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Will Durst: Where’s My iPony?

In which our intrepid correspondent feels bad for his smart phone being wielded by such a dumb user. Now read this:Woman Falls Asleep On Charging iPhone And Is Severely Burned (Aug 26, 2014) TV Crew Tests App Identifying ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhoods And Is Promptly Robbed (Aug 10, 2014) President Obama To Sign Bill Unlocking Cellphones (Jul [...]

Podcast: Campaign errors, Scotland turns its back and Anglican wars over women bishops

Scotland goes to the polls today, but whichever way the vote goes, it’s clear who lost the campaign: ‘No’ was outsmarted at every stage of the referendum battle. But how… Continue reading The post Podcast: Campaign errors, Scotland turns its back and Anglican wars over women bishops appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

SC Poll: 66% of GOP Primary Voters More Likely to Vote against Christie

A strong majority of South Carolina GOP primary voters are more likely to vote against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie if he runs for president because of his record of appointing liberal judges. A poll that the Judicial Crisis Network...Show More Summary

Our Whiny President, on the Radio

(John Hinderaker) Seth Leibsohn was formerly Bill Bennett’s producer and now has his own radio show in Phoenix. He enjoyed my post Our Whiny President and asked me to come on the radio to talk about it. As it turned out, we discussed some other things too, like country music and the Minnesota Senate race. It was a fun couple of segments; here it is:

Videocracy - Filmed Violence That Galvanizes Opinion and Policy (See ISIS and Women)

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Katrina and Lowry debate whether a) beheadings and media war whoops forced Obama's hand; b) he gets a boost or blame in November; c) he'll escalate if Bombs-without-Boots fails. What now happens to his desired pivot to Asia, climate, inequality? Ray Rice too is tackled by tape. Show More Summary

Podcast: ‘Urban Shield’ & the Ramping Up of Police Militarization in the United States

One week ago, Alameda County in California hosted an annual major police gathering supported by corporations and law enforcement and security agencies from the local, state and federal level. Corporations displayed their military-grade...Show More Summary

7th Circuit reinstates Wisconsin voter ID law.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.After blogging this morning about the impending oral argument — here — I listed to it — here — all the way to the end where the state asks the court to reinstate the law today, and I look and see...Show More Summary

UK Unity rally announced: Trafalgar Square, 6pm on Monday

Great news: a Unity rally has just been called in Trafalgar Square for 6pm on Monday. It’s for those who love Britain and don’t want to see it snapped in… Continue reading The post UK Unity rally announced: Trafalgar Square, 6pm on Monday appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Get Off Your High Horse of Stupidity, Michael Moore

Oh, Michael Moore, will you ever stop talking?? In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, he admitted This space reserved for your ad.

The Strange Case Of A Father Who Sued The Obama Administration To Keep His Daughters From Having Sex

Providing two college-age women with health insurance that covers birth control, according to an attorney for Missouri state Rep. Paul Joseph Wieland and his wife Teresa, is the equivalent of giving your children free access to a “stocked...Show More Summary

Podcast: Stay with us, Scotland!

With only seven days to go until the referendum, urgent action is needed to help save the Union. In this week’s issue, we asked Spectator readers to write to Scottish… Continue reading The post Podcast: Stay with us, Scotland! appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

This Week in Depressing Studies

In certainly not breaking news, two new studies have found that it’s hard to be black and a woman

Atheist churches.

I found out about atheist church today. I was listening to the oral argument in the 7th Circuit in a case called Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Jacob Lew, about a federal income tax provision that lets religious ministers exclude their housing allowance. Show More Summary

The 7th Circuit panel seemed quite skeptical of the federal court's place interfering with the John Doe investigation.

I've listened to the oral argument, here, and here's Patrick Marley's report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel."I don't understand why the federal courts at the micro-level would be brought in," said Diane Wood, chief judge of the U.S. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Trump-founded casinos going down, WHO budget cuts hurt Ebola fight

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Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Phone phunnies: Release of the iPhone 6: Tuesday brings us our last primary night of the cycle, with key races in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island. There's a lot to watch, including how well New York Gov. Show More Summary

Putting A Price On Domestic Abuse

The internet has been on fire with the developing story of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Graphic

Midday open thread: Issa still richest in Congress, McDonnell may lose pensions, Ray Rice loses job

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Capt. Kirk vs. the internet: Will we be conned into war again?, by Egberto Willies No, it really was just an effort to smear Michael Brown, by Hunter The good news in falling premiums means more workShow More Summary

Matalin-Reagan Debate Obama's Rope-a-Dope Strategy in ISIS Crisis

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green "Is 'dither' the Republican word for 'think'?", asks Lawrence O'Donnell. So our duo discuss both sides: the-tan-man-has-no-plan-"yet" vs. he's a deliberate president trying to get the substance and coalition right. Show More Summary

Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

In which our intrepid correspondent calls attendance on the first day back to school. Now read this:Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters (Aug 15, 2014) Will Durst: Slacker Congress (Aug 8, 2014) Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck (Jul 18, 2014) Will Durst: How To Watch The World Cup (Jun 19, 2014) Will Durst: Glasswipes (Apr 26, 2014) [...]

Let The Smearing Of Mike Brown Continue

And the cycle of incompetent journalism continues. Charles C. Johnson, the editor-in-chief of This space reserved for your ad.

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