Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 20)
 

From the patient trenches: Lies, Damn Lies, and CBO Scoring

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:30pm 3/13/2017 at 8:30pm

I was against CBO health care scoring before it was cool to be against CBO healthcare scoring.

In the run-up and aftermath of passage of Obamacare, I devoted numerous posts to the way the way Democrats gamed CBO scoring to present an unrealistic projection of how the law would actually work.

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Rasmea Odeh Prosecutors: Departure of U.S. Atty will have no effect on case

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:35pm 3/13/2017 at 6:35pm
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Jewish Voice for Peace’s long embrace of convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh

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Posted by    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 8:15pm 3/12/2017 at 8:15pm

Rasmea Odeh will be a featured speaker at the 2017 annual meeting of Jewish Voice for Peace in Chicago, March 31st – April 2nd.

The invitation has created controversy, particularly after Rasmea’s involvement in the March 8, 2017, International Women’s Strike and Day Without A Woman created widespread media attention.

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Carlos “The Jackal” goes on trial in France

http://news.sky.com/story/carlos-the-jackal-faces-trial-for-1974-paris-shop-bombing-10799387
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Posted by    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/12/2017 at 12:30pm
http://news.sky.com/story/carlos-the-jackal-faces-trial-for-1974-paris-shop-bombing-10799387

“Carlos the Jackal” is a name I haven’t heard in a really long time.

I assumed he was dead.

In fact, he’s been serving a life sentence in France, and now is going on trial again.

Sky News reports, Carlos the Jackal faces trial for 1974 Paris shop bombing:

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Israel defeats Cuba for 4th straight win in World Baseball Classic

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/218980042/israel-beats-cuba-to-stay-unbeaten-in-wbc-17/
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Posted by    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/12/2017 at 12:00pm
http://m.mlb.com/news/article/218980042/israel-beats-cuba-to-stay-unbeaten-in-wbc-17/

WUT!

Israel’s remarkable run in the World Baseball Classic has now carried into the second round.

After three straight wins to top Pool A in Seoul,...

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VIDEO: Lone Trump supporter heckled at Rep. Tom Reed town hall in Ithaca (#NY23)

https://ithacavoice.com/2017/03/gallery-best-photos-tom-reed-town-hall-ithaca/
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Posted by    Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:00pm 3/11/2017 at 9:00pm
https://ithacavoice.com/2017/03/gallery-best-photos-tom-reed-town-hall-ithaca/

I don’t know Dr. Tom Taylor.

But I understand his situation when he decided to attend Republican Congressman Tom Reed’s town hall this morning in Ithaca, NY, where I work at Cornell Law School. In case you were unaware, Ithaca is like Berkeley, California, only smaller.

Ithaca is in the NY-23 District. Reed...

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What motivates Palestinians who commit “suicide by Israeli cop”?

https://legalinsurrection.com/2015/10/israeli-security-forces-kill-boy-16/
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Posted by    Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:30pm 3/11/2017 at 7:30pm
https://legalinsurrection.com/2015/10/israeli-security-forces-kill-boy-16/

You probably have heard the term “suicide by cop.”

It refers to attacks on police that are intended by the assailant to be met with deadly force. A 2014 FBI study provided this description:

Suicide by cop (SBC) is a situation where individuals deliberately place themselves or others at grave risk in a...

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Media can’t get enough of Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea

http://wwlp.com/2017/02/16/chelsea-clinton-doesnt-hold-back-on-twitter/
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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8:30pm 3/10/2017 at 8:30pm
http://wwlp.com/2017/02/16/chelsea-clinton-doesnt-hold-back-on-twitter/

The political career of Chelsea Clinton is being carefully nurtured, and she now is the topic of favorable media coverage almost daily, frequently after she has tweeted in opposition to Trump.

Because she is a female Clinton, nothing is spontaneous (Bill is another story).

We posted just after her mother lost the presidential...

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“Democratic Party has found a way to be even less liked than” Donald Trump

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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/10/2017 at 2:30pm

I don’t often read columns by Shaun King.

His column in The NY Daily News came highly recommended, however, by progressive writer Jeff Stein of Vox.com, with whom I first came into contact when he founded and ran The Ithaca Voice.

Stein tweeted that King’s column a “must read” on the need to...

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Media’s Trump Apocalypse Narrative Disconnected From Americans’ Growing Confidence

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-surprises-first-batch-white-house-visitors-n730111
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Posted by    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 9:00pm 3/9/2017 at 9:00pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-surprises-first-batch-white-house-visitors-n730111

If you only read the mainstream, openly left-wing, and establishment Republican media, you’d think it was Apocalypse Now in America.

Paraphrasing Pauline Kael’s alleged statement about how she didn’t see Nixon’s win coming because she didn’t know anyone who voted for him: The doom and gloom media doesn’t know anyone who doesn’t hate...

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One year ago American student and veteran Taylor Force stabbed to death by Palestinian Terrorist

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:30pm 3/8/2017 at 10:30pm

On May 8, 2016, American tourist and veteran Taylor Force was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist while on a trip to Israel.

We reported at the time, Vanderbilt U. student stabbed to death by Palestinian as Biden visits Israel:

Resuming a pattern seen during the Second Intifada, and intermittently since then, there...

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You go to war against Obamacare with the President you have

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 9:20pm 3/8/2017 at 9:20pm

I haven’t had a chance to fully digest the House health care bill.  I’m just beginning the process of learning more.

Trump supports the bill broadly, subject to some negotiations. And is promising a round 2 and round 3 of more market-oriented reforms.

It appears that much of this procedure is driven by...

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Buy-cott of Ivanka Trump clothing line beats pants off Ivanka boycott

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:15pm 3/8/2017 at 7:15pm
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With campus shout downs, first they came for the Jews and Israel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYUVsDfapb8
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Posted by    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:00am 3/7/2017 at 10:00am
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Two violent attacks campus speakers have gained widespread media attention in recent months — the attack on Milo Yiannopoulos’ appearance at UC-Berkeley, and Charles Murray

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March 8 International Women’s Strike platform calls for destruction of Israel

https://www.facebook.com/GlobalWomensStrike/photos/a.460622453961706.110093.282134008477219/1452237488133526/?type=1&theater
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Posted by    Monday, March 6, 2017 at 3:45pm 3/6/2017 at 3:45pm
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The so-called “Day Without A Woman” strike scheduled for March 8 was first conceived by a group of extremists under the banner of the International Women’s Strike, through a call to action posted in The Guardian newspaper, 

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.@Snopes falls short on terrorism conviction of #DayWithoutAWoman co-organizer Rasmea Odeh

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Posted by    Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8:00pm 3/5/2017 at 8:00pm

Snopes developed a reputation as a highly reliable debunker of internet hoaxes. It was one of the first sources I used to turn to.

Now I find it often reads more like PolitiFact, a supposedly neutral fact checker that seems to lean left, or at least often seems to have a political...

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VIDEO: Mark Levin makes his case on Obama admin surveillance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91fNfGjZdM0
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Posted by    Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 6:45pm 3/5/2017 at 6:45pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91fNfGjZdM0

As noted in our earlier post, Donald Trump’s accusation of Obama administration surveillance on Trump and/or the campaign and/or Trump Tower is believed to have come from a Breitbart News article which itself was based on an outline articulated by Mark Levin.

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