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9:15 AM ET, August 24, 2014


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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: Moe Lane, Power Line and Booman Tribune
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  By prioritizing explanation and analysis …
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 …
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 …
Noah Rothman / Hot Air:
In effort to shield Obama from criticism on ISIS, White House makes everything worse  —  Ben Rhodes, the White House's deputy national security advisor, made things a lot worse for President Barack Obama today.  —  As AllahPundit observed, the White House has been in a crouch since Wednesday …
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
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 …
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.
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
Washington Post:
Black America and the burden of the perfect victim  —  Touré, a co-host of “The Cycle” on MSNBC, is the author of “Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?:  What It Means to Be Black Now.”  —  An information war is being waged in Ferguson, Mo., each salvo meant to shape public perceptions of Michael Brown and Darren Wilson.
Overkill  —  Police in a Missouri suburb demonstrate how not to quell a riot  —  NEARLY every night, Felicia Pope's house fills with smoke and tear gas.  Her four-month-old granddaughter has no idea why the air stings her throat.  Her family feels trapped.
Discussion: and Daily Kos
Houston Chronicle:
Rick Perry Just Released A ‘Wanted’ Shirt With His Mug Shot  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) seems to be enjoying the spotlight that has come with pushing back on his recent indictment.  —  The latest move: His new political action committee unveiled a T-shirt featuring Perry's mug shot.
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
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Joe Biden / Washington Post:
Iraqis must rise above their differences to rout terrorists
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
The rise of ‘Obama Inc.’
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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