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Clinton speech income conflicts with campaign message

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2015

“I’m one of you”

Clinton speech income conflicts with campaign message

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5/24/2015 at 5:00pm
Hillary Clinton is trying very hard to frame herself as a candidate who can identify with average Americans, but the vast wealth she and her husband have accumulated through giving speeches conflicts with that message. Philip Bump of the Washington Post recently pointed this out: The Clintons made $700,000 from speeches the day…
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Pope Francis’ Eco-Encyclical: Marriage Between Green Tech and Economic Growth?

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2015

Pope’s deputy now comments on the need for eco-encyclical

Pope Francis’ Eco-Encyclical: Marriage Between Green Tech and Economic Growth?

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5/24/2015 at 3:30pm
One sign that Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change may be creating a small storm of controversy within the Vatican is that high level officials are now explaining why it is needed. This week, the pope’s deputy released a statement about the upcoming publication: A new development model is needed to combat global…
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The Culture of Victimization

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2015

DOJ official blames slavery for riots.

The Culture of Victimization

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5/24/2015 at 2:00pm
Department of Justice official Vanita Gupta has come under fire for suggesting the riots in Baltimore and Ferguson should be blamed in part on slavery and Jim Crow laws. J. Christian Adams of PJ Media recently wrote: DOJ Official: Slavery to Blame for Riots in Ferguson and Baltimore Vanita Gupta, head of the Department…
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American Social Values and the Culture War

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2015

Did the TEA Party fade away prematurely?

American Social Values and the Culture War

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5/24/2015 at 12:00pm
A couple of interesting polls came out this week that raise some equally interesting questions about conservatism, American values, and American culture and society.  One Gallup poll states that Americans greatly overestimate the percentage of Americans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The American public estimates on average that 23% of…
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Obama on the Iran deal: Trust me, “it’s my name on this”

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2015

It’s all about me, me, me

Obama on the Iran deal: Trust me, “it’s my name on this”

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5/24/2015 at 10:00am
If you were looking for a monument to supreme egotism, you would have to go far to beat Obama’s statement in this interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg: “Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this,”…
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Reform Conservatism: Compassionate Conservatism Rebranded?

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2015

“Conservative” central planning and redistribution

Reform Conservatism: Compassionate Conservatism Rebranded?

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5/24/2015 at 8:00am
As the GOP field of candidates gets larger and more ideologically diverse, conservatives work toward a defining message about their brand of conservatism.  The latest incarnation is an apparent rebranding of the “compassionate conservatism” most closely associated with President George W. Bush. Not only is the term itself objectionable in its implication…
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Democrats Concerned About Hillary vs. Rubio?

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2015

“Marco Rubio scares me.”

Democrats Concerned About Hillary vs. Rubio?

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5/23/2015 at 8:00pm
According to a new report from Jeremy W. Peters of the New York Times, there’s one Republican candidate that Democrats fear in a 2016 match-up with Hillary Clinton: A Hillary Clinton Match-Up With Marco Rubio Is a Scary Thought for Democrats WASHINGTON — They use words like “historic” and “charismatic,” phrases like “great…
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Thugs, the N-word, and the New “Racist” Lexicon (Thanks, #SJW)

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2015

“Anyone can be a thug.”

Thugs, the N-word, and the New “Racist” Lexicon (Thanks, #SJW)

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5/23/2015 at 6:00pm
I hate the N-word. Everyone should hate the N-word. (We can have the “hip-hop” culture debate some other time.) It represents an ugly underbelly of a culture that should be ready to give up on words like the N-word; yet somehow, it keeps popping up in the lexicon—and the “social justice warriors”…
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“The administration is sounding like Baghdad Bob”

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2015

We’re winning the fight against ISIS?

“The administration is sounding like Baghdad Bob”

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5/23/2015 at 4:30pm
The Obama administration’s recent claim that their strategy against ISIS is working is being met with skepticism. On Special Report Thursday night, Charles Krauthammer pointed out the farce of their position. Transcript via Real Clear Politics: The administration is sounding like Baghdad Bob during the invasion of Iraq. They’re losing. Everybody understands that. ISIS,…
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President Obama’s Delusional War on Climate Change

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2015

“Like G. Washington telling his troops … to concentrate on making wax candles and apple cider!”

President Obama’s Delusional War on Climate Change

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5/23/2015 at 3:00pm
President Barack Obama focused on global climate change in his commencement remarks at the Coast Guard Academy. “I’m here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and – make no mistake – it will impact how our military defends…
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Leave Michelle Obama’s workout video alone

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2015

The First Lady works out and the internet serves up a smorgasbord of nasty

Leave Michelle Obama’s workout video alone

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5/23/2015 at 1:30pm
As part of the Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ fifth anniversary, the First Lady challenged people nationwide to #GimmeFive. #GimmeFive is meant to encourage people to share five ways they’re living healthy lifestyles. President Obama joined the challenge when he shared his five favorite healthy habits. And so the First Lady responded to the…
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Brelo Not Guilty Verdict: Judge Presents Detailed Rationale

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2015

Judge John P. O’Connell steps through the facts and law to arrive at verdict

Brelo Not Guilty Verdict: Judge Presents Detailed Rationale

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5/23/2015 at 12:50pm
As mentioned in my prior post, Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo, who is white, has been found not guilty of all charges in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, both black.  The shooting followed reports of shots fired at police from Russell’s vehicle, upon which Russell, with Williams as…
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NOT GUILTY: Verdict in Prosecution of Cleveland Officer Brelo

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2015

Not guilty on all charges

NOT GUILTY: Verdict in Prosecution of Cleveland Officer Brelo

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5/23/2015 at 11:25am
In a case that somehow had not come on my radar screen, minutes ago Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo (who is white) was found not guilty by Judge John. P. O’Connell of all criminal charges resulting from his shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams (who were both black). Brelo had…
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Freddy Gray Case: Local Lawyers Suggest Shift in Prosecution

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2015

In Baltimore Sun report local legal experts confirm Legal Insurrection’s observations

Freddy Gray Case: Local Lawyers Suggest Shift in Prosecution

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5/23/2015 at 9:50am
This past Thursday Prosecutor Mosby announced that the Grand Jury had formally returned indictments against the six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddy Gray. In our post that afternoon (Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Grand Jury Issues Indictments, published 5:50PM), we noted that there were some subtle differences between the charges…
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Murals and Mattresses Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2015

Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

Murals and Mattresses Week at College Insurrection

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5/23/2015 at 8:00am
A shocking story from Marquette University made headlines this week. Marquette University Honors Cop Killer With Mural Public Outrage Causes Marquette University to Remove Mural of Cop Killer Marquette Fires Official Who Greenlit Cop-Killer Mural The other story that dominated the news was the ‘Mattress Girl’ of Columbia. Mattress Girl Brings Mattress to Columbia University Graduation Posters…
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The Palestinians Continue Their War Against Israel in Soccer

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2015

Will Israel Get Suspended from FIFA?

The Palestinians Continue Their War Against Israel in Soccer

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5/22/2015 at 8:13pm
When in 1993 Israel and the PLO agreed to make peace, PLO chief Yasser Arafat committed to forswear violence and engage in bilateral negotiations. The thousands of Israelis killed, especially during the so-called Aqsa intifada – really a terror campaign orchestrated by Arafat – show that the Palestinians didn’t keep to the…
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FYI: You may not own the car you just bought

Posted by  ▪  May 22, 2015

…at least not all of it

FYI: You may not own the car you just bought

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5/22/2015 at 6:39pm
Do you own the software, or just a license to own the software? That’s the question currently being posted to the U.S. Copyright office by manufacturers and lobbyists who are fighting to prevent innovators from changing the way a vehicle’s computer works. Hard-hitter companies John Deere and GM are leading the charge…
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