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Sign Petition Against Academic Boycott of Israel (Update – 900+)

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2014

You don’t have to be “pro-Israel” to sign — only pro-academic freedom, pro-fairness, pro-intellectual honesty, pro-education and pro-peace.

We have covered the anti-Israel academic boycott movement so many times, the easiest way to come up to speed is to scroll through the American Studies Association Tag starting at the earliest date. The short version is that anti-Zionist, anti-Israel academic activists for years have maneuvered to take over professional organizations in…
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Harry Reid vs. the Republican Wave

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2014

November is coming…for Leader Reid’s power.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is worried. For the past year, Republican candidates have been campaigning to take back the Senate under the “Fire Reid” mantra, highlighting Reid’s failure to run a cohesive body capable of actually passing legislation. Even now, with less than two months to go until the 2014…
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Draft Condi?

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2014

The question is, for NFL Commish or President?

Everyone suddenly seems to like the idea of having Condoleezza Rice take over leadership of the NFL for some reason. Judy Kurtz of The Hill recently wrote: Condoleezza Rice: NFL commissioner? Now, some are saying Condoleezza Rice — who expressed an interest in the NFL job before — should replace Goodell. A Tuesday editorial…
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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.

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

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.

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.

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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Charles Krauthammer on Putin and Obama

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

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2014

Not seeing the macro-level policy disasters.

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”

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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Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Yale

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.

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.”

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 ….

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.

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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University of Miami School of Law

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

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Taught by attorney for the Martin family.

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?

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.

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.

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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