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Clashes erupt in Egypt between police and Muslim Brotherhood supporters

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Clashes erupt in Egypt between police and Muslim Brotherhood supporters

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1/3/2014 at 5:35pm
Protests in Egypt turned violent on Friday as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and of ousted President Mohamed Morsi clashed with police forces. From Reuters: Eleven people [Editor’s note: this number is being updated, check the link for latest] were shot dead as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with police across Egypt…
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Israel Bus Pressure Cooker Bomb Nails

Palestinian bus bomber used Boston Marathon-style pressure cooker device

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Palestinian bus bomber used Boston Marathon-style pressure cooker device

Israel Bus Pressure Cooker Bomb Nails
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1/3/2014 at 2:11pm
Via The Times of Israel, Thwarted Israeli bus blast similar to Boston bombings: The bomb that tore through a Dan No. 240 bus in the central Israeli city of Bat Yam on December 22 was assembled in a pressure cooker and activated by cellphone, much like the devices that killed three people…
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Headline Ford to City Drop Dead

Why do I get the feeling NYC is in for deja vu all over again?

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Why do I get the feeling NYC is in for deja vu all over again?

Headline Ford to City Drop Dead
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1/3/2014 at 11:30am
New York City voters, what on Earth have you done? De Blasio Vows to Shape a Liberal New York: Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in Wednesday, promising to usher in a sweeping agenda that would remake the nation’s largest city as a foundry for liberal ideas. Among the Democrat’s early priorities are higher…
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Iran’s Very Good Year

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Mideast Media Sampler – 01/03/2014 – The Diplomacy that Enables Tehran

Iran’s Very Good Year

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1/3/2014 at 9:30am
When I was almost fifty four, it was a very good year It was a very good year for kindly faced clerics Whose Justice Minister was an executioner And Defense Minister waged an anti-American war When I was almost fifty four. Nearly two years ago Jeffrey Goldberg interviewed President Obama about how he would deal with…
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North Korea Kim Uncle arrested Jang Song Thaek

North Korean execution by dog?

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Reports sound too gruesome to be true, but in North Korea, anything is possible.

North Korean execution by dog?

North Korea Kim Uncle arrested Jang Song Thaek
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1/3/2014 at 8:04am
When I saw this circulating on Twitter, I thought it had to be a hoax. And it still might be. But it’s being fairly widely reported, with a Singaporean newspaper the primary English language source. Via The Strait Times, Jang’s execution bodes ill for China: THE execution of Jang Song Thaek, the No. 2…
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Pride Parade

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2014

Pride Parade

Bumper Stickers - San Antonio - Nuts
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1/3/2014 at 7:30am
From a reader in Texas Hi Prof- thought you might like these. On a military base in San Antonio
 
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In re Snowden: Marcus v. Greenwald

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

In re Snowden: Marcus v. Greenwald

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1/2/2014 at 8:59pm
This segment between Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post (my law school classmate) and Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden is pretty good. It’s being described as Greenwald being rude to Marcus, but I don’t see it that way. I think they both did a good job.
 
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The NY Times wants clemency for Snowden

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

The NY Times wants clemency for Snowden

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1/2/2014 at 6:36pm
The New York Times says Edward Snowden should be allowed back into the country and given clemency, but the title of the editorial, “Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower” sets the tone for inaccuracy because the term is not legally applicable to Snowden whether you support what he did or not. It is no surprise…
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Gift from Obama family mistakenly delivered to Illinois woman

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

Gift from Obama family mistakenly delivered to Illinois woman

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1/2/2014 at 4:21pm
A special gift from the Obama family intended for the godmother of the president’s daughters was mistakenly delivered to an unsuspecting recipient in Illinois, after a post-office mix-up. From ABC News: A woman in the Chicago suburbs got quite a surprise when opening up a delayed Christmas package from her brother:  A present…
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Netanyahu: Doubting Palestinian intentions

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

Doubting?

Netanyahu: Doubting Palestinian intentions

Netanyahu Kerry Press Statement 1-2-2014
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1/2/2014 at 12:39pm
Via Times of Israel, Israelis doubt Palestinians’ intentions, PM tells Kerry: Speaking with Benjamin Netanyahu at a joint press conference before the first of several planned meetings between the two, Kerry said leaders on both sides of the tables already knew what would be included in a US-drafted framework agreement, but added…
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Another car bomb in Hezbollah stronghold

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

The Syrian civil war comes to Lebanon

Another car bomb in Hezbollah stronghold

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1/2/2014 at 10:38am
Lebanon quickly is turning into a war of car bombs. We reported in July and August on a car bombs that killed dozens of civilians in the Hezbollah stronghold in the Dahiyeh suburbs. The attacks appeared to be retaliation for Then last week a car bomb killed a high level Lebanese politician who…
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Hard Choices for Israel; Soft Treatment for the PA

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

Mideast Media Sampler 01/02/2014 – The Perils of Peacemaking

Hard Choices for Israel; Soft Treatment for the PA

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1/2/2014 at 9:17am
John Kerry is returning to the Middle East to present his peace plan. Two recent articles show the way the peace process is misrepresented in the media. The AP reports Israel, Palestinians Face Hard Choices. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would likely have to recognize Israel’s pre-1967 war frontier as the starting point for…
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When he’s lost Little Haiti

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2014

When he’s lost Little Haiti

Little Haiti Obama Poster Empty Promises - Hole in Wall
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1/2/2014 at 7:30am
From a reader in Miami: Seen in Little Haiti in Miami. Says empty promises. On a significant intersection, looks like something hit it, used to be a full mural.
 
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10 quotes to kick off your New Year

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2014

10 quotes to kick off your New Year

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1/1/2014 at 6:36pm
I’ve never been much of one for making New Year’s resolutions.  But the turn of the calendar does usually prompt me to reflect on the past year, and on what the year ahead may have to offer. The new year for many is in some sense a time to regroup -…
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Catholic U 100th university rejecting Israel boycott, in blistering statement

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2014

“I hope the ASA’s call for a boycott produces just the opposite of its intended result – a proliferation of U.S. linkages with Israeli universities”

Catholic U 100th university rejecting Israel boycott, in blistering statement

Catholic University
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1/1/2014 at 4:14pm
Catholic University President John Garvey issued a statement (h/t Avi Mayer) on December 31, 2013, rejecting the boycott of Israel passed by the American Studies Association. That makes Catholic U. the 100th university to issue a rejection. And oh, what a rejection it was (emphasis added): STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT JOHN GARVEY ON THE AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION…
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Obama deserved Person of the Year 2013, for all the wrong reasons

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2014

In 2013, Obama may have accomplished his irreversible transformation, at home and abroad.

Obama deserved Person of the Year 2013, for all the wrong reasons

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1/1/2014 at 1:50pm
It was easy to laugh off President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize before he had completed his first year in office. The Nobel Committee commended him for diplomacy that was, “… founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and…
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Mitt Romney family Christmas photo 2013

Racial politics is the only laughline MSNBC has left

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2014

MSNBC mocking of Romney family a clarifying moment.

Racial politics is the only laughline MSNBC has left

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1/1/2014 at 11:00am
Melissa Harris-Perry is apologizing profusely for the panel discussion over which she presided, dedicated to mocking the image above. https://twitter.com/MHarrisPerry/status/418008066651455488 https://twitter.com/MHarrisPerry/status/418010599662960640 I have no idea what is in Harris-Perry’s heart, but she has a long history of making racial issues out of non-racial events: No, Melissa Harris-Perry, “Obamacare” was not conceived by rich white men Ideologies…
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