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New Viral Palestinian Video: How To Stab a Jew

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2014

More hatred from Israel’s “peace partners” goes viral.

New Viral Palestinian Video: How To Stab a Jew

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12/28/2014 at 12:20pm
A new Hamas “How To” video is going viral in Palestinian social media circles. It isn’t how to rebuild buildings. Or how to make peace with Israel. It’s how to stab Jews. How do it properly and inflict maximum damage on the victim and increase the likelihood of killing him or…
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campus sexual assault

Rape law is a “trigger.” Should we stop teaching it?

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2014

Or, should we allow students to “opt out?”

Rape law is a “trigger.” Should we stop teaching it?

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12/28/2014 at 9:50am
Should teaching the law of sexual assault and rape be banned from law school classrooms because it could be a “triggering” event for some students? Apparently, there is a movement to do just such a thing. Earlier this month, Harvard Law professor Jeannie Suk wrote a wonderful article at the New Yorker discussing…
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Bumper Stickers - Roswell NM - God Friendly

Being there

Posted by  ▪  December 28, 2014

Wherever there is.

Being there

Bumper Stickers - Roswell NM - God Friendly
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12/28/2014 at 7:30am
Chevy van parked at Roswell, NM Walmart. Jokes I heard about Roswell (famous for 1947 UFO): “All Roswell aliens have a green card”. And “Roswell is not the ends of the earth,but you can see it from here”. Happy Hannukah and Happy New Year. Thanks, Professor for being here.
 
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Leslie Eastman’s “flaming hot” stories of 2014

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

Here’s to hoping for some “global cooling” on breaking news stories in 2015.

Leslie Eastman’s “flaming hot” stories of 2014

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12/27/2014 at 7:45pm
As we wrap-up another eventful year, I wanted to share some favorite posts featuring the many diverse areas I cover as part of Professor Jacobson’s wonderful team of authors. Infectious Diseases: “Health and Safety Moms” Could Swing 2014 Elections I was nothing if not optimistic about the election results this November, but the…
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It was the best of years, it was the worst of years…

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

A Tale of Two Views of America 2014

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years…

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/26/thomas_frank_we_are_such_losers/
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12/27/2014 at 6:00pm
As 2014 comes to a close, it’s expected for some writers to look back on the last twelve months and analyze the year that was. Two recent columns from well known outlets offer a very different view of where we are. Michael Grunwald of Politico is pretty sure everything is coming up…
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Al-Shabaab shake-up hits Somalia

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

The fractured group is still gaining ground.

Al-Shabaab shake-up hits Somalia

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12/27/2014 at 4:00pm
Just days after al-Shabaab insurgents attacked an African Union military base in Somalia, one of the group’s leaders has been captured along the Somalia-Kenya border. From the AP: A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said…
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Attacking dog

Is there a Constitutional right of self-defense against attacking animals?

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

An illustration of why “bad cases make for bad law.”

Is there a Constitutional right of self-defense against attacking animals?

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12/27/2014 at 2:00pm
Eugene Volokh has an interesting post over at his Volokh Conspiracy blog about a Washington-state Court of Appeals decision finding that there exists a Constitutional right of self-defense against attacking animals.  That decision, State v. Hull (Wash. Ct. App. Dec. 18, 2014),  is embedded at the bottom of this post. Professor Volokh’s post on the…
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Democrats Snub Obama

Republicans to pick apart the Obama Coalition in 2016

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

“The Democrats have no coalition of their own.”

Republicans to pick apart the Obama Coalition in 2016

Democrats Snub Obama
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12/27/2014 at 12:01pm
2016 is still quite a way off but that hasn’t stopped speculation about the chances for each of the major parties. Bill Barrow of the Associated Press looks back at the last few elections and raises an important question for the next one: Can GOP shatter ‘Obama coalition’ in 2016? Republicans crowed in 2004…
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Rafael Ramos family with flag

Funeral for #NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos (LIVE)

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

Tens of thousands of police officers attend.

Funeral for #NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos (LIVE)

Rafael Ramos family with flag
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12/27/2014 at 9:45am
Today is the funeral for fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos, executed along with officer Wenjian Liu. Live Video and Twitter feeds below, as well as our own select updates. [Funeral over, video feeds removed] Family, friends and city officials remember slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos: http://t.co/vKk0AScwfJ pic.twitter.com/xqgxMiEcuh— New York Daily News…
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Honoring the Life of Fallen #NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

“He had an infectious smile”

Honoring the Life of Fallen #NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos

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12/27/2014 at 9:07am
UPDATE: You can watch the funeral here. Today, New York City will lay to rest Officer Rafael Ramos, one of the victims of last week’s brutal assassination that took the lives of Ramos and his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu. More than 20,000 officers from all over the country, along with Vice President…
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Politically Incorrect Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 27, 2014

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

Politically Incorrect Week at College Insurrection

CI Politcally Incorrect
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12/27/2014 at 7:30am
Bill Maher finally got back at all those progressive students who were trying to silence him. Bill Maher Finally Gives Speech at Berkeley, Bashes Republicans There was more fallout from Rolling Stone’s UVA story. UVA Enters Damage Control Mode Over Rolling Stone Rape Story People Who Vandalized UVA’s Phi Kappa Psi House Unrepentant Columbia School of…
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Palestine Contingent Millions March NYC2Palestine w border

The Anti-Israel, Anti-Police Alliance (#NYPD)

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

My column at The NY Post.

The Anti-Israel, Anti-Police Alliance (#NYPD)

Palestine Contingent Millions March NYC2Palestine w border
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12/26/2014 at 9:59pm
I previously have written about the activities of anti-Israel activists in fomenting confrontation in Ferguson and New York City: Intifada Missouri – Anti-Israel activists may push Ferguson over the edge Anti-Israel activist still stoking fires in #Ferguson “Pigs in a blanket” chanted in #Ferguson long before #NYPD executions I have a column at The NY…
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Rick Perry: “This is not a miracle. We know how this happened.”

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

Some say *he’s* the “Texas Miracle.”

Rick Perry: “This is not a miracle. We know how this happened.”

Rick Perry official Governor's Photo cropped
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12/26/2014 at 7:03pm
Greg Abbott won a decisive victory in Texas’ recent gubernatorial election, but he’ll have some big shoes to fill come January. Outgoing Governor Rick Perry may be stepping down from his post at the Texas capitol, but he’s nowhere near close to making his exit from the national stage. In addition…
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The Government’s Final Gift of 2014: A Bad Flu Season

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

Egypt and India report deaths from H1N1/Swine Flu

The Government’s Final Gift of 2014: A Bad Flu Season

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12/26/2014 at 5:30pm
I got the gift of karma last night, after returning home from a wonderful Christmas dinner with the in-laws. Why karma?  Because  one of the articles about infectious diseases I missed covering noted that this year’s flu shot was ineffective against the most dominant strain of the virus: The flu vaccine may not…
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Life is Beautiful

Miracles do exist

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

Still skeptical? Read this.

Miracles do exist

Life is Beautiful
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12/26/2014 at 4:00pm
This story came across my Twitter feed the other day and my eyes might have leaked a little bit. And by a little bit, I mean I cried like a baby because this story is just that kind of story. Brandon Finnigan over at Ace of Spades shared this incredible story…
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Mohammad Zoabi

Palestinian threats against Mohammad Zoabi and why there is no peace

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

He’s hiding in the U.S., while his anti-Israel Knesset member cousin is lionized in Western media.

Palestinian threats against Mohammad Zoabi and why there is no peace

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12/26/2014 at 2:30pm
Prof. Jaccobson blogged yesterday about the tribulations of Israeli Member of Knesset Haneen Zoabi, who is privileged and free to serve in the legislature of the country that she reviles. But there’s another Zoabi, in fact a distant cousin, who also has been in the news. Mohammad Zoabi. He’s a teenager who…
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Video: #NYPD widow visits execution scene

Posted by  ▪  December 26, 2014

As protesters refuse plea to hold off until after funerals.

Video: #NYPD widow visits execution scene

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12/26/2014 at 12:45pm
Via The NY Daily News: The weeping widow, her eyes spilling tears and her heart filled with anguish, stood unsteadily where her hero husband was executed. Pei Xia Chen, with her slain spouse’s parents and six other relatives, made a heartbreaking pilgrimage on Wednesday to the Brooklyn block that became a weekend killing…
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