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The corporate social responsibility gamble

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2012

The corporate social responsibility gamble

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5/25/2012 at 1:56pm
The free market, where it is still free, has a way of keeping companies in line that stray too far from their consumers’ core values. That was the counter-argument (not original) I always made when, during business school at Cornell, some of our professors would tote corporate social responsibility and the “triple…
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A Brett Kimberlin situation “could happen to you”

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2012

A Brett Kimberlin situation “could happen to you”

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5/25/2012 at 11:36am
There is a lot out there today about Brett Kimberlin, who either himself or through supporters has been going after various conservative bloggers who have called attention to his past. You already know about Aaron Walker. A must read post, and I mean MUST READ, is by Patrick Frey a/k/a Patterico, and the hell he…
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Gloom and doom…and dissembling on the left as more Walker polls released

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2012

Gloom and doom…and dissembling on the left as more Walker polls released

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5/25/2012 at 10:00am
As Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker enjoys a more confident position with the release of new jobs and poll numbers, some on the left are backing away from the import of the outcome of his recall race. Two new polls released Thursday reveal that Governor Walker (R) leads Mayor Barrett (D) by margins…
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Elizabeth Warren listed as “woman of color” in Harvard student journal in 1993

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2012

Elizabeth Warren listed as “woman of color” in Harvard student journal in 1993

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5/25/2012 at 8:54am
While Elizabeth Warren is doing well in the polls, her story about not promoting herself as Native American for professional purposes continues to fall apart. Michael Patrick Leahy, writing at Breitbart.com today, links to an article in the Spring 1993 issue of the student-run Harvard Women’s Law Journal, when Warren was a visiting professor at Harvard Law.  (Side…
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Idiots

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2012

Idiots

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5/25/2012 at 6:45am
A reader was quick enough to photograph this bumper sticker. I don’t know if you have published this particular sticker. From Albuquerque, NM. Photo taken at a stoplight; I was lucky enough to have my camera w/ me (I usually don’t). It took me a minute to figure it out. What I haven’t figured out is…
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Amazon.com gives in to Color of Change drops ALEC

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2012

Amazon.com gives in to Color of Change drops ALEC

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5/24/2012 at 8:26pm
Don’t say I haven’t been warning you. While the secondary boycott of Rush Limbaugh has been only marginally effective, Color of Change has had more success getting major companies to drop their participation in the American Legislative Exchange Counsel (ALEC) by falsely tying ALEC’s support of “stand your ground” laws to the Trayvon Marin…
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Elizabeth Warren: I’m Native American “because my mother told me so”

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2012

Elizabeth Warren: I’m Native American “because my mother told me so”

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5/24/2012 at 5:53pm
She’s digging in, bolstered by headlines that much of the electorate doesn’t care, via MassLive: Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said Thursday that she knows she has Native American ancestry because her mother told her so. Warren’s comments came after nearly four minutes of tense back and forth between Warren and Fox 25…
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Splitting Hairs: What’s Hillary Up To?

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2012

Splitting Hairs: What’s Hillary Up To?

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5/24/2012 at 3:37pm
Hillary’s hair color–and length–have been changing over time. Is it splitting hairs to ask what this might mean? With the news that Biden’s not polling so well in several swing states, it’s tempting to take a look at any signals we can glean from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as to her…
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Hello-Hello Scott Brown, a/k/a The Elizabeth Warren Accountability Project

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2012

Hello-Hello Scott Brown, a/k/a The Elizabeth Warren Accountability Project

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5/24/2012 at 12:44pm
Will Elizabeth Warren escape accountability for telling what at best were tall tales and at worst lies about her Cherokee heritage? Will Warren get away with using her mystical heritage strategically to advance her career in a crafty way which provided her with (im)plausible deniability? Will the use and abuse of the Cherokee…
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A headline so obsequious even NY Times had to change it

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2012

A headline so obsequious even NY Times had to change it

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5/24/2012 at 9:54am
Remember that Indelible Image of a Boy’s Pat on Obama’s Head? You know, the one that was so indelible that no one remembered it, and the NY Times felt compelled to remind you how indelible it was with a headline “Indelible Image of Boy’s Pat on Obama’s Head.” Memeorandum capatured the headline, as did…
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Is conservative blogger in Georgia another victim of “lawfare”?

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2012

Is conservative blogger in Georgia another victim of “lawfare”?

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5/24/2012 at 8:30am
While the conservative blogosphere is focused on Brett Kimberlin, there is another instance of possible “lawfare” which deserves attention. Roughly three weeks ago a lawsuit alleging defamation against a conservative blogger was filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia. The claim was brought by Georgia Democratic Party Political Director, Rashad Richey,…
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Sample ballot found already filled out

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2012

Sample ballot found already filled out

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5/24/2012 at 7:00am
the right way. From frequent photographer Ulises: I was not aware that such subversive speech against the dear leader was allowed in deep blue Maryland…this was taken in a gift shop in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.
 

This Pow Wow Chow thing is paying off for me

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2012

This Pow Wow Chow thing is paying off for me

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5/23/2012 at 8:21pm
I’m sorry I have neglected promoting items from the Tip Line, it’s just that I’ve been preoccupied with coaxing the genealogy from the bottle.  And staring at the sky waiting to see if a shoe drops from the heavens. Here are some items which deserve attention: An imporant story which deserves its own…
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Goodbye to the second Fitzgerald that tried to clean up Illinois

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2012

Goodbye to the second Fitzgerald that tried to clean up Illinois

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5/23/2012 at 5:25pm
Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for northern Illinois, announced his resignation today after more than ten years of service to that state. His tenure was remarkable not only for what he accomplished–his prosecutions put away two governors (Blagojevich and Ryan), uncovered political corruption at all levels of Illinois government, went after organized…
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How do Zimmerman prosecutors prove case when key witnesses now have reasonable doubts?

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2012

How do Zimmerman prosecutors prove case when key witnesses now have reasonable doubts?

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5/23/2012 at 2:30pm
The Orlando Sentinel reports that several witnesses have changed their stories from the initial interviews, mostly (but not completely) to the detriment of George Zimmerman: Evidence released last week in the second-degree-murder case against George Zimmerman shows four key witnesses made major changes in what they say they saw and heard the…
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Too bad, Limbaugh ratings not plunging

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2012

Too bad, Limbaugh ratings not plunging

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5/23/2012 at 11:45am
I really urge you to take a look at the Twitter hastag #StopRush, it’s one of the more depressing places on the internet; one can’t help but feel sorry for people who spend their day tweeting obsessively the same things over and over again, day after day, when the rest of the…
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Palin’s support for Orrin Hatch is not new

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2012

Palin’s support for Orrin Hatch is not new

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5/23/2012 at 10:43am
The big news last night was that Sarah Palin endorsed Orrin Hatch (video via HotAir): Many people are acting surprised.  But Palin’s support is not new, as this video from August 2011 indicates, although calling it a formal “endorsement’ may be new: I set forth my position on April 23: I’m not jumping on…
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