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Obamacare Party Girls Ad

Young adults still slow to sign up for Obamacare

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Young adults still slow to sign up for Obamacare

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1/13/2014 at 8:36pm
Administration officials released demographic information Monday for those who have signed up for Obamacare.  While the overall signup numbers are increasing, it’s largely been older customers signing up so far. From the Wall Street Journal: More than half of those signing up for private health plans on new insurance exchanges are 45 or…
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Santa Claws: Hillary has a list, and she’s checking it twice

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2014

Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice (to her)

Santa Claws: Hillary has a list, and she’s checking it twice

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1/13/2014 at 3:30pm
Is there anyone who has not been in a coma for 30 years who is surprised that Hillary Clinton maintained a Hit List of those who betrayed her 2008 campaign? Via Politico, Hillary’s Hit List: Almost six years later, most Clinton aides can still rattle off the names of traitors and the favors…
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NY Town spends $2,984 per deer in sterilization program

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2014

Program will not even reduce deer population to environmentally safe level.

NY Town spends $2,984 per deer in sterilization program

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1/13/2014 at 12:30pm
We have written before about the deer sterilization program in Cayuga Heights, which borders the Cornell campus (most people think of it as Ithaca, but it’s actually a separate municipality). Because Reproductive Health Care Is A Cervine Right: I have written before about the moral angst sweeping the upscale Village of Cayuga Heights,…
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Chris Christie Stronger Than The Storm Ad

Strange bedfellows: Feds piling on Christie may finally rally conservative pushback

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2014

It’s not about Christie.

Strange bedfellows: Feds piling on Christie may finally rally conservative pushback

Chris Christie Stronger Than The Storm Ad
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1/13/2014 at 11:32am
The other day I tried to make the distinction between dislike of Chris Christie, and joining the media mob which eventually will turn on Republican candidates you like. I told you not to feed that beast. To defend Chris Christie: This is not about Chris Christie. It’s about any number of other Republican…
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Media Bias for Chris Christie

Branco Cartoon – Focus Pocus

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Focus Pocus

Media Bias for Chris Christie
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1/13/2014 at 9:32am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 
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Ariel Sharon Funeral

Posted by  ▪  January 13, 2014

Videos and Images

Ariel Sharon Funeral

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1/13/2014 at 4:38am
A memorial ceremony and funeral for Israel’s former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who passed away Saturday at age 85, will take place on Monday. From CNN: A state memorial ceremony for Sharon is planned for Monday. World leaders, including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, will attend…
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Anti-Israel academic boycotters demand Freedom From Criticism

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2014

The days of the hateful BDS ideology going unchallenged on campuses and in academic organizations are over.

Anti-Israel academic boycotters demand Freedom From Criticism

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1/12/2014 at 9:18pm
[Featured image above from Facebook page of anti-Israel academic boycotter.] The anti-Israel academic boycott by the American Studies Association has given rise to a massive pushback from a broad range of American civil society, including from over 180 university presidents (as of this writing), leading university and faculty organizations, other academics, and…
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Palestinian Prisoner Release Celebration Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinians refuse to miss the opportunity to miss another opportunity

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2014

Abbas: “We don’t love death, but we welcome martyrdom if it happens …. We will march to Jerusalem in the millions”

Palestinians refuse to miss the opportunity to miss another opportunity

Palestinian Prisoner Release Celebration Mahmoud Abbas
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1/12/2014 at 6:56pm
Abba Eban famously said, “The Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” And such is the history of the Palestinians, from the refusal to accept the 1947 U.N. partition, to decades of absolute rejectionism, to walking away from Camp David, to walking away from Ehud Olmert’s offer of…
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Modern Language Association Annual Meeting 2014 House of Delegates - Photo Joel Griffith

Partial victory over anti-Israel efforts at 2014 MLA Convention shows battle winnable

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2014

Strong presence countering BDS propaganda helped water down main anti-Israel resolution and defeat “emergency” resolution.

Partial victory over anti-Israel efforts at 2014 MLA Convention shows battle winnable

Modern Language Association Annual Meeting 2014 House of Delegates - Photo Joel Griffith
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1/12/2014 at 4:15pm
[WAJ Note: We covered the Modern Language Association anti-Israel effort from afar, gathering tweets from those in the room, including Joel Griffith.  I thought it would be helpful for readers to hear directly from Joel, and he kindly agreed to write a post. Joel paid to join MLA just so he…
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You have to break some healthcare plans to make an Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2014

You can run, but you can’t hide from Obamacare (on second thought, you can’t even run)

You have to break some healthcare plans to make an Obamacare

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1/12/2014 at 2:57pm
Who really cares about those much-maligned kulak individual health insurance market policy holders? Hell, depending upon how you count them, they could number 15 million, or maybe as low as 6 million. You know who else didn’t care about … oh, never mind. Just because you are not one of the much-maligned, don’t…
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Ithaca ice bridge 1-11-2014

Crisis averted

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2014

Crisis averted

Ithaca ice bridge 1-11-2014
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1/12/2014 at 11:23am
Cascadilla Creek, not far from my home in Ithaca, carries water from one of the main gorges that cuts through campus high above to Cayuga Lake. But to get there, it travels through my neighborhood. Normally flooding is not a problem. Except when the creek freezes over and creates ice jams under the bridges,…
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Will accepting Palestinian 1967 “Border” Demand Make Peace More Likely?

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2014

Mideast Media Sampler 01/12/2014 – Palestinians are looking for concessions, not an agreement.

Will accepting Palestinian 1967 “Border” Demand Make Peace More Likely?

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1/12/2014 at 9:30am
Exhibit A: In June, 1999, shortly after Ehud Barak had defeated Benjamin Netanyahu to become Israel’s new prime minister, Charles Krauthammer wrote a column title, Clinton Should Have Targeted Arafat Instead. Krauthammer noted that Arafat was going around the world to lobby support for accepting UN General Assembly resolution 181 as a…
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The great dividing line: love of liberty

Posted by  ▪  January 12, 2014

The great dividing line: love of liberty

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1/12/2014 at 8:00am
Ever wonder how it is that so many self-proclaimed liberals and “progressives” don’t seem to care about preserving liberty? Especially in the last decade or so, as the liberal wing of the Democratic Party has moved ever leftward and the assaults on liberty have cascaded, liberals seem more and more to divide…
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Modern Language Assn split verdict: Adopts watered-down Israel visa resolution, rejects pro-ASA boycott resolution

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2014

Non-binding resolution “urges the US Dept of State to contest Israel’s denials of entry to the West Bank by US academics”

Modern Language Assn split verdict: Adopts watered-down Israel visa resolution, rejects pro-ASA boycott resolution

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1/11/2014 at 6:36pm
The Modern Language Association House Delegates voted on two anti-Israel Resolutions today. (The Resolutions are at the bottom of this post.) The main resolution, asking for the State Department to contest Israeli denials of entry visas to traveling academics: “Be it resolved that the MLA urges the US Dept of State to…
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Melissa Harris-Perry Foremost Public Intellectual

Melissa Harris-Perry, America’s, ahem, foremost public intellectual

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2014

Saturday Night Card Game

Melissa Harris-Perry, America’s, ahem, foremost public intellectual

Melissa Harris-Perry Foremost Public Intellectual
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1/11/2014 at 6:25pm
Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC presided over an appalling segment in which panelists mocked Mitt Romney’s family because of his adopted black grandchild.  She later apologized profusely. Yet for unknown reasons, Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic rushed to Perry’s defense not by defending her conduct, but by attacking her critics as racist. The Smartest…
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Marissa Alexander, leaving her revocation of bail hearing with her bail intact

Sheriff’s Office Takes the Heat for Marissa Alexander Bail Kerfuffle

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2014

Sheriff’s Office Takes the Heat for Marissa Alexander Bail Kerfuffle

Marissa Alexander, leaving her revocation of bail hearing with her bail intact
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1/11/2014 at 2:05pm
Based on reporting from the Florida Times-Union, it appears that Circuit Court Judge James Daniel has determined that it was the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office that is responsible for this past week’s kerfuffle over the  relaxed enforcement of Marissa Alexander’s home detention. In a column updated today journalist Larry Hannan reports: Correctional service counselor [CPC]…
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Sisyphean Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2014

College is hard!

Sisyphean Week at College Insurrection

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1/11/2014 at 11:07am
Sisyphus got into Amherst, cool! Student Movement at Amherst College Aims to Bring Conservatism Back to Campus Keep pushing: Cornell Student on the flaws of “Diversity Programs” CATO Institute Video – Downsize the Department of Education Insurrection! California students suing state over bad teachers, pro-union policies Will 2014 be a New Year for Student Rights? Like pushing a…
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