Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 96)
 

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.

Price of the enjoyment ...

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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:

Over the...

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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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Celebrating the Tea Party with Craft Beer

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Posted by    Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:30pm 12/28/2013 at 2:30pm

As we head into the New Year, I thought this might be an appropriate time for an homage to two of my favorite things: the Tea Party and craft beer!

Approaching the 5th anniversary of the start of the Tea Party movement, media types and establishment politicos are very upset that we...

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What a bunch of Turkeys: “Santa Punched in Face”

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Posted by    Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:52am 12/28/2013 at 11:52am

Christmas is a celebration of “peace on Earth, goodwill toward men”, and Santa Claus is famed for spreading joy to children throughout the world.

However, reports from Turkey and the Balkans show that the image of Saint Nick is taking a beating. Literally.

From the Hurriyet Daily News, which covers Turkey and...

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Two States Stop Payment to Obamacare Website Developer

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Posted by    Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:00am 12/28/2013 at 8:00am

Obamacare is ending the year on a very low note.

Two states, both deep blue in their politics, are unhappy with the quality of the websites designed for the healthcare insurance exchanges.  Shockingly,...

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Egypt’s Military Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization

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Posted by    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 9:00am 12/27/2013 at 9:00am

Egypt can be a place of miracles.

As we have just celebrated Christmas, I am reminded of the flight into Egypt of the Holy Family. More recently, snow hit the streets of Cairo in more than...

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Comparing the Responses to Target and Obamacare Security Risks

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Posted by    Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 9:51am 12/26/2013 at 9:51am

Target is my favorite store…so when it came time to bust-out my holiday shopping, using my store debit card and getting 5% discounted was a no-brainer.

Sadly, that meant I was left in the security lurch along with 40 million other customers.

Law enforcement, including the U.S. Secret Service and the state attorneys...

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US Sailors’ Lawsuit Dismissed in Fukushima Radiation Exposure Case

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Posted by    Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:30am 12/26/2013 at 7:30am

While Japan is continues to cope with the economic fallout from the 2011 earthquake/tsunami disaster that led to Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant catastrophe,it looks like

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Cover Oregon – Take two aspirin, and wait to hear from us

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 9:00am 12/25/2013 at 9:00am

Oregonians wishing for a ray of hope on the last day of Obamacare sign-up are in for a bad disappointment, as the shining light of awesome medical coverage has been sucked into the super massive blackhole of administrative incompetence.

Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange began robocalling applicants Friday, warning them that if...

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A Tea Party Catholic View on Pope Francis Economics

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Posted by    Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:00am 12/19/2013 at 7:00am

The last time I wrote about the Catholic Church, the church had selected its new pope.

And, as anticipated, the first pope from Latin America is shaking things up at the Vatican and around the world.

However, I was a bit surprised that Pope Francis would so soon be engaged in an economics...

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Shovel snow like an E-gyp-tian

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Posted by    Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 3:11pm 12/14/2013 at 3:11pm

A little something for the “Global Warming” files!

Snow is blanketing Cairo for the first time in 112 years, according to reports. And while there were scenes of car accidents and people not looking too happy about the weather, a lot of people decided to have some fun and take a...

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U.S. Supreme Court takes Hobby Lobby Case

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Posted by    Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 1:00pm 11/28/2013 at 1:00pm

The last time we checked on Hobby Lobby after a 60,000 citizen buycott in support of its case against Obamacare, it looked likely that US Supreme Court would take up the case.

SCOTUS has now formally done just that.

The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review the lawsuit filed by Hobby Lobby...

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Sacramento Judge Rules that California’s Bullet Train is a Turkey

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Posted by    Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 10:00am 11/28/2013 at 10:00am

Progressives are being forced to eat a lot of crow this Thanksgiving.

At the national level, Obamacare is being plucked apart in the media.  In California, a touchstone of liberal green dreams and one of the state’s biggest turkeys is being thrown under the bus by a Sacramento judge.

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