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Eric Holder will stay on as Attorney General through mid-term elections

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2014

Eric Holder will stay on as Attorney General through mid-term elections

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4/25/2014 at 4:00pm
Eric Holder will stay on in his job as Attorney General at least through the mid-term elections in November. From Reuters, via Yahoo News: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to stay on through November’s mid-term elections and has no timeline for an exit after that, a Justice Department official told Reuters on…
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Elizabeth Warren would crush Hillary, and they both know it

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2014

Run, Elizabeth, Run.

Elizabeth Warren would crush Hillary, and they both know it

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4/25/2014 at 2:00pm
Forget the current polling as between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. It pits Hillary against someone who “isn’t running.” For all my criticisms of Warren, and they are extensive, I am convinced that if she ran, she would crush Hillary, just as Obama did. Warren, as did Obama, has a unique ability to demagogue…
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National Popular Vote Compact – The mother of all unintended consequences

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2014

It’s a national scheme whose time has not yet come, and likely never should

National Popular Vote Compact – The mother of all unintended consequences

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2012/
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4/25/2014 at 12:33pm
I first wrote about the National Popular Vote movement back in October 2011, National Popular Vote debacle looming, warning against its potentially destructive unintended (or maybe intended) consequences, such as (emphasis added): The NPV compact prejudices large population centers over the rest of the country. One of the beauties of the current…
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Overland Park KKK Shooter was federal informant

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2014

And had been caught mid-act with a black male cross-dressing prostitute

Overland Park KKK Shooter was federal informant

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/04/accused-kansas-shooter-was-protected-federal-witness-but-hateful-ways-continued/
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4/25/2014 at 11:13am
Just when you thought the week could not get more strange. From ABC News: Frazier Glenn Cross, the man accused of murder in the shootings of three people outside Jewish facilities in Kansas last week was, for all practical purposes, born at the age of 49. The federal government…
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The mostly nonchalant reaction to Fatah’s embrace of Hamas

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2014

And why Abbas gets away with it.

The mostly nonchalant reaction to Fatah’s embrace of Hamas

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4/25/2014 at 8:44am
In the wake of Fatah’s embrace of Hamas earlier this week there has been a very interesting reaction. Actually, the reaction has been interesting because it’s been mostly non-existent. Though the New York Times and Washington Post have reported on Fatah’s betrayal of the American sponsored peace process, neither has published an…
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9:11 Memorial Museum

Will sensitivities trump historical facts in teaching about September 11 attacks?

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2014

Manhattan Imam demands references to Islam be dropped from 9/11 Memorial exhibit film

Will sensitivities trump historical facts in teaching about September 11 attacks?

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4/25/2014 at 7:00am
As part of the historical tour one makes through the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City, a brief video will be shown describing the group that carried out the deadliest single foreign attack on the homeland in United States history. Apparently, relating the impetus behind the attack to…
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On The Lisa Wexler Show, talking Vassar and BDS

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2014

Background on the American Studies Association boycott and how it’s playing out

On The Lisa Wexler Show, talking Vassar and BDS

http://youtu.be/VhNPHYzUFmI
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4/24/2014 at 11:00pm
I was a guest on The Lisa Wexler Show on April 22, 2014. The show is based in Westchester County, just north of New York City, and covers Poughkeepsie, NY, further north, where Vassar College is located. We talked about anti-Israel events at Vassar, my debate challenge, and the boycott movement in…
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Resisting the urge to fly towards the flame

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2014

Better to miss the show than to get burned.

Resisting the urge to fly towards the flame

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4/24/2014 at 7:41pm
The urge to fly towards the hot news flame is strong. We’ve mostly, but not always, avoided being burned. We took a deep breath when the Bundy Ranch flame flared: “I don’t think we’ve written here yet about the Bundy Ranch standoff, mostly because we didn’t have enough information about the situation to m…
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Russia to launch military drills near Ukraine border

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2014

Russia to launch military drills near Ukraine border

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4/24/2014 at 5:22pm
Russia on Thursday announced that it would begin military drills along the border of Ukraine, as the crisis there has continued to escalate in recent days. From CNN: Following days of simmering unrest, tensions in Ukraine escalated sharply Thursday, with Russia embarking on new military drills near the border after Ukrainian forces said…
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Branco Cartoon – Please Stop Helping

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Please Stop Helping

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4/24/2014 at 3:30pm
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Dorm storming at NYU targets Jewish students (Updates)

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2014

Mock eviction notices slid under doors in dorm known to have high concentration of Jewish students, including only “Shabbat elevator”

Dorm storming at NYU targets Jewish students (Updates)

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4/24/2014 at 1:32pm
“Dorm Storming” is a tactic used by anti-Israel activists at many campuses to slide mock eviction notices under student bedroom doors in the middle of the night, allegedly to let students know how Palestinians feel when served with eviction notices prior to demolition of their homes. The content of the flyers,…
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IRS Rewards Agency Scofflaws

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2014

It’s the bureaucracy, stupid, and not just at the IRS

IRS Rewards Agency Scofflaws

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4/24/2014 at 11:51am
In the world of federal Inspectors General, there are some evergreens in agency oversight. There are federal employees in every agency who periodically misuse their official credit cards, use their workplace computers to look at pornography, or fail to pay their taxes in timely fashion. Indeed, every year, there are news stories…
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Palestinian Prisoner Release Celebration Mahmoud Abbas

Don’t Blame Bibi

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2014

“They’re still allowing Abbas to make fools of them, as they wait for the Palestinian Godot, who will never show up.”

Don’t Blame Bibi

Palestinian Prisoner Release Celebration Mahmoud Abbas
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4/24/2014 at 9:51am
Excellent analysis in the left-wing Haaretz newspaper by journalist Ari Shavit, Waiting for the Palestinian Godot: There are some moments a journalist will never forget. In early 1997, Yossi Beilin decided to trust me, and show me the document that proved that peace was within reach. The then-prominent and creative politician from…
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Piketty on income inequality

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2014

Piketty on income inequality

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4/24/2014 at 7:30am
Taking away the bulk of the rich’s money will fix income inequality, according to French economist Thomas Piketty: Piketty’s terror at rising inequality is an important data point for the reader. It has perhaps influenced his judgment and his tendentious reading of his own evidence. It could also explain why the book…
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Female Democratic candidate charges War on Women … by Democratic machine

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2014

Marisa DeFranco alleges “Democratic machine has lost all credibility on the so-called War on Women” after DCCC omits her from poll in MA-06

Female Democratic candidate charges War on Women … by Democratic machine

http://youtu.be/JGhCaJjQk-s
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4/23/2014 at 8:18pm
You may remember Marisa DeFranco, the plain-talking, no-nonsense, old-fashioned working class liberal Massachusetts Democrat who filed more than enough ballot petition signatures to challenge Elizabeth Warren in the 2012 Democratic Primary — and then was kept off the ballot at the Democratic State Convention, which wanted a clear field for Warren. The Democratic Party…
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This Senate ad could be titled “There But For Fortune”

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2014

But it’s actually titled “Trust”

This Senate ad could be titled “There But For Fortune”

http://youtu.be/KXqHI059n90
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4/23/2014 at 6:38pm
This has been a great season so far for breakthrough videos by candidates seeking name recognition. Who can forget Joni Ernst from Iowa who bragged about castrating pigs? That ad propelled her into a strong position in the crowded the Republican field. Terri Lynn Land’s moments of silence on the War On Women…
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U.S. troops arrive in Poland for exercises amid Ukraine crisis

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2014

U.S. troops arrive in Poland for exercises amid Ukraine crisis

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4/23/2014 at 5:00pm
U.S. Army paratroopers began arriving in Poland on Wednesday for what will be a series of military exercises to occur in four countries across Eastern Europe as the crisis in Ukraine continues. From CNN: A contingent of U.S. Army paratroopers arrived in Poland on Wednesday, the first of what will be a “persistent presence”…
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