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Please Don't Jail Kim Davis

I disagree with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' decision to stop issuing gay marriage licenses, in defiance of the Supreme Court. She should probably be removed from office for not fulfilling her responsibilities. But please don't put her in jail. Show More Summary

Better Never Than Late for Graphic Mr. Robot Finale

This past Wednesday night, USA Network premiered the season finale of “Mr. Robot” after postponing it for a week. Why the wait? NBCnews reported, “a ‘graphic scene’ similar to the fatal shootings on live television of two journalists Wednesday in Virginia.”

Ted Cruz: If Kim Davis Gets Punished for Not Following the Law Then Obama Should Too (VIDEO)

Liberals have whipped themselves into a frenzy over Kim Davis’ refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses. But Ted Cruz is pointing out the hypocrisy here, saying that if Kim Davis

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reactions to Donald Trump and Kim Davis

We begin today's roundup with Renée Graham at The Boston Globe who calls Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis out for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses: Now Davis will play the martyr, tossed behind bars for putting the laws of God above those of mere mortals. Show More Summary

Joe Biden’s yuck factor

Joe Biden’s yuck factor by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 Next week, as rumors swirl of his possible entry into the 2016 presidential race, Vice President Joe Biden will appear on liberal comedian Stephen Colbert’s new late-night CBS show. The host is a professional clown. The VIP guest is a political clown with more […]

The incalculable damage done

(Scott Johnson) A knowledgeable reader writes to comment on my post this morning noting the Clinton email talking points. Our reader raises an angle on the damage done that I have not seen explored elsewhere. I want to pass it on without further comment at this point: I saw your note on Clinton emails. Show More Summary

A Tennessee Judge Improperly Trolls the Supreme Court

Late last week, a Tennessee trial court judge refused to grant a divorce to an opposite sex couple because of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling in Obergefell. When I first saw the news item on social media, I thought it was a hoax. Show More Summary

Trump’s Image Up Sharply Among Republicans

Gallup: “Donald Trump’s net favorable rating among Republicans increased significantly over the past two weeks, putting him among the top six Republicans overall on this measure. Ted Cruz’s image also improved, while Carly Fiorina’s and Ben Carson’s images remain significantly [...]

Morning Bits

I wonder if Hillary Clinton will need to do the same. “The former aide to Hillary Clinton who helped set up and maintain her private email server has declined to talk to the FBI and the State Department inspector general’s office, as well as a congressional committee, invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate […]

In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic

KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global...Show More Summary

ESPN Extends Curt Schilling's Suspension After His Truthful Tweet Comparing Nazis and Extremist Muslims

I think we all saw this coming. I turns out that a short suspension wasn’t enough for ESPN. The network pulled Curt Schilling from the rest of its baseball broadcasts this season, including the playoffs. It was for this truthful tweet,...Show More Summary

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Why #WhiteFragilityMatters

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Why #WhiteFragilityMatters by P.J. Sullivan When I get into a discussion about race or gender or class online — something I try to avoid, often without success — I often preface my remarks with what I call the Great Asterisk, which is this: I am a white male heterosexual, born into a [...]Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton, Ashley Madison and the Strange Beauty of Karma

Hacktivism isn’t my favorite activity. I understand why people like Edward Snowden or Julian Assange do what they do. I even concede that they sometimes have a point. However, it often comes at a terrible negative externality cost. It happens because people who have significant power abuse that power when they feel immune from consequence. Show More Summary

Thanks to Michelle Obama, 1/2 of School Cafeteria Workers Lose Their Jobs As Kids Abandon Terrible Lunches

In another unintended consequence of mean Michelle Obama’s disgusting school lunch menu debacle, schools across the country are firing school cafeteria staff because fewer and fewer kids are bothering to

Selma, Alabama Swamped with Murders and Violence Since Obama’s Visit to Celebrate Bloody Sunday Anniversary

Since President Obama so triumphantly marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge earlier this year to celebrate Bloody Sunday–the attacks on civil rights activists that helped bring the 1964 Civil Rights

Stephen Colbert Zings Bush For Trying To Fundraise Off Of His Show

Jeb(!) Bush should have known better than to try to raise money off of his appearance on Stephen Colbert's first show next week: Colbert made a little video calling Bush out on announcing a contest for a "VIP" ticket to the first show on his campaign website. Show More Summary

Federal judge jails Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses

ASHLAND, Ky. — A federal judge ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis jailed Thursday after finding her in contempt of court for ignoring his order to issue marriage licenses. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered Davis to remain in jail until she agrees to comply with his Aug. 12 order. She was led from the [...]Show More Summary

Sanders campaign cool to O’Malley’s more aggressive approach to forcing more debates

The campaign of presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley has made several unsuccessful overtures to rival Bernie Sanders’s camp in recent weeks to jointly buck the Democratic National Committee’s schedule of six debates. In private conversations,...Show More Summary

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