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Japanese Parliament Debate Over Pacifism Erupts in Brawl

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2015

Pile-on over pacifism

Japanese Parliament Debate Over Pacifism Erupts in Brawl

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9/20/2015 at 3:30pm
A heated discussion in Japan’s upper house erupted into a brawl last week. Breaking with their pacifist past, for the first time since World War II Japan voted to allow its military to fight on foreign soil. Lead by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the measure was meant, “normalise Japan’s military posture, which…
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Post-debate Polls: Trump Still Leads, Carly Jumps to Second Place

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2015

Devastating results for Walker

Post-debate Polls: Trump Still Leads, Carly Jumps to Second Place

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9/20/2015 at 1:30pm
Following her outstanding performance in the CNN GOP debate, Carly Fiorina has overtaken Ben Carson for second place in the GOP field.  According to a CNN poll released today, both Trump and Ben Carson have lost some support, while Carly has surged from 3% early this month to 15%. Carly Fiorina shot…
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Marine Corps Pushes Back Against Decision to Ignore Study about Women in Combat

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2015

California representative calls for Secretary of the Navy’s resignation

Marine Corps Pushes Back Against Decision to Ignore Study about Women in Combat

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9/20/2015 at 11:44am
Last weekend, I wrote about Secretary of the Navy Mabus rejecting the Marine Corps study that showed that units with women underperform when compared to all-male units. This week, the Marine Corps is pushing back and opening up a debate about whether or not Mabus can veto Marine Corps decisions.  The Marine Times…
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Feminist Icon Criticizes “Rape Culture” Activism

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2015

Susan Brownmiller: “this is a very limited movement that doesn’t accept reality”

Feminist Icon Criticizes “Rape Culture” Activism

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9/20/2015 at 9:30am
Susan Brownmiller wrote the 1975 book Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape which set the stage for much of today’s feminism. She is not, however, a huge fan of everything espoused by today’s feminists, including slut walks and rape culture activism. Katie Van Syckle of New York Mag recently interviewed her….
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Obama just can’t help taking victory laps, this time around Pope Francis

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2015

Obama’s Guest List for Pope Francis dinner upsets Catholics.

Obama just can’t help taking victory laps, this time around Pope Francis

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9/20/2015 at 7:30am
Pope Francis stopped in Cuba on his way to a Tuesday arrival in Washington, DC.  While there, the Holy Father took a victory lap for the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Pope Francis landed in Cuba on Saturday, quickly calling on the communist nation to “open itself to the…
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Trump: No, it’s not my obligation to defend Obama

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2015

Pushing back against criticism for not confronting a questioner at a town hall.

Trump: No, it’s not my obligation to defend Obama

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9/19/2015 at 9:18pm
We noted the other day that Donald Trump caught enormous media and political flak because he did not challenge someone in the audience at a town hall who called Obama a Muslim and not American, Hillary *shocked* people still believe Obama-Muslim claim she started Trump finally has spoken about the issue, and…
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Hillary’s Accomplishments: A Snapshot of Nothing Much

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2015

Ask 20 Democrats for Hillary’s accomplishments and sit back for the funny

Hillary’s Accomplishments: A Snapshot of Nothing Much

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9/19/2015 at 7:30pm
During the CNN GOP debate, Carly Fiorina challenged Hillary supporters to name one of her accomplishments. This is an exceedingly fair question of the former First Lady, senator from New York, and Secretary of State who is now hoping to become the president, but it’s one that causes even her staunchest supporters…
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Crowd Heckles DNC Chair: “We Want Debates!”

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2015

Democrat debate fight heats up

Crowd Heckles DNC Chair: “We Want Debates!”

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9/19/2015 at 6:00pm
The inner-party tension over the Democratic primary debate schedule boiled over at a New Hampshire Democratic Party convention Saturday. According to the Washington Post, more than 4,000 delegates and guests were at the event. When Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped up to speak, convention goers began chanting, “we want…
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Cruz: We’ll Kill Terrorists, Repeal ObamaCare, Defend the Constitution

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2015

“The difference between me and the other candidates: I’m going to do what I tell you I’m going to do”

Cruz: We’ll Kill Terrorists, Repeal ObamaCare, Defend the Constitution

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9/19/2015 at 4:00pm
Although Ted Cruz didn’t get much time during the CNN grudge match debate, his campaign has announced that he pulled in over $1 million in the 48 hours following the debate. Thank you #CruzCrew! Over $1 million raised in the 48 hours following the #CNNDebate: https://t.co/dnSTea2QZM #CruzToVictory — Team Cruz (@TeamTedCruz) September 19,…
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The View is Losing Advertisers and They Deserve It

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2015

Making fun of nurses. Classy.

The View is Losing Advertisers and They Deserve It

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9/19/2015 at 2:00pm
After the recent Miss America contest, some of the ladies on The View mocked Miss Colorado, who is a nurse, for wearing scrubs and a stethoscope during the pageant. Social media erupted following their obnoxious comments and now the show is paying the price with the loss of advertisers. Mary Bowerman of USA…
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Buzz or Real: “100 Percent Certain” Joe Biden Is In?

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2015

Draft Biden official overheard on train, but could just be punking other passengers.

Buzz or Real: “100 Percent Certain” Joe Biden Is In?

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9/19/2015 at 12:00pm
National Review reports on a cell phone conversation overheard on an Amtrak train indicating that the 2016 election may be heading in an entirely new direction for the Democrats: When Josh Alcorn joined the Draft Biden super PAC, MSNBC headlined its story on the move “Draft Biden just got real.” Alcorn had…
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Lesbos Defiled

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2015

Rubber rafts piled 12 feet high.

Lesbos Defiled

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9/19/2015 at 10:30am
The Greek island of Lesbos has been a popular landing point for refugees fleeing the Middle East by boat. The numbers have been so great that rafts and other flotation devices are piling up on the shore. The UK Daily Mail reports: Piled 12ft high, the ever growing mass of rubber dinghies and…
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Progressive Policies Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2015

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

Progressive Policies Week at College Insurrection

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9/19/2015 at 8:30am
America’s top progressive recently lectured college kids for being too politically correct. Obama: Students Shouldn’t be “Coddled and Protected from Different Points of Views” Obama Criticizes Liberal Politically Correct Culture on College Campuses The students at Liberty University are respectful of opposing viewpoints. Bernie Sanders Says America Was Founded on Racist Principles at Liberty University Which…
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Ayotte Demands Answers from Cruz on Planned Parenthood Defund Push

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2015

“How do we get 60 votes?”

Ayotte Demands Answers from Cruz on Planned Parenthood Defund Push

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9/19/2015 at 7:00am
Senator Ted Cruz has repeatedly accused his colleagues in the Senate of not fighting hard enough to defund Planned Parenthood. The bill currently funding the government will expire on September 30, and Cruz has asked the other Republican members of the Senate to oppose any further funding bills that allocate money…
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Pelosi Takes on DWS Over Number of Dem Debates

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2015

Pile on, guys

Pelosi Takes on DWS Over Number of Dem Debates

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9/18/2015 at 7:50pm
Earlier this week, protesters rallied outside of the Democratic National Headquarters in Washington, DC to oppose the rules that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has imposed on Democratic primary candidates. What’s the controversy? Most of the opposition boils down to the limited number of debates candidates will have the opportunity to participate…
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Feds Regulate Away Airboat Jobs in Florida

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2015

Now they’re working *for* the government.

Feds Regulate Away Airboat Jobs in Florida

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9/18/2015 at 6:10pm
I don’t know about you, but when I think of Florida, I think of airboats. After next year, however, those of us familiar with the roar of the the gladesmen’s watercraft will probably think of regulations. Earlier this month, the AP reported that over a dozen years’ worth of negotiation, deliberation, and…
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The Media’s Cycle of Churning Through Candidates, Trump Edition

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2015

Prop up a candidate, get bored of candidate, complain candidate is in decline, repeat.

The Media’s Cycle of Churning Through Candidates, Trump Edition

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9/18/2015 at 4:25pm
For everything that might be wrong with large media outlets, there’s no escaping the control they wield over election cycles. They possess the power to crush White House dreams or make them a reality. Which is part of why headlines like this are hilarious: Yesterday, we discussed a report released by the…
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