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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 [...]

Midday open thread: Obama's tan suit gets headlines, saving CDs, clean energy now at 22%

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Pentagon Hymn, the shores of Tripoli: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... White man jaywalks with gun...guess what happens, by Denise Oliver Velez President Bush declared Iraq a 'catastrophic success' ten...Show More Summary

Victim Blaming, Spanish Style

Good to know that victim blaming now gets called out all over the world. In Valladolid, Spain, hundreds This space reserved for your ad.

Midday open thread: press secretaries' evasions, girls' dress codes, online NSA-related discussions

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Let's Be Cops! Worst comeback try ever: Former Rep. David Rivera (R-FL), "who served in Congress from 2011 to 2013, officially lost his hapless comeback bid Tuesday, falling short in the Republican primary...Show More Summary

You Can’t Do That On Television: Ferguson Edition

Elon is back from Ferguson, Missouri, and he has a few things to share. From breakdowns on national television This space reserved for your ad.

CNN's Costello Lauds 'Very Smart' Burger King Merger; 'Depressed' Congress Won't Reform Tax Code

On Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello refreshingly complimented Burger King's planned merger with Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons as a "very smart business move" that will "save the company money." Costello turned to CNN correspondent...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: 5 major hurricanes already this season, environmental groups need diversity

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is If cops treated bankers the way Ferguson cops treat black people: "Tonight, voters in Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma head to the polls in our penultimate primary night of the year. Arizona will have a...Show More Summary

National Sovereignty or EU Membership: Which is the Least Bad Option? (2014), by Sean Gabb National Sovereignty or EU Membership:  Which is the Least Bad Option? A Lecture given in Bratislava on the 12th August 2014 to the Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS) by Sean Gabb INESS Introduction The Institute of Economic and … Continue reading ?

Dept. of Justice Honors Islamic Activist Allegedly Linked to Al Qaeda Charity

In June, a flurry of press coverage in Western New York reported on the close relationship between District Attorney William Hochul and local Muslim leader Dr. Khalid Qazi. Vows of mutual respect and support were exchanged between Hochul and Qazi, and so were ceremonial awards. Show More Summary

WaPo Writer Defends Looting and Violence of Ferguson Protesters…

The Ferguson QuikTrip lies in ruins. Washington Post writer Clinton Yates defended the Ferguson looters and protesters this week for their mass destruction of the St. Louis suburb. NewsBusters reported: Clinton Yates, Washington Post online columnist and commentator for Washington … Continue reading ?

WashPost Columnist Slams Opponents of Ferguson Looting: Think 'Personal Property Is Worth More Than Life Itself'

Clinton Yates, Washington Post online columnist and commentator for Washington D.C’s WTOP radio station, decided to wade into the controversy in Ferguson by slamming those who oppose the looting and violence in the wake of Michael Brown’s...Show More Summary

Podcast: As US Airstrikes in Iraq Continue, There Doesn’t Appear to Be Any Endgame

At the moment, Kurdish forces and US air strikes have been launched in Iraq to take control of the Mosul dam from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). President Barack Obama previously announced that air strikes by US military forces would continue, even though the crisis with Yazidi refugees on Mt. Show More Summary

Robo Calls: Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Discovers Charlie Crist Is 'Smearing' Charlie Crist

What a lowdown dirty campaign trick! Democrat primary voters in Florida have been receiving robo calls from someone purporting to be Charlie Crist taking positions antithetical to the beliefs of most liberals. Obviously this was designed...Show More Summary

In Iowa, stay away from stopping school buses or temporarily lose your license

By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — Kayden’s Law seemed like a “no-brainer” when it was passed in 2012. Named for a 7-year-old girl who was killed in 2011 by a speeding motorist, the law imposed mandatory penalties for anyone not stopping at least 150 feet from a school bus when the...

Missouri voters: Hands off my cell phone, emails

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio Missouri voters have taken a brave step. The Show Me state has told the NSA, and local police, that their cell phones and emails deserve the same protections as everything else covered by the 4th Amendment. Plus we talk about campaign finance in Florida, the impact of the end...

Will Durst: Slacker Congress

In which our intrepid correspondent talks smack about our elected representatives. Yes. Again. Now read this:9 Out Of 10 Disapprove (Aug 7, 2014) House Republicans Admit House Republicans Are Making No Sense With Obama Lawsuit (Aug 1, 2014) Cantor: You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit! (Aug 1, 2014) House Republicans Abandon Their Own Border Bill [...]

Taking stuff equals big business for police

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio The biggest threat to your stuff, particularly cash, is not a burglar or even an identity thief. In the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, Eric Boehm explains why civil forfeiture has given police officers a big incentive to take your stuff. Plus we see how the flood of children...

Gov. Christie’s ethics watchdogs fail to bark or bite

NJ Watchdog reporter Mark Lagerkvist was featured on WCBS 880 AM to discuss his story “Christie’s ethics watchdogs fail to bark or bite.” Listen to the entire interview below:

Midday open thread: Trickle-down political polarization, PR companies abandoning climate deniers

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Quiz time: First Amendment: Finally! Top PR companies say no to climate deniers: Some of the world’s top PR companies have for the first time publicly ruled out working with climate change deniers, marking...Show More Summary

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