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The Zika Virus Invasion and how to fight it

Posted by  ▪  April 10, 2016

Unfortunately, we know little about it

The Zika Virus Invasion and how to fight it

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4/10/2016 at 7:30am
I attended two fascinating lectures at a local biosafety conference this week. The first talk addressed “The Zika Virus Invasion” and the second revealed a potential new weapon to control the spread of the pathogen that has been linked to birth defects and neurological disorders. The Scripps Research Institute’s Biosafety Officer, Dr. Laurence…
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Progressive: “Cruz’s odds of winning the nomination are steadily increasing, and we should be very, very afraid”

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2016

The Overton Window opens for Cruz, thanks to Donald Trump.

Progressive: “Cruz’s odds of winning the nomination are steadily increasing, and we should be very, very afraid”

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4/9/2016 at 9:40pm
Last December I noted the fear I’ve seen voiced among progressives, particularly on Facebook, that Donald Trump was making Ted Cruz acceptable, Is Overton Window wide open for Ted Cruz?: I noticed this Facebook comment on the page of a local Ithaca liberal Democrat, on a post criticizing Donald Trump: Donald Trump looks like…
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https://twitter.com/life_of_sources/status/718852634908737536

“Periods for Pence” trolls Indiana Governor over Abortion Law

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2016

“Mind your own popsicle and let my ovaries be”

“Periods for Pence” trolls Indiana Governor over Abortion Law

https://twitter.com/life_of_sources/status/718852634908737536
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4/9/2016 at 7:30pm
In March, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed into law, HEA 1337, abortion restrictions related to diagnoses of Down’s syndrome and other disabilities, selective abortion based on race or gender, and on the disposal of fetal remains (they are to be interred or cremated under the new law). At the time, Governor…
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http://youtu.be/zvb-bCZFpzU

Alan Dershowitz cleared of accusations in “Orgy Island” case

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2016

“the sexual misconduct accusations … are hereby withdrawn”

Alan Dershowitz cleared of accusations in “Orgy Island” case

http://youtu.be/zvb-bCZFpzU
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4/9/2016 at 6:00pm
As we reported in early January 2015, famed attorney and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz was dragged into a controversy regarding Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious “Orgy Island,” Dershowitz presumed innocent in zero-sum defamation game: Alan Dershowitz, along with others including Prince Andrew of Britain, were accused in a court filing involving convicted sex…
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https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/718893221242347520

Boston Globe anti-Trump mock Sunday front page

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2016

Liberal paper will only help Trump, and hurt conservatives fighting Trump.

Boston Globe anti-Trump mock Sunday front page

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/718893221242347520
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4/9/2016 at 4:35pm
The Boston Globe published a curious tweet yesterday, warning of a front page it “hope[d] never to publish.” https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe/status/718537190704353282 Drudge has obtained images of what purports to be the Sunday front page, plus some: https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/718893221242347520 https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/718880067833561088 Prediction: Assuming The Globe runs this, it will not hurt Trump. Instead, it hurt conservatives who have serious concerns about Trump…
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Cruz set to dominate Colorado delegate selection (UPDATE – Sweep)

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2016

Trump campaign acknowledges that it didn’t expect to do well in Colorado

Cruz set to dominate Colorado delegate selection (UPDATE – Sweep)

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4/9/2016 at 2:37pm
As we await final results from Colorado, it appears that Ted Cruz will obtain more delegates in addition to the 17 he already has. ABC News reports: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has locked up the support of 21 Colorado delegates and may scoop up even more Saturday. Slates loyal to Cruz won every…
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Former Defense Secretaries Unload on White House

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2016

“Rising threats, shrinking military.”

Former Defense Secretaries Unload on White House

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4/9/2016 at 12:30pm
Bret Baier of FOX News recently did a report on how the military has shrunk under Obama, and the response was so great, he went back and aired interviews that didn’t make it into the program. Baier spoke with three of Obama’s former secretaries of defense, and they all told a similar…
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ONE YEAR LATE: State Dept Turns over 1,100 Pages of BENGHAZI Records

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2016

At this point, what difference does it make?

ONE YEAR LATE: State Dept Turns over 1,100 Pages of BENGHAZI Records

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4/9/2016 at 10:30am
A year after the House Select Committee on Benghazi made its initial request, the State Department finally handed over 1,100 pages of records. These records contain include files, “stored on network folders used by senior employees within the Office of the Secretary, and emails from Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, Huma Abedin, Susan…
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Unlimited Outrage Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2016

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

Unlimited Outrage Week at College Insurrection

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4/9/2016 at 8:30am
In case you haven’t noticed, many college students have an amazing capacity for being offended. Stanford Students Claim Western Civ Classes Would Harm Diversity Student Gets Accused of Violating Safe Space for Raising Her Hand American Flag Called Unacceptable Political Statement at Harvard Free speech isn’t too popular either. Protesters at Penn Shut Down Talk by…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I4o_afITKg

IMAGES: Undeveloped World War II Film Discovered

Posted by  ▪  April 9, 2016

The Rescued Film Project turned a bag of film into a storybook of a soldier’s memories

IMAGES: Undeveloped World War II Film Discovered

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I4o_afITKg
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4/9/2016 at 7:00am
Thirty-one rolls of undeveloped film, all shot by the same American soldier during World War II were passed along to developers at The Rescued Film Project. There, they carefully worked to develop photos taken seventy years ago. The results were amazing: The Rescued Film Project works to return the images to the photographer…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwRx8-Hjlk0

Rick Scott gets even with “latte liberal” woman who screamed at him

Posted by  ▪  April 8, 2016

Turns out she’s everything you expected

Rick Scott gets even with “latte liberal” woman who screamed at him

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwRx8-Hjlk0
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4/8/2016 at 8:34pm
Some woman screamed at Florida Governor Rick Scott the other day, including calling him an a-hole, in a video that went viral. Language Warning The Gov just released his response: After a viral video of a woman cursing him out in a coffee shop went viral this week, Florida Governor Rick Scott decided to…
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More VA Fail: VA Falsified Vet Wait Times in 7 States

Posted by  ▪  April 8, 2016

They have one job. One. Job.

More VA Fail: VA Falsified Vet Wait Times in 7 States

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4/8/2016 at 7:00pm
Is there a worse government entity than the Veterans Administration? Maybe, but it’s virtually inconceivable how the VA consistently manages to outdo it’s record of fail with even more fail. In seven states, supervisor fudged wait times to make it appear as though wait time requirements were being met. They were…
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State court judge throws out Wisconsin Right to Work Law

Posted by  ▪  April 8, 2016

Finds State took Union’s property right in mandatory dues without just compensation.

State court judge throws out Wisconsin Right to Work Law

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4/8/2016 at 5:24pm
When conservative Justice Rebecca Bradley won the Wisconsin Supreme Court election last Tuesday, we pointed out how important that court has been in upholding union reforms. That may be tested again as Dane County Judge William Foust in Madison just threw out the state’s Right to Work law signed by Governor Walker a year…
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Who or What is Behind Trump’s Online Army?

Posted by  ▪  April 8, 2016

A peek into the botnet

Who or What is Behind Trump’s Online Army?

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4/8/2016 at 4:30pm
If you’ve spent any time on social media, particularly in the politicalsphere, chances are you’ve encountered an internet troll or two. This election cycle has been er, um… interesting. I never thought I’d long for the days the so-called Paulbots would troll my feeds lecturing me about liberty and the Constitution…
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Yet Another Worthless Study on Police Shootings

Posted by  ▪  April 8, 2016

Study excludes single most likely variable in examining fatal police shootings

Yet Another Worthless Study on Police Shootings

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4/8/2016 at 2:45pm
The Washington Post reports on a new study that suggests racial bias motivates police to fatally shoot black suspects at a disproportionally high rate.  That study, entitled “Fatal Shootings By US Police Officers in 2015: A Bird’s Eye View,” is published in the once well-respected scientific journal Nature. The first alarm bells went…
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Trying to explain the Wisconsin results

Posted by  ▪  April 8, 2016

Winners and losers

Trying to explain the Wisconsin results

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4/8/2016 at 1:00pm
On the face of it, answering the question as to what happened in the GOP primary in Wisconsin seems like a no-brainer. As Edward Morrissey writes, Trump shot himself in the foot—dissing popular governor Scott Walker, and flubbing abortion questions—and ended up losing by 13 points, 35 to Cruz’s 48. To shore…
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https://twitter.com/rickwtyler/status/621505161681367040

A Time for Choosing (between Trump and Cruz)

Posted by  ▪  April 8, 2016

While anything COULD happen at the convention, it’s likely to come down to Trump or Cruz.

A Time for Choosing (between Trump and Cruz)

https://twitter.com/rickwtyler/status/621505161681367040
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4/8/2016 at 11:30am
I still can’t stand even the sound of John Kasich’s voice. Now that we have that out of the way, it’s pretty clear that the Republican primaries and convention come down to a choice between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Speculation otherwise — including conspiracy theories — does not seem to live in…
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