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Blog Profile / Jonathan Turley

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Posts on Regator:6190
Posts / Week:32.6
Archived Since:May 9, 2011

Blog Post Archive

An Answer To ISIS

8 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Like most of humanity, I have been stunned by the sheer savagery and cruelty of the Islamic State. Yet, thousands have flocked to the ISIS forces from the West. For me, it has been a particularly shocking phenomenon. The images that repel us, attract them. Religion is clearly a release. A release from the obligations […]

Affirmative action in college admissions survives. For now.

17 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Cara L. Gallagher, Weekend Contributor When SCOTUS orders a case back to a lower court it’s rare that the case garners the same attention it received when it was in the Supreme Court.  But Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin, a critical case that still has the potential to uproot affirmative action programs in public universities – […]

Town Orders Ohio Man To Take Down Zombie Nativity

There is an interesting twist on the usual nativity litigation that comes with the season (for a prior column, click here and here). In Ohio, Jasen Dixon has been told to take down his Nativity scene. Dixon, who manages a nearby haunted house, took a unique approach to the standard Christmas display: it shows the […]

Christmas: The Morning After

We have had a great time in Chicago. The holiday went off without a hitch. The beef turned out great. I insert a whole head of garlic into the meat, which adds a great taste with the herb coating. With 29 people, it was a lot of beef but everything came off well and we […]

Have A Very Sexist Christmas: Feminist Group Inserts Protest Notes In Barbie and Other Toys For Children To Discover

If you gave a Barbie to a child in France, you might want to check the box. The French feminist group FièrEs secretly inserted pamphlets into hundreds of barbie toys and plastic guns reading “this toy is sexist. They stressed that “We have caused no damage or ripped any plastic. We simply slipped the message […]

Logan’s Run: Boston Man Falls Through Ceiling Of Women’s Airport Restroom and Then Allegedly Goes on Rampage

Cameron Shenk, 26, presents what can only be described as a tough defense case. A woman was in a bathroom stall in Terminal C of the Logan Airport in Boston when Shenk reportedly fell through the ceiling naked. It went from bad to worse from that point on. Shenk allegedly was bleeding from cuts to […]


2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Best wishes to everyone celebrating Christmas. I am in Chicago with the family for Christmas where it has been surprisingly warm for Chicago (30s and even a day in the 40s). I was able to take Luna out for a long walk on the lakefront yesterday. It has been really wonderful. Last night, we went […]

Massachusetts Man Arrested For Posting “Put Wings On Pigs” On Facebook

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Charles DiRosa, 27, has been criminally charged in Chicopee, Massachusetts after he posted “Put Wings on Pigs” to Facebook. It was a despicable act after the murder of two New York police officers, but in my view it was protected speech. Before murdering the two officers, Ismaaiyl Brinsley posted a statement that “I’m putting wings […]

Illinois Woman Files For Trademark Protection On Phrase “I Can’t Breathe”

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have previously seen how people attempt to cash in on political and social expressions under the increasingly absurd copyright and trademark laws in this country. Now joining this ignoble group is Catherine Crump, 57, of Waukegan, Illinois, who has applied for the trademark on “I Can’t Breathe.” In doing so, Crump not only is […]

Italian Circus Owner Charged After Dying Two Dogs To Pass Off As Pandas

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We previously discussed how a Chinese zoo displayed a lion that caused a bit of a commotion when it suddenly barked. The zoo could to afford a lion so it made a large dog into a lion. An Italian circus in Brescia has proven even more daring – and dishonest. It dyed two chow-chow dogs […]

Immigration Action By Obama Administration Raises Serious Questions Of Special Dealing For Democratic Donors

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The New York Times has been investigating a controversial immigration case that could present another challenge for Hillary Clinton as she prepares for her presidential run. At the center of the controversy is a rather disreputable character named Estefanía Isaías. A wealthy, well-connected Ecuadorean television executive,, she was barred from coming to the United States […]

New York Times Calls For Obama Administration To Investigate Cheney And Other Bush Officials For Torture

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The New York Times has published a blistering editorial calling upon President Barack Obama to fulfill our obligations under domestic and international law and investigate and prosecute those responsible for the torture program under the administration of President George W. Bush. The American Civil Liberties Union is also calling for the appointment of a special […]

A Dead Woman Wants To Kill This Dog

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Meet Bela, a healthy German shepherd in Indiana. He would seem ideal for an adoption except for one thing. Her recently deceased owner, Connie Lay, specified in her will that Bela, her beloved companion, should be euthanized upon her death and his ashes buried with her. Despite an outcry, she may succeed in reaching from […]

Oklahoma Teacher Fired Piling 11 Middle Schoolers Into Car Including Two In Trunk For Snack Run

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Middle school teacher and varsity cheer coach Heather Cagle was fired Wednesday night in a rather bizarre controversy. Cagle was fired after she admitted that she drove 11 yearbook students to Walmart for a snack, including two put into a locked trunk of her Honda Accord. It turns out the the school and Target have […]

Bad Elf: New Jersey Man Arrested For DUI While Dressed As Elf On A Shelf

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Brian Chellis, 23, has some serious naughty issues to address back at the home office. When police responded to a DUI call at 3 am, they found a gray Toyota van next to the loading dock of a Target store with its engine running, lights on, and music blaring. Inside, they found Chellis was dressed […]

Indiana Police Officer Asked To Stop Selling “Divisive” T-Shirts Saying “Breathe Easy, Don’t Break The Law.”

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Mishawaka Police officer Jason Barthel has been told to stop selling T-Shirt in his spare time. There is nothing illegal about the Indiana officer selling shirts, but these t-shirts say “Breathe easy, don’t break the law.” They are in direct response to t-shirts being worn in protest over the decision of a New York grand […]

Police In Philadelphia and New York In Uproar Over Anti-Police Postings and Shootings

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

A Philadelphia Fire Department paramedic is under fire for posting this picture with the caption: “Our real enemy.” The caption also said “Need 2 stop pointing guns at each other & at the ones that’s legally killing innocents.” Marcell Salters has also published highly antagonistic language toward police officers. He has since apologized but some […]

Turkey Imposes Heavy Fine On Television Show . . . For Showing Married Men Dancing With Other Women

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Turkey was long viewed as a symbol of secularism in the Islamic world — an alternative to the rigid Islamic governments imposing medieval Sharia laws to their populations. Then came the election of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has steadily broken down secular tradition and introduced more and more Islamic influences in government. (You may […]

Prime Minister Tony Abbott Is Asked For His Major Contribution To Women . . . He Cites The Repeal Of The Carbon Tax

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been widely criticized (including by the author) for his comprehensive attack on environmental protections in Australia from stripping pristine areas of protection to his selection of pro-development environmental officials to his endangering of the Great Barrier Reef. However, even when others change the subject, Abbott returns to one of his […]

Hacker Group Anonymous Reportedly Seeks To Release Film “The Interview” If Sony Declines To Do So

6 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Hacktivism seems to be taking place in the aftermath of Sony declining to release The Interview. The Interview portrays a comic plot to assassinate North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. The decision follows a security breach where afterward extortionists attempted to induce Sony to halt distribution of the film. Many […]

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