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Ruin us, please

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2013

Ruin us, please

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3/29/2013 at 7:00pm
Anne forwarded this depressing Advertising Age article to me, As Ad Rates Sink, More Websites Explore Ad-Free Business: This is web publishing in 2013, when declining ad rates and the sense that each buck is harder to get than the last is leading increasing numbers of publishers to strip out the ads and…
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Sarah Palin went rogue against Don Young (R-AK) long ago

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2013

Sarah Palin went rogue against Don Young (R-AK) long ago

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3/29/2013 at 5:35pm
Sarah Palin once again proved that her political instincts far surpassed those of the Republican political establishment, which long has accepted Don Young, Alaska’s lone Congressman. Elected in 1973, Young has come to epitomize what is wrong with Washington, with questionable use of campaign funds and cronyism. Young’s statement yesterday calling farm workers “wetbacks”…
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With Tight Restrictions, Cyprus Banks Reopen

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2013

With Tight Restrictions, Cyprus Banks Reopen

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3/29/2013 at 4:02pm
It looks like the first day of banking in Cyprus after a post-bailout shut-down went swimmingly: The president of Cyprus said on Friday the risk of bankruptcy had been contained and the country had no intention of leaving the euro, in a speech laden with criticism of Europe’s currency union for “experimenting”…
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Paul McKinley on Politichicks: We need a corruption ban in Chicago

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2013

Paul McKinley on Politichicks: We need a corruption ban in Chicago

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3/29/2013 at 2:12pm
Politichicks TV interviewed Paul McKinley a few weeks ago at CPAC, and have just published the video. McKinley didn’t hold back, covering everything from the gun ban to New York’s Bloomberg and his attempts to buy the election. “They’re using the violence to say that they want a gun ban, but when…
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Chicago Teachers Union protest pits the genuinely frustrated against Fithian’s trained wimps

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2013

Chicago Teachers Union protest pits the genuinely frustrated against Fithian’s trained wimps

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3/29/2013 at 12:00pm
Last week, the Chicago Teachers Union brought in radical anarchist organizer Lisa Fithian to train teachers in civil disobedience. This week, we got to see the results of her class when the union organizers put on a protest Wednesday against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement that he was closing 54 schools for…
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Mideast Media Sampler 03/29/2013 – Does NGO = Nurturing Grievance Organization?

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 03/29/2013 – Does NGO = Nurturing Grievance Organization?

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3/29/2013 at 10:30am
1) The Washington Post on Obama’s trip Fareed Zakaria uses a guest column in the Washington Post to proclaim Obama appeals to Israel’s conscience: He starts with condescension: As a piece of rhetoric, Barack Obama’s speech to college students in Jerusalem was a triumph. He finally convinced Israel and its supporters that “HE GETS…
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So what if Adam Lanza had been an NRA member?

Posted by  ▪  March 29, 2013

So what if Adam Lanza had been an NRA member?

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3/29/2013 at 8:13am
The game plays out every time there is a high-profile act of criminal violence.  There is an immediate media and left-blogsphere search to tie the shooter to a “right-wing” entity … usually the Tea Party movement. Groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center have created a fundraising machine off of such guilt-by-association…
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The answer to a question I never asked

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2013

The answer to a question I never asked

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3/28/2013 at 9:09pm
The answer to a question I never asked (h/t our long lost Kathleen). The ‘Monty Hall Problem’: And the country? It picked Door No. 2, because math is hard.
 

“Very White Republican Leadership” kinda looks like …

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2013

“Very White Republican Leadership” kinda looks like …

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3/28/2013 at 5:49pm
McKay Coppins at Buzzfeed Politics writes about how A Very White Republican Leadership Plans Minority Outreach: As the Republican Party gears up to launch a concerted, well-funded outreach effort aimed at attracting elusive minority voters, it’s not just battling dismal poll numbers and tough demographic trends — it’s working to overcome its own…
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It’s not about the “occupation” — Arabs in France beat anti-occupation Israeli film director

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2013

It’s not about the “occupation” — Arabs in France beat anti-occupation Israeli film director

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3/28/2013 at 4:20pm
A life lesson — Israeli director critical of occupation beaten by Arabs in France: Arab men assaulted an Israeli film director in southern France following the screening of his film criticizing Israeli occupation. Yariv Horowitz was rendered unconscious as a result of the beating Monday by several men after a screening of “Rock the…
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#DebateTheMachine — Paul McKinley calls on Chicago Tribune to sponsor debate in #IL02

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2013

Robin Kelly refuses to debate

#DebateTheMachine — Paul McKinley calls on Chicago Tribune to sponsor debate in #IL02

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3/28/2013 at 1:49pm
Republican Paul McKinley has called upon the Chicago Tribune to sponsor a debate between himself and Democrat candidate Robin Kelly, who thus far has managed to avoid having to debate in public during the general election. Election Day is April 9. Monday, McKinley issued a press release calling on the Tribune to…
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Mideast Media Sampler 03/28/2013 – Style and Sensationalism Trump Substance

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 03/28/2013 – Style and Sensationalism Trump Substance

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3/28/2013 at 11:30am
1)All that glitters Politico published an analysis of President Obama’s recent trip to the Middle East by Josh Gerstein, Obama in Israel: 5 takeaways (h/t The Israel Link). While the article isn’t awful, it suffers from a lack of substance. The five takeaways are: Bibi and Barack patch it up Obama’s new peace strategy:…
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Read all about it, “Secret Republican Plan to Repeal Obamacare!”

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2013

“The monstrosity has … begun to be implemented and we’re not giving up the fight”

Read all about it, “Secret Republican Plan to Repeal Obamacare!”

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3/28/2013 at 10:05am
It’s not so secret.  Republicans have been talking about repealing Obamacare since the day it was passed.  And the House has been voting on repeal, and the Senate Republicans have been trying to figure out a way to use the reconciliation process. It’s no secret. But it is a catchy headline at National Journal,…
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Cypriot banks see first ripples of bailout tsunami

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2013

Cypriot banks see first ripples of bailout tsunami

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3/28/2013 at 8:31am
Earlier this week, I noted that the banks in Cyprus will be opening Thursday, once the regular people had time to embrace the levy and understand all the awesome goodness in the new bailout plan. Shockingly, the Cypriots are still not down with the political solution to the banking crisis.  Guards are…
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Branco Cartoon – Easter Ban-ny

Posted by  ▪  March 28, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Easter Ban-ny

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3/28/2013 at 7:00am
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 Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Ashley Judd not running for Senate — Dems left swoonless for 2014

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2013

Ashley Judd not running for Senate — Dems left swoonless for 2014

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3/27/2013 at 5:18pm
Shocker? She’s been getting stranger by the day, including her claim that running against Mitch McConnell was like being raped. Democrats were going to swoon over Judd, and try to turn her into the next Elizabeth Warren. Who will they swoon around now, or are they swoonless? Via Twitter: After serious and thorough contemplation,…
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Sarah Palin gears up for 2014, Politico “Candidate or Kardashian” narrative hardest hit

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2013

Sarah Palin gears up for 2014, Politico “Candidate or Kardashian” narrative hardest hit

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3/27/2013 at 4:57pm
Not long ago Politico’s Maggie Haberman ran an anti-Palin opinion piece masquerading as news analysis, Sarah Palin’s next act: Candidate or ‘Kardashian’? I addressed that false choice in my post, Politico’s next act: Real News Organization or Gawker (no offense to Gawker), noting that Palin had backed numerous successful Republican rising stars: It’s hard for Politico to…
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