Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 106)
 

Thought Experiment: California without Jerry Brown as Governor

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 4:49pm 9/7/2014 at 4:49pm

As I noted in my June election report, Governor Jerry Brown will be facing Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in California’s gubernatorial race.

There one and only debate between them was held Thursday. Prior to the event, conservatives...

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San Diego Minimum Wage Petition Battle

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 4:21pm 9/3/2014 at 4:21pm

Professor Jacobson just noted that voter intensity is likely to be a critical factor in the 2014 elections this November.

However, I assert that a petition drive being held in San Diego, focused on revoking the City Council’s minimum wage mandate, shows that voters are quite intense right now.   Given the complete...

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Texas and California in crosshairs of ISIS and Al Qaeda?

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 5:35pm 8/29/2014 at 5:35pm

Watching the press conference that President Obama gave yesterday in which he revealed that his foreign policy has devolved from “don’t do stupid stuff” to “no strategy,” I was perplexed that the media was complaining more about the color of the suit instead of its emptiness.

Mulling over the subsequent coverage, I...

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Inanity or Insanity? Blaming Global Warming, Big Oil for South Napa Earthquake

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:28pm 8/28/2014 at 1:28pm

As I was enjoying the history and the beauty of Virginia on the last day of our family vacation, a significant earthquake struck Northern California.

The aftershocks are continuing from...

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CDC spreading Ebola panic faster than a Flu virus

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:24pm 8/8/2014 at 12:24pm

While many Legal Insurrection fans may disagree with my assessment of the limited risk that the two American Ebola patients are to our country, my basic point is sound:  The uncontrolled entry of people infected with much easier to transmit and more common pathogens should be the main focus of concern.

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“Angry Black Woman” to anti-Israel activists: Stop pilfering civil rights legacy for your “repugnant agenda”

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Posted by    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:00pm 8/2/2014 at 9:00pm
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Stoking racial tension against Israel has been a foundation of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement in the U.S.

One pro-Israel student is having none of it.

Chloé Simone Valdary is an outspoken pro-Israel student, who is a shining star in the fight against BDS on campus.

She is so effective that, during a recent pro-Israel...

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You have nothing to fear from Ebola but fear itself

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Posted by    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 4:06pm 8/2/2014 at 4:06pm

As an environmental health and safety professional who has written a book about “bloodborne pathogens,” such as the Ebola virus, I read with both interest and alarm Bruce Carrol’s post, No concerns here: Ebola patients headed to Georgia.

Shortly after writing that book, I was hired by the Centers for Disease Control...

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Democrat Scott Peters plays the “Tea Party card” on opponent (#CA52)

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 3:44pm 7/30/2014 at 3:44pm

The Morning Insurrection newsletter reminded me that today would be a great day to take a look at the state of the congressional race in my district (CA-52), which is pitting Democratic incumbent Scott Peters against a former city council-member and veteran GOP campaigner Carl DeMaio.

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An Interview with Legal Insurrection’s A.F. Branco

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:33am

Legal Insurrection is truly fortunate to be able to feature the amazing work of talented political cartoonist, A.F. Branco! I have always been a big fan of political cartoons.  In fact, two years ago, I taught my son’s class about the history of political cartoons, and had them each create one...

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Reports from the “Immigration Surge” Protests

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 10:31am 7/20/2014 at 10:31am

Reports are beginning to surface from the 300-plus citizen-organized protests on July 18-19 focused on deep concerns about the immigration surge of supposed “refugees” swamping our border control resources, under the banner of the “National Days of Protest against Immigration Reform Amnesty & the Illegal Immigration Surge”.

With a coalition of more than...

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Protests of “immigration surges” slated for July 18-19

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Posted by    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7:54pm 7/17/2014 at 7:54pm

While eyes are turned to Gaza and the Ukraine today, I wanted to offer some information about attempts to deal with a man-caused disaster on our own soil.

Citizens across the country...

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Protesters block San Diego Area illegal immigrant processing site

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 7:00am 7/2/2014 at 7:00am

Thousands of unaccompanied minors have flooded across our border, overwhelming border agents leading to immigration officials opening processing centers around the country.

In the San Diego area, protesters force buses carrying...

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Smart Power Update: Polish Foreign Minister Calls Ties To U.S. “Worthless”

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:15pm 6/24/2014 at 6:15pm
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While America’s attention has been focused on Iraq, it is easy to forget the month before we were concerned about Russian interventions in the Ukraine and

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A birds-eye view of Professor Jacobson’s Case for Israel and Academic Freedom

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:00pm 6/18/2014 at 6:00pm

A little over five years ago I started reading Legal Insurrection, and nearly two years ago I was privileged to become a contributor. So, I was thrilled to finally be able to meet Bill Jacobson in person last night when he made The Case for Israel and Academic Freedom.

The talk...

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India Doubles its Forces along Border with China

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:59am 6/17/2014 at 10:59am

It looks likes one of the global flashpoints I mentioned earlier this year is heating up.

While Iraq descends rapidly into chaos, tensions may be building in another section of the Asian continent. India is poised to double its forces along the border with China.

The new BJP government is keen to send...

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TAMCON 2014: Tammy Bruce and Her Fans Offer Real Inspiration

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 3:15pm 6/16/2014 at 3:15pm

As Professor Jacobson noted in a post celebrating this blog’s 5th anniversary, the best aspect of conservative citizen activism is the chance to make many wonderful new friends along the way!

Conservative dynamo Tammy Bruce is also celebrating her 5th anniversary — as the first c...

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Swap or No Swap?

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 12:00pm 6/6/2014 at 12:00pm
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I recently reported on the plight of former US Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been languishing in a Mexican jail while authorities hold him on assorted weapons charges...

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