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Waiting for SCOTUS: King v. Burwell

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2015

What comes after?

Waiting for SCOTUS: King v. Burwell

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6/4/2015 at 12:30pm
Republicans are in a pickle, and have been since the moment Obamacare was passed. You might think they’re in a good position, because the Supreme Court is considering overturning the state Obamacare exchanges and subsidies because of wording in the statute, and this would throw the entire Obamacare system into…
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Marco Rubio Eats Jeb Bush’s Lunch

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2015

“He has got such great vision.”

Marco Rubio Eats Jeb Bush’s Lunch

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6/4/2015 at 11:00am
Jeb Bush may be a decent man, but when it comes to fundraising, conservative donors are putting their eggs in another candidate’s basket. Matea Gold and Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post: With some donors doubting Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio seizes an opening Marco Rubio is benefiting from pockets of discontent in Jeb Bush’s…
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Freddie Gray Case: Prosecutor Seeks to Seal Autopsy

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2015

What is Mosby trying to hide?

Freddie Gray Case: Prosecutor Seeks to Seal Autopsy

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6/4/2015 at 9:45am
State Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who raised eyebrows (understatement maximus) when she abruptly charged six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, has now sought to seal Gray’s autopsy report from the public. This is based on reporting by the Baltimore Sun, as brought to my attention by Chuck Ross at the…
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Negev Bedouin problems – real and imagined

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2015

Real problems, some created and all exploited.

Negev Bedouin problems – real and imagined

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6/4/2015 at 8:15am
Problems between the Bedouins in the Negev desert area in the south of Israel and the government over redevelopment plans have received a lot of media attention, including at Legal Insurrection: International anti-Israel groups seek to exploit Bedouin redevelopment dispute Israel’s Bedouin redevelopment plan scrapped As with every problem in Israel, there are dozens…
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Branco Cartoon – His Little Pony

Posted by  ▪  June 4, 2015

Fantasy land

Branco Cartoon – His Little Pony

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6/4/2015 at 7:00am
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Reid: troop funding bill “really is…a waste of time”

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2015

He just can’t help himself.

Reid: troop funding bill “really is…a waste of time”

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6/3/2015 at 7:40pm
Democrats are playing politics with defense funding, and today, the game turned ugly. Since Republicans seized the majority in 2014, Democratic leadership has engaged in a revolt not against specific policies, but against productivity in general. Today, they put the NDAA on their chopping block. Defense funding is chum in the…
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Americans Blame Obama For Iraq Instability

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2015

No longer “Bush’s war”

Americans Blame Obama For Iraq Instability

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6/3/2015 at 5:45pm
When he withdrew troops from Iraq, Obama himself proclaimed, “we are leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq.”  That was in 2011.  Flash forward to now, and Iraq is none of those things; indeed, Iraq is now an ISIS strong-hold, part of their declared caliphate. Throughout Obama’s presidency, we’ve heard him…
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Data on police killings bucks media narrative

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2015

90% of those shot by police were armed with a deadly weapon

Data on police killings bucks media narrative

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6/3/2015 at 4:15pm
One of the dominant theories of our time is that police officers are waging a Terminator-like war against unarmed young black men, killing them with a ruthlessness and determination evocative of a genocide, all the while escaping legal sanction. The Washington Post, certainly not a paper to shy away from fanning the…
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Senators ramp up push for PATENT Act

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2015

The end of trolling for profit?

Senators ramp up push for PATENT Act

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6/3/2015 at 2:50pm
Today Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) hosted a Google Hangout with entrepreneurs who have first hand experience dealing with “patent trolls”—firms that come in and sue companies over “patent violations” that don’t actually exist. The Hangout was part of a renewed push in the Senate to achieve meaningful…
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Boko Haram jumps back on the propaganda bandwagon

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2015

Boko Haram jumps back on the propaganda bandwagon

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6/3/2015 at 1:20pm
Last month, international investors aired their concerns about how instability in Nigeria could shift what was once a balanced and successful economy into dangerous territory. The country had just ousted their incumbent President, and replaced him with a man claiming a serious commitment to ending the rise of Islamic extremism; but…
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“Incontrovertible” Science and the #WarOnWomen

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2015

Cornell profs defend study showing academic #WarOnMen.

“Incontrovertible” Science and the #WarOnWomen

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6/3/2015 at 11:30am
As the American press reports breathlessly on the #WarOnWomen in conjunction with Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Run Version 2.0, two of Professor Jacobson’s colleagues are battling to defend research showing that there may actually be a campus #WarOnMen. A favorite assertion of campus-level feminist activists is that women in the sciences have a…
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Bernie Sanders and Media Normalization of Socialism

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2015

“As American as apple pie.”

Bernie Sanders and Media Normalization of Socialism

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6/3/2015 at 10:00am
Have you noticed that the same media that uses words like “extreme” to describe Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, and other Republicans finds nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to Bernie Sanders? Sanders, who wants a 90% tax rate for the wealthiest Americans, and recently came under fire for a 1972…
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Obama’s Cynical Synagogue Speech

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2015

Obama wasn’t reaching out, he was reaching in

Obama’s Cynical Synagogue Speech

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6/3/2015 at 8:30am
President Obama’s speech a week and a half ago at Washington D.C. synagogue Adas Israel was alternatively promoted as both an opportunity to address the scourge of anti-semitism, and a chance to reach out to American Jews. The speech did nothing to advance either goal and was tone-deaf to any Jews, or Americans for that…
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Hillary’s “Women Only” Event a Flop, Men Allowed to Increase Numbers

Posted by  ▪  June 3, 2015

“Look, I’m a woman!” campaign strategy may not be working

Hillary’s “Women Only” Event a Flop, Men Allowed to Increase Numbers

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6/3/2015 at 7:00am
Hillary is putting the majority of her campaign eggs in one basket, and that may prove to be a mistake.  As I’ve noted previously, she is banking on her potentially historic role as the first woman president to clear the way for the nomination.  Indeed, when asked about her achievements, her…
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Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Quickly Dropping

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

Numbers take a dive

Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Quickly Dropping

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6/2/2015 at 8:30pm
One of the things the Obama team did well in 2012 was to define Mitt Romney before he could really define himself. Rather than seeing Romney as an adventurous entrepreneur who took risks to help fund companies that eventually created tens of thousands of jobs,  the Obama team was able to…
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Merriam-Webster dictionary adds “dark money” in latest expansion

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

See what other words made the cut

Merriam-Webster dictionary adds “dark money” in latest expansion

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6/2/2015 at 7:00pm
Merriam-Webster released this year’s dictionary update and the additions are… interesting. According to their website, the dictionary expansion includes more 1,700 words: As of last week, it’s grown by more than 1,700 entries, and existing entries have expanded by more than 700 new senses. We’ve added 3,200 examples that provide contextual information,…
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Senate Passes U.S.A. Freedom Act

Posted by  ▪  June 2, 2015

Survives intact, 67-32

Senate Passes U.S.A. Freedom Act

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6/2/2015 at 5:36pm
Today the Senate voted 67-32 to pass the USA-FREEDOM Act, a piece of surveillance (read: privacy!) reform legislation meant to extend key provisions of the PATRIOT Act, which expired Sunday night. The USA-FA passed the House with supermajority, bipartisan support, but found a more hostile crowd waiting when it arrived in…
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