Insurrection regularly reports on courses in which aspects of American history are altered to promote a progressive agenda. However, this distortion is not confined to the history of our coutry. One Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) substitute teacher, who has a degree in history and is an expert in the Old…
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The Frontier Lab debuts on LI

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2013
As some of you know, as part of my day job I run a nonprofit, The Frontier Lab (TFL), which uses market research to measure the state of the American character and to learn how we can best revive interest in American exceptionalism. In 2013, I’ll be bringing some of the content…
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David Gregory’s Law

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2013
The David Gregory investigation has been completed by police, and has been handed over to prosecutors, via WaPo: The decision on whether anyone should be prosecuted after “Meet the Press” host David Gregory appeared to hold a high-capacity ammunition magazine on national television now belongs to the District’s Office of the Attorney…
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