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3:20 AM ET, July 20, 2014


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VICE News:
Exclusive Footage of MH17 Aftermath: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 60)  —  a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet carrying 298 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine — allegedly by pro-Russia separatists.  Residents in the area described bodies falling from the sky and landing in their own backyards.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Anne Applebaum / Slate:
The downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has exposed the chaos in Ukraine as a real war.  —  Before there is any further discussion of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, it's important that one point be made absolutely clear: This plane crash is a result of the Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine …
Kos / Daily Kos:
Netroots Nation is going to Arizona, Daily Kos is not  —  Yeah.... we're not going to his backyard.  —  Netroots Nation announced two days ago that Phoenix, Arizona would host its 2015 conference.  I wish the conference the best, but it will unfortunately take place without Daily Kos' attendance or assistance.
Lying commies  —  The more people are exposed to socialism, the worse they behave  —  “UNDER capitalism”, ran the old Soviet-era joke, “man exploits man.  Under communism it is just the opposite.”  In fact new research suggests that the Soviet system inspired not just sarcasm but cheating too …
Discussion: EconLog and Marginal REVOLUTION
Anti-Israel protesters rally across France, defying ban imposed after synagogue clash  —  Thousands march through French cities in protest of Israeli operation in Gaza Strip; French president says will not allow violence to spill over into France.  —  REUTERS - Thousands of pro-Palestinian …
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
Daily Caller Editor Drops Some Truth On Bill Maher's Audience...Audience APPLAUDS  —  Is there hope for liberal television after all?  Probably not, but for a brief shining moment one conservative rocked the epicenter of the lefty airwaves with such righteous force that HBO viewers …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Palin: 'I don't need lectures from Eric Holder'  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hit back at Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday for criticizing her call to impeach President Obama over the border crisis.  —  “I don't need lectures from Eric Holder, a guy - get this …
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
Jerusalem Post:
Gaza terrorists attempt to attack IDF forces with explosives-laden donkey  —  IDF expresses regret over “shocking” incident, condemns Gaza terrorists for strapping explosive devices to animals in order to attack Israeli troops.  —  Terrorists in Gaza attempted to attack IDF soldiers …
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
Two more soldiers killed in Gaza, IDF expands ground operation  —  Staff Sergenat Bania Roval, 20, from the Paratroopers 101st Battalion, was shot dead by a terrorist in a tunnel; 2nd-Lt. Bar Rahav, 21, was killed by a missile defense system's activation in a nearby tank.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and
Peter Smagorinsky / The Atlantic Online:
‘The Ideal Head’: Bizarre Racial Teachings From a 1906 Textbook  —  I recently opened an online order and discovered an unexpected bonus: As a buffer against damage, the seller had included a 1906 elementary school textbook called Frye's First Steps in Geography.
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
IRS: Lerner's hard drive was wiped clean in 2011  —  The IRS said under oath Friday that former agency official Lois Lerner's hard drive was destroyed and recycled, echoing earlier testimony from its commissioner.  —  In its most extensive comments yet on Lerner's hard drive …
Discussion: Washington Post
Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
Income Inequality Is Not Rising Globally.  It's Falling.  —  Income inequality has surged as a political and economic issue, but the numbers don't show that inequality is rising from a global perspective.  Yes, the problem has become more acute within most individual nations …
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Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Other McCain
Iran, six powers agree to four-month extension of nuclear talks: envoys
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Daniel Kelley / Reuters:
Philadelphia mosque leaders try to cut off man's hand -police
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Jawa Report
USA Today:
Some candidates' super PACs are a family affair
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
For the G.O.P., Fine Line Seen on Migration
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Allen West / Allen B. West:
298 souls on MH17 have paid the price for Obama's “flexibility” [VIDEO]
Discussion: Business Insider and Mediaite
Bloomberg View:
The Pentagon's War Against Climate Change
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Could southern black voters save the Senate for Democrats?