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Anatomy of a Campus Anti-Capitalist

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

How do you spell “campus hypocrite”? A-n-t-i-c-a-p-i-t-a-l-i-s-t.

Anatomy of a Campus Anti-Capitalist

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12/13/2014 at 6:20pm
The opinion of capitalism as the greatest evil known to man is not only the dominant view at Cornell and other college campuses, it is the irrefutable dogma of the mindless droves of the overwhelming majority of faculty and students. They look at the injustices in the world, at the inequities, and…
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Jeb Bush Doesn’t Think He Needs Conservative Support in 2016

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

And he most certainly won’t get it.

Jeb Bush Doesn’t Think He Needs Conservative Support in 2016

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12/13/2014 at 4:00pm
It looks more and more like Jeb Bush is going to run for president in 2016. If he does, he’ll surely run as one of those moderate Republicans that liberals in media claim to admire and respect, right up to the general election when they transform from Dr. Jekyll to Mr….
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Hillary will crumble if Elizabeth Warren just says “Yes”

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

Draw clear lines for the 2016 presidential battle.

Hillary will crumble if Elizabeth Warren just says “Yes”

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12/13/2014 at 2:09pm
Forget the polls. Forget. The. Polls. The Democratic nomination for president is Elizabeth Warren’s for the asking. If that wasn’t the case two weeks ago, it is now after Warren’s performance trying to kill CRomnibus because of a rider scaling back a part of the Dodd-Frank financial scheme. It doesn’t matter if Warren is right…
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Progressives’ “Not ALEC” Is Not a Gamechanger

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

Good luck with that, though.

Progressives’ “Not ALEC” Is Not a Gamechanger

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12/13/2014 at 12:00pm
Progressives have long decried the existence of the American Legislative Exchange Counsel (ALEC) as nothing more than a private outlet for corporate interests, and attacked its members with all the fervor of a dog on a particularly puzzling bone. As a staffer in the Texas Legislature, I fielded countless calls from…
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Headline correction: “Ted Cruz makes his mark” (#CRomnibus)

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

Just Say No to CRomnibus.

Headline correction: “Ted Cruz makes his mark” (#CRomnibus)

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12/13/2014 at 10:30am
The differing treatment of Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren pretty much sums up the state of implicit media bias. Compare these two headlines from The Hill regarding Warren’s attempt to cajole the House into defeating the CRomnibus, with Ted Cruz’s similar effort in the Senate. Warren made “her mark” and raised her presidential…
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Bad Metaphors Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

Bad Metaphors Week at College Insurrection

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12/13/2014 at 8:30am
This professor might have been joking but conservatives are pretty tired of this stuff. South Texas College Prof Compares Tea Party to Nazis At least no one organized a protest to shut him down. Others weren’t so lucky. Protesters at UC Berkeley Shut Down Speech by PayPal Founder Peter Thiel Michigan State Students Go Nuts…
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Krauthammer: Elizabeth Warren’s Cromnibus Protest is “Spectacular Hypocrisy”

Posted by  ▪  December 13, 2014

“A festival of hypocrisy.”

Krauthammer: Elizabeth Warren’s Cromnibus Protest is “Spectacular Hypocrisy”

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12/13/2014 at 7:00am
Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer offered commentary on Elizabeth Warren’s very theatrical protest of the so-called Cromnibus. Things are a little different now that a Democrat is objecting to a government funding bill. Transcript via National Review: What should one think of Elizabeth Warren’s brinksmanship over the cromnibus…
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Craft beer brewers sue the State of Texas

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

“This law is like the government forcing authors to give the rights to their books to publishers for free”

Craft beer brewers sue the State of Texas

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12/12/2014 at 8:00pm
Even the Free-Market Jesus Paradise has regulatory issues once in a while. Wednesday, three Texan craft breweries joined with the Institute for Justice to file suit against the state of Texas and specifically, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Passed in 2013, Senate Bill 639 faces a Constitutional challenge because it, “strips…
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Cornell Univ. Police Chief apologizes for saying #AllLivesMatter instead of #BlackLivesMatter

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

“I did not intend to imply any association with #AllLivesMatter, the disrepectful pushback against #BlackLivesMatter”

Cornell Univ. Police Chief apologizes for saying #AllLivesMatter instead of #BlackLivesMatter

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12/12/2014 at 6:41pm
College Insurrection and others recently reported how the President of Smith College apologized to the student body for using the term “All Lives Matter” rather than “Black Lives Matter.” A Cornell engineering student just tweeted to me about a similar statement from the Chief of the Cornell University Police, Kathy Zoner, in…
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UCLA law students traumatized by exam question about Ferguson

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

So professor discounted answers to the question after complaints.

UCLA law students traumatized by exam question about Ferguson

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12/12/2014 at 5:57pm
You thought it was bad that law students at Columbia, Harvard, Georgetown and Berkeley demanded exam delays because of the failure of grand juries to indict in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner? Sit down. Harvey Silverglate, civil liberties lawyer and co-founder of the FIRE, tweets a link to a Volokh…
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European Diplomat: Of course we hold Israel to a higher standard

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

“this is because you are one of us”

European Diplomat: Of course we hold Israel to a higher standard

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12/12/2014 at 4:50pm
We know that Israel is held to a higher standard of conduct than the Palestinians and its neighbors. A Danish diplomat, in a troubling yet refreshing admission of the obvious, admitted it at a Jerusalem Post forum, and Caroline Glick blasted him: Europe should apply a double standard to Israel when judging its…
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Senate Debates, Votes on NDAA (Updates)

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

Let the airing of grievances commence!

Senate Debates, Votes on NDAA (Updates)

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12/12/2014 at 2:58pm
Update: The Senate has managed to muster the majority vote needed to pass the NDAA. Votes are still flowing in. (Bill eventually passed 89-11.) — You can watch the debate and final vote here, via C-SPAN. The Senate has been in session since 10 this morning, debating a $585 billion defense authorization….
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New NLRB Rule Makes Challenging Unionization Harder

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

Union elections sped up, less time for legal action

New NLRB Rule Makes Challenging Unionization Harder

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12/12/2014 at 1:15pm
The NLRB has spent the past year doing their best to make it easier for union organizers to force workers into union membership. Their McDonald’s ruling brought us closer to mass unionization, and a new rule that was just passed seeks to speed up the union elections process: From Politico: The rule will…
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Rasmea Odeh may fist pump her way to longer sentence (#Justice4Rasmea)

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

Metaphor for anti-Israel activist community.

Rasmea Odeh may fist pump her way to longer sentence (#Justice4Rasmea)

https://twitter.com/shamznoor/status/543154397828890625/photo/1
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12/12/2014 at 11:30am
Rasmea Odeh, convicted in Israel of involvement in a supermarket bombing that killed two students and in Detroit of immigration fraud, was released yesterday on $50,000 cash bond. Prosecutors had planned to challenge the source of the bond money, but withdrew that challenge. Odeh’s guilt on the bombing and other terrorist activity, and…
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Did Pro-Hillary SuperPAC Cross A Legal Line?

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

A lawsuit has already been filed.

Did Pro-Hillary SuperPAC Cross A Legal Line?

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12/12/2014 at 10:00am
Democrats speak out of both sides of their mouths when it comes to campaign finance laws. They say they want big money out of American politics but they’ll stop at nothing to raise big money to install Hillary Clinton as America’s next president. Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon reports how that…
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It’s their law school and they’ll cry if they want to

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

Tough love is in order.

It’s their law school and they’ll cry if they want to

http://youtu.be/_wOUMd3bMRI?t=59s
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12/12/2014 at 8:30am
As we reported, a wide range of Harvard Law School students, represented by over a dozen student groups, issued a set of demands to HLS administrators in light of the failures of grand juries to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. One of the demands was…
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AACONS Interviews Niger Innis

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2014

AACONS sits down with TheTeaParty.Net Executive Director Niger Innis to discuss the news of the day.

AACONS Interviews Niger Innis

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12/12/2014 at 7:00am
[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS now is posting its weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection.] Niger Innis is Executive Director of TheTeaParty.Net, a longtime member of the Project 21 Black leadership network,…
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