Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 712)
 

Is Harold Koh Being Borked?

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 8:53am 4/2/2009 at 8:53am

Controversy is swirling around the appointment of Yale Law School Professor and Dean Harold Koh to the position of State Department Legal Advisor, essentially the top lawyer at State. Koh is being portrayed as willing to apply Sharia law in some circumstances, as is happening in Britain and some other European...

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Obama Gives Queen iPod Made In China By Exploited Workers

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 4:42pm 4/1/2009 at 4:42pm

Gateway Pundit, Hot Air, Jammie Wearing Fool, and others are reporting that the Obamas gave the Queen of England an iPod as a present. Putting aside the tacky nature of such a gift in this context, one point that has been overlooked is that iPods are manufactured in CHINA by exploited...

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NY-20 Race: You Can’t Spin An Obama Loss As A Win

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 10:14am 4/1/2009 at 10:14am

Update 4-28-2009: Murphy declared the winner of the race by a couple hundred votes, as a result of doing better on absentee ballots than expected.

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The Politico is characterizing the virtual tie between Jim Tedesco (R) and Scott Murphy (D) as a loss for Republicans. (My guess, Tedesco will win comfortably...

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April Fools’ Day Headline Round-Up

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 8:29am 4/1/2009 at 8:29am

My favorite April Fools’ day headlines from around the globe:

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Ted Stevens Conviction Reversed, But What About The Election?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 7:57am 4/1/2009 at 7:57am

News is just breaking that Attorney General Eric Holder is withdrawing the indictment of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens based on severe prosecutorial misconduct. The Politico reports, via NPR, that Holder will instruct deputies to withdraw the indictment against the Alaska Republican today, effectively voiding the conviction that cost Stevens...

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J Street: Liberal Bloggers Need To Study History, Not Memory

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 9:06am 3/31/2009 at 9:06am

“J Street” is a new web-based group which promises to promote “peace” in the Middle East. J Street has garnered much attention, and a Memeorandum thread, based on an

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Althouse Commits Blogcest

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Posted by    Monday, March 30, 2009 at 2:45pm 3/30/2009 at 2:45pm

Ann Althouse is marrying one of the commenters on her blog. But she vehemently denies that her blog serves as one big dating service, not that there would be anything wrong with that.

So what does the Blogospheric Neologian call this?

Blogcest

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Trolls Really Do Exist

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Posted by    Monday, March 30, 2009 at 9:36am 3/30/2009 at 9:36am

Andrew Breitbart’s post, Online activists on the right, unite!, has called attention to a problem almost every conservative blogger experiences: Trolls who plant inflammatory comments to make the blog appear racist or sexist or some other “ist” or who post such long comments that they try to take over the blog...

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NY Times New Business Strategy: DEATH

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Posted by    Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 7:39pm 3/29/2009 at 7:39pm

The difficulties facing The New York Times are well documented. Falling circulation, revenues and credibility; rising costs, incredulity, and debt. But it looks like the Times has hit upon a strategy for survival: DEATH.

The death strategy has not been announced, but is evident on the Times’ website. On the day the...

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Another Day, Another Obama Punking

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Posted by    Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 7:19pm 3/29/2009 at 7:19pm

During the primary campaign against Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama attempted to prove intentions to keep us safe by insisting that he, unlike the Bush administration, would send troops into Pakistan without Pakistani approval:

In a strikingly bold speech about terrorism Wednesd...

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Unnamed Source Says MSM Still Hoping for Defeat

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Posted by    Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 5:43pm 3/29/2009 at 5:43pm

The Washington Post story, titled “Detainee’s Harsh Treatment Foiled No Plots,” about how the interrogation of Abu Zubaida did not prevent a single terrorist attack, is old news. The story ran this morning, which is like so last century in the blogosphere. But the Post...

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The American Left Outsources The Spanish Inquisition

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 6:57pm 3/28/2009 at 6:57pm

UPDATE 4-16-2009: The Spanish Attorney General has rejected the attempt to open an investigation of the six Americans accused of, well it’s not clear what, but the Spanish Judge at issue wanted to bring them up on charges related to Gitmo. See background below. Further Update: The Spanish AG ...

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Obama Attempts to Rewrite The First Amendment

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 5:09pm 3/28/2009 at 5:09pm

When we think of the First Amendment to the Constitution, we think of the freedoms of religion, speech and the press. Occasionally, someone will mention the right to peaceably assemble. But for most people, the discussion ends there. Can you name which right guaranteed by the First Amendment I have...

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Liberal Ugliness Revealed On The JournoList

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 1:45pm 3/28/2009 at 1:45pm

The JournoList has evoked much commentary. But a bigger question is being missed. What lurks beneath the outward gentility and civility of the most enlightened liberal bloggers and columnists?

Apparently it is not pretty. Some people expressed surprise at the ugly tone of the thread released by Mickey Kaus, in which the...

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Has Obamamania Reached Its Limit? Noooooo

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 10:39am 3/28/2009 at 10:39am

Has Obamamania reached its limit, asks this Yahoo blog entry:

This week alone, the president was on “60 Minutes,” held a prime-time press conference (networks reluctantly bumped “American Idol” and “The Biggest Loser” to make room for it), and answered viewer questions at his first-ever online town hall meeting. And all...

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The JournoList Should Be Called The PlagiarList

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2009 at 9:32am 3/27/2009 at 9:32am

The JournoList started by Ezra Klein as a place where liberal media elites could share ideas (i.e., make sure they had their stories straight) has been exposed as a repository of liberal elite media trash talk. But it gets worse. Klein took credit for designating the gathering the JournoList:

For the past...

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Brooks Hearts Obama On Afghanistan

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7:55am 3/27/2009 at 7:55am

David Brooks is back on the Obama ranch, having been lassoed by White House officials when he briefly strayed. Brook’s latest puff piece is The Winnable War. You don’t need to read it. I’ll give you the punch line, which is a shocka:

BUSH BAD, OBAMA GOOD

As in, almost everything we have...

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