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Obama declares “siege of Mount Sinjar” over, but no clear strategy to defeat ISIS (Update: Maliki Resigns)

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Gives press statement from vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

In what has become a nearly daily occurrence, President Obama summoned the media to discuss the situation in Iraq (and Ferguson, Missouri) from his vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard. The President seemed to take a victory lap on United States’ efforts to stabilize the Yazidi refugee crisis in Northern Iraq. President…
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4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (78% score)
 
Obama Statement Ferguson MO 8-14-2014

#Ferguson: Obama says stop the looting and police excessive force

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

All the Ferguson updates and then some.

What a nightmare Ferguson has become. Five days after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen, Michael Brown, and there’s still no consensus as to what actually happened. If you’re just jumping into this story, check out previous posts here and here. Dorin Johnson’s Attorney Yesterday I mentioned that the St. Louis Police who are…
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How the media abetted Hamas

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Will they ever learn?

Yesterday the Washington Institute for Near East published Six Ways Hamas Hamas Could Limit Civilian Casualties in Gaza by Jeffrey White. All of White’s suggestions involve separating the combatants from civilians, but as White acknowledges, “… there is little chance the group will implement any of these measures.” And why would…
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Bibi beware

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

Possibly overplaying Israel’s hand as to Obama when it comes to Congressional and public support.

There are more apparent rifts between Israel and the U.S. administration, this time over an interruption of Hellfire missiles at the request of the White House and State Department. Normal channels apparently were followed, but the administration reportedly has its nose out of joint because the U.S. has been sidelined as Israel…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Wisconsin Voter ID Law Still Stalled by Federal Court

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014

A Wisconsin judge has denied a request to stay a ruling strking down voter ID.

Opponents of Wisconsin’s voter ID laws won a small victory yesterday when U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman denied the state of Wisconsin’s request for a stay of his decision forbidding the enforcement of voter ID laws. Judge Adelman rejected the petition because he felt that the state was unlikely to overturn…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
Obama Fiddles

Branco Cartoon – While Zero Fiddles

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2014
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8 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (94% score)
 
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AACONS Interviews Michael Rubin and Chloé Valdary

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2014

Guests: Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute. and Chloé Simone Valdary, pro-Israel college activist.

[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS will begin posting their weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection. (Legal Insurrection has written extensively about one of the guests in this podcast, Chloé Valdary.) ] Guests:…
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U. Mass. Amherst campus overview

Another male student due process lawsuit – this time against U. Mass.

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2014

A wave of litigation is following years in which due process rights of accused male students were disregarded on campus.

We have been covering extensively the issue of denial of due process to male students on campus accused of sex-related infractions and/or crimes. One of the cases we reported on regarded campus “conviction” of a male athlete at Columbia, where the female accuser took several months to complaint, and there were contemporaneous…
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6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (87% score)
 
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#Ferguson Missouri, Domestic War Zone

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2014

The only thing clear about what’s going on in Ferguson is that nothing is clear.

The situation in Ferguson, Missouri has gone from bad to worse following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen Saturday afternoon. Protests and riots persist, cops dressed in full riot gear are working to curb the violence, community leaders are encouraging peaceful protests, and there’s still no clear picture of…
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4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (94% score)
 
Hamas Ceasefire

Another Gaza truce countdown (Live Video and Updates)(Breaking – New truce after rocket fire?)

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2014

Latest: Rocket fire from Gaza followed by reports of extension of truce by another 5 days, but situation unclear as of 5:40 p.m. Eastern.

The current 72-hour Gaza truce expires at 5 p.m. Eastern today. There are completely mixed signals being reported as to whether there is progress on a longer-term ceasefire, and if not, whether Hamas will attack again when the current truce expires. We will update as events clarify, and you can follow at the…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Hillary Clinton was for her own foreign policy, before she was against it

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2014

Hillary Clinton makes John Kerry look consistent

Forget policy positions, etc. Hillary Clinton is just bad as a candidate. She’s awkward, artificial, superficial, and awkward (but I repeat myself). She proved it with the disastrous book rollout and insistence that she’s not really rich and struggled after she and Bill left the White House. Now she decided to distance herself from Obama’s…
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6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (87% score)
 
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Philadelphia “civil forfeiture” machine runs amok

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2014

Philadelphia officials use civil forfeiture to pad city coffers — but the Institute for Justice is fighting back.

What happens in Courtroom 478, located within the bowels of City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the stuff of dystopian nightmares. Using a legal device called “civil forfeiture,” government prosecutors confiscate property under the guise of “cracking down on crime.” In a nutshell, civil forfeiture is a legal device that…
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6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (87% score)
 
Bumper Stickers - Ithaca - CoExist J Street

Let me know how it works out

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2014

Because it’s going so well so far.

It’s August. The bumper stickers are returning to Ithaca.
5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
Obama Ending Iraq War

You can keep your end of Iraq war, if you like it

Posted by  ▪  August 12, 2014

Actually, you can’t. Because it never ended.

Not sure if the title set-up works or not. The Iraq war never ended. Obama just acted like it did. Anyway, here’s this from The Free Beacon: And this via Hot Air:
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)