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If you are reading this, Legal Insurrection is back up and running

Posted by  ▪  March 11, 2013

If you are reading this, Legal Insurrection is back up and running

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3/11/2013 at 5:36pm
Maybe. As much as I would like to brag that we are so important we were targeted by top-tier hackers, which would prove that we matter to someone, no such luck. This was a self-inflicted wound. In the process of starting the process of making it less likely that our server would…
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Thomas Friedman, last of a vanishing breed?

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Luddite with a cause

Thomas Friedman, last of a vanishing breed?

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3/11/2013 at 2:00pm
When I first saw this, I was surprised. I hadn’t heard about this before. Specialty environmental reporting is going the way of the dodo. The New York Times and Washington Post are reducing their environmental only reportage. However in all this turmoil, there’s one intrepid columnist, Thomas Friedman, who persists…
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Saudis go soft — may drop public beheadings because of shortage of swordsmen

Posted by  ▪  March 11, 2013

Saudis go soft — may drop public beheadings because of shortage of swordsmen

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3/11/2013 at 12:40pm
Via Times of Israel: A Saudi newspaper says a ministerial committee is looking into formally dropping public beheading as a method of execution in the oil-rich kingdom. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where a death sentence results in beheading in a public square. The authoritative daily al-Watan reported Sunday that…
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Hispolitica launches

Posted by  ▪  March 11, 2013

Hispolitica launches

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3/11/2013 at 11:15am
Hispolitica has been launched by Javier Manjarres, who runs the great Shark Tank blog in Florida, as announced today: I’m proud to announce the re-launch of Hispolitica.  Hispolitica brings a balanced journalistic approach to the issues and concerns of Hispanics in light of their increasing influence in the American political process. Hispolitica will provide …
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Ashley Judd

Posted by  ▪  March 11, 2013

Ashley Judd

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3/11/2013 at 10:19am
She will be the progressive cause of 2014.  She will raise tens of millions of dollars from Hollywood and the netroots.  The media will adore her. Snarky ads like this one run the risk of backfiring because they will allow her to play victim while trivializing just how out of touch she…
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Mideast Media Sampler 03/11/2013

Posted by  ▪  March 11, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 03/11/2013

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3/11/2013 at 8:30am
1) More fallout over the Samira Ibrahim selection Robert Mackey has established himself as an anti-Israel activist. Following last week’s revelation that Egyptian activist Samira Ibrahim had been making antisemitic and anti-American comments, Mackey was back in business. He asked, Samuel Tadros, the scholar who had uncovered the statements if he (T…
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Conservative Iowa law professor denied new trial in political discrimination case

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2013

Conservative Iowa law professor denied new trial in political discrimination case

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3/10/2013 at 6:04pm
The lawsuit by Teresa Wagner against the former Dean of the University of Iowa’s College of Law has received a lot of attention, a tortured procedural history (including a prior appeal) and confusing results.  In the latest twist, a judge has denied Wagner’s motion for a new trial (full opinion embedded at…
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Sunday afternoon Open

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2013

Sunday afternoon Open

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3/10/2013 at 4:08pm
Been traveling for a couple of days. What did I miss? Updates: Noticed this, by someone who is a blogger at a major online publication’s blog section, presumably gets paid for it and gets eyeballs from the publication’s readership, and therefore can say things such as: Personally I have given up on the idea of…
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Al Gore: sale of network to Al Jazeera will “raise the game for television journalism”

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2013

Al Gore: sale of network to Al Jazeera will “raise the game for television journalism”

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3/10/2013 at 1:00pm
Al Gore was questioned Saturday at the SXSW festival about the sale of his Current TV to Al Jazeera, which as the interviewer noted, is owned by Qatar–a government largely funded by oil money. Gore replied that he placed the desire to make a “disruptive move” above the “obligations to investors” w…
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Chinese bureaucrats disloyal to government vehicles, choose Audis instead

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2013

Chinese bureaucrats disloyal to government vehicles, choose Audis instead

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3/10/2013 at 11:00am
Chinese bureaucrats are under increased pressure to support Chinese-made car brands instead of the preferred luxury brands such as Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Advertising Age reports: The combined market share for Chinese sedans and compact cars fell to a four-year low of 28% in 2012, according to data compiled by the state-backed…
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“It’s not as though the twelve Republicans on this campus pose much of a threat to the tenured bully pulpit”

Guest Post by Jason Morgan  ▪  March 10, 2013

UW-Madison grad student defends student fees for CPAC attendance

“It’s not as though the twelve Republicans on this campus pose much of a threat to the tenured bully pulpit”

Guest Post by Jason Morgan
3/10/2013 at 9:30am
WAJ intro — I saw a letter Jason Morgan, a Ph.D student in History at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, had written to the Badger Herald, ‘Fracas’ over CPAC trip unfounded, regarding objections by liberal students to student organization funding being used to pay for several students to attent CPAC….
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I don’t know why readers sent me tweets about Bobby Jindal, Elizabeth Warren and Indians

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2013

I don’t know why readers sent me tweets about Bobby Jindal, Elizabeth Warren and Indians

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3/10/2013 at 8:15am
Via Twitchy, apparently Bobby Jindal made funny at the Gridiron dinner last night. Several readers sent me links to tweets about how Jindal made some joke about himself, Elizabeth Warren and Indians. I don’t get it. Is Bobby Jindal Cherokee too? Is that supposed to be funny, like he’s making fun of himself? lol!!…
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Wolfpack Pride

Posted by  ▪  March 10, 2013

Wolfpack Pride

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3/10/2013 at 7:00am
Hi Professor, Apologies for not sending more frequently, but this one was too good to pass up. She’s proud, but I’m ashamed….that she went to my alma mater (note the Wolfpack sticker to the far left)!!! Thanks for continuing to build the content on this fine blog. It’s as ritualistic as my morning coffee…
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The Great Obama Failed Recovery, in graphs

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2013

The Great Obama Failed Recovery, in graphs

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3/9/2013 at 9:15pm
A series of graphs demonstrate just how disastrous the Obama (failed) Recovery has been for our country, made all the more stark when compared to prior post-war “recoveries.” Jacob Goldstein writes on the NPR blog that while this first chart, produced by the blog Calculated Risk, is scary: …But it isn’t “scary enough.”…
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Saturday Night Card Game (What you see is not always what you get)

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game (What you see is not always what you get)

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3/9/2013 at 6:00pm
Oberlin College cancelled classes based on a report that an individual was seen wearing a KKK-hood. It turned out that the mystery figure likely was a woman in a blanket. As we wait for further details as to who was behind hate-graffiti in the weeks prior to the dramatic school closure, and what their motivations…
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Liberals v Reality, take two

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2013

Liberals v Reality, take two

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3/9/2013 at 2:57pm
The other day I was moved to reflect that the world liberals believe in—a Utopia where bad guys are just one tax hike on “the rich” away from being good guys—exists only on car bumpers. Anodyne, nonsensical phrases seem to be the exclusive province of the left, which is no revelation given…
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The statist impulse at the Washington Post

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2013

The statist impulse at the Washington Post

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3/9/2013 at 1:00pm
In late February, the Washington Post ran an editorial Solution Politics in Virginia that began: IN VIRGINIA, A REPUBLICAN governor and a GOP-dominated legislature have joined forces with Democrats to enact the first long-term increase in transportation funding since the Reagan administration — and the state’s biggest tax increase in nearly a…
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