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First F-35B Squadron Ready to Fight

The first squadron of the much maligned, much criticized (including by this author because of significant cost and schedule overruns and some technical problems) F-35B Lightning II aircraft is finally ready to fight worldwide. On July 31, the Marine Corps declared the initial operational capability (IOC) of its variant of the “Joint Strike Fighter,” or [...]Show More Summary

SciFi Weekend: Hannibal, Jessica Jones, Humans Renewed, Defiance, Mr Robot, Under The Dome, Continuum Trailer, Utopia, Xena Reboot

The Hannibal episode this week, And The Woman Clothed With The Sun…, continued with the Red Dragon storyline, and like last week, family was important. The family was the extended family which the main characters of the series have become, even including a Verger baby. The episode included the “family reunion” between Will and Hannibal. [...]Show More Summary

Empire State Building ablaze with image of Cecil the Lion

A giant photo of the beloved Zimbabwean lion killed by an American trophy hunter was among images projected Saturday onto the Empire State Building in New York in a dazzling display. The “Projecting Change on the Empire State Building” initiative was designed to raise awareness about the plight of endangered animals and was billed as [...]Show More Summary

Scott Walker Still Isn’t Sure If President Obama Is Christian

It’s getting increasingly hard to write about politics, given the exceedingly low quality of our political class and the Benny’s Bargain Basement “quality” of their political “discussion.” To wit: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker still isn’t sure President Obama is Christian. Show More Summary

For the Undocumented, Sanctuary Doesn’t Equal Lawlessness (Guest Voice)

For the Undocumented, Sanctuary Doesn’t Equal Lawlessness By Everard Meade and Enrique Morones The tragic death of Kathryn Steinle had nothing to do with the apparent killer’s immigration status or San Francisco’s status as a “sanctuary...Show More Summary

Another Survey Puts Trump Atop GOP Pack

The real estate mogul Donald Trump is moving on up: to the top of the Republican polls. According to a new poll by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, the candidate is in the penthouse among GOP primary voters, with 19% selecting him as their choice for the presidential nomination in the 2016 election. [...]Show More Summary

Chris Christie Tells Fox News He Is “Not Mad, Just Stop Citing Stupid Poll Numbers” (Guest Voice)

Chris Christie Tells Fox News He Is “Not Mad, Just Stop Citing Stupid Poll Numbers” by The Nil Admirari NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (The Nil Admirari): Earlier today, Republican presidential candidate and Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie told Fox and Friends that he was “not mad, just stop citing stupid poll numbers.” Christie [...]Show More Summary

Joe Biden, a Good Man, Considering a 2016 Run

Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III died of brain cancer on May 30, 2015. Beau Biden was an attorney, an Army officer, Iraq War veteran, Delaware Attorney General, a husband, a brother, a father and the son of Vice President Joe Biden and Mrs. Jill Biden. In my opinion, Beau Biden was a good man. His [...]Show More Summary

Presidential Races in the Age of Citizens United

Rick Perlstein describes the plutocratic selection process enabled by Citizens United on Talking Points Memo. To see how consequential the handing over of this kind of power to nonentities like these is, consider the candidates’ liabilities with another constituency once considered relevant in presidential campaigns: voters. Show More Summary

The Sweet Science of Making A Better Pizza

Anthony Bourdain Leaves Me Hungry For ‘Sm’ores Where The Rubber Hits The Road At Mystic Pizza The View From The U.S. Virgin Islands By JOHN McCARTHY TMV Columnist I am probably not the first American to eat at a red, white and blue fast food joint when traveling in a foreign country. I may be, [...]Show More Summary

GOP beware: nobody puts The Donald in a corner (Guest Voice)

Pity the Republican candidate who tries to land a “Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy” style jab during the televised debate on Thursday. The temptation to administer a condescending smackdown will be almost irresistible. After all, the stage will be filled with a motley crew of contestants ranging from solidly credentialed public servants to clownish [...]Show More Summary

Texas AG Indicted for Felony

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, has been indicted on felony securities fraud charges......................................... [...] The post Texas AG Indicted for Felony appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

P.J. O’Rourke on Mike Huckabee

Republican humorist P.J. O’Rourke tells Mike Huckabee to stop embarrassing the party on The Daily Beast. Mike, you’re against gay marriage and gay adoption. Once people get married and have kids they don’t have the energy for any kind of sex. And then, pollsters tell us, they become Republicans. Having you trying to convince people [...]Show More Summary

Breaking News: Texas Attorney General Indicted on Multiple Felony Charges

Almost a year ago, a Texas Travis County grand jury handed down two felony indictments against then-Gov. Rick Perry. The indictments allege Perry abused the powers of his office when he threatened to veto funding for the state’s public integrity unit unless Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who had pleaded guilty to drunken driving, [...]Show More Summary

Conflicting Reports On Fate Of Cecil’s Brother

This story has been updated. UPDATE, 4:15 p.m. EDT: Reports of Jericho the lion’s demise may be greatly exaggerated. Jericho, the brother of famed lion Cecil, who was killed in July by a Minnesota dentist, is “alive and well,” according to the researcher who monitors the lion’s pride. Brent Stapelkamp, field researcher for the Hwange [...]Show More Summary

White House Threatens To Veto Bills Defunding Planned Parenthood; Huckabee Threatens To Send In Troops To Prevent Abortions

There were two threats related to abortion in the news Friday. While Hillary Clinton looks willing to throw Planned Parenthood under the bus for political gain, the White House is showing why I backed Obama over Clinton in 2008. From The Hill: The White House on Friday threatened a veto on any bill that defunds [...]Show More Summary

Unable And Unfit To Govern

Over at Slate William Saletan documents how the debate on the Iran nuclear deal prove that the today’s Republican party is unable and unfit to govern.  I’m not going to do any copy and paste so go to the link to read it.  We have a few things going on here and if you were [...] The post Unable And Unfit To Govern appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Is Iran N- deal pulling U.S. Jews away from Israel? (Guest Voice)

Is Iran N- deal pulling U.S. Jews away from Israel? By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM — The Israeli daily Ha’aretz reports that Israel’s Consul-General in Philadelphia recently sent a letter to the Foreign Ministry suggesting that Israel is losing the support of American Jewry over Iran. If he’s right, does it mean that Prime Minister [...]Show More Summary

‘Everybody Wants A Lion On Their Wall’

Each year, hundreds of wealthy Americans who crave the hunt will leave their luxury cars and suburban homes to spend a few weeks in Africa on a safari, where they stalk big cats for trophies that can be hung on their living room walls. Killing exotic wildlife for sport sounds both dangerous and ruthless, but [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Planned Parenthood

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