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Catastrophic insurance for the Obamacare catastrophe

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2013

Catastrophic insurance for the Obamacare catastrophe

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12/20/2013 at 8:33am
The Obama administration had a bright suggestion for their insurance companies (they do seem to belong to the governement, don’t they?): The Obama administration said Thursday it would allow millions of Americans whose insurance policies had been canceled to purchase bare-bones plans next year, in another 11th-hour tweak to the law likely to…
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It’s Not the Occupation, Part II

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2013

The Palestinians won’t make peace unless they have something to lose.

It’s Not the Occupation, Part II

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12/20/2013 at 7:00am
In addition to what I wrote about Eugene Kontorovich’s excellent essay Israel, Palestine, and Democracy there are some parallel observations worth making. Among other points, Kontorovich wrote: This is no longer a dispute about democracy; it is a dispute about territory. The Palestinians have their own government; now their demand is to increase…
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Social media’s role in Hurricane Sandy recovery

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2013

Social media’s role in Hurricane Sandy recovery

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12/19/2013 at 6:23pm
A college student’s documentary as part of a senior project highlights the impact of social media after Hurricane Sandy, and I think illustrates the role that such communications played in bringing people, community, and information together during a time of need. From Newsworks/Down the Shore blog: A new documentary by a Rutgers University…
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Pajama Boy Cartoon

Branco Cartoon – The Pajama Game

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2013

Branco Cartoon – The Pajama Game

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12/19/2013 at 3:30pm
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 
 
Gallup Govt Threat 12-2013

Distrust of Big Government growing

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2013

Distrust of Big Government growing

Gallup Govt Threat 12-2013
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12/19/2013 at 2:10pm
The Obama administration and Obamacare has increased distructs of Big Government so much even a majority of Democrats view government as the greatest threat, via Gallup, Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat: Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future…
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Duck Dynasty Cast

Duck Dynasty guy, slippery slopes, and counting sins (Update – Family issues statement)

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2013

Duck Dynasty guy, slippery slopes, and counting sins (Update – Family issues statement)

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12/19/2013 at 10:58am
I’ve never watched Duck Dynasty. I don’t know what it is other than from a cursory review of headlines. But the Duck Dynasty guy (whatever his name is) is suspended from his hit TV show because of these comments in an interview with GQ Magazine: Out here in these woods, without any cameras around, Phil…
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Princeton Pres Eisgruber installation

My email to President of Princeton regarding academic boycott of Israel

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2013

Dr. Michael Oren, a celebrated Princeton alumnus, is subject to the American Studies Association boycott. Will Princeton become complicit?

My email to President of Princeton regarding academic boycott of Israel

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12/19/2013 at 8:15am
Readers have been very good at posting contact information in the comment section at the Reader crowdsourcing project to fight American Studies Assoc anti-Israel boycott You also need to start sending emails to Presidents, Trustees and others who have a stake when a university lends its name and funds to an organization…
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A Tea Party Catholic View on Pope Francis Economics

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2013

A Tea Party Catholic View on Pope Francis Economics

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12/19/2013 at 7:00am
The last time I wrote about the Catholic Church, the church had selected its new pope. And, as anticipated, the first pope from Latin America is shaking things up at the Vatican and around the world. However, I was a bit surprised that Pope Francis would so soon be engaged in an economics…
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It’s not the Occupation, Stupid

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 12/18/2013 – Why Israel’s Democracy is not Endangered by the Lack of Peace

It’s not the Occupation, Stupid

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12/18/2013 at 8:40pm
Eugene Kontorovich wrote an important essay for Commentary, Israel, Palestine, and Democracy. Here are three critical paragraphs from the middle of the essay: The Palestinians have developed an independent, self-regulating government that controls their lives as well as their foreign policy. Indeed, they have accumulated all the trappings of independence and have…
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If You Like Your Senator Shaheen Video

Which is scarier video: “Like Your Senator” or “Sacrilize Sperm”?

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Which is scarier video: “Like Your Senator” or “Sacrilize Sperm”?

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12/18/2013 at 6:00pm
2014 may come down to which side makes the scarier videos. Chris Cillizza at The Washington Post says This is the ad every Democrat should be scared of in 2014. Aleister says This Is The Ad Every Republican Should Run In 2014. I say the response will be: War On Women! It worked before. Someone actually…
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Brandeis Univ. drops American Studies Association membership over Israel boycott

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Second shoe to drop, how many will follow?

Brandeis Univ. drops American Studies Association membership over Israel boycott

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12/18/2013 at 4:14pm
Brandeis University becomes the second confirmed university to drop its Institutional Membership in the American Studies Association over the anti-Israel academic boycott. Earlier we reported that Penn State Harrisburg would be dropping its membership. The real key will be whether universities also will refuse to allow university funds to be used to…
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White House to release task force report on NSA surveillance (UPDATED: report added)

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

White House to release task force report on NSA surveillance (UPDATED: report added)

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12/18/2013 at 2:29pm
The White House is expected to release a task force report of recommended changes to National Security Agency surveillance policies this afternoon, earlier than initially planned. From CNN: An independent assessment of National Security Agency surveillance ordered by President Barack Obama following classified leaks by Edward Snowden will be released Wednesday, White House…
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Woman falls off pier while browsing Facebook on cell phone

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Woman falls off pier while browsing Facebook on cell phone

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12/18/2013 at 12:03pm
A tourist in Australia was rescued after falling off a pier and into the Port Phillip Bay while she was browsing Facebook on her cell phone. From BBC: A Taiwanese tourist had to be rescued after accidentally walking off a pier in the Australian city of Melbourne while checking her Facebook page. The woman tumbled…
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My email to President of UT-Austin regarding academic boycott of Israel

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

My email to President of UT-Austin regarding academic boycott of Israel

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12/18/2013 at 10:02am
I just sent my first e-mail to a University President regarding the academic boycott of Israel by the American Studies Association, and the similar boycott just announced by the small and relatively new Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. I could not find a direct e-mail for the President of UT-Austin, so…
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Obama portrayed as victim

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Obama portrayed as victim

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12/18/2013 at 8:53am
Take a look at the wording of this WaPo headline: “Obama Suffers Most From Year of Turmoil, Poll Finds.” Accompanying it is this photo: The article goes on to describe the precipitous decline in Obama’s standing in approval polls: His position is all the more striking when compared with his standing a year ago, as…
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For World Peace Israel Must Be Destroyed

Reader crowdsourcing project to fight American Studies Assoc anti-Israel boycott

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Reader-created contact list and call to action.

Reader crowdsourcing project to fight American Studies Assoc anti-Israel boycott

For World Peace Israel Must Be Destroyed
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12/18/2013 at 8:11am
I have received a surprisingly large number of emails of support from people outraged at the anti-Israel academic boycott passed by the American Studies Association.  Almost all of those emails come from new readers. The question many of them ask is what they can do to help me not only in the…
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Penn State Harrisburg to drop American Studies Assoc membership after Israel boycott

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2013

First Israel boycott shoe drops, how many more will follow?

Penn State Harrisburg to drop American Studies Assoc membership after Israel boycott

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12/17/2013 at 10:50pm
Earlier today we published the list of universities which maintain Institutional Memberships in the American Studies Association. Those memberships lend prestige and legitimacy to the ASA, and likely generate substantial revenue for ASA by funding faculty participation at ASA meetings, its primary source of revenue. In light of the anti-Israel boycott approve by…
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