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Widener makes Top 12 List with Harvard, Yale, other elites

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2012
That’s the Good News. The Bad News – It’s a list of The 12 Worst Colleges For Free Speech In 2012 from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Widener joins such elite institutions of higher learning as Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Brandeis and Tufts. Here’s the FIRE write-up of why Widener is on the list.  The story will…
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O Jerusalem

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2012
Psalm 137 Global March on Jerusalem:  “In December, Hamas’s Ismail Haniyeh announced the march, calling for the establishment of “the ‘Army of Jerusalem’… in order to take action to liberate Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa.”” Hamas demolishes homes, beats residents in Rafah.  Oh, that Hamas. State Department still won’t say that Jerusalem is part of Israel. …
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Really bad day for right-wing eliminationist narratives

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2012
This has been a really bad day for eliminationist narratives of a rising right-wing terror. First, it turns out that George Zimmerman, rather than being a product of Republican / Tea Party / right-wing talk radio, was a registered Democrat. Now, a federal judge has dismissed all the most serious charges against a Michigan…
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Inconvenient narratives in the Martin case

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2012
Via The Crawdad Hole, a very interesting chart of FBI crime statistics for 2009. What it shows is that whites kill whites, and blacks kill blacks.  And interestingly, “other” kills “other.” It’s not the narrative heard much in the media, because it does not play into stereotypes as to violence. They don’t have statistics…
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Obamacare Oral Argument, Day 2 – The Mandate

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2012
Tom Goldstein at ScotusBlog has an interim report: Based on the questions posed to Paul Clement, the lead attorney for the state challengers to the individual mandate, it appears that the mandate is in trouble.  It is not clear whether it will be struck down, but the questions that the conservative Justices…
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The worst blow yet to Dick Lugar’s narrative

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2012
It has been a bad week for Dick Lugar: But it just got worse. A critical part of Lugar’s campaign narrative is the scare tactic that if Richard Mourdock is the nominee, the seat may be lost to Democrats.  I’ve addressed that argument before, pointing out that Democrat Joe Donnelly is a weak candidate. Now Stuart…
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Kohler joins Limbaugh boycott

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2012
Kohler, based in Wisconsin, has joined the Rush Limbaugh boycott, according to tweets it sent out yesterday from its Twitter account, @Kohler: It is not clear that Kohler actually ever advertised on the Limbaugh show, almost certainly not nationally.  This may be another of the pre-emptive moves to take the pressure off. I…
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Captain Carroll “Lex” Lefon, USN (ret)

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2012
Captain Carroll “Lex” Lefon, USN (ret), of Neptunus Lex blog, passed away on March 6: Carroll “Lex” LeFon, ATAC F-21 pilot, retired Naval Aviator, TOPGUN Graduate and prominent military blogger known as Neptunus Lex, was killed in a plane crash on the morning of March 6th, 2012 when his F-21 Kfir crashed…
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Best is the Worst

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2012
This has some great ones, including a take off on the Coexist sticker, and a “You are not entitled to what I have earned” sticker.  But the best is the WORST. From reader Tim: I snapped a shot of these in the lot at Best Buy, in Minnesota, no less.
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UNC – Chapel Hill forbids mention of Limbaugh’s name during sports broadcasts

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2012
UNC – Chapel Hill now forbids mentioning of names: UNC-Chapel Hill has asked WRDU 106.1, a Triangle station also known as “Rush Radio,” to stop referencing the school or the Tar Heel Sports Network during the broadcast of Rush Limbaugh’s daily talk show on the station. The new practice, announced in a statement…
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Trayvon Martin case heading towards the political abyss

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2012
I predicted Saturday night that the Trayvon Martin case was being set up for an explosive outcome in which expectations of a conviction faced the reality of the rights of an accused and evidence which cast “reasonable doubt” on what happened. Two developments today make the facts supporting a conviction even murkier, and cast…
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Big win for Jerusalem at Supreme Court

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2012
The refusal of the State Department to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, and to issue passports listing Jerusalem as a birthplace in Israel, made its way to the Supreme Court. The Court ruled that courts can decide the issue under U.S. statutes.  While it appears to be an empowerment of the courts,…
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Obamacare Oral Argument – Day 1

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2012
This morning was the first day of oral argument in the Supreme Court on challenges to Obamacare.  The audio should be available in a little while. Today was the issue of the Anti-Injunction Act, which arguably would prohibit court involvement if the mandate were viewed as a tax (something the Obama administration…
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Fix the tax code or we’ll shoot another rabbit

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2012
Herman Cain’s Sick of Stimulus website has released a new web ad. It’s right up there with the “greats” of web ads.  (h/t Robert Costa, who says he is speechless.) Update:  This reaction from one of the people behind the Rush boycott actually is quite unintentionally funny: And, Cain protests temporary removal of controversial rabbit…
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