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Oil's corroding pipeline

Oil and gas burned furiously through the independence referendum campaign. Quite a lot was said by people on both sides who should have known better. It's now the subject of a conspiracy theory suggesting vast reservoirs were being hidden...Show More Summary

Is 'Redskins' More Offensive Than Fascism? FCC Talks Censorship

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the body's consideration on Tuesday of censoring the word "Redskins" on the public airwaves. "There are a lot of names and descriptions that were used over time that are inappropriate today," FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters, according to Reuters, on a conference call. Show More Summary

CBS Medical Correspondent: 'Climate Change' Linked to Ebola, Child Paralysis Virus

In a report on a mysterious virus causing paralysis in children that aired on “CBS This Morning” earlier this week, Dr. David Agus, a medical contributor for CBS News and a University of Southern California medical professor, discussed a so-called enterovirus that is believed to behind paralysis and muscle weakness in nine Colorado children. Show More Summary

Chris Christie 'Disturbed' By Obama’s Lack of ISIS Accountability

In an interview that is set to air in its entirety on CNN on Wednesday morning, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), a prospective 2016 Republican presidential candidate, sounded off on President Barack Obama’s handling of the ISIS situation, in particular his comments to CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan: We Have Been Getting Briefings of ISIS 'for a Couple of Years'

In an appearance on CNN’s “OutFront” on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president, discussed what he views as the shortcomings of President Barack Obama’s policy dealing with the Middle East, in particular with ISIS. Show More Summary

Medicaid Expansion Lets Convicts Rob the Elderly and Vulnerable of Health Care

Since we’re on the topic of appalling and bizarre things said by rightwingers, here’s a US entry, from this morning’s inbox, with the headline above. It’s from the Foundation for Government Accountability, a Florida thinktank closely linked to ALEC (it also has some overlap with Cato and the State Policy Network). The “argument” is that […]

Royals Steal Win Over A's in 12-Inning Wild Card

The Kansas City Royals entered the eighth inning down 7-3 to the Oakland A's with ace Jon Lester on the mound. Using their speed on steals and sacrifice bunts, they scored three in that inning and another in the ninth to send the game...Show More Summary

Tragedy, Privation and Hope: Joy Boothe's Inspiring Journey to Moral Monday

5 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

  ©Jenny Warburg Joy Boothe (in black pants) at a sit-in outside the office North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger in June 2014, protesting Republican education cuts. W hen Joy Boothe showed up at last week’s Moral Monday rally in her hometown of Burnsville, North Carolina, she was fighting both sleep- and sun-deprivation. Show More Summary

Government Desperation Is Increasing

Government will do anything it can to prevent its reduction. It is this risk which leads to government desperation. It will do whatever it can to protect its privilege and plunder.

When a Royal Invalid Comes to Town

When the royal invalids come to town, hundreds of thousands of individuals are inconvenienced; frustration rises, and time and money are lost.

A Party That Plays Not To Lose

Republicans just don’t get it; it’s not personal, it’s all about power.

Bell Gardens Mayor Shot, Killed; Wife Detained

Several shots rang out in the heat of a domestic dispute between Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, his 19-year-old son, and his wife Tuesday afternoon, when Mrs. Crespo allegedly grabbed a gun and shot her husband several times. Details...Show More Summary

Oklahoma Terror and Gun Control

The Oklahoma beheading doesn’t just undermine the Leftist narrative of Muslims as a persecuted minority -- it also presents a problem on the issue of gun control.

Among the Kurds

Kurdish friends report seeing trains with tanks and black clad ISIS soldiers going from Turkey to Syria.

Prince Turki of Saudi Arabia should speak to the Knesset

Saudi Arabia discovers the truth of the ancient Arab proverb, 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend'.

Tories will keep NHS ring fence, Cameron to announce

The Tories will protect the NHS budget, David Cameron will announce in his speech to his party conference today. Extracts of the Prime Minister’s speech, which he will deliver in… Continue reading The post Tories will keep NHS ring fence, Cameron to announce appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Deja vu of the Worst Kind

Anyone with any common sense can see what is going to go wrong militarily in the new phase of the War against Terror, but beyond that we must be aware of the mistakes we made the last time we “won” a war against militant Islamists.

Nine things David Cameron could bring back from Brussels to satisfy Eurosceptics

Eurosceptics, say half-clever columnists, are “unappeasable”. Bien pensant opinion holds that any concession made to critics of the Euro-racket serves only to excite further unreasonable demands. It doesn’t matter what HMG brings back from the talks, we’re told: Eurosceptics will whinge anyway, because whingeing is in their character. Right? Au contraire, as we say in [...]

Raiders end Dennis Allen reign of error

Oakland Raiders end the Dennis Allen reign of error No more dinking and dunking! eric  

Eric Holder: Not Caucasian or conservative enough to be imprisoned

Eric Holder is too black to jail. eric

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