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10:35 AM ET, July 20, 2014


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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
A Popular President  —  WASHINGTON — THE thing about him is, he just keeps going.  —  At 67, he continues to be, as Anna Quindlen once wrote, like one of those inflatable toys with sand weighting the bottom — you knock him over and he pops back up.  —  As Hillary stumbles and President Obama slumps …
Discussion: Informed Comment and Althouse
Katie Glueck / Politico:
What we learned from liberals at Netroots Nation  —  DETROIT — At a high-profile gathering of progressives this week, Hillary Clinton was tolerated, Barack Obama was pitied, and Elizabeth Warren was treated like a hero.  —  The annual liberal confab known as Netroots Nation brought together …
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
Washington Post:
Ukrainian officials accuse rebel militias of moving bodies, tampering with evidence  —  KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials on Saturday accused the rebel militias that they blame for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet of moving bodies and tampering with evidence, steps that could make determining …
Anne Applebaum / Slate:
The downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has exposed the chaos in Ukraine as a real war.
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and New York Times
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.
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 …
Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
Netanyahu finally calls out Erdogan for anti-Semitic statements  —  Meretz's Gal-On calls Turkish leader's comments that he made at a campaign rally “despicable, vile and irresponsible.”  —  After years of publicly restraining himself regarding Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and
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.
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 …
Washington Post:
Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis  —  Nearly a year before President Obama declared a humanitarian crisis on the border, a team of experts arrived at the Fort Brown patrol station in Brownsville, Tex., and discovered a makeshift transportation depot for a deluge of foreign children.
Discussion: Power Line and Associated Press
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
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 …
Evgeny Morozov / Guardian:
The rise of data and the death of politics  —  Tech pioneers in the US are advocating a new data-based approach to governance - ‘algorithmic regulation’.  But if technology provides the answers to society's problems, what happens to governments?  —  On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente …
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Timothy Egan / New York Times:
Faith-Based Fanatics  —  He's had a busy summer.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Vox Popoli
John Napier Tye / Washington Post:
Meet Executive Order 12333: The Reagan rule that lets the NSA spy on Americans
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
Two more soldiers killed in Gaza, IDF expands ground operation
Discussion: Israel Matzav and
Steven Swinford / Telegraph:
Christians lie and wives must have sex or go to hell, Trojan Horse pupils told
Discussion: The Other McCain and Jihad Watch
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
IRS: Lerner's hard drive was wiped clean in 2011
Discussion: Washington Post
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Daniel Kelley / Reuters:
Philadelphia mosque leaders try to cut off man's hand -police
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Jawa Report
Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
Income Inequality Is Not Rising Globally. It's Falling.
USA Today:
Some candidates' super PACs are a family affair