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Baltic Way Human Chain Protest 1989

Remembering the Baltic Way human chain for freedom

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2014

Yearning to be free in the face of communist oppression, a history not taught in our schools.

I need to calendar this so I remember each year. This year, I would have forgotten the date if I had not seen Marathon Pundit’s post On this day in 1989: Two million hold hands in peaceful anti-Soviet Baltic Way. We wrote about the Baltic Way last year: A history not taught in…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Due Process Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2014

Another week of news and politics in higher education.

There was some good news this week. Four Legal Victories for Due Process on Campus Campus Sex Assault Bill Criticized in Editorial And there was some bad news this week. GOP Senators Rubio, Ayotte, Grassley Speak in Favor of Weakening Due Process Rights There was also some predictable news this week. Defenders Say UCSB Prof Attacked Pro-Life…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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16 Year Old Arrested for Writing About Killing a Dinosaur for School Project

Posted by  ▪  August 23, 2014

“This is a perfect example of ‘political correctness’ that has exceeded the boundaries of common sense.”

Legal Insurrection has covered the new zero tolerance policies in American schools before, but this is a case you may have missed last week. Sixteen year old Alex Stone of Virginia was given a writing assignment on the second day of school. When he wrote an obviously fictional account of killing his…
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6 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (75% score)
 
http://youtu.be/xV1LNF01GAU

Epic rant over Obama playing golf right after James Foley statement

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

More interested in Alonzo Mourning than in mourning

Lisa Daftari, Fox News contributor. Yes there was mourning, not the grieving kind, but the former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, who President Obama was photographed fist bumping with on the golf course…. It’s this wishy-washy, lead from behind, no strategy foreign policy that has put us at the mercy of militant…
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6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Now they tell us: ISIS a threat to U.S.

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

Chuck Hagel says ISIL is “beyond anything we’ve seen.”

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey went into detail Thursday about the threat ISIL (“ISIS”) poses not only to minorities in the Middle East, but also to American interests both at home and abroad. Via Fox News: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com “Jim Foley’s…
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7 votes, 4.43 avg. rating (88% score)
 
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Elizabeth Warren attacks … Ready for Warren

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

for “confusing donors about a non-existent run for president.”

I’m beginning to think she might mean it. Which will change in a heartbeat if for some reason Hillary doesn’t run. But for now, Elizabeth Warren is disavowing any connection to Ready for Warren, and even suggesting the group may be raising funds under misleading pretenses. The Daily Beast reports: If Elizabeth Warren had to repeat herself…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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New Obamacare contraceptive rule seeks way around conservative legal victories

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

Has the administration found a way around conservative legal victories, or run afoul again?

The Obama Administration announced today that they’re once again changing the rules governing health care plans provided by religiously-oriented nonprofit organizations. Via The Hill: Under the rule, the government would step in and cover the law’s contraception requirements in instances where employers announce their religious objections in writing. The organizations would not have…
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5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (85% score)
 
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Chancellor issues campus-wide email explaining Salaita decision (Update: Trustees and officials support)

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

“The decision regarding Prof. Salaita was not influenced in any way by his positions on the conflict in the Middle East nor his criticism of Israel.”

Prior to a few minutes ago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had not commented publicly about the reasoning behind the decision not to complete the hiring process for Professor Steven Salaita. There was a lot of protest, including a petition and academic boycotts, meant to pressure the university into changing its…
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5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (91% score)
 
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All the News That’s Fit for Hamas

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

Forbes investigative journalist exposes biased coverage of Hamas and the Gaza conflict

At his Muckraker column at Forbes, The Media Intifada: Bad Math, Ugly Truths About New York Times In Israel-Hamas War, investigative journalist Richard Behar exposes many of the problems – really scandals – with the MSM reporting on Gaza. Though he focuses a lot on The New York Times, he focuses on…
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5 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (88% score)
 
http://politiken.dk/indland/politik/ECE2368209/tavs-demonstration-mod-joedehad-var-pakket-ind-i-politi-og-presse/

Copenhagen Jewish school vandalized with anti-Israel graffiti, broken windows

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

Well, that Copenhagen Yarmulke (Kippah) March didn’t solve anything

We previously featured the Yarmulke (Kippah) March in Copenhagen, after a series of attacks on Jews wearing Jewish symbols or dress: Copenhagen “Yarmulke March” held with minor disruptions “Yarmulke March” planned for Copenhagen to protest anti-Semitic violence At the end of my last post I predicted: While it’s great that the march was held, it’s…
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3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (77% score)
 
(Police Protecting Courthouse, Ferguson MO)

Thankfully, the presumption of innocence applies even in Ferguson

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

New Republic post suggests self-defense defendants should be presumed guilty.

At The New Republic, author Yishai Schwartz argues that “Convicting Darren Wilson Will Be Basically Impossible” because of the presumption of innocence mixed with race and Missouri self-defense law : We may never know what actually happened during the violent encounter between teenager Michael Brown and policeman Darren Wilson. But legal judgments rarely happen…
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8 votes, 4.12 avg. rating (83% score)
 
http://youtu.be/4pbCKnpdXck

Hamas conducts mass executions of alleged collaborators

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

Successful Israeli attack on senior Hamas military leadership further stokes paranoia and alarm among Gaza terrorist groups.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made headlines at a recent press conference by specifically comparing Hamas to ISIS. As if to prove Netanyahu right, Hamas conducted the execution without trial of several alleged collaborators on Thursday, followed up by a reported 18 today. This is on top of dozens previously…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
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SCOTUS blocks same sex marriage in Virginia

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2014

…at least for now.

Last month, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional Virginia’s same sex marriage ban. This week, however, the Supreme Court put a hold on that ruling, meaning that for the time being gay marriages are blocked in Virginia: While nearly all federal and state courts have ruled in favor…
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7 votes, 3.43 avg. rating (71% score)
 
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Rick Perry refuses to be derailed by Texas Democrats

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2014

The Governor of Texas won’t let a little thing like an indictment stop him.

Texas democrats may be keeping busy wallowing in the shallow victory of the recent indictment of Governor Rick Perry, Rick Perry himself is doing what he does best—his job. Today, Governor Perry gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. detailing the dangers inherent in Barack Obama’s tacit open borders…
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7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)