Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 80)
 

“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.

What this means in terms...

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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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Nancy Pelosi: Republican Tax Reform is the “End of the World” and “Armageddon”

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 6:30pm 12/5/2017 at 6:30pm
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After Republicans in the Senate passed a Tax Reform bill in the early hours of Saturday, December 2, there was a collective liberal freak out.

I documented some of the hysterics in Liberals react to Senate tax reform vote: America died in darkness (on live TV).

Nancy Pelosi outdid them all in a...

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Alum to Vassar College President: “You owe Professor Jacobson a public apology”

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Posted by    Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:15pm 12/4/2017 at 9:15pm

My appearance at Vassar College on October 25 to lecture on “hate speech” and free speech continues to reverberate.

For background, see my USA Today Op-Ed: My pro-free speech views made me a target at Vassar College, as well as these posts at Legal Insurrection:

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The sense that Roy Moore is heading toward victory

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbs-news-poll-alabama-republicans-call-allegations-against-moore-false/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=45454969
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Posted by    Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 8:30pm 12/3/2017 at 8:30pm
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All the way back on November 21, 2017, I suggested that given the state of the Alabama Senate special election, Roy Moore was likely to win assuming no new allegations or proof of sexual misconduct came out.

In my post, If Roy Moore wins, thank...

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Why is Robert Mueller even investigating the presidential transition?

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/former-fbi-director-robert-mueller-named-special-counsel-in-the-russia-investigation-946481731669
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Posted by    Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:00am 12/3/2017 at 11:00am
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Michael Flynn pleaded guilty last week to lying to FBI investigators regarding conversations Flynn had with the Russian Ambassador in late December 2016, barely three weeks before the Trump administration was sworn into office.

Such transitions contact with foreigners are routine, and took place during prior administrations, including the Obama administration. That...

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Video: Trump vs Talking Heads

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Posted by    Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:00pm 12/2/2017 at 9:00pm
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I’m a Yuge fan of the Talking Heads. Back in the day, when I did triathlons, I used to train to the Talking Heads live Stop Making Sense concert on my iPod.

I’ve also run the Talking Heads as Video of the Day, the last time in September 2014 (which reminds me...

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Liberals react to Senate tax reform vote: America died in darkness (on live TV)

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Posted by    Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30pm 12/2/2017 at 7:30pm

The Senate voted early this morning to pass a Tax Reform bill. That bill is not yet law, because differences with the Tax Reform bill passed by the House need to be worked out in conference.

Nonetheless, this procedural step forward was considered a big win for Trump and Republicans after Senate...

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