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Martha Robertson at single payer rally 2009

Obamacare supporter Martha Robertson has just 2% chance of winning (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

WaPo analysis consistent with consensus — A harbinger of national Democratic problems in November?

Obamacare supporter Martha Robertson has just 2% chance of winning (#NY23)

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8/8/2014 at 5:00pm
Recently the Cook Political Report moved my home district NY-23 from Lean Republican to Likely Republican, leading us to ask, Is “Red-to-Blue” Dem challenger Martha Robertson knocked out? More evidence of Robertson’s problems comes from The Washington Post’s Election Lab / Monkey Cage blog, which gives Robertson just a 2% chance of…
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Steven Salaita case is anti-Israel academic boycotters’ “do unto others” moment

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

How about not academically boycotting people or institutions just because you disagree with their views or governments?

Steven Salaita case is anti-Israel academic boycotters’ “do unto others” moment

Twitter - Lisa Duggan - Salaita ASA Boycott
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8/8/2014 at 3:35pm
For background on the controversy surrounding Steven Salaita, who was denied a job offer at U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign allegedly due to his tweets, see my prior posts: Anti-Israel Prof. Steve Salaita loses job offer at U. Illinois over hateful tweets U. Illinois Prof: Zionists partly to blame for recent outbursts of anti-Semitism No…
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IRS Wins Key Evidentiary Ruling In True the Vote Suit

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

True the Vote is putting pressure on the IRS to produce documents relating to the targeting of tea party organizations.

IRS Wins Key Evidentiary Ruling In True the Vote Suit

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8/8/2014 at 1:00pm
Voter advocacy organization True the Vote hit a roadblock Thursday when a federal judge denied its request to have an independent forensic expert search for Lois Lerner’s “missing” e-mails. Judge Reggie Walton of the U.S. District Court in Washington ruled that True the Vote’s attorneys failed to provide evidence showing that…
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CDC spreading Ebola panic faster than a Flu virus

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

Stay calm. All is well. Well, maybe not well, but no need to panic.

CDC spreading Ebola panic faster than a Flu virus

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8/8/2014 at 12:24pm
While many Legal Insurrection fans may disagree with my assessment of the limited risk that the two American Ebola patients are to our country, my basic point is sound:  The uncontrolled entry of people infected with much easier to transmit and more common pathogens should be the main focus of concern. As…
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#HowToDad: New Ad Puts Dumb Dad Meme to Shame

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

New Cheerios ads highlight the awesomeness of dadhood.

#HowToDad: New Ad Puts Dumb Dad Meme to Shame

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8/8/2014 at 10:56am
God bless Cheerios for their latest ad campaign. Forgoing the tired and insulting schtick of the ‘dumb dad’ who is too inept to tie his kid’s shoes, General Mills decided to highlight the awesomeness of dadhood to promote Peanut Butter Cheerios. The longform web ad begins with a man waking up to find…
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Broken Window

The Squeegee men and broken windows are back in NYC

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

And what we can learn when it comes to illegal immigration.

The Squeegee men and broken windows are back in NYC

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8/8/2014 at 9:46am
I remember the dread of exiting the Queens-Midtown tunnel into Manhattan from Long Island before I left for Rhode Island in the early 1990s. Would we make the first traffic light, or get stuck at a red light and be subjected to the squeegee men? The squeegee men would either spray something on…
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ISIS and Yazidi: barbarism’s back, and how little we are doing about it

Posted by  ▪  August 8, 2014

ISIS and Yazidi: barbarism’s back, and how little we are doing about it

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8/8/2014 at 8:20am
Post-9/11, I read a quip that went something like this: “I just realized what the problem is with the 21st century. We got the numbers mixed up. It’s not 2001, it’s 1200.” In the ensuing years, barbarism and religious wars have made a strong comeback—not that they’d ever really…
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Rockets fired from Gaza civilian area at Israel

Hamas breaches truce, fires rockets into Israel (Live Updates and Video)

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Dozens of rockets fired into Israel

Hamas breaches truce, fires rockets into Israel (Live Updates and Video)

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8/7/2014 at 9:45pm
Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post Official reports from Israel indicate that at least two rockets were fired into Israel hours before the truce ended at 8 a.m. (Israel time) Friday. Moments ago, 2 rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. Terrorists have violated the cease-fire.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 8,…
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Obama statement Iraq Yazidi 8-7-2014

Obama Statement: “We will take action” to save Yazidi and protect personnel in Iraq

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

“American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq.”

Obama Statement: “We will take action” to save Yazidi and protect personnel in Iraq

Obama statement Iraq Yazidi 8-7-2014
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8/7/2014 at 9:41pm
Late Thursday night, President Obama gave a press conference on the devolving situation in Iraq. Although the President does not plan on putting combat troops on the ground, he presented a plan “to prevent a potential act of genocide” against the Yazidi. Isis forces in Iraq are currently calling for the systematic…
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Moms band together to protect sons’ due process rights on campus

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

One new group has launched a national campaign to push for equality in campus sexual assault cases.

Moms band together to protect sons’ due process rights on campus

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8/7/2014 at 8:00pm
We’ve previously reported on the uneven playing field upon which campus sexual assault cases are tried. In the world of faux-egalitarian bureaucracy that is the university system, there seems to be little concern for the due process rights of the accused; but one new group is aiming to change that. Families…
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The Next War (not where you think)

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Could happen any day in the shadow of a long ago failed state.

The Next War (not where you think)

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8/7/2014 at 6:30pm
Never mind the turmoil in Iraq, Syria, Israel/Gaza, Western Africa and the imminent threat to Ukraine that Russia poses… there seems to be another war brewing. Earlier today, the President of Azerbaijan published a serious of very threatening tweets relative to neighboring Armenia. The picture observed on the contact line during the last…
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HHS just admitted it destroyed a bunch of emails (but move along, the world’s falling apart)

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

And it’s summer. And you’re haters.

HHS just admitted it destroyed a bunch of emails (but move along, the world’s falling apart)

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8/7/2014 at 5:31pm
Oopsie. Some emails regarding the failed rollout of Healthcare.gov were deleted.  Actually, more than some.  A lot. A press release from Darrell Issa: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa  (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) admission that senior HHS executive Marilyn Tavenner destroyed…
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Constitutional Crisis

Branco Cartoon – Smidgen

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Smidgen

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8/7/2014 at 5:00pm
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Accused plagiarist Dem Senator John Walsh (MT) will not run for reelection.

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Game over.

Accused plagiarist Dem Senator John Walsh (MT) will not run for reelection.

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8/7/2014 at 4:21pm
We covered the story. Now the end game, Montana Senator in Plagiarism Case Ends Election Bid: Under pressure from Democrats, Senator John Walsh of Montana, who has served in office for just six months, said on Thursday that he was dropping his election bid, clearing the path for his party to nominate a new…
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Theodore Wafer

GUILTY: Verdict in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Theodore Wafer has been found guilty of Second Degree Murder/Voluntary Manslaughter and weapons charges

GUILTY: Verdict in Detroit Front Porch Murder Trial

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8/7/2014 at 2:53pm
The jury has returned a verdict of guilty of second degree murder/voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges in the trial of Detroit homeowner Theodore Wafer for the front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  Trial Judge Hathaway has ordered Wafer imprisoned immediately, pending…
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Kidnapped Israeli Teens

NY Mag claim that Hamas not involved in Israeli teens kidnapping falls apart some more

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

One of the enduring anti-Israeli memes of the Gaza war is further undermined.

NY Mag claim that Hamas not involved in Israeli teens kidnapping falls apart some more

Kidnapped Israeli Teens
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8/7/2014 at 2:18pm
One of the enduring claims related to the Gaza war is that pushed by New York Magazine author Katie Zavadski in a viral article originally titled: “It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill 3 Israeli Teens After All (link goes to updated version, not original)(screenshot via Seth Frantzman): That claim gave rise to the…
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About Second-Guessing Israel on Hamas

Posted by  ▪  August 7, 2014

Israel objected to Hamas running in 2006 and blockaded Gaza; Under pressure Israel relented and paid the price

About Second-Guessing Israel on Hamas

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8/7/2014 at 12:21pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told the U.S. Ambassador to Israel “not to ever second guess me again” when it comes to Hamas, after Hamas’ refusal and eventual breach of ceasefire agreements. Did he have a point? The international community in its zeal to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians makes plenty…
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