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Steve King: Ferguson protesters of same 'continental origin'

(CNN) - Rep. Steve King dismissed suggestions that racial profiling has played a role in clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting of an unarmed teen. In an interview on Wednesday with the conservative network Newsmax TV, the conservative Republican congressman suggested, based on video he's seen of demonstrations in the […]

Obama: “Remember, We’re All Part of One American Family” …(They Bring a Knife, We Bring a Gun)

Barack Obama took time off from his vacation today to deliver a short press conference on the riots in Ferguson and the crisis in Iraq. He called on all Americans remember, “That we’re all a part of one American family.” … Continue reading ?

Where Are the Libertarians on Ferguson? Here, LMGTFY

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown Why aren't libertarians talking about #ferguson?— Katha Pollitt (@KathaPollitt) August 14, 2014 Apologies for another defensive libertarian post, but there seems to be a meme going around that libertarians don’t care or aren’t talking about what’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

Sarah Palin Picks Imaginary Fight With Elizabeth Warren, Loses

Last month at Netroots Nation, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a speech outlining what she considers 11 tenets of modern American liberalism. ("We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth...We...Show More Summary

ANONYMOUS Calls for National Day of Rage – Nationwide Protests on Thursday 8-14

ANONYMOUS CALLS FOR NATIONWIDE PROTESTS– Video says: “The media will have you believe that these protesters are looters and criminals. This is certainly not the case.” Tell that to the owners of the local QuikTrip. Anonymous continues… “We are calling … Continue reading ?

Humanitarian Top Gun

Many things make the U.S. a military superpower, and not all of them involve blowing things up. The airdrops of food, water, and other supplies to besieged Yazidi civilians in Iraq highlight a corner of the U.S. military that gets little media attention--but has particular usefulness for humanitarian purposes. Show More Summary

To Terrify and Occupy

How the Excessive Militarization of the Police Is Turning Cops Into Counterinsurgents Cross-posted with Jason Westcott was afraid. One night last fall, he discovered via Facebook that a friend of a friend was planning with some co-conspirators to break in to his home. Show More Summary

"With the lights out, it's less dangerous... I feel stupid and contagious...."

An old song lyric evoked by the new headline "The Science Behind Suicide Contagion." Publicity surrounding a suicide has been repeatedly and definitively linked to a subsequent increase in suicide, especially among young people. Analysis...Show More Summary

John Tory, the Conservative Party’s candidate for Toronto mayor

John Tory, who pretends to be a pal of Liberals, shows his true essence: the first chance he gets, he beats a path to a barbecue that pays tribute to the fine achievements of Stephen Harper et al. Coming from the guy who did the Jean Chretien face ad, this should probably come as no [...]

Finger-Pointing and Financing: The Mount Polley Mine Disaster

Recap. On August 4th, 4.5 - 5 million cubic meters of toxic sludge burst from the tailing pond at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine near Likely, BC (map) and into Polley Lake. Polley Lake levels are rising, threatening another disaster. The government has approved Imperial Metals pumping the toxic sludge from Polley Lake into nearby Quesnel Lake via Hazeltine Creek.

Historian Explains Lauren Bacall’s Cool: ‘She’s Got That It Factor With A Capital I’

You know how to whistle, don't you? The post Historian Explains Lauren Bacall’s Cool: ‘She’s Got That It Factor With A Capital I’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Senate Primary Candidate’s Anti-Immigration Mailer Features Images Of Tattooed, Menacing Men

At least one of the pictures depicted in the mailer is of gang members in Mexico. The post Senate Primary Candidate’s Anti-Immigration Mailer Features Images Of Tattooed, Menacing Men appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Tom Foley wins GOP gubernatorial nod in Connecticut, and Democrats are ready for him

Dan Malloy's new ad targeting Tom Foley Voters in Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin went to the polls Tuesday night to pick nominees in a number of races that will be important this fall. Here's our recap of all the action, along...Show More Summary

Fox News Military Analyst Goes Birther: "We May Not Know For Another 100 Years" If Obama's "Legitimate"

Fox News contributor Bill Cowan told a tea party gathering that "we may not know for another 100 years" if President Barack Obama is a "legitimate" American and suggested he lacks "a real, legitimate birth certificate." Cowan was speaking before the Myrtle Beach Tea Party (SC) on August 11. Show More Summary

'Secure America Now' Drops 'Daisy 2' Attack Ad on Obama

Secure America Now, a 501(c)4 nonprofit focusing on defense and foreign policy issues, is dropping a bomb on President Barack Obama--figuratively, anyway--as national security becomes an issue in the midterm elections. Its new ad, "Daisy 2," recreates Lyndon B. Show More Summary

He’s the king of ‘em all, y’all

I’m hoping to see the new James Brown biopic soon. Has anyone seen it? I thought it might be fun to do a thread on music-oriented movies. Could be any movie where music plays a big role, a musical proper, a biopic about a musician, whatever. Big screen musicals I like are: “Singin’ in the [Read more...]

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