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Open Sports Thread: “Sam Agonistes”

Deadspin reprints Christopher Glazek’s piece from Out Magazine: Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, is a big fucking deal. This fact alarms many people — not least Sam himself, who mistrusts the media and who expressed skepticism, the day I met him in New York, that his coming out was [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

UFC Football Star Didn’t Sprain Ankles Saving Drowning Nephew – He Was Burglarizing Home

UFC Star Josh Shaw told university officials he sprained his ankles when he jumped from a two-story balcony to save his drowning nephew. Shaw said, “I would do it again in a heartbeat.” Now we know it was a lie. … Continue reading ?

“The Cosmopolitans”: A late-summer Parisian confection

Chloë Sevigny and Adam Brody enliven Whit Stillman's pilot for a lightweight but sparkling Yanks-in-Paris sitcom

Injustice In America Against Democrats By Police State Republicans

18 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The king of trolls: How one fiendish comedian created a twisted Twitter art form

It's one of the web's worst irritants--and the most sophisticated trolling ever invented. Welcome to "schrabbing"

GOP Senate campaign offers pathetic defense of using Foley execution image in ad

21 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republican Allen Weh may not have much chance to defeat Sen. Tom Udall and become New Mexico's senator, but he's apparently concluded that's no reason not to make himself look terrible along the way. Weh has put out an ad featuring an...Show More Summary

AT AMAZON, end-of-summer deals on RST Outdoor Furniture. Plus, deals on new clothing for men. An…

AT AMAZON, end-of-summer deals on RST Outdoor Furniture. Plus, deals on new clothing for men. And also for women.

Francois Hollande changes his spots

(Paul Mirengoff) In The Leopard, his great novel of 19th century Sicily, Giuseppe di Lampedusa writes about “that highly profitably grey area of the extreme left of the extreme right. It seems that Francois Hollande, the Socialist President of France, hopes to profit in the area of the extreme right of the extreme left. Show More Summary

The Scariest Secret EPA Map Of North Dakota You’ll See All Day

Many of you have probably heard of the EPA’s push for a  new rule titled “Waters of the U.S.” which would expand the agency’s powers of regulation over even very small bodies of water in America including creeks and ditches. Some lawmakers, including North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer, oppose this rule feeling that it’s far too...

Mayor Reports 'Graying' Illegal Migrants Enrolling in Local Schools

From The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.” “They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Paxton Secures Major Law Enforcement Endorsement

HOUSTON, Texas — Republican Attorney General Nominee, State Senator Ken Paxton, received the endorsement of one of Texas’ largest law enforcement association. The endorsement from the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) recognized the support from over 18,000 members across the length and width of the Lone Star State. Show More Summary

America Loves Guns

Can someone tell me why: 1. Starting a business called Bullets n’ Burgers; 2. Said business advertising that this it is superfun to shoot Guns from movies like Jumanji and the Terminator and advertising with images from said movie; 3. Allowing a 9 year old kid to shoot an Uzi on automatic Is responsible and…

Happy Hour Roundup

• No one knows exactly what kind of executive actions President Obama is likely to take on immigration, but Karen Tumulty and Robert Costa report that people in both parties are getting frightened of the potential fallout: In the past few days, Democratic candidates in nearly every closely fought Senate race have criticized the idea of […]

The End of the Scott Walker Experiment?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may survive, but the Walker Hypothesis seems dead. In a poll released by Marquette University Law School on Wednesday, Walker’s Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, has her biggest lead among likely voters, 49 percent to 47 percent. Show More Summary

As War Reporters Die, So Dies War Reporting

by Dish Staff George Packer unpacks what the world lost in the murder of James Foley, and continues to lose as journalism in the Syria-Iraq war zone becomes ever more dangerous: Among the many reasons to mourn Foley’s death is the loss of his reporting, and of reporting in general, from Syria. News of the […]

Ex-FL Lt Gov Rips Scott For ‘Boys’ Club’

Jennifer Carroll was miserable dealing with a “boys’ club” headed by Governor Rick Scott, who cared not not for her opinions, and had no interest in outreach to blacks and hispanics. The Miami Herald reports: She describes Scott’s chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, as “even more ruthless” than his predecessor, Steve MacNamara, a control freak [...]

MSNBC's Ed Schultz Reminds Conservatives Fawning Over Putin Of Russia's Human Rights Abuses

From the August 27 edition of MSNBC's The Ed Show: Previously: Fox Host Requests Putin Be US President For 48 Hours To Deal With Islamic State For Russia With Love: Right-Wing Media Mad For Vlad Right-Wing Media's Love Affair With Putin Continues Over Syria Weapons Proposal

1.65 Million Americans Live on Less Than $2 a Day

Dangerous Minds: A new report from the National Poverty Center (NPC) throws the disturbing trend of "extreme poverty" (as opposed to mere "deep poverty") into stark relief: There are currently an astonishing 1.65 million American households...Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Climate report grim, more on Icelandic volcano, wind power costs

42 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

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