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Left and right: Too far apart for tolerance?

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2013

Left and right: Too far apart for tolerance?

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8/14/2013 at 8:45am
Has politics become so divisive that a new intolerance keeps left and right from connecting emotionally? Research purports to show that left and right are that different, according to this post at NPR titled For Democrats And Republicans, It’s Happily (N)ever After: Political preferences seem to come packaged with a whole set of…
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Egypt: Military attacks Muslim Brotherhood protesters, Muslim Brotherhood attacks Christians

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2013

Egypt: Military attacks Muslim Brotherhood protesters, Muslim Brotherhood attacks Christians

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8/14/2013 at 7:50am
NOTE – This post will be updated throughout the day, with “breaking” news at the top, other updates below, and the live streams at the bottom: UPDATE 8/14/2013 at 10:10am ET: A month-long state of emergency has been declared. https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/status/367683057022562306 Overnight the Egyptian military attacked Muslim Brotherhood protesters encamped in Cairo. There are reports of…
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Going steady

Posted by  ▪  August 14, 2013

Going steady

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8/14/2013 at 7:00am
From Pete, spotted outside Tacoma, WA: Prof. Jacobson, Thought you would enjoy the photo and I read you on a daily basis. Thanks for all your work. I can’t tell what the sticker next to the “Steady Hand” says:
 

Palestinians welcome home released murderers

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2013

Palestinians welcome home released murderers

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8/13/2013 at 7:27pm
Mahmoud Abbas joined others in welcoming home heroic axe murderers of elderly people sitting on benches, knife and pruning shear murderers of hikers and bus passengers, and other assorted miscreants. It’s not easy to watch these celebrations, but it is necessary to do so in order to understand the culture of incitement…
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ZDNet interview with Silent Circle CEO offers different perspective on product shutdown

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ZDNet interview with Silent Circle CEO offers different perspective on product shutdown

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8/13/2013 at 5:06pm
Earlier this afternoon in a post that featured an interview with Lavabit’s owner on his abrupt decision to shutdown his encrypted email service, I also mentioned the shutdown of Silent Circle’s secure email service, Silent Mail. As good luck in timing would have it, ZDNet has an interview today with CEO Michael…
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Ted and Marco eligibility – I can’t put this off any longer

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Ted and Marco eligibility – I can’t put this off any longer

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8/13/2013 at 4:50pm
The analysis of the Natural Born Citizen clause in the Constitution as it applies to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. I promised to do this long ago, and did the research with the assistance of a former student, but couldn’t bring myself to actually write it up for multiple reasons: (1) it’s a…
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Lavabit owner’s cryptic interview on decision to shutter encrypted email service

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2013

Lavabit owner’s cryptic interview on decision to shutter encrypted email service

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8/13/2013 at 3:08pm
Late last week, we reported that Ladar Levison, the founder of encrypted email service provider Lavabit, abruptly shut down his service without notice, leaving only a cryptic message for users and visitors to the company’s website as to the reasons behind his decision. While Levison explained little in that notice, he did…
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(Dis)respect for our immigration laws tells us a lot

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2013

(Dis)respect for our immigration laws tells us a lot

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8/13/2013 at 1:43pm
It was widely reported earlier this week that there was a mass coaching of Mexicans as to which phrases to use at the border to gain them temporary asylum, including lodging: A sudden influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico requesting asylum is overwhelming immigration agents in San Diego, forcing agencies to rent…
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D.C. Circuit: Obama can’t ignore legislation just because he doesn’t like the policy

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2013

Yucca Mountain ruling has important implications for Obamacare implementation and other refusals of the Obama administration to comply with congressional mandates.

D.C. Circuit: Obama can’t ignore legislation just because he doesn’t like the policy

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8/13/2013 at 11:55am
In an opinion released today involving the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Executive Branch has no authority to disregard congressional mandates merely on policy grounds. This obviously has important implications for Obama’s decisions to disregard congressional mandates in areas such as…
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More evidence Hillary is running

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2013

More evidence Hillary is running

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8/13/2013 at 10:02am
She’s already playing the race card. To add on top of the war-on-women card. https://twitter.com/michellemalkin/status/367280328022302720 Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy That, and Anthony Weiner’s slip of the tongue (I know, not the imagery you want in the morning), Anthony Weiner: Huma Will Play Role In Hillary Clinton’s 2016…
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Palestinian Terrorism: The Most Successful Diplomatic Initiative in History

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 08/13/2013 – Terrorism is Diplomacy by Other Means

Palestinian Terrorism: The Most Successful Diplomatic Initiative in History

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8/13/2013 at 8:30am
Yesterday I wondered Does John Kerry worry about a Palestine that reveres such monsters as the murderer of Nissim Toledano? The impetus for my curiosity was Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks last week in front of a number Jewish American leaders as reported by the Times of Israel: An optimistic-sounding Kerry asked…
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Hard times require drastic measures

Posted by  ▪  August 13, 2013

Hard times require drastic measures

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8/13/2013 at 7:00am
From Stephen: From South-Central Pennsylvania, where this is understood as a fanciful jest, not a terroristic threat…
 

Video killed the rodeo clown

Posted by  ▪  August 12, 2013

Video killed the rodeo clown

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8/12/2013 at 8:00pm
A Rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair wore an Obama mask. The crowd did not want the clown to win. This video killed the rodeo clown’s career: Now the clown has been fired … permanently after an outcry from Democratic politicians. https://twitter.com/LynnEva0806805/statuses/366991513969885185 You know what needs to be done: https://twitter.com/DLoesch/status/367066740447920128 Jim Hoft has some background on how…
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New York’s stop-and-frisk and the illusion of law by statistics

Posted by  ▪  August 12, 2013

How many crime victims must be sacrificed at the alter of fuzzy math?

New York’s stop-and-frisk and the illusion of law by statistics

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8/12/2013 at 6:39pm
There’s been a new ruling curtailing New York’s controversial police practice of stop-and-frisk: In a blistering decision issued on Monday, the judge, Shira A. Scheindlin, found that on hundreds of thousands of occasions since 2004, the police have systematically stopped innocent people in the street without any objective reason to suspect them…
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Chilling 911 call audio opens second week of Fort Hood shooting trial

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Chilling 911 call audio opens second week of Fort Hood shooting trial

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8/12/2013 at 5:06pm
The fifth day in the trial of accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan opened Monday with the testimony of a nurse who called 911 on the day of the shooting. Shemeka Hairston cried as the prosecution played the 911 recording for the courtroom. https://twitter.com/KenKalthoffNBC5/status/366951607046377473 From the local Killeen Daily Herald: “Oh God, help me,” Hairston…
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The Liberty Amendments – Mark Levin’s Constitutional Sequester

Posted by  ▪  August 12, 2013

The Liberty Amendments – Mark Levin’s Constitutional Sequester

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8/12/2013 at 3:45pm
Mark Levin’s new book, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring The American Republic is out, and it proposes an ambitious set of Amendments to the Constitution: I undertook this project not because I believe the Constitution, as originally structured, is outdated and outmoded, thereby requiring modernization through amendments, but because of the opposite –…
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Things you probably missed this weekend

Posted by  ▪  August 12, 2013

Things you probably missed this weekend

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8/12/2013 at 12:51pm
Almost certainly. There couldn’t possibly be any other reason why they didn’t show her the $38,000 pocketbook: Seems like a case of Oprah upset at not being recognized as Oprah so … racist! Have you hugged your College Insurrection bloggers today? “Thank You Leslie and Aleister” Week at College Insurrection Woe is me my friend: Instapundit turns 12…
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