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Scott Walker John Doe Probe

Big defeat for anti-conservative Wisconsin “John Doe” probe

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

Wisconsin’s long, strange trip is not over, but at least it’s exposed.

Big defeat for anti-conservative Wisconsin “John Doe” probe

Scott Walker John Doe Probe
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1/10/2014 at 9:26pm
We previously wrote in detail about the “John Doe” investigation in Wisconsin targeting a wide range of conservative groups and Scott Walker supporters relating to the failed Democratic attempt to recall Walker.[*]  See Secret probe of conservatives makes Wisconsin ground zero in First Amendment war for the details. Good news.  The subpoenas…
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LI #25 The New School

Review: The New School, by Professor Glenn Reynolds

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

Review: The New School, by Professor Glenn Reynolds

LI #25 The New School
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1/10/2014 at 7:18pm
College Insurrection posts are often inspired by a pithy synopsis of campus news by Professor Glenn Reynolds (aka Instapundit). So, with great joy, I wanted to share items from a new book featuring his wit, wisdom, and expertise on the subject of higher education, K-12 schooling, and possible technology-based transformations of how…
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Florida State Senator Greg Evers (R ) Chair, Committee on Criminal Justice

Florida “Warning Shot” Bill Advances

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

Fixing a glitch in the self defense law.

Florida “Warning Shot” Bill Advances

Florida State Senator Greg Evers (R ) Chair, Committee on Criminal Justice
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1/10/2014 at 5:09pm
Florida’s misnamed “Warning Shot” bill, Senate Bill 448, has advanced another step, with a 5-to-0 vote in favor by the State Senate Criminal Justice Committee, chaired by State Senator Greg Evers (R, pictured above). The bill still requires approval by the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committees before it will be put to…
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Press Release Sheldon Silver re academic boycott Jan 12 2014

NY State Assembly to introduce academic boycott legislation (Update – Text of Bill added)

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

“Colleges should not use taxpayer funds to support boycotts, resolutions or any similar actions that are discriminatory and limit academic opportunities.”

NY State Assembly to introduce academic boycott legislation (Update – Text of Bill added)

Press Release Sheldon Silver re academic boycott Jan 12 2014
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1/10/2014 at 3:30pm
We previously reported that NY State Assemlyman Dov Hikind intended on introducing legislation in response to the academic boycott of Israel. Now it looks like it will move forward, as Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver (arguably the most powerful politician in the state) has issued this press release (h/t Eric Owens, Daily…
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Bridgegate cartoon

Branco Cartoon – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Bridgegate cartoon
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1/10/2014 at 2:30pm
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U.S. House of Representatives Chamber

Bipartisan Congressional letter to denounce academic boycott of Israel

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

Academic boycott “suggests thinly-veiled bigotry and bias against the Jewish State.”

Bipartisan Congressional letter to denounce academic boycott of Israel

U.S. House of Representatives Chamber
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1/10/2014 at 12:56pm
I have obtained a copy of a letter circulating in Congress denouncing the academic boycott of Israel by the American Studies Association. The authors of the letter hope to have at least 50 co-signers (maybe more), split roughly evenly between Democrats and Republicans. Here is the text of the letter, with the initiating…
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Marissa Alexander remains free on bail awaiting her March 31 re-trial

Marissa Alexander Remains on Bail, Under Tightened Conditions

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

Marissa Alexander Remains on Bail, Under Tightened Conditions

Marissa Alexander remains free on bail awaiting her March 31 re-trial
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1/10/2014 at 12:08pm
Marissa Alexander will remain free on bail, ruled Circuit Judge James Daniel, albeit under tightens rules of release to account for the fact that “mistakes were made”. The State, in the form of Andrea Corey’s State Prosecutors office, had filed a motion this past Monday to have Alexander’s bail revoked. They argued…
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Christ Christie Bridgegate Press Conf 2

To defend Chris Christie

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

It’s not about Christie, it’s about how other Republican candidates will be treated by the media.

To defend Chris Christie

Christ Christie Bridgegate Press Conf 2
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1/10/2014 at 11:14am
When it comes to Chris Christie and Bridgegate, there is, as National Journal points out, a lot of “he’s getting what he deserves” attitude among Republicans. I get that. Christie likes to stick his finger in other Republicans’ eyes. He unfairly demonized Republicans upset that the Sandy Relief bill was stuffed with…
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Gallup ideological self identification Jan 2014

Liberal self-identification surges! (up 1 pt since 2008)

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

Actually, only Democrats are more liberal, the rest of the country is more conservative.

Liberal self-identification surges! (up 1 pt since 2008)

Gallup ideological self identification Jan 2014
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1/10/2014 at 9:40am
Media Meme to follow: These are great times to be a liberal in the U.S. of A.  Elizabeth Warren has ignited a progressive surge! The Hill: Liberal identification spikes. Gallup: Liberal Self-Identification Edges Up to New High in 2013 Well yes, if by spike and new high you mean exactly 1 point higher than in…
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social-media-twitter-facebook

NJ bill mandates instruction for middle schoolers on responsible social media use

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

NJ bill mandates instruction for middle schoolers on responsible social media use

social-media-twitter-facebook
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1/10/2014 at 7:15am
The New Jersey state Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would require schools to include instruction for students on how to use social media responsibly. From the Star-Ledger: Middle school students would get a mandatory course on how to use social media responsibly under a bill passed by the state Senate today. The…
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Marissa Alexander

To Revoke, or Not To Revoke: Marissa Alexander Bail Hearing Tomorrow

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2014

To Revoke, or Not To Revoke: Marissa Alexander Bail Hearing Tomorrow

Marissa Alexander
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1/9/2014 at 7:02pm
Marissa Alexander will learn on Friday if her current bail and home detention will be allowed to continue, or if it will be revoked, sending her back to jail until her re-trial. Alexander is currently on bail following her earlier conviction for aggravated assault with a handgun and the resulting mandatory minimum…
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Rachel Maddow Koch Brothers Drug Testing

Rachel Maddow’s come undone with Koch Derangement Syndrome

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2014

Rachel Maddow went all in on blaming the Koch brothers for something they had nothing to do with, and she won’t issue a correction.

Rachel Maddow’s come undone with Koch Derangement Syndrome

Rachel Maddow Koch Brothers Drug Testing
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1/9/2014 at 5:06pm
We have addressed Koch Derangement Syndrome before.  One of the most obsessive purveyors was Think Progress. Koch Derangement Syndrome Jumped The Shark Rather Quickly Think Progress’s War Against The Koch Brothers Another Misleading Think Progress Attack On Koch and Walker, and Prosser Too Now Rachel Maddow has caught the bug, and it’s eating away at…
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http://www.aish.com/v/hoi/86748722.html

Israel Law Center sends cease and desist letter to American Studies Assn

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2014

“immediately cease and desist from your unlawful boycott efforts against Israeli institutions and Israeli academics”

Israel Law Center sends cease and desist letter to American Studies Assn

http://www.aish.com/v/hoi/86748722.html
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1/9/2014 at 3:14pm
Shurat HaDin, The Israel Law Center (ILC), founded by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, has had great success in suing on behalf of terror victims, and otherwise confronting anti-Semitism through the legal process. Among other things, ILC is suing an Australian academic for discriminating against an Israeli researcher as part of the Boycott, Divest and…
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Nero Obama

Branco Cartoon – The Fireman Cometh

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2014

Branco Cartoon – The Fireman Cometh

Nero Obama
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1/9/2014 at 1:30pm
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http://youtu.be/SCVu-PHrOYQ

Academic boycotters blame “Israel Lobby” money for negative reaction

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2014

At “redwashing” conference in Beirut they reveal how they really feel.

Academic boycotters blame “Israel Lobby” money for negative reaction

http://youtu.be/SCVu-PHrOYQ
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1/9/2014 at 11:57am
Several of most prominent promoters of the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel attended a bizarre “redwashing” panel discussion in Beirut, at which they tried to delegitimize the Jewish people’s indigenous history in Israel and connection to other indigenous peoples. I’ll have much more on that insidious conference in another…
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Christ Christie Bridgegate Press Conf 3

Chris Christie press conference on #bridgegate controversy

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2014

Update: “I had no knowledge or involvement in this issue – in its planning or execution.”

Chris Christie press conference on #bridgegate controversy

Christ Christie Bridgegate Press Conf 3
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1/9/2014 at 10:52am
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will hold a press conference this morning at 11:00am, where he is expected to comment on the Bridgegate controversy. You can watch the press conference opening statement below. (Full transcript here)
 
Tea Party IRS Protest Jersey City

IRS proposes “Tea Party” rules

Posted by  ▪  January 9, 2014

Comment period is open, you can voice your view.

IRS proposes “Tea Party” rules

Tea Party IRS Protest Jersey City
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1/9/2014 at 8:30am
Call it the political equivalent of the “Polar Vortex”. As we enter Day 244 of the Internal Revenue Service scandal of suppressing conservative groups by the unfair application of tax-exempt status rules, there is a development that is chilling the hearts of citizen activists everywhere. The IRS is planning to codify its tactics…
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