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Perjury charge against Shellie Zimmerman raises more questions of prosecutorial overreaching (Update: Prosecution misleadingly edited transcript)

Posted by  ▪  June 13, 2012

Perjury charge against Shellie Zimmerman raises more questions of prosecutorial overreaching (Update: Prosecution misleadingly edited transcript)

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6/13/2012 at 12:20pm
Florida prosecutor Angela Corey has come under withering criticism from Alan Dershowitz for overcharging and leaving out important details in the Affidavit of Probable Cause filed in connection with the charge of Second Degree Murder lodged against George Zimmerman. Corey allegedly responded by threatening to sue Dershowitz and Harvard.  This appears to…
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My radio interview with Boston’s WRKO about Elizabeth Warren

Posted by  ▪  June 13, 2012

My radio interview with Boston’s WRKO about Elizabeth Warren

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6/13/2012 at 10:13am
I was guest on Todd Feinburg of Boston’s WRKO radio show this morning. I spoke about my experience covering Elizabeth Warren at the Netroots conference this past weekend. Listen to my segment below, or click here to access it on their website. a0; Watch this at…
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We are all crackers now

Posted by  ▪  June 13, 2012

We are all crackers now

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6/13/2012 at 8:30am
I posted last night about how Obama’s support among a core constituency, Jews in New York, has cracked. Support for Obama also is cracking among blacks in North Carolina: President Barack Obama is rapidly losing support among  African-American voters in North Carolina, a new poll out today from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy  Polling shows. The poll…
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You don’t need a weatherman

Posted by  ▪  June 13, 2012

You don’t need a weatherman

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6/13/2012 at 7:00am
More from Sandy’s road trip: We arrived an intermediate destination, Culver, Indiana, late Friday night. Culver is a small mid-west town in Marshall County, about 50 miles south of South Bend. It is perhaps best known for the Culver Academies, composed of the Culver Military Academy founded in 1894 and the Culver…
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My people are letting go!

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2012

My people are letting go!

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6/12/2012 at 10:42pm
Jews are a core Democratic liberal constituency, except for Orthodox Jews. In the greater New York City area, there is a demographic time bomb for Democrats in the form of a surge in Orthodox Jewish children who now constitute over 60% of all Jewish children in the region: The New York City area’s Jewish…
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Emergency Broadcast System activated – #FreeSGLawrence

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2012

Emergency Broadcast System activated – #FreeSGLawrence

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6/12/2012 at 5:58pm
Friend of the blog @SGLawrence had her Twitter account mysteriously suspended last night. She has been very active tweeting conservative messages (including many LI posts) and engaging with “others with opposing views” on Twitter. We can’t be sure why her account was suspended, but it fits the pattern of #TwitterGulag which many c…
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SSIDs: The new political lawn signs?

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2012

SSIDs: The new political lawn signs?

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6/12/2012 at 3:50pm
Service set identifiers, or SSIDs, are essentially the network names that people give to their wireless networks. It turns out many Americans–and people across the world–are turning to SSIDs as a unique way to express their political sentiments. Much in the same way a yard sign pronounces to the world your…
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Thank you, fellow legal insurrectionists

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2012

Thank you, fellow legal insurrectionists

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6/12/2012 at 3:00pm
Thank you, fellow legal insurrectionists, for your warm welcome to me over the past few months. I read each and every comment, and am so appreciative of the thanks and praise–and the constructive criticism–you take the time to write. Over the past few weeks, as the left has been especially voracious, it…
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Obama kisses the ring for Jarrett “wedding of the year”

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Obama kisses the ring for Jarrett “wedding of the year”

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6/12/2012 at 1:25pm
Chicagoans will (once again) have to put up with road closures, traffic backups, and helicopter “noise pollution” when Barack Obama comes (once again) to the Windy City this weekend. White House adviser Valerie Jarrett will also be in town for the wedding of her daughter, Laura Jarrett, to Tony Balkissoon. It appears…
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Reagan would be a Tea Party hero

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Reagan would be a Tea Party hero

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6/12/2012 at 11:45am
Ronald Reagan, the humble servant-leader, would have appealed to all conservatives, indeed all Americans, who believe in the right and ability to self-govern. It is the political establishment that would have much to fear from Reagan—not grassroots activists, as Jeb Bush implies in his comments yesterday. Bush is accurate only in that…
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Walker extends Wisconsin-style olive branch at Beer and Brat Summit

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2012

Walker extends Wisconsin-style olive branch at Beer and Brat Summit

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6/12/2012 at 10:33am
Today Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will hold a “Beer and Brat Summit,” fulfilling his recall-election-night promise to proactively repair the state, reeling after months of partisanship and rancor. “We’ve got some fantastic, authentic Wisconsin products that we will be sharing with legislators of both political parties and their staff. I am hopeful…
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Should Elizabeth Warren be in “cultural appropriation” exhibit at Brown Univ. museum?

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2012

Should Elizabeth Warren be in “cultural appropriation” exhibit at Brown Univ. museum?

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6/12/2012 at 9:00am
I stopped by Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum on my way out of town after the Netroots Nation conference. They currently have an exhibit focused on American Indian representation in America entitled “Thawing the Frozen Indian.” The stated purpose of this exhibit “is confronting the complex, and often painful, history of cultural appropriation…
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You missed a spot

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2012

You missed a spot

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6/12/2012 at 7:00am
Three O.B.A.M.A. signs are not quite enough.  You shouldn’t leave anything up to the imagination. From gone-missing photographer Jason: It’s been a while, professor. I have a few recent good ones. Here’s the first batch. Taken about a week ago near Durham, NC.
 

Texas Roadrunners and oil industry eagerly await feds Dunes Sagebrush Lizard decision

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2012

Texas Roadrunners and oil industry eagerly await feds Dunes Sagebrush Lizard decision

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6/11/2012 at 8:42pm
This is an update to my prior post about the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard, which may shut down a lot of the oil exploration and production in West Texas if the lizard receives endagered species status. Via reader, photographer (also here), and music impresario Danelle, the decision may come as soon as Thursday: A day of decision is finally…
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Were charges of “scientific misconduct” against Elizabeth Warren ever fully vetted?

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2012

Were charges of “scientific misconduct” against Elizabeth Warren ever fully vetted?

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6/11/2012 at 6:23pm
On June 4, I wrote that The vetting of Elizabeth Warren’s academic background begins. That post featured a scathing law review article by a well-regarded Rutgers law professor in 1990-1991 who accused Elizabeth Warren and her co-authors of a book on bankruptcy of a wide range of academic offenses.  From my post: In those 60 pages,…
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Allen West on new District: “No one ambushes me”

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2012

Allen West on new District: “No one ambushes me”

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6/11/2012 at 4:01pm
You will remember the outrage which swept the airwaves when redistricting by the Republican legislature redistricted Allen West out of existence.  There was a heated dispute whether West was targeted or just the victim of circumstance dictated by law. West ended up switching districts. West discussed it recently, as reported by The Shark…
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Left and right agree: We don’t need no concern-trolling NYT op-eds

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2012

Left and right agree: We don’t need no concern-trolling NYT op-eds

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6/11/2012 at 1:07pm
Steve Almond writes in The NY Times, Liberals Are Ruining America. I Know Because I Am One: This, to be blunt, is the tragic flaw of the modern liberal. We choose to see ourselves as innocent victims of an escalating right-wing fanaticism. But too often we serve as willing accomplices to this escalation and…
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