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Did Elizabeth Warren plagiarize her fake Cherokee recipes?

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2012
The Elizabeth Warren Cherokee saga is like opening up a Russian matryoshka doll, there’s always something else inside. Or perhaps more appropriately, like peeling back The Onion. Please say this is not soooooo! From Michael Patrick Leahy: The credibility of Massachusetts Democratic  Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren took another hit today as Boston radio talk show host…
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Rahm to send dead fish to Ricketts

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2012
Does this suprise anyone?  Oh, to not agree with Rahm Emanuel in Chicago: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not returning calls from the Ricketts family and is “livid” over a New York Times report that Joe Ricketts commissioned a proposal for a multimillion-dollar ad campaign linking President Obama to the president’s former…
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Elizabeth Warren false Cherokee claim “like taking money out of the collection plate on a Sunday”

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2012
That’s part of a comment from reader stevewhitemd to my interview with Marisa DeFranco, who is challenging Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic primary: If Harvard were better at having a diverse professorship, it would not have to put someone who appears as white as I am out there as minority. That’s really it in…
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Important Election 2012 Announcement

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2012
We interrupt this campaign season for an important announcement: Facts do not matter and should not be sought. That is all. You may now return to 2008.
 

Change even I could believe in

Posted by  ▪  May 18, 2012
From reader Cheerful in Marin: … from a brave car spotted last week in Corte Madera, CA (southern Marin County). A refreshing sight in the land of Lynn Woolsey. Thank you for your terrific website.
 

Evidence and “ultimately avoidable” legal irrelevancy released in Trayvon Martin case

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012
A trove of documents (embedded in viewer at bottom of post) was released tonight in the Trayvon Martin case.  The big headline is that the police report prepared a month after the incident said it was “ultimately avoidable” if George Zimmerman never got out of the car.  That’s legally irrelevant, as I’ll explain later. First,…
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Mass Dem Senate candidate on Cherokee-gate: Harvard “put someone who appears as white as I am out there as minority”

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012
As I mentioned the other day, Marisa DeFranco is challenging Elizabeth Warren in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary.  In light of Warren’s three-week long Cherokee disaster, I reached out to DeFranco to get her take on the controversy and the primary race. While several other high profile candidates dropped out in the face of Warren’s national…
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Footage of “F*** the Police” march contradicts nonviolent claims

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012
Today, new footage surfaced from the Occupy/ F*** the Police march Tuesday in Chicago. [Language warning, not safe for work]. The video shows a side of the Occupy / F*** the Police march not shown by the mainstream media. The media continues to ignore the radical messages and tenor of the Occupy…
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Do not think of the Jeremiah Wright in the room (Update – It worked, ads won’t run)

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012
He’s back. And the NY Times and other Obama supporters are not happy, so the Times reveals the scoop that a large Republican SuperPAC donor is considering — yes, considering — an ad campaign in the fall focusing on Wright: A group of high-profile Republican strategists is working with a conservative billion…
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Rhode Island’s Solyndra cubed

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012
I haven’t had much time to focus on the debacle unfolding in my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations over loan guarantees to a company owned by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. This Bloomberg story has the latest: Curt Schilling, pitching ace on the 2004 Boston team that won baseball’s…
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Elizabeth Warren “Pow Wow Chow” cookbook mystery solved

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012
Remember the non-parody story about Elizabeth Warren citing her cousin’s partial editing of the early 1980s Pow Wow Chow cookbook as evidence of Warren’s Native American ancestry? I could not figure out how Warren found that obscure text.  Now we know, she submitted recipes to it, identifying herself as Cherokee.  I wonder…
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Democratic campaign strategy for dummies

Posted by  ▪  May 17, 2012
From reader John: Keep up the good work on Elizabeth Warren, what a hypocrite. Saw this on the road in Richmond, VA. This bumper sticker could be translated as: “Warning, close-minded person on board. Will not listen to reason. Will revert to nonsensical ad hominem attacks if he disagrees with you.”
 

Counter Attack

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012
From the Susan B. Anthony List: And Milton Wolf:
 

Walker, Kleefisch ahead in polls, jobs numbers

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012
Governor Walker leads Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by six percentage points– 50 percent of likely voters over Barrett’s 44 percent– according to a poll released today by Marquette Law School. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch leads challenger Mahlon Mitchell by six percentage points as well, garnering 47 percent to his 41. The poll used…
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Cherokee genealogist to Elizabeth Warren — Tell the truth

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012
A reader alerted me to Thoughts from Polly’s Granddaughter, a blog run by Twila Barnes, devoted to documenting Cherokee genealogy and countering fraudulent claims of Cherokee heritage: I am the wife of a career soldier and the mother of four. I am registered with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and, like my ancestors, have always been proud of…
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Progressives choose more traditional baby names — maybe

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012
Conservatives tend to give their babies “trendier” names than liberals, who favor traditional names, according to NPR: Styles of baby names, it seems, are nearly as different in various parts of the country as voting habits. “There is an enormous red state and blue state divide on names,” says Laura Wattenberg, founder…
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“Julia” B. Hayes

Posted by  ▪  May 16, 2012
Via Instapundit, Rutherford B. Hayes is back. Here’s my new contribution: