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LI #14 AF Branco

An Interview with Legal Insurrection’s A.F. Branco

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

Cartoonist who captures politics.

Legal Insurrection is truly fortunate to be able to feature the amazing work of talented political cartoonist, A.F. Branco! I have always been a big fan of political cartoons.  In fact, two years ago, I taught my son’s class about the history of political cartoons, and had them each create one…
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John Kerry Ceasefire in Israel

Branco Cartoon – Cease and Desist

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014
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NJ cop Joseph Walker (r) and wife (l)

Accused NJ Cop Takes the Stand in MD Road-rage Killing

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

Walker testified he did not attempt to retreat because “I had a split second to make a decision.”

Joseph Walker, the New Jersey police officer who shot and killed Joseph Harvey Jr. in a Maryland road-rage incident, took the stand this past Friday to testify in his own defense over a 90 minute period, reports The Baltimore Sun.  Walker is charged with first degree murder in the case, and if…
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London anti-Israel protest 7-26-2017 Protocols of Elder of Zion

Anti-Semitism on open display in the name of anti-Zionism

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

Remembering Christopher Hitchens admonition: Anti-Semitism “is to be regarded not as the enemy of the Jewish people,… but as the common enemy of humanity and of civilization”

Margie in Tel Aviv called attention today to a Christopher Hitchen’s quote. I had not heard that before, so I looked it up, here is the clip, from 2010 (transcription): “And I’ll close by saying this. Because anti-Semitism is the godfather of racism and the gateway to tyranny and fascism and war, it…
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Corporate tax “patriotism” mandate moves into high gear

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

Paying higher taxes is “economic patriotism.”

We previously reported on the Newest Obama Admin Mandate: Corporate Tax Patriotism. That “patriotism” push is moving into high gear, as Jeff Mason of Reuters reports: Obama rails against corporate maneuver to evade U.S. taxes U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas…
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Ukraine President Pleads For Help from U.S.

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

U.S. releases evidence of direct Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine

Ten days after Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot from the skies over Ukraine, the situation on the ground in Ukraine has gotten worse. U.S. officials released satellite images today showing proof that Russian forces have been shelling eastern Ukraine from the Russian side of the border. The U.S. Office of the…
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tripoli embassy evacuation

U.S. Personnel Evacuate Libya — Again

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

Anti-government militias have damaged Tripoli Airport — which is close to the United States Embassy compound

Add Libya to the list of places around the world that are on fire. Over the weekend, U.S. embassy personnel — including the U.S. Ambassador — were quickly evacuated from the country amidst growing instability caused by militias battling the Libyan government. Heavy clashes in Libya between army troops loy…
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Eleanor Holmes Norton

‘You don’t have a right to know’ What’s Happening in Government

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

So why does government feel it has the right to know everything we’re doing?

When I first read this report by Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner, I couldn’t help but notice that Eleanor Holmes Norton represents the District of Columbia: Eleanor Holmes Norton says ‘you don’t have a right to know’ what’s going on in government Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District…
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Blasting calls for Israeli “Maximum Restraint”

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

Bob Dylan’s Son-in-Law Peter Himmelman releases song supporting Israel’s right to defend itself.

My father just told me about this song by Peter Himmelman, “Maximum Restraint.” Himmelman, in addition to being a singer-songwriter in his own right is also Bob Dylan’s son-in-law. In the song, Himmelman mocks calls for Israel to exercise “maximum restraint” in response to rocket attacks. Here’s a taste of the lyrics: They’re shooting…
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Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell

VIDEO: Police Chief Provides More Detail on Case of CA Woman Shot in Back

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

Claiming self defense when shooting woman running away in the back — good luck with that even in California.

I just came across some brief TV news coverage with additional details on the case of 80-year-old CA native Tom Greer pursuing and shooting in the back 28-year-old Andrea Miller. We covered the case the other day, Pro-Tip: Shooting Fleeing Women in the Back is NOT Self-Defense. Miller and 26-year-old Gus Adams…
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Kerry ceasefire proposal “was everything Hamas could have hoped for” (Updates)

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2014

“It’s as if he isn’t the foreign minister of the world’s most powerful nation, but an alien, who just disembarked his spaceship in the Mideast.”

When I heard parts of John Kerry’s news conference today, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. He was talking as if he’s trying to create a way to bolster Hamas when the fighting is over. Sure enough, Barak Ravid, a well-regarded reporter for the left-wing Israeli Haaretz newspaper presents a…
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2nd Amendment

Federal District Court Strikes Down Washington, DC Handgun Carry Ban

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2014

Concludes a blanket ban of carry of handguns outside the home cannot survive ANY level of scrutiny, and is therefore unconstitutional.

Well, well, well–I guess the big guy upstairs knew I could do with a pick-me-up while I struggle through this respiratory infection.  And boy, did he deliver big (with a h/t to Ace of Spades HQ). In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which…
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Assault by Prof

UCSB Prof Pleads No Contest to Assault on Pro-Life Teen

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2014

The professor physically assaulted the girl, stole her sign and then called her a terrorist as she walked away.

Earlier this year at College Insurrection, we reported the story of Mireille Miller-Young, a professor who assaulted a pro-life teenager protesting on the campus of University of California Santa Barbara. Miller-Young physically assaulted the girl, stole her sign and then called her a terrorist as she walked away. Watch the video of…
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Obama Vacation

Dad? Dad?

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2014

America’s Dad isn’t home anymore and we are all paying the price

The news comes as no surprise to the citizens of America. “Dad” is out golfing again today. Pres Obama playing golf this afternoon at Congressional Country Club. It’s his first time at the course in Bethesda, MD.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 26, 2014 Pres Obama’s foursome includes ESPN co-hosts Kornheiser and Wilbon….
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Just more “pro-Palestinian” protests: Nazi salutes in Paris, “death to all Jews” in the Hague

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2014

Seeing them for what they really are — in the political real world there is no difference between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism

We’ve documented many times the open anti-Semitism that infuses many “pro-Palestinian” anti-Israel rallies around the world, including the United States. France’s Jews Fled As Rioters Burned Shops To Chants Of ‘Gas The Jews’ Pro-Palestinian Berlin mob: “Jew, Cowardly Pig, Come On Out And Fight” (Video) Islamist Jew-haters and their leftist enablers: “The Jews are…
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George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman Appeals Dismissal of Defamation Suit Against NBC

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2014

Same appeals court hearing this appeal of Judge Debra Nelson’s dismissal was compelled to reverse numerous Nelson rulings over the course of Zimmerman’s criminal trial

[Clarification (7/26/14): I've just been informed by a knowledgeable person on the Zimmerman side of this case that what was submitted to the 5th DCA this past Friday is the official notice of appeal.  The actual appeal has not yet been submitted.] As anticipated by, well, everybody, George Zimmerman’s civil lawyer, James Beasley Jr.,…
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CI Factual Feminism Week

Factual Feminism Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2014

Another report full of news and politics from the world of higher education.

Verizon has created a new ad which pushes the myth that girls are victims of sexism in the study of math and science. The Factual Feminist explains the truth below. Contrary to What You’ve Heard, Girls are Thriving in Math and Science It must be due in part to all the empowerment. College Student…
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