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Fail at Yale Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2015

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

Fail at Yale Week at College Insurrection

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12/19/2015 at 8:30am
Yale students were recently asked to sign a petition to repeal the First Amendment and some of them actually did. Yale Students Sign Petition to Repeal The First Amendment Yale Reacts With Disbelief Over Video of Students Signing Petition Against 1st Amendment There was a somewhat embarrassing incident at Harvard as well. Harvard University Creates…
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“The evidence established that Porter went above and beyond his duty”

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2015

Mark Levin mentions Andrew Branca’s Freddie Gray analysis at Legal Insurrection

“The evidence established that Porter went above and beyond his duty”

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12/19/2015 at 7:00am
A reader alerted Professor Jacobson that Legal Insurrection and I got a mention on the Mark Levin Show.  Naturally we tracked down the mention in order to crow about it and share it with you loyal readers (but mostly to crow about it). In fairness, it’s probably more accurate to say that…
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http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/police-sent-to-gov-martinez-s-hotel-room-on-noise/article_f41cb9ee-a5aa-11e5-880b-2bc5e5036bbe.html

Susana Martinez Embroiled in Holiday Party Noise Complaint Kerfuffle

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

Listen to the audio

Susana Martinez Embroiled in Holiday Party Noise Complaint Kerfuffle

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/police-sent-to-gov-martinez-s-hotel-room-on-noise/article_f41cb9ee-a5aa-11e5-880b-2bc5e5036bbe.html
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12/18/2015 at 8:30pm
New Mexico governor Susana Martinez—once hailed as a possible VP pick for Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, and/or Jeb Bush—is at the center of a bit of controversy concerning a noise complaint at a hotel room at which she was attending a holiday staff party. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports: Santa Fe police…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrBXcKcviuc

Democrats in Disarray: Bernie Sanders Sues the DNC (Update: Settled)

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

“At the end of the day we are one Democratic family,” says DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz

Democrats in Disarray: Bernie Sanders Sues the DNC (Update: Settled)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrBXcKcviuc
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12/18/2015 at 7:00pm
There is not enough popcorn in the world for this one. This is going to be one heckuva show. Politico reported this evening: Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Friday sued the Democratic National Committee for suspending its access to the national voter database, saying the move threatens to undermine the Vermont senator’s presidential…
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Huckabee’s Campaign Swirling the Drain?

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

Staff salary cuts are usually not a good sign

Huckabee’s Campaign Swirling the Drain?

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12/18/2015 at 5:30pm
Staff salary cuts, negligible fundraising, and crummy polling are usually good indicators a campaign is on its last leg. Thursday, Politico reported former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee, cut his senior staffer’s salaries to reallocate resources to the Iowa battlefield. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign, struggling with…
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Wisconsin “John Doe” anti-conservative hunters become the hunted

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

Scott Walker eliminates state agency that helped target conservatives, while legislative investigations of prosecutors in the works.

Wisconsin “John Doe” anti-conservative hunters become the hunted

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12/18/2015 at 4:00pm
We extensively covered the two Wisconsin “John Doe” cases in which prosecutors targeted Scott Walker and conservatives in Wisconsin. John Doe No. 1 concerned Walker’s time as Milwaukee County Executive. John Doe No.2 was the more notorious, as a Democratic lead prosecutor unleashed the equivalent of SWAT teams on conservatives, raiding homes, seizing…
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Carly Fiorina wants to be America’s Iron Lady

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

“Let us stand together and do our duty and we shall not fail.”

Carly Fiorina wants to be America’s Iron Lady

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12/18/2015 at 2:30pm
Pro-Carly Fiorina PAC CARLY for America released a new ad Thursday. The 50 second spot will air in the digital space in early voting states. The ad makes a bold comparison — it pitches Fiorina as America’s Margaret Thatcher. The ad goes: Margaret Thatcher: “Let us stand together and do our duty…
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Freddie Gray Trial: The Schadenfreude Edition

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

Why Porter’s mistrial outcome is an unmitigated disaster for Marilyn Mosby

Freddie Gray Trial: The Schadenfreude Edition

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12/18/2015 at 1:00pm
I have been rather amused the last 48 hours or so watching the Progressive news media (but I repeat myself) in the aftermath of the hung jury in the “Freddie Gray” trial of Baltimore Police Officer William Porter. The media’s efforts to avoid acknowledging what an unmitigated disaster this outcome was for…
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https://twitter.com/orndorfftroyan/status/677870290471358464

In major victory for Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid, OMNIBUS heads to Obama for signature

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

with more Democrat than Republican votes in both House and Senate

In major victory for Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid, OMNIBUS heads to Obama for signature

https://twitter.com/orndorfftroyan/status/677870290471358464
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12/18/2015 at 11:30am
Paul Ryan wanted a budget and lacking a budget, we got another Omnibus Bill stuffed with all sorts of things we needed to pass in order to find out what’s in it. The final vote count was 166 Democrats and 150 Republicans in favor. The total vote was 316-113. Nancy Pelosi congratulated Paul…
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San Bernardino Terror Couple Buried Quietly

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

National Targeting Center program that could have prevented attack may have been buried by the administration.

San Bernardino Terror Couple Buried Quietly

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12/18/2015 at 10:00am
Earlier this week we reported that the body of Tashfeen Malik, the female San Bernardino terrorist who slaughtered 14 of her husband’s co-workers, was still unclaimed. As I predicted, Malik was buried without fanfare in an Islamic cemetery alongside her murderous spouse: Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who opened fire on a…
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Let’s Talk About Amnesty

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

Definitions matter

Let’s Talk About Amnesty

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12/18/2015 at 8:30am
Having spent years working in immigration law, the current immigration cluster is enough to make me want to neck punch the entire internet (except for commenters who like my posts, of course). Of the many immigration rhetoric atrocities that make my blood boil, one of the worst is the lax use of terms like “amnesty”…
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Democrats Don’t Want You to Watch Them Debate

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2015

It’s all about protecting Hillary.

Democrats Don’t Want You to Watch Them Debate

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12/18/2015 at 7:00am
The last Democratic primary debate was on a Saturday night and the next one is this Saturday night. The one after that will be on a Sunday night. What’s going on here is so clear that even liberal journalists have to admit it. Frank Bruni of the New York Times: The Invisible Democratic…
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Should We Be Concerned About Amending the H-2B Visa Cap?

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2015

Expanding the guest worker program is part of the funding bill because, why?

Should We Be Concerned About Amending the H-2B Visa Cap?

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12/17/2015 at 8:15pm
Among the various random provisions in the 2,000+ page omnibus spending bill rattling around Congress is the amending the condition of the H-2B visa annual cap. The bill itself is indefensible. Cobbling together a 2,000 page tax-payer funded Christmas wish list, expediting it through both chambers and on to the Oval Office…
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FBI Arrests Pharma CEO Who Increased HIV Drug Price by 5000%

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2015

. . . on securities fraud charges

FBI Arrests Pharma CEO Who Increased HIV Drug Price by 5000%

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12/17/2015 at 6:30pm
Back in September, the New York Times reported that Turing Pharmaceuticals had increased the price of its HIV drug, Daraprim, from $13.70 per tablet to $750 per tablet. Specialists in infectious disease are protesting a gigantic overnight increase in the price of a 62-year-old drug that is the standard of care for…
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http://timesofsandiego.com/education/2015/12/17/usd-professor-leads-silent-protest-against-anti-muslim-rhetoric/

Professors and Students at U. San Diego protest Trump by wearing “Muslim Yellow Stars”

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2015

The worst form of cultural appropriation.

Professors and Students at U. San Diego protest Trump by wearing “Muslim Yellow Stars”

http://timesofsandiego.com/education/2015/12/17/usd-professor-leads-silent-protest-against-anti-muslim-rhetoric/
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12/17/2015 at 4:58pm
Does this go too far? Of course it does. Comments by Donald Trump about a temporary ban on Muslim immigration, which almost certainly never will happen even if there were to be a President Trump, hardly compare to round-up for extermination. There is no equivalent — fortunately — of Kristallnacht aga…
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Russia’s Focused Brutality Trumps US’s Gentle Touch In Syria

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2015

President Obama fears a robust US intervention will alienate Syrians and empower ISIS , but Russia’s bloody aggression is winning the war

Russia’s Focused Brutality Trumps US’s Gentle Touch In Syria

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12/17/2015 at 3:45pm
Russia’s policy of bloody deterrence and intimidation is reaping battlefield victories, and exposing US fecklessness in Syria.  President Obama has decided the risk of alienating the Syrian population and providing propaganda fodder for ISIS and other anti-Western organizations outweighs the benefits of a substantive military intervention, but Russian President Vladimir Putin’…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/the-parallels-between-putin-and-trump-are-obvious-2015-8

Putin Praises Trump as “Brilliant” and “Talented”: Update: Trump Responds

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2015

Does Putin see a kindred spirit . . . or something else?

Putin Praises Trump as “Brilliant” and “Talented”: Update: Trump Responds

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-parallels-between-putin-and-trump-are-obvious-2015-8
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12/17/2015 at 2:00pm
While I didn’t think Donald Trump did a particularly great job in Tuesday’s CNN debate, his poll numbers and recent comment about a temporary halt to Muslims coming into the country have stirred interest in his candidacy abroad.  The latest foreign leader to weigh in on Trump is Russian president Vladimir…
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