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Branco Cartoon – The End Is Near

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2015

Running Out of Time

Branco Cartoon – The End Is Near

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1/1/2015 at 7:30am
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
 

New Year’s Insurrection Eve — LIVE

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

New Year’s Insurrection Eve — LIVE

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12/31/2014 at 10:00pm
Want to watch the ball drop? We’ve got you covered. Want to watch all the pre-midnight Times Square festivities? We’ve got you covered there too! We’re happy to share the official web stream coverage of one of the best New Year’s celebrations around. We tried to get a livestream of the…
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http://youtu.be/mFUeH12vQ8I

International Criminal Court – Palestinians’ latest ploy to avoid hard compromises

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

Mahmoud goes to court … Maybe.

International Criminal Court – Palestinians’ latest ploy to avoid hard compromises

http://youtu.be/mFUeH12vQ8I
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12/31/2014 at 7:30pm
The problem with the “peace negotiations” that failed numerous times over the years is that the Palestinians cling to the hope that international organizations — primarily the United Nations and its branches — will force Israel into concessions that harm Israel’s security, and will pave the way not for a lasting…
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Al-Shabaab Intel Head Killed in Drone Strike

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

Ground operations will be affected

Al-Shabaab Intel Head Killed in Drone Strike

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12/31/2014 at 5:45pm
Al-Shabaab intelligence head Abdishakur Tahliil was killed during a targeted December 29 airstrike conducted by U.S. forces just outside of the Somali city of Saakow. The mission was conducted by unmanned aircraft and used Hellfire missiles to “microtarget” Tahliil’s vehicle. Bloomberg reports: The U.S. Defense Department in a statement today confirmed that Abdishakur…
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Austin, Texas postpones New Year’s indefinitely

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

Hope you don’t mind a little more 2014, Austin

Austin, Texas postpones New Year’s indefinitely

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12/31/2014 at 3:59pm
Austinites anxious to start 2015 will have to wait. The fireworks and festivities that were scheduled to take place in Butler park have been postponed indefinitely due to nasty weather. The city of Austin posted the following on their website: The Austin’s New Year celebration scheduled to occur at Butler Park is…
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Cherokee problem hurts Elizabeth Warren’s core political narrative

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

Attempting to rig the system.

Cherokee problem hurts Elizabeth Warren’s core political narrative

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12/31/2014 at 2:19pm
I had an Op-Ed in The Boston Herald earlier this week, Will Elizabeth Warren sell ‘outside the bubble’?. The overall point was that Elizabeth Warren could win the Democratic Party nomination if she were willing to run a tough fight against Hillary, but that Warren didn’t seem to have what it takes…
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The year that was

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

Time to rest.

The year that was

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12/31/2014 at 12:35pm
This was a tough year. We lost two of Legal Insurrection’s biggest fans, my in-laws, who after 68 years of marriage died a couple of months apart this summer. Our friend, reader, commenter and one-time photoshop “director” Patricia also lost her husband John. We also lost two of our dogs in a…
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Man Shot Dead After Attempted Hit-and-Run on Cop

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

Suspect made a video threatening to kill police.

Man Shot Dead After Attempted Hit-and-Run on Cop

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12/31/2014 at 10:00am
Hysteria among anti-cop protesters reached a fever pitch in Pennsylvania last night when a man tried to run down cops with his car and was ultimately shot dead. FOX News reported: Man tries to run over Pa. police, shot dead A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI…
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Could Greece set off a Euro crisis in 2015?

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

The “Sick Man” of Europe is…Europe

Could Greece set off a Euro crisis in 2015?

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12/31/2014 at 8:30am
The label “Sick Man of Europe” has been awarded to many a European nation and empire since it was first used to describe the decrepit Ottoman Empire in the mid-19th century. Today, it seems the entirety of Europe, save the United Kingdom and Switzerland, is worthy of the “sick man” title. The Eurozone…
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A.F. Branco’s 2014 Legal Insurrection Cartoons

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2014

The year in ‘toons.

A.F. Branco’s 2014 Legal Insurrection Cartoons

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12/31/2014 at 7:00am
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then consider 2014’s Branco cartoons an opus on the absurdities of big government and an out-of-control administration. From the IRS scandal to the overbearing incompetence of the Obama Administration, and from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the war on cops, each cartoon from th…
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Is this not the most responsible elephant you’ve ever seen?

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

Maybe someday they’ll make people like this

Is this not the most responsible elephant you’ve ever seen?

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12/30/2014 at 7:56pm
First, I’m a sucker for animal videos, particularly, those involving elephants. This happens to be one of my favorites as of recent. Secondly, it’s New Year’s Eve Eve, so if ever there was an appropriate time to share an elephant video with you, now would be it. Supposedly, CCTV cameras filmed…
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UN Security Council rejects Palestinian Statehood

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

Bid to force Israel to withdraw to indefensible lines fails to gain necessary votes.

UN Security Council rejects Palestinian Statehood

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12/30/2014 at 5:51pm
The United Nations Security Council just voted against a controversial Palestinian Authority proposal, introduced by Jordan, requiring Israel to pull back to the 1967 lines (the 1949 Armistice line), including designating all of East Jerusalem (which includes the ancient Jewish Quarter of the Old City). The vote failed to get sufficient votes…
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PETA ruins New Year celebration for small town in North Carolina

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

Kiss the annual Possum Drop good-bye

PETA ruins New Year celebration for small town in North Carolina

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12/30/2014 at 4:15pm
Forget the New Year’s ball drop in Times Square. Brasstown, North Carolina celebrates with their annual Possum Drop. A plexiglass box containing a live possum is lowered when the clock strikes twelve and then there is much rejoicing. Or at least there was before PETA came to town. Participating possums were…
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United and Orbitz sue 22-year-old for website that exposes “hidden city” ticketing

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

Contractual breach or a quest to squash the little guy?

United and Orbitz sue 22-year-old for website that exposes “hidden city” ticketing

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12/30/2014 at 2:47pm
United Airlines and the popular travel site Orbitz, joined mega corporation forces to sue a 22-year-old Brooklynite. Aktarer Zaman created and runs the site Skiplagged.com. He claims he makes no money on the venture. Skiplagged utilizes hidden city ticketing. While not always the cheapest way to fly, often times hidden city…
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Obama Frustrated Dems Didn’t Run on His Record

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

“I’m obviously frustrated with the results of the midterm election.”

Obama Frustrated Dems Didn’t Run on His Record

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12/30/2014 at 1:00pm
Obama recently sat down for an interview with National Public Radio during which he was asked how he is going to work with the new Republican controlled congress for the remainder of his presidency. His response was rather telling. Brendan Bordelon of National Review has the story: Obama: ‘I’m Obviously Frustrated’ Dems Didn’t…
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Will Israel’s Left Win by Portraying Bibi as an Extremist?

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

Not when it’s Abbas who’s being the obstacle to peace

Will Israel’s Left Win by Portraying Bibi as an Extremist?

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12/30/2014 at 11:30am
In a recent essay, Jonathan Spyer identified the likely approach the anti-Netanyahu coalition – specifically Isaac Herzog of Labor and Tzipi Livni of Hatnua – will take in preparation for the Israeli elections on March 17. Spyer writes, “The belief underlying the Israeli center-left’s campaign is evidently that if Israel is ‘boxed in’…
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Found: Debris and bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2014

The news is bad, but at least the plane has been found

Found: Debris and bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501

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12/30/2014 at 10:00am
Ordinarily one wouldn’t think that news of wreckage and multiple bodies being pulled from the sea could be classified as “good.” But given what we already very strongly suspected—which was that AirAsia Flight QZ8501 had crashed, and that the likelihood of survivors was very poor—and given the continued unknown whereabouts of Malaysia…
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