- Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Rick Perry's 'Operation Strong Candidate':
- What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
- Beyond Managing: Happy, Productive and Independent Lives For Autistic Persons, by Armando
- Republicans, Democrats and the Great Trade, by Jon Perr
- A state-by-state look at 2014's attorneys general races, by Jeff Singer
- The Halbig case: or, the banality of conservative evil, by Dante Atkins
- Ethnic Studies is not racist. But guess who is, by Denise Oliver Velez
- National Education Association's Lily Eskelsen Garcia on teaching, testing, and fighting back, by Laura Clawson
- Daily Kos Elections gubernatorial power rankings: Mid-Summer edition, by Steve Singiser
- Only the bad guy wins this game, by Mark E Andersen
- Wanna know why Republicans can't give up calling Obama "not American"? They've got nothing else, by Ian Reifowitz
- Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, a recommitment to the fight for a return to moral policies, by Egberto Willies
- Daily Kos Elections power rankings: The states (Mid-summer edition), by Steve Singiser
- America's most miserable cities, ranked:
It’s official: New York City has been voted the unhappiest city in America according to a new working study released this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research titled, “ Unhappy Cities,” NBC reported.
The study collected data in a Centers for Disease Control and Protection survey based on a questionnaire, asking those surveyed, “How satisfied are you with your life?” The results were then ranked and adjusted according to income, housing prices, age, sex and race.
New York took the crown as the most miserable metropolitan area with a population over one million followed by Pittsburgh, Louisville, Milwaukee and Detroit.
- NFL thinks smoking pot is worse than smacking your girlfriend around.
- Army War College probes plagiarism accusation against Sen. Walsh:
The United States Army War College determined in a preliminary review on Thursday that Senator John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master’s degree from the institution, and it sent a letter to the senator instructing him that an investigative panel will meet next month to conclusively assess any culpability.
“It’s clear there is indeed strong reason to believe this is plagiarism,” said the War College’s provost, Lance Betros, a retired brigadier general. “We are initiating academic review procedures.”
- Toronto Mayor Ford has cameo in Sharknado 4. The cast must have been filled for Idiocracy 2.
- Florida man distracts police with fake 911 murder call to get out of speeding ticket. It almost works:
A Florida man is facing the possibility of prison time for phoning in a phony report of an imminent murder in an attempt to get out of a speeding ticket.
West Melbourne police arrested Julius Lupowitz, who now faces up to five years in prison in addition to a $209 speeding fine, reports FOX19.
According to police, Lupowitz made the fake emergency call while West Melbourne police officer Ted Salem had his back turned as he was writing up a speeding ticket. Police say the man was hoping the officer would abandon writing the ticket in order to respond to the emergency.
- West Bank erupts in protest over Gaza killings:
The violence of the conflict in Gaza spread to the West Bank on Thursday with at least two Palestinians killed and scores wounded in one of the biggest clashes seen for several years.[...]
Thousands of Palestinians took part in a demonstration after more than 15 women, children and United Nations staff were killed and around 200 injured [in Gaza] when a UN shelter for those fleeing the Israeli bombing was hit.
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show: how to help with Detroit's water crisis; Halbig; House suit vs. Obama inches forward. Crazy gun stories. Securitizing farmland & crops. No one ever "goes Galt." Surprise! No connection between corporate performance & giant CEO paychecks.
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