Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 361)
 

Berkeley Journalism School’s answer for low paying careers: $10k tuition hike

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:45am 9/24/2014 at 9:45am

What’s the problem with an extra ten or twenty thousand dollars for a journalism degree?

It’s not like the public’s trust in journalists is at an all time low or anything.

The higher education bubble is a subject we’ve covered extensively at College Insurrection.

This new report from Kaitlin Mulhere at Inside Higher...

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Security Breach May Cause Enlarged “Buffer Zone” Around the White House

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:30am 9/23/2014 at 11:30am

After a man jumped the fence and actually made it through the front door of the White House last weekend, the Secret Service is thinking of beefing up the security area around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Carol D. Leonnig of the Washington Post reported Monday:

Secret Service considers a larger buffer zone around the...

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Dem Rep: Without new war vote, Congress forfeiting its constitutional responsibility

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 5:30pm 9/21/2014 at 5:30pm

Congressman Adam Schiff of California appeared on FOX News Sunday today and said rather plainly that congress has pretty much given up on the rules.

Patrick Brennan of National Review has the details:

Dem Congressman: Is Congress Abdicating Its Consitutional War Powers? ‘Absolutely’

Asked this morning by Fox News’s Chris Wallace whether Congress is...

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Draft Condi?

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 8:00am 9/21/2014 at 8:00am

Everyone suddenly seems to like the idea of having Condoleezza Rice take over leadership of the NFL for some reason.

Judy Kurtz of The Hill recently wrote:

Condoleezza Rice: NFL commissioner?

Now, some are say...

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Democrats: Obama Who? Name sounds only vaguely familiar

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 4:30pm 9/20/2014 at 4:30pm

With the midterms approaching and Obama’s approval rating in the gutter, vulnerable Democrats are avoiding any discussion of one particular subject. Obama.

Colby Itkowitz of the Washington Post has the story:

These days, Democrats aren’t talking much about Obama in congressional speeches

When President Obama took office in 2009, congressional Democrats were euphoric. With...

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Krauthammer: Obama micromanagement of military strikes is “scary stuff”

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:00pm 9/20/2014 at 1:00pm

It looks like that recent report from Real Clear Defense was prophetic.

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Obama will require the military to get his personal approval for US air strikes in Syria.

Here’s an excerpt via Hot Air:

The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed...

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Free Speech and Yale Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:30am 9/20/2014 at 8:30am

In case you haven’t heard, there was a little free speech situation at Yale this week.

Meanwhile, over at George Mason University…

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Why Libertarians Should Vote Republican in November

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:00am 9/20/2014 at 7:00am

Now that things are looking good for Republicans in November, victory is within reach.

There are few people who are more capable of getting a rise out of folks on the left and right than Ann Coulter but with the stakes so high, she makes an excellent point in her newest column:

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Luis Gutiérrez: Securing Border a Dereliction of Duty

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Posted by    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:00am 9/18/2014 at 10:00am

Luis Gutiérrez is a Democratic representative from Illinois who frequently attacks anyone who is not for amnesty.

As an example, here he is on Sean Hannity’s show claiming that securing the U.S. border would be a dereliction of his duty. Transcript and video via Real Clear Politics:

Gutierrez: Voting to Secure Border First...

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The War on Poverty Has Failed

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:30am 9/17/2014 at 11:30am

For the last few years, liberals have been trying to re-brand the War on Poverty as a fight against income inequality, but that effort may have come too late.

According to a new report from

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Pelosi: America “not at war” with ISIS

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8:30am 9/16/2014 at 8:30am

Do you know what keeps Nancy Pelosi up at night? It isn’t ISIS.

Three days ago, she insisted that if Republicans take control of the Senate it would bring about the end of civilization. Now, she’s claiming that America isn’t at war with the Islamic State.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

Nancy Pelosi: We...

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Jay Carney Predicts Doom for Democrats in Midterms

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 6:15pm 9/14/2014 at 6:15pm

Former White House spokesman Jay Carney used his new postion as a CNN contributor to lower expectations for Democrats in the approaching midterms.

Evan McMurry of Mediaite reported earlier today:

Jay Carney: ‘It’s Not Going to Be a Good Year for Democrats’

In his new guise as a political commentator for CNN, former White...

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DOJ, Democrat Elijah Cummings spin together for the IRS

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4:15pm 9/14/2014 at 4:15pm

Just when you thought that the IRS scandal couldn’t get any worse, the editors of Investor’s Business Daily have a new bombshell to offer.

It seems the Department of Justice has been working with Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings, but not to uncover the truth:

DOJ Working With Elijah Cummings To Protect The IRS

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Pelosi: The End (of Harry Reid’s Control) Is Near!

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2:13pm 9/13/2014 at 2:13pm

Former house speaker Nancy Pelosi recently sat down for an interview with Bill Maher in which they discussed the upcoming mid-term elections. Based on Pelosi’s choice of words, it sounds like the Democratic Party is expecting big losses.

Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller has the details:

Nancy Pelosi: Civilization ‘In Jeopardy’ If...

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Real Clear Defense: Obama Ignored “best military advice” on ISIS

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:24am 9/13/2014 at 10:24am
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Obama may be America’s commander-in-chief, but he’s not a leader who is interested in military strategy.

Bearing all that in mind, this report from Dustin Walker of Real Clear Defense is nothing short of stunning:

Obama Rejected “Best Military Advice”

As he laid out his strategy to combat the Islamic State in both Iraq...

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False Equivalence Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:30am 9/13/2014 at 8:30am

Have you noticed that some people get away with making unfair comparisons on TV…

While other people make fair distinctions and get attacked?

Some people don’t want anyone to talk at all.

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Feds Want Prison Time for Dinesh D’Souza

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:00am 9/12/2014 at 7:00am

Even though conservative commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has admitted wrongdoing in a case where he violated campaign finance law, many of his supporters believe he’s being harshly prosecuted for political reasons.

A new development in his case reported by Jonathan Stempel of Reuters seems to confirm their suspicions:

U.S. seeks up to...

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