Did the Virginia State Bar tell its members the truth?

31 Mar 2015, 10:41 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)I wrote here and here about the Virginia State Bar’s decision to cancel a seminar it had scheduled in Jerusalem. The cancellation occurred after a small number of anti-Israeli petitioners objected. VSB president Kevin Martingayle tried to defend the decision in two letters to m

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31 Mar 2015, 9:41 pm

War.

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(John Hinderaker)In Lausanne, talks with Iran continue past the supposed March 31 deadline. This is no surprise, since the deadline was wholly arbitrary. The Washington Post reports: Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program blew past a Tuesday deadline, U.S. officials said, with diplomats stru

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Blue on blue.

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The American Spectator

Single Device User Hillary Clinton Actually Used Two Devices At State

Remember when Hillary Clinton stood in front of a press gaggle at the United Nations and claimed that she used her personal email in order to simplify her communications routine, as her tiny little female brain was unable to account for two mobile devices at the same time, despite her quick adaptat

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Over the weekend, when al-Monitor reporter Laura Rozen asked Secretary of State John Kerry if a nuclear deal with Iran is possible, he replied in Arabic, "Inshallah." (H/T The Gateway Pundit). Translated into English that means "Allah willing" or "If Allah wills it." I have two comments. First, I d
Emily takes Wilco to task for boycotting Indiana in protest of the passage of its RFRA statute, but not 9 other states which are on their tour that have RFRA on their books. But there's a reasonable explanation. The RFRAs that were passed in the 9 other states in question only applied to relig
As you probably know by now, today's deadline for a framework of a nuclear deal with Iran has been extended by 24 hours. Leading up to the extension was more concessions by the Obama Administration and its P5 + 1 partners including keeping the Fandow enrichment facility open, putting off disclosing

The Federalist

The End of Tolerance And Enforced Morality

Culture War 4.0 is what happens when tolerance is no longer a virtue and the power of government must be used to stamp out dissent.

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Technology and capitalism may have given us more comfort and power than we can handle.
My generation willfully ignores the real debate about gay rights and religious freedom because we want halos without sacrifice.


31 Mar 2015, 6:06 am

The sexual revolution has so skewed our perspectives that undesirable gray areas like drunken hookups have become a matter of everyday life for some women. This is the real rape culture.

The Washington Free Beacon

John Heilemann: Hillary Clinton’s Entire ‘Convenience’ Defense Has ‘Crumbled at Her Feet’

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday that the Justice Department will restrict the use of civil asset forfeiture laws to seize bank accounts, the latest in a series of moves by the Justice Department to curb the controversial practice of asset forfeiture.
President Obama vetoed a resolution that would have protected employers from proposed regulations speeding up union elections on Tuesday.

Big Government

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na

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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he

American Thinker

I Want a President Who Plays by the Rules

There's an honorable reason why the rulers should play by the rules. It is a noble and honorable thing for a great man to honor the little people that must play by the government's rules, or else.

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31 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

Hillary is not going to run for president. Oh, she may put her name up. But run, as in the sense of actually campaigning, that’s another story altogether.


31 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

Regardless of whether it’s deliberate lies or innocent mistakes, untruth is sent around the world at warp speed. It is then quoted, replicated, copied, and sent on its merry way again, and again, and in no time folks are in possession of “false information.”
Barack Obama wants to fundamentally transform something besides America.

Heritage Foundation

‘Fix’ Will Clarify Law Doesn’t Discriminate Against Gays, Indiana Governor Vows

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence moved Tuesday to put out a political wildfire over a new state law designed to protect the religious freedom of Hoosiers.... Read More The post ‘Fix’ Will Clarify Law Doesn’t Discriminate Against Gays, Indiana Governor Vows appeared first on Daily Signal.

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California-based eHealth Insurance, a private health insurance exchange, announced it would be laying off 100 workers as a result of increased competition under the Affordable... Read More The post How Private Exchanges Are Faring in Their Competition With HealthCare.gov appeared first on Daily Sig
Twice Born, a new documentary series telling the stories of medical professionals and families’ experiences with fetal surgery, premieres Tuesday night on PBS. On its... Read More The post Twice Born: PBS Gives an ‘Intimate, Inside Look’ at Fetal Surgery appeared first on Daily Si
MSNBC host Ed Schultz cut Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson’s mic off during a heated discussion about Indiana’s religious freedom law. Schultz did bring Anderson... Read More The post MSNBC Cuts Ryan T. Anderson’s Mic as He Defends Indiana Law appeared first on Daily S

Townhall.com

Muzzling the Marketplace of Ideas

Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech. The words of the First Amendment couldnt be plainer. Yet more than two centuries after the Bill of Rights was written, they remain the subject of fierce debate.

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Can we stop putting America up for sale to the most politically connected bidders yet? Where is our self-respect?


31 Mar 2015, 11:01 pm

Recently, some University of North Carolina (UNC) students went to a Board of Trustees meeting armed with signs saying Black Lives Matter and Kick Out the KKK. Who knew that the KKK was still a presence on the UNC flagship campus in Chapel Hill? Of course, the answer is that no one knew. That is bec
Careful, airline passengers! If you happen to show up to your flight late, or are nervous about forgetting to turn off the lights before your trip, you may find yourself interrogated by one of the Transportation Security Administrations 3,000 Behavior Detection Officers (BDOs).

The Corner

Mandatory Voting? No Thanks.

Mandatory voting is an insolent notion of a type likely to be favored by someone who has no sense of where the prerogatives of the state should end and the rights of the individual begin. Under the circumstances, it’s no surprise that Barack Obama seems to be supportive of the idea. Nor is&nb

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“There is nothing more tiresome in modern American life,” says columnist George Will, “than the indignation sweepstakes we get in all the time to see who can be most angry about this and that.” And the sweepstakes are on in Indiana. Responding to the outrage surrounding t


31 Mar 2015, 5:52 pm

When I saw on Twitter in the past hour that MSNBC had cut Ryan Anderson’s mic off, I thought: Surely his mic wasn’t literally cut off. But, yes, yes, indeed it was  – seeing is believing: A perfectly reasonable argument, shut down. This is where we are? This is where we wa
is Arkansas.

Red State

Ed Schultz cuts guest’s microphone because he won’t let him interrupt.

Ed Schultz had the Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Anderson on this evening. Bear in mind that Ed started the segment off angry and determined to bite someone’s head off and, well, Mr. Anderson was rude enough to continue to try and answer questions that were presented. My personal favorite

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No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24 “One thousand nine hundred eighty-two years ago this week, the world chose to spare a criminal and crucify Go
The activist Left has given us ample evidence over the last several months that the narrative is more important than the truth, and all but confirms this in his latest interview. Reid, if you will remember, said the following from the Senate floor prior to the 2012 Presidential election: “So


31 Mar 2015, 4:00 pm

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The RFRA. It’s caused more people to freak out in the last 24 hours than the ebola crisis could have ever dreamed. The party of extreme fear-mongering has declared the new law in Indiana as a five-alarm fire and they are pulling out all the stops to make
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