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Berkeley economics Professor J. Bradford DeLong and not counting every vote

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2012

Berkeley economics Professor J. Bradford DeLong and not counting every vote

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11/23/2012 at 8:30am
I had not heard of University of California economics Professor James Bradford Delong until he started attacking me unprovoked, including impugning my teaching about which he knows nothing. I learned quickly that DeLong has many enemies in academia because of his vituperative style of argument, which fast is becoming clownish. I recently learned something else. In the wake…
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I dunno

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2012

I dunno

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11/23/2012 at 7:00am
what to make of this either. From John: I’m not sure what to make of this one, other than the drivers (with a handicapped placard) love dogs. I particularly liked the mocking of the “proud parent of an honor student” stickers.
 

Springtime for Islamist dictatorship in Cairo

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2012

Springtime for Islamist dictatorship in Cairo

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11/22/2012 at 8:35pm
The Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt already had brought the military to heel. Now he is discarding the judiciary: With a constitutional assembly on the brink of collapse and protesters battling the police in the streets here over the slow pace of change, President Mohamed Morsi issued a sweeping decree on Thursday night, granting himself…
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Assessing Gaza

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2012

Assessing Gaza

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11/22/2012 at 5:00pm
Here’s an image of some Israeli soldiers not happy with the decision not to sent ground troops — them — into Gaza, Soldiers spell out critique of Netanyahu as a ‘loser’ for not using ground forces in Gaza: In the survey, for Channel 2 news, 29% of those polled felt Hamas had…
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NY Times is the enemy of your free speech

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2012

NY Times is the enemy of your free speech

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11/22/2012 at 2:50pm
James Taranto has a great column about how all the left-wing vitriol over the Citizens United case really is just an attempt to maintain the once monopoly power of left-wing corporations over political speech. News flash — The New York Times is a corporation which protects its electioneering for liberal causes under…
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Benjamin Franklin’s account of the First Thanksgiving

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2012

Benjamin Franklin’s account of the First Thanksgiving

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11/22/2012 at 2:45pm
I spent some time as an editor at Regnery Publishing, during which time we published “The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.” I always enjoy rereading this account from Benjamin Franklin, which captures the history and the spirit of the American holiday. Instead of a Fast They Proclaimed a Thanksgiving Benjamin Franklin (1785) There…
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Growing the riches

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2012

Growing the riches

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11/22/2012 at 1:00pm
While on a trip to Iowa for the Governor’s 66th birthday, Marco Rubio touched on something very subtle, yet very profound. “The way to turn our economy around is not by making rich people poorer, it’s by making poor people richer,” Rubio said, criticizing President Barack Obama’s insistence that taxes for those…
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College Diversity Supporters Form Circular Boycott Squad

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2012

College Diversity Supporters Form Circular Boycott Squad

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11/22/2012 at 11:30am
Question: When is a college’s “diversity program” full of fail? Answer: When a group of liberal students in Massachusetts boycotts it. According to an article by Megan Patoskie, a student at Bard College – Simon’s Rock, in The Llama Ledger: Students boycotted the 7th annual Diversity Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14 outside of the campus…
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How do you make peace with a sick society?

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2012

“one is entitled to wonder whether there is a majority of Palestinians who would ever agree to any form of compromise with Israel”

How do you make peace with a sick society?

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11/22/2012 at 10:30am
Read the whole thing, at the link.  Khaled Abu Toameh, An Arab View …  (h/t Jeffrey Goldberg): There is nothing more nauseating than watching people celebrate as rockets are being fired toward Israel from the Gaza Strip. This is what happened last week when Hamas fired rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. As soon…
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Thanks be given

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2012

Thanks be given

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11/22/2012 at 9:30am
for good health and a wonderful family for the help Anne, Bryan, Joel, Tony and Fuzzy have provided at Legal Insurrection for the help Aleister and Leslie have provided at College Insurrection for the words of encouragement I receive daily for readers who keep coming back for more to you and yours
 
Stuffed 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – Stuffed Turkey

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2012

Branco Cartoon – Stuffed Turkey

Stuffed 590 LI
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11/22/2012 at 8:15am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s  page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Someone’s eating Tofurky today

Posted by  ▪  November 22, 2012

Someone’s eating Tofurky today

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11/22/2012 at 7:00am
No tryptophan induced stupor.  But triggers the gag reflex, almost as much as these bumper stickers. From Peter, taken in Richmond, VA:
 

How old do you think mammograms are?

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2012

How old do you think mammograms are?

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11/21/2012 at 9:19pm
These scientists must be foot soldiers in the Rebublican War on Women, since they question the need for unfettered mammograms (and free! no co-pay!), Mammograms leading to unnecessary treatment, study finds: The routine use of mammograms has led to more than 1 million women being unnecessarily treated for breast cancer over the past…
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Newt was profoundly and fundamentally prophetic

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2012

Newt was profoundly and fundamentally prophetic

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11/21/2012 at 7:30pm
Newt Gingrich (h/t @RobGeorge): I think Republican consultants are mostly very stupid. I think they have no education. I think they have no sense of history. … If I throw away African Americans, and then I throw away Latinos, and then I throw away suburban women, and then I throw away people under…
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An email from a “lone soldier” in Israel

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2012

An email from a “lone soldier” in Israel

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11/21/2012 at 6:20pm
Every year, young Jews from all over the world show up in Israel and volunteer to join the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).  Called “lone soldiers,” they commit to the same enlistment mandated for most Israelis, male and female, and decades more of reserve duty.  As far as I know, no other…
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Jackson Jr resigns on the eve of Thanksgiving

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2012

Jackson Jr resigns on the eve of Thanksgiving

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11/21/2012 at 4:39pm
The astoundingly unsurprising news that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned today reveals far more about the sorry state of our local Chicago democratic leadership than the trite and pathetic story of Jackson Jr.’s downfall. Jackson Jr., son of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who has been AWOL from Congress since June 10, has…
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Israel and Hamas agree to Obama-sponsored truce

Posted by  ▪  November 21, 2012

Israel and Hamas agree to Obama-sponsored truce

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11/21/2012 at 2:57pm
Israel and Hamas, via Egypt and the U.S., have reached a “truce.”  Via AP: Israel and the Hamas militant group reached a cease-fire agreement Wednesday to end the fiercest round of fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip. Egypt’s…
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