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Now you can search for tweets as old as Twitter with Topsy

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

Now you can search for tweets as old as Twitter with Topsy

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9/4/2013 at 3:30pm
If you’ve ever tried to use Twitter search to find someone’s old tweet, you’ve likely been disappointed to find that the results leave you digging through only the most recent tweets, and that’s if they even match your search terms at all. I’ve mentioned previously in my Research 101 posts that I…
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Axelrod’s Syrian Maneuver

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

Axelrod’s Syrian Maneuver

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9/4/2013 at 2:00pm
Have you noticed another skirmish brewing, not in the Middle East but among Republicans over support for Obama’s Syrian debacle? David Axelrod must be twirling his mustache with delight over his latest manipulation of the leaderless Republican party as they provide cover for Obama’s latest fail. Of course, Obama’s Syrian problem isn’t about…
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House Hearings on Syria – LIVE

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

House Hearings on Syria – LIVE

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9/4/2013 at 12:26pm
After testifying yesterday before the Senate, John Kerry, Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey are testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee:
 

Twenty Years Ago, an Ounce of Foresight about Oslo

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 09/04/2013 The New York Times kicks off its 20th Anniversary celebration of the Oslo Accords, by blaming Israel

Twenty Years Ago, an Ounce of Foresight about Oslo

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9/4/2013 at 12:08pm
Last week, the New York Times kicked off its twentieth anniversary celebration of the Oslo Accords with an op-ed, Oslo, 20 years later by Uri Savir. I didn’t have to read far to learn the premise of of Savir’s argument. (Actually, I didn’t have to read it any of it to…
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Two Red Lines

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

Two Red Lines

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9/4/2013 at 10:30am
This is the big headline today: “I did not set a red line.” (added) Transcript via Real Clear Politics: STEVE HOLLAND, REUTERS: Have you made up your mind whether to take action against Syria whether or not you have a congressional resolution approved? Is a strike needed in order to preserve your credibility…
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Congress micromanaging its way out of accepting responsibility

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

Rand Paul: Congress “getting too involved on how we execute war.”

Congress micromanaging its way out of accepting responsibility

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9/4/2013 at 9:11am
Rand Paul was on Hannity last night. He makes a point I completely agree with, that Congress should not, by way of authorization, try to micromanage any military action against or regarding Syria.  Either authorize the President to use force as necessary with regard to the use of chemical weapons in, to…
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So I guess we’ll count this as a “No” vote

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

So I guess we’ll count this as a “No” vote

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9/4/2013 at 7:00am
From herm2416: Seen on a car in Fish Creek, Wi. Very pro-Obama in 2008, not nearly that in 2012–not even remotely close! You are my go-to website, Professor! Keep it up, you are appreciated!
 

Ariel Castro commits suicide in prison

Posted by  ▪  September 4, 2013

Ariel Castro commits suicide in prison

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9/4/2013 at 12:48am
Via AP: Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade has committed suicide at a state prison facility. Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. Prison medical…
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Social media network to launch exclusively for law enforcement

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2013

Social media network to launch exclusively for law enforcement

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9/3/2013 at 7:11pm
Law enforcement personnel are soon to get their own social networking site. From FOX News: The final stages are near completion for the launch of a law enforcement social media network designed exclusively for the men and women in blue. Created by former high-profile New York City police commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief…
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Hackers launch ‘OpIsrael Reborn’ for 9/11

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2013

But how much of a threat is it?

Hackers launch ‘OpIsrael Reborn’ for 9/11

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9/3/2013 at 3:15pm
Rumblings are circulating about a planned cyberattack on Israeli and US targets scheduled for September 11th, called OpIsrael Reborn.  While the spooky videos and rhetoric seem grandiose and theatrical, it’s uncertain how much of a threat the publicized attack actually poses. From the Jerusalem Post: An English-language video posted to YouTube on Monday…
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Did the Jury get it right in The Zimmerman Trial?

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2013

Did the Jury get it right in The Zimmerman Trial?

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9/3/2013 at 1:41pm
Umm, let me think on that. I have until September 12 at 4 p.m. to decide. This event sponsored by the Cornell Law School 2nd Amendment Club is open to the public, although good luck finding parking! Update: In response to some reader inquiries, I’m not sure if there will be a live stream,…
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Syria – Boehner on board and other developments

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2013

Syria – Boehner on board and other developments

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9/3/2013 at 11:35am
There are many developments on the Syria front, some in Congress, some on the ground. We will update this throughout the day, and as usual, have the Legal Insurrection and #Syria hashtag Twitter feeds at the bottom of the post. Update are in reverse chronological order, with most recent on top. https://twitter.com/EvanMcSan/status/375016560030916608 Media Benjamin…
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constitution

natural born Citizens: Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2013

natural born Citizens: Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz

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9/3/2013 at 9:05am
I believe Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal and Ted Cruz to be “natural born Citizens” and eligible to be President.  Here’s why. 1. Summary There are few eligibility requirements to be President.  You don’t have to be smart, wise, experienced, honest, educated, or a particular gender or race. Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution provides, in pertinent…
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Is There no Limit to the Administration’s Cynicism Regarding Israel?

Posted by  ▪  September 3, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 09/03/2013 – Identifyng a Scapegoat for the President’s Inaction

Is There no Limit to the Administration’s Cynicism Regarding Israel?

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9/3/2013 at 7:30am
Politico reports: The Obama administration is using a time-tested pitch to get Congress to back military strikes in Syria: It will help protect Israel. Right. The reason the administration is so intent on lobbing a few cruise missiles at Syria is to protect Israel. Secretary of State Kerry said: “I think the stakes of…
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Greenwald reveals NSA surveillance of Brazil and Mexico presidents

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2013

Greenwald reveals NSA surveillance of Brazil and Mexico presidents

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9/2/2013 at 7:30pm
The Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has since early June been reporting on leaked documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, told a Brazilian television program Sunday that the NSA read emails of the Presidents of Brazil and Mexico. From NBC News: Glenn Greenwald told Globo news program “Fantastico” that a document…
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College for everybody: Is it really the best idea?

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2013

College for everybody: Is it really the best idea?

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9/2/2013 at 5:30pm
Whatever happened to the skilled labor force? It went to college, and that’s not an entirely good thing: When everybody’s special, nobody is. Getting everyone into college means you have to dumb down the curriculum until it is nothing but meaningless drivel that has no application in the real world… Forcing everyone to…
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Part Time Labor Day

Branco Cartoon – Workin’ 9 to 2, What a Way to Make a Livin’

Posted by  ▪  September 2, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Workin’ 9 to 2, What a Way to Make a Livin’

Part Time Labor Day
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9/2/2013 at 3:45pm
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