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 …
Discussion: Power Line, The PJ Tatler, Independent Journal Review and Mediaite
Scott Johnson / Power Line: Obama explains to the very rich
Rick Moran / The PJ Tatler: Obama: Social Media's Fault Americans Think the World is ‘Falling Apart’
Kevin Boyd / Independent Journal Review: President Obama Calls The World A Messy Place & Blames Social Media for Making People Take Notice
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Guardian, CNN and The Huffington Post
Martin Pengelly / Guardian: John Kerry calls for global coalition to defeat ‘genocidal’ Isis militants
Mable Chan / The Huffington Post: Is Your Calling Worth Dying for?
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.
Discussion: JustOneMinute, Mashable, Taylor Marsh, Hot Air, New York Times, Guardian, John Hawkins' Right Wing News and The Moderate Voice
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute: Reassurance From Alfred E. Obama
Jonathan Ellis / Mashable: Obama Says Social Media Magnifies the Dangers of a ‘Messy’ World
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: WaPo: Say, this President doesn't seem terribly competent at foreign policy, huh?
Alan Cowell / New York Times: Britain Raises Terrorism Threat Level to ‘Severe’
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Cameron plans to seize suspects' passports in response to terrorist threat
William Teach / John Hawkins' Right Wing News: Obama At Fundraiser: Things Are Pretty Darned Peaceful
Dorian De Wind / The Moderate Voice: Summary Update: Iraq-ISIS/ISIL Crisis (Updated)
New York Times:
John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Confront ISIS Now — AFTER more than three years, almost 200,000 dead in Syria, the near collapse of Iraq, and the rise of the world's most sinister terrorist army — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which has conquered vast swaths of both countries …
Discussion: emptywheel, Politico, The Huffington Post and Lawfare
Jim White / emptywheel: Against Drumbeat of War With ISIS, Chris Murphy Delivers Healthy Dose of Skepticism
Stephen Miles / The Huffington Post: Iraq and Syria: What if Bombing Makes Things Worse?
Clara Spera / Lawfare: Today's Headlines and Commentary
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 …
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Associated Press, The Daily Caller and Americans Against the …
Martin Longman / Washington Monthly: McConnell/Paul Marriage is On the Rocks
Bruce Schreiner / Associated Press: GOP Sen. McConnell's campaign manager resigns
W. James Antle III / The Daily Caller: What Ron Paul Republicans Can Learn From Mitch McConnell's Ex-Campaign Manager
Josh Kilburn / Americans Against the Tea Party: Former GOP Senator Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes from Ron Paul's Campaign
Sam Youngman / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigns after Iowa bribery scandal deepens — Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, will resign his post as a bribery scandal from the 2012 presidential campaign threatens to envelop Benton and become a major distraction for McConnell's campaign.
Discussion: PoliticusUSA, Washington Post, Hit & Run, Mediaite and Liberaland
Jason Easley / PoliticusUSA: Things Get Worse For Mitch McConnell As His Campaign Manager Resigns Amid Bribery Scandal
Matea Gold / Washington Post: McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton resigns amid federal probe into 2012 endorsement-for-pay deal
Ed Krayewski / Hit & Run: Jesse Benton, Former Ron Paul Campaign Manager, Resigns From Mitch McConnell Re-Election Bid Days …
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite: Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns over Bribery Scandal
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 …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Prairie Weather
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
War in Europe is not a hysterical idea — Over and over again — throughout the entirety of my adult life, or so it feels — I have been shown Polish photographs from the beautiful summer of 1939: The children playing in the sunshine, the fashionable women on Krakow streets.
Discussion: National Review, CNN, Telegraph, Instapundit and The Dish
Andrew Stuttaford / National Review: The Guns of August — With the Russian invasion of Ukraine having …
Raziye Akkoc / Telegraph: Ukraine-Russia crisis: August 29 as it happened
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit: UM, IT'S KIND OF HAPPENING NOW: Anne Applebaum: War in Europe is not a hysterical idea.
EU's Barroso warns Ukraine crisis near ‘point of no return’ AFP 1 hr ago — Brussels (AFP) - EU Commission head Jose Manual Barroso warned on Saturday that the crisis in Ukraine was reaching the point of no return, after reports Russian troops were fighting in the east of the country.
Discussion: Business Insider
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Rep. Peter King Is Angry President Obama Wore A Tan Suit — Rep. Peter King (R-NY) went on an extended rant about President Barack Obama's decision to wear a tan suit during a statement about the terrorist group ISIS he delivered on Thursday at the White House.
Discussion: Americans Against the …, Mediaite, The Hill and Pharyngula
Josh Kilburn / Americans Against the Tea Party: Rep. Peter King's Statement About Obama's Beige Suit Was So Insane We Thought it Was Satire!
Justin Sink / The Hill: WH: Obama stands by tan suit
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Weighing Delay in Action on Immigration
Obama Weighing Delay in Action on Immigration
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Judy Kurtz / The Hill: Fashion mavens weigh in on That Suit
Obama's campaign no-fly zone
Obama's campaign no-fly zone
Discussion: National Review and NewsBusters
Joel Gehrke / National Review: Obama Targets Scott Walker
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Advice on Strategy From Dilbert — President Obama can't come up with a strategy to deal with ISIS. It's just so...complicated. Here's an idea: how about if we kill them? — I don't suppose Obama will go with that one. But hey: even Dilbert has a better grasp of strategy than our clueless president:
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Obama pushes green standards for everything but the kitchen sink — The Obama administration is working on new efficiency standards for seemingly every appliance but the kitchen sink. — Spurred by President Obama's climate action plan, the Department of Energy is pumping out new standards …
Discussion: John Hawkins' Right Wing News