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Constitutions on Campus Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 8:30am 6/20/2015 at 8:30am

What is it about the United States Constitution that so many colleges fear?

Thank goodness for FIRE.

Here’s a rape culture update.

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Harry Reid’s obstructionism used against GOP candidates

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7:30pm 4/12/2015 at 7:30pm

So far, two first-term GOP senators have declared their presidential candidacy (Cruz and Paul), with Rubio set to do so Monday.

On both sides of the aisle, there are a lot of questions and concern as people wonder what these first-termers have accomplished.  This is, of course, a fair question to ask,...

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Public Shaming Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:30am 3/28/2015 at 8:30am

In case you haven’t heard, some students at Appalachian University have taken up the practices of Mao’s Red Guard.

When it comes to shame, some people have none.

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Likely GOP 2016 Field Diverse but Not Hyphenated

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 26, 2014 at 11:21am 12/26/2014 at 11:21am

Ballotpedia lists the following Democrats (in alphabetical order) as potential 2016 presidential candidates:

Joe Biden
Hillary Clinton
Andrew Cuomo
Kirsten Gillibrand
Amy Klobuchar
Martin O’Malley
Bernie Sanders
Brian Schweitzer
Party Mark Warner
Elizabeth Warren
Jim Webb

My goodness.  Not much divers...

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Elizabeth Warren: My historically underrepresented group treated differently in Senate

https://youtu.be/3dCmzDSS5Os
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:30pm 10/22/2014 at 7:30pm
https://youtu.be/3dCmzDSS5Os

Oh, thaaaaaatttttt historically underrepresented group. Not the one you were thinking of.

Via CNN:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told CNN she has been treated differently as a woman in the clubby upper chamber — echoing the general sentiments of her colleague Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who wrote about sexism in the Senate in a...

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Miss America, Liberal Activist

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:00pm 9/17/2014 at 1:00pm
(Above, Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015, and former boss, Democratic activist Chuck Rocha of Solidarity Strategies.)

On Monday, Steve Ertelt of LifeNews.com reported an interesting fact he found on the LinkedIn page of the newly crowned Miss America.

Her most recent job experience (other than performing her duties as Miss New York and...

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Martha Robertson, under fundraising cloud, named to “Red to Blue” list in NY-23

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8:54pm 3/3/2014 at 8:54pm

Martha Robertson’s fundraising cloud just won’t go away in her challenge to Republican Tom Reed in NY-23.

Robertson raised funds based on the claim that GOP operatives were caught trying...

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What if Dinesh D’Souza had waved around a 30-round magazine?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 27, 2014 at 11:36am 1/27/2014 at 11:36am

Dinesh D’Souza allegedly violated campaign finance laws through a relatively small scheme to have friends donate $20,000 to Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long, who had little chance of defeating Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012. The alleged illegality was that D’Souza would reimburse them, thereby allowing him to exceed the individual campaing...

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Sandy Disaster Relief Disaster

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 12:17pm 1/2/2013 at 12:17pm

The Senate passed a pork-laden Sandy Relief bill:

Hurricane Sandy relief bill “pork” complaints is reportedly a sticking point fiscally conservative lawmakers. The $27 billion relief legislation crafted to offer Super Storm Sandy disaster aid will reportedly be stalled until after the Congressional session, which ends on Wednesday, resumes.

Republican Representative Darrell Issa...

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Upstate New York is the heart of Operation Counterweight

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2:29pm 7/3/2012 at 2:29pm

It may seem counter-intuitive, but Upstate New York (the NY flyover country) is a key to holding the House, and will form a core of Operation Counterweight

In 2010, Republicans picked up several seats upstate; redistricting has caused the loss of one upstate seat (and one downstate, Anthony Weiner’s old district)...

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Welcome to Ithaca, Tom Reed

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 19, 2012 at 8:32pm 3/19/2012 at 8:32pm

Via Jazz Shaw, NY redistricting is finalized and Ithaca — part of retiring Maurice Hinchey’s district which disappeared — now is part of the district of Republican Congressman Tom Reed (campaign

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A glimmer of a glimmer of unseating Gillibrand

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 3:30pm 3/13/2012 at 3:30pm

Bob Turner won the race for the Congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner.  (Oh, what a night.)

Redistricting in NY State looks to eliminate his district, something that was anticipated even before Turner’s victory.

So Turner is striking back, and has just announced plans to run against Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, via ...

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U.S. Boycotting Durban III – A Good Start But Why Stop There?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2:08pm 6/2/2011 at 2:08pm

The United States will be boycotting the “Durban III” conference:

The US on Wednesday announced it will not attend the 10-year commemoration of a global UN conference on combating racism because past meetings have included “ugly displays of intolerance and anti-Semitism.”

The Obama administration made the announcement in a letter from Acting Assistant...

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The New York Senate Race Gets … Smart?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 4:57pm 2/8/2011 at 4:57pm
Amity Shlaes, my favorite living writer, is being recruited to run for the Senate in New York by Adam Brickley of The Dogcatcher Project. Brickley notes that “With Shlaes in the race, we can apply serious pressure on Gillibrand to explain her stunning about-face on issues from gun rights to economic...
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Tom Coburn Was Right

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 9:53am 12/23/2010 at 9:53am

Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) was right to insist on greater financial accountability and fraud prevention in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (history of text changes here).

The Zadroga Act had all the hallmarks of the type of government spending which, without vigilance, gave rise to massive fraud in Hurricane Katrina relief. ...

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 10:45am 12/14/2010 at 10:45am

I have some labels for them:

Loser RINOs: Mike Castle, Charlie Christ, Bob Inglis

Egomaniacs: Michael Bloomberg

Astroturfers:  Nancy Jacobson, Mark McKinnon

Talking heads: David Brooks, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski

Democrats: Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)

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So Harry, “Who are We, and when did We say it?”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 3:33pm 9/21/2010 at 3:33pm

Harry Reid’s comment that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the “hottest” in the Senate has generated reaction ranging from “there he goes again” to “sexist!

When I posted first thing this morning about it, I guess I fell into the “there he goes again” crowd (Someone Tell Grandpa Harry To Stop Talking).

But the...

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