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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

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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

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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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California’s New GOP Chair Donates $1300 to Democratic LA Mayoral Candidate

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2013

California’s New GOP Chair Donates $1300 to Democratic LA Mayoral Candidate

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3/9/2013 at 11:00am
As a Democrat, I am often grateful to the support shown to me by Republican friends. However, California’s new Republican Party chairman may have taken support for a Democrat one step too far for the comfort of his party’s membership and the GOP contender in a local race. A campaign committee controlled by…
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It’s official: McKinley GOP nominee to face gun-banner Robin Kelly

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2013

It’s official: McKinley GOP nominee to face gun-banner Robin Kelly

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3/9/2013 at 9:30am
Paul McKinley, who had been the presumed winner in the Illinois special election to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., has been confirmed as the GOP nominee by the state board of elections. There had been a few outstanding provisional ballots that precluded the runner-up, Republican Eric Wallace, from conceding until Friday. McKinley…
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Rand-mentum Week at College Insurrection

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Rand-mentum Week at College Insurrection

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3/9/2013 at 8:15am
One man took a stand, and libertarianism broke out: Young Libertarians Defend Rand Paul From Establishment GOP Cal State Student: Give Me Liberty Or Death By Drones Knox College Student — Rand Paul is a Constitutional Realist Are Millennials going to become the great Libertarian generation? UNC Student: “Do Libertarians have a Branding Problem?” Libertarian economist offers…
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Dead End Street

Posted by  ▪  March 9, 2013

Dead End Street

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3/9/2013 at 7:00am
Dear Professor, Greetings from Seaside CA and its “Obama Way”. First civic homage I’ve seen to the potus and regrettably I didn’t have any rolaids handy. Aurgh. Best, “Cheerful in Marin”
 

Leftist DC coffee shop attacks pro-Israel customer, Al Jazeera jumps on board

Posted by  ▪  March 8, 2013

Leftist DC coffee shop attacks pro-Israel customer, Al Jazeera jumps on board

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3/8/2013 at 6:56pm
Progressive and proud DC coffee shop Busboys and Poets, housed in a modern McDevelopment on the city’s NW side, turns out to be pretty thin-skinned when its customers balk at their politics. Server Nuria Kalifa-Jackson, wearing an anti-Israel shirt produced by CodePink, received a 10% tip instead of a 15%, which her…
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“We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it” part 3,031,469

Posted by  ▪  March 8, 2013

“We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it” part 3,031,469

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3/8/2013 at 4:30pm
February 21, 2013 – Insurer with NY’s ‘worst’ record of complaints gets $340M Obamacare loan (via Instapundit) A health insurance company headed by an old friend from when President Obama was an Illinois state senator got a $340 million federal loan to establish Obamacare co-ops in New York, New Jersey and Oregon…
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Hamilton College student speaks out against the real diversity problem on campus

Posted by  ▪  March 8, 2013

The school that kicked Western Civilization off campus is blind to its own lack of intellectual diversity

Hamilton College student speaks out against the real diversity problem on campus

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3/8/2013 at 3:00pm
When Professor Jacobson graduated from Hamilton College in the early ’80s, it was a school known for its rigorous academics and absence of  “political correctness.” Fast forward to the new millennium, when it seems not only like a different time, but also a different world. Now, student Dean Ball shines the light on…
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Elizabeth Warren’s Banking Committee methodology — ask questions of the wrong witnesses

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Elizabeth Warren’s Banking Committee methodology — ask questions of the wrong witnesses

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3/8/2013 at 1:29pm
More headlines for Elizabeth Warren demanding that someone be prosecuted for something. But there’s a catch. She’s making headlines, once again, by asking questions of witnesses who cannot possibly answer them because they have no jurisdiction to implement criminal prosecutions, Warren starts taking on banks and regulators (emphasis mine): Warren questioned senior Treasury Department officials…
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Alabama state legislature defeats union, passes school choice

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Alabama state legislature defeats union, passes school choice

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3/8/2013 at 11:34am
Last week. the Alabama legislature passed a bill approving school choice in a speedy series of votes that, according to one report, left the Senate “in chaos” when the Democrats realized what had happened. In reaction to being out-gamed, Democrats in the state House and Senate have been enacting a sort…
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