Archive for September 2014

Rewriting history at College Insurrection

Report from the revisionist world of higher education The future is certain, it’s the past that keeps changing. There is a crucial difference between rewriting history and writing revisionist history. The latter is straightforward and honorable, the former is fraudulent. The latter seeks not to lie about what happened in the past but to offer…

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Montesquieu on equality

In republican governments, men are all equal; equal they are also in despotic governments: in the former, because they are everything; in the latter, because they are nothing. — Montesquieu, Spirit of Laws, bk. 6, CH. 2; BK. 11, CHS. 1–7, 20 (1748).

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Obama’s war on the middle class

Under Obama only the richest 10% saw their incomes rise. Under President Obama, the richest 10 percent were the only income group of Americans to see their median incomes rise, according to a survey released this week by the Federal Reserve. The Fed data covered the years 2010-2013, during which period Mr. Obama constantly campaigned…

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Obama: “A man in denial, on the verge of delusion”

Charles Krauthammer on Obama’s response to world terrorism, from Fox News 9/2/2014: “That’s the image of a man in denial, on the verge of delusion. This is a man who’s narrowly redefining the threat, essentially saying a drone strike here and a drone strike there, and that’s all that we have to do. The global…

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Exploding the myths about the death penalty in America

Craig Silverman, former Chief Deputy DA for the City and County of Denver, now a criminal defense lawyer and Saturday morning talk radio host, has written a great article on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s mental gyrations about the death penalty in Colorado’s. Dear Governor: Thanks for being more enlightened than the rest of us ridicules Hickenlooper’s…

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Sarah Hoyt on the culture

How We Got So Far So Fast. It just seems that every woman my age has been divorced three times, or is shacked up with some guy half her age who is eating out her savings. Every younger woman is having kids out of wedlock starting well before seventeen. And I keep thinking: Oh, h*ll.…

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There’s a story, and then there’s the truth

The national media do not pursue the truth, they pursue a story. Their story and the truth are too often a little like fraternal twins. They are related, but they don’t look anything alike.  Most cops know this pretty well.  It would be nice if everyone else did also.

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Here’s something I bet you didn’t know — UPDATED

Update: How the law punishes boys who are raped If a boy 14 or under is seduced by an older woman, say a 20-year old, and she gets pregnant, the teenage boy will become liable for child support when he’s 18 even though the female seducer has committed the crime of statutory rape and the…

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Civil Forfeiture Turns Cops into Robbers

The Federal Lawsuit brought by the Institute For Justice is a good thing, but the only way to really end it is for Congress to change the law. Civil forfeiture may appeal to some as a sin tax on criminality, but too many entirely innocent people are having their property literally stolen from them. The…

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Comparing Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton

Elizabeth Warren, the “You didn’t do that!” Senator from Massachusetts, and Hillary Clinton, liberal Madam, are the same in certain ways. They’re both uber liberals from the Left. They both think they are “progressive,” although that word has lost all real meaning because of the way the Left uses it to disguise their true intentions,…

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