December, 2013  (Page 1)

Happy New Year

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 8:00pm

Barring BIG BREAKING NEWS, this will be our last post of 2013.

Sit back and enjoy A.F. Branco’s collection of Legal Insurrection 2013 cartoons.

 
 
 

New NYC Mayor as bad as Bloomberg? Neigh

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:20pm 12/31/2013 at 6:20pm

Fun times start at midnight in New York City, and I’m not talking just about the dropping of ball.

Socialist at heart Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s first act will be to ban the horse drawn carriages that are one of the symbols of the tourist experience at Central Park.

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Federal Court Voids 7-Round Mag Limit of NY’s SAFE Act, Allows Rest

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:59pm 12/31/2013 at 4:59pm

Federal District Court Judge William M. Skretny has found that most provisions of NY’s SAFE Act–passed only one month after the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting–do not infringe the Second Amendment.

He did, however, find that the provision that limits magazine capacity to only seven rounds was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.

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Aleister’s Top 10 College Insurrection Posts of 2013

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:10pm 12/31/2013 at 2:10pm

Like my esteemed colleague Leslie Eastman, I wanted to take an opportunity to highlight some favorite posts from the last year.

1. 15 Conservatives You Wish Had Spoken At Your College Graduation I wrote this around graduation season last spring when I noticed the lack of conservative speakers at graduation ceremonies.

Along those...

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Facebook still dominates as social networking platform

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:34am 12/31/2013 at 11:34am

A new survey from Pew Research Center’s Internet Project shows that people are expanding their use of social media to more than just one platform, but Facebook still leads the way.

Some 73% of onl...

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NY Times Doubles Down on Benghazi Story

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:00am 12/31/2013 at 10:00am

Professor Jacobson has already offered a critique of the investigative story by  the New York Times regarding the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

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Looking at 2013 economic news for clues to 2014

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 8:15am 12/31/2013 at 8:15am

As I was reviewing the economic news of 2013, I felt a few updates might be in order as we conclude the wild ride that this year has been.

One of the most fascinating stories of the year, from my capitalism-loving point-of-view, centered on Cyprus.  In March, wealthy depositors with banks on...

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If you lead, we will follow

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 7:00am 12/31/2013 at 7:00am

Taken by my son in Pikesville, MD

 
 
 

Community within our Nation, chaos in theirs

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2013 at 9:42pm 12/30/2013 at 9:42pm

I’m not doing a blog selfie this year.

No Top 10 lists for me.

No reflections on what was and what might have been.

No deep thoughts.

Too busy doing what I think it is we do best:

Creating community within our Nation, chaos in theirs

Thanks for your support this past year and for reading.

(and be sure to...

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What is right about this picture, and wrong with MSNBC?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2013 at 6:30pm 12/30/2013 at 6:30pm

Well, just about everything.

A young child holding her baby brother’s hand.  A mother holding her children.

The mother happens to be Mitt Romney’s daughter-in-law.

To the race-obsessed minds at MSNBC, the fact that Mitt Romney’s son and daughter-in-law adopted a black child is something to mock.

The focus of MSNBC’s mockery was this Christmas photo

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Leslie’s Top 10 College Insurrection Posts of 2013

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2013 at 4:48pm 12/30/2013 at 4:48pm

As we enter into the New Year, I wanted follow one of blogging’s finest traditions: The Top 10 List.

However, as I reflected upon the year in-depth with a good friend last night, there was one post that really deserves special  mention, as its features an institution near-and-dear to Professor Jacobson.:

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CMS official who oversaw Obamacare rollout is retiring

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2013 at 3:07pm 12/30/2013 at 3:07pm

An official from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who helped oversee the rollout of healthcare.gov is retiring, according to the NY Times.

The No. 2 official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who supervised the troubled rollout of President Obama’s health care law, is retiring, administration officials...

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Branco Cartoon – Dropping the Ball

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:56am

Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click hereBranco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco 

 
 
 

No apologies, no regrets

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2013 at 8:57am 12/30/2013 at 8:57am

(Featured image source: YouTube)

 
 
 

The Full Massy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2013 at 7:00am 12/30/2013 at 7:00am

From Deb:

Saw the car in the Canton MA (ICYDK, southwest suburb of Boston) Shaw’s parking lot.

 
 
 

“it’s all about neutralization of maleness”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:52pm 12/29/2013 at 6:52pm

We have noted here many times the war on little boys in elementary school through the absurd application of “zero tolerance” rules, When do we finally stop the harassment of little boys by school administrators?

We also have noted Dr. Helen Smith’s book Men on Strike regarding how similar policies through college...

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How the Michigan Porch Shooting case may be defended

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:59pm 12/29/2013 at 4:59pm

On December 18 a pre-trial hearing was held in the shooting case of Renisha McBride in Detroit.

The purpose of the hearing was to determine whether the second degree murder charge against the defendant, Theodore Wafer, ought to be dismissed or whether there existed sufficient grounds to bind Wafer over for trial.

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