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8:35 AM ET, September 2, 2014


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Anahad O'Connor / New York Times:
A Call for a Low-Carb Diet  —  People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows.
Discussion: ACP Journal Club and JustOneMinute
The Atlantic Online:
It's Still Not the End of History  —  Twenty-five years after Francis Fukuyama's landmark essay, liberal democracy is increasingly beset.  Its defenders need to go back to the basics.  —  Most of us in the West are liberals, whether we admit it or not.  We want equal rights for all …
Timothy Stanley / CNN:
The ugly return of anti-Semitism  —  Editor's note: Timothy Stanley is a historian and columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph.  He is the author of the new book “Citizen Hollywood: How the Collaboration Between L.A. and D.C. Revolutionized American Politics.”
Discussion: VodkaPundit
New York Times:
Universal Pre-K Takes Off  —  The start of public school on Thursday in New York City should be the usual merry scramble of chattering children and stressed (or relieved) parents.  There will also be something new: a fresh crop of 4-year-olds, more than 50,000, embarking on the first day of free …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Halfway House: GOP falling short in midterms  —  Tepid fundraising, underperforming candidates and a lousy party brand are threatening to deprive House Republicans of the sweeping 2014 gains that some top party officials have been predicting this year.  —  POLITICO interviewed …
Discussion: Roll Call
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
VIDEO: Journalist Roughed Up And Removed From Georgia GOP Event  —  Over the past week there's been something of a brouhaha surrounding a journalist being forcibly removed from a local Republican event in Georgia.  —  The journalist was Nydia Tisdale, who went to Burt's Farm in Dawsonville …
Daily Mail:
‘Your cowardly lack of leadership has left a gaping hole’: Parents of SEAL Team Six soldier killed in action call for President Obama's resignation in searing open letter about his handling of ISIS  — The SEAL Team Six member was one of 33 killed when a Chinook helicopter was gunned down in Afghanistan
Jedediah Purdy / The Daily Beast:
Why Some Americans Are More Equal Than Others  —  Americans pride themselves on an egalitarian society open to all.  But some equality and inequality exist uneasily side by side.  And the U.S. has never resolved this contradiction.  —  If the world is lucky enough to produce historians …
Milo Yiannopoulos / BREITBART.COM:
FEMINIST BULLIES TEARING THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY APART  —  It's easy to mock video gamers as dorky loners in yellowing underpants.  Indeed, in previous columns, I've done it myself.  Occasionally at length.  But, the more you learn about the latest scandal in the games industry …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Kurt Schlichter /
Why Won't Endangered Democrat Senate Candidates Repudiate Their Todd Akin?  —  SHARES  —  There are a whole bunch of Democrats running for Senate this year, though in this case “running” seems to mean running as far away as possible from failed liberal messiah Barack Obama.
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Romney 2016?  Nooooo!  —  In the 1991 movie “Naked Gun 2 ½,” Police Lt. Frank Drebin drinks away his sorrows in a blues bar while sad music plays and the camera pans across a wall with pictures depicting the worst disasters in history: the Chicago fire . .  …
Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Two injured in accidental shooting at Casselberry gun store  —  Two friends were injured Sunday afternoon at Shoot Straight, a Casselberry gun range, when one tried to unjam a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and wound up shooting himself in the finger and his friend in the thigh, police reported.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:   Florida Man At ‘Shoot Straight’ Gun Range Wounds Himself And A Friend
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Kendall Breitman / Politico:
President Obama: GOP ‘says no to everything’
Discussion: naked capitalism and Mediaite
Jack Moore / International Business Times:
Ukraine Crisis: ‘If I Want, I Will Take Kiev in Two Weeks’, Putin Warns EU's Barroso
Rachel Zarrell / BuzzFeed:
Jennifer Lawrence, Lea Michele, Other Celebs Victims Of More Alleged Photo And Video Leaks
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
More Workers Are Claiming ‘Wage Theft’
Discussion: Balkinization
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Americans detained in North Korea speak to CNN, ask for U.S. help
Discussion: Guardian and New York Times
Juan Williams / The Hill:
A new term for reform of schools
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
The True Story Of How One Man Shut Down American Commerce To Avoid Paying His Workers A Fair Wage
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
Banning Russian-made AK-47s sets off a U.S. buying frenzy
Discussion: Talking Points Memo