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Illinois v. Texas: Ballotpedia analysis should have us all packing our bags

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2013

Illinois v. Texas: Ballotpedia analysis should have us all packing our bags

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8/26/2013 at 4:00pm
Internet encyclopedia of all things electoral, Ballotpedia, has published a study analyzing both the partisan makeup of a state based on new criteria — the “Trifecta” of control — as well as the state’s quality of life (the “SQLI”). The lead researcher on the study, Geoff Pallay, has constructed a fascinating…
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GOP Paralyzed

Branco Cartoon – That’s A Wrap

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2013

Branco Cartoon – That’s A Wrap

GOP Paralyzed
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8/26/2013 at 2:30pm
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco 
 

ProPublica joins NSA reporting collaboration with The Guardian and NY Times

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2013

ProPublica joins NSA reporting collaboration with The Guardian and NY Times

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8/26/2013 at 12:47pm
The Guardian has added another partner to its reporting collaboration on the NSA files leaked by Edward Snowden.  Investigative reporting outfit ProPublica confirmed that it has been quietly working with The Guardian on a story on the subject and has recently joined with the New York Times as well. From Buzzfeed: The non-profit…
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Oberlin admin finds victim of racism hoax exposure: Itself

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2013

Oberlin admin finds victim of racism hoax exposure: Itself

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8/26/2013 at 9:36am
On Saturday we posted the statement issued by the Oberlin College administration in response to conservative media having exposed the racism hoax and Oberlin’s part in playing along by not disclosing the hoax to the student body.  The sentence most of us focused on was: “These actions were real.”  That “fake but real”…
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Frustrated by NSA redactions? There’s an app for that.

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2013

Frustrated by NSA redactions? There’s an app for that.

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8/26/2013 at 8:15am
It might not help you figure out what’s really behind those redacted portions of documents the NSA chooses to release. But if you’ve ever been annoyed by those entire pages blacked out from view, at least you can poke some fun at it on your own time. From The Verge: A new, text-based iOS…
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Patriot

Posted by  ▪  August 26, 2013

Patriot

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8/26/2013 at 7:00am
From Brian: Saw this set of bumper stickers the other day in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
 

D.C. Lobbyists are to Obamacare, as rodeo clowns are to a mad bull

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

No offense to rodeo clowns intended.

D.C. Lobbyists are to Obamacare, as rodeo clowns are to a mad bull

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8/25/2013 at 7:39pm
I was trying to think of a good analogy when I read this article at The Hill, ObamaCare’s architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists: ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside. More than 30 former administration officials,…
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Der Spiegel: Snowden docs reveal U.S. intelligence operations against U.N., E.U.

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

Snowden leaks go to heart of U.S. intelligence operations, not just “privacy”

Der Spiegel: Snowden docs reveal U.S. intelligence operations against U.N., E.U.

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8/25/2013 at 5:56pm
The National Security Agency secretly monitored the headquarters of the United Nations and gained access to its internal video conferencing system, according to German magazine Der Spiegel, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. From Reuters: The U.S. National Security Agency has bugged the United Nations’ New York headquarters, Germany’s Der…
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What will be done to Syria?

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 08/25/2013 – When is a red line not a red line? When there’s no precedent.

What will be done to Syria?

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8/25/2013 at 2:47pm
“It was quiet in Washington—it had been a summer busy with dispatches on the golf game of President Obama, and on the new first puppy, Sunny, the Portuguese water dog, the newest addition to the White House. Bashar al-Assad had taken the full measure of powers beyond.” The Shame of Syria…
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Oberlin hoax lesson: Smelling a rat is good, smelling like a rat is bad

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

Oberlin hoax lesson: Smelling a rat is good, smelling like a rat is bad

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8/25/2013 at 1:45pm
I smelled a rat in the Oberlin racism narrative, and so did some other people in the conservative blogosphere, including but not limited to Michelle Malkin and Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller (who obtained the police report that confirmed our suspicions that this was a hoax). So while Jack Marshall at…
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Efforts to Repeal Stand-Your-Ground Falter, Fail . . . Backfire?

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

Efforts to Repeal Stand-Your-Ground Falter, Fail . . . Backfire?

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8/25/2013 at 12:03pm
The much ballyhooed efforts to repeal the Stand Your Ground law in Florida have suffered an ignominious and well-deserved death. An enormous and bi-partisan majority of Florida legislators —72%– this week overwhelmingly declined to hold a special session for the purpose of even debating the repeal of SYG. Florida Lawmakers Reject ‘Stand…
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Snowden alleges UK government is leaking documents about itself

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

Snowden alleges UK government is leaking documents about itself

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8/25/2013 at 10:18am
NSA leaker Edward Snowden – speaking through The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald – has now alleged that the UK government intentionally leaked information to the media with the purpose of justifying the government’s claim that Snowden’s leaked documents could present a danger to the public’s safety if disclosed. Greenwald’s partner David Miranda sued…
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California’s business environment going to pot

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

California’s business environment going to pot

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8/25/2013 at 8:30am
As a Californian, I am thrilled to discover there is actually one business our bureaucrats won’t over-regulate. Sadly, it is medical marijuana farming. However, the lessons it offers about the effects of selective reinforcement of regulations are enlightening. In the Merced Sun-Star, Dan Morain describes how marijuana farming practices in Butte County threaten…
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Vote, just for the fun of it

Posted by  ▪  August 25, 2013

Vote, just for the fun of it

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8/25/2013 at 7:00am
From reader 9thDistrictNeighbor: Bumper stickers are few and far between lately…this one was seen recently in Glenview, IL. It’s a bit hard to see, just like November 2014. Thanks for all you do.
 

Saddest day in #StopRush’s life

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2013

Saddest day in #StopRush’s life

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8/24/2013 at 8:32pm
We have covered the War On Rush Limbaugh run by Media Matters and a bizarre group of dead-enders who spend their days tweeting advertisers and filling up pages on Facebook. I’m not going to repeat the long, sordid history of the StopRush and FlushRush movements.  But they were hoping to get Limbaugh…
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White liberal privilege means knowing your racism hoax will not be widely reported

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game

White liberal privilege means knowing your racism hoax will not be widely reported

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8/24/2013 at 6:39pm
As longtime readers know, we’re not big fans of the White Privilege verbiage, or the White Privilege consultant and pontificating class: Diagnosis: White Privilege Syndrome by Proxy White Privilege Conference White Writer’s Privilege Zimmerman verdict energizes Salon.com’s White Privilege branding In an otherwise good article about the Oberlin racism hoax, Conor Friedersdorf uses the term “white privilege” to…
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“Birthday Week” at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 24, 2013

“Birthday Week” at College Insurrection

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8/24/2013 at 3:00pm
College Insurrection celebrated its birthday this week. College Insurrection is One Year Old Our 10 Favorite “Freshman Year” Posts at College Insurrection It’s a good thing too, because some are only just catching up. Rolling Stone notices the higher ed bubble College costs remain a challenge. Record college savings aren’t enough to pay for schools S&P Report Says…
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