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6:15 PM ET, May 26, 2014


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The Day Of Retribution.  On Elliot Rodger, the Butcher of Santa Barbara.  —  This post is about the slaughter carried out by Elliot Rodger in Santa Barbara.  It is about violence, the hatred of women and the general hatred of humans.  Consider carefully whether you wish to read it.
NY Daily News:
Lupica: Santa Barbara rampage shows it's too easy to get guns that make mass murder easier  —  There are no sure safeguards against madness, but it does not change the fact that it's too simple for sick people to get guns — legally or illegally — especially the kinds of semiautomatic weapons …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Doug Ross
Michael Moore / Facebook:
With due respect to those who are asking me to comment …
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette and Mashable
Hours After UCSB Shooting, Man Allegedly Shot At Women For Refusing To Have Sex With Him  —  A California man allegedly fired his gun at three women Saturday morning who refused to have sex with him and his friends.  —  The women, estimated to be between about 18 and 19 years old …
Discussion: Jezebel and CNN
Greg Cotta / KTXL FOX40:
3 Women Refuse Sex, Suspect Fires Rounds  —  STOCKTON -  —  A man opened fire on three women early Saturday after the women refused to have sex with him and his friends, according to the Stockton Police.  —  Authorities said the women accompanied the men to Rosemarie Lane, near Pacific Avenue and March Lane.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Juan Williams / The Hill:
The fierce fight for women's votes  —  Most voters in the last four presidential elections have been female, and most of them voted for the Democrat.  But in all four races a majority of white women voted for the Republican.  —  Young white women and white working moms are more likely than their older …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
The ‘Wary of Hillary’ Democrats  —  Everyone knows about the “Ready for Hillary” Democrats — the rapidly proliferating parade of elected officials and activists getting behind Hillary Clinton's increasingly likely 2016 presidential campaign.  —  But there's also a smaller …
Discussion: Washington Post
Sabrina Siddiqui / The Huffington Post:
California GOP Candidate's Pro-Gun Robocall Went Out Day After Mass Shooting  —  Politics News National Rifle Association University of California Santa Barbara Tony Strickland Robocall UCSB Shooting Santa Barbara Shooting Second Amendment Tony Strickland California Tony Strickland Isla Vista Pro Gun Gop Gun Control UC Santa Barbara
Mike Devlin / Santa Clarita California:   Day After Massacre in His Former District, Tony Strickland Makes a Chilling Pro-Gun Call to Voters
Mark O'Mara / CNN:
I'm a gun owner and I want gun control
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan  —  The CIA's top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama's surprise visit with U.S. troops.
John Fund / National Review:
European Earthquake  —  The voters demonstrate their Euroskepticism, but will elites listen?  —  How big was the “Euroskeptic” uprising in the elections for the European Parliament on Sunday?  Martin Schulz of Germany, the left-wing candidate who will become the next president of the European Commission …
Discussion: New York Times and Hot Air
Biden: ‘Assume every microphone is on’  —  (CNN) - Be wary of every microphone.  —  That was Vice President Joe Biden's advice Monday to a crowd at the kickoff for the Road 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge - where 200 cyclists, including injured veterans, ride 325 miles from Washington to Virginia Beach.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Miss. Judge Allegedly Struck, Yelled Slur At Mentally Disabled Black Man  —  A Mississippi judge allegedly slapped a young mentally disabled black man earlier this month at a flea market and yelled “run, n—  , run,” the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported Sunday.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Obama's New Rules for Coal Plants Are a B.F.D. The Ensuing Political Fight May Be Even Bigger.  —  Conventional wisdom holds that second term presidencies rarely yield accomplishments and that this second term president, in particular, has lost the ability to get much done.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Agence France-Presse:
‘We know where missing girls are’: Nigeria's top military officer  —  Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's highest ranking military officer on Monday gave a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants, revealing they had located the missing teenagers.
Discussion: The Week
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
I.R.S. Bars Employers From Dumping Workers Into Health Exchanges
Discussion: Power Line and Washington Post
New York Times:
Ukraine Forces Appear to Oust Rebels From Airport in East
Discussion: The Week
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Europe's Secret Success
Discussion: JustOneMinute
 Earlier Items: 
Jeff Jacoby / The Boston Globe:
Obama fails to show his vaunted ‘competence’
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Highway funds stuck in neutral as Memorial Day travel spikes
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Donald G. McNeil Jr / New York Times:
Are We Ready for H.I.V.'s Sexual Revolution?
Discussion: National Review