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Romney 47% party host may rescue thousands of union jobs at Hostess

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

Romney 47% party host may rescue thousands of union jobs at Hostess

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11/19/2012 at 5:45pm
As noted the other day, Hostess is seeking lidquidation of its operations rather than trying to emerge out of bankruptcy as a going concern because it could not negotiate the union concessions it said it needed. But there may be a White Knight on the Horizon, Sun Capital Partners: Private equity firm Sun…
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The “crazy-ing” of Marco Rubio begins

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

The “crazy-ing” of Marco Rubio begins

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11/19/2012 at 4:14pm
Marco Rubio is on the short list of Republican presidential contenders for 2016.  Of course, that’s a long way away, so who knows if he remains on the short list. So Rubio’s a target even more so than in the past couple of years. Every question in every interview is a potential…
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Dying gasps of racial preference industry

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

When equality is unconstitutional, the ideology behind racial preferences has failed

Dying gasps of racial preference industry

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11/19/2012 at 2:00pm
Race-based discrimination is wrong, yet it is the foundation of the Affirmative Action industry, which has survived judicial scrutiny based on historical wrongs which have very little bearing on college students today. Yet any attempt to tinker with racial preferences meets with a faily hysterical response, as reflected in a recent statement issued…
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Israel defend 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – Media Myopia

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

Branco Cartoon – Media Myopia

Israel defend 590 LI
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11/19/2012 at 12:45pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s Facebook page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

How dare that (now dead) Islamic Jihad commander ruin a good story about Israeli war crimes against journalists

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

How dare that (now dead) Islamic Jihad commander ruin a good story about Israeli war crimes against journalists

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11/19/2012 at 11:32am
A couple of complementary stories today. First, the international media still is falling for Pallywood in one of the most egregious examples of cynical Palestinian death rituals played out for the media. A four year old boy was killed in the fighting, and the Palestinians paraded the dead body including for widely circulated…
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Shopping this week

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

Shopping this week

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11/19/2012 at 10:31am
Thanks to the many readers who use the Amazon.com links in the sidebar for shopping. It doesn’t cost you anything, but a small percentage gets paid to Legal Insurrection. Considering all the big plans we have for next year (the tease) we really could use the help. For those of you planning…
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Don’t expect long battle in West recount effort (Update — the next phase of Allen West)

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

Don’t expect long battle in West recount effort (Update — the next phase of Allen West)

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11/19/2012 at 9:56am
Call it a hunch, call it reading tea leaves, call it whatever you want. With the partial recount of early ballots in St. Lucie county having increased Patrick Murphy’s lead marginally, there are not many options left to Allen West since he remains outside the automatic recount threshold. The Shark Tank notes that…
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“Feigned outrage was first weaponized and perfected on college campuses”

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

“Feigned outrage was first weaponized and perfected on college campuses”

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11/19/2012 at 8:15am
There is a reason we have been focusing on the cancellation of Ann Coulter’s speech at Fordham, in which the President of the University, Father Joseph McShane, publicly shamed the College Republican’s for inviting her, then reveled in their apology and request for forgiveness. President McShane’s statements were, according to Greg Lukianoff, President of…
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Which one?

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2012

Which one?

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11/19/2012 at 7:00am
Aren’t they all religious symbols? From Eric: Spotted this creepy version of the co-exist sticker while riding passenger with a friend today (11/19) in Eugene Oregon. One of these symbols is not like the others.
 

Demography Schmemography

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2012

Demography Schmemography

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11/18/2012 at 8:13pm
As with many good intentions, my pledge to address the “demography is destiny” political nonsense has fallen by the wayside, consumed by intervening events.  Consider this just a touch on the issue. It’s not that broadening the appeal doesn’t matter, it’s just that demographic arguments are way overblown. Here are the seven takes of Meghan…
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Fear and social disintegration the key to Democratic victory

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2012

Fear and social disintegration the key to Democratic victory

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11/18/2012 at 5:05pm
I don’t read Ross Douthat, the “conservative” columnist at The NY Times, much.  Via the recommendation of Jim Hoft, however, this column is worth reading, The Liberal Gloat (emphasis mine):  … Liberals look at the Obama majority and see a coalition bound together by enlightened values — reason rather than superstition, tolerance rather than bigotry,…
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All Hail Obama!

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2012

All Hail Obama!

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11/18/2012 at 2:55pm
I criticize the president frequently here. So let me now praise him for remarks he made today regarding Israel’s attacks on Hamas’ positions in Gaza.  Via the New York Times: Speaking on Sunday from Bangkok, President Obama condemned missile attacks by Palestinian fighters in Gaza and defended Israel’s right to protect itself. “There’s…
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Allen West St. Lucie County recount results (Update – Board misses deadline)

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2012

Allen West St. Lucie County recount results (Update – Board misses deadline)

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11/18/2012 at 11:55am
(Newest updates are on top). UPDATE 5:40 p.m. — Various news reports confirm that the partial recount (which was only of early votes in St. Lucie Co., a small percentage of the total vote) did give Murphy a slightly larger lead.  But West’s campaign is not giving up, Allen West Camp to Contest…
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Defending Israel, freedom, and the future of civilization

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2012

Defending Israel, freedom, and the future of civilization

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11/18/2012 at 9:45am
Once again the radical (and mainstream) left is misguidedly attacking Israel, the democratic nation that respects human rights and freedom, while promoting the Islamic totalitarian nations that surround them. Thursday, Rebel Pundit captured on video a typical leftist march condemning Israel outside the Obama headquarters in Chicago, where the International Socialists Organization…
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Fordham Law Profs try to leverage Coulter dispute into funding for Vagina Monologues

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2012

… and free condom distribution too!

Fordham Law Profs try to leverage Coulter dispute into funding for Vagina Monologues

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11/18/2012 at 8:30am
Just when you thought the controversy over the Fordham Republicans rescinding their invitation to Ann Coulter couldn’t get any weirder … A group of law professors at Fordham Law School exchanged high-fives over Coulter’s departure, then quickly segued into demanding that the University fund the Vagina Monologues, pro-abortion groups, and other oppressed,…
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Liberal bias without the reality

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2012

Liberal bias without the reality

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11/18/2012 at 7:00am
Hey, doofus, all the votes were counted, and it’s spelled Libya. From Nick, spotted on Election Day: Saw this in the Fred Meyer parking lot in Portland, OR this morning…  
 

Saturday Night Card Game (It must be fundraising time at SPLC)

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2012

Saturday Night Card Game (It must be fundraising time at SPLC)

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11/17/2012 at 6:43pm
SPLC has been relatively quiet lately.  Relatively being a relative term, of course. I haven’t seen Mark Potok on television much, but maybe I just wasn’t paying attention. SPLC may have been relatively quiet, but it has been busy maligning the Tea Party movement  as usual, as this video shows, SPLC Director: Tea…
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