Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 30)
 

Mainstream media silence on Politico report that Obama allowed Hezbollah drug running to appease Iran

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:00am 12/19/2017 at 10:00am

So far there is near silence from the mainstream media about the blockbuster Politico Magazine investigative report on how the Obama administration from the top down interfered with U.S. law enforcement efforts to take down Hezbollah’s drug running of cocaine into the U.S. in order to facilitate the Iran nuclear deal.

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Another Vacancy on 9th Circuit – Judge Alex Kozinski Retires After Accusations of (Sexual) Misconduct

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Posted by    Monday, December 18, 2017 at 4:00pm 12/18/2017 at 4:00pm
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Alex Kozinski was perhaps the most well-known member of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and was its former Chief Judge.

It’s hard to characterize Judge Kozinski in terms of the political conservative/liberal split. He was nominated by Ronald Reagan, but because he was on the 9th Circuit, popular opinion tends to...

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Obama allowed Hezbollah cocaine running into U.S. in quest for Iran nuke deal

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Posted by    Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 9:35pm 12/17/2017 at 9:35pm

In 2014, cocaine was second only behind heroin in U.S. drug deaths.

A major player in the cocaine traffic into the U.S. was the Iranian-sponsored terrorist group Hezbollah. For year it has been known that Hezbollah has infiltrated criminal gangs in South America and set up its own billion-dollar international criminal enterprise...

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Deep State Desperation

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Posted by    Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:00pm 12/16/2017 at 8:00pm

I appeared recently on The Dangerous Thinkers Podcast with Teri O’Brien.

We covered a number of topics, but the launching point was my October 12, 2017, 9th Anniversary post, Legal Insurrection is 9 years old, and filled with dread:

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Trump Transition Team Lawyer: Mueller improperly grabbed tens of thousands of transition docs

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Posted by    Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6:18pm 12/16/2017 at 6:18pm

On December 3, 2017, when it became clear from the plea of Michael Flynn that Robert Mueller was heavily focused on post-election political decision making of the Trump transition team, I asked, Why is Robert Mueller even investigating the presidential transition?

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Theater

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Posted by    Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:00pm 12/15/2017 at 8:00pm
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I have to admit, I fell asleep at the baker’s wheel.

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission was argued to the Supreme Court earlier this month and I, didn’t cover it. Not out of lack of interest, but more feeling like we’re chasing a swarm of daily dust ups created...

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Kirsten Gillibrand’s brand is set: “Lightweight”

https://twitter.com/SenGillibrand/status/369574515753250816
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Posted by    Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11:35am 12/15/2017 at 11:35am
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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is making a lot of enemies in the Democratic Party these days.

Having clung to Bill and Hillary Clinton like a cheap suit her entire political career, Gillibrand turned on Bill when it became inconvenient in the current #MeToo climate to continue worshipping him, as I...

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Proposed Senate rule change may speed through Trump nominees

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Posted by    Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00am 12/15/2017 at 7:00am

Donald Trump took office with the unprecedented ability to reshape the federal judiciary, with over 100 vacancies as of the Inauguration. Trump had the possibility of nominating in just one term in office nearly half the federal judiciary.

Democrats’ removal of the judicial filibuster in 2013 (the so-called Nuclear Option) cleared the...

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Reopen the Hillary Investigation

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/14/comey-edits-revealed-remarks-on-clinton-probe-were-watered-down-documents-show.html
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Posted by    Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:00pm 12/14/2017 at 9:00pm
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The July 5,2016 statement by James Comey declining to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of classified information never passed the smell test.

After Comey spent 15 minutes laying out, in brutal detail, all of Hillary’s misdeeds and lies, Comey abruptly determined that no prosecution was warranted because no reasonable prosecutor would...

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The Uncomfortable Truth about [Islamist-Leftist] Swedish Anti-Semitism

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Posted by    Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:30pm 12/14/2017 at 7:30pm
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For many years I’ve been writing about how Islamism and Leftism have come together in Europe to form a particularly nasty form of anti-Semitism in which Walking While Jewish in European cities

The cover story has been, and still is, anti-Zionism and Israel hatred. It’s what, in February 2010, I called Malmö Syndrome:

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Tweetin’ Texan Don Willett confirmed to 5th Circuit, despite Dems playing War on Women card

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 5:33pm 12/13/2017 at 5:33pm

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett was confirmed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today. Justice Willett is best known for his Twitter account, where he stays away from politics, and is quite funny. Kemberlee put together a Best of (Future SCOTUS?) Justice Don Willett’s Twitter Feed.

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Oberlin College lashes out at Gibson’s Bakery, portrays itself as victim

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10:10am 12/13/2017 at 10:10am

For over a year we have been covering an incident at Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, close to Oberlin College. The incident involved charges of racial profiling against the Bakery after three black Oberlin students were arrested for shoplifting. When one of the employees, Allyn Gibson, attempted to stop them, a...

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Alabama Senate Special Election – JONES wins

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:30pm 12/12/2017 at 7:30pm

UPDATE:

AP and networks have called the race for Jones at about 10:25 p.m. Eastern.

Moore led most of the night, but Birmingham (Jefferson County) was late reporting, and when it did, it swung the election. Jones won Jefferson County with about 70% of the vote.

There will be hot takes galore. Here’s my...

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“Democrats’ #Resistance is creating a genuine constitutional crisis”

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:30pm 12/12/2017 at 2:30pm
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Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett had a tweet on December 5, 2017, that I’ve been meaning to write about.

It reflects a subject I, and others, have been focusing on since election night — the refusal of Democrats and #NeverTrump Republicans to accept the outcome of the election not just emotionally, but...

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Malmö was the canary in the coal mine warning of European Islamist anti-Semitism

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Posted by    Monday, December 11, 2017 at 9:30pm 12/11/2017 at 9:30pm
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Malmö, Sweden, is in the news again, and a lot of people are paying attention, because of chants of “Shoot the Jews” at protests against American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Along with the firebombing of a synagogue in Göteborg, and chants of “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is...

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VIDEO: Palestinians use ambulances to transport and shield rioters

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Posted by    Monday, December 11, 2017 at 4:00pm 12/11/2017 at 4:00pm

The reaction to Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to move the Embassy has not generated nearly the heat and fury as predicted.

There have been protests and rock throwing, but the numbers of people involved have been surprisingly small in Jerusalem and...

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For this selfie, I stood accused of cultural “appropriation”

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Posted by    Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 8:00pm 12/10/2017 at 8:00pm

An excellent Open Letter to the President of the Vassar College from a Vassar alumnus, published in the student newspaper, is a must read as to what happened when I spoke at Vassar on “hate speech” and free speech. President Elizabeth Bradley’s response is here.

That letter exchange was the subject of...

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