Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 740)
 

First Libby, Now Burris

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:17am 5/27/2009 at 10:17am

On December 9, 2008, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald held an emergency press conference to announce a criminal complaint against then Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. While there were many accusations, the most prominent and inflammatory was...

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Federal Challenge to Prop. 8

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:16pm 5/26/2009 at 11:16pm

A federal lawsuit has been filed challenging Proposition 8 (via Instapundit and Volokh Conspiracy). The lawsuit was filed last Friday, May 22, 2009, by noted Republican attorney Ted Olson, and noted Democratic attorney David Boies. Olson and Boies were on opposite sides of...

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Split Decision on Prop. 8

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 12:54pm 5/26/2009 at 12:54pm

The California Supreme Court has issued a split ruling, upholding Proposition 8 but also upholding the validity of gay marriages which took place prior to passage of Prop. 8.

Proposition 8 enshrined in the California Constitution the traditional definition of marriage, providing that only marriages...

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Playing The Nork Card

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2009 at 5:20pm 5/25/2009 at 5:20pm

In an earlier post, I noted how one Huffington Post blogger, Allison Kilkenny, had called John Bolton “crazy” just five days ago for warning that North Korea was on the verge of another nuclear test. I wondered whether there would be an apology in light of the North Korean’s nuclear test...

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Will The Left Apologize To Bolton?

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2009 at 9:21am 5/25/2009 at 9:21am

On May 20, 2009, John Bolton wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal titled “Get Ready for Another North Korean Nuke Test” in which he noted that the complacency of the Obama administration about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions (and Iran’s) was misplaced:

“The curtain is about to rise again on the...

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Do President Thinker’s Flip-Flops Fit?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 2:43pm 5/24/2009 at 2:43pm

When the NY Times takes Obama to task, I am always a little suspicious. Will this be a “he’s not perfect, but at least he’s not Bush” type of critique; a compliment disguised as a criticism.

So I don’t know what to make of this piece in today’s paper. Noting that Obama’s...

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Remember Ilan Halimi

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 9:26am 5/24/2009 at 9:26am

Gateway Pundit has a good update on the murder of Ilan Halimi:

Ilan was lured to his death by a woman he had met in his telephone store. They met up late on the night of January 20, 2006, in one of Paris’s southern suburbs, Bagneux. She was what is called a...

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Distortion and Hypocrisy Galore

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 6:23pm 5/23/2009 at 6:23pm

The latest internet outrage-bubble started with a post at Politico titled RNC’s below-the-belt shot at Nancy Pelosi, regarding a Republican National Committee YouTube video about Nancy Pelosi. I agree with

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Telling Dick Cheney To Keep Talking

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 2:11pm 5/23/2009 at 2:11pm

In response to those who want Dick Cheney to “shut the hell up,” a group in favor of “telling Dick Cheney to keep talking.”

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Speech, Counter-Speech

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2009 at 7:26am 5/22/2009 at 7:26am

Put aside the merits of the two speeches by Barack Obama and Dick Cheney. What is interesting is the timing. I think Toby Harnden has an interesting observation:

But the very fact that Obama chose to schedule his speech (Cheney’s...

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Obama Supports Indefinite Detention Without Trial

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 10:58am 5/21/2009 at 10:58am

Obama is giving his speech now on the issue of terrorist detention policy and the closing of Gitmo. I’ll leave it to others to parse all aspects of the speech, although it is clear that the overriding theme is: “It’s not my fault, blame Bush.” As if no other President in...

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Greatest Sentence Ever (feat. H. Reid)

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 1:56pm 5/20/2009 at 1:56pm

Harry Reid made the following statement yesterday regarding the Democrats’ flip-flop on closing the prison at Guantanomo Bay, and bringing the detainees to prisons in the United States. Reid rejected the idea, stating:

“Can’t put them...

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Nationalize Martin Luther King Jr.

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 10:26am 5/20/2009 at 10:26am

We are in the process of nationalizing and/or federalizing vast stretches of our economy, including the auto industry, banks, and health care. Individual property rights have taken a back seat to political priorities.

I am against this trampling of individual property rights, which are the foundation of our democracy. But if it...

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Word Games In Defense Of Pelosi

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 7:33am 5/20/2009 at 7:33am

The controversy over Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that the CIA repeatedly misled her and Congress as to detainee interrogation has taken a new turn: Word games.

What Pelosi knew, when she knew it, and what she did in reaction, rightly has become a center of attention because it is a test of the...

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Sy Hersh DID Claim Cheney Ran “An Executive Assassination Ring”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 8:04am 5/19/2009 at 8:04am

A Pakistani newspaper, The Nation, published a story claiming that former Vice President Dick Cheney ran an assassination squad which killed, among others, Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan:

Former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on the orders of the special death squad formed by former US vice-president Dick Cheney, which...

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Nancy Pelosi Is The Central Issue

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2009 at 7:53am 5/18/2009 at 7:53am

My article, Nancy Pelosi Is The Central Issue, appears today at American Thinker:

Nancy Pelosi recently accused the CIA of misleading Congress as to interrogation techniques employed against three al-Qaeda...

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CBS News On Souter Replacement

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Posted by    Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 9:30pm 5/17/2009 at 9:30pm

My comments appear at 0.30 of the video, here.

(I have removed the embedded CBS video since it apparently had an auto-run feature which understandably annoyed some viewers; if I can figure out how to get rid of the auto-run, I’ll repost it)

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