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Understatements

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
Understatement (via John Sexton): Many critics view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion. Like a lot of America, it basked a bit in the warm glow of Mr. Obama’s election in 2008…. Understatement (via Tom Maguire): It is hard to imagine, though, how Mr. Obama can truly distance…
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Blue Dogs down

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
Two moderate Blue Dog incumbent Democrats lost to left-wing, union-backed challengers in Pennsylvania yesterday: The Blue Dogs’ bark in Congress is sounding more and more like a whimper. The once-powerful coalition of conservative Democrats suffered two more casualties on Tuesday as Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., lost to fellow Democratic Rep. Mark Critz, and…
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The “Progressive” brand — for what does it stand?

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
Yesterday we learned that Representative Allen West (R-FL) was disinvited from an NAACP fundraiser in his home state of Florida. Last week, West had commented that “I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.” West, who came under fire for his…
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Gag

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
The RNC just released a video comparing Obama’s Jimmy Fallon appearance with Mitt Romney’s victory speech last night. I had thought about that comparison this morning when I watched the video of the Fallon appearance. Obama has turned the Office of the Presidency into a sight and sound gag. The title of the video is…
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Oral argument reports: Supreme Court appears poised to uphold key part of Arizona Immigration Law (SB 1070)

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
The Supreme Court heard argument this morning on the challenge to Arizona’s immigration law, S.B. 1070.  See my post yesterday for background. The transcript and audio will not be available until the end of the week (the same day release on the Obamacare argument was an exception to the general policy of…
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So where’s that unity, responsibility, and transparency?

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
In 2008, when Barack Obama was in the midst of a historic campaign to become the leader of the free world, he firmly positioned himself to be the man the American people could unite around. Time and time again, Presidential candidate Obama vowed to reach across party lines in a way no…
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Whole Foods just trying to make the green people happy?

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
“They just doing it to make all the green people happy,” the New York Times reported fisherman Mr. Sanfilippo as saying. He’s referring to Whole Foods’s decision to only sell fish it considers sustainable: Starting Sunday, gray sole and skate, common catches in the region, will no longer appear in the grocery…
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Dick Lugar defers on whether Tea Party good for GOP … until he finds out if he wins primary

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
I realize that all politicians are narcissists to an extent, but judging the value of a political movement on whether it helps you or not seems a bit, shall we say, self-centered. In one of the more curious comments so far in the challenge by Richard Mourdock to Dick Lugar, Lugar said…
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For the record, only

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
The year-end 2011 Law Prof Blog Rankings from TaxProf are out. It is noted only for the record, in the interest of preserving a slice of America as we know it for future generations, not because it matters to me. I’m above worrying about the small stuff like blog traffic, and focused like…
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A boycott based on deeply held beliefs

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
Remember the BP boycott? Apparently, this owner does not even though his vehicle has a “Boycott BP” sticker on it.  The gas was probably a penny cheaper than the boycott-free stations down the street. From reader John: I spotted this guy filling up at a BP station in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It must be…
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This is the end, my friend

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2012
I’ll have updates on tonight’s primaries if anything interesting happens. But since I’ll be sitting in a dark room with the door locked and the window shades drawn imagining it’s 1971, please only disturb me if it’s really important, like if it turns out Obama ate more than one dog: Until the music’s…
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SB 1070 oral argument at Supreme Court Wednesday

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2012
SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law, is on for oral argument tomorrow at the U.S. Supreme Court.  Justice Elena Kagan recused herself.  If there is a 4-4 split, the 9th Circuit decision enjoining key part of the law stands. My prior posts for some background: Arizona Law Upheld In Part – Order and…
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Mia B. Love under the radar no more

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2012
On Monday morning I noted that the mainstream media had taken not a bit of notice of Mia B. Love, or her victory at the Utah Republican convention on Saturday. No more. Yahoo News has a feature article on her, Mia Love: black, conservative, Mormon, GOP House candidate from Utah. Drudge links to an article…
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Carbonite countdown

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2012
On May 1, Carbonite will release its 1st Q 2012 results after the close of the markets, and will host an investor conference call. At that time, we may get the first glimpse into whether and to what extent Carbonite’s famous March 3, Saturday night jettison of its sponsorship of Rush Limbaugh has…
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