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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

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

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

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

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.

Shock: CNN's Lemon Strongly Hints Islam is 'More Violent' Than Other Religions

Don Lemon surprisingly shot down a common moral equivalency argument in defense of the Islamic faith during a panel discussion on Wednesday's CNN Tonight. Lemon asked, "Is Islam a more violent religion than other faiths?" When CNN analyst...Show More Summary

Searching for Human Truths in Ferguson

On August 28, about an hour and half into a two-hour evening gathering at Wellspring Church in Ferguson, Mo., a young African-American woman named Johnetta Elzie took the microphone and spoke with a clear, fearless voice: I came down because I saw that baby laying on the floor with blood bleeding out of him for four hours," she said. Show More Summary

Damn, Louisiana

Louisiana sure has become problematic. South Plaquemines High School in Louisiana suspended a student This space reserved for your ad.

Midday open thread: Hagan and Tillis debate tonight, AT&T fights tax breaks for community broadband

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Enhanced sharia techniques: Sen. Kay Hagan will debate Thom Tillis tonight:. It will be the first of three debates between the North Carolina Democrat and her Republican challenger: Expect both candidates to come out swinging,” said Chris Sinclair, a Republican strategist. Show More Summary

Latest 'World News' Anchor David Muir Loves 'Cool Kid Obama,' Mocked Romney

Starting on Tuesday, ABC journalist David Muir will replace Diane Sawyer as the anchor of World News. Given the liberal legacy of predecessors like Peter Jennings and Sawyer, it's not surprising that Muir has a history of fawning over "cool kid" Barack Obama and attacking conservatives. Show More Summary

Will Durst: Two Tooth Advantage

In which our intrepid correspondent takes a couple minutes to talk about the true American heroes. 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 [...]

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