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Why Israelis are supporting Netanyahu this time

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2014

The failed history of negotiations with Palestinians has changed the equation.

Why Israelis are supporting Netanyahu this time

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1/27/2014 at 7:01am
The Israeli public historically doesn’t like when Israeli Prime Ministers feud with American Presidents, and take it out on the Israeli Prime Minister. It previously happened with Netanyahu and President Clinton in 1999 and earlier with Yitzchak Shamir and President George H. W. Bush. In the months before an Israeli election both Prime Ministers…
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Pop Tart Gun Oklahoma Legislation

Oklahoma teachers union seeks to keep zero tolerance rules banning imaginary guns

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2014

“Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act” would stop punishment of children’s imagination and childhood play.

Oklahoma teachers union seeks to keep zero tolerance rules banning imaginary guns

Pop Tart Gun Oklahoma Legislation
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1/27/2014 at 7:00am
A legislator in Oklahoma has proposed legislation to ease the “zero tolerance” school policies that have created absurdities in which young children with toy or imaginary guns are punished. We’re seen so many of these instances: 10-year old Johnny Jones suspended for shooting imaginary arrow The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners 12-year old RI student suspended…
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Ezra Klein aims to fix the news

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2014

Just like the JournoList.

Ezra Klein aims to fix the news

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1/26/2014 at 9:39pm
I realize most of you will not care about this, but the next big thing is Ezra Klein joining Vox Media (home of some high traffic sites) to start a new website somehow related to what we think of as news. You can read the announcement.  It’s very, what’s the word, oh…
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Bird Omen: Seagull and Crow attack white peace Doves released at Vatican

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2014

Children make gesture of peace as Pope watches

Bird Omen: Seagull and Crow attack white peace Doves released at Vatican

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1/26/2014 at 6:57pm
I hope this isn’t supposed to serve as some sort of a bad sign. It started out with some thoughtful words on Sunday as the Pope appealed for “constructive dialogue” and peace in Ukraine, in the wake of ongoing protests and escalating tensions there. From Reuters: Pope Francis called on Sunday for an end…
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The most dangerous years of the Obama presidency are upon us

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2014

A united front is needed, but we are likely to get a Republican war on the Tea Party instead.

The most dangerous years of the Obama presidency are upon us

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1/26/2014 at 5:20pm
With Obama’s State of the Union address coming up, it’s easy to breath a sigh of relief that another year is behind us, and he only has three more to go. These are the three most dangerous years. His time is running out, and he knows it. Obama’s rough 2013 prompts a…
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Imagine Bill Clinton back in the White House with time on his hands

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2014

To catch a predator takes a village.

Imagine Bill Clinton back in the White House with time on his hands

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1/26/2014 at 2:33pm
I really enjoyed watching Meet The Press this morning. It’s not that often that I watch live, usually restricting myself to watching clips. I’m glad I watched. Rand Paul did a great job at many levels, particularly when Gregory brought up the Big Bubba in the room that no one wants to…
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Pinkwashing, Redwashing, Greenwashing — the multi-colored world of anti-Israel hate

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2014

Native American confronts Wesleyan Prof. over denial of Jewish indigenous status in Israel

Pinkwashing, Redwashing, Greenwashing — the multi-colored world of anti-Israel hate

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1/26/2014 at 11:32am
We’ve written frequently about the ludicrous “pinkwashing” movement, whereby anti-Israel “queer” (their word) activists in academia demonize Israel not for mistreating gays, but for talking about how Israel doesn’t mistreat gays. The worst crime of all to the Pinkwashing movement is that Israel has the temerity to let people know that unlike…
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LI #27 Tea Party Rally

If this is crazy, I don’t want to be sane!

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2014

Crazy like a red-blooded, American fox.

If this is crazy, I don’t want to be sane!

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1/26/2014 at 9:00am
We are approaching the 5th anniversary of the start of the Tea Party movement. So, for fun, I wanted to explore the devolution of insults about citizen activists like myself over the years. First, we were peppered with a wide barrage: “Astro-turf”, “members of a mob“, “clansmen“, “un-American”, “political terrorists“, “Nazis“, and “evil-mongers“. I…
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Bumper Stickers - Massachusetts - Coexist Unedited

Before and After

Posted by  ▪  January 26, 2014

Pick the most naïve bumper sticker

Before and After

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1/26/2014 at 7:30am
The featured image above is before reader Kenneth edited it to add his own view, below. Professor Jacobson- Thought you would appreciate this Jetta I witnessed at the grocery store in MA today. Edited, and unedited, attached.
 
Andrea Mitchell Breaking News Bieber

News

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

News

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1/25/2014 at 9:38pm
This apparently happened: So did this (via Twitchy): You have to wonder where/why this insane wheelchair trutherism began among Wendy Davis supporters? pic.twitter.com/Zi2o6o24eN— Will Franklin (@WILLisms) January 25, 2014 So did this: Aleister reminds us of what attacking a female politician really looks like: Tell Us Again How Criticism of Wendy Davis is Sexist http://t.co/e3uZDnTiCW pic.twitter.com/UjLbeBNam2—…
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Sexism defense of Wendy Davis is attempt to give her an easier double standard

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

All is fair in politics, and no one gets a pass.

Sexism defense of Wendy Davis is attempt to give her an easier double standard

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1/25/2014 at 6:30pm
There is a growing attempt to paint Wendy Davis as the victim of a double standard, in which a woman is treated more harshly than conservative men as to family failings and career ambition. Kirsten Powers articulated that view in her post at The Daily Beast, The Right Subjects Wendy Davis to…
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Ukraine president offers prime minister post to opposition leader

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

Ukraine president offers prime minister post to opposition leader

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1/25/2014 at 2:15pm
Just a brief update for LI readers who have been following the situation in Ukraine. From the Associated Press: Ukraine’s embattled president is offering the country’s premiership to one of the leaders of the opposition that has conducted two months of intensifying protests. A statement on President Viktor Yanukovych’s website Saturday evening said he…
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LI #28

Review: Teri O’Brien’s The ABC’s of Barack Obama

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

Review: Teri O’Brien’s The ABC’s of Barack Obama

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1/25/2014 at 11:45am
I was recently privileged to chat with American Conservative Warrior Princess, Teri O’Brien, on Canto Talk.  She is a dynamic and engaging BlogTalkRadio.com host herself, with a long history of conservative activism.  Her website is here. Teri has written a terrific synopsis of President Obama’s personal, political and policy history: The ABC’s of…
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(Defense attorney Mark O'Mara during Zimmerman trial)

Florida Bar clears Mark O’Mara of suborning Shellie Zimmerman perjury

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

There never really was any doubt.

Florida Bar clears Mark O’Mara of suborning Shellie Zimmerman perjury

(Defense attorney Mark O'Mara during Zimmerman trial)
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1/25/2014 at 10:00am
In the aftermath of Shellie Zimmerman’s perjury charges, the Florida Bar opened an investigation into whether George Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara may have solicited her false testimony. Shellie Zimmerman ultimately accepted a plea offer on the charges, receiving one year probation and no jail time, as reported here at Legal Insurrection: Shellie…
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Gilligan's Island The Professor

“RIP, The Professor” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

“RIP, The Professor” Week at College Insurrection

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1/25/2014 at 8:30am
RIP, The Professor: TV’s Most Famous Professor Dies at Age 89 Because real life professors could not live up to The Professor: The Loss of Trust in Higher Education Nasty guy: Rural Schools Targeted by Obama Administration during Sequestration Don’t rub it in: Job Prospects for College Grads in Two Charts Student Debt: The Bane of Today’s Doctoral Students Can’t…
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Vicious Smirkle, Part 3

Posted by  ▪  January 25, 2014

Vicious Smirkle, Part 3

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1/25/2014 at 7:00am
We have faced the problem of the Big Google Algorithm in the Sky before. Vicious smirkle (Alan Grayson) Vicious Smirkle, Part 2 (Democratic Senate campaign) Michele (Walk) Hansen noted at the time: Well, sure, some people got sick, sadistic enjoyment costing Alan Grayson money, but there was a problem: The more you click his smirky face,…
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AP wants George Zimmerman to suffer for his art

Posted by  ▪  January 24, 2014

Claims painting of Angela Corey just a copy of AP photo

AP wants George Zimmerman to suffer for his art

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1/24/2014 at 7:25pm
Last month, Zimmerman earned a winning bid of just over $100,000 on eBay for one of his paintings. The Associated Press, however, says that Zimmerman’s latest painting is a direct copy of one of the news agency’s photos and is demanding that any sale of the artwork be halted. From the Associated Press: The Associated Press has demanded that…
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