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8:40 PM ET, August 30, 2014

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Yahoo! News:
Saudi king warns West will be jihadists' next target AFP 1 hr ago  —  Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is “rapid” action.
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John Kerry / New York Times:
The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition  —  IN a polarized region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to a broad array of countries, including the United States.  What's needed to confront its nihilistic vision and genocidal agenda …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’  —  President Obama on Friday said social media and the nightly news are partly to blame for the sense that “the world is falling apart.”  —  “I can see why a lot of folks are troubled,” Obama told a group of donors gathered …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Save It For The Funny Papers, Or, The Long Slow Flip-Flop Into Light  —  John Kerry gets guest space in the NY Times on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend - geez, I guess whatever it is couldn't wait until the day after Thanksgiving.  —  Kerry is exhorting the world to rally itself …
Washington Post:
President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA'S acknowledgment that “we don't have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday.
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
GOP senators: Obama needs to respond faster to ISIS threat
Discussion: Liberaland
Molly Powell / National Review:
Considering Catcalls  —  No one is catcalling Rosie O'Donnell, Barbara Bush, or Janet Napolitano.  No one is catcalling my plump elderly mother as I wheel her down the sidewalk in her wheelchair.  Marilyn Monroe once observed that she could walk down the sidewalk without drawing attention …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Telegraph:
Douglas Carswell's defection to Ukip is a seismic shock to the British political system  —  There are very few MPs I admire more than Douglas Carswell.  He is principled, decent, and has gone into politics for all the right reasons.  He believes in all the things to which ordinary politicians pay lip service …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Courier-Journal:
McConnell campaign chief resigns amid scandal  —  Jesse Benton resigned as Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager Friday following reports that he had emerged as a figure in an endorsement scandal during the 2012 Iowa presidential caucus.  —  In an emailed statement Friday evening …
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Allie Rasmus / KTVU-TV:
Walnut Creek officer accused of beating woman with bat  —  A man who'd been in charge of upholding the law for three decades is now accused of breaking it.  Richmond police arrested an off-duty Walnut Creek Police Officer for allegedly donning a mask and beating a woman with a baseball bat on August 16.
Carol Anderson / Washington Post:
Ferguson isn't about black rage against cops.  It's white rage against progress.  —  Carol Anderson is an associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory University and a public voices fellow with the Op-Ed Project.  She is the author of “Bourgeois Radicals …
Maev Kennedy / Guardian:
Lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory published  —  Chapter with more characters and Quentin Blake illustration deemed ‘too wild’ for British children appears for first time  —  A lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, deemed too wild, subversive and insufficiently moral …
Discussion: Jezebel and Althouse
Amy Cohn / The New Republic:
Why the $#&@!  Did Your Airline Cancel Your Flight Today?  They Had a Very Good Reason.  —  An airline-industry expert explains why you get screwed over—and how to avoid it  —  Comedian Louis CK has absolutely no patience for the complaints of airline passengers, as he explains in one very funny, albeit profanity-laced bit.
 
 
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