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TX Supreme Court protects identity of anonymous blogger

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

A tricky evidentiary ruling will allow Google to keep secret the identity of a blogger accused of defamation.

As Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey once put it, “there is no jackass exception to the First Amendment.” Many bloggers toe the line between defamation and free expression, and enjoy their constitutional protections to the fullest; every once in a while, though, what started as an internet flame war ends up in…
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WaPo Getting Nervous About Obama’s Foreign Policy Skills

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

Who did the Washington Post endorse for president in 2012?

A new editorial from the Washington Post takes an unusually sober look at President Obama’s foreign policy chops and his non-reaction to the world that’s burning around him: President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in…
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Support for Israel remains strong after Gaza conflict

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

Newly-released Pew survey shows much more sympathy for Israel among Americans than Palestinians.

In July, in the early part of the Gaza conflict, Pew Research came out with a survey indicating that support among Americans for Israel’s actions in Gaza was strong overall and consistent with past similar surveys. The July Pew study, however, indicated partisan gaps with much stronger support among Republicans than Democrats,…
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Media mostly laughs with, not at, Obama

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

Jon Stewart is a classic example of not-too-subtle media bias.

In case you missed it, I went off on a bit of a rant about comedy in the age of Obama at my site American Glob this week. Frankly, I’m sick to death of the left’s inability to find anything funny about Obama while continuing to target the same tired subjects of…
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Why call those who fight for ISIS “Americans”?

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

Maybe it’s time to stop.

It’s really just common sense: “Americans” who leave this country to fight for ISIS, or any other country or entity or group who is our enemy, should no longer be referred to as “Americans” by the press. I know; fat chance. Also, the laws governing the involuntary revocation of citizenship should…
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Dialing for Dollars Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

Your weekly dispatch from the desperate world of higher education.

Higher ed bubble? What higher ed bubble? University Asks Professors to Call Students on Break, Plead for Their Return Burlington College Struggles With Low Enrollment Colleges Now Using Social Media to Raise Money Speaking of social media… #PayMyTuitionChallenge Trends on Twitter Among College Students At least one person isn’t worried about college finances. Hillary Clinton’s Hypocritical College Tour Is…
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“Dump Shaheen”

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2014

A sign of the times?

We reported earlier that Scott Brown was in a dead heat with Jean Shaheen, a surge from prior polling. Could this be a repeat of his 2010 victory over Martha Coakley? From Diane: Don’t know if Brown is the answer but this is the question. In Exeter nh just at border of Stratham.
 
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Watch: Hamas supporters lift Al Jazeera reporter in air in celebration

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Media a critical part of the Hamas war effort.

Tamer Al-Mishal was a reporter for Al Jazeera in Gaza during the recent conflict. Among all the networks reporting from Gaza, Al Jazeera was considered vital to Hamas getting its message out. Al-Mishal was granted special access to accompany Hamas fighters in tunnels to prove to the world that Hamas still had fighting…
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Judge Rejects Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Abortion clinics in Texas have received a stay … at least for now.

U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled today that portions of Texas’ 2013 abortion law are unconstitutional. “HB 2,” which passed during the last legislative session in spite of the efforts of now-gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D-10), drew the ire of women’s rights activists and abortion providers for its imposition of…
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Texas and California in crosshairs of ISIS and Al Qaeda?

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Recent reporting indicates concerns for states along the Mexico border.

Watching the press conference that President Obama gave yesterday in which he revealed that his foreign policy has devolved from “don’t do stupid stuff” to “no strategy,” I was perplexed that the media was complaining more about the color of the suit instead of its emptiness. Mulling over the subsequent coverage, I…
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Anti-Israel “progressives” enraged at Elizabeth Warren

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Liberal politician loves the only liberal society in the Middle East. Why is that a problem?

Now I come to praise Elizabeth Warren. Warren long has made sense when it comes to the Middle East, in her strong support of Israel and her understanding of the neighborhood in which Israel lives. Whatever her other positions, we should at least acknowledge when she is right. And she did so…
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Britain raises terror threat level to “highly likely”

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Is Britain finally coming to grips with the Jihadis among it?

Britain, home to many of the Jihadists fighting for ISIS, including the likely beheader of James Foley, has just raised its terror threat level. The Telegraph reports, Terror attack on UK ‘highly likely’ as threat level raised: The UK terror threat level has been raised to its second highest meaning an attack on…
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Video Guide to new California Affirmative Consent Law

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Parody may be law soon in California.

Last March we covered how California Seeks to Redefine Consensual Campus Sex as Rape, and we asked the question: “How does classifying most consensual sex as rape help rape victims?” It doesn’t, of course. The California affirmative consent legislation was not about preventing rapes or other sexual assaults, which already are crimes,…
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The Bad, Good and Worse news at Obama’s ISIS press conference

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

Obama: “we don’t have a strategy yet” as to ISIS. Media: Look at Obama’s tan suit.

I was in class yesterday during Obama’s press conference, in which he announced the obvious: We have no strategy as to ISIS. So I didn’t get to watch it live and see the instant reaction. There was Bad, Good and Worse news. The bad news: We have no strategy as to ISIS, or…
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Rasmussen Poll: Most Think DOJ Motivated by Politics

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2014

America is finally waking up.

Surprising absolutely no one, a new Rasmussen report released today reveals that the majority of Americans believe that the Department of Justice is motivated by a political agenda, as opposed to upholding justice: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a…
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AACONS Interviews Ronald Kessler and Ilya Somin

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

Journalist Ronald Kessler discusses First Famlilies,and George Mason law prof. talks Framers’ intent.

[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.] Award winning journalist Ronald Kessler discusses a new tell all about what the First families are really…
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Israel’s neighborhood and why Netanyahu was right on the ceasefire

Posted by  ▪  August 28, 2014

The brutal neighborhood in which Israel lives extends beyond Gaza, and so must the strategy.

Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, commented the other day: “There’s a longstanding conventional wisdom that Israel doesn’t do well in wars of attrition,” said Michael B. Oren, an Israeli historian and a former ambassador to the United States. “That overlooks a broader historical view that Israel’s entire…
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