THE MIX

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Wiretap: Fighting and infighting over ISIS in Syria

The Daily Beast explains why Barack Obama’s we-have-no-strategy line means that there is no strategy yet on what to do about ISIS in Syria. The real fighting going on is within the Obama inner circle. > read more

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Gas patch resident fracking concerns not going away any time soon

Coloradans living in the northern Front Range gas patch are moving forward with the movement to wrest greater control over drilling in their cities and towns, despite recent events. > read more

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Wiretap: No strategy can work in Syria

Fred Kaplan writes in Slate that although everyone hates ISIS the United States should not bomb ISIS in Syria, not unless there’s a coalition army to support there. The only winner would be Bashar Al Assad. > read more

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Evangelicals push from the right for immigration reform with ‘The Stranger’ documentary

Generally conservative Catholic and Evangelical groups may have more success persuading Republican voters and politicians to take another look at immigration reform. > read more

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Wiretap: A deadly ambush in Iraq?

It looks as if the Americanization of the fighting in Iraq, and possibly in Syria, is beginning in earnest. The United States is putting together a broad coalition of allies and will begin bombing in Northern Iraq, the New York Times writes. > read more

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Wiretap: Bullets to ballots?

On the day of Michael Brown’s funeral, Jelani Cobb wonders whether bullets will lead to ballots, as they did in the 1960s. > read more

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Oklahoma sued over botched execution

  Oklahoma state officials need to stop shrouding information about its executions, according to a lawsuit filed today. The suit, filed by The Oklahoma Observer […] > read more

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Wiretap: The costs of war

  Nearly everyone seems to agree that the threat of the Islamic State is as real as its brutality. But Brian Fishman writes that if […] > read more

CHASING LIGHT

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Chasing Light: Closeup

I’m a cheapskate photographer so I have never owned a true macro lens, just some zooms with a “sort-of” macro capability, as well as a […] > read more