All Posts (Page 548)
Dumbing Down the Courts cover clip

Book Review: “Dumbing Down the Courts,” By Dr. John Lott, Jr.

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2013

Book Review: “Dumbing Down the Courts,” By Dr. John Lott, Jr.

Dumbing Down the Courts cover clip
Posted by
12/6/2013 at 4:15pm
“Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench” (2013) is the most recent of Dr. John Lott Jr.’s excellent books applying economics to better understand the societal dynamics around controversial issues. Gun owners will be most familiar with his past work on the defensive uses of…
Read More...
 
Obama Supporters 2008 - That That Was Then

More sad trombones for Obamacare from Millennials

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2013

More sad trombones for Obamacare from Millennials

Obama Supporters 2008 - That That Was Then
Posted by
12/6/2013 at 2:25pm
Obama is losing the youth at many levels, as we have reported this week: Obama approval cliff dives among poor Hispanics and Non-Whites Harvard Survey: Obama and Obamacare push Millennials support off cliff Now comes another survey from National Journal, Young Americans Expect Obamacare to Be Repealed: The young Americans the Obama administration so…
Read More...
 
Elizabeth Warren Video - Lashes out at reporters over Native American Controversy

Elizabeth Warren launches war on critical think tanks

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2013

Elizabeth Warren launches war on critical think tanks

Elizabeth Warren Video - Lashes out at reporters over Native American Controversy
Posted by
12/6/2013 at 11:33am
As you read the rest of this post, please keep in mind that Elizabeth Warren never has authorized release of her hiring files at Harvard Law School or other employers to see whether her phony Native American and Cherokee status was known at the time of hiring. Now onto the story. Mother Jones,…
Read More...
 
LI_FeaturedImage_11142013_JohnKerry

John Kerry: Getting to “No” with the Palestinians

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 12/06/2013 – Kerry Tries to Sell Security Plan

John Kerry: Getting to “No” with the Palestinians

LI_FeaturedImage_11142013_JohnKerry
Posted by
12/6/2013 at 9:42am
A few months ago, Secretary of State John Kerry allowed as to how he was worried about Israel’s future if it did not reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. Israel’s Prime Minister has played along sending his emissaries to negotiate with Palestinian partners who don’t want to make a deal. So…
Read More...
 
Cry Uncle Trailer

Crying Uncle

Posted by  ▪  December 6, 2013

Crying Uncle

Cry Uncle Trailer
Posted by
12/6/2013 at 7:00am
I admit to not having followed the Obama illegal alien uncle saga very carefully. He previously said he knew nothing about his then illegal alien uncle. Now he says he knows something after the uncle gave up the goods at a recent immigration hearing. The Boston Globe reports (video at bottom of post): President Obama acknowledged…
Read More...
 
Obamacare Price Tag Video screen shot

So 2008: Ain’t about the Cha-Ching Cha-Ching and Ba-Bling Ba-Bling

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2013

So 2008: Ain’t about the Cha-Ching Cha-Ching and Ba-Bling Ba-Bling

Obamacare Price Tag Video screen shot
Posted by
12/5/2013 at 10:34pm
The supporters of Obamacare are oblivious to their own self-parody. This isn’t 2008, kids. It is about the Cha-Ching Cha-Ching and Ba-Bling Ba-Bling. Yes, These Really Are the Winners of the Obamacare Video Contest Back in August, a group called “Young Invincibles” teamed up with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to host…
Read More...
 
ukraine-protest2

Authorities warn of further crackdown on protesters in Ukraine

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2013

Authorities warn of further crackdown on protesters in Ukraine

ukraine-protest2
Posted by
12/5/2013 at 7:47pm
Authorities in Ukraine issued further warnings to protesters Thursday, coupled with sharp criticism from the prime minister, amidst continuing protests there that initially triggered a brutal crackdown and sparked broader anti-government sentiment. From Reuters: Ukrainian police on Thursday warned pro-Europe protesters they faced a “harsh” crackdown if they did not end their occupation…
Read More...
 
Obama's Millennials

Branco Cartoon – Young and the Restless

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Young and the Restless

Obama's Millennials
Posted by
12/5/2013 at 4:12pm
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 is Cartoonist A.F.Branco 
 
Red Bull Cliff Diving

Obama approval cliff dives among poor Hispanics and Non-Whites

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2013

Support holds steady among Conservative Republicans.

Obama approval cliff dives among poor Hispanics and Non-Whites

Red Bull Cliff Diving
Posted by
12/5/2013 at 3:15pm
Yesterday we noted the precipitous drop in support for Obama among one of his stool legs, Harvard Survey: Obama and Obamacare push Millennials support off cliff It gets worse. There is a certain poetic justice in the latest Gallup poll of presidential support.  Obama’s support has dropped the most among poor Hispanics and…
Read More...
 
LI_FeaturedImage_12052013_YouTube_Iran_Security_Council

A Pinocchio should go to the participants in the Iran nuke deal

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2013

Point of Geneva Deal was to Undermine the Security Council

A Pinocchio should go to the participants in the Iran nuke deal

LI_FeaturedImage_12052013_YouTube_Iran_Security_Council
Posted by
12/5/2013 at 1:44pm
The Washington Post’s fact checker, Glenn Kessler asks, “Did the United Nations demand Iran suspend uranium enrichment as part of a final deal?” At issue are statements made by Senators Robert Menendez and Bob Corker about Iran’s right to enrich on the Sunday morning talks shows. Kessler, for example, took exception to Corker’s…
Read More...
 
san-diego-bomb-hoax

San Diego DA won’t file charges in Thanksgiving Day bomb hoax that shut down freeway

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2013

San Diego DA won’t file charges in Thanksgiving Day bomb hoax that shut down freeway

san-diego-bomb-hoax
Posted by
12/5/2013 at 12:00pm
It looks like the District Attorney’s office will not be filing any charges against the man who decided to play a Thanksgiving Day “joke” on his sister by telling her there was a bomb in her car, prompting the shutdown of a busy San Diego highway and stranding holiday drivers for…
Read More...
 
medicaid2

Expansion of Medicaid and the inevitable downgrading of doctors

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2013

Expansion of Medicaid and the inevitable downgrading of doctors

medicaid2
Posted by
12/5/2013 at 10:39am
Perhaps the most important Obamacare lie among many will turn out to be the one that says that the Obamacare Medicaid expansion will lead to quality health care for the people newly covered by it. Anyone who was even remotely familiar with the way Medicaid already worked was quite aware of this…
Read More...
 
Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS

Maybe it’s time to reconsider the tax-exempt status of academic boycotters

Posted by  ▪  December 5, 2013

The American Studies Association can boycott Israel all it wants, but it should do so on its own dime

Maybe it’s time to reconsider the tax-exempt status of academic boycotters

Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS
Posted by
12/5/2013 at 9:24am
I don’t use the word “evil” very often here, but it certainly would be justified as to the Boycott Divestment Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel and BDS supporters in academia. See the BDS Tag for my prior writings on the BDS movement for background. Now that the National Council of the American Studies…
Read More...
 
American Studies Association

American Studies Association leadership recommends academic boycott of Israel

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2013

Will they now boycott universities in Islamic countries that discriminate against Jews and Christians, women, and gays?

American Studies Association leadership recommends academic boycott of Israel

American Studies Association
Posted by
12/4/2013 at 9:50pm
While you were sleeping the past generation, anti-Israel radicals took over much of academia. They now run groups like the Association for Asian American Studies, which was the first academic group in the U.S. to approve a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Now the American Studies Association National Council, the leadership of…
Read More...
 
ukraine-protest

Protests continue in Ukraine despite crackdown

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2013

Protests continue in Ukraine despite crackdown

ukraine-protest
Posted by
12/4/2013 at 7:33pm
Protests in Ukraine continued on Wednesday as protesters persisted in their efforts to block access to public buildings after several days of unrest in Kiev. From the NY Times: The demonstrators who have laid siege to public buildings in this rattled capital expanded their protest overnight, blockading the central bank on Wednesday and…
Read More...
 
Elizabeth Warren Factory Owners Speech Screen Shot

NOOOOO!!!!! Elizabeth Warren pledges not to run for President

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2013

NOOOOO!!!!! Elizabeth Warren pledges not to run for President

Elizabeth Warren Factory Owners Speech Screen Shot
Posted by
12/4/2013 at 4:52pm
I thought she would consider it. I hoped she would run. We needed it as a country, though not for the reasons her supporters think. Via Boston Herald: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged today she will not run for president in 2016 and will finish her term. The Bay State senior senator has been mentioned in…
Read More...
 
Palestinian teacher monkeys and pigs

Still with the monkeys and pigs stuff?

Posted by  ▪  December 4, 2013

Still with the monkeys and pigs stuff?

Palestinian teacher monkeys and pigs
Posted by
12/4/2013 at 4:03pm
The reason there is no peace in the Middle East is that Palestinians believe this, teach it and put it on their television, via Palestinian Media Watch (h/t @haivri): Sheikh Muhammad Al-Tawil teacher in Al-Aqsa Mosque school: “What’s happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., Temple Mount plaza) is a division of time…
Read More...