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Iranian Pres Doesn’t Want Nuclear Deal Binding On Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 4:00pm 8/30/2015 at 4:00pm
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In a press conference yesterday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that he didn’t want the Iranian legislature to approve the nuclear deal (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) the Associated Press reported Saturday.

Rouhani told a news conference that the deal was a political understanding reached with the...

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Problem: Passive Right, Activist Left

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 24, 2015 at 7:00pm 8/24/2015 at 7:00pm
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Those who were around during the Vietnam War protest days remember all those marches on Washington. I attended one, and it was absolutely huge and very impressive.

And who can forget the photos of Martin Luther King standing in front of the Washington monument on the Mall?

It’s not clear how effective...

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Jon Stewart’s Double Standards – A Retrospective

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:00am 8/6/2015 at 7:00am
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It’s ironic and perhaps not accidental that tonight marks both the first Republican Primary debate on FOX News, and the final episode of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I look forward to a ratings comparison next week.

Stewart’s political shell game occupies two sides of the same coin. On the first...

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New York Milks $300K from Retailers Over Toy Gun Sales

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 3, 2015 at 2:45pm 8/3/2015 at 2:45pm
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Retailers including Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Sears have reached a $300K compromise with New York regulators who say that the outlets’ sales of toy guns violate state law.

Federal law requires that toy guns display an orange strip to indicate non functionality, but New York law goes further by banning the sale...

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Sioux Battle Hippie “Fruitcake People”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:00am 6/25/2015 at 7:00am
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As summer officially opens, battle lines are being drawn in the war against “cultural appropriation”.

This particular engagement pits Sioux Indians against a counter-cultural group that loves Native Americans a little too much.

The peace and love were interrupted by profanity Monday as Rainbow Family members confirmed their plan to congregate an estimated...

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Liberals ♥ Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:00pm 6/20/2015 at 9:00pm
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While thinking about Obama’s comparison of mass murders in the US to the same phenomenon in Europe, it occurred to me that part of what Obama has done during his presidency is to capitalize on an already-existent attitude among many liberals that everything European is better than everything American.

That’s one of...

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The Future of Modern Liberalism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2:50pm 6/7/2015 at 2:50pm
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Charles Krauthammer was recently interviewed by Charles R. Kesler of the Claremont Institute who asked for his opinion on the future of liberalism.

The conversation begins with Krauthammer’s thoughts on the liberal journal The New Republic, for which Krauthammer served as writer and editor in the 1980’s. He points out that TNR...

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Cats and Dogs agree: No Trigger Warnings for Ovid’s Metamorphoses

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:30am 5/15/2015 at 8:30am
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On May 3, 2015, we started the ball rolling down the hill on the subject, Columbia Multicultural Advisors: Put Trigger Warning on Ovid’s Metamorphoses:

I think we have the 2015 Phrase of the Year:

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Sharansky: The U.S. has “lost the courage of its convictions”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9:00pm 4/18/2015 at 9:00pm
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One of my early posts at Legal Insurrection, on November 11, 2008, was Is It Time For Conservatives To Sit Down In The Snow?.

The post analogized what conservatives were about to experience in the aftermath of Obama’s first victory to the experience of Soviet Jewish Refusenik Anatoly (Nathan) Sharansky. I...

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Clyburn Blames ALEC for Scott Shooting

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10:00am 4/10/2015 at 10:00am
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ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council is an organization that is described as such:

“…is a nonprofit organization of conservative state legislators and private sector representatives that drafts and shares model state-level legislation for distribution among state governments in the United States. According to its website, ALEC “works to advance the fundamental...

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The left is looking for a reason to care about CPAC

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:49pm 2/26/2015 at 12:49pm
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Infiltrators come in all shapes and sizes.

As someone who has taken a camera into a hostile environment for the specific purpose of generating viral content, I can tell you that at pretty much any conservative event you attend, you’re going to run into at least one lefty with an agenda....

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Don’t blame Tea Partiers for liberal #Antivaxxers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:30am 2/6/2015 at 11:30am
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In my last post on the continuing measles outbreak, I encouraged Americans to consider vaccinations.

Imagine my surprise upon discovering that, as the co-founder of a San Diego Tea Party group, I am also labeled one of the dreaded #antivaxxers!

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Did NBC News Anchor Brian Williams lie about Iraq incident?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:30pm 2/4/2015 at 6:30pm
Brian Williams Lied About Being Shot Down RPG Hellicopter NBC News Achor Lied

It certainly looks that way.

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams has long claimed he was on a helicopter forced down by RPG fire while reporting from Iraq in 2003.

An exclusive report in Stars and Stripes, a military publication, tells the story of Williams’ indiscretion. Williams was forced to recant when a soldier...

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Radical Brownies: Not your average girl scout

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 2, 2015 at 3:15pm 2/2/2015 at 3:15pm
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In Oakland, California, one alternative scout troop is far more socially active than their counterparts across the globe—and they’re not affiliated with the Girl Scouts.

They call themselves, “Radical Brownies.”

Their mission? “The Radical Brownies empower young girls of color so that they step...

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Liberals are terrified of Chris Kyle’s legacy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:24pm 1/29/2015 at 4:24pm
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Legal Insurrection is not a media “watchdog”-type blog. We understand that the New York Times operates on a bias, and that 90% of what is said on MSNBC is generally garbage that should be ignored.

This, however, cannot be ignored.

I think that by now we’ve all seen the liberal freakout...

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Tolerating intolerance

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:00am 1/23/2015 at 7:00am
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It’s long been apparent that the West faces a special dilemma, which is expressed very well in the following passage by Roger Kimball (and “liberal” and “liberalism” in the following doesn’t just mean “liberals” as in “progressives,” but also “liberals” as in “classical liberals”):

Liberal regimes have always suffered from this paralyzing antinomy: Liberalism implies openness to other points of view, even those points of view whose success would destroy liberalism. Tolerance to those points of view is a prescription for suicide. Intolerance betrays the fundamental premise of liberalism, i.e. openness.

Of course (may I say “of course”?), there is a sense in which the antinomy is illusory, since any robust liberalism, i.e., a liberalism buttressed by a core of conservative backbone, understands that tolerance, if it is to flourish, cannot be synonymous with capitulation to ideas that would exploit tolerance only to destroy it. The “openness” that liberal society rightly cherishes is not a vacuous openness to all points of view: it is not “value neutral.” It need not, indeed it cannot, say Yes to all comers.

And yet that basic instinct for practical self-preservation, that paradoxical prohibition necessary for the general openness, is often ignored today. “Democracy is not a suicide pact”—at least, it shouldn’t be.

The origin of that last phrase lies in several statements by historic Americans, but the most specific one was by Supreme Court Justice Associate Justice Robert Jackson in 1949, in a dissent to the decision in the freedom of speech case known as Terminiello:

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Sharpton: Race-Hustling for Profit

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:30am 1/5/2015 at 8:30am
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When he’s not fighting with the teleprompter or holding rallies that summon Black Jesus, Al Sharpton stays pretty busy.

But how does he make the big bucks?

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