Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
For Bob McDonnell, a Miscalculation at the Scene of a Blunder — WASHINGTON — On Aug. 15, 2013, Bob McDonnell visited the site of one of Virginia's great tactical blunders. — As part of his final official tour of the state as its governor, Mr. McDonnell went to Ball's Bluff State Park in Leesburg …
Discussion: his vorpal sword
Hart Williams / his vorpal sword: Battle of the Network Moralists
Timothy Noah / msnbc.com:
Bob McDonnell's ‘family values’ fall short — “What shall it profit a man,” the Bible says (Mark 8:36), “if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” In the end, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a 1989 graduate of Pat Robertson's CBN (now Regent) University School of Law, never got to find out.
Discussion: Washington Post and Washington Monthly
Jeffrey Bellin / Washington Post: What the McDonnell verdict says about U.S. politics
Martin Longman / Washington Monthly: McDonnell vs. Deeds- Who Had the Family Values?
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
IRS SAYS IT HAS LOST EMAILS FROM 5 MORE EMPLOYEES … WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status. — The tax agency said in June …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The PJ Tatler
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller: IRS: Five More Employees Lost Emails In Computer Crashes
Stephen Kruiser / The PJ Tatler: Dems Rally Around Fave Corrupt Agency: IRS
Rachael Bade / Politico:
More IRS employees lost emails — The IRS on Friday told Congress that five of the 82 people being questioned about the agency's tea party targeting scandal lost emails as a result of computer crashes, including one official who worked closely with former IRS official Lois Lerner.
Discussion: Hot Air, Hit & Run, Patterico's Pontifications and Wall Street Journal
Mary Katharine Ham / Hot Air: IRS: Lerner adviser, two in Cincinnati office among five more employees who lost e-mails
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal: Emails Raise New Questions About IRS Targeting
Wall Street Journal:
Joan Rivers: The Entertainer — There was nobody like her. Some people are knockoffs or imitations of other, stronger, more vivid figures, but there was never another Joan Rivers before her or while she lived. She was a seriously wonderful, self-invented woman. — She was completely open and immediately accessible.
Discussion: neo-neocon, Booman Tribune, Ed Driscoll and Roger L. Simon
BooMan / Booman Tribune: Not Missing Joan Rivers
Roger L Simon / Roger L. Simon: My Joan Rivers Story
Western military charter plane lands in Iran — An aircraft chartered by coalition forces in Afghanistan, en route from Bagram air base to Dubai, landed Friday in Bandar Abbas, Iran, after Iranian officials questioned its flight plan, U.S. officials said. — The plane had been contacted …
Discussion: New York Times, Mediaite, Business Insider, Daily Kos, Gawker, Talking Points Memo and Hot Air
Meteor Blades / Daily Kos: Iranian fighter jets escort U.S. military charter plane with 100 passengers to land in Bandar Abbas
Brendan James / Talking Points Memo: Report: Military Plane Carrying About 100 Americans Lands In Iran
The White House:
Remarks by President Obama at NATO Summit Press Conference — PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon. Let me begin by thanking my great friend, Prime Minister Cameron — and his entire team — for hosting this NATO Summit and making it such a success. And I want to thank the people of Newport …
Discussion: Power Line, Washington Post, White House.gov Blog and New York Times
Scott Johnson / Power Line: Speaking of degradation — President Obama's word of choice …
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times: Ukraine Deal Imposes Truce Putin Devised
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Alan Keyes: Obama Is Funding ISIS To Wage ‘War On The People Of The United States’ — Alan Keyes has joined a growing chorus of far-right activists who claim that President Obama is secretly supporting ISIS, writing today in WorldNetDaily that Obama administration officials believe …
Matt Ridley / Wall Street Journal:
Whatever Happened to Global Warming? — Now come climate scientists' implausible explanations for why the ‘hiatus’ has passed the 15-year mark.
Discussion: Instapundit and AEIdeas
Mark J. Perry / AEIdeas: Matt Ridley: Whatever happened to global warming?
Reihan Salam / Slate:
How the Suburbs Got Poor — Places that thrived in the era of two-parent families are struggling today. — When I was a small child, something called “the suburbs” kept snatching away my friends, like a monster hiding under the bed, but worse. Over time, I've come to appreciate why my friends moved.
Discussion: The Mahablog and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Hayley Munguia / FiveThirtyEight:
The 2,128 Native American Mascots People Aren't Talking About — When Samuel Henry was a kid growing up in D.C. in the late 1950s, he and his friends were devoted Washington Redskins fans — they had the jerseys and knew the lore. And as the lore had it, the “reddish-brown tint” …
Ann Althouse / Althouse: Clumsy deployment of the dictionary at FiveThirtyEight.
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Dana Perino Bashes Obama For Being Shown Walking Alone At Stonehenge — Were you, concerned American citizen, dismayed by those pictures of President Obama touring Stonehenge on Friday? Did it bother you that many of the photos showed Obama taking in the prehistoric structure by himself?
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Tom Levenson / Balloon Juice: Oooh Baby, You Are So Talented!...
Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
How The ‘Core Coalition’ Against ISIS Stacks Up Against The 2003 Coalition — President Barack Obama, right, points as he stands alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron, centre, and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen during a flypast at the NATO summit in Wales
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Mashable
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute: Battling ISIS - We Have A Plan!
Amanda Wills / Mashable: The 5-Step Plan to Defeat the Islamic State
U.S. says forms ‘core coalition’ to counter Iraq militants
U.S. says forms ‘core coalition’ to counter Iraq militants
Discussion: BBC, Lawfare, Politico, Washington Post, VodkaPundit, The Dish and Informed Comment
Cody Poplin / Lawfare: Today's Headlines and Commentary
Philip Ewing / Politico: U.S. identifies coalition against ISIL
Karen Deyoung / Washington Post: As U.S. seeks commitments in fight against Islamic State, its focus is tightly on Iraq
Jonah Shepp / The Dish: The Anti-ISIS Coalition And Obama's Strategy