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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

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Wiretap: Same faith, separate worries in Ferguson
August 18, 2014 / No Comments

Two churches in St. Louis County -- one near the site where Michael Brown was shot and killed, one near the home of the police officer who shot and killed him -- look at the post-shooting world in very different ways. > read more

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Wiretap: Rand Paul to police: Demilitarize
August 15, 2014 / No Comments

  The libertarian right and the civil-justice left have clearly found common ground on the subject of the militarization of the police. Rand Paul writes […] > read more

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Short TCAP testing era ends on flat note
August 14, 2014 / 1 Comment

The three-year run of the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program tests has ended with 2014 statewide student proficiency levels little changed from when the test was introduced. > read more

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Wiretap: So far from Mayberry
August 14, 2014 / No Comments

You've seen the pictures of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of Michael Brown. How did this come to be? What does it mean for our country? > read more