Posts by Jonathan Levin  (Page 2)
 

British Campus Anti-Semitism on Display During Israel Hate Week

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:00pm 2/24/2016 at 6:00pm

The annual tour of lies and hate known as Israel Apartheid Week kicked off Monday in England, with stops coming around the world.  The U.S. edition is set for March 27-April 3.

Monday morning, Londoners taking the underground were greeted by a series of new advertisements targeting companies with business in Israel. ...

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HSBC Shuts Down Terror-Linked Account

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:00am 2/24/2016 at 10:00am

British banking giant HSBC shut down accounts held by Islamic Relief Worldwide (“IRW”) last month.  IRW has long been suspected of funnel...

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Don’t Quit Twitter

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:00am 2/24/2016 at 7:00am

Amid the last few days’ legitimate furor over Twitter apparently censoring conservative opinions, some conservatives have vowed to quit the medium in protest.  That is a mistake.

Legal Insurrection’s previous coverage of Twitter’s banning author Robert Stacy McCain and de-authenticating Milo Yiannopoulos – both noted critics of extreme feminism – is here...

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Twitter Kicks out Conservative Author Forever

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 5:20pm 2/22/2016 at 5:20pm

On Saturday morning we posted a brief compilation of recent events suggesting Twitter might be targeting conservatives, Is Twitter Silencing Conservatives?

The impetus Saturday was the suspension of Robert Stacy McCain’s account (@rsmccain).  McCain blogs at TheOtherMcCain.com and last February published a book, Sex Trouble: Essays on Radical Feminism and the War Against...

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Is Twitter Silencing Conservatives?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:05am 2/20/2016 at 11:05am

Twitter, an invaluable news aggregator when properly run and used, has seemingly taken aim at conservatives and those advocating conservative causes.

In early January, Twitter stripped Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos (@Nero on Twitter) of his “verification,” saying he violated the anti-harassment Terms of Service.

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France and Germany Shutting Down BDS

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:00pm 2/17/2016 at 8:00pm

French banking giant BNP Paribas is shutting down a major financing source for the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (“BDS”) campaign in Germany.  This is the latest in an anti-BDS trend in Germany and, potentially, the first step in cutting of BDS funding in Europe.

Benjamin Weinthall, a Fellow for the Foundation for...

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No rush to get Scalia replacement on Supreme Court

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00pm 2/16/2016 at 7:00pm

Media discussion of Justice Scalia’s death and its implications for the public unions case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association overstates the impact and misses the larger issue.

Before Justice Scalia died, it was very likely the Court would hold that it is unconstitutional for state law to require, or even simply allow,...

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Scalia’s death may help liberals dodge losses in Affirmative Action and Union cases

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Posted by    Monday, February 15, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/15/2016 at 1:00pm
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Two Supreme Court cases with significant public policy implications previously discussed on Legal Insurrection face very different futures in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday.

Oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas and even more more so Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Association suggested the Court would...

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Another court setback for DOJ on withholding Fast And Furious Docs

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Posted by    Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 4:40pm 2/14/2016 at 4:40pm
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For the second time in a month, a Washington, D.C., court has rejected DOJ’s arguments for withholding documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal.

Last month, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, presiding in Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, United States...

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Legislation boycotting the anti-Israel boycotters proliferates

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Posted by    Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:00pm 2/12/2016 at 3:00pm

There has been quite a bit of BDS-related legislative activity in the several weeks, with two anti-BDS measures moving through Congress, and activity in several state legislatures.  While the legislatures universally oppose BDS, President Obama has weighed in in opposition to Congress’s pro-Israel legislation.

Federal Anti-BDS Legislation

First, Wednesday afternoon Senators Mark Kirk...

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State Occupational Licensing Raises Costs And Stalls Innovation

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Posted by    Friday, February 12, 2016 at 10:00am 2/12/2016 at 10:00am

“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”  That was Ronald Reagan in his first inaugural address, January 20, 1981, and in the years since it has become a rallying cry for small government conservatives.

Last week Senator Mike Lee (R. Utah) struck the...

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The Russia Reset Has Failed, Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Lost

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:00am 2/10/2016 at 10:00am
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The U.S. move to boost NATO forces in Eastern Europe is another black mark on President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy.  The decision to strengthen NATO’s bulwark against further Russian adventurism is sound in itself, but it further exposes the 2009 Russia Reset as a naive, amateurish blunder.  The cost...

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Bernie Sanders’s Questionable Israel Advisers

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:30am 2/8/2016 at 11:30am

Bernie Sanders gave a glimpse at his potential foreign policy on Sunday, and his choices of BDS supporter James Zogby and left-wing J Street raise serious questions.

Sanders, the Jewish Senator from Vermont, is infamous for his avowed socialism.  On foreign policy, he is more or less a blank slate, making his...

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The Quiet U.S. War On Russian Corruption

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 10:30am 2/7/2016 at 10:30am

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) added five more Russians to the Specially Designated Nationals List pursuant to the Magnitsky Act on February 1.

In a press statement, a senior State Department official noted that one of the officials had nothing to do with the murder of the eponymous Sergei Magnitsky,...

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Good week for Marco Rubio

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00am 2/5/2016 at 7:00am

Marco Rubio may have received the third-most votes in Iowa this week, but he won big.

The Iowa caucus was Monday.  Even as votes were being counted, news emerged confirming long-standing rumor that South Carolina Senator Tim Scott would endorse Rubio.

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Democrats Put Obama’s Iran Appeasement Above National Security

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 2/4/2016 at 7:00pm

The disastrous JCPOA and President Obama’s political compulsion to hide Iranian wrong-doing have infected the entire Democratic Party.  Instead of responding to Iran’s support for terrorism and violations of its international commitments by imposing penalties, President Obama – and now his Democratic allies in Congress – are running cover.

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Teachers Union Bankrupting Chicago Schools

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:30am 2/3/2016 at 11:30am

The long-running battle between the Chicago Teachers’ Union (the “Union”) and the Chicago Public Schools (“CPS”) has turned even uglier.  The Chicago Tribune reports that the Union rejected CPS’s most recent contract offer Monday, and CPS responded by cutting budgets by a cool $100 million.

Combative negotiations between CPS and the Union...

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