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Run Liz Run Elizabeth Warren for President Video Netroots Hands Up

Elizabeth Warren, Presidential Nominee if she wants it

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2014

My column at The Boston Herald, “Will Elizabeth Warren sell ‘outside the bubble’?”

Elizabeth Warren, Presidential Nominee if she wants it

Run Liz Run Elizabeth Warren for President Video Netroots Hands Up
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12/29/2014 at 11:30am
Ignore the polls showing Hillary up by 50%+ over potential Democratic rivals. Elizabeth Warren “is not” running. Everyone knows (or assumes) Hillary is. The second Warren declares she’s seeking the nomination, if she declares, the polls will narrow. The second Warren goes after Hillary as the crony-capitalist, contrived-candidate that she is, the polls would…
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LI #42 California

CA small businesses greet New Year with health insurance hangovers

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2014

And the hikes aren’t confined to California, either.

CA small businesses greet New Year with health insurance hangovers

LI #42 California
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12/29/2014 at 10:00am
I thought it would be an excellent time as I recover from my bout with the flu to check in on the state of my state…and it looks like the diagnosis is poor—especially if you own a small business in California, as a leading health insurance provider is hiking rates: Health insurance…
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Don Lemon

CNN’s Don Lemon Makes ‘Worst of Journalism’ List for 2014

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2014

This is CNN…

CNN’s Don Lemon Makes ‘Worst of Journalism’ List for 2014

Don Lemon
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12/29/2014 at 8:30am
I don’t watch CNN anymore, but I’m very familiar with Don Lemon from all the times he’s appeared on conservative news sites seeking to correct something he said. According to The Hollywood Reporter, lots of people have noticed Lemon’s work: CNN’s Don Lemon Named to ‘Worst Journalism of 2014′ List Don Lemon has picked…
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afghanistan

The War in Afghanistan is Over?

Posted by  ▪  December 29, 2014

…but the troops are staying put

The War in Afghanistan is Over?

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12/29/2014 at 7:00am
Yesterday, the International Security Assistance Force was folded away into history as the combat mission in Afghanistan officially came to an end. After more than 13 years, the day-to-day combat operations have now been handed over to Afghan security forces. The new international mission, dubbed “Resolute Support,” will provide training and…
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Branco Cartoon - He the People

2014: The year the Constitution lived dangerously

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2014

My column at USA Today.

2014: The year the Constitution lived dangerously

Branco Cartoon - He the People
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12/28/2014 at 7:00pm
As part of my continuing efforts to reach new audiences, I have a column at USA Today, Constitution’s horrible, no good, very bad year: As 2014 comes to a close, it’s worth considering the Obama administration legacy as we head into 2015. Certainly, there were scandals. The IRS played hide and seek with documents…
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Topless feminist steals baby Jesus from Vatican Nativity Scene FEMEN

Topless feminist steals baby Jesus from Vatican nativity scene

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2014

Ah, modern feminism…

Topless feminist steals baby Jesus from Vatican nativity scene

Topless feminist steals baby Jesus from Vatican Nativity Scene FEMEN
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12/28/2014 at 5:30pm
Sextremist (evidently, this is a thing), Iana Zhdanova kidnapped baby Jesus from the nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City Thursday. Zhdanova had “God is a woman” scribbled on her naked torso as she accosted the infant and attempted to flee. Vatican police intervened, returned baby Jesus to His…
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A Video About Russia

Fascinating Video Explains the Russian Mindset

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2014

“Geography determines destiny.”

Fascinating Video Explains the Russian Mindset

A Video About Russia
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12/28/2014 at 4:00pm
This video has been making the rounds on Reddit and stacking up tons of positive comments. The narrator takes you through Russian history explaining how geography helped define the nation politically. Zach Noble of The Blaze provides a description: ‘Russia in a Nutshell’: Learn the Real Reasons Why Russia Is So Big —…
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air asia map

What we know about the Air Asia jet disappearance so far

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2014

Spoiler: it’s not much

What we know about the Air Asia jet disappearance so far

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12/28/2014 at 2:05pm
162 people have disappeared along with their plane somewhere over Indonesia, and no one knows what happened. Air Asia Flight 8501 disappeared last night as it approached stormy weather over the Java Sea. At 6:24 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the plane lost contact with air traffic control, and hasn’t been heard…
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New Viral Palestinian Video: How To Stab a Jew

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2014

More hatred from Israel’s “peace partners” goes viral.

New Viral Palestinian Video: How To Stab a Jew

2014-12-28_100830_Stab_A_Jew
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12/28/2014 at 12:20pm
A new Hamas “How To” video is going viral in Palestinian social media circles. It isn’t how to rebuild buildings. Or how to make peace with Israel. It’s how to stab Jews. How do it properly and inflict maximum damage on the victim and increase the likelihood of killing him or…
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campus sexual assault

Rape law is a “trigger.” Should we stop teaching it?

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2014

Or, should we allow students to “opt out?”

Rape law is a “trigger.” Should we stop teaching it?

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12/28/2014 at 9:50am
Should teaching the law of sexual assault and rape be banned from law school classrooms because it could be a “triggering” event for some students? Apparently, there is a movement to do just such a thing. Earlier this month, Harvard Law professor Jeannie Suk wrote a wonderful article at the New Yorker discussing…
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Bumper Stickers - Roswell NM - God Friendly

Being there

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2014

Wherever there is.

Being there

Bumper Stickers - Roswell NM - God Friendly
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12/28/2014 at 7:30am
Chevy van parked at Roswell, NM Walmart. Jokes I heard about Roswell (famous for 1947 UFO): “All Roswell aliens have a green card”. And “Roswell is not the ends of the earth,but you can see it from here”. Happy Hannukah and Happy New Year. Thanks, Professor for being here.
 
William Jacobson Leslie Eastman

Leslie Eastman’s “flaming hot” stories of 2014

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

Here’s to hoping for some “global cooling” on breaking news stories in 2015.

Leslie Eastman’s “flaming hot” stories of 2014

William Jacobson Leslie Eastman
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12/27/2014 at 7:45pm
As we wrap-up another eventful year, I wanted to share some favorite posts featuring the many diverse areas I cover as part of Professor Jacobson’s wonderful team of authors. Infectious Diseases: “Health and Safety Moms” Could Swing 2014 Elections I was nothing if not optimistic about the election results this November, but the…
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http://www.salon.com/2014/10/26/thomas_frank_we_are_such_losers/

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years…

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

A Tale of Two Views of America 2014

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years…

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/26/thomas_frank_we_are_such_losers/
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12/27/2014 at 6:00pm
As 2014 comes to a close, it’s expected for some writers to look back on the last twelve months and analyze the year that was. Two recent columns from well known outlets offer a very different view of where we are. Michael Grunwald of Politico is pretty sure everything is coming up…
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al shabaab

Al-Shabaab shake-up hits Somalia

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

The fractured group is still gaining ground.

Al-Shabaab shake-up hits Somalia

al shabaab
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12/27/2014 at 4:00pm
Just days after al-Shabaab insurgents attacked an African Union military base in Somalia, one of the group’s leaders has been captured along the Somalia-Kenya border. From the AP: A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said…
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Attacking dog

Is there a Constitutional right of self-defense against attacking animals?

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

An illustration of why “bad cases make for bad law.”

Is there a Constitutional right of self-defense against attacking animals?

Attacking dog
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12/27/2014 at 2:00pm
Eugene Volokh has an interesting post over at his Volokh Conspiracy blog about a Washington-state Court of Appeals decision finding that there exists a Constitutional right of self-defense against attacking animals.  That decision, State v. Hull (Wash. Ct. App. Dec. 18, 2014),  is embedded at the bottom of this post. Professor Volokh’s post on the…
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Democrats Snub Obama

Republicans to pick apart the Obama Coalition in 2016

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

“The Democrats have no coalition of their own.”

Republicans to pick apart the Obama Coalition in 2016

Democrats Snub Obama
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12/27/2014 at 12:01pm
2016 is still quite a way off but that hasn’t stopped speculation about the chances for each of the major parties. Bill Barrow of the Associated Press looks back at the last few elections and raises an important question for the next one: Can GOP shatter ‘Obama coalition’ in 2016? Republicans crowed in 2004…
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Rafael Ramos family with flag

Funeral for #NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos (LIVE)

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

Tens of thousands of police officers attend.

Funeral for #NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos (LIVE)

Rafael Ramos family with flag
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12/27/2014 at 9:45am
Today is the funeral for fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos, executed along with officer Wenjian Liu. Live Video and Twitter feeds below, as well as our own select updates. [Funeral over, video feeds removed] Family, friends and city officials remember slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos: http://t.co/vKk0AScwfJ pic.twitter.com/xqgxMiEcuh— New York Daily News…
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