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Breitbart Awards and rethinking my blog con phobia

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2012

Breitbart Awards and rethinking my blog con phobia

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6/9/2012 at 9:35am
I attended the Breitbart Awards dinner in Providence last night.  It was part of the Future of Journalism Summit sponsored by The Heritage Foundation and The Franklin Center. Jim Hoft has the details on the winners.  There were about 100 people in attendance. Via Jim’s blog, here’s Anne with Jim, Andrew Marcus (HatingBreitbart -…
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Gone to look for America

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2012

Gone to look for America

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6/9/2012 at 7:00am
A lot of readers seem to be on road trips these days.  From reader Sandy: Prof, am on a road trip this weekend, from Virginia to Indiana and then return via Hillsdale, where older daughter begins junior year in August. Along the way we are seeing some unusual and humorous bumper sticker arrangements….
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Elizabeth Warren dodges questions at Netroots Nation – security guards block me

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2012

Elizabeth Warren dodges questions at Netroots Nation – security guards block me

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6/8/2012 at 4:32pm
I returned to Netroots Nation today. At lunch, I went to listen to Elizabeth Warren’s speech and panel discussion. I wanted to ask her a few questions after her panel, which was entitled “2012 and the War on (and for) Women.” Specifically, I wanted to ask Warren questions about being a Woman of Color….
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Exclusive – Prosecutor Angela Corey letter claiming libel by Florida Times Union

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2012

Exclusive – Prosecutor Angela Corey letter claiming libel by Florida Times Union

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6/8/2012 at 2:11pm
Angela Corey is the special prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case. Yesterday, Alan Dershowitz alleged that Corey threatened to sue for libel based on Dershowitz’s criticisms of Corey’s handling of the Zimmerman case, particularly the decision to charge 2nd Degree murder and the alleged failure to disclose material facts in the Affidavit…
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Breitbart lives in the heads of Netroots Nation protectors of Elizabeth Warren

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2012

Breitbart lives in the heads of Netroots Nation protectors of Elizabeth Warren

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6/8/2012 at 11:33am
Anne Sorock attended the Netroots Nation convention yesterday morning, and asked a thoroughly legitimate question of the members of a panel on Native American identity: “I thought it was really interesting in particular that you wondered to yourself, ‘what is a real Indian,’ and you also said ‘it’s time we speak the…
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Zimmerman prosecutor has history of going after critics

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2012

Zimmerman prosecutor has history of going after critics

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6/8/2012 at 8:10am
Yesterday I posted about how Alan Dershowitz alleged that Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey called up Harvard Law School complaining about Dershowitz and treatening to sue for libel based on Dershowitz’s criticisms of her handling of the case. The whole incident seemed strange, and reflected conduct that should be off limits for any prosecutor…
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Thank him and you for his service

Posted by  ▪  June 8, 2012

Thank him and you for his service

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6/8/2012 at 7:00am
From reader Don in Texas, the rear window of his Chevy truck: While I realize most of the photos you post are political, this one’s simply a reminder that there’s a lot of folks still out there with sons and daughters in still in harm’s way. My son’s been out there for a…
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Bring bigger charts

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2012

Bring bigger charts

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6/7/2012 at 6:01pm
Via ZeroHedge, The CBO Will Need A Bigger Chart To Forecast Exponentially-Rising US Debt: when it comes to the most recent forecast of US public debt as released hours ago, the CBO has officially run out of charting space. As can be seen on the graphc below, sometime in 2042 the CBO…
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Netroots Indian speakers defend Elizabeth Warren even if not really Cherokee

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2012

Netroots Indian speakers defend Elizabeth Warren even if not really Cherokee

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6/7/2012 at 1:49pm
I attended the Netroots Nation progressive convention this morning in Providence, Rhode Island.   The session was titled “American Indian Caucus.” When I asked the panel about Elizabeth Warren’s false claims to be Cherokee, they became defensive and accusatory, refused to condemn Warren or seek an apology even though genealogical information shows Warren…
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In the beginning, Madison protesters wanted to walk like Egyptians

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2012

In the beginning, Madison protesters wanted to walk like Egyptians

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6/7/2012 at 12:19pm
Remember when the Madison protesters compared their plight to the protesters in Tahrir Square? They wanted to walk like Egyptians Think Progress was giddy at the comparison: According to pro-labor protesters in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be taking a page from former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak and cutting off internet access to…
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If Angela Corey threatened suit against Dershowitz and Harvard, she needs to step down from Zimmerman case

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2012

If Angela Corey threatened suit against Dershowitz and Harvard, she needs to step down from Zimmerman case

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6/7/2012 at 10:29am
If this is true, then Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey needs to step off the case. Alan Dershowitz has been a harsh critic of Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey.  Among his criticisms is that Corey has been too politicized in charging Second Degree Murder. Now Corey is retaliating by complaining to Harvard Law School about…
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Stand with Ali

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2012

Stand with Ali

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6/7/2012 at 9:46am
Via Facebook (h/t iambasic in Tip Line): Now, sympathizers of convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin are harassing me, tearing me apart—and coming after my family. In the past two weeks, hackers have tried accessing my email accounts, they’ve placed a fake SWAT call on a colleague, and just two days ago they posted the…
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Beemers4Barack

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2012

Beemers4Barack

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6/7/2012 at 7:00am
Reader and frequent photographer Bill is back in Florida, and spotted this Beemer in St. Petersburg: We’re not all enlightened down here in Florida. Some people will obviously vote against their own self interest, a meme that those on the left often accuse folks from fly over country of doing.
 

The one photo which sums up the entire Wisconsin protest/recall effort

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

The one photo which sums up the entire Wisconsin protest/recall effort

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6/6/2012 at 9:52pm
Now that the recall is over, we’ll be taking many strolls down memory lane.  I think I know where to start. Of all the images, one stands out as a perfect metaphor for the entire protest/recall effort. Remember this genius who locked her head to a metal railing with a bicycle lock during the takeover…
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Memories

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

Memories

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6/6/2012 at 6:45pm
are made of this.
 

Boston Globe columnist and Cherokee blogger face off on whether proof of Elizabeth Warren’s heritage matters

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

Boston Globe columnist and Cherokee blogger face off on whether proof of Elizabeth Warren’s heritage matters

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6/6/2012 at 4:17pm
There is much dispute when it comes to Elizabeth Warren’s claim to be Cherokee.  What is not in dispute, however, is that there is no known documentary evidence that Warren is Cherokee, and much evidence she is not. The family line which supposedly has Cherokee lineage has been traced back to the…
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Elizabeth Warren’s “weird choices”

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s “weird choices”

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6/6/2012 at 1:37pm
It’s a pattern laid out by Meghan McArdle in July 2010, Considering Elizabeth Warren, the Scholar. Read the whole thing, but here’s an excerpt: But while I found the thesis compelling, there were some problems with the book.  The first is that Warren simply fails to grapple with what her thesis suggests about the…
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