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Wiretap: Fighting and infighting over ISIS in Syria
August 29, 2014 / No Comments

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
August 28, 2014 / No Comments

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
August 28, 2014 / No Comments

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
August 27, 2014 / No Comments

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?
August 27, 2014 / No Comments

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?
August 26, 2014 / No Comments

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
August 25, 2014 / No Comments

  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
August 25, 2014 / No Comments

  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?
August 22, 2014 / No Comments

  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
August 21, 2014 / No Comments

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
August 20, 2014 / No Comments

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
August 19, 2014 / No Comments

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