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The Silence of the Lambs About Iran

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2014

Inconvenient narratives for leftists.

The Silence of the Lambs About Iran

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2/24/2014 at 8:30am
Recently, Joshua Muravchik wrote Why the Left Should Stop Carping and Love the Jewish State, Again, at The Tower Magazine. In one paragraph he presents the gist of his argument. Moreover, when viewed in the light of the core values of the Left—and, indeed, much of the contemporary Right—Israel actually comes off remarkably…
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Branco Cartoon – Editors in Chief

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Editors in Chief

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2/24/2014 at 7:00am
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
 

Is Hillary the Teflon Dame?

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2014

The enduring and inexplicable popularity of Hillary Clinton.

Is Hillary the Teflon Dame?

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2/23/2014 at 7:42pm
The title of this post may seem somewhat of an oxymoron, but let’s look at the numbers: A clear majority of Americans, 59%, still view Hillary Clinton favorably a year after she left her post as secretary of state. Clinton’s current rating is noticeably lower than the 64% she averaged while serv…
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Off-Duty Cop Road Rage Murder Trial – next big self-defense case

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2014

The shooter was black and the victim white, but there’s a big legal difference from Zimmerman and Dunn: In Maryland there is a legal duty to retreat.

Off-Duty Cop Road Rage Murder Trial – next big self-defense case

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2/23/2014 at 5:20pm
Race has been a major element in many of the more prominent self-defense cases we’ve covered in recent months. Both the George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn cases involved a white man shooting and killing a black teen, with both arguing the shootings were justified self-defense (Zimmerman successfully, Dunn temporarily so). The Marissa Alexander…
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Ukraine parliament names interim president

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2014

Ukraine parliament names interim president

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2/23/2014 at 3:38pm
After voting Saturday to remove President Viktor Yanukovich from office, Ukraine’s Parliament on Sunday named its speaker to serve as acting President. From Reuters: The speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, the closest confidante of freed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, was temporarily handed the role of president on Sunday following the ouster of Viktor…
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Katrina Pierson and Tea Party Primaries

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2014

Republican newcomer set to challenge 9-term incumbent, Pete Sessions, in upcoming primary (TX-32)

Katrina Pierson and Tea Party Primaries

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2/23/2014 at 2:00pm
A relative political newcomer has made her way onto the scene in Texas, promising to bring national attention to the 32nd Congressional district Republican primary. 17-year incumbent, Pete Sessions, has recently drawn fire from a number of conservatives and Tea Party leaders who believe Sessions has become out of touch with the…
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Vicious and Deceptive anti-Israel Propaganda Hate Week starts

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2014

Also known as “Israel Apartheid Week,” but students finally are ReThinking the hatefest.

Vicious and Deceptive anti-Israel Propaganda Hate Week starts

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2/23/2014 at 11:40am
The ancient “blood libel” that Jews use the blood of non-Jewish children to make Matzah has its modern incarnation in Israel Apartheid Week, which starts this week on campuses. Not surprisingly, the incoming President of the American Studies Association, Lisa Duggan of NYU, is leading an anti-Israel effort that coincides with Israel…
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“To see this as a microaggression… is the microaggression”

Posted by  ▪  February 23, 2014

McGill student speaks out against Microaggression Mania

“To see this as a microaggression… is the microaggression”

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/free-speech-on-campus-under-attack/3237801126001
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2/23/2014 at 9:46am
In my post, Microaggression Mania: McGill U. student leader apologizes for .gif of Obama kicking open door, I noted how student leader Brian Farnan was mandated to issue an apology for sending a GIF taken from a Jay Leno parody of Obama kicking open a door at the end of a…
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The ugly, repugnant attack on a pro-Israel black American student

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2014

“They finally did it: found a Negro Zionist: Uncle Tom is dancin’ for joy!”

The ugly, repugnant attack on a pro-Israel black American student

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2/22/2014 at 8:00pm
I haven’t paid much attention to Richard Silverstein.  I did once describe him as an “apologist for anti-Israel extremism,” in my post Most pathological #BostonMarathon Tweet. Nothing I’ve seen since leads me to think that description was wrong.  Others are less charitable, and he is a frequent target of mockery from pro-Israel bloggers,…
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Venezuelans take part in rival rallies

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2014

Venezuelans take part in rival rallies

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2/22/2014 at 6:11pm
Both opponents and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro took to the streets in Venezuela on Saturday to participate in competing rallies, after days of unrest. From the Associated Press via ABC News: Venezuelans on both sides of the nation’s political divide took to the streets on Saturday after nearly two weeks of mass…
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Remember your Creepy Uncle Sam?

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2014

Try getting the image out of your head.

Remember your Creepy Uncle Sam?

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2/22/2014 at 1:01pm
Remember Creepy Uncle Sam? Here’s a stroll down memory lane.
 

Presumed Guilty Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2014

Another week of college antics, political correctness and general lunacy in the place we call “Higher Education”

Presumed Guilty Week at College Insurrection

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2/22/2014 at 10:50am
Presumed Guilty: Conservative – Swarthmore Student: “I Don’t Think We Should be Tolerating Conservative Views” White – Dear White People: Race Identity Film Set at “Ivy League Institution” — Whitman College to Hold Race Based ‘Power and Privilege Symposium’ Men – Sexual Consent on Campus Now Has to be More Explicit Than Sex (face palm) College Rethinks Policy…
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LIVE – Revolution in #Ukraine

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2014

Fears that Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine may secede as Ukraine’s chief rabbi tells Kiev’s Jews to flee city

LIVE – Revolution in #Ukraine

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2/22/2014 at 9:01am
Update 2:35 p.m. Eastern — Julia Tymoshenko addresses crowd in Kiev: The President of Ukraine has fled Kiev but it is unclear if he has resigned. (UPDATE: Refuses to resign, calls protests a facsist coup d’etat.) BREAKING: Ukraine’s president says he won’t resign and likens country’s political crisis to Nazis’ rise.— The…
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Georgia Senate primary to replace Saxby Chambliss heating up

Posted by  ▪  February 22, 2014

New poll reveals most of the field in a statistical tie just 3 months out from Republican primary.

Georgia Senate primary to replace Saxby Chambliss heating up

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2/22/2014 at 7:30am
When Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) announced his retirement early last year, an onslaught of Republican hopefuls began vying for the open seat. Although over a year has passed since Chambliss announced, there hasn’t been a great deal of headway made in the way of establishing a frontrunner. The Daily Caller Reports: The poll, conducted…
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“Journalists” are the new no-money-down mortgages

Posted by  ▪  February 21, 2014

Maybe tulips are a better analogy for these legends in their own minds.

“Journalists” are the new no-money-down mortgages

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2/21/2014 at 7:21pm
A whole lot of money is chasing the new cool kids, the newly name-branded “journalists” like Ezra Klein and Glenn Greenwald, who bring their friends along with them to the bottomless internet money pits. Eric Wemple at WaPo describes the superlative feeding frenzy growing the bubble in the trading of journalists, American…
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Ted Nugent: Sorry about the “subhuman mongrel” verbiage

Posted by  ▪  February 21, 2014

“I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I’m learning from in the world of politics”

Ted Nugent: Sorry about the “subhuman mongrel” verbiage

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2/21/2014 at 5:28pm
Ted Nugent apologized – sort of – and acknowledged on Friday that he did cross the line when he used the phrase “subhuman mongrel” last month to describe President Obama. In an interview with conservative radio talk show host and CNN commentator Ben Ferguson, Nugent first apologized “not necessarily to the President,…
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Breaking – E.J. Dionne unable to grasp Stand Your Ground laws

Posted by  ▪  February 21, 2014

Ignorance of true nature of SYG blinds journalists to the law’s overwhelming success and popularity

Breaking – E.J. Dionne unable to grasp Stand Your Ground laws

http://youtu.be/0bjFKvhxzjg
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2/21/2014 at 3:30pm
E.J. Dionne, Jr., in his Washington Post piece entitled “Repeal stand-your-ground laws,” presents us with yet another example of the utter inability of too many journalists to grasp the relatively simple and straightforward legal concept commonly referred to as “Stand-Your-Ground.” Humorously, the first paragraph of his piece had me utterly convinced that Dionne…
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