Wiretap: Afghan hospital airstrike may not have been a mistake

War crime

The deadly airstrikes on the Afghan hospital may not have been simply a mistake. According to a report in The New York Times, a U.S. general thinks the airstrikes on the Doctors Without Borders site violated American rules of engagement.

Hospital bombing

The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson asks five questions about the hospital bombing. The last (paraphrased): Fourteen years after invading Afghanistan, can we explain our motives for still being there?

Fight back

Ben Carson adds a new dimension to the Oregon shooting, saying on Fox that the victims shouldn’t have been quite so passive. “I would not just stand there and let him shoot me,” Carson said. “I would say: ‘Hey, guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.’ ” Via The New York Times.

First run

Note to Dr. Carson from the Department of Homeland Security on the most appropriate action in case of an active shooter: 1. Run. 2. Hide. 3. Fight. Via The New Republic.

Gun control

Watch Bobby Kennedy in Roseburg, Oregon, two weeks before he was killed, arguing for a gun bill that passed only after he died. Via Vox.

Fatal attraction

CNN analyst on 2016 presidential race: Looking for love in all the wrong places.

Speaker scores

The National Journal scorecard on which House speaker candidate is more right: Chaffetz or McCarthy.

Working document

The fragile American Constitution needs a little less veneration if we actually expect it took to keep working. Via The Atlantic.

Fat facts

A new study shows that the U.S. dietary guides on fat may have gotten it all wrong – and that whole milk is actually good for you. Is it time to bring back the fat? Via The Washington Post.

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