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Trent Irwin Reveals Decision Plans: Which Pac-12 Team Is Best Fit for 4-Star WR?

The race to land 2015 4-star wide receiver Trent Irwin is nearing its conclusion, as the standout pass-catcher revealed plans to make his commitment early next month, according to JC Shurburtt of 247Sports. Shurburtt notes that his primary...Show More Summary

Race Matters: A Hate-Filled FBI Letter Describing MLK As An “Filthy Abnormal Sexual Beast” Uncovered

Down with the King Via NYTimes The note is just a single sheet gone yellow with age, typewritten and tightly spaced. It’s rife with typos and misspellings and sprinkled with attempts at emending them. Clearly, some effort went into perfecting

Politics news and notes: Monday 11.10.14

Elizabeth Warren visits with LA and Hollywood progressives. City Council races start to take an interesting shape. Still counting in that Valley assembly race, possibly "the biggest political upset of the year" in LA. Monday columns and much more.

Briefly: Iron Sky 2 Trailer, 95 Free Ebooks, Ghost Hacker

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Iron Sky: The Coming Race trailer, 10 ghostly phenomena explained by science, get 95 free ebooks from Amazon. More »      

USTC Race Report, Part 3: Winners, Losers, and Losers Who Thought They Were Winners

2 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: This is the third and final part of my report for the Utah State Triathlon Championships. You’ll find Part 1 here, and you’ll find Part 2 here. The race, as far as I was concerned, was over. I had survived the swim and had raced the time trial. Later, I’d find I [...]

Be a Hogan’s Hero

(Steven Hayward) Paul has already noted how huge is Larry Hogan’s upset win in the Maryland governor’s race, but it is worth dwelling on one important aspect of Hogan’s successful campaign: he actually campaigned for black votes. Memo to GOP operatives: how about a lot more ads like this Hogan spot in 2016?

Utah State Triathlon Race Report, Part 2: The Good Part

2 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: this is Part 2 of my USTC Race Report. You’ll find Part 1 here. I couldn’t believe what was happening to me. Just couldn’t believe it. There’s one single part of triathalong that I’m good at: the time trial. I can get low, spin up, and fly by practically everybody when I’m on my [...]

Tim Scott outshines Lindsey Graham

(Paul Mirengoff) Scott has already made note of Tim Scott’s big victory in South Carolina. That state held two Senate races last night. In the other, Sen. Lindsey Graham won a very comfortable victory. Scott outperformed Graham, though. Show More Summary

With a nod to its past, Mazda introduces new MX-5 race car at SEMA

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Chassis 017, the very first Mazda MX-5 race car. Photos by author, unless otherwise noted. Though no one could have known it at the time, the Mazda MX-5 Miata, introduced to North America at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, would go on to become the best selling two-seat sports car in the world, along with […]

Twelve notes on the morning after

(Scott Johnson) Concerning the election results last night, a few observations: 1. The Republican takeover of the Senate represents a crushing repudiation of Barack Obama and Harry Reid. As I watched the calls in the Senate races via...Show More Summary

First Observations

(Steven Hayward) First, let’s note that a lot of Senate races that were supposed to be close weren’t.  Tom Cotton crushed Pryor.  McConnell crushed Grimes.  Ernst crushed Braley.  Gardner didn’t crush, but certainly dished out a well deserved humiliation to Udull. Show More Summary

The Libertarian Party in Governors' Races: Three Spreads Beat (At Least), With One Possible GOP Loss

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Gleaned mostly from the Libertarian Party's own updating page of news of note from election night, herewith the governor races in which the L.P. is now breaking 2 percent. (There aren't many.): •Dan Feliciano of Vermont is very much beating the spread at 4.36 percent in a race currently un-called but with Democrat Peter Shumlin with a narrow lead. Show More Summary

Arkansas: Cotton Defeats Pryor; In the Governor's Race, Asa Hutchinson Beats Whoever

It doesn't matter who he beat, because that guy's a loser. It should be noted how quickly these allegedly highly-contested races are being called for Republicans. And how Virginia still hasn't been called for Warner by any network, despite this...

Tim Scott is the first black senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction

South Carolina's two Republican senators, Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, easily won their races, making Scott the first African American to win a Senate election in the South since Reconstruction, as The Weekly Standard notes. Scott was appointed to the seat in 2013 by Gov. Show More Summary

100MoN Race Report: Winner of the “It’s for a Good Cause Division”

2 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: Today’s 100 Miles of Nowhere race report comes from Amy Thompson, who is one of the three nicest people in the whole world.  100 Miles seemed an impossible distance to me. Until four years ago, I would not have even considered it. Four years ago, my husband Dave, signed us up for the [...]

Meet the Working Families Party, Whose Ballot Line is in Play in New York

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

Editor's note: In New York's 2014 gubernatorial race, more than just who wins the governor's mansion is on the line. Also at stake is the automatic ballot access enjoyed by the Working Families Party, the force behind the economic justice...Show More Summary

10 Tuesday AM Reads

Its Election Day, or as  I like to call it, 90% incumbent day! And as noted by John Oliver, the Senate is a distraction, its really all about the local races. Oh, and our morning train reads: • After Ferocious Advance, What’s Next for Stocks? (Barron’s) see also Stocks just stormed back into the lead against...Read More

Nate Silver: Republicans have a 3 in 4 chance of winning control of the Senate

Nate Silver has released his final predictions for tonight's midterm elections, and he estimates Republicans have a 76 percent chance of winning the Senate. Silver notes, however, that the race may not be "called" for Republicans onShow More Summary

10 Tuesday AM Reads

Its Election Day, or as  I like to call it, 9o% incumbent day! And as noted by John Oliver, the Senate is a distraction, its really all about the local races. Oh, and our morning train reads: • After Ferocious Advance, What’s Next for Stocks? (Barron’s) see also Stocks just stormed back into the lead against...Read More

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Racism.]"The president is the most racist president there has ever been in America. He is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans."—Conservative shitlord Ben Stein.LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL FUCK YOU.Stein...Show More Summary

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