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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
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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
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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
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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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City of Bloomington to sue Mall of America protesters (#BlackLivesMatter #ShutItDown)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 4:24pm
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Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson is making moves to hold accountable the organizers of this past Saturday’s “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America.

Officers were present on-site, and once the chanting started,...

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LA Luxury Apartment Inferno Hits Homeless Hardest

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 1:00pm
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Last week, traffic on two Los Angeles freeways came to a halt as fire crews responded to a massive inferno that incinerated a downtown luxury apartment complex under construction.

There is currently no cause that has been officially determined by arson investigators.

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Look out! Here comes the War on…Elves?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:00pm
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Did you know that the elf on your shelf is training your children to accept the inevitability of the surveillance state? Neither did we.

Digital technology professor for the University of Ontario’s Institute of Technology Laura Pinto thinks so, and in her new paper “Who’s the Boss,” she discusses the nefarious...

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The ethical conundrum of the Sony hack story

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 15, 2014 at 9:27pm
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The media has created its own uproar over the Sony Hack. Business Insider has called it an “act of war,” and now Sony is trotting out its lawyers and demanding that media agencies refrain from reporting the contents of the stolen data, and delete anything they may have acquired as a...

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Break the Internet: David Koch Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00am
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The campaign finance provision of the #CRomnibus spending bill has refocused bipartisan ire on the scourge of “money in politics,” and has renewed progressive mouth-foaming over the allegedly infamous influence of the Koch brothers on the rise of conservative politics in America.

Barbara Walters has included billionaire David Koch in her list...

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Real Life: Sharpton Rally Attendees Summon the “Black Jesus”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 12:10pm
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Yesterday, as they often do, thousands of protesters descended on Washington, DC to protest police brutality against black men. The rally, led by Al Sharpton and attended by high-profile activists in the black community, focused on promoting a “black agenda,” and railed against the typical enemies of the progressive community: the...

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Progressives’ “Not ALEC” Is Not a Gamechanger

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 12:00pm
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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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Ben Edelman Apologizes, Society Still Loses (UPDATED)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12:00pm
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Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelman has apologized amid backlash from his private-made-public harassment of Boston-are Sichuan Garden manager Ran Duan.

Edelman made headlines after lambasting Duan over a $4 overcharge on his Chinese takeout order. After realizing that the menu prices posted online differed from what he was charged by...

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America is a “Bad Boyfriend,” according to College Humor

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11:30am
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Sometimes, the internet’s lack of self-awareness is so stunning that attention must be paid. This is one of those times.

College Humor’s latest video, “How America is Like a Bad Boyfriend,” affords us one of those rare opportunities to spend three minutes of our lives watching a video,...

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#BlackoutHollywood Demonstrators Stage Protest after Police Shootings

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 5:45pm
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Professor Jacobson may be taking a much needed sanity break from the Saturday Night Card game, but the social justice warriors continue to draw from the bottom of the deck.

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Police target licensed marijuana growers with civil forfeiture

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 5, 2014 at 1:20pm
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Back in August, the City of Philadelphia made headlines after their police department was busted using asset forfeiture procedures to pad city coffers. Now, officers in Michigan are under fire for targeting private citizens for forfeiture—without ever accusing those people of a crime.

Southwest Michigan residents and medical marijuana license holders Wally...

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House Democrats just cheapened the “Hands Up” protest

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:30am
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For all the spin the left has provided on the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, you’d think they’d have a little more respect for their own race-based premise.

Democrats in Congress probably thought they were performing an act of solidarity when they engaged in a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest on the floor...

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Liberal writers wrestle with Ferguson facts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 1, 2014 at 6:30pm
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John McWhorter’s Time essay on Ferguson demonstrates his graceful way with words, and his struggle to fight the truth about Ferguson. The only bit of truth that survived McWhorter’s preferred narrative is this:

I’m not sure that what happened to Michael Brown — and the indictment that did not happen to Officer Darren...

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Organizing for Action Refuses to Go Away

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:30am
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2014 has been a great year for Republicans: we maintained the House, took back the Senate, made inroads with new voters and solidified the voting base, and

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