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Are Rand Paul’s inconsistencies fatal to a presidential bid?

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

No one can be perfectly consistent, but ….

Earlier this week the Democrats released a video contrasting Rand Paul statements against Rand Paul’s previous statements on a handful of issues. The video is a hatchet job and of course some things are taken out of context, but it highlights a major issue that’s been bugging me about Rand Paul. Take a…
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Rasmussen: Pat Roberts 5 pts down in one-on-one race against “Independent” (#KSSEN)

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Someone needs to shake Pat Roberts out of his stupor if he’s going to win, now that it appears there will be no Democrat on the ballot.

The last time we visited the Kansas Senate race, we noted that Republican Pat Roberts was at risk, but that he may have caught a lucky break when the Democratic candidate was not permitted to take his name off the ballot in order to unite around the independent candidate. Having the Democrat’s…
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University of Miami School of Law

Law School course: “historical trajectory of Trayvon Martin case”

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Taught by attorney for the Martin family.

A JD student at the University of Miami School of Law–and a long-time fan of “The Law of Self Defense”–contacted me recently to share a notice he’d received from the school. It seems for the Fall 2014 semester they will be offering a “short course” (good for one credit) with a…
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Appearance of Impropriety: U.S. Middle East Diplomat and Qatar’s Money

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Who will ever trust Martin Indyk again?

The New York Times earlier this month published an expose of how foreign money influenced think tanks. One of the subjects of the article was the Brookings Institution, its vice president Indyk and $14.8 million grant that the government of Qatar had given Brookings. A former scholar at Brookings cautioned that because…
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Johns Hopkins study: Huge gulf between D.C. political class and the rest of America

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

They couldn’t be more different.

A new study from Johns Hopkins University suggests exactly what many conservative activists have been complaining about for years: Washington is out of touch with the rest of America. From Johns Hopkins: Surveying 850 people who either work in government or directly with it, researchers found that the inside-the-Beltway crowd has very little…
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Martha Robertson gives Cornell speech in media lockdown mode (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Audio and video recording barred, windows covered with posters so no one could look in.

The Democratic challenger for New York’s 23rd district, Martha Robertson, spoke briefly about her election campaign against incumbent Republican Tom Reed at a Cornell Democrats event Wednesday evening. Speaking for 30 minutes to a crowd of about 40 students, Robertson, Cornell Class of 1975, mainly stuck to her autobiography and her major talking points. We have full coverage at…
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Overnight: France launches first airstrikes against ISIS

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

“The objective was hit and completely destroyed.”

The BBC reports: A statement said planes had attacked an IS logistics depot in north-east Iraq. France was already carrying out reconnaissance flights over Iraq and providing weapons to Kurdish fighters. President Hollande said on Thursday that French air strikes would only target the jihadist group’s positions in Iraq, and not neighbouring Syria. He also…
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Scott Walker John Doe Probe

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter accused of harassing “John Doe” whistleblower

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

“persistent door-bell ringing and heavy knocks awakened and frightened the source’s sleeping 12-year-old daughter,” according to outed whistleblower.

In our post on September 9, we asked Was Prosecutor’s union-operative wife behind “John Doe” investigation of Scott Walker?. That post was based on a report by the well-regarded legal reporter Stuart Taylor about anti-Scott Walker political bias in the office of Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm, who has led the…
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Savannah-Chatham police officer David Jannot shoots and kills Charles Smith

GA Police Officer Shoots and Kills Handcuffed Black Suspect

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

Next big self-defense case: Police claim Charles Smith threatened them with previously undetected handgun

Here we go again.  Maybe. Late yesterday morning David Jannot, an officer with the Savannah-Chatham (Georgia) Metropolitan Police Department, shot and killed Charles Smith, a suspect that had already been handcuffed behind his back and placed inside a police cruiser, reports CNN and other news agencies. Smith was a 29-year-old black man. Bizarrely,…
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Scottish Independence

Scots reject independence

Posted by  ▪  September 19, 2014

God save the Queen!

The Scots voted against independence yesterday. At the time the BBC called the referendum election, the No votes (those voting against the referendum for independence) had garnered 54% of the votes counted. Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish National Party and leader of the pro-independence movement, conceded the referendum loss late last…
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Bridgegate Update: Not Christie’s Scandal?

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

9 month DOJ probe not finished, but coming up short so far

The nearly-year long investigation into New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s involvement in “Bridgegate” has revealed no evidence so far connecting Christie to last year’s George Washington Bridge lane shutdown that caused complete gridlock for commuters traveling between New York and New Jersey. From NBC New York: “My experience with federal law enforcement is…
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Iranian “Happy” dancers jailed, sentenced to 91 lashes

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

Welcome to Iran, where being “Happy” is not allowed by order of the Mullahs.

This is a horribly heart-breaking story. Seven young Persians filmed their own rendition of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, but in totalitarian regimes like Iran’s, no good deed goes unpunished. A CNN Reporter tweeted the following: Awful: 6 Iranians involved in dancing video to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy”, sentenced to six months in prison and to receive…
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Scotland Independence

Scotland’s fate decided by the young

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

In or out, decided by a younger group of voters.

Today’s the day of Scotland’s historic vote on whether it should be an independent country after 307 years of membership in Great Britain. This a simple majority vote, and is described as very close at a near 50-50 split. Which brings us to a bigger question: should such a momentous decision…
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Branco Cartoon – Fakers

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

Pro Gun Impostor

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Apple update creates roadblock to search warrants

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

No more passcode access for police–or Apple.

Apple’s latest update to its OS includes a lot of neat bells and whistles, but one key upgrade has privacy advocates cheering. This latest reboot has eliminated Apple’s longstanding capability to access users’ iPhone and iPad passcodes; in the past, this allowed Apple to both help users remember forgotten passcodes—and comply with…
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Gallup: Republicans have closed the dislike gap

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

Party favorability ratings almost tied

Good news. Republicans have closed the gap in how much people dislike them, according to Gallup: Americans’ views of the Democratic and Republican parties are now similar, mainly because of their more positive ratings of the GOP. Since bottoming out at 28% last fall during the government shutdown, Americans’ opinions of the Republican…
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Israeli researchers: Not so fast on artificial sweetener settled science

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2014

Find artificial sweeteners boost diabetes risk — Will anti-Israel academic boycotters ignore these findings?

It’s a good thing we still have scientists who refuse to accept settled science and scientific consensus, and keep on digging and questioning prevailing wisdoms. It seems that many of such scientists are in Israel, perhaps because politicized scientific conformity is not as prized in the “start-up nation” as it is in…
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