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An Agenda for a Revamped Obama Foreign Policy Team

Stephen Sestanovich: By over-haggling, the Obama administration has kept our alliances from working well. New members of the team might start by worrying less about bearing too much of burdens—and more about solving problems.

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Measure Winning in Latest Poll

It looks like Oregon will be the third state to legalize marijuana. The latest SurveyUSA poll for KATU finds Measure 91 with majority support. If approved, the measure would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and over. The...Show More Summary

Computer Security Experts: Attkisson Video Of Purported "Hacking" Likely Just A Stuck Backspace Key

Computer security experts say that a video released by former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson appears to show her computer "malfunction[ing]," likely due to a stuck backspace key, not being hacked by government agents as she had suggested. In...Show More Summary

Capital Journal Roundtable Video: White House Prepares for GOP Win

On the Capital Journal Roundtable, Washington bureau chief Jerry Seib discusses the 2014 midterm elections with reporters Carol E. Lee, Patrick O’Connor and Kristina Peterson.

Top Ten Govt Things to Be Afraid of for Halloween

The government’s main function these days is to promote fear among Americans. Fear is good for our current way of life, allowing your opinion and votes to be manipulated, and to make sure you’ll go along with any terrible things the government wishes to do to you.

A Republican Midterm Wave Will Further Sink Black America

GOP pundits and some in the media gleefully noted that a few African-American listeners purportedly walked out on President Obama during a campaign speech he made at a Maryland high school on October 19 to boost the candidacy of Maryland gubernatorial Democrat candidate Lt. Show More Summary

No, catcalling is not an attempt to ‘be nice’

Lauren R. Taylor is a member of The Washington Post’s editorial page staff and a self-defense instructor and anti-violence educator. You’ve probably seen that viral video where a woman walked around New York for 10 hours and was harassed 108 times. It’s sparked a lot of conversation around two questions: Is that really harassment, and is […]

Texas Republican Greg Abbott Met Border Militia Leader Days Before His Arrest For Explosives

Greg Abbott is pallin’ around with terrorists. No, not Ted Nugent, another one. Border militia leader K.C. Massey, 48, briefly met the Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott four days before he was arrested on federal weapons charges. Don’t they look good together in the photo? Massey was charged last week with possession of a firearm by [...]

The Unethical, Dishonest Ebola Coverage of Right Wing Stalker Chuck C. Johnson

In the past month, right wing blogger/stalker Chuck C. Johnson's coverage of Ebola cases in the United States has included publishing home addresses of Ebola patients and their family members as well as numerous photos of victims' families. In some cases, Johnson has launched personal attacks on patients and their families,...

AoSHQ Podcast: Guest, Clarkhat

Clarkhat of the Popehat blog joins Ace and John to discuss Gamergate and tribalism and then CAC comes on to give our final pre-midterm election update. Intro/outro: Cheap Trick-Surrender/The Cars-Moving In Stereo Mentioned: Gamer Gate: Three Stages to Obit Ten...

"There is Critical Race Theory scholarship connecting a preference for formality to race," I said in a post speculating about why Clarence Thomas might have said "I like formality."

I was expressing skepticism about the cue in the NYT (from Adam Liptak) to interpret Justice Thomas's statement to mean that "he was content with the way things are." (This was in reference to the Justices' communication by paper memo,...Show More Summary

Why Vote?

Whenever I receive or give a "VOTE OF CONFIDENCE" it always feels good to both parties. However, this Tuesday is a very important election on the national, state and local levels yet I feel NO CONFIDENCE on any level. What's more disappointing...Show More Summary

Breaking: CANADA Will No Longer Issue Visas from Ebola Countries

Earlier this week Australia banned travel from Ebola infected African countries. Today Canadian officials announced that the country will no long issue visas from Ebola countries. We’re learning Canada will no longer be issuing visas to travellers from Ebola affected … Continue reading ?

Google Fined For Street View That Shows Woman’s Cleavage

Google will have to pay the woman $2,250 to settle the case. The image showed the woman, Maria Pia Grillo, sitting on a step outside her house, leaning forward with her elbows resting on her knees. In the picture she was wearing a low-cut top that left “part of her breast” exposed. Although her face [...]

Born and Raised in Texas, But Not Allowed to Vote

Ed Pilkington, The Guardian: Eric Kennie is a Texan. He is as Texan as the yucca plants growing outside his house. So Texan that he has never, in his 45 years, traveled outside the state. In fact, he has never even left his native city of Austin. Show More Summary

ISIS Crucifies and Beheads & Crucifies Man for Encouraging Son to Join Gov. Police

The ISIS terror group beheaded and crucified a man in Deir ez-Zor for encouraging his son to join the government police force. #Syria | #ISIS beheads & crucified Jaber al-Khaled, a relative to Jish al-Islam leader, in Deir ez-Zor … Continue reading ?

For Longshot Candidates, Wheels on the Bus Keep Going Round

Despite long odds, underdog candidates appear neither discouraged nor defeated—at least not yet.

New Hampshire Law Banning Ballots on Facebook Draws a Legal Challenge

A New Hampshire legislator and two others have sued the state, arguing that a new law banning voters from displaying their marked ballots violates the First Amendment's guarantees on free speech.

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