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The Sydney hostage situation ended in bloodshed, of course

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

Could it have ended any other way? No.

Last night’s hostage situation in Sydney lasted almost 17 hours and captivated the entire world, which was of course exactly what Islamic cleric Man Haron Monis had in mind when he walked into that cafe. When the guns stopped firing, a man and woman lay dead, four more were rushed away…
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Will the New Center-Left Coalition Unseat Netanyahu?

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

The upcoming Israeli election is a referendum on the Prime Minister, not a struggle for the soul of the country

Following the dissolution of the Israeli government this week, Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog and Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni agreed to join forces in an effort to unseat Likud as the governing party. At The Times of Israel Haviv Rettig Gur wrote a positive analysis of the merger, arguing that in bringing…
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If you are reading this, congratulations, you made it

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

Somehow, we survived.

Someone forwarded this video. Pretty much says so much about the nanny state and nanny culture. If you are reading this, you are a survivor. Congratulations. I can’t believe we made it. from Bart Mitchum on Vimeo.
 
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Break the Internet: David Koch Edition

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

“What I want these candidates to do is support a balanced budget…”

The campaign finance provision of the #CRomnibus spending bill has refocused bipartisan ire on the scourge of “money in politics,” and has renewed progressive mouth-foaming over the allegedly infamous influence of the Koch brothers on the rise of conservative politics in America. Barbara Walters has included billionaire David Koch in her list…
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Texas Pushes for Open Carry

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

Don’t tread on the Second Amendment

When you think of Texas, you probably think of a magical wonderland of beer, brisket, and high-powered weaponry, all proudly put on display as if to say, “This is America, and we have won it.” If you’re indeed thinking that, you’re absolutely right, of course; but you may be surprised to know…
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Branco Cartoon – Scaredy-cat

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

Fear Itself

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 .
 
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Hostage Situation in Sydney Cafe (Live Video Feed)

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

***Developing…***

New South Wales olice officers are handling what many suspect could be a hostage situation in a downtown Sydney cafe. Bloomberg reports: About half a dozen armed officers wearing helmets and body armor were stationed on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Martin Place, about 20 meters from the Lindt cafe entrance. Pedestrians…
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Former CIA Official: Democrats Knew About Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

“All of these people knew exactly what we were doing.”

Democrats are trying to make political hay out of the recently released and highly partisan “torture report” even though they were briefed on enhanced interrogation techniques as far back as 2002. Former CIA official Jose Rodriguez, who oversaw counterterrorism from 2002 to 2004, appeared on Fox News Sunday today. When asked directly…
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Nick Gillespie award

Who Wins the Award for Best Bombing of Iraq?

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

The envelope please…

Nick Gillespie of the famed Libertarian magazine Reason is a pretty funny guy. In a new video from Reason TV, Gillespie plays host of the “Military Industrial Complex Awards” to hand out the prize for best bombing of Iraq. Which of the last four presidents will win? All of them have bombed…
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Rubio Establishes Foreign Policy Cred

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

A quiet contender?

The past few days may have been chock full of more strategy-derailing posturing and political theatre than we wanted or deserved, but hidden between the folds of intra-party fighting was a nugget of relevancy that we should dust off when we resume debates over who deserves to serve as our next…
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Real Life: Sharpton Rally Attendees Summon the “Black Jesus”

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

It’s “Black Solidarity Sunday” today.

Yesterday, as they often do, thousands of protesters descended on Washington, DC to protest police brutality against black men. The rally, led by Al Sharpton and attended by high-profile activists in the black community, focused on promoting a “black agenda,” and railed against the typical enemies of the progressive community: the…
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Berkeley protesters bum rush stage, shut down speech because #Ferguson

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

This is what America could look like.

Does it really matter who it was? Could have been anyone. It was Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal. And no, it wasn’t because of the high fees. Via The Blaze: Billionaire investor and PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel was forced offstage at the University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday after Ferguson and Eric…
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Remember how Senate Dems rushed through Obamacare on Christmas Eve 2009?

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

The way CRomnibus was pushed through brings back bad memories, and this time Republicans were part of the problem.

Watching the maneuvering to rush through CRomnibus 2014, a massive bill few have read, reminds me of how Senate Democrats pushed through Obamacare legislation on December 24, 2009. That Senate bill became the foundation of the Obamcare eventually enacted, because Senate Dems lost their filibuster proof majority when Scott Brown was elected…
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Senate Vote CRomnibus

#CRomnibus Passes 56-40

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014
The Senate passed the CRomnibus bill 56-40, and also defeated a Ted Cruz constitutional point of order based on Obama’s amnesty executive action, with significant numbers of Republican Senators sided with Obama. The #CRomnibus has landed http://t.co/5p8BPjF8B6 pic.twitter.com/fTDIjFHZg4— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) December 14, 2014 .@SenTedCruz Constitutional Point of Order illegal amnesty defeated 22-74…
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Anatomy of a Campus Anti-Capitalist

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

How do you spell “campus hypocrite”? A-n-t-i-c-a-p-i-t-a-l-i-s-t.

The opinion of capitalism as the greatest evil known to man is not only the dominant view at Cornell and other college campuses, it is the irrefutable dogma of the mindless droves of the overwhelming majority of faculty and students. They look at the injustices in the world, at the inequities, and…
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Jeb Bush Doesn’t Think He Needs Conservative Support in 2016

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

And he most certainly won’t get it.

It looks more and more like Jeb Bush is going to run for president in 2016. If he does, he’ll surely run as one of those moderate Republicans that liberals in media claim to admire and respect, right up to the general election when they transform from Dr. Jekyll to Mr….
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Hillary will crumble if Elizabeth Warren just says “Yes”

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

Draw clear lines for the 2016 presidential battle.

Forget the polls. Forget. The. Polls. The Democratic nomination for president is Elizabeth Warren’s for the asking. If that wasn’t the case two weeks ago, it is now after Warren’s performance trying to kill CRomnibus because of a rider scaling back a part of the Dodd-Frank financial scheme. It doesn’t matter if Warren is right…
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