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May Day protesters can’t explain signs

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012

May Day protesters can’t explain signs

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5/5/2012 at 12:25pm
This week, May Day protesters converged on Chicago’s Union Square in order to protest for…. What, exactly, it seems many protesters weren’t sure. In fact, when questioned by a reporter, several were unable to answer simple questions about what their signs meant and why they were there. Tea Party activists were c…
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Taxation the old-fashioned way.

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012

Taxation the old-fashioned way.

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5/5/2012 at 11:00am
Jim McAfee, of that McAfee, lives in Belize and has become the victim of their national “Gang Suppression Unit.” Technically, those who put him in custody were arms of the state working to preserve the safety of their citizens, though one has to wonder who was terrorizing who this week… In his…
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“Julia”: Obama marketing machine fail

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012

“Julia”: Obama marketing machine fail

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5/5/2012 at 9:15am
In the days since the unveiling of the Obama campaign’s cartoon Julia, critics on both the left and the right have laughed off the cradle-to-grave depiction of life with Big Brother handling everything for “its women”: MSNBC’s Willie Geist: “They did lob this up as a softball for Republicans, one conservative saying, ‘Who the…
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A little big point about Elizabeth Warren’s 1/32 connection

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012

A little big point about Elizabeth Warren’s 1/32 connection

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5/5/2012 at 8:00am
Much of the discussion in the media regarding Elizabeth Warren is about whether it is appropriate for someone who is 1/32 Cherokee to claim Native American status. There are numerous articles about what it means to be Native American, and who gets to define ethnicity.  That percentage question also is evolving into…
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Definition of insanity

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2012

Definition of insanity

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5/5/2012 at 7:00am
Reader and frequent photographer Bill is visiting New Orleans, where he took this photo, and writes: A bit of sanity in an insane world? I’m not sure.  Doesn’t it make us insane?
 

Richard Mourdock, before anyone thought he had a chance

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

Richard Mourdock, before anyone thought he had a chance

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5/4/2012 at 7:25pm
He was kind enough to call me, and we had a great conversation. I realize it’s a lot easier to get a return call from someone not at the top in the polls, but not all candidates are that way.  (I’ve been trying to talk to a certain other insurgent Senate candidate…
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Thank you, Byron

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

Thank you, Byron

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5/4/2012 at 6:00pm
Byron York has been one of the few level heads throughout the primaries.  There’s no point in naming names, since I’ve done that plenty, but so many in the alleged conservative punditry and media put in abysmal performances. This post shines, With his serious talk, Gingrich elevated GOP race: Watching Newt Gingrich’s graceful and…
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Hmmm good

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

Hmmm good

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5/4/2012 at 4:58pm
I heard about this segment from a variety of people on Twitter, but I didn’t get to watch it last night. It was worth the wait (transcript here): Watch the latest video at video.insider.foxnews.com He was a “business intelligence analyst for a paper clip marketing company”? There’s a bright future in that.
 

Dick Lugar calls for help from Dems, Indies

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

Dick Lugar calls for help from Dems, Indies

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5/4/2012 at 1:52pm
This is sad, via IndyStar: “Every person in Indiana who wants me to continue, every person wherever they might be at this point, I encourage them to come out,” he said. “Come out immediately, as fast as you can.” … “I believe that right now if a majority of Hoosiers were to vote…
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“the author of a blog read in the legal community”

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“the author of a blog read in the legal community”

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5/4/2012 at 12:35pm
I’m quoted in a Poltico story today about Elizabeth Warren: “If she is 1/32nd Native American … is it really appropriate to list yourself  that way and knowing you will therefore be listed as a minority law professor?” asked William Jacobson, associate clinical professor of Cornell Law School, the  author of a…
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Elizabeth Warren’s “potatoe” moment

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s “potatoe” moment

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5/4/2012 at 10:43am
Today seems to be a turning point in the Elizabeth Warren-Cherokee story.  Her shifting and implausible explanations have made her a laughing-stock, never good for any candidate.  Warren has lost the argument, and her credibility. Her story about why she listed herself as a minority on a faculty directory — to meet other…
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New Indiana Poll – Mourdock up 48-38

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New Indiana Poll – Mourdock up 48-38

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5/4/2012 at 9:09am
Just released. This is the poll Lugar supporters were saying is the only reliable poll. No public link yet, but Barney Keller of Club for Growth says confirmed: Howey/DePauw University Poll: Mourdock 48, Lugar 38. 700LVs. #INSEN — Barney Keller (@barneykeller) May 4, 2012 @LegInsurrection positive. No link. Sure it will be linkable later. — Barney…
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Bad numbers – We need a new name for “Unemployment Rate”

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

Bad numbers – We need a new name for “Unemployment Rate”

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5/4/2012 at 8:42am
The unemployment report was just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bottom line:  115,000 new jobs added, pundits had expected 177,000.  “Unemployment Rate” drops to 8.1%, but as Ezra Klein admits, only because so many people left the workforce (over 300,000 more): Unemployment rate down to 8.1%, but for the wrong reason:…
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You know my soft spot

Posted by  ▪  May 4, 2012

You know my soft spot

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5/4/2012 at 7:00am
Yes you do. Another one from reader Kathy, spotted in Harrisonburg, VA:
 

Stop Rush launches new website to pressure advertisers

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

Stop Rush launches new website to pressure advertisers

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5/3/2012 at 8:58pm
The folks behind the “Stop Rush” web page which Limbaugh has highlighted in his tweets (and which I mentioned in some of my posts) have opened a new website, StopRush.net. The website tracks advertisers, is supposed to show how efficient and effective the anti-Rush movement is, and is meant to keep the…
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Blind Chinese dissident puts Obama in bind (video)

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

Blind Chinese dissident puts Obama in bind (video)

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5/3/2012 at 5:56pm
Via The Hill: Chen Guangcheng’s daring escape to the U.S. embassy turned into a major political headache for President Obama on Thursday as Republicans accused the administration of naively handing the blind human rights activist back to Chinese authorities…. Embassy officials say Chen left the embassy of his own volition to be reunited…
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Diminished college student vote could be a problem for anti-Walker forces

Posted by  ▪  May 3, 2012

Diminished college student vote could be a problem for anti-Walker forces

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5/3/2012 at 4:08pm
One big advantage Democrats in Wisconsin have is the college student vote.  These students, many of whom are from out of state and have no real connection to Wisconsin, were a big part of the Prosser-Kloppenburg turnout in Madison.  In a close election, they could be the difference. But the June 5 recall takes…
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