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Will Michael Browns Shooter Go Free? by Dish Staff Paul Cassell previews the trial of officer Darren Wilson: [P]roving a crime in the Brown shooting will require close attention to the details, particularly details about the shooting officers state of mind. Even if the officer made a mistake
Andrew Sullivan | 13 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
James Foley death: Governments lack of consistency on paying ransoms puts lives at risk Four months ago, four French journalists held by Isis in Syria were freed after, it was claimed, Franois Hollandes government paid a hefty ransom. The reports were quite detailed: the Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, it was said, had personally carri
The Independent | 14 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Should ISIS Be Censored? by Dish Staff The Foley video has been removed by YouTube. http://t.co/heXJhuDzSh— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) August 19, 2014 E.W. argues against Twitter and YouTube’s decisions to scrub the video of James Foley’s murder: Censorsh
Andrew Sullivan | 14 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Britains focus in Iraq should be humanitarian, not military | Simon Jenkins We should always help people whose lives are blighted by wars, but we should not pretend to fight those wars for themDavid Cameron wants Britain to stay out of Iraq. We are not going to get involved no boots on the ground no sending in the British army. A
The Guardian | 14 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
James Foley death: Eradicating the evil of Isis The video of the beheading of the American journalist James Foley by Islamic extremists simply reinforces a self-evident truth. Isis and the other militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq must be eradicated.
The Independent | 14 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Soak the working poor? Better that those with jobs bear the brunt of welfare cuts The perils of political rhetoric, part 294. David Cameron started the week by re-announcing that all his Governments policies would be assessed for their effect on families. As if the population consisted of some people who have relations and others who w
The Independent | 14 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Teen Pregnancy Is Way Down by Dish Staff According (pdf) to the CDC: Jason Millman unpacks the news: Though the United States lags behind other countries, the CDC says the progress made since 1991 has amounted to 4 million fewer teen births. Citing research from the National Campai
Andrew Sullivan | 14 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Why Intervene In Iraq And Not Syria? Ctd by Jonah Shepp Lionel Beehner quibbles with Marc Lynch’s assessment that if the US had given arms to the Syrian rebels early on in the civil war, it would not have shortened the conflict or prevented the collapse of the state and the rise of ISIS. A
Andrew Sullivan | 14 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Rand Pauls Appeal To The Young by Dish Staff Harry Enten thinks it has been greatly exaggerated: Since the beginning of the year, there have been eight live-interview national polls that detail results among young voters (ages 18 to 29 or 18 to 34), and matched Paul against former Secr
Andrew Sullivan | 15 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Guardian view on a parliament for England | Editorial Events in Scotland will force the English to rethink the way they are governed. Its time for a national constitutional conventionA parliament for England is not yet an idea whose time has come. But it may gradually be getting there. The BBC reported this
The Guardian | 15 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend