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Saturday Night Card Game (Playing the race card in defense of Elizabeth Warren is a vice)

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Elizabeth Warren and her campaign have been pushing the sexism-card very hard to try to deflect the dialogue about her self-identification as Native American, as status which has not been proven even to the 1/32nd degree. I mentioned yesterday how a law professor at Syracuse University played the “birther” and race cards…
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Liz Cheney eyeing Wyoming political future?

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Politico reports that Liz Cheney’s increased presence in Wyoming has caused some to wonder about her future political future plans there: With little fanfare, Cheney, a former State Department official and the eldest daughter of the former vice president, has spoken at six events in different corners of the sprawling state this year. She has…
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Why is Bill Ayers speaking at GreenFestival?

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
GreenFestival, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, purports to be an experience for young and old alike to celebrate “in sustainable style” the food and philosophy of the green movement. The festivals are taking place across the country; this past April in New York, this weekend in Chicago, and upcoming…
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Heartland Institute unveils marketing campaign on Global Warming

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Free-market think tank The Heartland Institute has taken their policy insights one step further by securing a high-profile billboard on global warming: According to Joe Bast, the Heartland Institute’s president: The most prominent advocates of global warming aren’t scientists….They are Charles Manson, a mass murderer; Fidel Castro, a tyrant; and Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. Global warming…
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May Day protesters can’t explain signs

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
This week, May Day protesters converged on Chicago’s Union Square in order to protest for…. What, exactly, it seems many protesters weren’t sure. In fact, when questioned by a reporter, several were unable to answer simple questions about what their signs meant and why they were there. Tea Party activists were c…
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Taxation the old-fashioned way.

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Jim McAfee, of that McAfee, lives in Belize and has become the victim of their national “Gang Suppression Unit.” Technically, those who put him in custody were arms of the state working to preserve the safety of their citizens, though one has to wonder who was terrorizing who this week… In his…
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“Julia”: Obama marketing machine fail

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
In the days since the unveiling of the Obama campaign’s cartoon Julia, critics on both the left and the right have laughed off the cradle-to-grave depiction of life with Big Brother handling everything for “its women”: MSNBC’s Willie Geist: “They did lob this up as a softball for Republicans, one conservative saying, ‘Who the…
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A little big point about Elizabeth Warren’s 1/32 connection

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Much of the discussion in the media regarding Elizabeth Warren is about whether it is appropriate for someone who is 1/32 Cherokee to claim Native American status. There are numerous articles about what it means to be Native American, and who gets to define ethnicity.  That percentage question also is evolving into…
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Definition of insanity

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012
Reader and frequent photographer Bill is visiting New Orleans, where he took this photo, and writes: A bit of sanity in an insane world? I’m not sure.  Doesn’t it make us insane?
 

Richard Mourdock, before anyone thought he had a chance

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012
He was kind enough to call me, and we had a great conversation. I realize it’s a lot easier to get a return call from someone not at the top in the polls, but not all candidates are that way.  (I’ve been trying to talk to a certain other insurgent Senate candidate…
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Thank you, Byron

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012
Byron York has been one of the few level heads throughout the primaries.  There’s no point in naming names, since I’ve done that plenty, but so many in the alleged conservative punditry and media put in abysmal performances. This post shines, With his serious talk, Gingrich elevated GOP race: Watching Newt Gingrich’s graceful and…
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Hmmm good

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012
I heard about this segment from a variety of people on Twitter, but I didn’t get to watch it last night. It was worth the wait (transcript here): Watch the latest video at video.insider.foxnews.com He was a “business intelligence analyst for a paper clip marketing company”? There’s a bright future in that.
 

Dick Lugar calls for help from Dems, Indies

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012
This is sad, via IndyStar: “Every person in Indiana who wants me to continue, every person wherever they might be at this point, I encourage them to come out,” he said. “Come out immediately, as fast as you can.” … “I believe that right now if a majority of Hoosiers were to vote…
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“the author of a blog read in the legal community”

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012
I’m quoted in a Poltico story today about Elizabeth Warren: “If she is 1/32nd Native American … is it really appropriate to list yourself  that way and knowing you will therefore be listed as a minority law professor?” asked William Jacobson, associate clinical professor of Cornell Law School, the  author of a…
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