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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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Moshe Dayan Ariel Sharon 1973 full image

Ariel Sharon dies

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2014

May he rest in peace.

Ariel Sharon dies

Moshe Dayan Ariel Sharon 1973 full image
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1/11/2014 at 7:42am
Ariel Sharon has died, after almost 8 years in a coma. He led a life that was complicated, and defined by the insatiable Arab desire to destroy Israel. Sharon, among many others, didn’t let it happen, and in the course of defending Israel made some errors of judgment that are easy for historians…
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Obama Supporter Faints at Speech

Jobs Report in Videos, Vine and Music

Posted by  ▪  January 11, 2014

I’m your captain, I’m your captain, Though I’m feeling mighty sick.

Jobs Report in Videos, Vine and Music

Obama Supporter Faints at Speech
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1/11/2014 at 7:30am
We’re leaning forward, but not going anywhere. (video h/t Hot Air) Just treading water. (video h/t Hot Air) (Metaphor Alert) There’s a song for this:
 
Scott Walker John Doe Probe

Big defeat for anti-conservative Wisconsin “John Doe” probe

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

Wisconsin’s long, strange trip is not over, but at least it’s exposed.

Big defeat for anti-conservative Wisconsin “John Doe” probe

Scott Walker John Doe Probe
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1/10/2014 at 9:26pm
We previously wrote in detail about the “John Doe” investigation in Wisconsin targeting a wide range of conservative groups and Scott Walker supporters relating to the failed Democratic attempt to recall Walker.[*]  See Secret probe of conservatives makes Wisconsin ground zero in First Amendment war for the details. Good news.  The subpoenas…
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LI #25 The New School

Review: The New School, by Professor Glenn Reynolds

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

Review: The New School, by Professor Glenn Reynolds

LI #25 The New School
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1/10/2014 at 7:18pm
College Insurrection posts are often inspired by a pithy synopsis of campus news by Professor Glenn Reynolds (aka Instapundit). So, with great joy, I wanted to share items from a new book featuring his wit, wisdom, and expertise on the subject of higher education, K-12 schooling, and possible technology-based transformations of how…
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Florida State Senator Greg Evers (R ) Chair, Committee on Criminal Justice

Florida “Warning Shot” Bill Advances

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

Fixing a glitch in the self defense law.

Florida “Warning Shot” Bill Advances

Florida State Senator Greg Evers (R ) Chair, Committee on Criminal Justice
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1/10/2014 at 5:09pm
Florida’s misnamed “Warning Shot” bill, Senate Bill 448, has advanced another step, with a 5-to-0 vote in favor by the State Senate Criminal Justice Committee, chaired by State Senator Greg Evers (R, pictured above). The bill still requires approval by the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committees before it will be put to…
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Press Release Sheldon Silver re academic boycott Jan 12 2014

NY State Assembly to introduce academic boycott legislation (Update – Text of Bill added)

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

“Colleges should not use taxpayer funds to support boycotts, resolutions or any similar actions that are discriminatory and limit academic opportunities.”

NY State Assembly to introduce academic boycott legislation (Update – Text of Bill added)

Press Release Sheldon Silver re academic boycott Jan 12 2014
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1/10/2014 at 3:30pm
We previously reported that NY State Assemlyman Dov Hikind intended on introducing legislation in response to the academic boycott of Israel. Now it looks like it will move forward, as Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver (arguably the most powerful politician in the state) has issued this press release (h/t Eric Owens, Daily…
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Bridgegate cartoon

Branco Cartoon – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Posted by  ▪  January 10, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Bridgegate cartoon
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1/10/2014 at 2:30pm
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