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Is James Foley’s Death the End of Frontline Reporting?

Like many families of those who simply disappear and go missing, James Foley’s were no different. They believed that one day their son, who had gone missing before Thanksgiving 2012 in Syria, would walk through the door. Jim was smart. Jim was brave. Jim was a good guy. Because of these traits, his family and [...]

Indictment of Perry is a Texas-sized overreach

Say this for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, he takes a good mug shot. Say this for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, he takes a good mug shot.

Don't challenge a cop during a stop

A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt. This, we are led to believe, is the way of things in America.

Networks Refuse to Mention Latest Fast and Furious Development

On Wednesday night, the major broadcast networks ignored the latest news from the Fast and Furious scandal as a federal judge ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) must turn over a list of documents regarding the botched gun-running scheme that was formally called Operation Fast and Furious. U.S. Show More Summary

Term limits amendment — and citizens — lose

Citizens' amendment is on its last gasp Citizens' amendment is on its last gasp

Why Does a Straight Woman Care About Same-Sex Marriage?

An FYI: If you agree with anything anyone on Duck Dynasty has ever said, you will not like this post. If, however, you believe that all human beings are in fact human beings, and that all human beings fall in love, then by all meansShow More Summary

Kristol: Obama's 'Childish' 'Pathetic' Response To ISIS Made Me 'Sick as An American'

Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," editor of "The Weekly Standard" Bill Kristol called President Barack Obama's response to the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS "pathetic" "childish" and akin to many nations Nazi appeasement in the 1930's. Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Comes Back From Vacation Early To Rail Against Al Sharpton And Media Coverage Of Ferguson

I guess this means Bill-O won't be having any more M-F-ing iced tea at Sylvia's with the Rev again any time soon. He called into Faux "news" at least once or twice while he was on vacation and already attacked Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson during one of those calls. Show More Summary

Man can’t get refund thousands he paid in child support despite DNA proving he’s NOT father

Men who engage in sexual acts with women they don’t know can run into some sticky situations. Furious Steven Carter is fighting to get the money back after paying the Child Support Agency but waited 23 YEARS to have the paternity test. Steven...Show More Summary

Open Thread - What Are YOU Looking At?

Comic relief for another tough day, via @SusanCalman, h/t Peter. Open thread below...

Shifting Excuses in Ferguson

Fox News is running a story saying that Darren Wilson, the policeman said to have shot Michael Brown, was seriously injured by Brown during their encounter. He “suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department’s […]

Woman Killed By Orlando Officer’s Stray Bullet

ORLANDO, Fla. — Like most millennials, Maria loved partying and hanging out with her friends. So she took a weekend girls trip to Orlando, visiting some of the theme parks, before ending up at Vixen Bar in downtown Orlando sometime Monday night, family said. The 22-year-old woman — identified by police as Maria Fernanda Godinez [...]

Late Night: Defective X-Ray Pornscanners. You Can See Sideboobs But Not Sidearms

Wired has a story today about a team of security researchers demonstrated how people can slip weapons and explosives past TSA’s Rapiscan full-body X-ray scanners. The article talks about blogger Jonathan Corbett who published a YouTube video two years ago showing some of these same failings which the TSA pooh-poohed. Show More Summary

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Theo Katzman + (((Love Massive)))

Something a little slower and more intimate for tonight. Got any favorite smooth jams?

Open thread for night owls: Ferguson courts a 'chronic' violator of the rights of poor residents

The Arch City Defenders report on St. Louis Municipal Courts and their pattern of using traffic fines both as steady cash generators and as gateways for criminalizing the poverty of their citizens: We observed over 60 different courts during our court watching program and obtained sworn statements from clients and individuals we encountered. Show More Summary

ERIC HOLDER to Investigate #MikeBrown Shooting in #Ferguson for ‘Civil Rights Violations’

On Saturday August 9, 2014, 18 year-old Ferguson resident Michael Brown robbed a local convenience store. Shortly after this robbery Michael Brown was shot dead by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson. …But not before he attacked Darren Wilson. On Tuesday The … Continue reading ?

O’Reilly Blasts Sharpton on Ferguson, Calls Him A ‘Charlatan’ Who ‘Only Cares About His Own Self-Aggrandizement’

On Wednesday evening, Bill O’Reilly returned from vacation to anchor his Fox News Channel (FNC) program live to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri since the death of Michael Brown on August 9. In just over an eight-minute-long...Show More Summary

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