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Palestinian Prisoner Release Celebration Mahmoud Abbas

The peace problem, in two stories

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2014

The peace problem, in two stories

Palestinian Prisoner Release Celebration Mahmoud Abbas
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4/16/2014 at 12:18pm
1. Auschwitz trip: ‘I have no regrets,’ says Palestinian professor Professor Mohammed Dajani took 27 Palestinian college students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland a few weeks ago as part of a project designed to teach empathy and tolerance to both Palestinians and Israelis. Upon his return, his university…
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Dr. Milton Wolf Ad Screen Shot Flag Barn

If Kathleen Sebelius runs for Senate, isn’t Dr. Milton Wolf better positioned to put Obamacare on trial?

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2014

Pat Roberts voted to confirm Sebelius.

If Kathleen Sebelius runs for Senate, isn’t Dr. Milton Wolf better positioned to put Obamacare on trial?

Dr. Milton Wolf Ad Screen Shot Flag Barn
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4/16/2014 at 9:58am
As soon as Kathleen Sebelius resigned as Secretary of HHS, my first thought was, hmm, wonder if she’ll run for Senate in Kansas. Apparently I’m not the only one thinking about that, Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the…
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China property bubble bursting

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2014

So why did Elizabeth Warren insist we be more like China?

China property bubble bursting

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4/16/2014 at 8:41am
China Housing Market Bubble Start to Pop as Economy Faces Hard-Landing: China’s property bubble has already started to burst as the country struggles to avoid a hard-landing after the housing market became overheated with soaring prices. China’s commercial and residential property sectors are not doing well, especially in the city of Hangzho, which…
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Bumper Sticker - Kingston MA - Impeach The Bastard

Which One?

Posted by  ▪  April 16, 2014

Which One?

Bumper Sticker - Kingston MA - Impeach The Bastard
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4/16/2014 at 7:00am
From Phil: My wife got this picture yesterday just outside the Independence Mall in Kingston, Ma.
 
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Ukraine takes control of airfield amid conflicts with pro-Russia separatists

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2014

Ukraine takes control of airfield amid conflicts with pro-Russia separatists

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4/15/2014 at 7:00pm
Ukraine’s government says it has secured a small airport in eastern Ukraine after reported clashes with pro-Russia separatists, though some of the details remain unclear. From the Associated Press (via Boston Herald): In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they repelled an attack Tuesday…
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Interception

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2014

Journalist market bubble already showing signs of bursting?

Interception

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4/15/2014 at 5:07pm
I have been skeptical of the trading value of journalists, whose prices have been bid up, “Journalists” are the new no-money-down mortgages: A whole lot of money is chasing the new cool kids, the newly name-branded “journalists” like Ezra Klein and Glenn Greenwald, who bring their friends along with them to the…
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Wendy Davis Pink Sneakers

Texas women running away from Wendy Davis

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2014

Latest polling confirms Abbott double-digit overall lead, including 8 pts. among women.

Texas women running away from Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis Pink Sneakers
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4/15/2014 at 2:30pm
It’s been a while since we’ve focused on the Texas Governor race between Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott. Davis’ now-infamous fudging of her personal narrative and Gumby-like political posturing stopped whatever momentum she might have had in its tracks: Uh oh, Wendy Davis’ life story not what it seems Wendy Davis’ ex-husband: “They’ve asked me not…
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Mary Landrieu 2014 Fake Senate Hearing TV Ad

Jumbaliar

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2014

Mary Landrieu’s Fake, Fake Fake Fake ad

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Mary Landrieu 2014 Fake Senate Hearing TV Ad
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4/15/2014 at 1:08pm
So much about this Mary Landrieu ad is fake. Start with her attempt to distance herself from Obama. Yeah, that’s believable. She has been a loyal soldier on just about everything. Remember the Louisiana Purchase? But what’s getting the most attention is her fake, reenacted Senate hearing segment, via The Weekly Standard: The reen…
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Barack Obama reacts to the passing of Healthcare bill March 2013 (Wikimedia Commons)

Census Bureau sends Obamacare comparative data into the abyss

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2014

Dramatic changes in questions by Census Bureau makes measuring Obamacare (in)effectiveness more difficult

Census Bureau sends Obamacare comparative data into the abyss

Barack Obama reacts to the passing of Healthcare bill March 2013 (Wikimedia Commons)
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4/15/2014 at 11:30am
Census Survey Revisions Mask Health Law Effects The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census…
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Max Blumenthal Michigan Divest 2

Why aren’t mainstream Israel critics defending Max Blumenthal?

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2014

And some lessons for the campus BDS movements, which worship Blumenthal

Why aren’t mainstream Israel critics defending Max Blumenthal?

Max Blumenthal Michigan Divest 2
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4/15/2014 at 10:08am
Max Blumenthal is experiencing what goes around coming around. Having blamed various critics of radical Islam as well as international Zionism for the 2011 mass murder in Norway, unfairly, Blumenthal now is in focus because the Overland Park shooter was a big fan of Blumenthal’s Jewish money and Israel Lobby conspiracy theories. …
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Voter fraud: is it “significant”?

Posted by  ▪  April 15, 2014

Voter fraud: is it “significant”?

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4/15/2014 at 8:23am
The left likes to argue that since there’s no significant amount of voter fraud there’s no need for voter ID laws, and that those who support them are inherently racist. But wouldn’t even one case of voter fraud be an abomination that should offend all liberty-loving people of both parties and all…
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First Night of Passover

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

First Night of Passover

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4/14/2014 at 8:00pm
By the time you read this, I’ll be deep into the first Passover seder, wondering when we’re finally going to get to eat thinking about the meaning of the Exodus from Egypt: For not just one alone has risen against us to destroy us, but in every generation they rise against us…
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Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. warship

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. warship

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4/14/2014 at 5:54pm
Adding to tensions between the U.S. and Russia over the situation in Ukraine, a Russian fighter jet made numerous close-range passes near a US Navy ship in the western Black Sea over the weekend.  The action came as Ukraine is confronting continuing conflicts with pro-Russian separatists that have recently escalated. From Agence…
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Hamas’ attorney, Stanley Cohen, pleads guilty to tax offenses

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

Ran his activist law practice off-the-books, including large cash transactions.

Hamas’ attorney, Stanley Cohen, pleads guilty to tax offenses

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4/14/2014 at 3:50pm
Stanley Cohen is an activist lawyer most identified with Hamas and other anti-Israeli causes and groups. Late last month The Jewish Daily Forward had an extensive article about Cohen’s political journey to anti-Zionism, including representation of Hamas and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, who was convicted last month. It appears from the timing…
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Budget Defecit Projections CBO April 2014

Deficit bull trap

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

Also claptrap

Deficit bull trap

Budget Defecit Projections CBO April 2014
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4/14/2014 at 2:35pm
Bull Trap definition and explanation from Investopedia: A false signal indicating that a declining trend in a stock or index has reversed and is heading upwards when, in fact, the security will continue to decline. A bull trap often causes some investors to buy the stock, but because the stock continues to decline…
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Race Card Holder

Branco Cartoon – Card Shark

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Card Shark

Race Card Holder
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4/14/2014 at 12:30pm
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
 
Tax Prof Blog Rankings 12-31-2013 Top 15

Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings

Tax Prof Blog Rankings 12-31-2013 Top 15
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4/14/2014 at 11:00am
TaxProf has released the rankings of blogs run by law professors, for the 12 months ending December 31, 2013. Go to Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings for the full list, including percentage changes from the prior year.  The Top 15 are in the featured image. Plus College Insurrection comes in at #17:   The asterisks reflect that…
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