Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 70)
 

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

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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.

As we previously reported, during confirmation...

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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
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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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VIDEO: Nikki Haley defends America and Israel over Jerusalem at UN Security Council

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Posted by    Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00pm 12/9/2017 at 1:00pm
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Nikki Haley certainly has raised her public profile as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and with good reason. Haley has become a very effective public face of Trump’s U.S. diplomacy, in many ways overshadowing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at least in terms of public exposure.

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Al Franken, Democrats’ Sacrificial Man

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Posted by    Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:45pm 12/8/2017 at 8:45pm
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The speed with which Democrat Senators turned on Al Franken was startling.

After the first few allegations of groping, including the infamous breast-squeezing photo, Democrats mostly shrugged their shoulders. It was uncomfortable for Democrats, but not fatal. There were few calls for Franken to resign from his fellow Democrat Senators.

After all, it’s...

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Roy Moore accuser says she added date and location to yearbook entry (Updated)

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Posted by    Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:45am 12/8/2017 at 10:45am

When Beverly Young Nelson, accompanied by Gloria Allred, accused Roy Moore of sexual assault behind a diner when she was 16, she showed a high school yearbook with Moore’s purported dated signature to prove she knew him.

The yearbook entry was a piece of evidence that immediately raised questions. I wrote at...

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Wisconsin AG Report: Govt election officials were “on a mission to bring down the Walker campaign and the Governor himself”

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 9:15pm 12/6/2017 at 9:15pm

The “John Doe” investigations of Wisconsin conservatives, targeting particularly Governor Scott Walker, was a shameful chapter of political abuse of the prosecutorial process.

My most recent post was The rotting corpse of Wisconsin’s John Doe investigation still stinks, which details the history of investigations based on unconstitutional attempts to silence conservatives. The cases...

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Trump: “today we finally acknowledge the obvious.. Jerusalem is Israel’s capital”

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 12:50pm 12/6/2017 at 12:50pm

Donald Trump has a speech scheduled for 1 p.m. on the status of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

The details are in our prior post, U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel, Palestinian Days of Rage to follow.

The live feed of the speech...

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U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel, Palestinian Days of Rage to follow

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:00am 12/6/2017 at 10:00am

Donald Trump is set to give a speech later today recognizing that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, which of course it is.

According to reports based on news pool briefings by the White House, Trump will not declare Jerusalem the “united and undivided” capital of Israel, which is how Israelis refer...

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Mueller investigation looking more and more like The Revenge of James Comey

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8:05pm 12/5/2017 at 8:05pm

On May 17, 2017, Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel, after the firing of FBI Director James Comey amid accusations by Comey, leaked to the NY Times, that Comey had resisted Trump’s desire to “let go” of the investigation of Michael Flynn:

“I hope you can see your way clear to letting...

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