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Time for @DCCC to abandon Martha Robertson? (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

Rothenberg Report changes rating from Leans Republican to Republican Favored

The campaign of Martha Robertson, the Democratic challenger in my home district of NY-23, really should have been on the list of the Worst Campaigns of 2014. While Robertson started out with strong support from Emily’s List and was a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee “Red-to-Blue” designee, literally nothing has gone right with…
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California outlaws drunk, sloppy, reckless consensual campus sex

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

Why not apply the new affirmative consent standard off campus, to the legislators who passed the bill?

We’ve written previously about California’s proposed “affirmative consent” bill, which codifies — for lack of a more delicate terminology — what constitutes acceptable foreplay between consenting adults on college campuses. On Sunday, that bill became law. Via Fox News: [Bill author Sen. Kevin] De Leon has said the legislation will begin a paradigm shift…
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Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC and the Oklahoma beheading: What could go wrong?

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

It’s just workplace violence, disconnected from anything.

A panel on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC program discussed the beheading of a woman in Oklahoma by Alton Nolen, a convert to Islam as to whom a picture of Jihadist sympathy is emerging. Perry insists that this was an act of workplace violence and treats the beheading as a passing detail. At times, they…
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Holder Not Political

Branco Cartoon – Your Lying Eyes

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2014

Um, okay, good luck with that.

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Indian PM Modi rocks Madison Square Garden

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

Calls for growth and development, removal of obsolete laws, and thanks Indian-Americans.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recently elected on a pro-capitalism (and btw, pro-Israel) platform, appeared today to a packed Madison Square Garden in New York City. I watched much of the speech, with English translation, but it was really, really long (full video here), so I only heard parts.  The parts I…
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Anti-Israel academic boycotters rig debate at American Anthropological Association

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

But good news, a Petition against the academic boycott of Israel passes 1000 signatures, mostly faculty.

The fight over the academic boycott of Israel in the United States mostly is confined to professional associations in the Humanities and Social Sciences, where anti-Israel activist faculty have some ability to rig the system in their favor through control of key committees and programs. Unlike in the real world at universities,…
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Hong Kong Democracy Protests 9-28-2014

Is Hong Kong on brink of its own version of Tiananmen Square?

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

Democracy protests spread, as Chinese government threatens crackdown.

My stepdaughter, a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Chinese, works in Beijing. Today, she has been regularly protesting updates via Facebook on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and confirms that tear gas is being used to disperse the massive crowds. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators are surging through the…
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How long before Bill Maher banned on campus?

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

While we may defend his right to speak, must we also give him a tenured position?

Because of this: (language warning – NSFW) and this: Who will defend his freedom of speech, or the academic freedom of those who want to hear him on campus? If Ayaan Hirsi Ali is banned, and Ann Coulter’s sponsors scared away, and someone who questions dogma on campus assault drowned out, what’s next? (via Instapundit) (Language…
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LI #03 Enterovirus 68

Enterovirus 68 May Be Causing Polio-Like Illness in Children

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014
I have been following the outbreak of Enterovirus 68 closely. An awful trait of pathogens is that the more rapidly they spread, the nastier their health effects can become. It appears Enterovirus 68 may be following this pattern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is checking into reports that…
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Alton Nolen in Islamic dress

Did Oklahoma beheading just win Senate for Republicans?

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

No, Democrats’ electoral problem is Barack Obama, not Alton Nolen.

Someone who will be mortified that I am citing him asks this question: DID ALTON NOLEN JUST WIN THE SENATE FOR THE GOP? Good question, though I don’t think the answer is correct: …. So if what we’re reading is accurate, I’d say the narrative is this: man with a rap sheet converts to…
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Eziekiel Emanuel

If Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel doesn’t die by age 75, should he get the Death Panel?

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

Says age 75 the perfect age to die for society’s sake — so should society have a say in it?

Remember when the left scoffed at Sarah Palin for pointing out that Obamacare would lead to rationing and death panels? Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who was involved in the creation of Obamacare, doesn’t. In case you missed it, Dr. Emanuel recently penned a ghoulish piece for The Atlantic in which he said that he…
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Joni Ernst pig pen

Sooey! Joni Ernst ahead 6 points in key Iowa poll

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

Dems freaking out

Remember Joni Ernst? She’s the pig-castrating, conservative candidate for Senate out of Iowa who took the internet by storm earlier this year with her campaign video claiming she’ll “make big spenders squeal” when she gets to Washington. Since she kicked off her campaign, Ernst has been seen as a long-shot to…
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Yes, we will take away your dream

Posted by  ▪  September 28, 2014

of removing Scott Walker from office.

From Anne, spotted in Wisconsin, the same vehicle featured yesterday. Part of this series:
 
Sharyl Attkisson

Media missing in action on Fast and Furious

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2014

Sharyl Attkisson: “We should all be embarrassed.”

Sharyl Attkisson is one of the few journalists working today who clearly puts her profession above partisan politics. She recently appeared on WMAL radio in Washington, DC to discuss the Fast and Furious scandal and others as well as the media’s refusal to aggressively report these stories. From Larry O’Connor at the Washington…
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Supreme Court set to consider taking gay marriage, other hot-button cases

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2014

Results of Monday’s court conference may shed light on how many contentious issues will be considered this term.

The Supreme Court will sit for their first long conference of the October session on Monday, and SCOTUS watchers are anxious to find out whether or not the Court will decide to wade once more into the murky waters of the marriage equality battle. There are seven gay marriage cases set…
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Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri still a mess

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2014

When will this end?

Although Ferguson is no longer taking up primetime news real estate, violent confrontations with law enforcement persist. Last month, protests erupted in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. Thursday, protests (they’re still protesting the death of Michael Brown) got nasty as…
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Ohio U “blood bucket” student senate president sparks Recall Petition (#RecallSSE)

Posted by  ▪  September 27, 2014

Megan Marzec’s hijacking of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and ordered arrest of pro-Israel protesters sparks campus uprising.

We preciously covered the “blood bucket challenge” carried out by Ohio University student senate president Megan Marzec, in which she hijacked the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in order to bash Israel. Marzec’s politicization of a charity fundraiser meant to raise research funds for an incurable disease sparked widespread outrage, and protests on…
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