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Israeli school bus bombing survivor reunites with nurse who saved him – 45 years later

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

The 1970 school bus attack results in a reunion, and the ultimate revenge.

Israeli school bus bombing survivor reunites with nurse who saved him – 45 years later

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5/26/2015 at 9:00pm
On Tuesday, May 25, 2015, we continued our tour of northern Israel along the Lebanese border, stopping at Moshav Avivim. While our discovery of a memorial to the victims of the Haifa Bus 37 suicide bombing and our visit to Ziv Hospital in Safed, and its Syrian patients, were unexpected, our visit to the…
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Feminists freak out over ‘Jurassic World’

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

Feminists vs. Reality: Round 27,908

Feminists freak out over ‘Jurassic World’

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5/26/2015 at 7:50pm
Leave it to feminists to be incensed over a dinosaur movie. “Jurassic World” hits theaters June 12. Presumably a redux of “Jurassic Park,” but this time with one dude taking out dinosaurs instead of a motley crew of paleontologists, it’s a film I can’t wait to see on the silver screen….
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Houston experiences historic flooding

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

When it rains, it pours

Houston experiences historic flooding

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5/26/2015 at 5:50pm
One of the nation’s largest cities experienced what meteorologists are calling a one-hundred-year flood. Late last night, three separate thunderstorm systems converged over Space City to form one incredibly nasty storm. For weeks Houston and other parts of the Lone Star State have been pelted with storm system after storm system,…
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Obama immigration plan loses big in 5th Circuit ruling

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

Order halting executive amnesty stays put

Obama immigration plan loses big in 5th Circuit ruling

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5/26/2015 at 4:20pm
Today the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request filed by DOJ attorneys to lift an order banning the implementation of President Obama’s “executive amnesty” plan. In their ruling, the court held that a previous injunction put in place by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen would remain in place—because…
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“One person, one vote” up for debate before SCOTUS

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

Evenwel v. Abbott could have major implications for redistricting

“One person, one vote” up for debate before SCOTUS

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5/26/2015 at 2:40pm
It’s time to define what the meaning of the word “population” is—and how it applies to the drawing of electoral districts. In 1964, the Supreme Court ruled in Reynolds v. Sims that, under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, state legislative districts have to be about equal in population….
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ISIS social media becoming a huge problem for intel analysts

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

Military bases and events at risk

ISIS social media becoming a huge problem for intel analysts

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5/26/2015 at 1:15pm
On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center sent out a joint bulletin informing law enforcement and military personnel that, although there were no credible threats hovering over holiday weekend events, officials are “aware of recent information suggesting US military bases, locations, and events…
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TV Host on Obama: “A White President in Blackface”

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

That…escalated…in a hurry

TV Host on Obama: “A White President in Blackface”

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5/26/2015 at 11:35am
Byron Allen is a TV personality and entertainment executive turned concerned citizen, and he wants you to know that he is not happy with the way Obama’s presidency has affected the well-being of the black community. In a street interview with TMZ, Allen lashed out at President Obama, saying that he…
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It’s unfair to question Hillary’s accomplishments as Secretary of State?

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

It is if you’re U.S. News & World Report’s Susan Milligan

It’s unfair to question Hillary’s accomplishments as Secretary of State?

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5/26/2015 at 10:00am
Last week, Bloomberg News’ Mark Halperin asked a panel of Iowa Democrats to name one accomplishment from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. Just one little accomplishment… One? Something? ANYTHING? A grand total of zero panel members could recall a single noteworthy accomplishment of Mrs. Clinton’s. But we should cut…
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Study Shows Riots (Still) Make Americans More Conservative

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

That’s a good thing

Study Shows Riots (Still) Make Americans More Conservative

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5/26/2015 at 8:30am
We’ve recently seen riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, and there are growing concerns that Cleveland will be the next city to become embroiled in riots.  As we learn about (relatively well-) paid protesters and watch the usual parade of race grievance mongers, one thing has become quite clear:  the left has…
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Will Rand Paul’s Position on NSA Hurt His Chances?

Posted by  ▪  May 26, 2015

Bucking the establishment on the Patriot Act.

Will Rand Paul’s Position on NSA Hurt His Chances?

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5/26/2015 at 7:00am
Rand Paul inhabits a unique position in the Republican Party. While he’s conservative on some issues, his Libertarian views on others put him at odds with the establishment. His recent filibuster on the Patriot Act is a prime example. Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard voiced his thoughts on the issue in an appearance…
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Meet an Israeli Doctor Saving Syrian Lives and Limbs

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2015

Prof. Alexander Lerner says Ziv Medical Center is Safed bears a heavy load of Syrian war casualties.

Meet an Israeli Doctor Saving Syrian Lives and Limbs

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5/25/2015 at 8:30pm
Yesterday I reported on the Haifa Bus 37 suicide bombing in 2003, and how I stumbled on the Memorial during my first full day in Haifa. Today was a travel day that took us even further north, to the Lebanese border. I’ll have a report in the next couple of days on…
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Memorial Day: on Nationalism and Patriotism

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2015

In praise

Memorial Day: on Nationalism and Patriotism

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5/25/2015 at 7:00pm
The story “The Man Without a Country” used to be standard reading matter for seventh graders. In fact, it was the first “real” book—as opposed to those tedious Dick and Jane readers—that I was assigned in school. It was exciting compared to Dick and Jane and the rest, since it dealt…
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A Memorial Day Homage to American Science

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2015

A look at Hedy Lamarr and her “Frequency Hopping” technology.

A Memorial Day Homage to American Science

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5/25/2015 at 5:30pm
Legal Insurrection has been filled with touching Memorial Day pieces, especially Professor Jacobson’s on Roslyn Schulte, Johnny “Mike” Spann and Jonathan Porto. My contribution, and one I intend to carry forward on future Memorial Days, will feature American scientists and engineers whose discoveries and innovations have helped our military men and women…
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Ronald Reagan Honors Vietnam War’s Unknown Soldier – 5/28/84

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2015

Ronald Reagan Honors Vietnam War’s Unknown Soldier – 5/28/84

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5/25/2015 at 3:30pm
Ronald Reagan could deliver a speech almost like no other President. 31 years ago, Reagan delivered an address to commemorate an unknown serviceman in the Vietnam War. Never one to make such moments about himself, the speech is a brief 9 minutes long. The text of the speech follows: — My fellow Americans: Memorial…
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7 reasons it’s great to be an American

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2015

The greatest country God gave man

7 reasons it’s great to be an American

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5/25/2015 at 1:30pm
While we remember our service men and women who paid the ultimate price so that we can enjoy freedom, it’s fitting to reflect on a few of our finest virtues. 1. We’re back to back World War champions 2. Old Glory is a beaut 3. We have guns. Lots of them. And we…
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How a movie helped me understand sacrifice

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2015

It’s often the most unexpected events that have the biggest impact

How a movie helped me understand sacrifice

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5/25/2015 at 11:30am
Memorial Day is always a bittersweet holiday for me. I enjoy having a day to partake in BBQ and beer (Texas BBQ though, not what Yanks call “BBQ”), while wearing my favorite, ratty, American flag t-shirt and watching war movies. As much as I love reflecting on this brilliant country a…
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Brooklyn War Memorial Closed to Vets (#ProudAmerican)

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2015

“We were faced with a terror that was unbelievable”

Brooklyn War Memorial Closed to Vets (#ProudAmerican)

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5/25/2015 at 9:30am
What happens when the money backing a war memorial dries up? The doors shut, tourists and veterans are turned away, and the memorabilia and plaques inside languish under a layer of dust. This is exactly what has happened to the Brooklyn War Memorial. The Memorial, built 64 years ago, has never been accessible…
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