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Radical fallout: Oberlin College enrollment drops, causing financial problems

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Posted by    Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 8:00pm 9/9/2017 at 8:00pm
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At both the University of Missouri and Evergreen State College, an atmosphere of aggressive “Social Justice” activism damaged enrollment and contributed to financial difficulties.

Apparently, even liberal students don’t want to attend institutions where student and faculty social justice warriors have turned the campus into a battleground.

The same thing may be happening...

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DOJ standing by decision not to prosecute Lois Lerner

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Posted by    Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:00pm 9/8/2017 at 7:00pm

Lois Lerner was the IRS official at the center of the scandal over targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups.

The evidence was overwhelming that Tea Party and conservative groups had applications for tax exempt status delayed or denied, while liberal groups did not, and that this targeting was deliberate. Documents and...

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Vigils continue for Rasmea Odeh’s victims outside Reem’s Oakland Bakery despite legal threats

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Posted by    Friday, September 8, 2017 at 4:00pm 9/8/2017 at 4:00pm

Reem’s bakery in Oakland, CA, has been a center of controversy because of the full-wall mural of Rasmea Odeh.

Rasmea is the former military member of the terrorist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who was convicted in Israel in 1970 of the 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two Hebrew University...

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Anti-Israel Rally at U. Illinois: “No Zionists, no KKK, resisting fascists all the way”

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7:00pm 9/6/2017 at 7:00pm

For several years, anti-Israel activists have sought to hijack other causes in order to turn them against Israel.

A key component of these hijackings is so-called “intersectionality,” the concept that Israel it the unifying evil force in the world that ties together problems far distant from Israel, including alleged police brutality against...

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New York and other states sue over DACA termination

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3:14pm 9/6/2017 at 3:14pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, in a Facebook live event, announced that New York and 14 other states plus the District of Columbia have filed a Complaint attempting to halt the phasing out of the DACA program as announced yesterday by U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions.

The Complaint (pdf.) is...

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Update – Mandy Nagy 3 years later

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 8:35pm 9/5/2017 at 8:35pm
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This time of year is always very painful for our Legal Insurrection family.

Three years ago our beloved writer and Editor-to-be Mandy Nagy (aka Liberty Chick) suffered a catastrophic stroke in her mid-40s.

Readers may recall that before joining Legal Insurrection, Mandy had been Andrew Breitbart’s key researcher and a writer for...

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Hillary repeats herself, first as campaign tragedy, then as Verrit website

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Posted by    Monday, September 4, 2017 at 9:05pm 9/4/2017 at 9:05pm

Karl Marx had Hillary ppegged: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.

The Hillary tragedy was decades in the making (Bill philandering, Obama crushing her), culminating in the tragedy of the 2016 election where she lost despite having more votes and despite the entire mainstream media pushing for her. She...

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Rebranding for 2020 begins: “Elizabeth Warren’s Christian faith is deep and authentic”

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Posted by    Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 8:00pm 9/3/2017 at 8:00pm

During the 2012 Senate campaign between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, I learned early on that The Boston Globe had Warren’s back, and used its full political sway to promote and defend her, particularly on Warren’s false claim to be Native American for employment purposes while climbing the law professor ladder to...

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Dem Congressional candidate Brianna Wu wants Editor fired for “deadnaming” Chelsea Manning

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Posted by    Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 8:10pm 9/2/2017 at 8:10pm

Brianna Wu is a Democrat running for Congress in the 8th District of Massachusetts, in a seat currently held by Democrat Stephen Lynch.

Lynch has caused some upset in progressive circles by being too much of a “lunch-bucket” Democrat, as this article in Commonwealth magazine depicts:

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Almost as Rarely Sighted in Wisconsin as Hillary

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Posted by    Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 7:00am 9/2/2017 at 7:00am

From commenter Herm2416:

Seen in a parking lot in Northeast Wisconsin.

There are heroes among us!

Moose sightings apparently are very rare in Wisconsin. Just like Hillary sightings.

 
 
 

I’m so old, I remember when liberals compared Antifa to G.I.’s on D-Day

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Posted by    Friday, September 1, 2017 at 7:40pm 9/1/2017 at 7:40pm
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My my, how the political pendulum has swung about the little darlings known as Antifa.

Antifa, as we documented, are the continuation of a long line of Anarchist-Marxist street thugs originally known as Black Bloc, then Occupy, then in the age of the Resistance to Trump, were rebranded as “Anti-Fascist,” hence, Antifa....

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Court throws out suit against Sheldon Adelson and others over support for Israel

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Posted by    Friday, September 1, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/1/2017 at 1:00pm
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U.N. Secretary General gets Pallywooded

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:39pm 8/30/2017 at 5:39pm

Pallywood is the cottage industry of Palestinians and Palestinian supporters who concoct facts or present facts in misleading context in order to start viral anti-Israel narratives, such as the false claim that Israel opened dam gates to flood Gaza, and a myriad of other false claims.

The Tamimi Clan is particularly adept and active, sending children to...

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Overblown hype about Court scheduling oral argument in dismissal of Arpaio conviction

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:39am 8/30/2017 at 11:39am
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Former Sheriff Joseph Arpaio was found guilty on July 31, 2017 (pdf.) of criminal contempt of court by Judge Susan Bolton in Arizona federal court.

Last Friday, August 25, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Clemency of Arpaio, which was filed in the case on August 28:

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Berkeley: After Antifa rampage, Mayor wants Conservative Free Speech Week canceled

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:20pm 8/29/2017 at 8:20pm
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Two days ago black-clad Antifa thugs beat people in Berkeley as police mostly stood on the sidelines, as we documented in Journalist amid Antifa Berkeley Riots: “Police have completely disappeared … People getting beaten up”.

ABC News reported that police were ordered...

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Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit against NY Times dismissed

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 4:21pm 8/29/2017 at 4:21pm

A federal court in Manhattan has dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the NY Times.

The Opinion and Order (pdf.) is embedded at the bottom of this post.

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Students Demand Denunciation and Investigation of Professors: 1966 China or 2017 U. Penn?

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Posted by    Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8:45pm 8/28/2017 at 8:45pm

Increasingly, campus “social justice” activism is resembling the tactics of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, particularly the public shaming of those deemed ideologically incorrect, including professors.

In The new Cultural Revolution on Campuses in late April 2017, I reviewed recent examples, including Yale, Cornell, Middlebury and Claremont McKenna:

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