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Report: Baltimore Mayor Told Cops to Stand Down

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

“It’s not holding back, it’s responding appropriately.”

Report: Baltimore Mayor Told Cops to Stand Down

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4/30/2015 at 8:30am
According to a new report from FOX News which is sure to generate controversy, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an order for police to stand down during the riots which decimated the city this week: Source: Baltimore mayor ordered police to stand down Despite a firm denial by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a…
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What do we REALLY know about why Freddie Gray died?

Posted by  ▪  April 30, 2015

A Hypothetical Scenario In Which Gray’s Death Does NOT Involve Police Misconduct.

What do we REALLY know about why Freddie Gray died?

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4/30/2015 at 7:00am
One of the most remarkable aspects of the death of Freddie Gray is how little is publicly known about the physiological cause of death, and the lack of evidence behind all the speculation. The autopsy will not be released, according to police, but will be handed over to state prosecutors. There is…
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Rick Perry and his good pal Marcus Luttrell, the ‘Lone Survivor’

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

A friendship that transcends politics

Rick Perry and his good pal Marcus Luttrell, the ‘Lone Survivor’

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4/29/2015 at 7:35pm
Monday evening, Governor Perry introduced Navy SEAL of ‘Lone Survivor’ fame at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library’s Perspectives on Leadership Forum. There, they discussed their unique bond. “These are extraordinary people that step forward and serve their country,” Perry said of military service personnel. “Tonight you are going to hear from one…
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Sen. Tom Cotton challenges Iran’s Foreign Minister to a debate

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

Are you ready for a rumble on the Hill?

Sen. Tom Cotton challenges Iran’s Foreign Minister to a debate

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4/29/2015 at 5:45pm
Things just got real up in here. You might remember the hubbub surrounding Sen. Tom Cotton’s so-called “47 Traitors” open letter addressed to Iranian officials. You know, the one where Cotton, et al. were proved right? Well earlier today, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (the same dude who thought it would be…
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Brandeis Microaggression protest accused of being Microaggressive

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

Brandeis Asian students group apologizes to Asian students “triggered or hurt by the content of the microaggressions in our installation”

Brandeis Microaggression protest accused of being Microaggressive

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4/29/2015 at 4:15pm
As readers know, “microaggression” theory is the rage on campuses. We have covered the phenomenon extensively: Ithaca College student gov’t votes for Microaggression reporting system UCLA Prof accused of racist “micro-aggression” for correcting student grammar Microaggression Mania: McGill U. student leader apologizes for .gif of Obama kicking open door 2014 – Year of the Microaggression Princeton…
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The Majority is Working (?)

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

What say you?

The Majority is Working (?)

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4/29/2015 at 2:53pm
This week, the Senate recognized the passing of the first 100 days of the new majority Congress. We’ve covered the good, the bad, and the ugly here at Legal Insurrection (read it here). The Senate has hit a lot of high points. In addition to passing an actual budget,…
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How do you spend your mornings?

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

Coffee, bagel, and commentary from your favorite LI columnists!

How do you spend your mornings?

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4/29/2015 at 1:20pm
The internet is full of breaking news, commentary, video, memes, link aggregates, and graphics. In terms of politics, at any given moment there are 1,000,000 voices talking about every issue under the sun—so what brings you to Legal Insurrection? We like to think that we’re different, not only when it comes…
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Robert Downey Jr. is over your tendency to politicize everything

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

The era of “politics-free” is over

Robert Downey Jr. is over your tendency to politicize everything

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4/29/2015 at 11:45am
Last week, Iron Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron star Robert Downey, Jr. walked out of an Avengers promotional interview after British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy decided to dive into the motivation behind a comment RDJ made in 2008 about the correlation between incarceration and progressivism. Here’s the offending utterance: “I have a…
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Bernie Sanders gets all important Occupy endorsement for President

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

Bad news for the 1%?

Bernie Sanders gets all important Occupy endorsement for President

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4/29/2015 at 10:15am
The Los Angeles Daily News reports that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will officially toss his hat into the presidential ring Thursday. The self-described ‘democratic socialist’ is currently 73-years-old, making Sanders just a few years older than Hillary Clinton who is now 67. Former Rhode Island Governor, Lincoln Chafee, who seems to have…
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Hillary Clinton Blows off Questions from the Press

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

Has answered only seven questions since announcing her run.

Hillary Clinton Blows off Questions from the Press

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4/29/2015 at 8:30am
If you’re wondering why the Democratic Party’s presumed 2016 nominee has been quiet lately, you’re not alone. Hillary Clinton has answered only seven questions from the media since announcing her run for president. Zach C. Cohen of National Journal: Here Are All Seven Media Questions Hillary Clinton Has Answered During Her Campaign Most of the…
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Branco Cartoon – That Was Then

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2015

This Is Now

Branco Cartoon – That Was Then

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4/29/2015 at 7:00am
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Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls rescued from Boko Haram

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2015

Chibok girls still missing

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls rescued from Boko Haram

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4/28/2015 at 9:35pm
Earlier this month, we covered the anniversary of the mass abduction of 200 Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram. Nigeria’s new government made waves when it tacitly acknowledged that those kidnapped were most likely not coming home. Factoring in the time missing, and the nature of the captors, holding out hope was…
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Ayatollah Khamenei thinks you’re a racist monster, #BaltimoreRiots edition

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2015

Shut up, Iran. Seriously.

Ayatollah Khamenei thinks you’re a racist monster, #BaltimoreRiots edition

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4/28/2015 at 7:36pm
We are head-first through the looking glass, people. The Ayatollah of Iran is trolling us on Twitter: Addressing the 20th annual General Congress of Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) Commanders and Staff on Sunday, Iran’s Supreme Leader criticized American police, saying their “authority is wrong and oppressive.” Khamenei took to Twitter to rail…
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Gay Marriage Day at SCOTUS Highlights Divide

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2015

Here we go again

Gay Marriage Day at SCOTUS Highlights Divide

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4/28/2015 at 6:00pm
No matter which way you come down on the issue of gay marriage, today was a big day at the Supreme Court. Those who wished to sit in the courtroom (and who weren’t lucky enough to hold membership in the Supreme Court Bar, or the media) camped for several nights outside…
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‘Thanks for emojis, Japan!’ – President Obama

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2015

Let’s play, “Imagine if George W. Bush said this”

‘Thanks for emojis, Japan!’ – President Obama

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4/28/2015 at 4:20pm
Through the course of my daily interneting, I read that President Obama thanked the Japanese for karate, karaoke, and emojis. Yes, the little happy faces you send in text messages. I chuckled to myself, figured it was parody, and went on my merry way. This afternoon I was horrified to learn it…
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Mom Sets #BaltimoreRiots Son Straight

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2015

We need more Moms like this.

Mom Sets #BaltimoreRiots Son Straight

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4/28/2015 at 2:45pm
I know this has made the rounds quite a bit, but it’s still worth playing. Kind of speaks for itself, but here’s the story: This Baltimore mom saw her son throwing rocks at police on television. That didn’t sit well with her. The video shows the mother repeatedly striking her boy, ch…
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Iran seizes Marshall Island-flagged merchant ship (Updated)

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2015

“Apparent provocation” — The Pentagon

Iran seizes Marshall Island-flagged merchant ship (Updated)

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4/28/2015 at 1:15pm
Earlier this morning, Al Arabiya reported Iranians boarded a U.S. ship. That report quickly changed to, “Iran has opened fire at a U.S. cargo ship and directed it to Bandar Abbas port on the southern coast of Iran.” The BBC, Reuters, and the Telegraph picked up the story, regurgitating Al Arabiya’s scoop….
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