Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 672)
 

Giving Terrorists “Rights” May Lead To More Terrorist Deaths

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 9:32am 11/29/2008 at 9:32am

The “alleged terrorist” attacks in Mumbai raise the issue of how to interrogate terrorists captured in the middle of an operation, when information may save innocent lives. In the longer term, the rules governing terrorist interrogation and detention may decide whether the terrorists live or die, but not for the reasons...

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How Do You Negotiate With People Like This?

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 7:45am 11/29/2008 at 7:45am

Here is an example of the type of people Indian authorities were dealing with:

“Indian investigators are examining a satellite phone and GPS map recovered from a trawler, the Kubar, floating in the Arabian Sea. The crew was missing from the vessel except for its master whose body was found headless with...

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India’s Jack Bauer Moment — And Ours

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2008 at 4:17pm 11/28/2008 at 4:17pm

Reports from Mumbai, India, indicate that authorities have captured one or more of the terrorists responsible for attacks on hotels and other civilian locations. Although the attacks have been going on for over two days, as of this moment the situation is not completely under control, indicating that other attackers are...

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Media Bias Infects The Media’s Self-Examination

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2008 at 8:59am 11/28/2008 at 8:59am

The mainstream media, which swooned over Barack Obama, is going through a mild period of self-examination. Howard Kurtz‘ piece, A Giddy Sense...

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Is Obama Head Faking Right, While Driving Left?

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 10:00pm 11/25/2008 at 10:00pm

I am getting a little uncomfortable with the increasing tendency of the punditry to believe that Obama the President will be a centrist, unlike Obama the Candidate. The speculation among otherwise rational conservative commentators over how the left wingnuts must be going crazy is overdone. Every Obama supporter I know still...

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Joe Lieberman: Recanting is not Enough

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 8:43am 11/25/2008 at 8:43am

“You can save yourself by recanting and confessing your sins, but you will never be fully trusted.” See here.

 
 
 

Obama’s Big Dig

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2008 at 8:43am 11/24/2008 at 8:43am

The Obama administration-in-waiting has devised a plan, still in its infancy in details but well developed in magnitude, to create millions of jobs through public infrastructure projects. Various Democratic leaders talk about a plan ranging from hundreds of billions of dollars to over a trillion.

Creating jobs through public works projects sounds...

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Did David Brooks Diss Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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Posted by    Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2:36pm 11/22/2008 at 2:36pm

In a November 21, 2008 column, NY Times columnist David Brooks made the following statement:

“Obama seems to have dispensed with the romantic and failed notion that you need inexperienced “fresh faces” to change things. After all, it was L.B.J. who passed the Civil Rights Act. “

During the primary campaign, Hillary Clinton...

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Where Is The Video Of NY Times Editors Butchering The News?

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Posted by    Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 11:34am 11/22/2008 at 11:34am

“A Sarah Palin Thanksgiving”

I thought this story was a joke, when I saw it posted on the Internet, but it is true. The NY Times Editorial Board has posted a blog entry criticising Sarah Palin for conducting a videotaped television interview against the backdrop of turkeys being slaughtered. According to The...

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Post-Election Market Crash Predicted With Accuracy – But No One Listened

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Posted by    Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 7:30pm 11/20/2008 at 7:30pm

Pre-Election prediction by one of our nation’s most insightful commentators foresaw the devastating effects of an Obama victory, but no one listened:

“The stock market will...

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Is Rhode Island Our Future Under Obama? UPDATE: RI Unemployment Rate 9.3%

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Posted by    Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 9:06am 11/20/2008 at 9:06am

This headline from my hometown paper, The Providence Journal, says everything you need to know about why Rhode Island has the highest unemployment rate in the nation:

Assembly Considers Making R.I. Attractive To Business

An overwhelming government budget fed by high taxes, a Democratic state legislature beholden to labor unions which overrides gubernatorial...

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A Place Where Only Liberal Speech Is Protected

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 7:01am 11/19/2008 at 7:01am

See my article, A Place Where Only Liberal Speech is Protected, at American Thinker. Thanks to Openmarket for the feature, as well.

Watch the video of the Ithaca Common Council debate over the “Community of Sanctuary” resolution, is here.

 
 
 

Bobby Jindal 2012

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 2:04pm 11/18/2008 at 2:04pm

Bobby Jindal. Keep hope alive.

 
 
 

Things Only A Woman Could Say … And Get Away With

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 12:17pm 11/18/2008 at 12:17pm

Great article about the sufferings of Single Young Males:

Adding to the bitterness of many SYMs is the feeling that the entire culture is a you-go-girl cheering section. When our guy was a boy, the media prattled on about “girl power,” parents...

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Gregory B. Craig — The Change We Have Been Waiting For

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2008 at 10:05am 11/17/2008 at 10:05am

Obama has named Gregory B. Craig, Bill Clinton’s former lawyer from the impeachment hearings, as White House General Counsel. Craig also succeeded in taking Elion Gonzalez back to Cuba, and represented Kofi Annan in the UN Oil-for-Food scandal.

The Obama administration is looking more and more like the Bill Clinton administration....

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Should General Motors Go Chapter 11?

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2008 at 9:26am 11/17/2008 at 9:26am

An Op-Ed in today’s Wall Street Journal argues that Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a better alternative to endless bailouts. UPDATE: Here is another view, arguing that Chapter 11 would be a “death knell” for the US auto industry. UPDATE No. 2: Another article arguing in favor of Chapter 11.

 
 
 

The “War on Conservative Talk Radio”

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2008 at 8:54am 11/17/2008 at 8:54am

Interesting article at American Thinker makes the point that opponents of conservative talk radio do not need the Fairness Doctrine, which Obama has asserted he does not support. Instead, the likely vehicle for restricting conservative talk radio will be the “localism” doctrine, which Obama openly has supported:

Radio and television stations are...

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