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Constitutions on Campus Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2015

Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

Constitutions on Campus Week at College Insurrection

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6/20/2015 at 8:30am
What is it about the United States Constitution that so many colleges fear? Yet Another Student Stopped From Handing Out U.S. Constitutions on Campus Thank goodness for FIRE. FIRE Urges NY Legislators to Reject Governor’s Campus Sex Assault Bill California University of Pennsylvania Wins FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month Here’s a rape culture update. Kirsten Gillibrand…
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IN: Anti-Hillary Bumper Stickers

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2015

A changing of the bumper guard.

IN: Anti-Hillary Bumper Stickers

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6/20/2015 at 7:00am
Come gather round people wherever you roam, … for the times, they are a changin’. We are seeing a changing of the bumper guard. More and more readers are sending in anti-Hillary bumper stickers they see on the road. Like the Featured Image, from Carroll in Tucson, who writes: Not Ready for Hillary?
 

New Jersey man charged with planning to aid ISIS

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

Fourth terror-related arrest in NY area

New Jersey man charged with planning to aid ISIS

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6/19/2015 at 7:45pm
Today, federal prosecutors charged 21 year-old Samuel Rahamin Topaz with attempting to assist ISIS, and with conspiring with three other Americans to join the fight in the Middle East. He was arrested Wednesday after officials discovered evidence that led them to believe Topaz was providing material support to a terror organization. One…
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Charleston victim impact statements: Forgiveness and Pain

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

“This is one of the most powerful Christian witnesses I’ve ever seen.”

Charleston victim impact statements: Forgiveness and Pain

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6/19/2015 at 5:56pm
At today’s bond hearing for Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, South Carolina Judge James B. Gosnell did something extraordinary: he allowed the families of the 9 victims to personally address the suspect in open court. (Roof was present via video conference.) Watch this right now (h/t to commenter “jennifer”): More from the…
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Celebrating Juneteenth

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

To reflect on freedom

Celebrating Juneteenth

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6/19/2015 at 4:00pm
Through the course of conversation, I found many of my freedom-loving friends had never heard of Juneteenth. Being a native Texan living right up the road from Galveston, maybe I’ve taken for granted that the 19th of June has always been a day of significance and celebration. President Lincoln issued the…
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Say Their Names

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

Not just his.

Say Their Names

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6/19/2015 at 2:30pm
Top Row: Ethel Lee Lance Tywanza Sanders Cynthia Hurd Middle Row: Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor Reverend Clementa Pinckney Susie Jackson Bottom Row: Myra Thompson Rev. Daniel L. Simmons Sharonda Coleman-Singleton . (Names via Buzzfeed)
 

Lamest progressive “oppo” get ever?

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

Jeb Bush stars in American Bridge’s latest “gotcha”

Lamest progressive “oppo” get ever?

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6/19/2015 at 1:15pm
The progressive opposition research machine/PAC thing, American Bridge, is wetting their britches over what might be the absolutely lamest “gotcha” video I’ve ever seen. American Bridge describes itself as a, “progressive research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican…
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What does Newt Gingrich think about the Apple Watch?

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

“Excuse me, I have to feed my tamagotchi.”

What does Newt Gingrich think about the Apple Watch?

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6/19/2015 at 11:30am
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich moonlights as a tech reporter for Mashable. Friday, Mashable published Gingrich’s first tech review — the Apple Watch. Here it is: my first tech review for @mashable. #AppleWatch http://t.co/dt1LODZ62e pic.twitter.com/eBNoGZDKs8— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) June 19, 2015 Gingrich has been field testing the Apple Watch this month…
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Boycott the boycotters – NY State Assembly condemns BDS

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

as prelude to anti-BDS legislation

Boycott the boycotters – NY State Assembly condemns BDS

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6/19/2015 at 10:04am
There is a growing “boycott the boycotters” movement afoot in the United States, targeting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. On the federal level, the 1970s-era anti-boycott legislation addressing the Arab League boycott of Israel is being supplemented by legislation to address the new BDS-form of boycott.  Provisions in pending…
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Analysis: Government’s laughable arguments in 9th Circuit 2nd Amendment case

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

LOL: Government attorneys cite Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety” to support gun laws

Analysis: Government’s laughable arguments in 9th Circuit 2nd Amendment case

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6/19/2015 at 8:30am
This past Tuesday, the 9th Circuit held oral arguments en banc on two consolidated Second Amendment cases, Peruta v. County of San Diego and Richards v. County of Yolo. For a bit of background on this matter, please refer to yesterday’s post, “Full 9th Circuit hears ‘Good Cause’ 2A Ruling,” in which we…
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House Passes “Fast Track” Trade

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

Senate will consider TPA next week

House Passes “Fast Track” Trade

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6/19/2015 at 7:00am
Yesterday the House voted 218-208 to approve the “fast-track” Trade Promotion Authority bill. 28 Democrats sided with pro-trade Republicans, sending the measure on to the Senate. The House took a previous vote on TPA last week, and passed the measure; however, the bill was paired with the TAA, the Trade Adjustment…
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Attempted Murder Charge for Man Who Shot at George Zimmerman

Posted by  ▪  June 18, 2015

Could face the 10-20-Life rule

Attempted Murder Charge for Man Who Shot at George Zimmerman

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6/18/2015 at 8:41pm
Matthew Apperson, the man who tried to shoot George Zimmerman through the head last month, has been charged today with attempted murder (FS § 782.04), shooting into an occupied vehicle (FS § 790.19), and aggravated assault with a firearm (FS § 784.021), according to CNN. These charges also make Apperson vulnerable to…
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Encryption wouldn’t have stopped OPM breach, say officials

Posted by  ▪  June 18, 2015

The “most devastating cyberattack in our nation’s history”

Encryption wouldn’t have stopped OPM breach, say officials

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6/18/2015 at 7:05pm
The OPM mega-breach has created a nice bipartisan coalition in Congress—against the bureaucrats who allegedly did nothing to stop it. This week, members of Congress called for the resignation of OPM chief Katherine Archuleta after testimony revealed that security protecting OPM’s databases is so inadequate that some believe the systems…
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Can Brian Williams save MSNBC?

Posted by  ▪  June 18, 2015

Can Williams stop MSNBC’s death spiral, and vice versa?

Can Brian Williams save MSNBC?

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6/18/2015 at 5:31pm
Brian Williams flamed out at NBC Nightly News when it was revealed he exaggerated or invented parts of his life story. Williams was put on leave, and now will be on MSNBC: In its investigation of embattled “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams, NBC found that the majority of his tall tales…
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New communications about Libya suggest info was withheld from House Select Committee

Posted by  ▪  June 18, 2015

What did Sid Blumenthal know, and when did he know it?

New communications about Libya suggest info was withheld from House Select Committee

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6/18/2015 at 4:05pm
Sid Blumenthal’s testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi created even more questions about former Secretary Clinton’s private email usage. Blumenthal provided the committee with 60 new emails; emails the committee says the State Department did not provide. The State Department kicked the can back to Mrs. Clinton saying they…
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Hamilton getting booted off the $10 bill and replaced with a woman

Posted by  ▪  June 18, 2015

Leave Alexander Hamilton alone!

Hamilton getting booted off the $10 bill and replaced with a woman

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6/18/2015 at 2:20pm
Up until Wednesday night, I figured the push to have a woman’s mug gracing American currency was nothing more than internet fun. Apparently, this is a thing that’s actually happening. Late Wednesday evening, Benny Johnson and Justin Green of IJ Review reported the new $10 could be available as soon as…
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Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical, “Laudato Si”

Posted by  ▪  June 18, 2015

The papal teaching will not change the climate of global warming politics.

Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical, “Laudato Si”

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6/18/2015 at 12:35pm
A leaked version of the climate change encyclical written by Pope Francis ignited a storm of controversy earlier this week. The unexpected leak of Pope Francis’ much-anticipated environmental encyclical has meant the return of something that not long ago was fairly common around the Vatican but had become often dormant during the…
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