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Bill Clinton Admits What Many of Us Already Knew

Posted by  ▪  May 9, 2015

There are two sets of rules

Bill Clinton Admits What Many of Us Already Knew

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5/9/2015 at 4:00pm
Bill Clinton spoke on behalf of the Clinton Foundation at an event in Morocco this week and made a rather revealing comment about the standards applied to people in politics compared to average Americans. Transcript via Real Clear Politics: MOROCCAN BILLIONAIRE MO IBRAHIM: I opened the newspaper and I was shocked to see…
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Bill de Blasio Set to Introduce Progressive “Contract With America”

Posted by  ▪  May 9, 2015

Positioning himself as “spokesman” of the progressive movement

Bill de Blasio Set to Introduce Progressive “Contract With America”

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5/9/2015 at 2:00pm
Last year marked the twenty-year anniversary of Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” that is often credited with helping usher in the 1994 Republican Revolution.  The Gingrich “Contract with America” was a simple, straightforward list of major reforms Republicans promised to introduce and bring up for a vote should they take control…
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Freddie Gray Case: Detailed Analysis of Motion to Recuse Prosecutor

Posted by  ▪  May 9, 2015

Motion for Recusal details Mosby’s many incontrovertible conflicts of interest

Freddie Gray Case: Detailed Analysis of Motion to Recuse Prosecutor

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5/9/2015 at 12:00pm
One week ago yesterday Maryland State Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby brought a plethora of charges–including second-degree depraved-heart murder, manslaughter, and assault–against six Baltimore police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray. Yesterday, one week to the day after the charges were brought, the defense lawyers collectively filed a motion to dismiss these…
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Who is defending Pam Geller’s liberty?

Posted by  ▪  May 9, 2015

Free Speech Makes Strange Bedfellows.

Who is defending Pam Geller’s liberty?

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5/9/2015 at 10:15am
The Pamela Geller incident, and the reaction to it amongst pundits and the press, has demonstrated some disturbing yet important truths. Mainly, it has highlighted how many people are willing to offer what Salman Rushdie called (in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders) the “Yes, but…” defense of free…
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Janitorial Studies Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  May 9, 2015

Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

Janitorial Studies Week at College Insurrection

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5/9/2015 at 8:30am
There’s no shame in being a janitor; it’s a hard job. If these students waste their college years on protests, they might find that out firsthand. Tufts Students Stage Hunger Strike Over Cuts to Janitorial Staff Tufts University Students on Hunger Strike Upset With University Response If that happens, privilege will be the least…
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FCC doubles down on Net Neutrality

Posted by  ▪  May 9, 2015

Rollout begins…unless a judge acts

FCC doubles down on Net Neutrality

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5/9/2015 at 7:00am
If activists want to stop the rollout of the new net neutrality rules, they’re going to have to use the courts to do it. Since the FCC first announced that it had approved a new set of regulations governing internet providers, those providers have been trying to find a way to…
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Freddie Gray case: Defense files motion to remove prosecutor

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2015

Recusal…or court order?

Freddie Gray case: Defense files motion to remove prosecutor

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5/8/2015 at 7:40pm
CNN reports that attorneys for the six Baltimore police officers charged by Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby in the death of Freddie Gray have filed a lengthy motion in Baltimore City District Court to have Mosby removed from the case–either by her recusal or by court order. The motion–which I have not yet seen,…
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Free the Bowdoin Boycotters! (from their own intellectual prison)

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2015

My column at National Review: “Brainwashed at Bowdoin”

Free the Bowdoin Boycotters! (from their own intellectual prison)

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5/8/2015 at 5:45pm
Readers are aware that Bowdoin College in Maine recently held a student body referendum for a full academic and cultural boycott of Israel. It failed miserably. I have a post at National Review looking back on the referendum, and how the SJP boycotters are doubling-down on their absolutist view of the conflict, Brainwashed…
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Illinois Sup Ct – State retirees can keep their annual compounded COLAs

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2015

2011 Pension Reform thrown out – Illinois taxpayers will pay the price, and soon.

Illinois Sup Ct – State retirees can keep their annual compounded COLAs

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5/8/2015 at 4:15pm
Hey, remember when I wrote in February 2011 how state employees accused Scott Walker of being Hitler because he wanted to scale back state employee unions? First They Came For The Right To Retire After 30 Years On Full Salary With COLAs. Welcome to Illinois, where in 2011 the legislature made a…
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Celebrating VE Day

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2015

Seventy years ago today

Celebrating VE Day

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5/8/2015 at 2:55pm
Today marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), when the Nazi’s surrendered to allied forces and Russia, ending World War II’s European front. The battle for the Pacific would not be won until later that year, on August 14. The world celebrated the end to the…
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The Cleveland Cavaliers apologized for this video

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2015

Do you think they were right?

The Cleveland Cavaliers apologized for this video

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5/8/2015 at 1:15pm
Not even basketball is immune from feelings these days. There’s an entire discussion to be had about the wussification of sports, but we’ll save that for another time. According to CNN, the following video was played during a time out at Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Bulls. A poorly produced spo…
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More gas attacks in Syria?

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2015

Where’s the accountability?

More gas attacks in Syria?

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5/8/2015 at 11:30am
Earlier this month we took a look back at the 2013 sarin gas attacks in Syria. No one has ever been held accountable for those attacks, and now new allegations have surfaced of chemical weapons use against civilians in Syria. At least one diplomat stationed in Syria is saying that the situation…
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Bye-Bye, George Galloway

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2015

And take fellow Israel haters David Ward and Natalie Bennett with you

Bye-Bye, George Galloway

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5/8/2015 at 10:05am
The British Conservative Party had a big win yesterday in the British elections: Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservatives won a resounding victory in the British general election, with nearly complete results on Friday showing that the party had secured an overall majority in Parliament…. The result defied pre-election opinion polls that…
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Maersk Pays “Ransom,” Iran Frees Ship

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2015

Iran shows that crimes pays

Maersk Pays “Ransom,” Iran Frees Ship

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5/8/2015 at 8:30am
Iran released the Maersk Tigris, the cargo ship it seized at sea last week. The New York Times reports: The Maersk Line, the Danish shipping giant, confirmed in a statement that the vessel and its 24-member crew, forced to anchor near Iran’s southern port of Bandar Abbas since its seizure on April 28,…
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Muslim Cleric Says Pamela Geller Deserves Death

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2015

Guess who blames the victim.

Muslim Cleric Says Pamela Geller Deserves Death

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5/8/2015 at 7:00am
By now, you’ve no doubt heard that Pamela Gellar hosted a free speech event in Texas which focused on cartoon images of Mohammed and that an Islamist terror plot to kill attendees was foiled. Many in media – and not just liberals -have gone out of their way to blame the victim,…
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AACONS Interviews Allen West and Winthrop H. Smith, Jr.

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2015

AACONS sits down with Allen West and Winthrop H. Smith, Jr. to discuss the news of the day

AACONS Interviews Allen West and Winthrop H. Smith, Jr.

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5/7/2015 at 9:15pm
Allen West is CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. Previously, he served as an US Representative representing Florida’s 22nd and 18th District. He is a 22 year veteran of the military where he earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as well as a Bronze Star and a Meritorious Service…
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Senate bill gives Congress oversight over Iran nuclear deal

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2015

On to the House for approval

Senate bill gives Congress oversight over Iran nuclear deal

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5/7/2015 at 7:45pm
Today the Senate passed a bill that would give Congress the authority to review the emerging nuclear deal with Iran. The bill—and the vote—was controversial, with many Republicans arguing against final passage; those who opposed sending the bill to the House argued that it was not strong enough, and would not…
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