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It could happen anywhere, but it keeps happening there

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2011

First it was Lara Logan.  Then other female journalists: The press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders on Friday cautioned  news outlets on sending female reporters to Cairo’s Tahrir Square, citing three  incidents in which reporters have been assaulted. “It is

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What if everything we have been told about Mitt Romney’s electability is wrong?

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2011

From The Razor (h/t SoccerDad), a brutal takedown of Mitt Romney followed by a “he’s electable” endorsement, The Case for Mitt Romney: I don’t like Mitt Romney. I think he’s almost a walking cliche of the smooth talking, Country Club

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Remembering Mike Spann

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2011

The first American killed in the Afghan war, on November 25, 2001.  I’ve told his story before, but it is worth remembering every year. This interesting video by The Daily Caller recalls the group of special forces similar to Spann,

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MAILER-DAEMON

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2011

A colossal mistake, of historic proportions, the Great Error, the greatest political error since The Great Depression, the MAILER-DAEMON of presidents. Spotted in my hometown in Rhode Island:

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Bravest teacher in Wisconsin

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2011

The second ad released by Scott Walker in response to the recall effort features a Wisconsin teacher.  Anti-Walker commenters at TPMDC identify her full name.  The first ad is here. I think this hits the right theme, sour grapes and

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Question of the Day

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2011

… Who’s getting really excited about the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?

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Thanksgiving Open

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2011

Some breaking news items: How’s that protection of civilians in Libya working out? Not so great. Trump still threatening third party.  h/t Windbag at the Tipline Some interesting pro-Israel videos.  h/t Beloved2 at the Tipline I will have a full-throttled

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Israeli tanish-pinkwashing must be condemned

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2011

Yesterday I noted the accusation by an anti-Israeli LGBT activist writing in The New York Times that Israel engages in “pinkwashing,” the promotion of its not-gay bashing, not-gay stoning, not-gay hating policies to cover up its suppression of Palestinians. How

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Did Newt set a trap for Romney on immigration?

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2011

Newt Gingrich’s statement on immigration at the national security debate is being called an unforced error by some in the conservative media.  Immigration was not the topic of the night, so why make it the highlight of the night? I

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Thanks for all they gave

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2011

and all the others who have served this country. From reader and frequent photographer Linda: To you and yours, Professor God bless you for your work in the cause of liberty for all. May we all have cause to be

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Thanksgiving Eve Open

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Eve.  Here are some things I’ve noticed but have not been able to do separate posts about: ABA Gives “Not Qualified” Rating to 14 of 185 Proposed Obama Judicial Nominees.  This reminds me of the futile attempt to

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The demented Israeli “pinkwashing” charge

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2011

Every time one thinks it is impossible for Israel haters to come out with a more bizarre justification for hating Israel, someone comes up with an even more bizarre justification. Today’s exhibit is City University of New York Professor Sara

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Dust off the maps of Sinai

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2011

One of the key supposed foreign policy achievements of the Obama administration is turning into a disaster. Egypt is quickly devolving into chaos with only bad likely outcomes, as Barry Rubin writes: Only days before parliamentary elections, Egypt is in a

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Hope, Economic Literacy

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2011

Barack Obama flopped it in NH when he was heckled during a speech:  ‘A lot of the folks who have been down in New York and all across the country, in the Occupy movement, there is a profound sense of

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