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Guess They Don't Stand with Rand on this One

A poll from the Washington Post-ABC News shows 63% of conservative Republicans and 61% of all Republicans back Obama’s airstrikes in Iraq.

First, Obama has actually done something conservatives support.   182 more words

Smear Campaign Against Michael Brown? Seems So

Friday has been another eventful day in the Michael Brown case out of Ferguson. First and foremost, after days of asking for it, the community was finally given the name of the officer involved in the shooting: Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force with no prior disciplinary record. 748 more words

Philosophy

National Moment of Silence for Mike Brown

Beauteous Meridian Hill Park (also popularly and locally known as Malcolm X Park, but not on maps and such) was the location for tonight’s DC protest of policy brutality, weaponized police forces, the killing of Mike Brown, and the attitude that black lives don’t matter. 275 more words

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Did political convenience convince a conservative journalist to re-categorize a bug as a feature? An examination of the Welch–Beutler–Suderman spat

By Matthew E. Milliken
MEMwrites.wordpress.com
Aug. 6, 2014

A Twitter feud between left-wing and right-wing pundits caught my eye last week.

The spat was launched by this tweet: 2,257 more words

Politics

Milton Friedman anniversary

Thursday would be Milton Friedman’s 102nd birthday.

I actually applied to only one college when I was a libertarian high school student, back before the internet existed, the University of Chicago, because I thought Milton… 480 more words

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Sunscreen too "toxic" for San Antonio

I’ve always thought it rather silly the way Texas mothers slathered on the sunscreen whenever their little darlings ventured into the sun, noonday or otherwise, all in the name of preventing skin cancer. 148 more words

Texana

Land of the Lock-Up

This chart may astound you. It shows that the U.S. and most individual states lead the rest of the world in terms of incarceration rates. At 0.7% of the population, the U.S. 113 more words