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All he is saying

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Posted by    Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8:00am
Bumper Sticker - Maryland - Give Peace A Chance

From frequent photographer Ulises:

The sticker on top say “You can give peace a chance, we’ll cover you if it doesn’t work out”. For some reason this sticker does not come out really well in pictures, but here it goes.

Now, the one on the bottom is really short and to the point. We miss him and we need him…

Bumper Sticker - Maryland - Reagan

 
 
 

Thanks to Legal Insurrection readers for leading fight against Israel boycott

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:16pm
Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS

Just a word of thanks to Legal Insurrection readers.

The pushback against the anti-Israel academic boycott is gaining momentum. An increasing number of universities and University Presidents are stating their positions against the boycott. Not a single university or major academic group has come out for the boycott.

While this pushback would have...

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Princeton Pres: “I do not intend to denounce the ASA”

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:36pm
Princeton Pres Eisgruber installation

I previously sent an email to President of Princeton regarding academic boycott of Israel and specifically inquired as to whether Princeton would drop its Institutional Membership in the American Studies Association so long as ASA imposes an academic boycott on Israeli academic institutions and scholars.  Both Penn State Harrisburg and Brandeis have dropped their Institutional...

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Willamette rejects Israel boycott, denies being Institutional Member of American Studies Assoc

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:20pm
Willamette_University_entrance_sign

Willamette University joins an increasing number of universities rejecting the anti-Israel academic boycott, but in a twist, denies having any knowledge as to why ASA lists it as an Institutional Member.

The ASA considers Institutional Memberships to be important indicators of university support which is why it highlights the list:

Institutional members help to...

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Association of American Universities rejects Israel boycott

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:33pm
Association of American Universities Logo

The list of universities rejecting and denouncing the anti-Israel boycott resolution of the American Studies Association is growing rapidly.

In a statement signed by its Executive Committee, the Association of American Universities has stated its opposition to...

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Obama: Obamacare is working

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:10pm
Obama Press Conf 12-20-2013 law working

That’s the take away from today’s press conference, which still is in progress as of this writing.

So Democrats should run on it in 2014.

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Boston U. President rejects Israel academic boycott

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:33pm
Boston University President Robert A. Brown

Robert A. Brown, President of Boston University, will be issing a formal statement rejecting the Amercian Studies Association’s anti-Israeli academic boycott.  The statement is not yet posted on BU’s website, but was obtained by Legal Insurrection and confirmed with the President’s office.

President Brown, however, is deferring the decision on withdrawal of Institutional Membership to...

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Lee Rigby killers convicted of murder

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Posted by    Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:21am
Lee Rigby killers after the murder

We reported on some of the gruesome details and testimony at the trial of the killers of British soldier Lee Rigby on a street in London by machete and knife wielding Islamic radicals,

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Distrust of Big Government growing

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Posted by    Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 2:10pm
Gallup Govt Threat 12-2013

The Obama administration and Obamacare has increased distructs of Big Government so much even a majority of Democrats view government as the greatest threat, via Gallup, Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat:

Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future...

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Duck Dynasty guy, slippery slopes, and counting sins (Update – Family issues statement)

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Posted by    Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:58am
Duck Dynasty Cast

I’ve never watched Duck Dynasty.

I don’t know what it is other than from a cursory review of headlines.

But the Duck Dynasty guy (whatever his name is) is suspended from his hit TV show because of these comments in an interview with

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My email to President of Princeton regarding academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by    Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:15am
Princeton Pres Eisgruber installation

Readers have been very good at posting contact information in the comment section at the Reader crowdsourcing project to fight American Studies Assoc anti-Israel boycott

You also need to start sending emails to Presidents, Trustees and others who have a stake when a university lends its name and funds to an organization...

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Which is scarier video: “Like Your Senator” or “Sacrilize Sperm”?

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6:00pm
If You Like Your Senator Shaheen Video

2014 may come down to which side makes the scarier videos.

Chris Cillizza at The Washington Post says This is the ad every Democrat should be scared of in 2014.

Aleister says This Is The Ad Every Republican Should Run In 2014.

I say the response will be: War On Women!

It worked before.

Someone actually...

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Brandeis Univ. drops American Studies Association membership over Israel boycott

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4:14pm
Brandeis University Sign

Brandeis University becomes the second confirmed university to drop its Institutional Membership in the American Studies Association over the anti-Israel academic boycott.

Earlier we reported that Penn State Harrisburg would be dropping its membership. The real key will be whether universities also will refuse to allow university funds to be used to...

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My email to President of UT-Austin regarding academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:02am
UT-Austin at night via Facebook

I just sent my first e-mail to a University President regarding the academic boycott of Israel by the American Studies Association, and the similar boycott just announced by the small and relatively new Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.

I could not find a direct e-mail for the President of UT-Austin, so...

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Reader crowdsourcing project to fight American Studies Assoc anti-Israel boycott

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:11am
For World Peace Israel Must Be Destroyed

I have received a surprisingly large number of emails of support from people outraged at the anti-Israel academic boycott passed by the American Studies Association.  Almost all of those emails come from new readers.

The question many of them ask is what they can do to help me not only in the...

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Penn State Harrisburg to drop American Studies Assoc membership after Israel boycott

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:50pm
American Studies Penn State Harrisburg Banner

Earlier today we published the list of universities which maintain Institutional Memberships in the American Studies Association.

Those memberships lend prestige and legitimacy to the ASA, and likely generate substantial revenue for ASA by funding faculty participation at ASA meetings, its primary source of revenue.

In light of the anti-Israel boycott approve by...

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How can these U.S. universities justify membership in American Studies Association after Israel boycott?

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 5:00pm
Cornell Techion Campus Drawing

As detailed in numerous posts over the past weeks, the American Studies Association has passed an academic boycott of Israeli universities.

Although the resolution does not make this distinction, ASA asserts in its explanation that the boycott applies only to the institutions and “not individual scholars, students, or cultural workers who will...

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