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Another car bomb in Hezbollah stronghold

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

The Syrian civil war comes to Lebanon

Another car bomb in Hezbollah stronghold

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1/2/2014 at 10:38am
Lebanon quickly is turning into a war of car bombs. We reported in July and August on a car bombs that killed dozens of civilians in the Hezbollah stronghold in the Dahiyeh suburbs. The attacks appeared to be retaliation for Then last week a car bomb killed a high level Lebanese politician who…
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Hard Choices for Israel; Soft Treatment for the PA

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

Mideast Media Sampler 01/02/2014 – The Perils of Peacemaking

Hard Choices for Israel; Soft Treatment for the PA

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1/2/2014 at 9:17am
John Kerry is returning to the Middle East to present his peace plan. Two recent articles show the way the peace process is misrepresented in the media. The AP reports Israel, Palestinians Face Hard Choices. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would likely have to recognize Israel’s pre-1967 war frontier as the starting point for…
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When he’s lost Little Haiti

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

When he’s lost Little Haiti

Little Haiti Obama Poster Empty Promises - Hole in Wall
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1/2/2014 at 7:30am
From a reader in Miami: Seen in Little Haiti in Miami. Says empty promises. On a significant intersection, looks like something hit it, used to be a full mural.
 
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10 quotes to kick off your New Year

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2014

10 quotes to kick off your New Year

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1/1/2014 at 6:36pm
I’ve never been much of one for making New Year’s resolutions.  But the turn of the calendar does usually prompt me to reflect on the past year, and on what the year ahead may have to offer. The new year for many is in some sense a time to regroup -…
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Catholic U 100th university rejecting Israel boycott, in blistering statement

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2014

“I hope the ASA’s call for a boycott produces just the opposite of its intended result – a proliferation of U.S. linkages with Israeli universities”

Catholic U 100th university rejecting Israel boycott, in blistering statement

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1/1/2014 at 4:14pm
Catholic University President John Garvey issued a statement (h/t Avi Mayer) on December 31, 2013, rejecting the boycott of Israel passed by the American Studies Association. That makes Catholic U. the 100th university to issue a rejection. And oh, what a rejection it was (emphasis added): STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT JOHN GARVEY ON THE AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION…
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Obama deserved Person of the Year 2013, for all the wrong reasons

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2014

In 2013, Obama may have accomplished his irreversible transformation, at home and abroad.

Obama deserved Person of the Year 2013, for all the wrong reasons

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1/1/2014 at 1:50pm
It was easy to laugh off President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize before he had completed his first year in office. The Nobel Committee commended him for diplomacy that was, “… founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and…
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Mitt Romney family Christmas photo 2013

Racial politics is the only laughline MSNBC has left

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2014

MSNBC mocking of Romney family a clarifying moment.

Racial politics is the only laughline MSNBC has left

Mitt Romney family Christmas photo 2013
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1/1/2014 at 11:00am
Melissa Harris-Perry is apologizing profusely for the panel discussion over which she presided, dedicated to mocking the image above. https://twitter.com/MHarrisPerry/status/418008066651455488 https://twitter.com/MHarrisPerry/status/418010599662960640 I have no idea what is in Harris-Perry’s heart, but she has a long history of making racial issues out of non-racial events: No, Melissa Harris-Perry, “Obamacare” was not conceived by rich white men Ideologies…
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New Lawsuit over San Diego Sea Lion Poop

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2014

New Lawsuit over San Diego Sea Lion Poop

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1/1/2014 at 8:30am
As a Tea Party activist, one of my earliest assignments was trying to determine where we might be helpful in an ongoing battle between seal-loving eco-activist extremists versus the citizens who wanted to enjoy the La Jolla cove area and the businesses dependent on them doing so. In 2009, I wrote: Over the…
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Happy New Year

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

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12/31/2013 at 8:00pm
Barring BIG BREAKING NEWS, this will be our last post of 2013. Sit back and enjoy A.F. Branco’s collection of Legal Insurrection 2013 cartoons.
 
Horse Drawn Carriage Ban Barefoot in Park

New NYC Mayor as bad as Bloomberg? Neigh

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2013

Possibly worse.

New NYC Mayor as bad as Bloomberg? Neigh

Horse Drawn Carriage Ban Barefoot in Park
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12/31/2013 at 6:20pm
Fun times start at midnight in New York City, and I’m not talking just about the dropping of ball. Socialist at heart Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s first act will be to ban the horse drawn carriages that are one of the symbols of the tourist experience at Central Park.
 
Governor Andrew Cuomo signs New York's SAFE Act gun-control legislation

Federal Court Voids 7-Round Mag Limit of NY’s SAFE Act, Allows Rest

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2013

Federal Court Voids 7-Round Mag Limit of NY’s SAFE Act, Allows Rest

Governor Andrew Cuomo signs New York's SAFE Act gun-control legislation
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12/31/2013 at 4:59pm
Federal District Court Judge William M. Skretny has found that most provisions of NY’s SAFE Act–passed only one month after the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting–do not infringe the Second Amendment. He did, however, find that the provision that limits magazine capacity to only seven rounds was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. This…
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Aleister’s Top 10 College Insurrection Posts of 2013

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2013

Aleister’s Top 10 College Insurrection Posts of 2013

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12/31/2013 at 2:10pm
Like my esteemed colleague Leslie Eastman, I wanted to take an opportunity to highlight some favorite posts from the last year. 1. 15 Conservatives You Wish Had Spoken At Your College Graduation I wrote this around graduation season last spring when I noticed the lack of conservative speakers at graduation ceremonies. Along those…
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Facebook still dominates as social networking platform

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2013

BTW – have you “liked” Legal Insurrection on Facebook yet?

Facebook still dominates as social networking platform

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12/31/2013 at 11:34am
A new survey from Pew Research Center’s Internet Project shows that people are expanding their use of social media to more than just one platform, but Facebook still leads the way. Some 73% of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind.1 Facebook is the dominant social network…
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NY Times Doubles Down on Benghazi Story

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2013

If the New York Times thinks that its Benghazi story stands on its own, why does it roll out two opinion articles to support it?

NY Times Doubles Down on Benghazi Story

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12/31/2013 at 10:00am
Professor Jacobson has already offered a critique of the investigative story by  the New York Times regarding the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Other critiques have rolled in as well: Fifteen months after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three o…
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Eurozone Crisis Cyprus

Looking at 2013 economic news for clues to 2014

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2013

Looking at 2013 economic news for clues to 2014

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12/31/2013 at 8:15am
As I was reviewing the economic news of 2013, I felt a few updates might be in order as we conclude the wild ride that this year has been. One of the most fascinating stories of the year, from my capitalism-loving point-of-view, centered on Cyprus.  In March, wealthy depositors with banks on…
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If you lead, we will follow

Posted by  ▪  December 31, 2013

If you lead, we will follow

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12/31/2013 at 7:00am
Taken by my son in Pikesville, MD
 
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Map

Community within our Nation, chaos in theirs

Posted by  ▪  December 30, 2013

Community within our Nation, chaos in theirs

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12/30/2013 at 9:42pm
I’m not doing a blog selfie this year. No Top 10 lists for me. No reflections on what was and what might have been. No deep thoughts. Too busy doing what I think it is we do best: Creating community within our Nation, chaos in theirs Thanks for your support this past year and for reading. (and be sure to…
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