An AR-15 on a stand during target practice for law enforcement at a Connecticut range, 2011. Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Flickr
In the past two decades, the AR-15 has evolved into an open, modular gun platform that’s infinitely hackable and accessorizable. With only a few simple tools and no gunsmithing expertise, an AR-15 can be heavily modified, or even assembled from scratch, from widely available parts to suit the fancy and fantasy of each individual user. In this respect, the AR-15 is the world’s first “maker” gun, and this is why its appeal extends well beyond the military enthusiasts that many anti-gun types presume make up its core demographic.
Parents of students at a Texas high school are outraged after discovering their children have been encouraged to dress in Islamic clothing and taught to refer to the 9/11 hijackers not as terrorists but as ‘freedom fighters.’
Students in a Lumberton High School geography class were also told to stop referring to the Holocaust as Genocide and were instead told to use the term ‘ethnic cleansing.’
A photograph of five female students wearing burqas surfaced on Facebook, sparking an angry outburst from the mother of one of the girls.
A Donie moment…
It’s for stating the fact that Harvard has many times more Communists than Republicans, pointing this out (Outing?) is apparently a hate crime…to the left.
Now, it’s something of a hyperbolic flourish to describe armchair radicals of this sort as people “who believed in the Communists overthrowing the United States government,” and as Fried notes, the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 had necessarily pushed a lot of previously proud Marxists to go underground and readjust their rhetoric. But as even Matt Yglesias conceded, “[t]he conclusion that …a follower of Marx’s ideas is, like Marx, a Communist seems perfectly plausible.” The fact that the fall of Communism made the Crits somewhat abashed about their intellectual heritage and its logical conclusions is no reason to discount the thorough Marxist influence in their work, or shrink from asking why arguably the nation’s leading law school should employ several times more of them than Republicans.
Via Hot Air, Baseball Crank defends Ted Cruz by noting is (or was) in fact true that there were more Marxists on the faculty at Harvard Law than Republicans.
He was there. And he can, I assume, count.
I have a more basic, less-fact based objection to Jane Mayer’s attempt to demagogue Ted Cruz:
Why is it that Marxists, and Marxists alone, are protected against having their politics noted?…
Truth is a defense in libel. It ought to also be a defense to the charge of “fascism.”
“Bean Counting is the Basis of All “Diversity” Programs… Why is it that Ted Cruz is forbidden from counting red beans?”
by Doug Powers
President Barack Obama won’t have to worry about his paycheck if the spending sequestration included in the Budget Control Act that he signed into law in 2011 begins taking effect this Friday.
A report published last month by the Congressional Research Service — “Budget Sequestration and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules” — identifies certain programs that are exempt from sequestration and lays out special rules that govern the sequestration of others.
Section 255 of the Budget Control Act includes “Compensation for the President” as one of those exemptions (Page 19).
Kennesaw’s 1982 gun mandate was a direct response to a gun -ban- enacted a year earlier in Morton Grove, Illinois. That was later deemed unconstitutional, but Kennesaw’s law is still on the books.
Added Lt. Graydon, “It was not meant to be an enforceable law. The police department has never searched homes to make sure you had a gun. It was meant more or less as a political statement to support citizens’ second amendment rights to own firearms.”
After the law went into effect in 1982, city leaders say they witnessed a 29% drop in crime. Over the last 30 years, the crime rate has remained low with just four gun-related homicides.
“Our crime rate is generally less than half the national average,” added Lt. Graydon.
Compare with Chicago. Glenn Reynolds