Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 60)
 

Time for Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:30am 5/20/2014 at 9:30am
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Could 2014 be another 2010?

There’s some recent polling evidence to support Republicans doing well.

POLITICO poll shows mounting danger for Democrats:

President Barack Obama’s job approval slump and voters’ entrenched wariness of his health care law are dogging Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, and Republicans have captured a lead in the...

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Suspended Columbia athlete files federal lawsuit over campus sexual assault conviction

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 5:10pm 5/19/2014 at 5:10pm
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Columbia University has been the focus of heated arguments over the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints.

In recent days, the names of alleged “rapists” have been scrawled on bathroom walls and in flyers, as reported at The Columbia Spectator, The NY Daily News, and The Columbia Lion, and Jezebel, which provided this...

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Vassar Nazi cartoon reflects campus dehumanization of Israel

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 3:00pm 5/19/2014 at 3:00pm
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Shortly before my speech at Vassar on May 5, 2014, Julian Hassan, the President of the Vassar Conservative-Libertarian Union which organized the event, received a message on a Facebook group from a leader of Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine:

“Remember the devil has enough advocates.”

Hassan responded:

“Oh well we used to be...

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Did Indian election eviscerate BDS?

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:49am 5/19/2014 at 11:49am
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I don’t know much about Indian politics, so I haven’t written about the election sweep which threw out the long-dominant Congress Party.

I do know that successive Indian governments have had at times contradictory relations with with Israel; not as crazed anti-Israel as many, but not solidly on Israel’s side either.

Indian-born writer Vijeta...

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No Fluke: Anita Hill was one of the first people to contact Jill Abramson

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:55am 5/19/2014 at 10:55am
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I just don’t know how much more I can take of the escalating brawl between The NY Times and its fired Executive Editor Jill Abramson.

Abramson is playing the sexism card on The Times the way The Times plays the sexism card on Republicans.

The Times responded by playing the “nuts” defense...

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(Trigger Warning) You commencement disinviters are immature brats

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:02am 5/19/2014 at 10:02am
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That’s a rough paraphrase of the Commencement address at Haverford College yesterday, via The Blaze:

After more than 40 Haverford College students and three professors protested an invitation...

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How unbearable will Hillary’s 2016 run be? This unbearable.

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 8:30am 5/19/2014 at 8:30am
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Source >> Barbara Walters Last appearance on The View.

Really want to punish yourself? Click here (don’t worry, it’s safe for work, but you may never be the same).

 
 
 

Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio had less responsibility than Mayor Sarah Palin of Wasilla

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Posted by    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 12:48pm 5/18/2014 at 12:48pm
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Sarah Palin, who also was Governor of Alaska at the time of her nomination for Veep, was excoriated by the mainstream media for her stint as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, with the argument being that her job only involved overseeing a few departments.  It was less than worthless experience, the...

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Warning, this post may “Trigger” you to think

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Posted by    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10:34am 5/18/2014 at 10:34am
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The fragile college student mind is getting more fragile by the day.

As if the normal run of political correctness were not enough, we now have “Trigger Warnings” — the notion that students need to be warned that the material they are about to read in class may “trigger” emotional upset.

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The White Privilege Industrial Complex needs your children

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Posted by    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 6:35pm 5/17/2014 at 6:35pm
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More in the series of videos by Progressives Today of the 2014 White Privilege Conference held in Madison, WI:

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Mayor of San Antonio one heartbeat away from the presidency?

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I’ve seen this coming for a couple of years.

Julian Castro, the Mayor of San Antonio, reportedly is being nominated for a Cabinet post to give him the credentials to be Hillary’s Veep pick.

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NY Daily News Editorial: “Vile at Vassar”

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Posted by    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7:00am 5/17/2014 at 7:00am
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In early April, The New York Daily News had a blistering Editorial regarding the anti-Israel Climate at Vassar College, Vassar’s miseducation, focusing on the anti-Israel climate we documented in 

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J Street bars critical student journalist from National Summit

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Posted by    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 5:48pm 5/16/2014 at 5:48pm
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On April 28, 2014, I wrote about how J Street issues media Fatwa against its toughest pro-Israel student opponent:

[Daniel] Mael has been a relentless critic of J Street and its college chapters….

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The firebomb attack (you never heard about) on a bus of Jewish schoolgirls

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Posted by    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:59pm 5/16/2014 at 12:59pm
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There is plenty of news about Palestinian “protests” and the Israeli killing of two “protesters.”

But you never hear what those “protests” involve.

It’s not just holding signs and shouting. It’s often potentially lethal firebomb...

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“We’ve got a bunch of Eastern idiots running everything”

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:32pm 5/15/2014 at 8:32pm
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You’re not going to get any argument from me on that point.

The Idaho GOP Governor’s debate was fascinating, for at least these four minutes.

 
 
 

Vassar removes Wall of Truth raised to protest anti-Israel campus climate (Updates)

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 3:05pm 5/15/2014 at 3:05pm
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NOTE: Literally seconds after this went live I received a message that Vassar had taken down the Wall of Truth which is the subject of this post after it was defaced by anti-Israel students.  The title and text of the post has been adjusted accordingly.

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Harry Reid’s anti-Koch Brothers paranoia

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 9:57am 5/15/2014 at 9:57am
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The spectacle continues.

Harry Reid again today used the power of his position to single out two private citizens who have committed no crime, broken no law, and whose political speech is within the First Amendment protections as determined by the U.S. Supreme Court. Those two people are the Koch Brothers.

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