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Greenwald reveals NSA surveillance of Brazil and Mexico presidents

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2013

Greenwald reveals NSA surveillance of Brazil and Mexico presidents

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9/2/2013 at 7:30pm
The Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has since early June been reporting on leaked documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, told a Brazilian television program Sunday that the NSA read emails of the Presidents of Brazil and Mexico. From NBC News: Glenn Greenwald told Globo news program “Fantastico” that a document…
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College for everybody: Is it really the best idea?

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2013

College for everybody: Is it really the best idea?

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9/2/2013 at 5:30pm
Whatever happened to the skilled labor force? It went to college, and that’s not an entirely good thing: When everybody’s special, nobody is. Getting everyone into college means you have to dumb down the curriculum until it is nothing but meaningless drivel that has no application in the real world… Forcing everyone to…
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Part Time Labor Day

Branco Cartoon – Workin’ 9 to 2, What a Way to Make a Livin’

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Workin’ 9 to 2, What a Way to Make a Livin’

Part Time Labor Day
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9/2/2013 at 3:45pm
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 
 

Authorize the Use of Force

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2013

The conventional wisdom is answering the wrong question.

Authorize the Use of Force

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9/2/2013 at 2:15pm
I agree with just about every criticism of Obama’s handling of the Middle East and Syria in particular — in fact, I’ve made the arguments myself for years. I agree with just about every criticism of Obama’s “red line” and dawdling and backing himself and our nation into a policy corner where…
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Syrian Electronic Army Defaces US Marines Recruitment Website

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army Defaces US Marines Recruitment Website

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9/2/2013 at 11:56am
The Syrian Electronic Army is claiming credit for defacing the recruitment website of the US Marines. Marines.com, which is operated separately from the official Marines website, was changed in the early morning hours on Monday to display a message from the hacker(s).  The message told US soldiers that Obama is “a traitor…
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The Year of Seeing Red Lines

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2013

The Year of Seeing Red Lines

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9/2/2013 at 10:09am
A.F. Branco has been right on target for several months when it comes to Obama’s “red lines.” Here are some of his previous cartoons created for Legal Insurrection: Crossing the Lines – March 22 Not Red-y – April 30 Grab A Mop – May 10 Priorities USA – August 9 Red Face – August 29
 

Oberlin Alum: “Please keep reporting on … the situation”

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2013

Oberlin Alum: “Please keep reporting on … the situation”

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9/2/2013 at 9:05am
In response to my post last night, Oberlin racism hoax exploited to advance “even more extreme policies,” an Oberlin Alum writes: I am an Oberlin College graduate in Chemistry…. I am still very active in science program management and know many people in my field, including faculty at Oberlin. Your detailed article on…
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Sure

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2013

Sure

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9/2/2013 at 7:00am
that’s what they all say. From J, “Subaru Rebel” On a Subaru with Virginia plates.
 

Kafkatrapping

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

Kafkatrapping

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9/1/2013 at 9:31pm
A reader writes: In White-liberal white-baiting link-baiting gone wild you mentioned this: Make an outlandish statement about White people. Watch White people react in denial. Use denial reaction as proof you were right all along. There’s a word for this logical Fallacy. It’s called Kafkatrapping. In short it takes the form of using denial of guilt as…
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Oberlin racism hoax exploited to advance “even more extreme policies”

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

Not even Athletic and Natural Sciences Departments spared from newly expanded multicultural, social justice and “re-orientation” policies.

Oberlin racism hoax exploited to advance “even more extreme policies”

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9/1/2013 at 6:30pm
When The Great Oberlin Racism Hoax of 2013 was exposed last month by Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller, troubling questions arose as to How Could Oberlin Be So Cruel as to not have told students there weren’t really Nazi and KKK sympathizers stalking the campus. Police records reveal that the Oberlin…
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“Severe Internet Addiction” – Is there any other type?

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

“Severe Internet Addiction” – Is there any other type?

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9/1/2013 at 5:01pm
A Pennsylvania hospital is opening the country’s first inpatient treatment program for people struggling with “severe internet addiction.” From FOX News: Treatment facilities have sprung up in recent years, but a psychiatric hospital in central Pennsylvania is now set to become the country’s first facility of its kind to offer an inpatient treatment…
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Efforts to “change” Stand-Your-Ground Laws really aim to eliminate them

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

Efforts to “change” Stand-Your-Ground Laws really aim to eliminate them

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9/1/2013 at 2:00pm
It is said that the first casualty of war is the truth, and we are being provided with a ringside seat to just such political theater with today’s newest front on the war on law-abiding gun owners. That front is, of course, being waged on so-called Stand Your Ground laws. This past week…
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Obama wants Congress to save him from himself on Syria

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

The mishandling of Syria is so complete, it’s not clear there are any good options.

Obama wants Congress to save him from himself on Syria

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9/1/2013 at 12:05pm
President Obama has decided to send the issue of authorizing force against Syria to Congress. What should Congress do? Should Congress give him the authority to act based on the guidelines he’s set out? Should Congress change the guidelines? The mishandling of Syria is so complete that whether or not military intervention…
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Syria overtakes Snowden, NSA on social media

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

Syria overtakes Snowden, NSA on social media

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9/1/2013 at 9:00am
Edward Snowden and the NSA debate seem to have lost some significant momentum on Twitter in light of the current discussion about what the US will or won’t be doing about the situation in Syria. Business Insider noticed that Syria Tensions Have Knocked The NSA Spying Scandal Completely Off The Radar, and…
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An update on Japan’s Fukushima plant and its radioactive leak

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

An update on Japan’s Fukushima plant and its radioactive leak

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9/1/2013 at 7:45am
While all eyes are on Syria, there is some news from Japan that caught my eye. Readers may recall that the Fukushima nuclear power plant had a series of equipment failures and nuclear meltdowns in the wake of a devastating tsunami in 2011.  There as been a recent update in the situation…
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The most troubling aspect of today’s events

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

The most troubling aspect of today’s events

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8/31/2013 at 10:42pm
Not the indecision and delayed decision about the use of force in Syria. The Golf immediately after the Rose Garden statement. Right after shipping responsibility for authorizing an attack on Syria, President Barack Obama returned to his comfort zone: The golf course. Obama’s motorcade left the White House at 2:30 p.m., about 30 minutes after…
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Should Congress authorize use of force in Syria? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

Should Congress authorize use of force in Syria? (Reader Poll)

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8/31/2013 at 7:52pm
Now that you have had all of about 6 hours to digest Obama’s decision to seek authorization from Congress for use of force in Syria in response to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons, let’s get some quick reader feedback. The poll is open until 5 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, September…
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