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Aspire to the Choir Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2015

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

Aspire to the Choir Week at College Insurrection

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5/16/2015 at 8:00am
These students are my new heroes. Oberlin College Choir Creates Brilliant Musical Parody About ‘Triggered’ Students I think there should be a choir like this at every school. Perhaps we should start with Boston University. Newly Hired Boston University Prof Bashes Whites and Men on Twitter Boston University Responds to Prof’s Racist Tweets Aimed at White…
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Zimmerman Shooter Arrested, Possible Life Sentence

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2015

“…Mr. Apperson did intentionally fire his weapon…without provocation”

Zimmerman Shooter Arrested, Possible Life Sentence

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5/15/2015 at 8:10pm
UPDATE:  This post has been updated with a statement from Attorney Mark NeJame, Matthew Apperson’s lawyer. It’s a good thing I’m not the kind of guy to say “I told you so.” 🙂 Matthew Apperson, the man who claims he fired a .357 Magnum bullet at George Zimmerman’s head in purported self-defense, has…
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Nepal update: bodies found near crashed Marine helicopter

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2015

“…there are no chances of any survivors.”

Nepal update: bodies found near crashed Marine helicopter

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5/15/2015 at 6:40pm
Nepalese rescuers have found the wreckage of the “Huey” military helicopter that went missing earlier this week during an aid mission. Three bodies were found at the crash site. The helicopter was carrying 2 Nepalese army soldiers and 6 U.S. Marines when it disappeared outside the earthquake-ravaged town of Charikot. Originally, officials…
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Rand Paul on the right to life

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2015

“One thing I can promise you — I will always take a stand for life.”

Rand Paul on the right to life

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5/15/2015 at 5:00pm
Sen. Paul made headlines a few weeks ago when he lobbed the abortion gotcha questions back into the Democrat’s court. This week, Paul released a video detailing his pro-life stance. On Facebook, Sen. Paul’s official campaign account included the following statement: I strongly believe in the sanctity of life and that an…
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Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2015

“There is no joy here. There’s been so much death.” – Local Boston News

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

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5/15/2015 at 2:58pm
Jurors finally reached consensus in the sentencing of Boston Marathon Bomber Jahar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev was sentenced to death. According to the Associated Press: BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who fell under…
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Reader Poll: George Stephanopoulos apologizes, now what?

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2015

ABC News standing by their man, so far.

Reader Poll: George Stephanopoulos apologizes, now what?

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5/15/2015 at 2:00pm
George Stephanopoulos issued a formal apology for not disclosing his $75,000 in contributions to the Clinton Foundation. He calls the contributions a mistake, in hindsight. ABC News appears to be standing by their man, but what should become of him? Poll Open until Midnight (Eastern) on May 16, 2015. What should happen to George…
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Rick Perry announces he’s announcing

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2015

And then there were two… Texans

Rick Perry announces he’s announcing

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5/15/2015 at 1:00pm
After spending months building a solid support base in straw poll states and assembling a rock star-laden team, Governor Perry has finally set a date. An email from his wife, Anita Perry, said the Perry’s would be making a “special announcement” in Dallas on June 4th: America is facing a time of…
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Five Reasons to Celebrate Jerusalem Day

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2015

Remind the world of the basic truths of Jewish heritage

Five Reasons to Celebrate Jerusalem Day

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5/15/2015 at 11:30am
This Sunday is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day). The newest addition to the Jewish calendar, it’s held on the 28th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar—six weeks after the Passover seder and one week before the eve of the holiday of Shavuot. In June 1967, 28 Iyar was the third day of the…
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Boycott the Boycotters movement gains momentum

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2015

BDS movement can dish it out, but can’t take it.

Boycott the Boycotters movement gains momentum

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5/15/2015 at 10:00am
The movement to boycott those who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is gaining steam, particularly at the legislative level. We previously highlighted federal legislation aimed at the European boycott movement, and the apoplectic reaction, Breaking! Anti-Israel boycotters don’t like being boycotted!: The vicious anti-Israel boycotters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions…
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Cats and Dogs agree: No Trigger Warnings for Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2015

“even a right-wing venue can get stuff right, as Legal Insurrection does”

Cats and Dogs agree: No Trigger Warnings for Ovid’s Metamorphoses

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5/15/2015 at 8:30am
On May 3, 2015, we started the ball rolling down the hill on the subject, Columbia Multicultural Advisors: Put Trigger Warning on Ovid’s Metamorphoses: I think we have the 2015 Phrase of the Year: Trigger Warning. But now they’ve gone too far…. Not all is well with The Metamorphoses at Columbia University. In an Op-Ed…
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Stanford Prof: Send Syrian Refugees to Detroit

Posted by  ▪  May 15, 2015

Is that really an upgrade?

Stanford Prof: Send Syrian Refugees to Detroit

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5/15/2015 at 7:00am
I don’t know what should be done with refugees from Syria but this proposal from Stanford professor David Laitin seems like cruel and unusual punishment. CBS News of Detroit: Stanford Professor: Let Refugees From War-Torn Syria Settle In Detroit What to do with refugees from war-torn Syria? Send them to Detroit! That’s the message Thursd…
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AACONS Interviews Peter Schweizer and Dr. Brian D. Ray

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2015

AACONS sits down with Peter Schweizer and Dr. Brian D. Ray to discuss the news of the day

AACONS Interviews Peter Schweizer and Dr. Brian D. Ray

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5/14/2015 at 8:45pm
Peter Schweizer is the founder and president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of the bestsellers Extortion, Throw Them All Out, and Architects of Ruin. His latest book is titled Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich. Brian…
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Brady appeals suspension as Patriots double down

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2015

“The Wells Report in Context” as a solid defense?

Brady appeals suspension as Patriots double down

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5/14/2015 at 7:25pm
Earlier this week we reported on the NFL’s verdict in the “deflategate” scandal involving the Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots, and a sack of deflated footballs. Following an investigation, the Patriots were fined $1 million and lost their first round draft pick for 2016 and fourth round pick for…
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Iran oversight bill passes House 400-25

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2015

Congress demands a say

Iran oversight bill passes House 400-25

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5/14/2015 at 5:40pm
A bill ensuring Congressional oversight on any proposed nuclear deal with Iran is headed to the President’s desk. The bill passed through the House 400-25 after a hard-fought battle in the Senate earlier this month. It imposes a 30 day buffer preventing the President from waiving any congressional sanctions against Iran…
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Pope Francis leaves Heartland’s climate science team out in the cold

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2015

In the quest for social justice, the Vatican is supporting scientific injustice.

Pope Francis leaves Heartland’s climate science team out in the cold

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5/14/2015 at 4:00pm
The last time we checked in with Pope Francis, he was preparing an encyclical addressing “the moral cause of climate change.” A group from the Heartland Institute, which promotes free-market solutions to social and economic problems, was on its way to Rome to present data that would give the pontiff a more…
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The Battle Over Jerusalem Day March

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2015

Kudos to Israel’s High Court for allowing the March to proceed in all of the Old City.

The Battle Over Jerusalem Day March

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5/14/2015 at 2:32pm
This Sunday is Yom Yerushalayim—Jerusalem Day—the newest holiday on the Jewish calendar, celebrating the reunification of Israel’s capital. This Sunday’s festivities are expected to attract tens of thousands of Israelis from across the country for the annual march from Jerusalem’s center of town to the Western Wall, and the popular Dance of…
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Making it rain: The World According to Democrats

Posted by  ▪  May 14, 2015

Have a problem? Throw money at it!

Making it rain: The World According to Democrats

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5/14/2015 at 12:55pm
For Democrats the solution to every.single.problem is simple: Infrastructure needs updating? Raise the gas tax. Some don’t have health insurance? Use someone else’s money to give it them. And why should women have to pay for birth control? Toss some taxpayer money at them too! The list goes on… Most recently, Democrats…
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