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Did you know “Club Gitmo” has a VIP list?

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

No wonder the world hates us

Did you know “Club Gitmo” has a VIP list?

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2/10/2015 at 7:00am
Berg-dog. Club Gitmo. Feeling so…ISIS right now. Every year, the city of Tampa, Florida gathers at the Gasparilla Pirate Festival to soak in a little sun, a little more music, and one too many of those gigantic frozen margaritas. Not exactly the best venue to discuss pressing issues of foreign policy, but still—you’d expect the…
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Obama to ask for war authorization against ISIS

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

Have we reached a turning point?

Obama to ask for war authorization against ISIS

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2/9/2015 at 9:20pm
The White House is nearly ready to send to Congress a piece of legislation that would formally authorize the use of military force against ISIS. This new legislation would expand on provisions provided in the 2002 authorization for military action in Iraq, which only covers portions of the current mission. …
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Do you feel sorry for Brian Williams? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

At all? Just a little? An itsy bitsy?

Do you feel sorry for Brian Williams? (Reader Poll)

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2/9/2015 at 7:30pm
Today is Brian Williams’ first day of a self-imposed break from NBC News. While his future at the network is unclear, he has undoubtedly damaged his credibility and brand as a journalist. The internet, though, has engaged in a massive pile on, for a variety of reasons. Everybody wants a piece…
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Obama poised to veto Keystone

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

The first of many

Obama poised to veto Keystone

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2/9/2015 at 6:00pm
Obama is getting ready to shoot down the Keystone pipeline bill in the first of what promises to be a blizzard of vetoes of legislation the current Congress is planning to pass. Never mind that the Keystone bill passed with bipartisan support in the Senate 62-36 (nine Democrats joined) and in…
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How a vacuum cleaner ad created a diplomatic crisis

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

“Fire Your Indonesian Maid Now!”

How a vacuum cleaner ad created a diplomatic crisis

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2/9/2015 at 4:30pm
This bitter battle takes place in the South Pacific, with Malaysia in one corner, and Indonesia set and ready across the ring. According to the Jakarta Globe, the Indonesian government threatened a Malaysian cleaning company with legal action over an ad. The ad, which appears to promote a Roomba-like vacuum machine, pitches…
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New Hampshire poll shows close Republican primary

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

Jeb Bush still on top

New Hampshire poll shows close Republican primary

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2/9/2015 at 2:56pm
The Republican primary race is neck-and-neck; Jeb Bush is still on top, but other top picks for the nomination are closing in. A new Bloomberg Politics poll out of New Hampshire shows that, although Jeb Bush is leading (for now,) those numbers don’t necessarily translate to confidence and overall popularity with…
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Black Panther leader trains with police, has a change of heart

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

In the line of fire

Black Panther leader trains with police, has a change of heart

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2/9/2015 at 1:15pm
Houston area Black Panther leader, Quanell X, is changing his tune after training with the Missouri City Police Department. Quanell X is Houston’s own personal Al Sharpton. Wherever an incident can be construed as race-related, Quanell X is there with his activists, rambling to local news crews about the violence…
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Is Egypt planning “proportionate” response to Islamic militants?

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

Concerns over Suez Canal and tourism inspire loan request for weapons.

Is Egypt planning “proportionate” response to Islamic militants?

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2/9/2015 at 11:30am
I am happy to see that King Abdullah’s robust response to ISIS terror is not being debated for its proportionality; and while I hope that these new metrics are eventually applied to Israel, a look at Egypt indicates that it may soon follow Jordan’s lead in the “proportionate” reaction to the…
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Ithaca: 10 Square Miles of Liberal Anti-Vaxxers, Surrounded by Reality

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

High liberal self-esteem, Low vaccination rates

Ithaca: 10 Square Miles of Liberal Anti-Vaxxers, Surrounded by Reality

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2/9/2015 at 10:00am
Due to the alarming outbreak of measles across the country, so-called “anti-vaxxers” are coming under extreme criticism. As well they should be. I won’t delve into the particulars of the measles outbreak–Legal Insurrection’s Leslie Eastman offers more analysis and some solutions. I’m more interested in the narrative surrounding “VaccineGate.” Of course, the mainstream…
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World leaders seek end to Russian aggression, violence in Ukraine

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

…but they’re not optimistic

World leaders seek end to Russian aggression, violence in Ukraine

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2/9/2015 at 8:30am
Since February 2014, the Russian military has been taking steps to secure portions of eastern Ukraine; forces successfully annexed the Crimea, and Russian separatists in Ukraine have continued their attacks. Nations including the United States have advocated for providing Ukrainians with the means to defend themselves—that means tanks, weapons, and training—but…
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Branco Cartoon – Tongue Tied

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

Come on, spit it out

Branco Cartoon – Tongue Tied

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2/9/2015 at 7:00am
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Is Jordan’s response to ISIS “proportionate”? (asks no one)

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

“Proportionate” only applies to Israel.

Is Jordan’s response to ISIS “proportionate”? (asks no one)

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2/8/2015 at 8:55pm
Hey, remember when Hamas was lobbing thousands of missiles at Israeli cities, trying to kidnap people, and killing when they got lucky? Of course you remember it. It has happened every couple of years since Hamas took over Gaza. And before that, the Palestinians strapped bombs on their loved ones and sent them…
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U Cal Student Gov’t votes to divest from most of world, including U.S.

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

Self-parody, as anti-Israel divestment morphs — Can we divest from U. Cal?

U Cal Student Gov’t votes to divest from most of world, including U.S.

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2/8/2015 at 6:51pm
We have covered anti-Israel student government divestment votes the past couple of years. Groups, typically led by Students for Justice in Palestine assisted by Jewish Voice for Peace, try to get student governments to vote to divest from specified companies doing business in Israel, such as Caterpillar and HP. Sometimes they succeed,…
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Left Coast Story: Beverly Hills and Santa Monica students brawl (Video)

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

Headlights kicked out of one student’s Mercedes

Left Coast Story: Beverly Hills and Santa Monica students brawl (Video)

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/07/only-on-2-video-emerges-of-nasty-brawl-between-rival-high-schools/
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2/8/2015 at 5:03pm
What is going on in the Left Coast? Reader and frequent commenter LukeHandCool, a resident of Santa Monica, sends along this note and link: What happens when the blackboard jungle comes to two of the most progressive high schools in America? How could this possibly happen in Utopia when all the kids are taught…
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What Should Legal Insurrection Ask President Obama?

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

If we landed an interview, like Buzzfeed News has done.

What Should Legal Insurrection Ask President Obama?

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2/8/2015 at 4:00pm
BuzzFeed News has announced that it’s been granted an interview with President Obama on Tuesday. In their heart of hearts, Buzzfeed readers want to know what type of cat Obama was in a prior or will be in a future life. Or at least, which 80’s sitcom character Obama most easily identifies…
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Which should Israel fear most – Obama’s temper or Iran’s nukes?

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

Bibi Netanyahu is just the messenger of the reality of a dangerous nuke deal.

Which should Israel fear most – Obama’s temper or Iran’s nukes?

http://youtu.be/kNHR1tcDfpU
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2/8/2015 at 1:32pm
The now-open conflict between the Obama administration and Bibi Netanyahu has little to do with Obama’s hurt feelings or a breach of protocol, though it is portrayed that way by the White House, many Democrats, and increasingly, weak-kneed supporters of Israel who worry that getting Barack Obama angry would be the…
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Yemen update: Sanaa formally “occupied” by Houthi rebels

Posted by  ▪  February 8, 2015

Devolution

Yemen update: Sanaa formally “occupied” by Houthi rebels

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2/8/2015 at 11:53am
Over the past several months, we’ve watched the situation in Yemen devolve to the point of chaos. In September, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels took informal control of the capital city of Sanaa; then, in mid-January, Yemen’s active al-Qaeda cell took credit for the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and threatened…
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