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Frenemies: Hillary Campaigns with Potential Rival after Warren Pries Door Open to POTUS Run

Frenemies Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Hillary Clinton campaigned together for struggling Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, just days after Warren potentially pried the door open a bit on a potential presidential run. Show More Summary

HEH: What Happens When You Serve McDonald’s to Food Snobs and Tell Them It’s Organic….

HEH: What Happens When You Serve McDonald’s to Food Snobs and Tell Them It’s Organic.

The new Salem:  policing even our private thoughts

Brendan O’Neill on the new totalitarians, now policing even…

Marysville School Gunman ID'd as Freshman Homecoming King Jaylen Fryberg

Multiple reports confirm that the teen who opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on October 24 was freshman student Jaylen Fryberg. Fryberg was a Native American who played on the school's football team. He was named freshman Homecoming King on October 17. Show More Summary

Martha Robertson “not ready for prime time” after War Against Women debate attack (#NY23)

Says independent TV analyst, as Robertson supporters claim debate crowd laughing was misogynistic.

Labor cheering the worst of Whitlam

Paul Kelly says Gough Whitlam was a great reformer but autocratic and financially irresponsible.

George Will says Alison Grimes was only nominated because she's a woman

George Will before his banishment to Fox Maybe George Will should just stop talking about gender issues. His latest rambling, from a column in which he bizarrely argues that the "restoration" of the U.S. Senate's "dignity" depends on...Show More Summary

Between Autocracy and Democracy in Hong Kong: Is Compromise Possible?

Hong Kong is part of China, but enjoys a charmed existence. Administered separately from the rest of the People's Republic of China, the territory respects civil liberties while hosting the world's freest economy. But democratic Hong...Show More Summary

Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck

Kevin Drum has multiple myeloma. My thoughts, and I am sure the readers here, are with you. Damnit.

Friday Cancer Blogging - 24 October 2014

A few of you have probably cottoned onto the fact that people don't usually spend a week in the hospital for a broken bone, even a backbone. So in the long tradition of releasing bad news on Friday afternoon, here's my first-ever Friday...Show More Summary

Ebola Reaches NYC, Ctd

Doctor Craig Spencer has tested positive for Ebola in NYC. This image shows him last month before his trip to Guinea pic.twitter.com/pYMifgCijp — Jason Morrell (@CNNJason) October 24, 2014 Noam Scheiber contends that NYC officials clearly lied when insisting “Dr. Show More Summary

Study: Illegal Non-Citizen Votes Could Sway U.S. Elections

An upcoming study to be published in the publication Electoral Studies has its authors positing the question “Could non-citizens decide the November election?” Writing in the Washington Post, Old Dominion University political science...Show More Summary

Dear New Yorkers, Did a Doctor Recently Vomit on You?

Ebola does not spread easily in a country with a functioning sanitation systems. Unfortunately, the nature of the disease makes people caring for the infected uniquely at risk, but everyone else has basically nothing to fear.

'Silence Encourages the Tormentor, Never the Tormented'

Every time I look into the eyes of a victim of domestic violence and listen to her or his story, I can see and hear how important it is for them to speak safely about what they've endured. In the decade I've worked with survivors and advocated on their behalf, I've come to understand that nothing amplifies violence like silence. Show More Summary

Homeland Security Goes On Panty Raid

Two burly Homeland Security men walked into a Kansas City lingerie shop and seized panties with the initials KC on them. Danielle Meister, co-owner of Birdies Panties shop, said the undercover agents seized the lingerie, claiming the store violated copyright laws by selling underwear with “Take the Crown” and “KC” printed across the rear. Meister and [...]

This Is What A US Airstrike On ISIS Looks Like

US Military Central Command released declassified footage of a US airstrike against the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL). In a statement sent to reporters along with the clip, CENTCOM described the video asShow More Summary

Carey corrected

Novelist Peter Carey trotted out his crazy conspiracy theory on the ABC’s 7.30…

Casino magnate to the rescue for Republicans in New Hampshire

Sheldon Adelson, John Boehner's sugar daddy Not content with just having a healthy enough majority to make sure that absolutely nothing happens in Congress, Republicans are trying to claim a historic victory in the House for 2014. So...Show More Summary

Michael Savage: Vets with PTSD Are Crybabies

"I am so sick and tired of everyone with their complaints about PTSD, depression. Everyone wants their hand held and a check, a government check. What, are you the only generation that had PTSD? The only generation that's depressed? I'm sick of it! I can't take the celebration of weakness and depression." -- conservative talk show host Michael Savage

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