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Civil rights activists: Django Unchained actress should apologize for playing race card

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2014

Saturday Night Card Game: She says no way.

Civil rights activists: Django Unchained actress should apologize for playing race card

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9/20/2014 at 8:30pm
It started out sounding like a classic racial profiling case. A white man is in a car kissing a black woman. The cops pull up, suspecting it’s a case of prostitution. It wasn’t. Just a husband and wife having a little fun, until the worst stereotypes of black women infected police minds. The…
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Latest ISIS victim: Gory Halloween props banned

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2014

Some theme parks let the terrorists win

Latest ISIS victim: Gory Halloween props banned

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9/20/2014 at 6:59pm
Post-September 11, George W. Bush encouraged Americans to return to normalcy. Go shopping, go to restaurants, don’t be afraid. When the dust settled and it became clear that our enemy was al Qaeda, the joke became, “don’t let the terrorists win!” Not in the mood to grab a beer? “Don’t let…
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Democrats: Obama Who? Name sounds only vaguely familiar

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2014

Those who could not stop talking about Obama, now can’t stop not talking about Obama.

Democrats: Obama Who? Name sounds only vaguely familiar

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9/20/2014 at 4:30pm
With the midterms approaching and Obama’s approval rating in the gutter, vulnerable Democrats are avoiding any discussion of one particular subject. Obama. Colby Itkowitz of the Washington Post has the story: These days, Democrats aren’t talking much about Obama in congressional speeches When President Obama took office in 2009, congressional Democrats were euphoric. With…
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Did Wendy Davis really have a debate “meltdown”?

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2014

Let’s try to be fair and balanced here.

Did Wendy Davis really have a debate “meltdown”?

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9/20/2014 at 2:45pm
Some parts of the internet consider this to be a “meltdown”: Is meltdown a fair characterization? Is Wendy Davis the first politician to melt down embarrass herself so badly in a highly watched debate? Can Wendy Davis recover from this meltdown performance considering her prior meltdowns inconsistent life stories damaged her credibility? Will her debate meltdown…
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Krauthammer: Obama micromanagement of military strikes is “scary stuff”

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2014

Not seeing the macro-level policy disasters.

Krauthammer: Obama micromanagement of military strikes is “scary stuff”

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9/20/2014 at 1:00pm
It looks like that recent report from Real Clear Defense was prophetic. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Obama will require the military to get his personal approval for US air strikes in Syria. Here’s an excerpt via Hot Air: The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed…
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Handcuffed GA Man Killed by Police Had Extensive Criminal Record

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2014

Smith’s Facebook page describes his “work” as “Robbery extortion and all types of f*ckry”

Handcuffed GA Man Killed by Police Had Extensive Criminal Record

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9/20/2014 at 11:15am
Two days after the shooting of 29-year-old black man Charles Smith, a wanted felon, by Savannah GA police officer David Jannot, new information is finally being revealed about both men, as reported by WSAV News, an NBC television affiliate in Savannah, GA. Particularly interesting finds by WSAV include Smith’s arrest record and his…
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Free Speech and Yale Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2014

The need for reform in higher education has never been more obvious.

Free Speech and Yale Week at College Insurrection

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9/20/2014 at 8:30am
In case you haven’t heard, there was a little free speech situation at Yale this week. After Yale President Pleas for Free Expression, Students Attempt to Silence Critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali Gets Standing Ovation at Yale Ayaan Hirsi Ali Responds to Muslim Critics at Yale Meanwhile, over at George Mason University… Video: College Students…
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Why Libertarians Should Vote Republican in November

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2014

“For the next six weeks, nothing matters more to the country than Republicans taking a majority in the Senate.”

Why Libertarians Should Vote Republican in November

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9/20/2014 at 7:00am
Now that things are looking good for Republicans in November, victory is within reach. There are few people who are more capable of getting a rise out of folks on the left and right than Ann Coulter but with the stakes so high, she makes an excellent point in her newest column: Your…
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Are Rand Paul’s inconsistencies fatal to a presidential bid?

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

No one can be perfectly consistent, but ….

Are Rand Paul’s inconsistencies fatal to a presidential bid?

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9/19/2014 at 7:30pm
Earlier this week the Democrats released a video contrasting Rand Paul statements against Rand Paul’s previous statements on a handful of issues. The video is a hatchet job and of course some things are taken out of context, but it highlights a major issue that’s been bugging me about Rand Paul. Take a…
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Rasmussen: Pat Roberts 5 pts down in one-on-one race against “Independent” (#KSSEN)

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Someone needs to shake Pat Roberts out of his stupor if he’s going to win, now that it appears there will be no Democrat on the ballot.

Rasmussen: Pat Roberts 5 pts down in one-on-one race against “Independent” (#KSSEN)

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9/19/2014 at 6:00pm
The last time we visited the Kansas Senate race, we noted that Republican Pat Roberts was at risk, but that he may have caught a lucky break when the Democratic candidate was not permitted to take his name off the ballot in order to unite around the independent candidate. Having the Democrat’s…
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Law School course: “historical trajectory of Trayvon Martin case”

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Taught by attorney for the Martin family.

Law School course: “historical trajectory of Trayvon Martin case”

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9/19/2014 at 4:30pm
A JD student at the University of Miami School of Law–and a long-time fan of “The Law of Self Defense”–contacted me recently to share a notice he’d received from the school. It seems for the Fall 2014 semester they will be offering a “short course” (good for one credit) with a…
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Appearance of Impropriety: U.S. Middle East Diplomat and Qatar’s Money

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Who will ever trust Martin Indyk again?

Appearance of Impropriety: U.S. Middle East Diplomat and Qatar’s Money

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9/19/2014 at 3:10pm
The New York Times earlier this month published an expose of how foreign money influenced think tanks. One of the subjects of the article was the Brookings Institution, its vice president Indyk and $14.8 million grant that the government of Qatar had given Brookings. A former scholar at Brookings cautioned that because…
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Johns Hopkins study: Huge gulf between D.C. political class and the rest of America

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

They couldn’t be more different.

Johns Hopkins study: Huge gulf between D.C. political class and the rest of America

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9/19/2014 at 1:24pm
A new study from Johns Hopkins University suggests exactly what many conservative activists have been complaining about for years: Washington is out of touch with the rest of America. From Johns Hopkins: Surveying 850 people who either work in government or directly with it, researchers found that the inside-the-Beltway crowd has very little…
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Martha Robertson gives Cornell speech in media lockdown mode (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Audio and video recording barred, windows covered with posters so no one could look in.

Martha Robertson gives Cornell speech in media lockdown mode (#NY23)

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9/19/2014 at 11:45am
The Democratic challenger for New York’s 23rd district, Martha Robertson, spoke briefly about her election campaign against incumbent Republican Tom Reed at a Cornell Democrats event Wednesday evening. Speaking for 30 minutes to a crowd of about 40 students, Robertson, Cornell Class of 1975, mainly stuck to her autobiography and her major talking points. We have full coverage at…
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Overnight: France launches first airstrikes against ISIS

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

“The objective was hit and completely destroyed.”

Overnight: France launches first airstrikes against ISIS

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9/19/2014 at 10:30am
The BBC reports: A statement said planes had attacked an IS logistics depot in north-east Iraq. France was already carrying out reconnaissance flights over Iraq and providing weapons to Kurdish fighters. President Hollande said on Thursday that French air strikes would only target the jihadist group’s positions in Iraq, and not neighbouring Syria. He also…
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter accused of harassing “John Doe” whistleblower

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

“persistent door-bell ringing and heavy knocks awakened and frightened the source’s sleeping 12-year-old daughter,” according to outed whistleblower.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter accused of harassing “John Doe” whistleblower

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9/19/2014 at 9:00am
In our post on September 9, we asked Was Prosecutor’s union-operative wife behind “John Doe” investigation of Scott Walker?. That post was based on a report by the well-regarded legal reporter Stuart Taylor about anti-Scott Walker political bias in the office of Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm, who has led the “John…
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GA Police Officer Shoots and Kills Handcuffed Black Suspect

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Next big self-defense case: Police claim Charles Smith threatened them with previously undetected handgun

GA Police Officer Shoots and Kills Handcuffed Black Suspect

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9/19/2014 at 7:54am
Here we go again.  Maybe. Late yesterday morning David Jannot, an officer with the Savannah-Chatham (Georgia) Metropolitan Police Department, shot and killed Charles Smith, a suspect that had already been handcuffed behind his back and placed inside a police cruiser, reports CNN and other news agencies. Smith was a 29-year-old black man. Bizarrely,…
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