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Caterpillar will build new plant outside Illinois due to negative business climate

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2012
Caterpillar has ruled out building a planned new plant in Illinois due to the negative business climate, via AP: “Please understand that even if your community had the right logistics for this project, Caterpillar’s previously documented concerns about the business climate and overall fiscal health of the state of Illinois still would…
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Insulting our intelligence appears to be Romney’s campaign strategy

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2012
As was documented by Jeffrey Lord at The American Spectator, the floor speech Newt gave about Reagan’s “failing” Soviet policy in 1986 was filled with praise for Reagan and the criticisms of the policy raised in the speech were common among conservatives.  The suggestion that Newt was against Reagan or insulting Re…
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Can you say “brokered convention”? (Reader poll added)

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2012
From Sean Trende at Real Clear Politics: But for the first time, the two way faceoff doesn’t seem inevitable, and a viable path to a brokered convention is beginning to emerge… To see it, let’s examine a map of U.S. counties and how they have voted so far. Blue counties backed Romney, red…
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Oh, lag

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2012
When I first read it, I thought it said “nag.” Apologies to Herb, but in being forced to parent against the extracurricular political agendas which seep into the curricula of the liberal Santa Monica-Malibu school system, I often feel like “The Lonely Bulls**t Fighter.” I guess the Komen Foundation retreating with its tail…
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The afternoon after the morning after

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2012
Call me a skeptic (or a shill), but I think I am being more level-headed than those who think last night put Santorum on the fast track. He’s not a limited government guy.  That’s one of the reasons. Advice Santorum should not take.  No matter how many times she says it. Why haven’t the…
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Cornell’s Tech Campus Irks Pro-Palestine Group

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2012
Last month, Cornell celebrated a successful bid for a NYC-based tech campus. The win is a big boost for Cornell’s standing and opportunities for undergraduates. Since the announcement, though, I’ve been waiting for thing to “get political.” Frankly, I’m surprised it took so long…. As part of their successful bid, Cornell will…
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Romney tells us who he fears, launches attack ad against Newt in Ohio

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2012
Romney does not appear to be falling for the second political death (or is it third?) of Newt, because his SuperPAC still is going negative against Newt. Perhaps his team knows, based on internal polling, that for all of Santorum’s caucus wins and next best thing hoopla, Newt remains the greatest threat in big ticket…
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Widener Law settles with Prof. Lawrence Connell

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2012
I have posted numerous times before about the case of Lawrence Connell, the Widener Law School Professor who was placed on one-year unpaid leave and forced to undergo a psychiatric examination as a condition of return. The sanctions imposed by Dean Linda Ammons were so controversial that a high profile alumnus and…
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Somewhere, Bill Buckley is smiling

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2012
William F. Buckley, Jr.: From Scott Rasmussen on Twitter:
 

Moranne Amit

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2012
I’m beginning to like The Legal Insurrection Daily, which automatically pulls blog and news items based on my Twitter feed and those I follow on Twitter. The LI Daily pulls stories I sometimes have not noticed, like this one from the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recalling the 10th Anniversary of the…
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Romney’s carpet bombing coming home to roost

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2012
So what did last night mean? Rick Santorum won the two non-binding caucuses where all candidates competed, and the Missouri non-binding primary where Newt was not on the ballot. Does it mean that the Republican electorate all of the sudden has fallen in love with Santorum?  That remains to be seen.  Santorum has…
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Made for each other

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2012
Thanks to reader Bryan from Tennessee, who writes: Love your blog – frequent part of my daily reading. Saw this while walking through beautiful Lexington, VA, when visiting Washington & Lee University last fall. Seems more and more accurate each day! Keep up the great work.
 

MO-MN-CO

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2012
Endgame quick analysis: Great night for Santorum. Now he has to show he can win with Newt also in the field and when Romney cares enough to spend money and attack. Horrible night for Romney. Another hole in the bubble of electability, and the new narrative (which I have been saying for…
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Pre-whatever whatever

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2012
Some more things before the late night returns from the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses and the Missouri primary: ShePAC – a SuperPAC for conservative female candidates.  (h/t TexasGrizzlette)  When do middle aged male bloggers who are as good once as they ever were get a SuperPAC? Israeli hackers take down Hamas website. Adolf Hitler wants…
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Racist “yellowgirl” html code?

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2012
This could not wait for Saturday Night, because it is just way too bizarre an attempt to turn nothing into a charge of racism. Short background:  Pete Hoekstra, running for Senate from Michigan against Debbie Stabenow, ran a commercial in Michigan during the Super Bowl about jobs being shipped to China, and…
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9th Circuit holds Prop. 8 violates 14th Amendment

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2012
More to follow. The decision is embedded below. The Court essentially used a bootstrap argument — that since there was a prior right to samesex marriage (based on a California Supreme Court decision which gave rise to Prop. 8 ) — the taking away of that right without justification violated the 14th…
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Bob Kerrey will not run for Senate

Posted by  ▪  February 7, 2012
As you know, Ben Nelson decided not to run for reelection in Nebraska.  His Cornhusker Kickback weighed too heavily on his reelection prospects. The great Democratic hope was that former Senator Bob Kerrey would run for the seat. But it is not to be, as reported at The Fix: Former senator Bob Kerrey told The Fix…
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