THE MIX

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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

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Wiretap: On Ferguson, where are the rest of the Democrats?

  We understood the difficulties Barack Obama faced in addressing race and police in Ferguson, Mo., and how he had to tread carefully. But where […] > read more

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Wiretap: McConnell promises showdown redux

As Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell fights in Kentucky to keep his Senate seat, he lays out for Politico his plans if Republicans win the Senate. Strangely, it’s pretty much what Democrats say he would do if Republicans win the Senate. > read more

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Wiretap: Finding meaning in a life

Max Fisher writes for Vox.com that many people will try to find meaning in James Foley’s unspeakable death at the hands of ISIS. Fisher says, instead, that we should take our meaning from his life. > read more

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Wiretap: Ferguson, call Cincinnati, Oakland, LA

If Ferguson is looking for answers to how to resolve the civil unrest that has come with the shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown, the African-American teen, by a white cop, there is a lot of information out there. Too much, in fact. > read more

CHASING LIGHT

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Chasing Light: Flower power

The last few nights (and even the days) have been chilly in the high country, where we’re half expecting to wake up to a hard […] > read more