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The FCC “Lost” your Comment on Net Neutrality

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

“Lost.” Along with Lois Lerner’s e-mails, one would guess.

The FCC “Lost” your Comment on Net Neutrality

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12/20/2014 at 12:30pm
The tech policy community has momentarily banded together to nail the Federal Communications Commission to the wall over what seems to be a big data meltdown regarding hundreds of thousands of public comments the agency received regarding its Net Neutrality deliberations. Gizmodo has a nice rundown of what we know so far: New…
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Krauthammer: Liberalization Won’t Work in Cuba

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

It didn’t work in Vietnam or China either.

Krauthammer: Liberalization Won’t Work in Cuba

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12/20/2014 at 10:30am
Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer commented on the economic aspects of Obama’s new policy on Cuba. Dr. K is skeptical and frankly, who could blame him? From National Review: Krauthammer: Liberalization Hasn’t Worked in Vietnam or China, Won’t Work in Cuba “In the early days of the Cold War,…
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Permissible Hatred Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

Permissible Hatred Week at College Insurrection

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12/20/2014 at 8:30am
We’re always told that colleges have to be safe places for students. Controversial topics are prefaced with “trigger warnings” and “microaggressions” are frowned on. Unless you’re a Republican student, that is. U. Michigan Prof Writes Column “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans” Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Then there are the real crimes. Marquette University…
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Rand Paul’s Cuba Moment

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2014

The revolution will take place online, apparently.

Rand Paul’s Cuba Moment

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12/20/2014 at 7:00am
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) had some strong words for fellow senator Rand Paul (R-KY) over his libertarian take on the end of the Cuban trade embargo. So strong, in fact, that Paul decided to take the fight to the internet. During his Thursday night appearance on “The Kelly File,” Rubio had…
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Friday Night Lights: 7 awesome Christmas light displays

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

We’re pretty sure you can see these houses from space

Friday Night Lights: 7 awesome Christmas light displays

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12/19/2014 at 8:00pm
There are plenty of deep and meaningful reasons to enjoy the holiday season. And then there are the small holiday hallmarks like Christmas lights, which happen to be one of my favorite parts of this time of year. Interestingly enough, NASA says you can actually see Christmas lights from space. According to…
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WI John Doe claim: Search warrants planned for Sean Hannity, conservative media

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

Tactic: Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy.

WI John Doe claim: Search warrants planned for Sean Hannity, conservative media

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12/19/2014 at 6:40pm
We have extensively covered the Wisconsin John Doe investigations. The extremely abbreviated version is that Milwaukee County prosecutor John Chisholm has led two distinct investigations of conservatives in Wisconsin. John Doe No. 1 targeted Scott Walker’s term as Milwaukee County Executive. That case is over, and no wrongdoing by Walker was uncovered. John…
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No government fines for saying “Redskins” on-air

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

Officially NOT offensive…for now.

No government fines for saying “Redskins” on-air

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12/19/2014 at 5:30pm
First, they came for the team’s trademark protection, and everyone spoke up because we are a nation who loves football. Then, they came for the media’s right to say the team name on-air, and we all spoke up because we are, again, a nation who loves football—and hates it when politics…
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Why would North Koreans expect American capitulation over a film?

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

Banned: The Innocence of the Filmmakers

Why would North Koreans expect American capitulation over a film?

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12/19/2014 at 4:00pm
Remember the film Innocence of the Muslims? Protests throughout the Muslim world, particularly in the Arab world, about the film got a lot of coverage in North Korea. Or what passes for “a lot of coverage” in North Korea: The FBI says North Korea was behind the Sony hack, causing Hollywood capitulation and…
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There is no such thing as “rape-ish”

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

Listen up, ladies.

There is no such thing as “rape-ish”

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12/19/2014 at 2:45pm
A story of rape is a story of power, degradation, and disrespect. It’s the kind of story that makes you want—no, need—to shower with a lye bar and Brillo pad after you’ve heard it. A story that ends with, “and it was pretty much rape” has the same effect on me, but…
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It’s official: FBI says North Korea behind Sony hack

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

Now what?

It’s official: FBI says North Korea behind Sony hack

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12/19/2014 at 12:05pm
The speculation as to who the U.S. government thinks was behind the Sony hack is over. The FBI now is on record blaming North Korea, via NBC News: The FBI on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of the hacking attack that led Sony Pictures Entertainment to cancel the movie “The Interview.” “North…
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New Trial for Man Who Video Recorded Own “Self-Defense” Shooting

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

New Trial for Man Who Video Recorded Own “Self-Defense” Shooting

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12/19/2014 at 11:48am
A Texas Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a Houston man, Raul Rodriguez, convicted in 2012 of murder for the shooting death of a neighbor, Kelly Danaher, in 2010, on the grounds of defective jury instructions on self-defense, according to reports by ABC news and other news agencies.  (A full-length…
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What Ever Happened to Bitcoin?

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

The crypto-currency is 2014’s worst performing investment, down over 57%

What Ever Happened to Bitcoin?

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12/19/2014 at 10:00am
In the race to the bottom, the Russian ruble has finally surpassed oil as a worse-performing asset. Over the year, the ruble has tumbled 46% while WTI, the price measure of North American oil, has fallen 42%. Most likely, each will end the year even lower. But the claimant to the title of…
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Obama got exactly what he wanted from faux Cuba negotiation

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

That is, if you consider his goals

Obama got exactly what he wanted from faux Cuba negotiation

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12/19/2014 at 8:30am
Marco Rubio, among others, believes that Obama is a bad negotiator, the worst since Carter: I don’t know what [Obama’s] intentions are. His foreign policy is at a minimum naive, and perhaps even truly counterproductive to the future of democracy in the region. Just last week we imposed sanctions on human rights violators…
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Dr. Vivek Murthy: Our New Anti-Gun Pro-Abortion Surgeon General

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

“The Surgeon General is America’s doctor.”

Dr. Vivek Murthy: Our New Anti-Gun Pro-Abortion Surgeon General

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12/19/2014 at 7:00am
In the haze of the recent news about Cuba, you may not have heard that Dr. Vivek Murthy has been confirmed as the new Surgeon General of the United States. Tanya Somanader of the White House blog reported: The Nation’s Doctor: Dr. Vivek Murthy Is Confirmed as Surgeon General The Surgeon General is America’s…
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AACONS Interviews Sharyl Attkisson and Edward Kleinbard

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

AACONS sits down with Sharyl Attkisson and Edward Kleinbard to discuss the news of the day.

AACONS Interviews Sharyl Attkisson and Edward Kleinbard

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12/18/2014 at 7:48pm
[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS now is posting its weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection.] Sharyl Attkisson is a journalist whose worked has earned her five Emmy Awards and an Edward R….
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Branco Cartoon – Abnormalization

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

Comrades

Branco Cartoon – Abnormalization

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12/18/2014 at 6:00pm
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Boston Bombing Trial set to be a total circus

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

This is going to get messy

Boston Bombing Trial set to be a total circus

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12/18/2014 at 4:30pm
When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev helped plot the terror bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, he probably didn’t suspect he’d remain alive long enough to take advantage of the ensuing media tidal wave. Not so fast. Tsarnaev survived the bombing and ensuing chase, and is now on trial for murder in what…
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