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Ron Paul at Cornell

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2012
Last night, Ron Paul delivered a speech to over 4,000 people at Cornell’s Lynah Rink. Naturally, I was part of the audience – it’s not every day that a presidential candidate comes to Cornell and it’s even rarer that I don’t have any homework in the evening. I have seen Ron Paul…
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Zimmerman bail hearing

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2012
Here is George Zimmerman’s testimony at the bail hearing this morning. I find it very curious as to why he took the stand at all, other than for publicity and to start reshaping his image for potential jurors.  While the cross-examination was limited, you can see the dangers of putting a defendant…
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Anti-Israel sentiments in higher education: Not just for the Ivy League

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2012
This blog has often highlighted the pervasive anti-Israel sentiments present in the higher education system of this country. Last month, Cornell Professor of Physics, Yuval Grossman, wrote a guest post here regarding a pro-Palestinian Cornell student group attempting to orchestrate a boycott against a Technion-Cornell collaborative project. Technion is the oldest and…
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Taking over the institutions, just like Saul Alinsky wanted

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2012
Coverage emerged yesterday of a recent conference held by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) in Washington, DC. Among the breakout sessions, one entitled “The Church: Becoming Spiritually Fed and Feeding the Hungry” appears to have been especially ineptly titled given the actual content conveyed: The panel had little to do with…
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Zimmerman head photo bloodies those who politicized the case (Update: Zimmerman to be released on bail)

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2012
I suspected this day would come, when all of those who jumped to politically driven conclusions about injuries or not to George Zimmerman would have to confront actual evidence. So now the Martin family attorney who went on television to proclaim Zimmerman a liar about suffering head injuries will go back on…
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Dick Lugar at risk of losing Senate seat and reputation

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2012
Dick Lugar has the reputation, deserved or not, of being the gentleman of the Senate, a now-grandfatherly figure who is well-liked personally if not politically. Lugar now is in the political fight of his life against Richard Mourdock.  Lugar is fighting back, as I pointed out previously, with blatantly false accusations calling Mourdock a…
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I don’t know how much more of this positivity I can take

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2012
Considering some of the bumper stickers on this car, I wonder what the owner considers negativity. One person’s positivity is another person’s negativity, I guess. Spotted in Ithaca not too far from my house:
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Sniper rifle manufacturer alleges political bias by Bank of America

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
McMillan International and its affiliates, based in Arizona, manufacture a variety of rifles and accessories, including highly regarding sniper rifles. A reader called to my attention a Facebook post by McMillan alleging that Bank of America terminated its lending relationship for political reasons based on McMillan’s involvement with firearms manufacturing.  The post is…
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First hookers, now Ted Nugent

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
CNN columnist LZ Granderson demanded an arrest: Ted Nugent should be arrested. Not because he doesn’t like Barack Obama but because he got up in front of a group of people and insinuated he would attempt to assassinate Obama if he’s re-elected. Or let’s put it this way: A man with a truckload…
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When #StopRush met #ObamaDogRecipes

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
The merger of the absurd and the surreal, or something like that. Tweet of the Day: For an ongoing display of both the absurd and the surreal, sometimes merged sometimes not, visit #StopRush. Related updates:  Angie’s List apparently still is holding out against the boycott, as is 1-800-Flowers, which is receiving a barrage of hostile…
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Etan Patz

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
My wife and I were talking about him not long ago.  For each of us, his disappearance left an indelible mark.  Whenever there was a report of a missing child, we inevitably said, I wonder what happened to Etan Patz. video platform video management video solutions video player Seeing this headline brought back the…
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The other front

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
It always has been a two front political war. Here’s the other front, Tim Carney at The Washington Examiner, K Street and Tea Party again fight for soul of GOP: Big business and the Tea Party are at swords’ points once again, with GOP Senate primaries for the second straight election becoming proxy…
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U.N. Observers observe but not for long

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
UN monitors flee protest when Assad forces open fire: Syrian security forces opened fire Wednesday on anti-regime demonstrators surrounding the cars of a UN team meant to monitor a shaky cease-fire, sending the observers speeding off and protesters dashing for cover, according to activists and amateur videos.
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Is “marrying up” really the conservative female ideal?

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2012
With friends like this, those who want to defeat Obama don’t need enemies. Having savaged Newt Gingrich for months, S.E. Cupp now is coming to the aid of Ann Romney by praising Ann for “marrying up”: As a thirtysomething, city-dwelling, hypereducated, independent-thinking  woman, I suppose I should recoil at the idea of one…
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