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Richard Mourdock wins Indiana primary

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2012

Richard Mourdock wins Indiana primary

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5/8/2012 at 9:54pm
It was a blow out, more than anyone expected.  At latest count it looks like a 20 point win. Mourdocks victory speech was great.  I’ll post it when it is available.  (Now available at Right Scoop but no embed) For now, you’ll have to do with a photo: Elsewhere: Looks like Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee, will go…
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Indiana primary results // Update: NBC calls race for Mourdock

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2012

Indiana primary results // Update: NBC calls race for Mourdock

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5/8/2012 at 6:00pm
Opening new post for post-results — problems with embedded tweet codes here. % Reporting – 95 Mourdock – 60 Lugar – 40 Sen. John Kerry: Sen. Lugar’s defeat is a “tragedy for the Senate” #INSEN— Bahman Kalbasi (@BahmanKalbasi) May 9, 2012 Obama: As a friend and former colleague, I want to express my deep appreciation for Dick…
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Losing our liberty one day at a time

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2012

Losing our liberty one day at a time

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5/8/2012 at 4:28pm
From Peter Suderman at Reason, Obama Administration Security Official: We Don’t Need to Subpoena Reporters Anymore Because We Already Know Who They’re Talking To: Wasserman’s blistering indictment of the Obama administration’s hyper-aggressive pursuit of government whistleblowers, first delivered at April’s Logan Symposium on Investigative Journalism, is worth reading in full. Investigative reporters are…
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Cruel irony in Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee saga

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2012

Cruel irony in Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee saga

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5/8/2012 at 12:35pm
Throughout her career and political campaign, Elizabeth Warren has found victims everywhere she looked, including when she looked in the mirror and saw an alleged descendant of one of the most historically victimized groups, Native Americans. In what may be the ultimate and cruelest irony, not only is it unlikely that Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great grandmother was…
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Chronicle of Higher Ed gives in to social media mob

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2012

Chronicle of Higher Ed gives in to social media mob

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5/8/2012 at 11:27am
I have warned you about the total war, in which petitions and boycotts and other pressure tactics are used to silence conservative voices. There is no better example than a case reported in the NY Post via National Review (h/t Jonah Goldberg) about a blogger at The Chronicle of Higher Education who was…
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Is there an endorsement in there someplace?

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2012

Is there an endorsement in there someplace?

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5/8/2012 at 10:59am
Rick Santorum has endorsed Mitt Romney via an overnight e-mail sent to supporters.  Here’s the link to the e-mail (h/t Politico). Is there an endorsement in there someplace? Yeah, I guess there is, but it’s buried in paragraph 13 and half-hearted: Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task…
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Dear Indiana: It’s time

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2012

Dear Indiana: It’s time

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5/8/2012 at 9:29am
“It’s time” has been Richard Mourdock’s campaign theme.  “It’s time” captured beautifully why it’s time to retire Dick Lugar:  Too long in office, too long in Washington, D.C., too long considering himself to be the office he holds, too willing to go along to get along, too willing to act as cheerleader…
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Hopelessly helping

Posted by  ▪  May 8, 2012

Hopelessly helping

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5/8/2012 at 7:00am
to unwrite a historical wrong through patriotic dissent. From Jeff in Green Bay, a photo of the bumper sticker on his car:
 

Tuesday: one of the busiest election days of 2012

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2012

Tuesday: one of the busiest election days of 2012

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5/7/2012 at 7:30pm
Ballotpedia, the “interactive almanac of state politics,” has an excellent run-down of Tuesday’s elections across the country. While we’ve already reported to you on what’s at stake in Wisconsin and Mourdock’s challenge to Lugar, there are other key elections in Indiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia to note. According to Ballotpedia: There is a same-sex marriage…
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French foreign policy under Hollande a toss-up

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2012

French foreign policy under Hollande a toss-up

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5/7/2012 at 5:39pm
Following Francois Hollande’s handling of Nicolas Sarkozy in last week’s Presidential election, a number of pressing uncertainties are making their way into the minds of people around the world. The issue attracting the most global media attention is the significance of France electing it’s first Socialist President in 17 years, and…
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Republicans need to vote for Walker tomorrow to avoid nasty surprise

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2012

Republicans need to vote for Walker tomorrow to avoid nasty surprise

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5/7/2012 at 4:40pm
While the Democrats battle extremes within their party in tomorrow’s recall primary in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker faces his own challenge in the Republican primary. Arthur Kohl-Riggs, a 23-year-old self-described “progressive Republican” who dresses like Abraham Lincoln and frequently appears at rallies around the state, is on the Republican primary ballot along…
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Brought back bad memories

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2012

Brought back bad memories

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5/7/2012 at 3:21pm
As you know, since some of you sought a coup d’insurrection, I was traveling all weekend and this morning without access to a computer.  Fortunately, Anne guarded the wall all weekend (thanks!) and the State of the Insurrection is sound. Being computerless, but not internetless, brought back bad memories from my pre-blogging…
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Dick Lugar jumps the social security scare tactic shark

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2012

Dick Lugar jumps the social security scare tactic shark

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5/7/2012 at 12:49pm
Dick Lugar has jumped the shark with this ad he just released, via The Weekly Standard: With this ad, Dick Lugar deserves to be remembered as a dishonorable politician who would stoop to anything to get reelected. I hope Indiana voters tell him not to let the door hit him on the way out.  No…
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Wisconsin Primary Tuesday to decide Scott Walker opponent

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2012

Wisconsin Primary Tuesday to decide Scott Walker opponent

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5/7/2012 at 12:27pm
This Tuesday, democrats in Wisconsin will cast their votes to determine who will be the democratic challenger to Republican Governor Scott Walker in the upcoming June recall election. The democratic candidates, Kathleen Falk and Tom Barrett, display two ends of the Democratic party. Falk, the far-left liberal who has been attacking Walker…
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Weekend Roundup

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2012

Weekend Roundup

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5/7/2012 at 10:23am
In case you missed the weekend I locked out the Professor from his own blog, here are some highlights: Yet another Obama campaign hashtag attempt: #Readytogo No longer feeling sorry for Dick Lugar Heartland Institute unveils marketing campaign on global warming Berkshire Hathway’s Munger: civilized people don’t buy gold France chooses socialism over Sarkozy James O’Keefe subpoenaed…
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The illusion of choice

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2012

The illusion of choice

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5/7/2012 at 9:14am
A graphic entitled “The Illusion of Choice” has been circulating among those keen to expose the interconnectedness of many of the brands available to consumers: “Interconnectedness” might be a nice way of putting it, for some. That’s because this graphic plays into the misplaced alarm that has led some consumers to believe that…
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Hey brother, can you spare a bumper sticker?

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2012

Hey brother, can you spare a bumper sticker?

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5/7/2012 at 7:00am
We have seen this phenomenon before in Obamaville. From Linda in Tennessee, who writes: Obamanomics =hard times. Note the “hardware store” “12” pasted over the ’08.