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8:15 AM ET, August 24, 2015

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Barbara Boland / Washington Examiner:
Satan worshipers drown women with milk in Planned Parenthood counter-protest  —  Share Tweet Reddit Digg Mail Print SMS More  —  Satan worshipers launched a counter-protest against pro-lifers outside the Detriot and Ferndale, Michigan Planned Parenthood locations Saturday.
Lawrence Summers / Financial Times:
The Fed looks set to make a dangerous mistake  —  Raising rates this year will threaten all of the central bank's major objectives  —  Will the Federal Reserve's September meeting see US interest rates go up for the first time since 2006?  Officials have held out the prospect that it might …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Nobody Could Have Predicted, Interest Rates Edition  —  Sorry about sparsity of posts; on the road for family reasons, with real life getting in the way of digital.  But I did see a number of people praising remarks from Charlie Munger declaring himself “flabbergasted” by low interest rates …
Amy Wallace / Wired:
Who Won Science Fiction's Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters  —  Since 1953, to be nominated for a Hugo Award, among the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy writing, has been a dream come true for authors who love time travel, extraterrestrials and tales of the imagined future.
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According To Hoyt:
Burning Down The Field in Order to Save It
Discussion: Vox Popoli
David Knowles / Bloomberg Business:
Donald Trump Puts ‘Hedge Fund Guys’ on Notice  —  The billionaire Republican front-runner channels his inner Bernie Sanders.  —  t writerknowles  —  For a moment there, Donald Trump was starting to sound a lot like Bernie Sanders.  —  The billionaire Republican front-runner assailed hedge fund managers …
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CBS News:
Donald Trump: “The hedge fund guys are getting away with murder”
Discussion: Business Insider
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Fiorina supporters slam ‘ludicrous’ CNN debate methodology  —  Carly Fiorina supporters are criticizing CNN's debate criteria that could prevent the former Hewlett-Packard CEO from grabbing a spot on the main stage at the second debate despite her surging poll numbers.
Discussion: Instapundit
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Harry Reid endorses Iran deal, boosts chances Congress won't block it  —  Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid gave a forceful endorsement Sunday to the nuclear deal with Iran, a key boost that provides continued momentum for preventing Congress from blocking President Obama's pact.
Wall Street Journal:
Joe Biden Is Leaning Toward a 2016 Run  —  Vice President Joe Biden is increasingly leaning toward entering the 2016 race, if it is still possible he can knit together a competitive campaign at this late date, people familiar with the matter said.
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Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
A Tale of Two Rallies: My Summer With Bernie and Trump  —  One is a political revolution with a mellow vibe.  The other feels more like a professional wrestling match.  —  SHARES  —  The breakout stars of 2015 are two old white guys from the outer boroughs of New York, and I've had access to the hottest tickets in town.
Discussion: Addicting Info
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Will Leitch / Bloomberg Business:
Trumpus Maximus Goes to Mobile
Discussion: Hot Air
Roger Kimball / City Journal:
Crazy Like a Visionary  —  Elon Musk's remarkable career reminds us that individuals matter.  —  Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, by Ashlee Vance (Ecco, 400 pp., $28.99)  —  I am an unlikely fan of Elon Musk, the flamboyant, Steve Jobs-like …
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Dean: Hillary email answers too ‘lawyerly’  —  Howard Dean, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Sunday that Hillary Clinton's response to her email issues had been too “lawyerly.”  —  “One of the problems is that Hillary Clinton is an incredibly smart lawyer,” …
Jerusalem Post:
In an interview with ‘The Independent’, she questions the precedent of putting Holocaust education before all other national tragedies.  —  Holocaust survivor advocates harshly criticized Natalie Portman on Sunday, after the Israeli-born actress/director stated that the Shoah is no more tragic …
Discussion: American Spectator and Israpundit
Tamar Haspel / Washington Post:
Why salad is so overrated  —  As the world population grows, we have a pressing need to eat better and farm better, and those of us trying to figure out how to do those things have pointed at lots of different foods as problematic.  Almonds, for their water use.  Corn, for the monoculture.
Discussion: Althouse
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Scott Walker Completes The Journey Back To Not Repealing The 14th Amendment  —  Days after saying he wanted to end birthright citizenship, the Wisconsin governor says he doesn't.  —  WASHINGTON — Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) affirmed on Sunday that he would not seek to end birthright citizenship …
Discussion: Washington Post and Fox News
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Kay Steiger / ThinkProgress:
Scott Walker Takes His Third Position On The Hottest Issue In The Republican Primary
Discussion: Guardian
 
 
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Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
The GOP could be angering Asian voters with its latest nativist turn and dooming itself to a repeat of 2012.
Dean Schabner / ABC News:
Two Arrested in Alleged Pokemon Championship Threat
Discussion: The Week and Raw Story
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Alabama tried a Donald Trump-style immigration law. It failed in a big way.
Leonard Pitts Jr / miamiherald:
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Why ‘Black lives matter’ resonates
Discussion: RedState
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Katy O'Donnell / Politico:
Donald Trump attended big-donor fundraiser last month
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Hillary's e-mail defense is ‘total BS’: former State Dept. officials
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