Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 317)
 

West VA Oil Train Disaster Renews Calls for Keystone

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:00am 2/19/2015 at 10:00am

A train carrying crude oil derailed in West Virginia Monday, causing a massive fires and forcing evacuations.

Here’s a report from the Associated Press via the New York Times:

West Virginia Train Derails, Sending Oil Tanker Into River

Oil from North Dakota’s shale fields was still burning in West Virginia a day after a...

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Eric Holder – We’re not at a Time of War

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:30pm 2/18/2015 at 6:30pm

Outgoing attorney general Eric Holder made a stunning assertion at the National Press Club yesterday by suggesting that America isn’t at a time of war.

The American people, who see the Islamic radicals of ISIS beheading Christians and burning people alive probably think differently.

Tim Mak of The Daily Beast reported:

Eric Holder: ‘We’re...

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Obama Condemns Random Attack on Random Egyptian Citizens

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:00pm 2/17/2015 at 4:00pm

By now, you’ve heard that ISIS released a video featuring the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya.

The White House has released a statement but you might notice some missing words:

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Murder of Egyptian Citizens

The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of...

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Copenhagen Shooter Killed and Identified

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 7:00pm 2/15/2015 at 7:00pm
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The Copenhagen shooter has been identified as 22 year old Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein.

Last night, he was shot and killed by Danish police.

Here’s an NBC...

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“Immunizations have saved not millions but billions of lives”

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 8:00am 2/15/2015 at 8:00am

A recent outbreak of Measles at Disneyland is the inspiration for the new edition of Afterburner with Bill Whittle.

After addressing the false, media-stoked idea that Republicans are anti-vaccine and therefore anti-science, Bill explores the subject of progressive parenting. He points out that kids who are brought up in the constant safety...

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Media consults SPLC about SPLC-friendly Chapel Hill Shooter

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 6:30pm 2/14/2015 at 6:30pm

A North Carolina man named Craig Hicks murdered three young Muslims last week over what appears to be a parking dispute.

Some liberals in the media have consulted the Southern Poverty Law Center on the subject—but have failed to point out that Mr. Hicks is an apparent fan of SPLC.

Jesse Walker of ...

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Rubio to Democrats: Don’t Boycott Netanyahu Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 3:30pm 2/14/2015 at 3:30pm

Some Democrats are planning to boycott Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress next month because they view John Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu as an insult to Obama.

Senator Marco Rubio spoke out on Thursday, urging Democrats not to boycott the speech.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

Rubio Urges Democrats to Not Boycott Netanyahu

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Ridiculous Requirements Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7:30am 2/14/2015 at 7:30am

Columbia University is starting a new mandatory program.

George Washington University, too.

Meanwhile, over in Utah…

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Whatever happened to Justine Sacco?

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 10:00am 2/13/2015 at 10:00am

Back in December of 2013, a woman named Justine Sacco boarded a plane in New York that was bound for South Africa. She was planning to visit family for the holidays.

She tweeted what was perceived as a politically incorrect message to her tiny Twitter following and by the time she...

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How Scared is the Mainstream Media of Scott Walker?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:30am 2/12/2015 at 9:30am

The same mainstream media that refused to demand Obama’s (still undisclosed) Columbia University records in 2008 (while reassuring us that he was brilliant) has taken a keen interest in ...

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White House Holding Back Tea Party Targeting Docs

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 8:30am 2/11/2015 at 8:30am

One year ago, Barack Obama told Bill O’Reilly that there wasn’t even a smidgeon of corruption at the IRS. If that statement was true, why is the Obama administration refusing to share documents related to the IRS targeting scandal?

Bob Cusack of The Hill reported yesterday:

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Staples Workers: Thanks for Nothing, Obamacare

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:50am 2/10/2015 at 8:50am

Due to regulations imposed by Obamacare, some businesses are cutting the work hours of their employees. This was a known, predicted consequence of the Affordable Care Act. Staples is just the latest newsworthy example.

Remember, businesses can only try to survive under the given set of rules—but some employees are having a...

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Do you feel sorry for Brian Williams? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:30pm 2/9/2015 at 7:30pm

Today is Brian Williams’ first day of a self-imposed break from NBC News. While his future at the network is unclear, he has undoubtedly damaged his credibility and brand as a journalist.

The internet, though, has engaged in a massive pile on, for a variety of reasons.

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What Should Legal Insurrection Ask President Obama?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 4:00pm 2/8/2015 at 4:00pm
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BuzzFeed News has announced that it’s been granted an interview with President Obama on Tuesday.

In their heart of hearts, Buzzfeed readers want to know what type of cat Obama was in a prior or will be in a future life. Or at least, which 80’s sitcom character Obama most easily identifies...

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San Fran Raises Minimum Wage, Kills Local Book Store

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00pm 2/7/2015 at 8:00pm

Progressives love the idea of raising the minimum wage and the City of San Francisco is taking the issue to new heights. Unfortunately, the success and survival of small businesses rarely figure into these decisions.

One small but successful independent book store in San Francisco is now closing. The owner recently appeared...

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Obama’s new National Security Plan = Social Justice War

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:45pm 2/7/2015 at 2:45pm

As all hell breaks loose across the Middle East, another member of the Obama administration is focusing on the important issues.

Fred Lucas of The Blaze reported:

Susan Rice Calls for Climate Action, LGBT Equality in National Security Plan

National Security Advisor Susan Rice said the United States must take a longer view on...

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Divestment Derangement Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:30am 2/7/2015 at 7:30am

The BDS movement had quite a week, particularly at UC Davis.

Activists have even found a new target for divestment.

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