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Cartoon: Post-Racial America Alert

What better way to defuse racially-charged tension following a police shooting of an unarmed man than with a show of militarized force? Cue the tough talk from the pudgy pink police chief. Wait, scratch that, let's try bringing in aShow More Summary

Keystone Cops or liars? Ferguson police now say there is no incident report on the shooting

The role models for today's Ferguson Police Department It's been nearly two weeks since a white police officer gunned down an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and for nearly two weeks we have asked why the Ferguson Police Department refused to release the incident report on the shooting. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Another 'New Hampshire' Republican shows us how not to carpetbag

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • NH-Gov: Carpetbaggers are frequently tripped up by a very simple mistake: They swear up-and-down that they're...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9am ET!

Wooooooo! Friday! There's nothing better/worse than finally making it to Friday in a week of days that all felt like Friday. It's been some kind of week, and it ain't over yet. We'll catch up on stories that may have fallen by the wayside...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: The killing of James Foley, Ferguson, and more

Lots of analysis out there today on the killing of journalist James Foley. The New York Times examines the policy of not paying ransoms to terrorists: There is no simple answer on whether to submit to terrorist extortion. The UnitedShow More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Here's another 'far sooner than previously thought' polar melting story

Alex Kirby at Climate News Network writes Antarctic warming could accelerate sea level rise: The effect of climate change on the world’s two polar regions looks like a stark contrast: the Arctic is warming faster than most of the rest...Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Time to consider the mortgage deduction?

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. How a Widely Beloved Tax Deduction Really Just Benefits the Well-Off and Exacerbates...Show More Summary

'I Can't Breathe': Broadway stars come together to protest police brutality

Backstory from the creators and producers: On July 29th, at 6pm WalkRunFly Productions (Warren Adams & Brandon Victor Dixon) partnered with poet Daniel J. Watts, and over 100 Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers,...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Mark Begich reopens wounds from the GOP primary

Leading Off: • AK-Sen: Both candidates are out with a new spot. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich takes advantage of the heated Republican primary that ended Tuesday, using clips of defeated candidates Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller attacking nominee Dan Sullivan. Show More Summary

Poll finds divide on Obama, Nixon handling of shooting aftermath

A plurality of Americans approve of President Obama's response to Ferguson, according to a new CBS/NYT poll, but the poll also finds that a significant number do not have an opinion on the subject. Forty-one percent of Americans are satisfied with how the president is responding to the situation in Ferguson, while 34 percent are dissatisfied. Show More Summary

Forward this next time right-wingers lie about prominent Muslims not condemning ISIS violence

Muslims never condemn jihadi terrorism, right? Wrong. Among many other lies, the right wing loves to claim that Muslims don't speak out against violence committed by jihadi terrorists like ISIS. Laura Ingraham recently pulled this shtick: "And it would be nice if more in the Muslim world coming out and condemning what the Islamic State is doing. Show More Summary

Red-state Democratic Senate candidates campaign on Obamacare benefits

With Republicans dialing back their attacks on Obamacare, an interesting development: In what may be the first, and certainly the most ambitious, such effort of the year, Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas is going up with a new and emotional...Show More Summary

The case of Michael Brown: Missing police reports, anonymous sources and shoddy journalism

As we head into day two of the grand jury hearing evidence in the Michael Brown shooting, a troubling trend has emerged. Several news outlets, including the "paper of record" the New York Times, have produced some rather shoddy and lazy work reporting the facts of the Michael Brown case. Show More Summary

Prosecution of Michael Brown's killer may be 'basically impossible'?

The Missouri Loophole New Republic reporter Yishai Schwartz points out the central problem with prosecuting Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the Michael Brown shooting: Under Missouri law, you're pretty much allowed to shoot...Show More Summary

Politico gives space to National Review editor to opine about the black people. Oh, good.

Such unreasonable demands. You may ask why Politico felt it ought to give space to National Review editor Rich Lowry to demonize the "Ferguson Mob." You may ask that, and the only reason I can come up with is because for some reasonShow More Summary

Daily Kos endorsement: Lucy Flores for Nevada Lt. Governor

Nevada's next lieutenant governor, Lucy Flores In a nation that is increasingly brown, with a Latino demographic that is growing at explosive rates, it's shocking how few nationally prominent Latino politicians exist, particularly in the Democratic Party. There are currently two Latino governors, both of them Republican. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: NC teacher raises $140,000 to feed Ferguson school kids, Foley video authentic

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Billy Dare and the protective flashback: Supreme Court stays lower court ruling overturning Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage: The Court did not release any reasons for the stay nor its vote totals. Execution...Show More Summary

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to withdraw from the streets of Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson so the community can get on with "restoring trust" in its police force. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, who Monday sent National Guard troops to Ferguson to protect a police command center, says they have completed their mission and ordered them to begin withdrawing. Show More Summary

Police raid Ferguson church for third time. Platoon of cops claim people illegally sleeping there

Greater St. Mark's Church has seen a lot of cops lately and they haven't come by to pray. For the third time since the police slaying of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, St. Louis County police raided the Greater St. Mark Church property Wednesday. Show More Summary

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