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Cornell physicist speaks out against campus “attempt to make Israel illegitimate”

Posted by  ▪  March 6, 2012
This is a GUEST POST by Professor Yuval Grossman, an Israeli physicist and Professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, where his research involves theoretical high energy physics. But first a short background.  Cornell and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology recently won a joint bid to to build a high tech campus on Roosevelt Island in…
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Huge red flag

Posted by  ▪  March 6, 2012
What, you didn’t get new sidewalks too? From reader “9th District Neighbor”: I though you would enjoy the photo I’ve attached of a street crossing near a park in Evanston, IL–home to Jan Schakowsky. The sign was a recent addition in a series of “improvements” to this crossing where, to my knowledge, there has…
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They don’t want an apology, they want a confession

Posted by  ▪  March 5, 2012
Ann Althouse gets deep into the weeds on apologies, and finds that some apologies are more equal than others in the eyes of the Democratic Commisariate (emphasis in original): Now, I believe in general principles, and I want to know what the general principle is about accepting apologies. I’d like to nail down…
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Andrew Breitbart media timeline, 2009-2012

Posted by  ▪  March 5, 2012
Target Point Consulting has put together a very interesting timeline of key points in Andrew Breitbart’s internet and media mentions (pdf version). Sent to me by Matthew Knee. (Click image to enlarge or view pdf. version)
 

Rush: “I descended to their level …”

Posted by  ▪  March 5, 2012
Rush started off by joking that his phone line was so busy he couldn’t cancel advertising on his own show for Two If By Tea, the product he produces and markets. He then addressed his apology, and his motives. I’ll post more, but here is a partial portion of Rush’s opening statement on…
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Carbonite background

Posted by  ▪  March 5, 2012
Jeffrey Lord (via Instapundit) addresses the attempt to drive away Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers, focusing particularly on Carbonite: In other words, to put it politely, Mr. Friend’s woe-is-me I’m-withdrawing-my-company’s sponsorship-from-Rush Limbaugh-because of-my-lovely-daughters is as close to certifiable BS as one can imagine. Mr. Friend, one can only suspect, placed Carbonite’s ads with Rush Limbaugh because…
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Welcome to total political war

Posted by  ▪  March 5, 2012
And I’m not talking about the attempt to get advertisers to stop advertising on Rush Limbaugh’s show, or Fox News, although that would be bad enough. I’m talking about the second-tier of the warfare, the attempt to intimidate those removed by one or more degrees of separation from the dispute, and to…
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Why should I want less if more is free?

Posted by  ▪  March 5, 2012
As an aside, ever notice how libertarians love to self-righteously pat themselves on the back? Thanks to reader Bill, who spotted this vehicle in Evans City, PA, and writes: North of Pittsburgh. As a long time reader I enjoy your work! Keep it up! The zombie sticker is really appropriate as evans city is…
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Good advice

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2012
on life from Bill Whittle included in the video tribute to Andrew Bretibart I linked to this morning, and from “Jim Treacher” of The Daily Caller: I admired him more than I can say, and my heart goes out to him and his loved  ones. But this 21st-Century always-online Facebook/Twitter/iPhone lifestyle, for  all…
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Gainful Employment Rule

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2012
David vs. Goliath In 1986, I graduated from Penn State University. My costs to attend for four years are about the same it costs to attend there today for one year. In a little over two decades, the cost of higher education has skyrocketed; and what has occurred at Penn State is…
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David Gregory loves him that contraception issue

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2012
Good for Newt for pushing back against David Gregory. This segment epitomizes almost everything about how the MSM tries to frame the narrative against conservatives and particularly against religious Christians. It actually got worse. After Newt, Gregory did the same thing to Eric Cantor, and then demanded to know from Cantor why Republicans…
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Make an example of Carbonite (Update: ProFlowers joins Rush boycott)

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2012
Liberal groups have seized on a strategy I didn’t think would be effective, but has had some success, to go after advertisers of prominent conservative media personalities. Media Matters explicitly seeks to bring down Fox News and investigate its executives, and Fox News advertisers have been targeted by groups like Color of…
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“Why not give Andy a country worth dying for”

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2012
In addition to the line quoted in the title, listen to what Breitbart told him the core of the problem was:  The media. Nothing proves how right Breitbart was as the last few days of complete and utter absurdity regarding Sandra Fluke.  Her testimony should have been taken apart by any self…
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Marine Two

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2012
A different side of Marine One, from reader Scott, who took this photo in Hendersonville, NC, and who also mentioned in his e-mail: An aside, this Breitbart tragedy has kicked me in the pants a bit. I am registering for the bar exam after a multi-year sabbatical following law school. Maybe I…
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