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London Rioters Ran Rampant Over Disarmed Populace

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 12:26pm

As thugs have been burning, beating, and stealing their way through London, citizens of that disarmed society had little to defend themselves with as the police were completely overwhelmed.

I have the utmost respect for police officers and the work they do, but they cannot be everywhere at once, especially in the...

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New MSNBC Host Sharpton Recently Vowed Never To Criticize Obama

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Posted by    Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:00am

Is Al Sharpton too in the tank for Obama to be appropriate even for MSNBC?  Glenn Greenwald, who, like a stopped clock, is correct on rare occasions, notes:

I assumed it was hyperbole — until I watched the video and read the transcript of the Sharpton interview.  The 60 Minutes segment was aired on May 19, 2011, and...

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UNESCO Edits The Jews Out Of History (Again)

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Posted by    Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 9:45am

A recent United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report on Arab contributions to science has declared Moses ben Maimon (also known as Maimonides or Rambam), generally considered the greatest of medieval Jewish philosophers and theologians (and incidentally, among the most prominent physicians of his day) to have been a...

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Obama: Let’s Raise Taxes To Reduce The Deficit So We Can Raise Spending

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Posted by    Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 2:07am

In his news conference today, President Obama said:

As I said in the last press conference, if you’re a progressive you should want to get our fiscal house in order, because once we do, it allows us to then have a serious conversation about the investments that we need to make —...

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Phone Hacking For Me But Not For Thee

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Posted by    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 10:00am

Mickey Kaus is tearing into Carl Bernstein for his hypocritical comments on the News of the World hacking scandal, noting that Bernstein used the 1970′s equivalent of phone hacking to crack the Watergate scandal, using connections at the phone company to access phone private records, as well as obtaining private credit...

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Did the Obama Administration Obtain Gunwalker Info To Justify A New Gun Control Measure?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 9:15am

Perhaps so.  Katie Pavlich has obtained an email in which ATF Assistant Director  of Field Operations Mark R. Chait wrote the following:

This does not prove, as some on...

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Obama Sold, Tracked, Same Guns To Cartels He Hoped To Ban Because They Were Tracked From Cartels

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Posted by    Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 8:30am

In the Spring of 2009, the Obama administration called for the banning of “assault rifles” and .50 BMG “sniper rifles” due to their use in crimes by Mexican drug cartels.  Obama dubiously alleged that 90% of these weapons  were tracked back...

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Walker Budget Gives School District Surplus, Reduces Class Sizes, Hires More Teachers

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Posted by    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 9:00am

Althouse:

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

Cost savings from worker contributions to health care and retirement, taking effect today as part of the new collective bargaining laws, will swing the Kaukauna School District from a $400,000 budget deficit to an estimated $1.5 million surplus….  The district… plans to hire...

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U.N. Appoints Fox As Chairman Of Committee on Henhouse Security (Again)

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Posted by    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 8:00am

The same institution that put countries such as Libya, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia on their  Human Rights Council and Iran on their Commission on...

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More Democratic Self-Dealing: National Council of La Raza Funding Nearly Triples After Obama Hires Lobbyist, Provides Ethics Waiver

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 9:05am

This story is not getting nearly the attention it deserves, so I’m highlighting it here.  In January 2009, President Obama appointed National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Vice President for Research, Advocacy, and Legislation Cecilia Munoz to be his Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Since then, federal funds to NCLR...

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MSM, Left, Yawn As The War In Libya Becomes Increasingly Illegal

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 3:52pm

(by Matthew Knee)

As the mainstream media strained its resources and even brought on amateurs to power through Sarah Palin’s old emails for the scandal that wasn’t there, a slow-motion constitutional crisis has been unfolding.

The War Powers Resolution clearly states that president can authorize military action for 60 days without seeking congressional...

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Parking Tickets, Merit Pay, and Affirmative Action – Why Bureaucratic Incentives Matter

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Posted by    Monday, June 13, 2011 at 11:15am

(by Matthew Knee)

I recently managed to get a few parking tickets dismissed. My parking permit fell off my mirror, resulting in about 4 tickets overnight. The parking office told me there was no rule against duplicate citations, and so did whomever processed my written appeal, which was rejected. ...

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Chinese Communist State-Run News Objectively Declares Chinese Communists Objective Historians of Chinese Communism

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Posted by    Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 8:30am

Its not The Onion, its the chutzpah of authoritarianism.

China’s state-run Xinhua news service praised the Chinese Communist Party’s latest volume of the “History of the Chinese Communist Party” as objective, containing “No exaggeration of glory and no denial of failure.”

Among other things, they blame “rightist” thought within the CPC for...

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Yale Students Didn’t Want To Know The Inconvenient Truth About Anti-Semitism

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Posted by    Friday, June 10, 2011 at 9:29am

(by Matthew Knee)

Yale recently announced the closing of the The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA), America’s first academic institute to study anti-Semitism, citing a lack of scholarly output and student interest. The overall Jewish community, and some newspaper columnists, are up in arms, claiming conspiracy.

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