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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Democrats hope ice cream mogul Doug Ducey faces a rocky road

Leading off: • AZ-Gov: The RGA has been hitting Democrat Paul DuVal since the late August Republican primary ended, and now national Democrats are entering the fray. During the primary, eventually winner Doug Ducey's opponents attacked...Show More Summary

HORROR! ISIS Abuses & Beheads Second Lebanese Soldier – Twenty More Held Captive (Video)

ISIS terrorists captured nine Lebanese soldiers and showcased them in an August video. The soldiers were captured in a Lebanese border town. ISIS has declared a Caliphate in Syria-Iraq. In the video the Lebanese soldiers beg for their lives. ISIS … Continue reading ?

Has the New York Times Just Provided Proof of Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operations in the United States?

For years, a handful of national security experts, NGOs, and members of Congress have been trying to raise a red flag over what they suspected were active influence operations by the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States. (The RAND...Show More Summary

Stumbling Toward a Just Peace

In the mid-1980s, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ voted for our denomination to become a "Just Peace" church. This was seen as an alternative to the Christian model of "Just War" which sanctioned war under some conditions. Show More Summary

The Humanitarian Myths of Israel's "Roof-Knocking" Policy in Gaza

Pictured: a UN school severely damaged by Israeli attacks in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. Photo by UN/Shareef Sarhan (Flickr). A Palestinian poem entitled "Running Orders" by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha describes theShow More Summary

Damaged Kochs launch new warm and fuzzy PR effort, while ruthlessly attacking liberal groups

Ad showing how great it is to work for the would-be shadow government Kochs. The Kochs are apparently feeling the blowback from their efforts to buy a Congress that will do their bidding, and are launching a new public relations effort with two aims: making them appear as warm and fuzzy patriotic job creators and attacking liberal groups. Show More Summary

We’ll Always Have Apple

Ethan Gach pokes fun at our seemingly bizarre devotion to Apple on the eve of its new product reveal.

The First Amendment According To Mitch McConnell

Have you heard that Senate Democrats are working this week to repeal free speech? I did, yesterday morning, from Mitch McConnell. Have you heard that Democrats are going to go out and "muzzle" pastors who criticize them in the pulpit? We...Show More Summary

Obama's Long Immigration Betrayal

To understand why activists are so angry at the president, you have to understand how close they've come—and how long they've waited.

I Love Westboro Baptist Church and Here's Why You Should Too

The Westboro Baptist Church is coming to New York City to protest The Huffington Post (and a handful of other media outlets) for protecting and promoting the queer agenda and I couldn't be more excited. As they noted in their most recent...Show More Summary

Sorry, Republicans: We know exactly 'what Reagan would do' about ISIS

American hostages have been brutally murdered by terrorists in the Middle East. Other Western captives may suffer the same fate at the hands of the Islamic State. In response, President Obama's opponents are doing what they always do...Show More Summary

A User’s Guide To The Biggest Climate March In History

Everything you need to know about the march, the summit and over 100 other climate events in September. The post A User’s Guide To The Biggest Climate March In History appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Casus Contendentes

Burt Likko wonders whether, despite the unmitigated human rights awfulness that is the nascent would-be state forming in northern Iraq, swallowing our idealism and adopting a strategy of economic containment wouldn't be a more practical alternative to making war against ISIS.

Glum and Glummer: Democrats (and Voters) Keep Overlooking Jobless Households

Every month for the last six years, I've published an analysis of America's Real Unemployment crisis, which includes several groups of unemployed American workers that the official Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment rate does not factor in. Show More Summary

Blue Whales Reproducing, Brimming at Historic Levels

Larger than any other animal on earth, California blue whales are surging to numbers not seen in over 100 years, a fresh wave of evidence indicates. Research reveals approximately 2,200 California blue whales now cruise the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast from the equator all the way up to the Gulf of Alaska. Show More Summary

Want to Reform the NSA? Give Edward Snowden Immunity

Any effort that tries to rebuild the well-behaved aspects of the system but ignores the critical role of whistleblowers is sure to fail.

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