No Facts, No Peace

Ann Coulter,  Townhall

It’s important to remember that, in police shooting cases like the one in Ferguson, Missouri, the initial facts are often wrong. Continue reading

Is this the face of the next Muslim terrorist?

Greg Corombos,  WND

The Western world is outraged after terrorists beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley and are now threatening the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq – but a high-profile military analyst warns things could get worse because Americans have gotten far too comfortable and may soon begin seeing the rise of the “blonde-haired, blue-eyed Muslim terrorist.”

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ISIS’ brutality ups the pressure on Obama in Iraq and Syria

Susan Crabtree,  The Washington Examiner

International outrage over the grisly beheading of an American journalist is forcing President Obama’s hand in Iraq, intensifying pressure to confront ISIS in a broader way than the defensive airstrikes he has authorized so far. Continue reading

Accent of James Foley’s executioner prompts a reckoning in Britain

The beheading of an American journalist at the hands of a London-accented extremist prompted deep reckoning among Britons on Wednesday over the particularly vicious role their countrymen are playing in the destabilization of the Middle East. Continue reading

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Beaten Nearly Unconscious, Suffered Eye Socket Fracture Before Shooting Michael Brown: Report

Jason Howerton,  The Blaze

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was beaten nearly unconscious and suffered an orbital fracture before he fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to a new bombshell report. Continue reading

The Best Reporting on Federal Push to Militarize Local Police

by Hanqing Chen, ProPublica

Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot gear, armored vehicles and assault rifles, escalating tensions and leading Gov. Jay Nixon to replace the St. Louis County Police Department with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, saying the St. Louis suburb looked like “a war zone.”  Continue reading

7 Science-Backed Methods To Get You Out Of Your Head

by Alice G. Walton,  Forbes

People get stuck in their heads all the time – some of us more than others. Although it’s lovely to ponder life and be inquisitive about yourself, the problem is that the majority of our thoughts are not so upbeat. When we’re in mind-wandering mode (a.k.a., “in your head”), thoughts usually turn to what bills are due, why your partner was a jerk last night, why a coworker took credit for your work today, why you reacted in a particular way to a family member, and so on. Continue reading

How health insurance companies still cheat customers under Obamacare

by Dr Mark Thoma, MD,  Americablog

One of the things that the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) was meant to do was make sure that people with pre-existing medical problems could get health insurance.

And that their insurance was affordable. Continue reading

From the Piedmont to the Rockies, outside money swamping candidates

Stan Oklobdzija,  Sunlight Foundation

Some of the candidates who are running to speak for you in Washington are having a hard time speaking for themselves in their own campaigns. Continue reading

The Infallible ‘New York Times’

KENNETH L. WOODWARD,  The Weekly Standard

On June 23, something very rare appeared in the pages of the New York Times: an admission by a Times columnist that he had made a reporting mistake. Continue reading