Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 2)
 

Boston Globe Editorial Board: Elizabeth Warren a “divisive figure” who shouldn’t run for president

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Posted by    Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9:00am 12/7/2018 at 9:00am
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Elizabeth Warren’s failed strategy to take a DNA test to quiet coverage of her false claim to be Native American for employment purposes as a law professor, continues to reverberate.

Yesterday we posted about a NY Times article in which even Warren loyalists complained that Warren had severely damaged her presidential ambitions, Former...

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Israeli Report: Hezbollah tunnel terrorist “trained with Mexican drug cartels near the United States border”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:40pm 12/6/2018 at 6:40pm
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Israel is in the process of uncovering even more Hezbollah tunnels under the border from Lebanon.

A key part of this campaign is to win international diplomatic pressure on Lebanon and Hezbollah.

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Former Elizabeth Warren adviser: DNA test a “strategic failure” that was “depressing and unforgettable”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11:00am 12/6/2018 at 11:00am
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The NY Times has an extensive report on the lasting and profound damage to Elizabeth Warren’s presidential ambitions from her decision in October to release the results of a DNA test to supposedly prove she was Native American.

When the DNA test was released, we noted the problems, Elizabeth Warren DNA test does...

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ALERT – University Presidents called upon to prevent rogue faculty from implementing Academic Boycott of Israel

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:30pm 12/5/2018 at 9:30pm

In December 2013, the American Studies Associations passed an academic boycott of Israel, part of the international Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The ASA boycott, which is the subject of ongoing litigation, was undertaken by anti-Israel faculty who methodically took over key ASA committees and National Council. Though only about 20%...

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Israel launches Operation Northern Shield to destroy Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8:30pm 12/4/2018 at 8:30pm
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We have covered many examples of Hamas attack tunnels from Gaza crossing into southern Israel being discovered and destroyed.

While there have long been rumors that Hezbollah was constructing tunnels under the border with Lebanon in the North, such reports were based mostly on the logic of Hezbollah’s tactics. Hezbollah has been...

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That moment a Hezbollah terrorist comes face-to-face with an IDF camera in an attack tunnel

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:02pm 12/4/2018 at 6:02pm
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Israel has uncovered and is in the process of destroying attack tunnels drilled by terrorist group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon under the border into Israel.

We will have more on this in a separate post.

But this video released by the Israel Defense Forces is worthy of a separate post. It shows a...

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Michael Avenatti, who proclaimed he “absolutely” could beat Trump, won’t run for President

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1:00pm 12/4/2018 at 1:00pm
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Michael Avenatti, best known as the Creepy Porn Lawyer, repeatedly bragged that he could beat Trump.

With his characteristic bravado, Avenatti portrayed himself as someone who “absolutely” could beat Trump and would be Trump’s “worst nightmare”.

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Beto skates past Elizabeth Warren in 2020 Dem polling

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Posted by    Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:30pm 12/3/2018 at 8:30pm

It’s too early for this.

NO, IT’S NOT.

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Mandatory Bar Association dues for political activity may go the way of similar union dues – away

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Posted by    Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/3/2018 at 3:00pm
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In Fleck v. Wetsh, review by the Supreme Court was sought of an 8th Circuit decision denying a challenge to North Dakota’s mandatory Bar Association dues, some of which went to political activities not directly related to Bar membership.

Note that this has nothing to do with licensing of attorney, as such....

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Did “ballot harvesting,” not a rejection of Trump, cost Republicans Orange County?

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Posted by    Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 8:14pm 12/2/2018 at 8:14pm
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What started as a good night for Democrats in the House on Election night 2018, turned into a very, very good result after paper ballots were counted days and sometimes weeks later.

In Orange County, often referred to as Reagan Country, it was a wipeout (see Map above).

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Brenda Snipes: On second thought, I’m not resigning as Broward Co. Election Supervisor

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Posted by    Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 6:35pm 12/1/2018 at 6:35pm
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I’m so old, I remember when Brenda Snipes, the controversial and disgraced Broward County Supervisor of Elections resigned after a firestorm of controversy over her handling of ballot counting in the 2018 midterms.

The resignation was effective January 4, 2019, the day after Republican Rick Scott’s term as Governor was to end...

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Brenda Snipes resigned effective next January 4, but Rick Scott just preemptively suspended her

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Posted by    Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:30pm 11/30/2018 at 8:30pm
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Brenda Snipes, the Broward County Election Supervisor, is credited with making Florida ballot counting a joke, once again.

Republican Governor Rick Scott won the Senate race despite all the problems in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, where Bill Nelson closed the gap significantly after election day. Republican Ron DeSantis held off Andrew...

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More woman trouble for Michael Avenatti – Stormy Daniels turns on him

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Posted by    Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 2:00pm 11/29/2018 at 2:00pm
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Michael Avenatti has a woman problem again. No, not Julie Swetnick. No, not the woman in L.A. who accuses Avenatti of domestic violence.

Instead, it’s the woman who made Avenatti a household name: Stormy Daniels aka Stephanie Clifford.

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Airbnb’s hope for a 2019 public offering could be endangered by its boycott of Jews in the ‘West Bank’

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/28/2018 at 5:00pm
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Airbnb is flying high.

It reportedly had $1 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2018, according to AP:

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Israeli company files discrimination claim under NY and CA law against Airbnb over ‘West Bank’ policy

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Posted by    Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4:00pm 11/26/2018 at 4:00pm
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Airbnb recently announced that it no longer would list homes for rent in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).

Airbnb apparently singled out only Jewish-owned homes, and would continue to list homes in Arab communities in the West Bank.

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Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann, CIA Operations Officer killed in Afghanistan, 11-25-2001

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Posted by    Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 7:00pm 11/25/2018 at 7:00pm

Every year on November 25 we remember Johnny Micheal (“Mike”) Spann, the first American killed in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. It was on that date in 2001 that Spann was killed during a Taliban prisoner uprising at the Qala-i-Jangi fortress.

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Reporters talk tough, but will they really defy new White House press conference rules?

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Posted by    Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 4:00pm 11/25/2018 at 4:00pm
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After the White House agreed to give CNN’s Jim Acosta his press “hard pass” back, the White House also rolled out new rules governing the conduct of press conferences.

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