Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 52)
 

Global Flash Points Heating Up

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Posted by    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 4:41pm 2/10/2014 at 4:41pm
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Last week, we noted that Japan and India were allying to protect themselves against China’s regional ambitions.

These developments finally seem to have made it to the “Resolute Desk”, which has responded with another of its classic “strongly worded messages” in regards to China’s intentions to expand its defense zone.

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California Electric Grid Attack Was “Terrorism”

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Posted by    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:30am 2/10/2014 at 10:30am

While all eyes are on Sochi and the undercurrent of concern about potential terrorism in Russia, there has been a troubling upgrade of an California incident initially deemed vandalism.

A 2013 attack on an electric substation near San Jose that nearly knocked out Silicon Valley’s power supply was initially downplayed as vandalism...

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Who will replace Bob “Filthy” Filner?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 4:25pm 2/9/2014 at 4:25pm

I officially project Councilman Kevin Faulconer as the winner of Tuesday’s San Diego mayoral race.

Why?

Democratic opponent David Alvarez just received the official endorsement of President Obama.

“As a native San Diegan, David Alvarez has been a fierce advocate for his city, and on the Council, has led efforts to build a strong...

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Japan and India tag-team to contain China

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:07pm 2/2/2014 at 7:07pm
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Japan and India don’t necessarily have the warmest relationship with their neighbor, China.

China hasn’t exactly lessened tensions by enforcing a no-fly zone over Japanese islands. And its rapidly expanding military efforts haven’t brought comfort to India’s government, especially with a long history of border tensions.

Since it has become apparent that the...

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Egypt tosses 20 Al-Jazeera reporters in jail

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 1:01pm 2/2/2014 at 1:01pm

Throwing reporters in jail is worrisome, even if they are from Al-Jazeera.  Did they commit actual crimes, or is it simply an attempt to silence reporting?

Egypt to put 20 journalists on trial on terrorism-related charges

Egypt said 20 Al-Jazeera journalists, including both Egyptians and foreigners, will face trial on terrorism-related charges.

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If this is crazy, I don’t want to be sane!

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Posted by    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 9:00am 1/26/2014 at 9:00am

We are approaching the 5th anniversary of the start of the Tea Party movement.

So, for fun, I wanted to explore the devolution of insults about citizen activists like myself over the years.

First, we were peppered with a wide barrage: “Astro-turf”, “members of a mob“, “clansmen“, “un-American”, “political terrorists“, “Nazis“, and “evil-mongers“.

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Review: Teri O’Brien’s The ABC’s of Barack Obama

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Posted by    Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:45am 1/25/2014 at 11:45am

I was recently privileged to chat with American Conservative Warrior Princess, Teri O’Brien, on Canto Talk.  She is a dynamic and engaging BlogTalkRadio.com host herself, with a long history of conservative activism.  Her website is here.

Teri has written a terrific synopsis of President Obama’s personal, political and policy history:

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California Drought = Flood of New Rules

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Posted by    Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 7:30am 1/19/2014 at 7:30am

While the rest of the country has been enjoying the “Polar Vortex”, my home state has had a slightly different set of “climate change” issues to address.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency on Friday, citing a need for conservation efforts and a fingers-crossed message that he “hopes it will rain”...

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Review: The New School, by Professor Glenn Reynolds

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Posted by    Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7:18pm 1/10/2014 at 7:18pm

College Insurrection posts are often inspired by a pithy synopsis of campus news by Professor Glenn Reynolds (aka Instapundit).

So, with great joy, I wanted to share items from a new book featuring his wit, wisdom, and expertise on the subject of higher education, K-12 schooling, and possible technology-based transformations of how...

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IRS proposes “Tea Party” rules

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Posted by    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:30am 1/9/2014 at 8:30am

Call it the political equivalent of the “Polar Vortex”.

As we enter Day 244 of the Internal Revenue Service scandal of suppressing conservative groups by the unfair application of tax-exempt status rules, there is a development that is chilling the hearts of citizen activists everywhere.

The IRS is planning to codify its tactics...

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Just How Bad is California’s Business Climate?

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Posted by    Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:30am 1/6/2014 at 7:30am

It is so bad that even New York is now trying to poach businesses from the Golden State.

….California’s governor hasn’t been nearly as dismissive of a television commercial promoting New York’s business climate that aired here in the Golden State during December.

“With over $1 billion in new incentives and tax breaks,...

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Ringing in 2014 with New Laws…and Star Trek

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Posted by    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 7:30am 1/5/2014 at 7:30am

As Americans are recovering from their New Year’s celebrations, it may be time to sober up with a look at some new laws that took effect January 1st.

From the Washington Post, some of the more fascinating state rules now in place.

…2. Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use...

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Could 2014 be the “Year of the Tea Party Democrat”?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 3:56pm 1/4/2014 at 3:56pm

At the start of the New Year, Legal Insurrection reader Nicholas wrote to ask Professor Jacobson the following question: Could 2014 be the year of the Tea Party Democrats? The political climate certainly seems appropriate.

As Legal Insurrection’s designated “Tea Party Democrat,” I would like to answer this: Yes and No.

Yes: Democrats...

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Schadenfreude is free; Antarctic air-sea rescues are not

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:30am 1/4/2014 at 7:30am

Price to Americans for helping other countries deal with “climate change”:  $7.45 Billion.

Price of an international air-sea rescue of 52 passengers (including 4 journalists and 26 paying tourists, and various academic advocates of “global warming”): Millions of dollars, to be paid by the shipping companies and their insurers.

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New Lawsuit over San Diego Sea Lion Poop

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 8:30am 1/1/2014 at 8:30am

As a Tea Party activist, one of my earliest assignments was trying to determine where we might be helpful in an ongoing battle between seal-loving eco-activist extremists versus the citizens who wanted to enjoy the La Jolla cove area and the businesses dependent on them doing so.

In 2009, I wrote:

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Looking at 2013 economic news for clues to 2014

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 8:15am 12/31/2013 at 8:15am

As I was reviewing the economic news of 2013, I felt a few updates might be in order as we conclude the wild ride that this year has been.

One of the most fascinating stories of the year, from my capitalism-loving point-of-view, centered on Cyprus.  In March, wealthy depositors with banks on...

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Leslie’s Top 10 College Insurrection Posts of 2013

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Posted by    Monday, December 30, 2013 at 4:48pm 12/30/2013 at 4:48pm

As we enter into the New Year, I wanted follow one of blogging’s finest traditions: The Top 10 List.

However, as I reflected upon the year in-depth with a good friend last night, there was one post that really deserves special  mention, as its features an institution near-and-dear to Professor Jacobson.:

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