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TV screen shot ground invasion Gaza Al Jazeera

Gaza ground war started (Live Updates)

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2014

Egypt blames Hamas

There are numerous reports that after heavy artillery shelling along the border, Israeli troops have entered on the ground in Gaza. Israel i24 News reports that the Prime Minister’s office has authorized a ground incursion to destroy tunnels. It’s not known if it is a limited incursion or something…
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10 votes, 3.90 avg. rating (79% score)
 
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Did surface-to-air missile bring down Malaysian passenger Jet in Ukraine?

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2014

Ukrainian government officials say a surface-to-air missile brought down the plane

A flurry of media reports are reporting that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet has been shot down over Ukrainian airspace. The Boeing 777 carried 295 people and was “at altitude” (30,000 feet) according to the Interfax agency. All on board are said to have perished, according to Ukrainian sources. Ukrainian…
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10 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (84% score)
 
Wendy Davis Car Parade cropped

Out-of-state small donors still chasing Wendy Davis bubble

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2014

But Davis still only has just over 1/3 cash on hand of Greg Abbott

It’s been a little while since we reported on Wendy Davis, and how her campaign was not going well: Wendy Davis Campaign Mgr abandons ship as poll shows 12-pt Abbott lead Texas women running away from Wendy Davis I had not expected national Dems to keep pouring money into the race, but apparently the…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Twitter - @IDFSpokesman - Every civilian death tragedy

Rockets found hidden in UN Gaza school

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2014

Only one side uses civilians as human shields

The killing of four boys on a Gaza beach has generated enormous criticism of Israel. Israel itself has expressed sorrow at the killing (see Featured Image Tweet). But one fact not reported anywhere except WaPo is that the area was known to be used for rocket launching: .@KenRoth per WaPo reporter on scene, area…
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5 votes, 3.80 avg. rating (78% score)
 
Hamas terrorists emerge from tunnel near Kibbutz 7-17-2014

Hamas attempts major Terror Attack before humanitarian truce, resumes rocket fire after

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2014

IAF strikes terrorists emerging from tunnel near Kibbutz

In the early morning hours today, prior the implementation of the humanitarian ceasefire, the IDF spotted a terror cell infiltrating from Gaza. Aircraft targeted the terrorists in a dramatic video. The New York Times reports: The Israeli military said it foiled an attempt by Gaza militants to infiltrate a kibbutz through a tunnel…
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6 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (93% score)
 
M Peach

M Peach

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2014

On their minds.

Professor Jacobson, Here is a photo I took of a billboard that just went up this past week in Montgomery, AL. It seems to be quite the list, however I wouldn’t say it is all inclusive. This part of Alabama and Georgia is known for their peaches, very clever use of their…
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8 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (99% score)
 
Salon.com real tweets

@Salondotcom lives on in the heart of @Salon

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

The Salon.com parody account @Salondotcom has been kicked off Twitter — but the real @Salon account is such a self-parody, it’s hard to tell if anything actually changed

@Salondotcom was a brilliant parody account mocking Salon.com (@Salon), run by a couple of libertarian guys. The parodies were pitch perfect, making it difficult to tell if it was the real thing, or not. Apparently the parody account upset someone, because it has been kicked off Twitter. I just pulled some recent…
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7 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (86% score)
 
jack lew

Newest Obama Admin Mandate: Corporate Tax Patriotism

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

Treasury Secretary Lew calls on Congress to mandate corporate patriotism

First it was Vice President Joe Biden who said paying higher taxes was “patriotic.” Now, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has resurrected the taxes-as-patriotism meme for the Obama White House. Secretary Lew used the phrase “economic patriotism” this morning on his interview on CNBC to discuss the Administration’s new plans to regulate…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
BDS female protester San Francisco July 2014

Expecting anti-Israel violence on campuses this fall

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

BDS on campus already was unhinged, and that was before the recent Gaza conflict.

If you followed our coverage of the Boycott Divest and Sanction movement on campuses this past academic year, you would know that the BDS movement on campus was on the verge of violence. From confrontations with professors, to dorm storming, to vandalism, to publication of a Nazi cartoon, to disruptions of speeches and…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
Martha Robertson We Need Single Payer 2009

Martha Robertson raising money, but still in hiding (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

Local Radio host: “We cannot get Martha Robertson to come on any, I want to underline that, any of our programs or to react to any charges made against her.”

Recent fundraising filings show that Democrat challenger Martha Robertson has raised a fair amount of money in her challenge to incumbent Tom Reed in my home district NY-23. Robertson is a DCCC “red to blue” designee, so it’s not surprising that money is flowing to her. But Robertson is not spending…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Todd Kincannon

South Carolina licensing officials accused of suppressing lawyer’s 1st Amendment rights

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

Controversial conservative lawyer Todd Kincannon claims he’s being silenced because officials disagree with his political speech

It is axiomatic that the freedom of speech provisions of the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution are specifically intended to protect unpopular and/or offensive speech. After all, speech that is neither unpopular nor offensive is, obviously, not in need of any particular protections.  It is equally indisputable that of all…
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1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (75% score)
 
robert-mcdonald-veterans-affairs-secretary-nomination

VA Secretary nomination hearing set for next week

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to hold hearing for Robert McDonald as Obama’s pick to lead the VA.

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing next Tuesday for Obama’s nomination for Veterans’ Affairs Secretary. From Politico: The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a nomination hearing next week for Robert McDonald, the White House’s choice to lead the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. Sen. Bernie Sanders…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
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Time to remedy unintended consequences of 2008 child trafficking law

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014

Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 should be amended to allow expedited return of unaccompanied minors to their parents abroad.

Obama is often criticized for refusing to enforce laws. But this time he’s being criticized for enforcing the 2008 Act of Congress that requires that unaccompanied minors from countries other than Mexico and Canada be given special treatment. However, the bill in question—the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Bumper Stickers Magnetic Impeach Obama

Do-it-yourself impeachment

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2014
From Mary: I made these bumper “stickers” today so that I can change the message around when it suits me. I based them on those silly refrigerator magnets that were so popular years ago. The magnetic material is available at most sign shops for a nominal fee. I cut it into strips of…
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7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)