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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: Procrastination—Is delaying hard work all about our moods?
  • President Bush declared Iraq a 'catastrophic success' ten years ago
  • To fight ISIS the West must do more to integrate potentially alienated Muslims
  • Can you still doubt plight of black men with police irrespective of socio-economic circumstances?
  • Quick question for white conservatives: Is it ever NOT okay to shoot dead an unarmed black man?
  • Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (Back to School Edition)

political wire

  • Franken Maintains Lead in Minnesota
  • Senator's Refusal to Resign Changed South Dakota Politics
  • Political Ads Flood the Airwaves
  • Bonus Quote of the Day
  • Rubio Changes Tune on Immigration
  • The 5 Worst Campaigns of 2014

the corner

  • On Catcalling, Three Contrarian Observations
  • Senate Dem: The West Is Afraid to ‘Provoke Putin’
  • See Clacton
  • Feinstein: Obama 'Too Cautious' About Stopping ISIS
  • Appalling APUSH: Read It Yourself
  • Will: Is Any Politics Local Anymore?


new republic

drudge report


  • Oklahoma’s public schools are starting the year in legal limbo
  • What your 1st-grade life says about the rest of it
  • Where foreign students are coming from
  • Why are Venezuela’s supermarkets so empty?
  • The White House is spending billions to combat drugs. But drug use keeps rising.
  • 23 states still haven’t expanded Medicaid. Which could be next?

politifact truth-o-meter

  • PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 31 news shows
  • The audacity of taupe: Obama's suit switch surprises
  • Join PolitiFact, PunditFact for live video chat
  • The Arkansas U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far
  • The Florida governor's race: the fact-checks so far
  • PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 24 news shows
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  • “Don’t worry, we’re good for it”
  • Late, Late Night FDL: Jealousy
  • Late Night: Tam Lin
  • Real Fiscal Responsibility 2; Carter: Stagnation and Unemployment
  • Sunday Food: Ketchup
  • Real Fiscal Responsibility I: Preliminaries

abc politics

  • Rep. Tom Cole: Be ‘Smart About What We Do’ on ISIS
  • Richard Clarke Calls Obama ‘Wrong’ on World’s Dangers
  • Cruz Invites Obama to Border, Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’
  • Mississippi Judge Rejects Bid to Overturn GOP Runoff Results
  • Sunday on ‘This Week’: The ISIS Terror Threat
  • 3 Million Refugees Have Fled Syria, UN Agency Says

power line

  • Slider Test
  • Democrats: Still Seeking the Bottom of the Low Road
  • Obama invokes success of Bush-Cheney security policy as grounds for his complacency
  • John Kerry revives the “global test” to justify not taking strong action against ISIS
  • One More Reason the Administration May Want to Have a Strategy

paul krugman

the hill

  • Obama's risky midterm game
  • Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’
  • Obama to raise government pay
  • WH to Putin: Don't mess with the Baltics
  • White House refuses to set deadline for immigration action
  • WH pushes back on report Obama hesitated to rescue Foley

weekly standard

  • Obama: Bush-Cheney 'Security Apparatus' Makes Us 'Pretty Safe'
  • Obama: ISIS 'Doesn’t Immediately Threaten the Homeland'
  • Cronyism, and the Ex-Im Bank
  • Happy Hour Links: America, Heck Yeah
  • Bad Sign for the Economy
  • Kerry 'Respectfully Calls' on Iran to Release U.S. Hostages

huffington post

the fix

  • Summer is almost over. Here’s what you should read to get ready for the elections this fall.
  • Who had the worst week in Washington?
  • Today is the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
  • Hillary Clinton was surprisingly bold on Ferguson
  • Twitter Nation distracted by president’s tan suit
  • Is it deja vu all over again for Martha Coakley in Massachusetts?


  • Hitler House May Become Holocaust Museum
  • Parents Arrested For Seeking Private Medical Treatment For Terminally Ill Son
  • UKIP Planning Scottish Rally
  • Another Left Wing UN Quango Tries to Interfere in Britain
  • Carswell's Extraordinary Popularity Means He'll Sweep the Clacton By-Election
  • Chiefs Extend Alex Smith for $17 Million a Season

media matters

  • The Foreign Leaders Conservative Media Wish Were In Charge Here
  • News Outlet: Karl Rove Twisted Our Reporting For His Anti-Dem Attack Ad
  • Laura Ingraham Tells Radio Listeners That Obama Considers Them, Not Islamic State, The "True Enemy"
  • Fox's Geraldo: Obama Should Encourage American Muslims "To Be Americans First"
  • Fox Host Wonders Whether An Executive Order On Immigration Is "Shutdown Bait"
  • Fox Revives Right-Wing Myth That Government Assistance Pays "Better Than Working"

new york times

fox news

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kevin drum

  • Friday Cat Blogging - 29 August 2014
  • Chart of the Day: When Women Fail, They Pay a Bigger Price Than Men
  • Has Vladimir Putin Painted Himself Into a Corner?
  • There Are No Lessons of History
  • BREAKING: Economy Continues to Stagnate
  • Will Democrats Keep Control of the Senate This Year?

hotline on call


  • At The New York Times, A Slow News Day
  • The Sarah Palin Fartknocker Report: Sarah Reveals The True Meaning of Labor Day
  • Wonkette Stumbles Into Molly Ivins’ Birthday Party, A Day Late And Wasted
  • Hundreds of Patriots, Cleverly Disguised As Tourists, Rally For Impeachment At White House
  • Your Wonkette Week In Review: Everything You Should Have Read While You Were ‘Working’
  • Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Quits To Spend More Time With His (Alleged) Bribe Money

washington post

  • Clintons keep up with a sprawling, yet aging, political network in Arkansas
  • Question of beard and religious freedom unites groups who’ve been opponents
  • Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson, the friend who witnessed his shooting
  • Obama foreign policy sparks bipartisan criticism
  • Sen. McCain calls for more U.S. support troops to combat the Islamic State
  • Sen. Feinstein: Obama maybe ‘too cautious’ in dealing with Islamic State

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Eugene Volokh] Column in National Post (Canada): ‘The Muslim prayer that might save your life’
  • [Eugene Volokh] The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and USA Today, on the civil rights movement and self-defense
  • [Eugene Volokh] Many views of Hello Kitty
  • [Jonathan H. Adler] What happened between John Goodman and NCPA?
  • [Todd Zywicki] Podcast on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy”
  • [Ilya Somin] Russia, eastern Ukraine, and the morality of secession

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - GOP Translator!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Miles Davis
  • Extremely Unpopular GOP PA Governor In A Serious State Of Denial
  • Recap: The Strain Season 1 Episode 8, 'Creatures Of The Night'
  • In Memoriam
  • Ted Cruz Joins The 'Bombs Away' Crowd: 'Let’s Bomb ISIS ‘Back To The Stone Age’

the moderate voice

  • Obama: Defeating the Islamic State
  • US Trained Alaskans As ‘Stay-Behind Agents’ In Case Of Russian Invasion
  • Federal Court Throws Out Abortion Restrictions In Texas
  • Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Kids and Uzis
  • Things you can do that you couldn’t before digital photography and Photoshop!
  • Breaking: U.S. Airstrikes and Humanitarian Airdrops Break ISIS Siege of Amerli


talking points memo

  • Why Even Uber-Conservative States Are Now Bending On Obamacare
  • Self-Hating?
  • Ferguson-Area Cop Suspended For 'Killer' Rant Retires
  • Cruz Rejects Calls To Shut Down Government Over Immigration
  • US Trained Alaskans As 'Stay-Behind Agents' In Case Of Russian Invasion
  • Putin Calls For Talks On Solution To Ukraine Crisis

congress blog

  • BEER: A job-creating engine in the nation’s economy
  • Amend the Constitution to restore the democracy the Roberts court killed
  • Giving air travelers a better choice at the right time
  • The Social Security solvency dodge
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable: Regulation in a dynamic market environment
  • Senate Dems threaten to hold government hostage over Ex-Im Bank


  • Barack Obama, Mary Burke (D-CAND, Wisconsin-GOV) indignantly object to news report that latter is hiding from former.
  • RedState Weekly Briefing: August 31 No Strategy For ISIS, Colorado Governor Plays Politics with Death Penalty, & More!! #RSWB
  • At-Risk Senate Seats, 08/31/2014 edition (Includes DOOM calls).
  • Tech at Night: Don’t Break the Net
  • On Ben Carson, 2016, and Moving On
  • Oil Simulation, Climate Modeling and the Scientific Method
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oliver willis

  • How Four Minutes Of Network TV Could Save The World
  • Killing ISIS, Neocon Dreams, And The One Thing That Bush Got Right
  • How The Right Wing Turned Me Into A Black Radical, I Guess
  • The Right’s Perverse Prime Directive
  • The Police In Ferguson, Missouri Have Gone Too Far
  • Robin Williams Was The Genie, And It Was A Gift To Us


  • Israelis Alarmed as al-Qaida Captures Golan, U.N. Peacekeepers
  • A Market Basket of Dignity
  • Top 5 Reasons ‘Labor Day’ Isn’t for Laborers Anymore
  • The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals
  • Inappropriate Government Watchlisting Threatens Innocent Lives
  • Over 1,000 Protest in Ferguson, Call for Highway Shutdown Monday

michelle malkin

  • Obama calls press conference to announce lack of strategy against ISIS
  • Asian-bashing Dems and the doormat minorities who enable them
  • ‘Phony scandal’ update: Lois Lerner’s Blackberry ‘wiped clean’ of info after congressional probe began
  • Congrats, Diane Douglas! Grass-roots activist ousts pro-Common Core state supe in Arizona GOP primary
  • Faces of climate change: Maybe pictures of ‘scared scientists’ will convert deniers
  • Warren Buffett helps finance BK’s tax reduction; Harry Reid figuring out how to blame the Koch brothers

news hounds

  • ‘Neutral” Megyn Kelly Shouts At Democratic Guest About ISIS And Obama
  • Yes, Fox News, There Is Scientific Consensus About Man-Made Global Warming
  • Andrea Tantaros Refuses To Apologize For Promoting Violence Against Muslims
  • On Labor Day Weekend, Fox Host Says Minimum Wage Workers ‘Don’t Deserve’ A Raise
  • Starnes' Suggestion Obama Orchestrated Michael Brown Tragedy Our Most Outrageous Quote Of The Week
  • Colbert Mocks Fox’s Hasselbeck and Guilfoyle For Smearing Obama Over ISIS


riehl world view

  • Did the EPA Abuse It’s Authority to Influence the 2012 presidential election?
  • Wacko Bird Express: McCain to campaign for Thad Cochran
  • Democrat Political Operative Running Thad Cochran’s GOTV effort
  • MailOnline hires ex-BuzzFeed boss Jon Steinberg as new North America CEO
  • Bob Schieffer Thinks All Hispanics Are Illegal
  • ISIS leader ‘I’ll see you guys in New York’

political animal

  • Keep an Eye on Kansas
  • Et Tu NYTimes? More False Equivalence and Green Lanternism Directed at Obama
  • How the Megadonors of the Right Think
  • Is This How Patriotism Works?
  • Eating our Vegetables
  • Daylight Video

andrew sullivan

  • Looking Forward to Labor Day
  • Lessons From A Long-Time Loner
  • He Worshipped His Way
  • Return To Pangaea
  • Poems From The Country Parson
  • The View From Your Window


  • Your 2014 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In Grand Champion Carbonator
  • The 2014 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In
  • May the Cinco be With You
  • The 2013 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In Grand Champion Carbonator
  • The 2013 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In
  • That Was the Week That Was

war is a crime

  • A New Calendar of Holidays
  • Ukraine News - Sep 1, 2014
  • IRELAND: US Airforce Uses Major Sports Event For War Proganda
  • Protest Increased Airstrikes on Iraq & Syria
  • Legal Case: White House Argues Against Considering Climate Change on Energy Projects
  • It’s all about Ukraine: Two Chance Meetings While Traveling in Europe

connecting the dots

  • Robert Stein: March 1924 - July 2014
  • Undergraduate Upsets Wall Street
  • Fear of Flying
  • The Putin/Tea Party Axis
  • The Far End of Obamacare
  • The Fire This Time

flopping aces

  • Sunday Funnies
  • WaPo: ‘Obama Is Incompetent’
  • Waterboarding Hypocrisy?
  • The Trans-Atlantic Slavers
  • The 3 am phone call has come and Obama didn’t answer
  • Sharpton’s Big Lie
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drudge retort

  • Girl Dies on Oregon Beach When Sand Hole Caves In
  • 5 Ferguson Cops in Excessive Force Lawsuits
  • Lesotho Prime Minister Flees, Alleges Coup
  • British MP Critical of Israel Attacked on Street
  • Obama: GOP Captive to 'Ideologically Rigid' Faction
  • McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns

little green footballs

vox populi

  • The myth of the melting ice
  • VPFL draft
  • England wants out
  • Old Age: Boomers suffer most
  • Thoughts on a Russo-EU war
  • Homophobia in the NFL!

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - GOP Translator!
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Miles Davis
  • Extremely Unpopular GOP PA Governor In A Serious State Of Denial
  • Recap: The Strain Season 1 Episode 8, 'Creatures Of The Night'
  • In Memoriam
  • Ted Cruz Joins The 'Bombs Away' Crowd: 'Let’s Bomb ISIS ‘Back To The Stone Age’

john avlon

  • A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock – The Daily Beast
  • The Absurd Impeachment Feedback Loop – The Daily Beast
  • Border Kids Crisis—Impotent Congress – The Daily Beast
  • Scaife v. Clinton and the Dangers of Demonization – The Daily Beast
  • Tea Party Cannibalizes Cantor – The Daily Beast
  • Hatriot Politics Created the Las Vegas Killers – The Daily Beast

ace of spades hq

  • Overnight Open Thread (8-31-2014)
  • Labor Day Edition of the Travel Thread [Y-not]
  • Food Thread: Fire Is Our Friend Edition [CBD]
  • Gaming Thread 8/31/2014
  • Saturday Car Thread 08/31/14 - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse & KBDaBear]
  • Open Thread: Feel-good Story of the Day [Y-not]

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