TODAY  Gay Scout Leaders, Milwaukee Lion

Scout’s Honor: The Mormon church is threatening to disconnect from the Boy Scouts of America after the organization ended it ban on gay Scout leaders. The Scouts had left a loophole for religiously affiliated chapters to choose leaders according to their beliefs, but the Latter Day Saints still object. A church statement said that despite welcoming scouts of every sexual orientation, “The admission of openly gay leaders is inconsistent with the doctrines of the church and what have traditionally been the values of the Boy Scouts of America.”

YESTERDAY  Plan to Hit ISIS, China Stocks Plunge

Permawar: The US, Turkey, and Syrian rebels plan military action to clear Islamic State fighters out of a 60-mile strip of Syria along Turkey’s southern border. The area would be established as a safe zone for Syrians escaping their country’s civil war. The US is expected to contribute mostly air

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Mormon sponsored chapters account for 17 percent of Boy Scout and Cub Scout membership.

KillBots: A group of hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers has signed an open letter warning of the dangers of autonomous weapons, technological killing devices that can find and destroy their targets without a human operator. They were joined by such luminaries as Tesla’s Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and...

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Tough Love for Kenya, Goodbye Luther

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Out of Africa: President Obama delivered a flattering but tough speech in Nairobi today, telling Kenyans they’ve come a long way in the world but that they still need to clean out corruption, shore up their shaky democracy, and end …

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Turkey Strikes Back, Obama in Kenya

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Permawar: For the second day Turkish warplanes have hit Islamic State targets inside Syria as well as Kurdish PKK militants inside northern Iraq. Striking the Kurds complicates matters because they’ve been working with the coalition fighting the Islamic State, but …

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Theater Shooting, Healthcare Merger

Friday, July 24, 2015

Theater Shooting: A 58-year old man opened fire inside a crowded movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, last night, killing two people and wounding nine before shooting himself. It happened at about 7 pm during a showing of the movie “Trainwreck.” Coincidentally, …

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Page Two

Too Big to Fire

Friday, June 19, 2015

More Probable Than Not

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Hero in His Own Mind

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Support Your Local Police … Or Else

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ebola is Good

Monday, November 3, 2014

Page Two: Stoned on 8th Avenue

Monday, August 4, 2014

Baseball, Futebol, and Football

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gay in the Locker Room

Monday, May 12, 2014

It's Been Said

 

"There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer. That time is now, and I will not let the Patriot Act, the most unpatriotic of acts, go unchallenged."

- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul