Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 150)
 

Obamacare Veritas Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8:30am 1/10/2015 at 8:30am

Veritas is Harvard’s motto and it means “truth.” There was a lot of veritas over Obamacare in Cambridge this week.

And yet…

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The No-Go Zones of Europe

http://youtu.be/jfbFr4ZVheY
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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:00am 1/9/2015 at 7:00am
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Increased Muslim immigration to Europe has created small areas which are essentially countries within countries which European law enforcement officials have dubbed “No-Go Zones.”

Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times recently described what’s happening in France:

Muslims segregated from French society in growing Islamist mini-states

A backdrop to the massacre in Paris on Wednesday...

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At #CharlieHebdo, seconds counted but the police were minutes away, and unarmed

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 9:50am 1/8/2015 at 9:50am

When Islamic radicals opened fire at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo yesterday, a small group of French police officers rushed to the scene and then immediately fled—because they weren’t armed.

Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reported:

Unarmed Paris Police Officers Forced to Flee as Armed Terrorists Attack

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Who’s Obstructionist now? White House Threatens to Veto Keystone

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 10:00am 1/7/2015 at 10:00am

The new Republican congress was sworn in yesterday, and one of their first orders of business is an attempt to advance plans for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Unfortunately, obstructionist Democrats in the Obama administration are standing in the way of progress.

Timothy Gardner and Richard Cowan of Reuters reported:

Republicans push Keystone bill, White...

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Juggernaut of conservative legislation coming to a state near you

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:00am 1/5/2015 at 10:00am

For the last several weeks, we’ve been living in a sort of Twilight Zone episode where many people on the left including Obama and the media haven’t realized how big the midterms were for Republicans.

Until now.

Reid Wilson of the

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Obamacare Bill Coming Due

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 9:00am 1/4/2015 at 9:00am

Tax season is right around the corner and this year brings another consequence of the Affordable Care Act. Many Americans are going to discover that instead of getting a tax refund, they will owe money to the IRS.

Tami Luhby of CNN Money reports:

Obamacare tax surprise looming

Obamacare enrollees who received subsidies to...

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Now They Tell Us: Dems Warn Not To Politicize CBO

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 12:45pm 1/3/2015 at 12:45pm

Democrats, who have spent the better part of the last six years politicizing… everything, are suddenly concerned that Republicans might politicize the Congressional Budget Office with a new appointment.

Vicki Needham of The Hill reported:

Dems warn GOP: No ‘ideologue’ in budget job

Senate Democrats are warning Republicans to tread carefully with their selection...

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Goodbye 2014 Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:30am 1/3/2015 at 8:30am

2014 was quite a year, wasn’t it?

What does the future hold?

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Liberals Waste no Time Pushing Gun Control in 2015

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:00am 1/2/2015 at 7:00am

The ink on 2015 is barely dry, but that hasn’t stopped liberals from continuing their push for increased gun control.

Seizing on the still-raw emotions of the shooting at Sandy Hook, Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker outlined what he calls their “moral work”:

The Newtown Lawsuit and the Moral Work of...

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Coal Mine Closings in Kentucky Kill Hundreds of Jobs

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 9:30am 1/1/2015 at 9:30am

The Obama administration has made no effort to hide its disdain for the coal industry, so this report from John Ruberry of Marathon Pundit shouldn’t surprise anyone:

War on Coal: Mine closings in Kentucky kill 670 jobs

On Monday Patriot Coal Corporation closed two western Kentucky mines. On New Year’s Eve the company...

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Man Shot Dead After Attempted Hit-and-Run on Cop

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:00am 12/31/2014 at 10:00am

Hysteria among anti-cop protesters reached a fever pitch in Pennsylvania last night when a man tried to run down cops with his car and was ultimately shot dead.

FOX News reported:

Man tries to run over Pa. police, shot dead

A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI...

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Obama Frustrated Dems Didn’t Run on His Record

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 1:00pm 12/30/2014 at 1:00pm

Obama recently sat down for an interview with National Public Radio during which he was asked how he is going to work with the new Republican controlled congress for the remainder of his presidency. His response was rather telling.

Brendan Bordelon of National Review has the story:

Obama: ‘I’m Obviously Frustrated’ Dems Didn’t...

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Who’s up for an International Gun Registry?

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Posted by    Monday, December 29, 2014 at 4:00pm 12/29/2014 at 4:00pm

While most Americans were enjoying Christmas Eve, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty went into effect.

On the surface, the treaty is supposed to help regulate international arms trade but Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reports that there’s more than meets the eye (emphasis is mine):

Gun Control Groups Cheer as UN Arms Trade...

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CNN’s Don Lemon Makes ‘Worst of Journalism’ List for 2014

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Posted by    Monday, December 29, 2014 at 8:30am 12/29/2014 at 8:30am

I don’t watch CNN anymore, but I’m very familiar with Don Lemon from all the times he’s appeared on conservative news sites seeking to correct something he said.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, lots of people have noticed Lemon’s work:

CNN’s Don Lemon Named to ‘Worst Journalism of 2014’ List

Don Lemon has picked...

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Fascinating Video Explains the Russian Mindset

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 4:00pm 12/28/2014 at 4:00pm

This video has been making the rounds on Reddit and stacking up tons of positive comments. The narrator takes you through Russian history explaining how geography helped define the nation politically.

Zach Noble of The Blaze provides a description:

‘Russia in a Nutshell’: Learn the Real Reasons Why Russia Is So Big —...

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It was the best of years, it was the worst of years…

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/26/thomas_frank_we_are_such_losers/
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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 6:00pm 12/27/2014 at 6:00pm
http://www.salon.com/2014/10/26/thomas_frank_we_are_such_losers/

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s expected for some writers to look back on the last twelve months and analyze the year that was. Two recent columns from well known outlets offer a very different view of where we are.

Michael Grunwald of Politico is pretty sure everything is coming...

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Republicans to pick apart the Obama Coalition in 2016

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 12:01pm 12/27/2014 at 12:01pm

2016 is still quite a way off but that hasn’t stopped speculation about the chances for each of the major parties.

Bill Barrow of the Associated Press looks back at the last few elections and raises an important question for the next one:

Can GOP shatter ‘Obama coalition’ in 2016?

Republicans crowed in 2004...

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