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Broad Popular Support for Demilitarizing the Police

The poll found 68 percent of Americans think local police forces shouldn't have military style weapons and vehicles and instead believe this equipment should be reserved only for the military or national guard. Only 26 percent of the public thinks local police should have this heavy hardware. Show More Summary

Team Obama’s Union Busting Alumni

Though President Barack Obama once promised to “put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line” when labor unions were under threat, his former campaign and government staffers are eagerly joining union busting groups for fun and profit.

‘Before I Die’ Project Goes Up to Help Ferguson Community Residents Heal

Boards with “Before I Die” at the top, which Ferguson community residents can write on, have appeared on an old boarded-up Ponderosa restaurant building on West Florissant Avenue, the same stretch of road where evening protests haveShow More Summary

Editor of The American Spectator Argues Against Marijuana Legalization With Failed Math

Bourbon can be a shocking 10 TIMES! more powerful than beer, but that doesn't mean people drinking whiskey are getting 10 times more drunk. People simply choose to drink a much smaller volume of bourbon as a result. The same way people choose to smoke a small amount of a marijuana if it has more THC.

Head of Ukraine’s Security Service Claims Russian Aid Convoy Is Invasion

A Russian aid convoy has now entered East Ukraine as part of a tenuous deal between Russia and the government in Kiev to provide humanitarian assistance to the war torn area. Part of the deal was that Red Cross aid workers would be part...Show More Summary

Chemical Weapons in the War on Protest

Tear gas is technically banned for use in warfare as a chemical weapon. But Ferguson police shoot it at protesters rather freely.

NH Sen: Scott Brown Within Striking Distance of Jeanne Shaheen

Republican Scott Brown's decision to move to another state may actually allow him to get back into the Senate.

Secretary Hagel Claims ISIS Is ‘Threat To Every Interest We Have’, ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attempted to terrorize the American people Thursday by claiming ISIS was a threat to every interest the US has and “beyond anything we’ve seen.” The dire statements have, not surprisingly, led many observers...Show More Summary

The Roundup

- Iran told the U.S. it will offer help against the Islamic State if sanctions against Iran were lifted - We must never forget the destruction in Iraq by U.S. hands - In San Francisco, Calif., taxi drivers decided to unionize as a result of unregulated market alternatives

“It was the best of times, it was the “Giuliani Time(s)”"

One of the advantages of being soulless and ignorant is that you are not governed against the stench of your own stupidity in the past.

Late Late Night FDL: I’m A Bad Bad Girl

Candye Kane, accompanied by guitarist Laura Chavez, Kennan Shaw on bass, and Baldhead Fred Rautmann on drums -- I'm a Bad, Bad Girl from her album Superhero at The Hamilton, Washington, DC.

Late Night: Fascism for Dummies

As the Police State tightens its grip, often literally, on powerless populations, one casualty has been language itself. The vocabulary of authoritarianism turns out to be pathetically small; from Jerusalem to Ferguson, the same words and phrases fall like rain, as though no one could be bothered to haul out a thesaurus once in a while to mix things up.

Over Easy

The community that began with Southern Dragon's Lakeside Diner continues. Today we collect news from outside the usual, and renew the discussion.

Police Training for the Mentally Ill – From the Sixties to the Present

hanks to the all mighty law and order God, our law and order enforcement programs in this country continually seek to find better ways to “Serve and Protect”. A good example of that is how United States of Freedom and Liberty police departments have improved their methods for dealing with the mentally ill.

FDL’s Kevin Gosztola Reporting from Ferguson

Kevin Gosztola is reporting from Ferguson, Missouri today. You can follow him on Twitter @KGosztola

Patrick Cockburn: How to Ensure a Thriving Caliphate

Think of the new “caliphate” of the Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney’s gift to the world (with a helping hand from the Saudis and other financiers of extremism in the Persian Gulf). Show More Summary

Down With the Traditional Wool Suit in D.C.

D.C. is a sub-tropical swamp but in an act of collective insanity the entire male professional class insists on pretending it has the climate of northern Scotland. That is why I'm glad to hear the traditional business suit has suffered at least a minor setback in Washington D.C. Show More Summary

North Carolina Senate Race Is Extremely Close

The entire race could hinge on whether or not Haugh's support holds up as we get closer to the election. Suffolk found his supporters lean towards Tillis as their second choice by a margin of 54 percent to 35 percent, which is why when PPP ask people who they would vote if Haugh weren't on the ballot Hagan's lead drops to just one point.

Teen Says He Was Punched in His Jaw by Police While Being Arrested During Protest in Ferguson

A black eighteen year-old from St. Louis came over to the media zone last night and talked to reporters about how he had been violently arrested by police during Tuesday night while protesting in Ferguson against the killing of Michael...Show More Summary

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