Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 40)
 

Lewis & Clark Law School protesters shout down and disrupt Christina Hoff Sommers

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Posted by    Monday, March 5, 2018 at 5:34pm 3/5/2018 at 5:34pm
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Christina Hoff Sommers was invited the the Lewis & Clark Law School Federalist Society chapter.

The “anti-fascist” coalition at the law school decided she should not be allowed to speak. Apparently having a different opinion, and fact checking the statistics behind claims of a campus rape crisis and wage differential makes...

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Where am I

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Posted by    Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 9:30pm 3/4/2018 at 9:30pm

Been off the grid mostly the past few days, without electricity after the Nor’easter that hit the Northeast, but particularly Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Not only did we lose electricity for several days, but we also lost our favorite tree, an old Apple tree at our shore. It had lost a...

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Andrew Breitbart died 6 years ago

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Posted by    Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 8:30pm 3/1/2018 at 8:30pm

Andrew Breitbart died 6 years ago today. We have remembered the anniversary of his death each year since then.

You can read our March 1, 2012, report, Andrew Breitbart dead:

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Twitter suspends anti-Semitism watchdog Canary Mission after campaign by anti-Israel activists (UPDATE)

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:30pm 2/27/2018 at 6:30pm
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Please see Update at bottom of post – The Canary Mission Twitter account has been restored

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Canary Mission is an anonymous group that monitors and reports on anti-Semitism and anti-Israel extremism by publishing the actual statements and social media postings of activists. Canary Mission has been under attack, and there have been...

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Trump to #TheResistance and Mueller: I’m not going anywhere, and here’s my 2020 Campaign Manager

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/28/cherokee-woman-blasts-elizabeth-warren-claiming-native-american-ancestry
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Posted by    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 1:00pm 2/27/2018 at 1:00pm
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Donald Trump today announced that he was running for reelection in 2020, and that Brad Parscale would be his campaign manager.

Parscale was the digital Director for Trump in 2016, and took the world by surprise through his use of micro-targeting on Facebook.

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Another negative court decision for Oberlin College, as financial woes mount

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Posted by    Monday, February 26, 2018 at 8:45pm 2/26/2018 at 8:45pm
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Oberlin College faces two serious lawsuits arising out of social justice activism on campus.

One suit, by a local bakery boycotted by Oberlin students and administration based on apparently false claims the bakery racially profiled students, has been permitted to move forward. We reported on that decision in Court: Gibson’s Bakery lawsuit against...

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Metaphor for Middle East history: Palestinian rioters roll burning tires at Israelis, set own factory on fire

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Posted by    Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6:30pm 2/26/2018 at 6:30pm

We probably shouldn’t laugh about this, because there’s some innocent Palestinian plastics factory owner who no longer has a business.

But then again, there’s something about this story that serves as a somewhat humorous metaphor for the Middle East dispute.

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US Supreme Court will not allow Trump to bypass 9th Circuit in DACA case

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Posted by    Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:34am 2/26/2018 at 10:34am

We previously reported that the Trump administration took the unusual step of trying to get the Supreme Court to hear the case of the San Francisco federal district court order preventing Trump from ending DACA without getting a ruling first from the 9th Circuit.

What made the procedure confounding, is that the...

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Anti-Israel protesters disrupt Israeli speakers at U. Virginia

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Posted by    Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9:30pm 2/25/2018 at 9:30pm

As we have documented here dozens of times, a standard anti-Israel tactic on campuses is to disrupt events and speakers. The purpose of even a temporary disruption is to intimidate and make clear...

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Michelle Obama 2020 coming into focus with Memoirs release just after 2018 midterms

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Posted by    Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:30pm 2/25/2018 at 3:30pm

I don’t know if I was the first to predict it, but I’m claiming the title of The First anyway.

In our January 1, 2018 Predictions post, I made the following 2018 predictions (emphasis added):

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Sheriff Scott Israel admits that at time of CNN forum he knew of reports Deputy didn’t enter school

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-shooting-sro-20180222-story.html
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Posted by    Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9:26am 2/25/2018 at 9:26am
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Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel just admitted on Jake Tapper State of the Union that he knew of reports Deputy didn’t enter school at time of CNN town hall forum in which he mocked and berated the NRA and Dana Loesch.

Israel said he didn’t mention it during the forum because he...

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I renewed my NRA membership because attacks on 2nd Amendment rights never stop there

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Posted by    Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 9:00pm 2/24/2018 at 9:00pm

One of the most astounding aspects of the politics after the Parkland school shooting is how quickly a small group of student leaders and a large number of leftist groups backing them focused on the NRA. The CNN three-ring circus event in which thousands of people jeered and shouted at Dana...

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U.S. Embassy moving to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 – Israel’s 70th Independence Day

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Posted by    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:00pm 2/23/2018 at 12:00pm

We have covered the campaign promise, then announcement that the U.S. Embassy would move to Jerusalem, as part of the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

That has met a furious response from Palestinians, including a boycott of U.S. diplomacy, and scattered violence.

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Student Colton Haab stands by claim CNN rewrote his planned questions and told him to “stick to the script”

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Posted by    Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 9:00pm 2/22/2018 at 9:00pm
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Colton Haab, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was planning to appear at the CNN event last night at which students and community members would question politicians and NRA representative Dana Loesch.

The event turned into a fiasco in which Loesch was called a murderer, threatened and jeered by a...

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Robert Mueller indicts Paul Manafort a second time for things having nothing to do with Trump or Russian meddling

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/compressed-trump-s-new-convention-manager-sanders-de-blasio-662927427673
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Posted by    Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:30pm 2/22/2018 at 8:30pm
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Paul Manafort made a tragic life decision when he agreed to serve as Trump’s campaign manager during the primaries, mostly because of his expertise in working delegates in floor fights. He just didn’t know it at the time.

Because Manafort was associated with the Trump campaign, he has come under the watch...

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Pennsylvania legislators seek SCOTUS Emergency Stay of new congressional district map

http://www.wtae.com/article/pennsylvania-supreme-court-issues-new-congressional-district-map/18238727?src=app
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Posted by    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 8:34pm 2/21/2018 at 8:34pm
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On February 19, 2018, the majority Democrat members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court imposed a new congressional district map that was very Democrat friendly, likely swinging 4-5 seats to Democrats. It could be the difference between Democrats taking control of the U.S. House or not in the 2018 midterms.

The map became...

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David Gerstman – 5th Anniversary at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00am 2/21/2018 at 7:00am

Five years ago today David Gerstman published his first post at Legal Insurrection.

There was a background to how he landed here, and David told that story in his first post, I said, “Hi.” She said, “Yeah, I guess I am.”

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