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BREAKING: Egyptian Military Gives Morsi 48-Hour Ultimatum

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

BREAKING: Egyptian Military Gives Morsi 48-Hour Ultimatum

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7/1/2013 at 11:29am
Egypt’s military chief has issued an ultimatum of sorts – the army will intervene with its own solution if the country’s leaders don’t answer the demands of the people within 48 hours.  Since protesters are demanding that Morsi resign, it’s unclear precisely what this means at this time.  A written statement…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO Day 6 – State’s Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO Day 6 – State’s Witnesses

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7/1/2013 at 9:00am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter, we…
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Research 101 (Part 3): Using RSS Feeds for News and Selecting a Reader

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

Research 101 (Part 3): Using RSS Feeds for News and Selecting a Reader

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7/1/2013 at 8:00am
This week, I was going to address advanced search syntax and additional search databases in the next installment of the Research 101 series.  But in light of the fact that July 1st is the shutdown of one of the most popular RSS readers, I thought it more appropriate to first cover…
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When Obama’s lost the Ithaca sign people

Posted by  ▪  July 1, 2013

When Obama’s lost the Ithaca sign people

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7/1/2013 at 7:00am
There’s a pedestrian triangle on Route 13 in Ithaca where people gather to hold signs. These were spotted this weekend by my wife:
 

Zimmerman Update — How Much Injury Is Required Before Self-Defense is Justified?

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2013

Zimmerman Update — How Much Injury Is Required Before Self-Defense is Justified?

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6/30/2013 at 6:45pm
Well, it’s Sunday evening, and that means it’s time to set the mood for . . . you guessed it, another week of Florida v. Zimmerman. I thought I’d do that by sharing some thoughts on an aspect of the State’s (apparent) theory of the case this week that centered on an…
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Marco Rubio 2009: “You cannot grant amnesty”

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2013

Marco Rubio 2009: “You cannot grant amnesty”

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6/30/2013 at 5:23pm
It’s fairly well known that prior to his role in the Gang of 8, Marco Rubio was opposed to an across the board amnesty, and was critical of the 1986 amnesty. In this October 2009 interview, uncovered by Morgen Richmond (formerly of Verum Serum), Rubio takes a particularly hard line, insisting that “you…
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Meanwhile, Syrian army attacks Homs

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2013

Meanwhile, Syrian army attacks Homs

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6/30/2013 at 3:08pm
While everyone is focused on protests in Cairo, the war continues in Syria. Via Al Jazeera, Syria army launches intense bombing of Homs: Air strikes killed at least three civilians as Syrian government forces intensified their attacks and pressed forward with a new bid to retake several rebel-controlled districts of Homs. A woman and…
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Polygamy – another love that now dares speak its name again

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2013

Not that there’s anything wrong with it (?).

Polygamy – another love that now dares speak its name again

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6/30/2013 at 11:55am
Long ago, and far away, we predicted that once the legal standard for equal protection of the law as to marriage became  “love”  and consenting adults, without regard to gender, there would be no rational basis upon which to limit the number to two: The Gay Marriage Slippery Slope Is Back On what rational basis…
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Live Updates: Anti-Morsi Protests Across Egypt

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2013

Live Updates: Anti-Morsi Protests Across Egypt

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6/30/2013 at 5:00am
After days of demonstrations and mounting tension, protests continue across Egypt today  in what is expected to be a peak point in the movement against President Mohammed Morsi. You can follow live coverage and updates below. Video livestream: Watch live streaming video from ontveglive at livestream.com Russia Today also has a good live streaming video…
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Protests Across Egypt Sunday as Tension Grows

Posted by  ▪  June 30, 2013

Protests Across Egypt Sunday as Tension Grows

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6/30/2013 at 2:00am
Major demonstrations are taking place across Egypt Sunday on the first anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi taking office.  Morsi, backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, was elected after the January 2011 Arab Spring, which led to the ousting of former president Hosni Mubarak. Observers have grown increasingly concerned, as there have been outbreaks…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Would Zimmerman case have been filed if “creepy ass cracker” comment known?)

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game (Would Zimmerman case have been filed if “creepy ass cracker” comment known?)

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6/29/2013 at 7:34pm
There was a concerted effort at the start of this case to frame the shooting as the result of racial profiling, and to use that narrative to pressure prosecutors to file the case after the police had refused to charge Zimmerman finding his claim of self-defense plausible. From the false narrative of…
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Ganging up for the Gang of 8

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

Ganging up for the Gang of 8

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6/29/2013 at 4:31pm
There will be intense pressure on the House Republicans to approve not just an immigration reform bill, but one that includes citizenship for adults who broke the law to come here. Amnesty is what this debate is all about. Democrats want it in the worst way, and big business and labor are willing…
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Amnesty bill gift from the Senate

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

Amnesty bill gift from the Senate
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6/29/2013 at 2:15pm
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Zimmerman Trial – Open Comment Forum – Weekend Wrap-Up & Reader Poll

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

Zimmerman Trial – Open Comment Forum – Weekend Wrap-Up & Reader Poll

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6/29/2013 at 12:06pm
Hey folks, Our Friday end-of-day analysis post had accumulated in excess of 200 comments, and, perhaps coincidentally, we also began hearing increasing complaints of slow loading.  Whether the cause is the large number of comments or some other aspect of the page, Professor Jacobson and I thought it would be worthwhile to…
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Rebranding Hillary Clinton is hard work

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

Rebranding Hillary Clinton is hard work

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6/29/2013 at 10:30am
It’s worth “liking” the “Ready for Hillary” page on Facebook, the former First Lady’s foray into readying the country for her eventual campaign, not only to give your friends a fright, but also to witness just how different her marketing is than her nemesis Barack Obama. The central theme of the campaign…
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SCOTUS and Debt Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  June 29, 2013

SCOTUS and Debt Week at College Insurrection

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6/29/2013 at 8:55am
SCOTUS decisions had some college folks talking this week. DOMA ruling praised by some professors at Catholic universities Not all of it so nice. Students ridicule DOMA supporters as ‘hideous’ and ‘disgusting’ outside Supreme Court George Washington U. student blasts Clarence Thomas as ‘Uncle Tom’ for affirmative action ruling Other issues of the day are also…
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No longer of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Posted by  ▪  June 28, 2013

No longer of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

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6/28/2013 at 10:00pm
My home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations has provided much material for Legal Insurrection over the years, including the dispute as to the name itself. Splitting the year between Ithaca and Rhode Island provided me with the distinction of having Patrick Kennedy and Maurice Hinchey as Congressmen for several years. I’m…
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