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“The Great Unpaid” Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 8:30am

The Great Unpaid:

Are about to join The Great Unwashed:

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July 4th Night

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:00pm

Dan Bongino — future Congressman in MD-06 — delivered the keynote speech at the Convervative Soiree in Maryland.

You can check out CLASSIC VIDEO: Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Independence Day Address at American Glob, run by Aleister who also helps us at College Insurrection.

From Michael Yon (h/t a reader):

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The Folly of the Peace Processors

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 7:30am

1) When all else fails focus on Israel

I’m not sure that the editors of the New York Times realized how absurd the title of this recent article on the Middle East sounded, Chaos in Middle East Grows as...

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Regardless of how Sup. Ct rules in Fisher, race-based affirmative action’s time has come and gone

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 11:22am

We will find out by the end of the month, maybe sooner, the Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. U. Texas and whether the Court further limits the use of race in college admissions.

The ma...

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From Warren Christopher to John Kerry — Slow learners about weak horses in the Middle East

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 7, 2013 at 4:00pm

Seventeen years ago, Charles Lane wrote A Man of Good Intentions about then Secretary of State Warren Christopher being kept waiting by Hafez al-Assad, father of the current Syrian President:

And Assad went out of his w...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Non-discrimination and the eye of the beholder)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7:47pm

What would we do at the Saturday Night Card Game if Touré Neblett stopped pontificating?

Oh, I know, we’d write about any of a dozen or so pontificators at the completely race-obsessed cable channel also known as MSNBC.

This Tweet by Touré caught my eye this week:

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“Grim and Bare It” Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8:00am

It’s grim out there:

Just bare it:

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Rename the Tip Line?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 8:15pm

Newer readers may not know about the Tip Line.  It’s not just a Tip Line, it just is named Tip Line. 

It’s a place, um, to leave tips, but it’s also a place where readers can have a conversation on...

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Brookings: Elizabeth Warren student loan proposal “embarrassingly bad” and “a cheap political gimmick”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:49pm

Hoorahs and adulation have been heaped on Elizabeth Warren for proposing to reduce the student loan rate to 0.75%, the rate charged by the Federal Reserve for very short term loans to banks.

While the left-blogosphere, progressive movement, and low-information political consumers have been cheering, we repeatedly have exposed that proposal as economic folly and political demagoguery:

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How much has DOJ overreached? Other news organizations might have to defend Fox News (Update – Search Warrant added)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 20, 2013 at 9:30am

Update — the Search Warrant is embedded at the bottom of the post.

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You thought it was just AP phone records.

This morning’s bombshell is that before there was spying on AP, there was spying on Fox News reporter James Rosen.

The Washington Post has the story:

When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks...

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Elizabeth Warren’s low-information student loan spear

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:30am

You remember Upworthy, the epitome of low-information in support of Obama and progressives, Upworthy — or, How we are losing the internet to lowest of low information young liberals.

They have maps which demonstrate The high cost of low information voters.

I need to stop checking in there, because they have stuff like this:

How...

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More on the bad economics of Elizabeth Warren’s student loan proposal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:29am

My post yesterday, Elizabeth Warren finds way to inflate Higher Ed bubble even more, has received a fair amount of attention.

The Boston Globe featured the post in its coverage of the debate over Warren’s proposal,

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Senate Hacks Free Market with Bipartisan Support

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:06pm

As a citizen activist, I remember how thrilled we were with the results of the 2010 election, in which the Republicans made enormous gains that were suppose to protect the free market.

Fast forward to 2013. ...

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Elizabeth Warren finds way to inflate Higher Ed bubble even more

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:45am

Easy access to student loans for people who have little prospect of repayment helped feed the Higher Ed bubble, much as easy access to mortgages for people who had little prospect of repayment helped feed the housing bubble.  It made good politics but really bad economics.

Easy student loans have allowed higher...

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