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New Princeton program subject to American Studies Assn Israel boycott

Posted by  ▪  February 11, 2014

Yet Princeton will retain its membership in ASA.

New Princeton program subject to American Studies Assn Israel boycott

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2/11/2014 at 4:29pm
The American Studies Association has committed itself by Resolution to the full international boycott of Israel, but defends itself by saying it only actually will boycott Israeli academic institutions, their representatives, and their programs. Even that purported scaled-back boycott includes boycotting individuals, both those who represent institutions and those who participate in…
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Holder wants felons to vote

Posted by  ▪  February 11, 2014

I wonder who he thinks they will vote for? Let me think about that a while, ahem, tough call.

Holder wants felons to vote

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2/11/2014 at 1:59pm
Eric Holder wants millions of convicted felons to vote, urging states to change existing laws. Holder Urges States to Repeal Bans on Felons’ Voting: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday urged states to repeal laws that prohibit felons from voting, a move that would restore the right to vote to millions…
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Amnesty push about to get ugly

Posted by  ▪  February 11, 2014

Getting in people’s faces — I wonder where they got that idea

Amnesty push about to get ugly

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2/11/2014 at 11:13am
As reported by Politico, Immigration groups turn to anger: Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans. After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right. A new, more aggressive campaign kicks off Tuesday, when…
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("Loud music" murder trial defendant Michael Dunn.)

LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day 5

Posted by  ▪  February 11, 2014

UPDATE: Dunn testifies, defense rests & gets self-defense instruction, State proffers rebuttal evidence

LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day 5

("Loud music" murder trial defendant Michael Dunn.)
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2/11/2014 at 8:18am
NOTE: LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, VERDICT WATCH —————- Welcome to day five of our live coverage of the “loud music” 1st degree murder trial of Michael Dunn in real time. Here are a couple live video feeds, with the smaller, upper-most feed proving the most reliable yesterday. Expectations are that this morning…
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Obamacare Delays CBS News February 2014

Obamacare delays, he’s had a few

Posted by  ▪  February 11, 2014

He’ll do it his way

Obamacare delays, he’s had a few

Obamacare Delays CBS News February 2014
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2/11/2014 at 8:17am
At what point does the public truly feel the full pain of Obamacare? It’s not a legal issue, it’s just the whim of the administration built around the election cycle.
 
NSA HQ NOVA The Spy Factory

Debut of The Intercept reveals things we mostly already knew

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2014

Sorry folks, but the debut of The Intercept did not meet the hype.

Debut of The Intercept reveals things we mostly already knew

NSA HQ NOVA The Spy Factory
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2/10/2014 at 8:45pm
Today was the unveiling of The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald’s new venture backed by mega-money from the founder of Ebay. The debut is being described with extreme hyperbole, as if a new age in investigative journalism had been launched, not a website.  But even a cursory review, plus the ability to do Google…
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(Ronald Davis, father of Jordan Davis.)

“Loud Music” Murder Trial Day 4: Entire Self Defense Narrative At Risk

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2014

Evidence so far inadequate even for SD instruction; seems likely Dunn testifies tomorrow

“Loud Music” Murder Trial Day 4: Entire Self Defense Narrative At Risk

(Ronald Davis, father of Jordan Davis.)
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2/10/2014 at 6:20pm
After four days of trial testimony, and with at most two defense witnesses yet to testify, there exists a distinct possibility that the defense has failed to meet its burden of production on self-defense.  If so, the jury will not be instructed to consider self-defense as a possible legal justification for…
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Global Flash Points Heating Up

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2014

Global Flash Points Heating Up

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2/10/2014 at 4:41pm
Last week, we noted that Japan and India were allying to protect themselves against China’s regional ambitions. These developments finally seem to have made it to the “Resolute Desk”, which has responded with another of its classic “strongly worded messages” in regards to China’s intentions to expand its defense zone. The Obama administration…
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Israeli Protesters and Boycott

Branco Cartoon – Deja vu

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Deja vu

Israeli Protesters and Boycott
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2/10/2014 at 3:00pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 
Medical Examiner Dr. Stacey Simons, "loud music" murder trial

Mid-Day Wrapup: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day Four

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2014

Medical Examiner presents graphic testimony, indicates Davis leaning away from fire when struck; State rests

Mid-Day Wrapup: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day Four

Medical Examiner Dr. Stacey Simons, "loud music" murder trial
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2/10/2014 at 1:25pm
This morning saw testimony from two FDLE evidence technicians, and more interestingly from the medical examiner who conducted Jordan Davis’ autopsy.  She concluded it was most likely that Davis was leaning away from the source of gun fire when he was struck by three bullets, one mortally.  After the medical examiner’s…
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Rand Paul Cspan re Bill Clinton

Why Is Rand Paul Talking About Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky?

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2014

It’s the preemptive War on the War on Women

Why Is Rand Paul Talking About Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky?

Rand Paul Cspan re Bill Clinton
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2/10/2014 at 11:47am
The title of this post is the question Peter Beinart asks at The Atlantic, with the following sub-title (in italics): There isn’t much political logic to dredging the old scandal up—except as a move to shore up his credibility with social conservatives skeptical of libertarianism. …..But perhaps most puzzling has been the tack…
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California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

California Electric Grid Attack Was “Terrorism”

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2014

Will a terrorist with a rifle spark a massive blackout?

California Electric Grid Attack Was “Terrorism”

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave
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2/10/2014 at 10:30am
While all eyes are on Sochi and the undercurrent of concern about potential terrorism in Russia, there has been a troubling upgrade of an California incident initially deemed vandalism. A 2013 attack on an electric substation near San Jose that nearly knocked out Silicon Valley’s power supply was initially downplayed as vandalism…
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LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day 4

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2014

Real-time legal analysis from self-defense law expert and attorney Andrew Branca

LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, Day 4

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2/10/2014 at 9:00am
NOTE: LIVE COVERAGE: “Loud Music” Murder Trial, VERDICT WATCH —————- Welcome to day four of our live coverage of the “loud music” 1st degree murder trial of Michael Dunn in real time. Here are a couple live video feeds, with the smaller, upper-most feed proving the most reliable yesterday. Before we get to that,…
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On moral relativism and the university

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2014

On moral relativism and the university

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2/10/2014 at 7:30am
Allan Bloom’s masterwork The Closing of the American Mind is so laden with thoughtfulness that a reader could stop to reflect on nearly every sentence. Plus, Bloom accomplished the extraordinarily difficult task of writing a serious work about education, politics, history, and philosophy in a very lively and readable style. Here’s an…
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What difference, at this point, do The Hillary Papers make?

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2014

Confirming the bitter, brutal, belligerent Hillary … who secretly supported single payer

What difference, at this point, do The Hillary Papers make?

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2/9/2014 at 10:35pm
Alana Goodman at The Washington Free Beacon has published The Hillary Papers (embed at bottom of this post). Here’s Alana’s summary: The papers of Diane Blair, a political science professor Hillary Clinton described as her “closest friend” before Blair’s death in 2000, record years of candid conversations with the Clintons on issues ranging…
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CBS Evening News Michael Dunn Stand Your Ground

Reader “Stand Your Ground” Pop Quiz

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2014

Is this really “the highest profile stand your ground case in Florida since George Zimmerman”?

Reader “Stand Your Ground” Pop Quiz

CBS Evening News Michael Dunn Stand Your Ground
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2/9/2014 at 8:00pm
Andrew is taking a much needed day off, and tomorrow will resume live coverage — with mid-day and end-of-day wrap ups — of the Michael Dunn Trial, which enters week no. 2. Here is a report from CBS News  (I believe Friday night).  A similar report was on the NBC nightly news…
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Six Sochi hotel horrors

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2014

Soviet-style snafus in modern Russia

Six Sochi hotel horrors

Sochi 2014 logo
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2/9/2014 at 6:05pm
When journalists descended on Sochi last week, many took to Twitter to express their dismay at the state of their hotel rooms. While their conditions are hardly ideal- yellow water, bees in the honey, and more- they are certainly providing entertainment for audiences back home. One Twitter account, @SochiProblems, has become particularly viral-…
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