JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- I'm sad to see Rep. Brad Miller, a smart liberal who was awfully good on banking issues, retiring due to North Carolina's hyper-partisan redistricting. (Disclosure: Miller and I were on the same, victorious trivia team once in 2011.) The redistrict is designed to turn North Carolina, a 50-50 state in the last presidential election, into one that sends a 10-3 GOP-Democrat delegation to Congress.
The Tea Party Express announces a hot new tour, but doesn't say where it's going.
Spencer Ackerman takes on the left:
The attempt to kosherize “Israel Firster” is an ugly rationalization. It shouldn’t matter that the American Jewish right proliferates the term “anti-Israel.” The easiest way to lose a winnable argument is to get baited into using their tactics.
Duke Cunningham, still in jail, endorses Newt Gingrich.
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Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.