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Erick Erickson is going to have to make a better case for Gov. Perry than this

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011

Perry’s high profile supporters do him no favors by acting like children.  (h/t reader Charles)

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Buffet(t) Rules we all can agree upon

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011

As Kathleen posted earlier, Warren Buffett is backing away from the so-called Buffett Rule, which apparently is not so much a Rule as a stream of consciousness sprinkled with thoughts and afterthoughts. The best thing about the Buffett Rule Non-Rule

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Christie waiting on Palin?

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011

According to Juan Williams, Christie only will get in if it looks like Palin is getting in, setting himself up as the anti-Palin, since she would be unstoppable against the current field: What will it take to get Chris  Christie

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That awkward moment

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011

when the rule named after you isn’t what you want: Warren Buffett backs out of Obama’s Buffett Rule on CNBC. 

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Bad facts make bad law, Anwar al-Awlaki edition

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011

From David Dayen at Firedoglake: We’ll hear this was necessary because of Awlaki’s operational role, and his part played in the Fort Hood massacre and the Christmas Day bombing attempt.  In reality, many experts saw Awlaki as a public figurehead,

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U-Wisc Prof May Not Have Aimed To Misbehave, But Is Busted By PC Police Anyway

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011

As Instapundit said, it’s  Brownshirts vs. Browncoats, as a University of Wisconsin professor displays a poster of an unapproved rebellious figure. ‘Firefly’ and Anti-Fascism Posters Get Professor Threatened with Criminal Charges on University of Wisconsin Campus MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2011—A

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UC Berkeley LGBT Activists Seem Disappointed AA Bake Sale Did Not Discriminate Against Them

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011

Zombie (via NiceDeb) reports that some in the Berkeley LGBT community were offended that the bake sale did not target them (Of course, they wouldn’t be getting preferences under the proposed legislation anyway, so it would be quite odd if

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A rising tide week (El Paso)

Posted by  ▪  September 30, 2011

Seen on a GMC Yukon XL, from reader Danelle, who commented: And El Paso is a Blue County! It’s a little fuzzy, but there are some good ones:

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Dodd-Frank should have made everything free, including lunch

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011

The government should have just taken over the banking sector, so we could avoid things like this, The End Of Free Checking? On Sat., Oct. 1, new regulations from the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul go into effect on debit cards. Specifically,

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Anti-Obama Protest Sign Shark Jumped

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011

This could not wait for a bumper sticker post, and anyway, no bumper stickers were involved, Anti-Obama sign in Uptown neighborhood draws controversy (h/t reader Leland): NEW ORLEANS — There are several political signs attracting all kinds of attention in one Uptown

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Farewell to the BlogProf

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011

Another excellent conservative blog is lost. I’ve read and linked to the Blog Prof pretty much since I started Legal Insurrection.  In fact, we started our blogs around the same time, and we even picked a similar Blogger template and

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Rumor has it

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011

Chavez is on his deathbed. (But, of course, the state is in denial.) I don’t care much at all for Francis Fukuyama, but his 2006 write-up on Chávez’s ascent in WaPo was pretty good. Or, at least, clear: Latin America

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Iranian Pastor Faces Execution for Refusing to Recant Christian Faith

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011

Fox News Reports: An Iranian pastor who has refused to renounce his Christian faith faces execution as early as Wednesday after his sentence was upheld by an Iranian court. Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who maintains he has never been a Muslim

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Redefining Mayoral Roles

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2011

During a United Nations General Assembly summit on non-communicable diseases — a discussion that included diet and eating habits — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option.” Bloomberg

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