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Oh my God, this is absolutely shameless photo usage. Get some sideboob in there, why don't ya? Pathetic. Oh, puh-lease. A kitten drinking out of a bottle? What kind of suckers do you think I think you are? Well, look: the news is depressing enough. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: How did Ferguson happen? Not overnight.

What the "before" was like in Ferguson. Absolutely worth watching, and remembering. Last night there was peace. Sen McCaskill calls on Ferguson police to "demilitarize" operations. "Response by police has become the problem instead of...Show More Summary

Killer cop's name to be revealed Friday

Wow, amazing things happen when Darth Vader-looking cops don't point sniper rifles at people. Little by little, sense seems to be filtering into the powers-that-be in Ferguson. On Friday, police in Ferguson plan to release the name of...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: To terrify and occupy. Ferguson is not alone

Originally published Thursday at TomDispatch, To Terrify and Occupy was completed by Matthew Harwood before Michael Brown was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday. Harwood is a media strategist at the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office. Show More Summary

Ferguson, Missouri, demilitarized, peaceful protests ensue. Go figure.

The same protesters... without tanks, tear gas or stun grenades. What a difference 24 hours—and the demilitarization of a police force—can make. After all hell broke loose in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday night, where journalistsShow More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: As Maine goes, so goes the Internet

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Racial Discrimination Alive and Well in Reproductive Healthcare (The Hill) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn looks at racial disparities in access to health care in the U.S. Show More Summary

Real journalist schools Scarborough on Ferguson

MSNBC resident blowhard Joe Scarborough just couldn't resist bloviating about the arrests of Washington Post's Wesley Lowery and the Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly. Scarborough's idiot opinion? They must have gotten arrested because they...Show More Summary

ACLU files suit to obtain St. Louis County police records related to the Michael Brown shooting

One of several makeshift shrines for Michael Brown in Ferguson. Abby Ohlheiser reports: In the lawsuit, filed Thursday in St. Louis County Circuit Court, the advocacy group said it had received an “inadequate response” to its original records request, which was made Tuesday. Show More Summary

Rep. Steve King notes Ferguson protestors all have the same 'continental origin'

This isn't a contest, Rep. Steve King. You don't have to out-vile the next person just because there's a camera in front of you. King appeared on Newsmax TV on Wednesday where host J.D. Hayworth asked him about the escalating conflict in Ferguson. Show More Summary

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's veep dreams are dead

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, no longer on the veep shortlist. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has spent the last several years grooming himself for a vice presidential pick -- pitching himself as one of those "common-sense moderates" who can win tough states like Missouri. Show More Summary

Rep. Hank Johnson to introduce bill to stop providing military equipment to local police forces

The Nebraska State Patrol Light Armored Vehicle LAV 150, one of the hundreds of armored vehicles the Pentagon has passed along to local and state police agencies. As a consequence of the war zone police have turned Ferguson, Missouri, into during the past few days, Democratic Rep. Show More Summary

Tear gas banned in warfare. Outside our borders, anyway.

Ferguson, Missouri. USA. Pretty fucking astounding. The tear gas used against protestors in Ferguson (and in protests going back decades) has been banned in warfare by international treaty. A treaty the U.S. has signed. Despite its ubiquity...Show More Summary

Ferguson roundup: How cops should respond to protests; more racism

A sign and a pin are pictured on the back of a demonstrator during a protest against the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 13, 2014. Radley Balko has great look at how police should respond to...Show More Summary

Cartoon: Pinocchio, Inc.

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Rep. John Lewis asks Obama to declare martial law in Ferguson

When civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis begins comparing Ferguson to the violence of the civil rights movement, people should pay attention. “Ferguson, Missouri is part of the United States of America,” he noted. “People have a rightShow More Summary

Ferguson Police Chief Jackson: 'We need everybody to tone it down'

Police Chief Thomas Jackson speaks during a news conference at the police headquarters in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 13, 2014. The man vying for least competent law enforcement officer in the country faced reporters Thursday, calling...Show More Summary

Missouri Highway Patrol will be 'taking the lead on security' in Ferguson

Moments ago: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over the supervision of security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. What does that mean practically speaking? No idea.

Attorney General Holder: Situation in Ferguson 'cannot continue'

President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder discuss the situation in Ferguson, Mo., in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., August 14, 2014. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issued a statement Thursday reiterating the Department...Show More Summary

No one is in charge of soldier-cops in Ferguson

So far there's been no accountability for the insane escalation of tensions in Ferguson by a heavily militarized police force because there's no one in charge of that police force. Until Thursday morning, when the St. Louis County Police...Show More Summary

Police claim SWAT team didn't mean to target Al Jezeera camera crew

Al Jezeera lights and equipment sit abandoned after tear gas canister fired directly at reporters. Officers moved in to dismantle the gear soon afterwards. Bullshit. [Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. David Tiefenbrunn] said he didShow More Summary

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