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Freddie Gray Case: Did Prosecutor’s Request Lead to Confrontation?

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

“This is a case where the witness and the prosecutor are one and the same.”

Freddie Gray Case: Did Prosecutor’s Request Lead to Confrontation?

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6/10/2015 at 11:30am
Once again information emerges that Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby is an integral actor in the circumstances surrounding Freddie Gray’s arrest and death, rather than an objective prosecutor simply addressing a criminal case. Roughly three weeks before Baltimore police officers arrested Gray for possession of an illegal knife Mosby herself was strongly advocating for…
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Rasmea Odeh’s victims – then and now

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

My meeting with the families of Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner – murdered in 1969 Jerusalem supermarket bombing

Rasmea Odeh’s victims – then and now

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6/10/2015 at 10:00am
On a windswept hillside terrace in the massive Har HaMenuchot Cemetery on the western edge of Jerusalem, 1969 terror victims Edward Joffe and Leon (“Arie”) Kanner are buried together, next to Edward’s parents Roslyn and Hyman Joffe. The cemetery itself reflects the history of the conflict. Har HaMenuchot was opened in 1951, after Jordanian troops…
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Jerusalem Passport decision broader than it seems?

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

So what can Congress do when it comes to foreign policy legislation?

Jerusalem Passport decision broader than it seems?

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6/10/2015 at 8:30am
I was a guest Tuesday morning on The Tony Katz Show on WICB Indianapolis. The topic was the Zivotofsky case discussed earlier this week, Supreme Court Overturns Congress on Jerusalem Passport Law. I made the point that while the majority decision purported to make the decision very narrow, it’s likely that…
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Hillary Broke Libya

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2015

ISIS has a seaport, and al Qaeda’s gone wild.

Hillary Broke Libya

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6/10/2015 at 7:00am
You might think that the fact that four Americans died in the 2012 attack on our embassy in Libya (on Hillary Clinton’s watch) was bad enough, but you’d be wrong. Stephen Collinson of CNN: Hillary Clinton’s real Libya problem Hillary Clinton has another Libya problem. She’s already grappling with the political headaches from deleted emails…
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No, Jeb Bush did not say unwed mothers should be publicly shamed

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

Apparently, reading is hard

No, Jeb Bush did not say unwed mothers should be publicly shamed

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6/9/2015 at 8:00pm
I must’ve missed the “everyone make stuff up” memo circulating through media channels this week. Thankfully, I’m just a blogger. Tuesday, the Huffington Post published a post with the headline, Jeb Bush In 1995: Unwed Mothers Should Be Publicly Shamed. There’s just one problem though — that’s not what Jeb Bush…
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McKinney Officer in Brawl Video Resigns

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

Officer Eric Casebolt’s attorney to elaborate tomorrow on reasons for resignation

McKinney Officer in Brawl Video Resigns

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6/9/2015 at 6:27pm
Not many details on this yet but it appears that McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt has resigned from the police department, as reported by ABC news and others sources. Casebolt’s resignation was confirmed Tuesday by attorney Jane Bishkin, who told WFAA that the decision was made after a meeting with the department’s…
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The NYT’s latest Rubio ‘scoop’ lamer than the first

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

First, Rubio was a traffic menace. Now, he owns a small fishing boat. The horror!

The NYT’s latest Rubio ‘scoop’ lamer than the first

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6/9/2015 at 4:40pm
Last week, the New York Times dropped the lamest “hit” piece in the history of hit pieces. Pretending a few traffic tickets from the 90s made Sen. Rubio and his wife unfit for public service, the NYT ended up the butt of the joke. On social media, #rubiocrimespree trending nationally for…
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Senate Hearing Hosts TSA Whistleblowers

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

Long story short? It’s not working.

Senate Hearing Hosts TSA Whistleblowers

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6/9/2015 at 2:45pm
Last week, an Inspector General report revealed that the TSA failed to flag over 70 airport workers with ties to terrorism. Auditors found that, although the TSA employs procedures to check employees for potential red flags, the agency was not using the complete terror watch list in its screenings. Another study…
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From White House Podium to…McDonald’s?

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

Hot takes on hot fries!

From White House Podium to…McDonald’s?

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6/9/2015 at 1:11pm
Somewhere in America, Jon Stewart’s brain is dribbling out of his ears. Today, fast food chain McDonald’s announced that former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs will be joining the company as its global chief communications officer. He’ll be managing the department that manages government and public affairs. More from the…
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Freddie Gray Case: Court Rejects Prosecutor’s Gag Order

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

Because of jurisdictional defects.

Freddie Gray Case: Court Rejects Prosecutor’s Gag Order

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6/9/2015 at 11:30am
Once again, Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby seems to be having difficulty grasping fundamentals of the practice of law. Indeed, she’s now reduced to making exactly the same errors she only recently accused opposing counsel of making. In this most current instance, Mosby’s motion for a gag order on the Freddie Gray case has been…
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Bernie Sanders Nearly Beats Hillary in WI Straw Poll

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

49 to 41.

Bernie Sanders Nearly Beats Hillary in WI Straw Poll

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6/9/2015 at 10:00am
Hillary Clinton’s made-to-order nomination for 2016 may not be as safe as she thought. Once again, many people in the far left base of the Democratic Party, i.e. primary voters, are rejecting Mrs. Clinton for a progressive upstart from the senate. Jonathan Topaz of Politico: Wisconsin straw poll surprise: A narrow Clinton win Hillary Clinton…
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State Department runs defense after Obama’s ISIS gaffe

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

Circling the drain

State Department runs defense after Obama’s ISIS gaffe

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6/9/2015 at 8:30am
Yesterday, President Obama stood in front of an international press pool and admitted that “we don’t yet have a complete strategy” to defeat ISIS. It was a great moment for American foreign relations. After that disastrous press conference, officials from the Administration slid into a slow meltdown, walking back Obama’s painfully telling…
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Insolent

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2015

After all socialism has done for you, this.

Insolent

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6/9/2015 at 7:00am
I spotted this in Ithaca in mid-May. What is happening to this town! Quick, find the racist Tea Party owner of this car. Oh, wait.
 

Video Analysis: McKinney Brawl Another Rush to Misjudgment?

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2015

Initial political-media narrative does not withstand scrutiny.

Video Analysis: McKinney Brawl Another Rush to Misjudgment?

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6/8/2015 at 9:15pm
If you hadn’t already heard the internet roar, there is outrage brewing at the use-of-force by police in McKinney, Texas. The biggest driver of outrage appears to be a ~13 minute cell phone video. Here’s that video in its entirety, but I call out specific relevant portions below if you don’t want to sit through…
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Mattress girl’s sex tape and the problem with complete subjectivity

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2015

Complete subjectivity is not a victimless crime

Mattress girl’s sex tape and the problem with complete subjectivity

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6/8/2015 at 7:20pm
You probably remember Emma Sulkowicz, who carried her mattress around Columbia University to protest her alleged rapists presence on campus. Sulkowicz’s “Carry the Weight” project was an act of “performance art” (her term, not ours) that resulted in college credit. Her alleged rapist, Paul Nungesser, was later cleared by Columbia and…
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Supreme Court Overturns Congress on Jerusalem Passport Law

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2015

Bottom Line: Supporters of Israel need a more supportive President.

Supreme Court Overturns Congress on Jerusalem Passport Law

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6/8/2015 at 5:45pm
The Supreme Court decided the much-anticipated Zivotofsky case, involving a congressional law which permitted American citizens born in Jerusalem to choose to list “Israel” as their place of birth, rather than just “Jerusalem,” as the State Department mandated.  (Full Opinion here.) Needless to say, the case had enormous political implications, even if…
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ICYMI: “We don’t yet have a complete strategy” to defeat ISIS

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2015

What has he been doing all this time?

ICYMI: “We don’t yet have a complete strategy” to defeat ISIS

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6/8/2015 at 4:10pm
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you already know that the Obama Administration is and has been under fire over what critics cite as a lack of commitment to defeating ISIS in the Middle East. Last September, Obama laid out a bare bones plan that he…
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