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

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

Woo Hah! Busta Rhymes Getting That Check…

Maybe you were lucky enough to forget about Mary J. Blige’s commercial for Burger King’s This space reserved for your ad.

My Interview With the Israeli Ambassador

(John Hinderaker) Last week, guest hosting the Laura Ingraham radio show, I had the privilege of interviewing Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. The interview begins at around the 12-minute point in the clip below, which covers the whole third hour on July 30 with no commercials. Show More Summary

Podcast - Radio Free Delingpole Episode 57: Hiding Arms

Britain's most dangerous podcaster, James Delingpole finally returns to the Internets (at least the audio Internet) after a whirlwind trip to the States (which he discusses at some length). He’s joined this week by Douglas Murray, columnist for The Spectator and author of Bloody Sunday: Truth, lies and the Saville Inquiry. Show More Summary

I Discuss Immigration With Jeff Sessions

(John Hinderaker) If you are a fan of Jeff Sessions–and who isn’t?–you should listen to this interview which I did while guest hosting the Laura Ingraham show last week. The audio actually covers the first hour (less commercials, of course) of the show; the first part is me talking about immigration and taking some calls. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Nations underprice fossil fuels, custom-fit clothes could make comeback

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Here's what is coming up on Sunday Kos... Busting the seven great myths of poverty, by Mark E Andersen Obama is 100% right to throw red meat of lawsuit and impeachment talk right back at Republicans, by Ian Reifowitz The law President...Show More Summary

It’s Not Always About Gay Sex

There is a worry that our nation is becoming less intelligent. And then things like this happen to confirm

CNN's Costello Rips Congress For Adjourning While 'Rome Burns'; Hounds GOP Rep. On Impeachment

Carol Costello badgered Congressman Matt Salmon on Thursday's CNN Newsroom over Congress choosing to go into recess instead of dealing with issues like illegal immigration: "Congress is again the butt of jokes on late-night TV. RomeShow More Summary

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