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Movie Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2013

Movie Week at College Insurrection

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5/4/2013 at 8:30am
The first College Insurrection listicle: College Insurrection’s Top 10 College Movies Hoax: Brown Spectator author rips apart inflated campus rape stats Wyoming liberal coed uses Facebook to set-up rape hoax Why are campus hate crime hoaxes so common? Remember that “everyone should go to college” thing? Never mind: Duh of the Day — New study suggests Millennials have…
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NRA’s new liberty culture war not like the old culture war

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2013

NRA’s new liberty culture war not like the old culture war

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5/4/2013 at 7:19am
The NRA seems to be broadening the issue of gun control into a broader culture war issue.  But it doesn’t seem to be the old religious/moral culture war, it’s more a liberty culture war. It makes sense from a strategic point of view because it ties into the somewhat libertarian trend among…
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Did Israel bomb Syria overnight? (Update – hit convoy of missiles headed to Hezbollah)

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

Did Israel bomb Syria overnight? (Update – hit convoy of missiles headed to Hezbollah)

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5/3/2013 at 7:54pm
That’s what some of the cable networks are reporting. It was just mentioned by Jennifer Griffin on Fox News: CNN reports: The United States believes Israel has conducted an airstrike into Syria, two U.S. officials tell CNN. U.S. and Western intelligence agencies are reviewing classified data showing Israel most likely conducted a strike in the…
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Oberlin update — two white male student suspects but motives unclear

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

Oberlin update — two white male student suspects but motives unclear

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5/3/2013 at 5:45pm
It has been over two months since a series of racist, sexist and homophobic slurs were found written on the campus of Oberlin College. When a student reported seeing someone in a Klan outfit — a sighting which likely was a woman walking wrapped in a blanket — the Oberlin administration cancelled cl…
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Republican Bundler Outraged Media Syndrome

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

Republican Bundler Outraged Media Syndrome

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5/3/2013 at 3:45pm
In a telling editorial last year, the Washington Post railed against Mr Romney’s Secret Bundlers: Who are these men and women to whom the campaign is so deeply indebted? Mr. Romney has yet to answer — indeed, he has yet to be directly asked — why his campaign will not live up…
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The silence of Assoc. of Asian American Studies members regarding anti-Israel academic boycott is deafening

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

The silence of Assoc. of Asian American Studies members regarding anti-Israel academic boycott is deafening

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5/3/2013 at 2:23pm
We have written several times about the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions by the Association of Asian American Studies, and how it is part of the greater Boycott Divest Sanction movement meant to delegitimize Israel: A stain on academia —  Association for Asian American Studies calls for boycott of Israeli universities and…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 05/03/2013 – The Benghazi Bungle

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 05/03/2013 – The Benghazi Bungle

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5/3/2013 at 12:00pm
1) The innocence of the Obama administration Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on September 14, 2012: Remarks by #SecClinton at the Transfer of Remains Ceremony to Honor Those Lost in Attacks in Benghazi, #Libya go.usa.gov/rHW4— Department of State (@StateDept) September 14, 2012 This has been a difficult week for the State Department and for…
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#MASEN boom #2 – PPP finds Markey leads by only 4 pts

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

#MASEN boom #2 – PPP finds Markey leads by only 4 pts

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5/3/2013 at 11:01am
Yesterday we posted how an Emerson College student polling group found Democratic Congressman Edward Markey leading in the June 25 Special Election over newcomer Republican Gabriel Gomez by a mere 6 points. To the extent that student group could be discounted, it’s going to be harder to explain-away the similar results by…
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Where were you when the internet went live?

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute was there, one of just 25 active servers

Where were you when the internet went live?

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5/3/2013 at 9:22am
I received a mass email from the person who founded and runs Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, celebrating the birth of the world wide web 20 years ago and the fact that Cornell’s LII was there when the lights went on, along with 24 other active servers: Earlier this week, the World Wide Web celebrated…
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Jobs report — the new definition of “good”

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

Jobs report — the new definition of “good”

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5/3/2013 at 8:43am
The jobs report released today is “good” news compared to what has been. 165,000 net new jobs were added. That’s good. Approximately 230,000 net new jobs would need to be added just to keep pace with population growth, so we’re still not actually growing the job market relative to population. The…
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Xistential denial

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2013

Xistential denial

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5/3/2013 at 7:00am
Because the bumper sticker was not enough. From BoPMonkey in the Tip Line: Snapped this pic the other day.
 

Did Boston Bombing kill immigration “reform”?

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Threw the bill off its fast track.

Did Boston Bombing kill immigration “reform”?

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5/2/2013 at 9:51pm
I’ve been meaning to post this link for several days, Deny It All You Want But Immigration Reform Is Dead (emphasis in original): Opponents of the current immigration reform effort needed time, that most valued commodity, to defeat immigration reform.  The Boston Terror Bombers gave it to them.  And the fact that the…
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Rebel Pundit squares off with Dick Durbin over May Day speech

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Rebel Pundit squares off with Dick Durbin over May Day speech

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5/2/2013 at 5:55pm
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke at Chicago’s annual May Day celebration in Chicago as a flag of Che Guevara waved before him, yet when questioned by Rebel Pundit about his presence at the rally teeming with anarchist, communist, and socialist groups with their red flags, retorted that it was because “I…
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Here we go — Markey (D) only up 6 over Gomez (R) in #Masen (Update – Markey launches first attack ad with Gomez / bin Laden split screen)

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

“Independents are breaking for Gomez at a nearly 2 to 1 rate”

Here we go — Markey (D) only up 6 over Gomez (R) in #Masen (Update – Markey launches first attack ad with Gomez / bin Laden split screen)

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5/2/2013 at 3:03pm
I refuse to be drawn back into a Massachusetts Senate race where Ed Markey surely has a wide double-digit lead, having served for 37 years in Congress and being a well-known liberal stalwart. Oh wait. Emerson College Poll: Markey Starts with 6 Point Advantage Over Gomez in U.S. Senate Race: A new survey of…
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Yippie! Daily Beast has a retraction policy for inaccurate and misleading posts (Update – Daily Beast drops Kurtz)

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Yippie! Daily Beast has a retraction policy for inaccurate and misleading posts (Update – Daily Beast drops Kurtz)

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5/2/2013 at 2:03pm
I totally missed the Howard Kurtz kerfuffle. John Nolte at Breitbart.com has the background.  The short version is that Kurtz made a factual error regarding whether Jason Collins had disclosed that he previously was engaged and then tried to minimize the error through after-the-fact editing …. and the internet erupted because this w…
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Commerce nomination cost Pritzker a pretty Penny

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Commerce nomination cost Pritzker a pretty Penny

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5/2/2013 at 12:31pm
Today President Obama nominated “friend” and fellow Chicagoan Penny Pritzker as Commerce Secretary, a post that has not been filled since June 2012. In doing so he has gifted one of his top fundraisers (and one of the heirs to the Hyatt chain) with a title, perhaps in exchange for her superior…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 05/02/2013 – BBC “Team” Sports: Deception in Gaza

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 05/02/2013 – BBC “Team” Sports: Deception in Gaza

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5/2/2013 at 11:00am
1) Might? May? In March, a report from the UN suggested very strongly that Omar Masharawi (or Mishrawi) was killed by a Hamas rocket. In response, Robert Mackey of the New York Times wrote “might have been caused by ‘a Palestinian rocket that fell short of Israel.'” Mackey’s counterpart at the Washington Post, Max…
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