Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 97)
 

For $57,232 per year you get what at Brown University?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 3:30pm 2/14/2013 at 3:30pm

Sex change operations and nudity workshops.

Via this Providence Journal article comes news about Brown’s upcoming tuition, room and board hike (h/t EarthOceanSkyRedux):

Brown University has...

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Rand Paul Targets Brennan’s CIA Nomination over Drones

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Posted by    Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 8:15am 2/14/2013 at 8:15am

Tuesday night, Rand Paul (the freshman senator from Kentucky) gave the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, calling for cutting corporate taxes in half and slashing trillions in federal spending.

Paul has been very busy.  Today, the Washington Times reports that Paul has just put a hold on...

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Obama Opens new Campaign with “Organizing for Action”

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2:37pm 2/13/2013 at 2:37pm

I talked to my mother last night, a long-time Democrat who voted for Obama this November.

She said that she had tuned out the State of the Union address to pour a class of wine, because it was more of the “same, nasty rhetoric” she heard during the Inauguration Day speech.

However, the...

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World atwitter now that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning

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Posted by    Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:00pm 2/11/2013 at 1:00pm

I became a Catholic in 2010, in part as a response to my involvement in the Tea Party movement.

So, I was very excited about the news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning:

He will be the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to resign in almost 600 years, with his departure...

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CNN anchorwoman gets a failing mark in climate science

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Posted by    Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:20am 2/11/2013 at 8:20am

People have been very interested in recent reports that highlight studies confirming the theory that an asteroid impact killed off the dinosaurs:

[A]n international team of researchers, using the most precise dating methods currently available, have determined that while the asteroid impact...

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Idaho legislator wants Atlas Shrugged on school reading list

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Posted by    Friday, February 8, 2013 at 4:30pm 2/8/2013 at 4:30pm

We recently posted a story on changing the direction of political dialog in this country, which asked the following question:

How do we get a foothold for conservative ideas in the public schools, and how do we expand that foothold over time?

An Idaho lawmaker may be providing the answer to that question:

State...

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Americans begin targeting Obama’s Drone program

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Posted by    Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 4:34pm 2/7/2013 at 4:34pm

My son just asked for the definition of a “Sisyphean task“, as he is studying Greek myths in school.

My answer: Trying to address the most liberty-crushing item from the Obama Administration.

For example, I caught a Twitter hashtag that highlights a new concern about this administration’s policies: #sendinthedrones.

During the confirmation hearings being...

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Conservatives need craftiness as well as courage

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Posted by    Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:54am 2/7/2013 at 10:54am

Professor Jacobson just analyzed how the left effectively uses web-pages to deride conservatives and their policies, and observes it is worthwhile looking at the integration of culture and politics.

Anne Sorock offered a hands-on approach to change the direction of local media.

And I stress the importance of getting involved directly in local...

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Egypt is now officially full of boobs

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 12:43pm 2/6/2013 at 12:43pm

UPDATED!

On my own blog, Temple of Mut, I post news about discoveries related to ancient Egypt.

I also keep up with the news about modern Egypt, and today the country is being overrun with boobs.  The first example is Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, who recently chatted about the dangers of...

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Blue on Blue in CA – Eco-glitterati versus the unemployed

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 8:01am 2/6/2013 at 8:01am

Agenda-driven journalism is poised to pit two Democratic constituencies against each other in my home state of California.

Americans are becoming aware that there is an “oil boom” in this country, courtesy of the technology behind the fracking of oil shale.  California’s Monterey Shale Formation, which is a “vast source rock” that...

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Losing CA high-speed rail bidders get $2 million payout from state

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 5:13pm 2/5/2013 at 5:13pm

I recently covered an example of what passes as sensible budgeting in California: The High Speed Rail system.

You would be hard pressed to find a more epic example of a hideous blend...

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College Insurrection Night on Canto Talk

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Posted by    Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 10:16am 1/31/2013 at 10:16am

I am delighted to let Legal Insurrection readers know that my College Insurrection compatriot, Aleister of American Glob, will be on BlogTalkRadio.com’s Canto Talk program tonight (Thursday, Jan. 31st) at 7 pm Pacific/9 pm Central/10 pm Eastern Standard Time (click here...

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Let our smartphones go

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1:39pm 1/29/2013 at 1:39pm

More unintended consequences of laws which are too broadly worded.

The Atlantic writer Derek Khanna recently named the Most Ridiculous New Law – 2013 a provision which previously had been waived but has come back making it illegal to “unlock” your cellphone.  And while there is plenty of time left in this year...

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San Diego’s Top Cop: We can disarm Americans within a generation!

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Posted by    Monday, January 28, 2013 at 2:52pm 1/28/2013 at 2:52pm

I recently reported that California was targeted for a massive effort by gun control activists intent on creating new and wide-ranging restrictions.

Now, the Chief of Police in my hometown of San Diego has unwittingly unveiled the real goal behind this movement: The complete disarming of Americans.

The details are offered by Breitbart...

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Star Wars economics in three easy lessons

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Posted by    Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:26am 1/28/2013 at 10:26am

Many politicians fail to understand an inherent point of economics I refer to as the “Star Wars Tax Rule”:  The more you tighten the tax grip, the more revenues will slip through your fingers.

Today, I would like to highlight three recent news items that underscore this concept.

First, a story via Aaron...

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California Court: Prop 30 tax increase illegally put at top of ballot, but too late to do anything about it

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Posted by    Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 6:23pm 1/27/2013 at 6:23pm

I wanted to share with Legal Insurrection readers an example of ballot measure manipulation that was partly responsible for the November approval of one of the biggest take hikes approved by California in years.

Cal Watchdog writer Katy Grimes has this report about a recent court ruling that declared...

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“Xena, Warrior Princess” makes great TV, but not sensible reality

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Posted by    Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:57pm 1/26/2013 at 1:57pm

The timing of the recent announcement from the Obama Administration that it would lift the ban on women serving in combat positions was fascinating.

After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s responsibility dodging and Biden-esque responses to questioning by Senators yesterday, the White House needed a distraction and a way to appease their...

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