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Finally, a high-growth job sector

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2011
“Be a modern day Robin Hood” was the subject line of an e-mail received by reader redc1c4. The body of the e-mail is below (red circle added).  It was hawking social work school, where one can specialize, among other things, in “welfare planning.” The reaction from redc1c4 is that the e-mail reflects: what’s wrong with this country…
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Gaza Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2011
From @MargieInTelAviv: I would add one thing, “Easy, just stop firing rockets at us … and sending people across the border to kill us.” Update:  NY Times covers things pretty much as you would expect.
 

Anonymity and intolerance

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2011
Hey, I missed this controversy until it was over. Via Instapundit (who is not anonymous), an anonymous law professor blogger created a blog called Inside The Law School Scam.  For about two weeks the anonymous law professor claimed to “out” all sorts of bad behavior at law schools and particularly among the…
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Sunday morning open

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2011
Lots doing in the world. The end is near for Qaddafi, or not, who knows:  “Libyan rebels said they were less than 20 miles from  Muammar al-Qaddafi’s main stronghold of Tripoli on Sunday, a day after  opposition fighters launched their first attack on the city.  The rebels said Saturday that gunbattles and…
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Not a bumper sticker, but

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2011
… something nice to wake up to on a Sunday morning. Sent by reader Linda from Tennessee: [Note: Text corrected, photo not taken on I-24]
 

Saturday Night Card Game (It’s only going to get worse)

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2011
This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: A couple of weeks before the 2008 election, in one of my first blog posts, I wrote: The suppression of legitimate political expression through false accusations of racism by the Obama campaign and its supporters is the…
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Alumni Resignations at Widener Law School In Wake of Connell Case

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2011
The fallout from the handling of the case of Prof. Lawrence Connell is starting to be felt at Widener Law School. Widener has confirmed that two members of Widener Law School’s Board of Overseers and fundraising subcommittee have resigned.  In an e-mail to me, Widener’s Director of Public Relations wrote: That is not…
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While you weren’t looking, Obama passed immigration amnesty

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2011
He didn’t pass it through Congress, even though he had overwhelming majorities for almost two years, because there were not enough votes.  He also didn’t do it by regulation, because that would take time and be subject to public comment and other messy procedures. Instead, Obama simply has issued an internal policy…
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I think you’re being a little harsh

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2011
I defy you to point to a single sentence written by Marx or Lenin complaining about corporate jet owners, or a single sentence uttered by Obama demanding that the kulaks pay their “fair share” of the harvest. Thanks to reader Rich who writes: I saw this pair of messages on a car parked next…
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Palin in Iowa Video – No one does it better

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
Regardless of whether you support her or not, for President or not, no one does inspirational political (campaign?) videos better than Palin. Palin’s Mama Grizzlies and Together videos were historic. This is another home run (h/t TheOtherMcCain):
 

Most Obvious Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
From Taegan Goddard:  
 

“over 66 percent expect that the size of their workforce will either stay the same or decrease over the next year”

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
Those are the findings of a survey of CEO’s by ChiefExecutive.net (h/t @billhobbs): Unemployment numbers remain consistently high and CEOs are wary of future business conditions. In fact, chief executives are so pessimistic that over 66 percent expect that the size of their workforce will either stay the same or decrease over…
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The new anti-Semitism

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
As explained in The Secret Passion of the New Antisemitism (h/t @yaacovlozowick): What distinguishes antisemitic propaganda from legitimate criticism, then, is the stubborn insistence on holding Israel to standards from which other countries are exempt, and the demand that Jews be denied a right to which other peoples are entitled, even obligated, to…
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More on the Widener Law School controversy

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
As you know, I have been following the case of Widener Law School Professor Lawrence Connell for several months. Connell claimed that he was singled out by two students for false accusations of racism and sexism, and that the Widener administration backed the students without bothering with a thorough investigation, because Connell was one…
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Russ Feingold just says no to WI Dems hopes

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
The great hope for Wisconsin Democrats has been that former Senator Russ Feingold would run in a recall election next year against Republican Gov. Scott Walker.  Since Democrats are likely to get enough signatures to force a recall, Democrats also will need a strong candidate to run against Walker, and Feingold…
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Pièce de résistance

Posted by  ▪  August 19, 2011
Thanks to reader John who writes: I was walking around Portland, ME while on vacation last week, and this car made me think of you. Enjoy and keep up the good work.
 

Rick Perry Vetting and Palinizing

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2011
It’s coming too fast and furious, and in some cases is too bizarre, to summarize here.  And some of the charges are not worth repeating. While I’m sure his supporters are frustrated, they shouldn’t be. Better to get it all out there and deal with it now.  He’ll either survive it (which I think…
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