Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 682)
 

Feds Threatened BofA Executives To Complete Merrill Deal And Conceal Problems

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 8:37pm 4/23/2009 at 8:37pm

A letter from NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to (h/t Instapundit via Sec Law Prof Blog) reveals that then Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson intervened to prevent Bank of America from backing out of its deal to buy Merrill Lynch when BofA learned of enormous previously undisclosed loses.

Paulson threatened to...

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Your Energy Future Is In Good Hands

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 7:18pm 4/23/2009 at 7:18pm

Britain has solved the problem of burning coal without emitting “greenhouse gases.” According to The Independent, cutting edge technology called Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) will be fitted on every new coal burning power plant:

CCS, which takes power stations’ carbon dioxide waste gas, liquefies it and stores it permanently deep...

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Something Ezra Klein Needs To Do Before Joining WaPo

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 2:33pm 4/23/2009 at 2:33pm

Ezra Klein got a promotion. He’s moving from The American Prospect to The Washington Post. He is receiving Obama-like kudos:

This is a great move by the Post,...

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Welcome To The Real World, Professor Obama

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 7:01am 4/23/2009 at 7:01am

By trickling out bits and pieces of top secret memoranda regarding interrogation of al-Qaeda terrorists, Barack Obama thought he would have the best of all worlds. Obama believed that exposing the dark side of the war on terror would ingratiate us with the world. At the same time, Obama thought pulling...

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Enough With The “Nazi” Analogies

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 11:30am 4/22/2009 at 11:30am

Whether waterboarding should have been used on 9/11 mastermind Kalhid Sheikh Mohammed and two other top al-Qaeda operatives is a legitimate issue. Jay Bybee and others gave legal opinions with which many people disagree, but I have yet to see anyone present a convincing argument that Bybee actually was so clearly...

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Maybe Jay Bybee and Jamie Gorelick Should Be In The Dock Together

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 8:16pm 4/21/2009 at 8:16pm

I don’t think Jay Bybee (or Alberto Gonzales or John Yoo or Stephen Bradbury) are criminals. At worst, they expressed legal opinions on interrogation of terrorism suspects which a court may someday declare to be wrong. Bybee’s being wrong, if indeed he was, contributed to the use of waterboarding against three...

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Which City Would You Sacrifice?

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 10:22pm 4/20/2009 at 10:22pm

The debate over interrogation of the three top-level al-Qaeda leaders who were subjected to waterboarding is entering the honest phase. The first phase was the “this is the worst thing that has happened in the history of the earth” handwringing on the left. The second phase was the “who gives a...

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Further Proof Liberal Bloggers Need To Study History

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 2:54pm 4/20/2009 at 2:54pm

Matthew Yglesias on the new tape released by Ayman al-Zawahri telling Muslims not to be fooled by Obama:

Perhaps the best thing that ever happened to the relatively small group of people known as al-Qaeda was the rise to power of George W. Bush, whose brutality, stupidity,...

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Harman Tape Leak A Shot Across Israel’s Bow

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 12:49pm 4/20/2009 at 12:49pm

CQ Politics reports, based on an anonymous source, that California Democratic Representative Jane Harman “was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges aga...

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Do Not Repay This Loan

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 12:06am 4/20/2009 at 12:06am

The Financial Times reports that banks and other financial institutions which received TARP funds may not be allowed to repay the loans. Yes, that is correct:

Strong banks will be allowed to repay bail-out funds they received from the US government but only if such a move passes a test to determine...

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Evidence Obama Already Controls The Internet

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 9:57pm 4/19/2009 at 9:57pm

Call me a paranoid wingnut, if you must, but look at this from CNNPolitics.com today:


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Obama Needs To Stop Hiding From The Presidency

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 10:08am 4/19/2009 at 10:08am

Bloomberg news reports the following statement by Barack Obama in his speech at the Summit of the Americas, after Daniel Ortega had spent an hour ripping into the U.S. (emphasis mine):

“You can’t...

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Andrew Sullivan Still Silent On Obama-Chavez LoveFest

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 6:50pm 4/18/2009 at 6:50pm

Andrew Sullivan complained that as of 7:27 p.m. on April 16, 2009 (approximately three hours after the interrogation memos were released by DOJ), none of DrudgeReport, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin or Pajamas Media had a post on the topic:

No mention of the torture memos appears right now on the Drudge Report (which...

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Obama Throws Venezuelans Under The Bus

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 1:11pm 4/18/2009 at 1:11pm

Obama’s warm embrace of Hugo Chavez was worse than his bowing down to...

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I’m Seething Over The NY Times Calling Me Seething

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 9:12am 4/18/2009 at 9:12am

I long have criticized the bias of the NY Times, and mocked its business death spiral. My posts Nude Swiss Hikers Rescue NY...

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No Prosecution Because No Crime

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Posted by    Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 9:36pm 4/16/2009 at 9:36pm

The Obama administration released today four memoranda detailing the legal analysis regarding interrogation techniques, most notably...

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Looking At Tea Parties Through Binoculars, Like On Safari

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Posted by    Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 4:32pm 4/16/2009 at 4:32pm

I attended the Tea Party in Corning, NY, yesterday. There was a good crowd in this relatively small town in western upstate NY (several hours from NY City), several hundred in total. Corning is home to Corning glass and Steuben glass. The entire region has been hit hard by the exodus...

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