Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 684)
 

Sharansky May Be Israeli Foreign Minister – What We Can Learn

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 8:36am 2/24/2009 at 8:36am

The website DebkaFile is reporting that Bibi Netanyahu’s choice for Israeli Foreign Minister is Anatoly (Natan) Sharansky, a hero of the Soviet refusenik movement. For those of you who are not familiar with...

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How TARP Works – In Pictures

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2009 at 12:04pm 2/23/2009 at 12:04pm

 
 
 

An Idaho “Racist” and Eric Holder

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2009 at 8:14am 2/23/2009 at 8:14am

Larrey Anderson is a frequent contributor to, and an editor of, American Thinker. I’ve spoken with and corresponded with Larrey numerous times in connection with several of my articles published at A.T. One thing that always jumped out at me is how much Larrey talked about his kids and...

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OMG – I Agree With Maureen Dowd

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 6:09pm 2/22/2009 at 6:09pm

The cold day in hell has just arrived. I agree with Maureen Dowd:

Yet Obama is oozing empathy compared with his attorney general, who last week called us “a nation of cowards” about race.

Eric Holder, who showed precious little bravery in standing up to Clinton on a pardon for the scoundrel...

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Whores and Whiskey

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 5:28pm 2/22/2009 at 5:28pm

(Thanks for sending me this, Patricia!)

 
 
 

Jewish History In One Sentence

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 3:52pm 2/22/2009 at 3:52pm

As reported by the putative first gentile Prime Minister of Israel:

“Quick synopsis of every Jewish holiday: They
tried to kill us; we won; let’s eat.”

 
 
 

Obama To Appoint “The Vacuum Cleaner” To Plum Ambassadorship

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 10:14am 2/22/2009 at 10:14am

Ah, hope and change. Near silence from the American mainstream media, but this news item from the Brits about Obama appointing one of his key fundraisers as Ambassador to Great Britain:

Barack Obama has been embroiled in a cronyism row after reports that he intends to make Louis Susman, one of his...

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The Revolt of the Kulaks Has Begun

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 12:10am 2/22/2009 at 12:10am

The beginning of a protest movement against Barack Obama’s redistributive policies is underway. Though still small, every movement starts somewhere. While called the “

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Another Obama “I Told You So”

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 2:30pm 2/21/2009 at 2:30pm

Another Obama “I told you so,” this time from Investor’s Business Daily:

Last Oct. 13 [2008], in trying to explain why the market had sold off 30% in six weeks, we acknowledged that the freeze-up of the financial system was a big concern. But we cited three other factors as well:

• The...

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Is “Gobbledygook” Racist?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 11:46am 2/21/2009 at 11:46am

I am about to tread where sane people in this society dare not go for fear of having their words twisted: Discussing race. Attorney General Eric Holder told us not to be cowards on the subject, so let’s talk about whether non-racist cartoons or words can be twisted to create a...

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Clinton Assures China on Investments: What About Us?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 10:52am 2/21/2009 at 10:52am

Hillary Clinton went to China to assure Chinese investors (i.e. the Chinese government) about the safety and security of investing in the U.S. (video here). Great. What about assuring U.S. investors? Don’t we matter?

With the export-heavy Chinese economy reeling from the U.S. downturn, Clinton sought in meetings with Premier Wen Jiabao...

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Stimulus Grants For Republicans? Say It Ain’t So

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 9:37am 2/21/2009 at 9:37am

This must be some sort of plot to undermine Republican opposition to Obama’s stimulus plan. Online marketers of “free government money” get-rich-quick schemes now are targeting Republicans:

Where did I find this? Through a Google Ad over at Finkelblog. Seems like Mark’s audience must have been marked by Google Ads as “Republicans”...

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The Last Bull Capitulates

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2009 at 7:59am 2/20/2009 at 7:59am

There’s an old saying on Wall Street that a bear market has not bottomed out until the last bull capitulates. News flash. The last bull has capitulated. Me.

I’m a true believer in capitalism and markets. There is no better measure of what an item is worth than the price re...

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Shocker – NATO Says No To More Troops

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 2:36pm 2/19/2009 at 2:36pm

A centerpiece of Barack Obama’s foreign policy is convincing Europeans, particularly NATO members, to help with the effort in Afghanistan. George Bush, it was said, too long had practiced the politics of “go it alone.” We were assured that once we asked nicely, instead of arrogantly, the Europeans would fall...

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Israel Derangement Syndrome Strikes Again

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 11:10am 2/19/2009 at 11:10am

The headline of an Op-ed on the website of The Guardian newspaper, the left-wing British newspaper, started out promisingly enough: “Hamas No, Human Rights Yes.” The sub-title was even better: “Why are the left and the anti-war movement ignoring Hamas’s repression of the Palestinian people?”

Could it be, the...

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What’s The Rush To Remove Roland Burris?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 10:53am 2/18/2009 at 10:53am

Roland Burris has offered changing accounts of his communications with emissaries of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the weeks leading up to Blagojevich’s appointment of Burris to Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. These changing accounts, including an updated Affidavit filed by Burris with the Illinois House impeachment committee, have led...

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U.S. Hits Highest Unemployment Rate Since … Europe

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 7:35pm 2/17/2009 at 7:35pm

“This is the worst economy since the Great Depression!” How many times have we heard that phrase in the past six months? Put aside that by almost every measure (particularly the unemployment rate) that statement is outright false. Nonetheless, that argument is used to justify a move towards a European-style...

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