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Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2011

Not able to get to posting this afternoon, so tell me what’s on your minds. (Maybe, what do you think about bloggers from other blogs trolling the comment section here?  Just a hypo, no one particular in mind.)

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Dissuasion

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2011

Obama gave a good speech today at the U.N. on the Israel-Palestinian conflict: President Barack Obama told a meeting  of the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday that Mideast peace “will  not come through statements and resolutions” by the world body,

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Libertarianism: Lost in Translation

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2011

I get Presseurope, a roundup of translated opinion pieces from the EU, sent to my email. For the most part, the newsletter is incredibly informative. For instance, I had no idea that someone could honestly think that the Greeks deserved pity… or

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“I voted for him, I’m a Democrat, but Obama who?”

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2011

That’s a line from this web ad released by the Republican Jewish Coalition, which is capitalizing on the momentum from the NY-09 election:

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More Turkish threats

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2011

It’s all about the natural gas and Erdogan’s ego: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan described offshore gas drilling by estranged ally Israel and Cyprus as “madness” on Wednesday, raising the stakes in a confrontation over potentially huge deposits in the

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Wisconsin’s long, strange trip

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2011

Thanks to reader Heather, who writes: Seen on a parked Prius in Sister Bay, WI Oh, the comments I could make! In a follow up e-mail, Heather wrote: In forgot to tell you; on the other side of the bumper

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“… like Thomas Paine and other deep thinkers from before the revolutionary war…”

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011

I was pleased to meet a long time reader at my Tea Party presentation at the Cornell Club on Monday night, and even more pleased to get this e-mail afterwards: Professor Jacobson, It was a pleasure to meet you last

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Can The Daily Caller survive?

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011

I haven’t posted about the Twitter and blog war which broke out over a clip of Mike Tyson trash talking Sarah Palin in very explicit and violent sexual ways, although I did spotlight Dan Riehl’s post about it as Post

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What’s past is present: “This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011

Figures. I was on the bus this morning heading back to Ithaca from my Tea Party talk at the Cornell Club in NYC when I spotted on my PDA a post by Ed Morrissey about an AP Fact Check debunking Obama’s claim

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One More Item For Far Left’s Ever-Expanding List Of Unapproved Behaviors That Murder People

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011

First it was “targeting” congressional seats. Then, it was opposing gay marriage. Now, as The Other McCain reports, not publicizing one’s (alleged) bisexuality. “I gave Ellen Page a decent chance to come out with the truth,” Topitschnig posted on V-Generations.

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Newt Gingrich thinks it is the late 90s

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011

and I wish he was right. The fledgling candidate announced in Iowa that he is going to propose a newer Contract with America:  It “will be 10 times deeper and more comprehensive than 1994,” he told an audience of about

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Ron Paul Buys California GOP Straw Poll

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011

The Sacramento Bee reports that the Ron Paul campaign cut a $26,000 check to fund most of Ron Paul’s votes in the recent California Straw poll at the California Republican Party convention.  Participation cost around $100 per vote, and Paul

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Cornell Club NYC last night

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011

I gave a talk last night at the Cornell Club of New York City in Manhattan.  The topic was the Tea Party Movement, and the thesis was: Professor Jacobson will argue that the Tea Party movement has been among the

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Today’s Lawless Radicals Don’t Understand Civil Disobedience

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2011

As Althouse reports and Instapundit distills, concerning a violent protest: …people seem to have acquired the idea that the usual rules don’t apply if you’re propelled by righteous anger against a demonized a political opponent. You’re “well-motivated” so what would

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