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A Tea Party Catholic View on Pope Francis Economics

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2013

A Tea Party Catholic View on Pope Francis Economics

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12/19/2013 at 7:00am
The last time I wrote about the Catholic Church, the church had selected its new pope. And, as anticipated, the first pope from Latin America is shaking things up at the Vatican and around the world. However, I was a bit surprised that Pope Francis would so soon be engaged in an economics…
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It’s not the Occupation, Stupid

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 12/18/2013 – Why Israel’s Democracy is not Endangered by the Lack of Peace

It’s not the Occupation, Stupid

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12/18/2013 at 8:40pm
Eugene Kontorovich wrote an important essay for Commentary, Israel, Palestine, and Democracy. Here are three critical paragraphs from the middle of the essay: The Palestinians have developed an independent, self-regulating government that controls their lives as well as their foreign policy. Indeed, they have accumulated all the trappings of independence and have…
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If You Like Your Senator Shaheen Video

Which is scarier video: “Like Your Senator” or “Sacrilize Sperm”?

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Which is scarier video: “Like Your Senator” or “Sacrilize Sperm”?

If You Like Your Senator Shaheen Video
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12/18/2013 at 6:00pm
2014 may come down to which side makes the scarier videos. Chris Cillizza at The Washington Post says This is the ad every Democrat should be scared of in 2014. Aleister says This Is The Ad Every Republican Should Run In 2014. I say the response will be: War On Women! It worked before. Someone actually…
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Brandeis University Sign

Brandeis Univ. drops American Studies Association membership over Israel boycott

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Second shoe to drop, how many will follow?

Brandeis Univ. drops American Studies Association membership over Israel boycott

Brandeis University Sign
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12/18/2013 at 4:14pm
Brandeis University becomes the second confirmed university to drop its Institutional Membership in the American Studies Association over the anti-Israel academic boycott. Earlier we reported that Penn State Harrisburg would be dropping its membership. The real key will be whether universities also will refuse to allow university funds to be used to…
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White House to release task force report on NSA surveillance (UPDATED: report added)

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

White House to release task force report on NSA surveillance (UPDATED: report added)

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12/18/2013 at 2:29pm
The White House is expected to release a task force report of recommended changes to National Security Agency surveillance policies this afternoon, earlier than initially planned. From CNN: An independent assessment of National Security Agency surveillance ordered by President Barack Obama following classified leaks by Edward Snowden will be released Wednesday, White House…
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Woman falls off pier while browsing Facebook on cell phone

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Woman falls off pier while browsing Facebook on cell phone

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12/18/2013 at 12:03pm
A tourist in Australia was rescued after falling off a pier and into the Port Phillip Bay while she was browsing Facebook on her cell phone. From BBC: A Taiwanese tourist had to be rescued after accidentally walking off a pier in the Australian city of Melbourne while checking her Facebook page. The woman tumbled…
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My email to President of UT-Austin regarding academic boycott of Israel

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

My email to President of UT-Austin regarding academic boycott of Israel

UT-Austin at night via Facebook
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12/18/2013 at 10:02am
I just sent my first e-mail to a University President regarding the academic boycott of Israel by the American Studies Association, and the similar boycott just announced by the small and relatively new Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. I could not find a direct e-mail for the President of UT-Austin, so…
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Obama portrayed as victim

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Obama portrayed as victim

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12/18/2013 at 8:53am
Take a look at the wording of this WaPo headline: “Obama Suffers Most From Year of Turmoil, Poll Finds.” Accompanying it is this photo: The article goes on to describe the precipitous decline in Obama’s standing in approval polls: His position is all the more striking when compared with his standing a year ago, as…
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For World Peace Israel Must Be Destroyed

Reader crowdsourcing project to fight American Studies Assoc anti-Israel boycott

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2013

Reader-created contact list and call to action.

Reader crowdsourcing project to fight American Studies Assoc anti-Israel boycott

For World Peace Israel Must Be Destroyed
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12/18/2013 at 8:11am
I have received a surprisingly large number of emails of support from people outraged at the anti-Israel academic boycott passed by the American Studies Association.  Almost all of those emails come from new readers. The question many of them ask is what they can do to help me not only in the…
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Penn State Harrisburg to drop American Studies Assoc membership after Israel boycott

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2013

First Israel boycott shoe drops, how many more will follow?

Penn State Harrisburg to drop American Studies Assoc membership after Israel boycott

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12/17/2013 at 10:50pm
Earlier today we published the list of universities which maintain Institutional Memberships in the American Studies Association. Those memberships lend prestige and legitimacy to the ASA, and likely generate substantial revenue for ASA by funding faculty participation at ASA meetings, its primary source of revenue. In light of the anti-Israel boycott approve by…
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Prankster crashes people’s cell phone conversations at airport

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2013

Prankster crashes people’s cell phone conversations at airport

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12/17/2013 at 9:04pm
We’ve all likely encountered people who talk on their cell phones in public, or (gasp) done it ourselves at some point.  Admittedly, sometimes it’s almost unavoidable at a place like an airport where you might be trying to coordinate the other details of your travel.  But other times, it’s probably avoidable. One…
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How can these U.S. universities justify membership in American Studies Association after Israel boycott?

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2013

The anti-Israel academic boycott passed by ASA makes each of these universities complicit.

How can these U.S. universities justify membership in American Studies Association after Israel boycott?

Cornell Techion Campus Drawing
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12/17/2013 at 5:00pm
As detailed in numerous posts over the past weeks, the American Studies Association has passed an academic boycott of Israeli universities. Although the resolution does not make this distinction, ASA asserts in its explanation that the boycott applies only to the institutions and “not individual scholars, students, or cultural workers who will…
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Matheson Voted With Obama screen cap

The Houdini of Congress is retiring – Jim Matheson (UT-04)

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2013

The Houdini of Congress is retiring – Jim Matheson (UT-04)

Matheson Voted With Obama screen cap
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12/17/2013 at 2:40pm
Jim Matheson has been the Harry Houdini of modern politics, a Democrat surviving in a heavily Republican Utah district which became even more Republican after the 2010 redistricting. But he still beat Mia Love in 2012. By a few hundred votes. In Utah. With Romney at the top of the ticket. Mathes…
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Paul Ryan Patty Murray announce budget deal 12-10-2013

You can have your Ryan-Murray Budget even if you don’t like it

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2013

You can have your Ryan-Murray Budget even if you don’t like it

Paul Ryan Patty Murray announce budget deal 12-10-2013
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12/17/2013 at 11:46am
Whether you should like it is a different question, but it will be law soon. Via USA Today, Senate vote clears budget deal for passage this week: The Senate on Tuesday cleared a key procedural hurdle for final passage of a two-year, bipartisan budget deal before the end of the week. By a vote…
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Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS

Boycott, Divest and Sanction the American Studies Association

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2013

ASA has awakened a sleeping giant.

Boycott, Divest and Sanction the American Studies Association

Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS
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12/17/2013 at 10:20am
I really hate boycotts. I have been highly critical of various forms of boycott, not just limited to the anti-Israel and mostly anti-Semitic Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS)movement. At some point though, unilateral disarmament doesn’t work anymore. Even those who love peace sometimes need to fight back. This is not a partisan issue –…
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ASA Netanyahu Bomb

ASA issues member talking points to counter university pushback over Israel boycott

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2013

American Studies Association coaches members how to defend ASA academic boycott against criticism by Deans, Administrators and Faculty.

ASA issues member talking points to counter university pushback over Israel boycott

ASA Netanyahu Bomb
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12/16/2013 at 10:24pm
The decision of the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic institutions is a discriminatory, malicious action which ranks with the odious Zionism is Racism resolution passed by the U.N. General Assembly in 1975 and later rescinded. Former Harvard President Lawrence Summers correctly calls it anti-Semitic in effect, if not intent, and…
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Upworthy AFL CIO Monkey Video

I don’t think the AFL-CIO proved what it intended to prove

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2013

I don’t think the AFL-CIO proved what it intended to prove

Upworthy AFL CIO Monkey Video
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12/16/2013 at 8:36pm
Upworthy is the wildly popular low-information-by-design website which has fine-tuned the ability to turn 2-3 sentence (at most) liberal memes viral.  Often, the meme consists entirely of the title, with some seemingly obvious liberal talking point that is only superficially obvious, but actually cannot withstand scrutiny. Which is why no scrutiny…
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