Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 10)
 

A plan to get even with Republicans “with their very worst nightmare”

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Posted by    Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 5:00pm 7/5/2018 at 5:00pm
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Rob Goodman, a post-doctoral researcher at McGill University, is mad. At Trump. And Republicans.

For supposedly breaking so many norms of political behavior that dramatic action is needed by Democrats to save the Republic.

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Trump admin revokes Obama’s pro-affirmative action guidelines

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 9:00pm 7/3/2018 at 9:00pm

Chief Justice Roberts famously wrote that “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”

That simple and correct formulation exposes how racial discrimination in the name of anti-racial discrimination perpetuates the problem. It’s a problem inherent in affirmative action based on race,...

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A Dem fight over Amy Barrett’s Catholicism may be just what Trump wants

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Posted by    Monday, July 2, 2018 at 7:00pm 7/2/2018 at 7:00pm
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Neil Gorsuch was an incredibly safe pick for Trump. Despite the plaintive wails of Democrats about a “stolen” seat, they didn’t have much with which to go after Gorsuch on the merits.

Nonetheless Democrats filibustered Gorsuch, forcing Republican’s to play the nuclear option for a SCOTUS nominee (as Democrats did in 2013...

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ABC News: Don Willett is WAY TOO FUNNY to be on the Supreme Court

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Posted by    Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 4:00pm 7/1/2018 at 4:00pm

Former Texas Supreme Court Justice, and now 5th Circuit Judge, Don Willett has been a favorite of conservatives and libertarians for a long time.

Prof. Glenn Reynolds recently commented:

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#ResistanceNuts: Dem Senate candidate Richard Painter demands investigation into Justice Kennedy’s retirement, because Trump

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Posted by    Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 10:00am 7/1/2018 at 10:00am
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There’s crazy, and then there’s #TheResistance crazy, which is a whole other level.

The latest evidence comes from Twitter/cable news star and conspiracy theorist Richard Painter, who is a Democrat candidate for Senate in Minnesota.

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#NY23 Dem primary leader Max Della Pia’s campaign website copied from Jon Ossoff

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Posted by    Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 8:10pm 6/30/2018 at 8:10pm
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You remember Jon Ossoff?

He was the high-flying national liberal and media darling who crashed to the ground in the Georgia 6th District congressional special election in June 2017.

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Dem Presidential hopefuls are all ‘Democratic Socialists’ now: Elizabeth Warren demands #AbolishICE

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Posted by    Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 7:30pm 6/30/2018 at 7:30pm
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It’s Official.

The Abolish ICE movement is now a full-blown Democratic Party thing.

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“Abolish ICE” is Democrat for “Open Borders” and Yes, Dems are actually going to run on that

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Posted by    Friday, June 29, 2018 at 9:23pm 6/29/2018 at 9:23pm
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Abolishing ICE is codeword for open borders.

And Open Borders is where Democrats have been moving for a generation. Now that slow creep is a full out sprint.

While it’s been percolating, New York Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated the No. 4 Democrat in the House in a primary earlier this week,...

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Dialing back the Dread Clock

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Posted by    Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 9:30pm 6/28/2018 at 9:30pm

This is the year of Dread at the loss of institutions and the seeming impossibility of regaining them anytime soon.

I wish I had a Dread Clock, similar to the Doomsday Clock.

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CA Supreme Court: Bullet stamping law survives despite being impossible to comply with

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Posted by    Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 5:05pm 6/28/2018 at 5:05pm

This is a joke, right?

I thought there must be a misinterpretation when I saw this tweet from an AP reporter:

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Virginia Federal Judge: Mueller can continue to prosecute Manafort for matters unrelated to the campaign

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:32pm 6/26/2018 at 9:32pm
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In early May 2018, we reported on comments by the U.S. District Court Judge in Virginia that had many pundits giddy.

The Judge lambasted Robert Mueller’s team during a hearing on whether to dismiss the Superseding Indictment, Manafort Judge: Mueller only really cares about the “prosecution or impeachment” of Trump:

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Getting ready for SCOTUS ruling on the not-Travel Ban, not-Muslim Ban, Travel Order No. 3

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Posted by    Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00pm 6/25/2018 at 9:00pm
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Figures.

The Supreme Court ruling on Trump Travel Order No. 3 has been saved for the last 2 or 3 decision days of the term this week, mornings when I’m almost certainly not available as the decision is handed down.

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Make America Laugh Again: The Comically Incorrect Cartoons of Antonio F. Branco

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Posted by    Monday, June 25, 2018 at 8:00am

A.F. Branco is one of the best political cartoonists around.

In August 2017, we celebrated Tony’s 5th Anniversary at Legal Insurrection.

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Uncivil war declared: Rep. Maxine Waters calls on #TheResistance to find and confront Trump officials

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Posted by    Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 9:10pm 6/24/2018 at 9:10pm
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Confronting Trump administration officials and supporters in public places and even at their homes is becoming the go-to tactic for #TheResistance.

Just in the last few days we have covered several such incidents:

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Amazon employees seek to deplatform Palantir – founded by Peter Thiel – from Amazon cloud

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Posted by    Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 7:35pm 6/24/2018 at 7:35pm
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Amazon employees have circulated a letter demanding that Jeff Bezos cancel sales of facial recognition software to ICE in protest of zero tolerance policies as to illegal border crossers. Those arrests have resulted in some children being temporarily separated from their arrested parents (as happens whenever U.S. citizens are arrested...

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Pallywood Payola: Hamas paid Gaza family to lie about baby being killed by Israeli tear gas

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Posted by    Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00pm 6/23/2018 at 8:00pm
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Pallywood is the industry of anti-Israel activists who spread fake images, stories and so on meant to portray Israelis in the worst possible light. Often the fakery is by western activists — you don’t have to be Palestinian to engage in Pallywood.

In all the dozens of Pallywood instances we have documented, I...

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#TheResistance crosses another line, confronts DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at home

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Posted by    Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00am 6/23/2018 at 10:00am
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The totalitarian impulses of #TheResistance have been a focus here ever since the attempt soon after the 2016 election to intimidate Electoral College Electors into not honoring the vote in their states. Since then, whether through Antifa or more normalized liberals, anything goes so long as it seeks to unwind the...

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