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10:15 PM ET, August 23, 2014

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Vox not living up to the hype, explained  —  Ezra Klein sees “a problem in journalism.”  News coverage, he's said, is as appealing as “spinach.”  —  But the former Washington Post wunderkind had a way to fix all that: Create Vox.com.  By prioritizing explanation and analysis …
Amartya Sen / The New Republic:
Stop Obsessing About Global Warming  —  Environmentalists are ignoring poor countries' needs  —  Our global environment has many problems.  If the high volume of carbon emission is one, the low level of intellectual engagement with some of the major environmental challenges is surely another.
Discussion: Power Line
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria  —  EDGARTOWN, Mass. — A top national security adviser to President Obama vowed Friday that the United States would “do what is necessary” in Syria to protect American interests and said that direct military action was possible …
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
W.H. defends post-Foley golf game  —  The White House on Friday defended President Barack Obama's decision to head to the golf course earlier this week just moments after condemning the killing of American journalist James Foley.  —  While principal deputy press secretary Eric Schultz declined …
Joseph Miller / The Daily Caller:   Pentagon Official: White House Foley Leak Endangers Future Operations, American Hostages
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
Isis gains in Syria put pressure on west to deliver more robust response
Discussion: Hot Air and New York Times
Paige Hill / KFOR-TV:
Local superintendent's controversial way of addressing dress code sends students home humiliated  —  NOBLE, Okla. - A group of Noble High School girls were left crying and humiliated after they claim they were called out in front of the entire school for what they were wearing.
New York Times:
In Washington, Second Thoughts on Arming Police  —  WASHINGTON — Jolted by images of protesters clashing with heavily armed police officers in Missouri, President Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of the government's decade-old strategy of outfitting local police departments …
Mohamed Hasni / Agence France-Presse:
Libya Islamist militias ‘seize Tripoli airport’ AFP 34 mins ago  —  Tripoli (AFP) - Islamist fighters in the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said on Saturday they have captured Tripoli's battered international airport after many days of clashes with nationalist militiamen.
Discussion: Washington Times and Pat Dollard
ABC News:
Babysitter Accused of Setting Fire to Family's Home  —  A Texas woman was apparently so annoyed with two girls she babysat, police say she decided to set their bedrooms on fire.  —  Martha Dreher is charged with arson.  She cared for Glenn Williams' two daughters.
Discussion: Gawker, Daily Mail and The Raw Story
Joe Biden / Washington Post:
Iraqis must rise above their differences to rout terrorists  —  Joe Biden is vice president of the United States.  —  In recent months, the terrorist group known within the U.S. government as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has seized significant territory inside Iraq …
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs.  —  In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama urges business owners to lobby Congress to renew the U.S. Export-Import Bank.  —  The bank provides loans, loan guarantees …
Discussion: Politico
Noah Rothman / Hot Air:
Sanitizing terror: Has the press distorted Islamic radical's crusade against gay men?  —  Ali Muhammad Brown was already a suspect in the murder of three Seattle men when he shot 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin eight times at a West Orange traffic light in his home state of New Jersey in June.
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
The rise of ‘Obama Inc.’  —  The presidency of Barack Obama has catapulted a network of former advisers into lucrative positions.  —  Members of the president's brain trust have steadily moved outside the administration in recent years, capitalizing on their association with the Obama brand …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
 
 
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