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Boko Haram attacks cause humanitarian crisis

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

Attacks on “infidels” increasing

Boko Haram attacks cause humanitarian crisis

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12/22/2014 at 11:48am
The #BringBackOurGirls hashtivism trend may not have saved the almost 300 young women who were kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year, but it did force the world to focus its attention on Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group responsible for the kidnappings. It’s time to bring that attention back. Most of the…
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California Battles Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic in 70 years

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

Study suggests vaccinated people may actually be infecting the unvaccinated.

California Battles Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic in 70 years

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12/22/2014 at 10:15am
Although the media has recently been less focused on Ebola, the disease is still impacting Africa and the death count now tops 7000. Meanwhile, a new epidemic of a disease that was once thought well-contained by vaccinations may be occurring in my home state of California. The number of cases of whooping…
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Targeting police officers: looking forward, looking back

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

This feels familiar.

Targeting police officers: looking forward, looking back

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12/22/2014 at 8:30am
When I read the news of the murder of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by shooter Ismaaiyl Brinsley as they sat in their police car, it had an air of sickening familiarity. If you’re as old as I am, and especially if you’re from New York, you remember. You…
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Branco Cartoon – Season’s Beatings

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2014

The Carol Kings

Branco Cartoon – Season’s Beatings

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12/22/2014 at 7:00am
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The Generational Battle on Campus Against Israel

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

Hostility, but Hope.

The Generational Battle on Campus Against Israel

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12/21/2014 at 9:10pm
Cary Nelson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, is the Editor of a recent book, The Case Against the Academic Boycotts of Israel. He also was interviewed on Israeli television recently. He makes some good points, similar to those I have made in many of my speeches and appearances. The faculty…
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“Pigs in a blanket” chanted in #Ferguson long before #NYPD executions

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

The Link from the Ferguson Intifada to the NYPD executions.

“Pigs in a blanket” chanted in #Ferguson long before #NYPD executions

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12/21/2014 at 6:50pm
On October 25, 2014, I wrote about how anti-Israel activists attempted to co-opt and hijack the Ferguson protests and riots and turn the anger towards Israel, Intifada Missouri – Anti-Israel activists may push Ferguson over the edge. The activists gathered under the “Palestine2Ferguson” banner and Twitter hashtag. One of the key anti-Israel activists…
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VIDEO: Aftermath of the NYPD officer execution (#BlueLivesMatter #NYPD)

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

Horrifying.

VIDEO: Aftermath of the NYPD officer execution (#BlueLivesMatter #NYPD)

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12/21/2014 at 4:46pm
The NY Post has released a new video showing the aftermath of yesterday’s brutal executions of NYPD police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. I don’t think any further introduction is necessary: Gothamist has a good rundown of what we know so far about the executioners, and what witnesses saw: A witness told…
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Rubio is winning the media war

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

…and it has nothing to do with the policy war

Rubio is winning the media war

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12/21/2014 at 3:07pm
Rand Paul may have drawn first blood in the War on the War on Obama’s Cuba Policy©, but it’s Marco Rubio who is set to finish this thing with his reputation intact. Today, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) appeared on ABC’s This Week and nailed fellow Republican and Senate colleague Rand Paul…
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The future of single-payer health insurance

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

It’s not over till it’s over

The future of single-payer health insurance

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12/21/2014 at 1:20pm
Vermont appears to have given up on single-payer health insurance, having run out of other people’s money before the program even began. If leftist Vermont can’t make it work, does that mean the drive for single-payer has been abandoned? One might think so, but not so fast. Perhaps the time just…
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Obama: Nork Sony hack “cyber-vandalism”

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

Maybe not Act of War, but “cyber-vandalism” doesn’t quite describe it.

Obama: Nork Sony hack “cyber-vandalism”

http://youtu.be/pBe9Sk2gvIQ
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12/21/2014 at 11:52am
Hijacking someone’s Twitter account and putting up stupid pictures or political statements might reasonably be called cyber-vandalism, and a criminal one at that. Like this: But the Sony hack allegedly by North Korea which led to terrorist threats against movie theaters and a national self-censorhip? Is that really all it was, “cyber-vandalism”? According to Obama,…
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Ban on Gun Ownership for Any Past Mental Illness Held Unconstitutional

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

One mental illness bar to gun ownership unconstitutional.

Ban on Gun Ownership for Any Past Mental Illness Held Unconstitutional

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12/21/2014 at 9:45am
In the first ruling of its kind since 2008’s DC v. Heller, a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the federal ban on gun ownership for anyone who has been “adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution”…
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“Give me your tired, your poor, your illegals!”

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2014

The future?

“Give me your tired, your poor, your illegals!”

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12/21/2014 at 8:10am
During my time in academia, I rebuffed a lot of garbage petition solicitations, but I never saw anything as ridiculous as the statement George Washington University students enthusiastically supported this past week. Campus Reform headed to GWU’s campus with a petition demanding President Obama address the illegal immigration crisis by initiating…
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Not ready to say bye-bye to the comment section

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

300,000 comments, and climbing.

Not ready to say bye-bye to the comment section

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12/20/2014 at 8:00pm
Ah, the comment section. Sometime later today into tomorrow, we will hit our 300,000th comment. In 6 years. That’s not a lot compared to some websites, but it’s a lot here. And the pace has picked up dramatically in the past couple of years. We seem to be…
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Two NYC cops executed – Revenge for #EricGarner? (#BlueLivesMatter)(#NYPD)

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

Developing

Two NYC cops executed – Revenge for #EricGarner? (#BlueLivesMatter)(#NYPD)

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12/20/2014 at 6:02pm
Two New York City policemen were shot dead ambush style in their patrol car. The initial evidence is that it was a revenge killing, but caution that in such events initial evidence can be wrong. From The NY Post, Gunman kills self after 2 NYPD cops shot dead ‘execution style’ as ‘revenge’…
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Norks: Wasn’t us (#SonyHack)

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

If not North Korea, then who?

Norks: Wasn’t us (#SonyHack)

http://youtu.be/seprbYR4Pyc
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12/20/2014 at 4:25pm
Yesterday the FBI announced that the North Koreans were behind the Sony hack. Now the North Koreans are denying it, via BBC: North Korea has offered to hold a joint inquiry with the United States into a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, strongly denying US claims that it is behind it. Its foreign ministry accused…
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Vermont: Where Single Payer Went to Die

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

“If Vermont can’t make it work, single-payer can’t work anywhere…”

Vermont: Where Single Payer Went to Die

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12/20/2014 at 2:30pm
The ultra-liberal state of Vermont never liked Obamacare but not for the reasons most Americans object to the law. Vermont felt it didn’t go far enough and was determined to establish its own single payer system. As of this week, that plan is dead. Sarah Wheaton of Politico: Why single payer died in…
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The FCC “Lost” your Comment on Net Neutrality

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

“Lost.” Along with Lois Lerner’s e-mails, one would guess.

The FCC “Lost” your Comment on Net Neutrality

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12/20/2014 at 12:30pm
The tech policy community has momentarily banded together to nail the Federal Communications Commission to the wall over what seems to be a big data meltdown regarding hundreds of thousands of public comments the agency received regarding its Net Neutrality deliberations. Gizmodo has a nice rundown of what we know so far: New…
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