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The Most Expensive Midterms Ever

The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) does the calculations: Almost $4 billion will be spent for this year’s midterm election, the [CRP] is projecting. That figure makes this year’s election by far the most expensive midterm ever. The candidates and parties alone will combine to spend about $2.7 billion, while outside groups will likely spend […]

A No-Drama Ebola Policy, Ctd

On top of the modest travel restrictions from the DHS, the CDC announced yesterday that anyone traveling from the epicenters of the epidemic will be monitored for 21 days after they enter the US: Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said that anyone arriving from the three countries – Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia – […]

The Senate Map Turns Redder

That latest from Sabato’s Crystal Ball: Our present ratings leave Republicans with 49 seats and Democrats with 47 seats, with four Toss-ups: Georgia and Louisiana, which both might be heading to overtime, and Colorado and Kansas, where incumbents Udall and Roberts are in deep trouble — especially Udall — but retain a path to victory. […]

Face Of The Day

A reader submits the above screenshot: For your FOTD, might I suggest Kevin Vickers, Sergeant at Arms in the Parliament of Canada, walking the halls and making sure everything’s ok after having calmly left his office to shoot and kill a terrorist. More on the hero here. Watch him get a standing ovation entering the […]

Marijuana Doesn’t Make You Stupid

Ingraham draws attention to a new study on teen pot use and IQ: Even heavy marijuana use wasn’t associated with IQ. “In particular alcohol use was found to be strongly associated with IQ decline,” the authors write. “No other factors were found to be predictive of IQ change.” The UK study does find evidence, however, […]

“Being A Nerd Is Not Supposed To Be A Good Thing” Ctd

An “actual nerd” joins this reader in stating his case for true nerdom: Female nerds take a stand against the reader: He is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with this particular sordid corner of NerdCulture. As a woman, I earned my nerd status in exactly the same way as every other picked-on […]

What The Hell Just Happened In Ottawa? Ctd

Here is a Facebook photo of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. He was 24 years old. — CTV News (@CTVNews) October 22, 2014 The Globe and Mail reports on Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the suspected shooter. He had been named a “high risk traveller” and blocked from leaving the country because of fears that he might become a […]

The Best Of The Dish Today

It was to be expected that the response from the old guard in the Vatican to the ground-breaking Relatio to mark the middle of the Synod on the Family in Rome would be, well, not too enthused. It’s important to remember that almost all the cardinals and bishops wielding authority in the church were appointed […]

Choosing Death

Meet terminally ill cancer patient Brittany Maynard: Gene Robinson defends Maynard’s decision to end her life on November 1: Many people would call this suicide, pure and simple. But life is much more complex, and the human spirit much more creative, than such a judgment would suggest. Perhaps more than anything, what people fear most—aside […]

Face Of The Day

Pro-democracy protesters use umbrellas to protect themselves from police’s pepper spray on a street outside of Hong Kong Government Complex on October 14, 2014. Protesters took over Lung Wo Road after police cleared off the barricades on Queen’s Road. Protesters continue to call for open elections and the resignation of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung […]

The Running Of The Indies

Danny Vinik examines the ideology of Larry Pressler, a former Republican campaigning as an independent in the South Dakota Senate race: At first blush, it may seem like Pressler is living up to his independent candidacy. And technically that is true: On some issues, he supports the GOP. On others, he’s closer to the Democrats. […]

A Massacre In Mexico

Nick Miroff reports on the aftermath of a horrifying mass disappearance in Iguala, Mexico, where “43 student teachers appear to have been rounded up after a day of protests, then marched into the hills and apparently massacred by local police and gang members, who prosecutors say control the city and its officials”. The discovery of […]

At A Loss

Sarah Varney flags research on slimmed-down daters: Holly Fee, a sociologist at Bowling Green State University, has conducted some of the only research on dating attitudes toward the formerly obese. In 2012, Fee published her findings in the journal Sociological Inquiry. She found that potential suitors said they would hesitate to form a romantic relationship […]

Is North Korea Getting Any Better?

After more than a month out of public view, the country’s state media report that the young dictator has reappeared: Last seen on Sept. 3, Kim [Jong Un]‘s lack of public appearances marked his longest span of time away from the public, and while Tuesday’s Korean Central News Agency report may put to rest rumors […]

Tweeting Faith

Kimberly Winston flags a of study of 92 million American Twitter users of varying religious backgrounds, noting that “atheists – among the smallest populations in the US – are the most prolific” tweeters. Other findings: Of the five specifically religious groups studied, Muslims are the most active on Twitter based on the average number of […]

The Grave Risks Of A Travel Ban

The debate over whether to impose a travel ban on Ebola-afflicted countries strikes Rod Dreher as a culture-war battle in the making: I learned over the weekend that to raise the question of whether or not we should refuse travelers from Ebola-infected countries is to identify oneself as a right-wing nut, and possibly even a […]

Mental Health Break

Remixing Boston with one of the coolest time-lapse techniques ever:

Codifying Consent, Ctd

Amanda Taub defends California’s new “Yes Means Yes” law, arguing that it “emerged as a response to a status quo that has proved to be an all-too-powerful tool for sexual predators, because it enables them to claim to see consent in everything except continuous, unequivocal rejection”: This week, a Detroit man murdered a 27-year-old mother […]

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