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Questions raised about ex-NFL player’s home being trashed

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

Questions raised about ex-NFL player’s home being trashed

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9/23/2013 at 9:06am
Neighbors say that the upstate NY second home of ex-NFL player Brian Holloway, who claims that the home was trashed by partying teens over Labor Day weekend, had already been in disrepair. The house is also said to be in foreclosure, according to TMZ. TMZ has learned … Holloway owes a whopping $1,006,348.80…
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Hamilton College cancels racially-segregated diversity program

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2013

Hamilton cancels the program but still denies it has a problem: “My intent was to be inclusive but my phrasing suggested otherwise.”

Hamilton College cancels racially-segregated diversity program

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9/23/2013 at 7:06am
Late Friday afternoon we reported on the racially-segregated diversity program at Hamilton College, my alma mater, Hamilton College segregates diversity program by race. We documented how Hamilton had scheduled the “Real Talk” program with separate discussion meetings by race, with the fall semester only for “people of color” and the spring semester…
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The Matthew Shepard anti-gay hate crime narrative may be all wrong

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2013

What difference, at this point, will the truth make?

The Matthew Shepard anti-gay hate crime narrative may be all wrong

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9/22/2013 at 6:40pm
There are few cultural icons whose life and death story carry the weight of Matthew Shepard. The story is well-known. A young gay man in Laramie, Wyoming was lured from a bar by two strangers who took him to a remote area and brutally beat him because of hatred of gays, leaving…
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The Matthew Shepard anti-gay hate crime narrative in pop culture

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2013

The Matthew Shepard anti-gay hate crime narrative in pop culture

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9/22/2013 at 6:39pm
As Professor Jacobson details in his companion post, the Matthew Shepard narrative of anti-gay hatred culminating in murder may not be what it seems. Research detailed in The Book of Matt by Stephen Jimenez casts doubt on the anti-gay part of the narrative. But by now, the apparently-false narrative has become deeply…
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What are the Republican doughboys afraid of?

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2013

When it comes to Ted Cruz, they pull no punches

What are the Republican doughboys afraid of?

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9/22/2013 at 3:12pm
What are the doughboys afraid of? (to paraphrase the old Ben & Jerry’s ad campaign.) He’s just one person, with a handful of sidekicks. You are the many and the powerful. If you’re in Congress and you don’t like what he’s doing, vote against him. Or are you afraid to vote against…
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Putin Op Ed NY Times headline

Op-Enemies in vogue at NY Times and WaPo

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2013

Is there a difference between opinion and propaganda? Yes. But the MSM doesn’t seem to know.

Op-Enemies in vogue at NY Times and WaPo

Putin Op Ed NY Times headline
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9/22/2013 at 12:20pm
Within the past two weeks, two of the most prestigious American newspapers published op-eds of enemies of the United States. Earlier this month, the New York Times published an op-ed by Vladimir Putin of Russia arguing that the United States would make matters worse by attacking Syria and (among other things) denying…
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Kenyan Mall ABC

Kenya mall attack – Live Updates

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2013

Kenya mall attack – Live Updates

Kenyan Mall ABC
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9/22/2013 at 10:12am
The hostage standoff at the Nairobi Mall attacked by Somali jihadists still is ongoing. There are conflicting reports as to the involvement of Israeli commandos in trying to free the hostages, with some reports indicating an active role, other reports just an advisory role. At of this writing 59 people are dead.  The…
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Boy’s letter to Santa about bullied sister shows positive side of social media

Posted by  ▪  September 22, 2013

Boy’s letter to Santa about bullied sister shows positive side of social media

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9/22/2013 at 8:30am
I often post stories about the dark side of social media.  Along with hacking and hoaxes, it just happens to be one of the beats I cover. Social media, like TV and movies, is now a part of the culture today and has an indirect influence on many of the policies we…
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French Diplomat hits Israeli soldier

Video contradicts French diplomat claim she was roughed up by Israeli soldiers

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2013

French diplomat stars in latest Pallywood production

Video contradicts French diplomat claim she was roughed up by Israeli soldiers

French Diplomat hits Israeli soldier
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9/21/2013 at 10:08pm
The EU is all up on arms because a French diplomat supposedly was roughed up by Israeli soldiers. The background is that the Israeli Supreme Court — which often sides against the Israeli military — upheld the demolition of a Palestinian encampment built in the Jordan Valley in the West Bank without a permit. A…
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Twitter - Legal Insurrection - Sirota Navy Yard

An unanswered question in the Navy Yard mass murder

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game – Who were they hoping for?

An unanswered question in the Navy Yard mass murder

Twitter - Legal Insurrection - Sirota Navy Yard
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9/21/2013 at 6:30pm
Aleister, who writes for College Insurrection, has his own excellent blog, American Glob. In a post yesterday, Aleister noted how quickly the media dropped any interest in the politics of the Navy Yard shooter … as soon as it became clear that the was a mentally-ill liberal black man, not a conservative/Tea Party/right-wing…
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Kenyan Mall ABC

Terrorist attack at Nairobi mall

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2013

Terrorist attack at Nairobi mall

Kenyan Mall ABC
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9/21/2013 at 4:05pm
There has been an attack by gunmen at an upscale Nairobi mall, killing at least 30 and wounding countless more. Hostages have also been taken. An al Qaeda-linked Somalian-based group has claimed the credit—or the blame, depending on your outlook. A mall attack on this scale has long been expected, since it would…
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Israeli soldier dancing Palestinian wedding

Why that video of Israeli soldiers dancing at Palestinian club wasn’t so funny

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2013

Why that video of Israeli soldiers dancing at Palestinian club wasn’t so funny

Israeli soldier dancing Palestinian wedding
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9/21/2013 at 1:37pm
I don’t think I posted this video, when it went semi-viral in late August. A group of Israeli soldiers on patrol in Hebron, a town on the West Bank that had an ancient Jewish community until deadly anti–Jewish riots in 1929, danced with people at a wedding club, JPost.com: According to the report, the soldiers entered the club…
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Politifact Obamacare

Obamacare destroying the private insurance market (according to plan)

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2013

Obamacare destroying the private insurance market (according to plan)

Politifact Obamacare
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9/21/2013 at 11:37am
Um, Michelle Malkin’s health insurance will not be renewed due to Obamacare. Destruction of the private insurance market is what Obamacare is all about.  We’ve been saying that since the earliest days of the earliest drafts in the summer of 2009. It’s not about expanding coverage to people who need it. It’s about leaving…
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“Tin Soldiers and Obama Coming” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2013

“Tin Soldiers and Obama Coming” Week at College Insurrection

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9/21/2013 at 9:30am
Tin soldiers and Obama coming, we’re finally on our own, this summer I heard the rumbling, four tanks in Ohio: Ohio State’s Public Safety crew now have an armored fighting vehicle We could have used those up in Vermont: Middlebury College Staff Council denounces destruction of 9/11 memorial Native American tribe disgusted by destruction of Middlebury…
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Helium “Shortage” shows Big Government Solutions are full of Hot Air

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2013

Helium “Shortage” shows Big Government Solutions are full of Hot Air

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9/21/2013 at 8:15am
In the midst of a “government shutdown” diatribe and immigration reform fizzles,  a key bill quietly passed in the Senate by a huge margin that was actually quite important to many Americans: Producers of high-tech products from MRI scanners to semiconductors are breathing a sigh of relief after U.S. lawmakers acted on…
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Now this is creepy

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2013

Now this is creepy

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9/21/2013 at 7:00am
You thought the creepy Obamacare videos were creepy? From Brooks, the creepy bumper sticker below was accompanied by the ubiquitous One Big Ass Mistake America full-gate sign: Was getting gas in Euless, TX, and saw this truck at the pumps. The owner was rather pleased that I took this photo. Didn’t mind the wait. Sometimes…
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Goodlatte Immigration

Psst, did amnesty just die?

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2013

Psst, did amnesty just die?

Goodlatte Immigration
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9/20/2013 at 9:54pm
Looks like the chance of “comprehensive immigration reform” (a/k/a amnesty) passing the House just got a little less. From Greg Sargent at WaPo, In blow to immigration reform, House `gang of seven’ bill looks dead In a blow to the hopes of passing immigration reform anytime soon, the bipartisan House “gang of seven” plan is probably…
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