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Judge Walker’s interest

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Judge Walker’s interest

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3/22/2013 at 2:19pm
In August 2010, when Judge Vaughn Walker ruled in favor of those seeking to overturn Prop. 8 (thereby effectively legalizing gay marriage in California), I noted that Judge Walker seemed almost to be taking a role as advocate (emphasis added): Throughout the opinion, the Judge goes into great detail regarding trial testimony and…
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Of the many reasons Dr. Ben Carson should run for Senate in Michigan

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Of the many reasons Dr. Ben Carson should run for Senate in Michigan

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3/22/2013 at 12:37pm
His wisdom and qualifications are at the top of the list. The fact that his nomination will reveal the vile underbelly of the Democratic Party race-card machine is an added bonus. From Nolan Finley in The Detroit News, Detroit native Carson could break barriers in Senate race (emphasis added): Dr. Ben Carson is a Black History month staple….
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David Frum gets it right on amnesty

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

David Frum gets it right on amnesty

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3/22/2013 at 11:03am
I’ve been a pretty harsh critic of David Frum, but when he gets something right, I’m willing to acknowledge it. And he’s right about the pro-amnesty wave taking over the Republican Party, which mistakenly thinks rewarding lawlessness is a good thing. Frum writes, Immigration Amnesty: The Path to Poverty: The United States is already evolving…
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Mideast Media Sampler 03/22/2013 – Does PA stand for Passive Aggressive?

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 03/22/2013 – Does PA stand for Passive Aggressive?

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3/22/2013 at 10:00am
1) The President talks to the Israeli people Barry Rubin summarizes President Obama’s message to the young people of Israel whom he addressed at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem yesterday. First: Obama’s big theme is that — and I’m not being satirical here — peace is good. He tried to make the…
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Does the NRSC get it, or just trying to neutralize the internal opposition?

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Does the NRSC get it, or just trying to neutralize the internal opposition?

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3/22/2013 at 8:57am
Maybe it’s because a group of Tea Party / conservative bloggers helped launch Marco Rubio’s primary fight against Charlie Crist, in a story rarely told anywhere except here, Give Some Credit To “Not One Red Cent”.  That group of scrappy misfits (I’m going to catch hell for that characterization) rose up…
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Lines in Sand 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – Crossing the Lines

Posted by  ▪  March 22, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Crossing the Lines

Lines in Sand 590 LI
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3/22/2013 at 7:00am
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 Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Thumbs Up? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

Thumbs Up? (Reader Poll)

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3/21/2013 at 8:56pm
The thumbs up/down feature is not working as to comments (it still works as to posts. As mentioned before, it’s some sort of technical glitch arising out of the “restore” that took place last week. Apparently people have noticed because there have been many comments about it as well as emails.  In fact, people…
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Red lines and lies

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

Red lines and lies

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3/21/2013 at 5:30pm
President Obama is in the Mideast, geographically not all that far from where Bashar Assad may be using chemical weapons against his own people. Verification of that would be a “red line” for the administration to get involved militarily—something the president wants to avoid after the debacle in Libya.  (Apparently it’s tough…
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Fantasy in the reality-based community over the $22 per hour minimum wage

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

Fantasy in the reality-based community over the $22 per hour minimum wage

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3/21/2013 at 4:00pm
Fantasy, via an author in the final issue of The Boston Phoenix: Elizabeth Warren was the only senator on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, aside from the chair and ranking minority, to show up at last Thursday’s hearing on indexing the minimum wage to inflation. This was unfortunate for the two…
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In the bgnng

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

In the bgnng

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3/21/2013 at 2:30pm
There was a First Tweet. And it was good. just setting up my twttr— Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006 He was interviewed for 60 Minutes recently, which you can view here. This video is more concise: If you are not on Twitter, you need to be. But I repeat myself. And you must,…
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Duke Energy’s very quiet $10 million gift to Democrats

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

Duke Energy’s very quiet $10 million gift to Democrats

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3/21/2013 at 12:59pm
This story ran on March 1, but it’s worth highlighting. Duke Energy just forgave $10 in debt owed it by the Democratic National Committee related to the 2012 national convention in Charlotte. Via The Charlotte Observer, Duke Energy won’t be repaid $10 million from DNC Duke Energy won’t be repaid the $10 million line…
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Democrat-cy — Rhode Island city’s economic life timed to food stamp cycle

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

Democrat-cy — Rhode Island city’s economic life timed to food stamp cycle

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3/21/2013 at 11:15am
Rhode Island has the highest unemployment rate in the country, it’s crushed by unsustainable public sector salaries and pensions which are protected by union control of the legislature and politicians at every level, it is one of only two states losing population and may lose one of its two congressional seats in…
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Mideast Media Sampler 03/21/2013 – Obama in Israel, can you feel the spin tonight?

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 03/21/2013 – Obama in Israel, can you feel the spin tonight?

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3/21/2013 at 9:51am
1) Barack and Bibi The Algemeiner has transcripts of President Obama’s and PM Netanayahu’s remarks at their joint press conference yesterday. Writing in Tablet, Lee Smith covers the three issues that President Obama and PM Netanyau would be discussing: the Palestinians, Syria and Iran. (via memeorandum) However, Smith concludes: As he has for the…
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Robin Kelly #IL02 — Candidate of Chicago Machine and Big Out-of-State Money

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

Robin Kelly #IL02 — Candidate of Chicago Machine and Big Out-of-State Money

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3/21/2013 at 8:32am
As the special election heats up in Illinois’ 2nd district, issues such as gun control have elevated the race to one of national significance. Since her primary win, Democratic candidate Robin Kelly’s been MIA, no doubt assuming she’s got this race in the bag.  Paul McKinley, by contrast, is running a grassroots campaign,…
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Kaliforniya reflux disease

Posted by  ▪  March 21, 2013

Kaliforniya reflux disease

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3/21/2013 at 7:00am
A follow up to Kaliforniya. From R: I took this photo in the San Joaquin Valley: As can be seen, it is a farmers’ sign attacking politicians who created a legislated agricultural crisis. Further up I-5 I saw a vast dead orchard that I couldn’t get a shot of. Maybe next time.
 

NY to ease 7-round magazine limit

Posted by  ▪  March 20, 2013

NY to ease 7-round magazine limit

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3/20/2013 at 11:47pm
The NY Gun law effectively banned the purchase of new pistols because pistols are not generally made to hold 7-round magazines, and even if some manufacturers would produce such magazines for the NY market, it still presented a constitutional problem:  Under the Heller and McDonald cases, the state cannot effectively ban…
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Obamacare harms colleges, jobs and wages

Guest Post by Hans Bader  ▪  March 20, 2013

Obamacare harms colleges, jobs and wages

Guest Post by Hans Bader
3/20/2013 at 7:00pm
The University of Virginia expects to incur a $7 million bill from Obamacare’s employer penalties, said Susan Carkeek, the University’s vice president and chief human resources officer. “We’re expecting fairly significant cost implications from the Affordable Care Act that pass on new penalties and charges, fees to employers – probably in…
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