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The perfect Palin-Breitbart Conspiracy World theory

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
Today in South Carolina politics: Rumors are swirling based on rumors of rumors that Nikki Haley is going to be indicted for something she did or didn’t do almost a decade ago in connection with her family’s fundraising to build a Sikh Temple.  She denies any involvement. Ed Kilgore at the liberal Washington…
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What would Teddy say if Obamacare goes down?

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
I’m not predicting that the mandate or the entirety of Obamacare will go down at the Supreme Court.  But based on the oral arguments, those who support the law are in a state of panic. Digging back into Memeorandum from March 23, 2010, when Obamacare was signed into law, is like opening a time…
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A tale of two videos of RI Guardsman killed saving girl in Afghanistan

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
Rhode Island Guardsman died saving Afghan girl: According to the Rhode Island National Guard and the U.S. Army, [Spc. Dennis] Weichel was in a convoy a week ago with his unit in Laghman Province, in northeast Afghanistan. Some children were in the road in front of the convoy, and Weichel and other…
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I’m WSRM, and I’m Proud

Posted by  ▪  March 30, 2012
Feeling a little unloved these days, are you? You have nothing to be ashamed of, you can’t help being who you are.  After all, no one would chose to be that way in this society. From reader Michael, his very own “message board”: This is the bumber sticker message board I run in NC. I…
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Yeah, we were serious

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2012
Circa October 22, 2009: Circa March 25, 2010: Circa March 26, 2010: Circa March 30, 2010:
 

Another low for academia: Anti-Israel “Homonationalism and Pinkwashing” Conference at CUNY

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2012
You need no better example of how twisted parts of academia have become than to look at an anti-Israeli conference being organized at The City University of New York devoted to the issue of “homonationalism and pinkwashing.” I have posted before about the “pinkwashing” charge leveled by anti-Israel gay activists. Israel, the only country in…
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The lifeboats are in the water at the Good Ship Obamacare Mandate

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2012
The challenge to the Obamacare mandate, long dismissed by the legal establishment and media as frivolous and almost unworthy of serious consideration, is on the cusp of victory at the Supreme Court. Credit a few lone legal voices, including at Volokh Conspiracy, with keeping the intellectual pressure on.  (added, see Crediting/Blaming the…
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#StopRush turns into #MediaMattersStopped

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2012
Earlier this month Media Matters launched its most ferocious boycott effort ever to force Rush Limbaugh off the air by intimidating advertisers. It always was a charade, as documented here many times.  Media Matters coordinated with “independent” groups to make it appear that there was a grassroots movement, but it was astroturf. The…
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Zero

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2012
It’s easy to find unanimous votes in favor of various bills and resolutions in the House of Representatives, but unanimously against? Let me know if this is truly historic, or just profoundly embarrassing for Obama: President Obama’s budget was defeated 414-0 in the House late Wednesday, in a vote Republicans arranged…
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National Brotherhoodie Week

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2012
 

Summering on The Vineyard, wintering at Zuccotti

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2012
So proud!  Can’t wait to tell all the summer friends on Martha’s Vineyard how Amber confronted the fuzz at Zuccotti Park, just like we did at Columbia in ’68. Thanks to reader Joe, who writes: Saw this bumper sticker this morning while cycling through Nyack NY, a community made up of many transplanted New Yorkers…
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Ten years after the Park Hotel Passover Seder bombing

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2012
Via The Times of Israel: Precisely 10 years ago Tuesday evening, a 25-year-old man walked up a short flight of stairs and crossed through the lobby of a modest hotel near the beach in Netanya, a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. It was the first night of Passover, and the hotel’s dining hall…
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Don’t blame the Obamacare mandate messenger, he had no message

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2012
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr., is under intense fire from the left for botching the mandate argument yesterday. Adam Serwer at Mother Jones is being quoted far and wide: Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. should be grateful to the Supreme Court for refusing to allow cameras in the courtroom, because his defense of Obamacare…
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Obamacare Oral Argument, Day 3 – Severability (Update: Medicaid expansion in trouble?)

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2012
This morning was argument on severability, meaning what will happen to the remainder of Obamacare if the mandate is held to be unconstitutional. Via Lyle Denniston of ScotusBlog, that dilemma may have some of the Justices rethinking their position on the mandate: The Supreme Court spent 91 minutes Wednesday operating on the assumption…
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Sourcing narrative “facts” in the Martin case

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2012
Perhaps readers can help me with this.  There are two points which have been universally accepted as true in the media, but I have not been able to find evidence in the police and other records released by the City of Sanford. 1.  Skittles and Ice Tea.  One key part of the…
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Sand Soldiers of America

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2012
In response to my most recent post regarding the two year anniversary of the death of Marine Cpl. Jonathan Daniel Porto, I was contacted by reader Kate in Texas who suggested I alert other readers to Sand Soldiers of America: I read last night about the post you have on Cpl. Porto. I wish that…
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Gas pump Post-It revolt reignites

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2012
From reader Tim, who writes: Was on pump in Wilmington NC earlier this week. Looks like No new oil from anwr, east coast, the gulf. No pipeline from Canada $4 gal Thanks Obama voters I can’t imagine that signs like that aren’t popping up all across America. Looks like Tim is  right, these are popping up all over…
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