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Egyptian constitutional referendum to go forward in a week, Morsi withdraws controversial decree

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood keeps its eye on the prize

Egyptian constitutional referendum to go forward in a week, Morsi withdraws controversial decree

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12/8/2012 at 7:29pm
It was just announced that the December 15 referendum on the controversial new Islamic Constitution will go forward as planned reports Ahram Online: Islamic scholar Selim El-Awa, a member of Egypt’s National Dialogue, announced that president Mohamed Morsi had called off the controversial constitutional declaration he issued last month. El-Awa, who was among more…
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Saturday Night Card Game (35 years ago Bob Dylan predicted Nicki Minaj)

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2012

Saturday Night Card Game (35 years ago Bob Dylan predicted Nicki Minaj)

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12/8/2012 at 6:15pm
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and, of late, American Idol fame, found himself on the receiving end of the race card recently: Nicki Minaj is firing back at Steven Tyler over his comments about her and Mariah Carey as the new judges on “American Idol.” Tyler, who judged the show for two seasons,…
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“What do you do? I’m me”

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2012

“What do you do? I’m me”

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12/8/2012 at 3:00pm
How did I miss this when over 2 million people have viewed it on YouTube since it was posted in September 2011? (Almost) Everything that has gone wrong with this country summed up in one video. Hang on to the conclusion for the “surprise” ending.
 

For the sake of peace, Israel needs to stop being reasonable

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2012

For the sake of peace, Israel needs to stop being reasonable

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12/8/2012 at 1:30pm
Earlier this week I received an email from a friend (and former colleague) who teaches at Stanford.  The email, containing a link to an Examiner.com column, had been forwarded several times before reaching him and arrived in my inbox complete with a good dozen endorsements like, “Makes perfect sense” and “Too…
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The progressive deification of Elizabeth Warren has started

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2012

Progressives and the media are inventing the Elizabeth Warren they want

The progressive deification of Elizabeth Warren has started

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12/8/2012 at 11:09am
I’ve tried to lay a little low on Elizabeth Warren lately, saving my strength for when she gets sworn in and the entire media covers up her false claim to be Native American, among other things. I was provoked (yes, provoked!) into posting today by these highlighted words in a column by Robert Kuttner…
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Blame the Bush tax cuts for creating the tax-free class

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2012

Blame the Bush tax cuts for creating the tax-free class

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12/8/2012 at 10:12am
Peter Ferrara at Forbes, Why America Is Going To Miss The Bush Tax Cuts, examines the propaganda perpetrated for a decade by the media and Democrats about the Bush tax cuts: Because so many major media institutions, like the New York Times and the Washington Post, have been so duplicitous and dishonest in…
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“Things are not working” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2012

“Things are not working” Week at College Insurrection

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12/8/2012 at 8:15am
In case you missed it. Things Jersey college student starts 24/7 condom delivery service Cornell researcher — Casual teen hookups increase risk of depression three-fold UC Berkeley honored for diversity activism, sexual scholarship, and inclusion The buzz at U. California–Merced is their special sex toy program Rutgers School of Law Newark Raises The Party Bar are not Construction crew forced…
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Uneducated driver

Posted by  ▪  December 8, 2012

Uneducated driver

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12/8/2012 at 7:00am
From frequent photographer Ulises: Student driver and going by the sticker on the rear window the owner is a student voter. Taken in Pikesville, MD
 

Sudan in raptor over capture of Israeli “agent”

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Sudan in raptor over capture of Israeli “agent”

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12/7/2012 at 9:26pm
This is one of those “we’re really deep into their heads” type stories. Sudan is furious that a large missile factory run by Iran was blown up, presumably by Israel. Sudan has captured the intelligence agent responsible for surveillance, or so it says, via The Independent, Meet operative PP0277: A secret agent – or…
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The end is near

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

The end is near

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12/7/2012 at 5:33pm
Given the news, that could refer to several different issues. But I mean it with regard to Syria, where almost everyone seems to view Assad’s days are numbered, but no one seems to be sure how many days.  With Iran and Hezbollah at this side, Assad may hold on longer than most…
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Supreme Court will hear DOMA and California gay marriage cases

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Supreme Court will hear DOMA and California gay marriage cases

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12/7/2012 at 3:43pm
Just breaking, via The Hill: The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — the federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The court also agreed to hear a lawsuit challenging California’s statewide ban on…
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Koch not backing down, and neither should you

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Koch not backing down, and neither should you

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12/7/2012 at 3:02pm
There are no figures more unfairly attacked by the left than the Koch brothers. Power Line has an extensive write up on the demonization of the Koch brothers by Think Progress and other left-wing groups, and we have delved into the subject as well. One of the ironies is that in many ways…
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Feel-good headline of the day

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Feel-good headline of the day

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12/7/2012 at 1:30pm
From Molly Ball at The Atlantic, Sorry, Democrats: 4 Ways Progressives Are About to Have Their Hopes Dashed: Ever since Election Day, the left has been riding high. Not only did President Obama and Democrats across the country win big on Nov. 6, the president has gratified his base with his tough…
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Boehner presser — Obama still being Obama

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Boehner presser — Obama still being Obama

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12/7/2012 at 11:51am
John Boehner just held a press conference.  I didn’t see it (video now available, embedded below) but the reports are that there is no progress, Obama is still playing Obama. Via Business Insider: In a short, approximately four-minute press conference Friday morning, House Speaker John Boehner said there had been “no progress” on…
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Malmö Syndrome hits universities in Britain

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Malmö Syndrome hits universities in Britain

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12/7/2012 at 10:59am
Jews have been under seige and attack in the Swedish city of Malmö for years as leftist policitians turned a blind eye or cooperated in anti-Israeli agitation by Islamists and other pro-Palestinian groups.  See my prior post, Malmö Syndrome.  It is a phenomenon spreading across Europe, Not Just Malmö and The Irish…
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Look Medicare “means testing” gift horse in the mouth

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Look Medicare “means testing” gift horse in the mouth

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12/7/2012 at 10:22am
Looks like Democrats’ gift horse on Medicare, if it is anything at all which is far from a given, is going to be “means testing”: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) on Friday proposed means testing Medicare benefits as a way to reduce the deficit, an indication that Democrats may be warming to the ide…
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Melt the lines, it will make you feel better

Posted by  ▪  December 7, 2012

Melt the lines, it will make you feel better

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12/7/2012 at 8:37am
From Patricia, who along with the rest of us has been feeling a little gloomy: You are sizzlin’, Prof! You have indeed upped your game. Liken it. Just sent this to my congressman, Reid Ribble Republican House better not abandon 59,142,004 voters Contact the House leadership and your Representative.  Send them the link, and/or your…
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