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- Sarah Palin Snubs Alaska GOP, Endorses Independent and Democrat Instead (Ideal Media) Skeptical? We were too so we went to Anchorage where we found this: Sarah Palin endorses Walker-Mallott ticket (Alex DeMarbara, Alaska Dispatch News).
- Nothing in Moderation (Thomas B. Edsall, The New York Times) On many political issues there is no middle any more. Surveys of voters and ratings of politicians find that extreme polarization is greater among the voters. An example is given on voter survey results on taxes (more-liberal and less-conservative). Question: why is it so often that data for the right is displayed on the left and date for the left is on the right? See also An Artificial “Disconnect” (David E. Broockman, UCal Berkeley)
- Articles about conflicts and disease around the world
Millions of Doses of Ebola Vaccine to Be Ready by End of 2015 (Scientific American)
Child in New York City Showing Ebola Symptoms (Ideal Media)
President Obama’s Ebola comeback (The Washington Post)
Syria: “No (U.S. supported) Field Force To Liberate Damascus” (Moon of Alabama) Hat tip to Naked Capitalism.
ISIS militants execute more than 40 tribesmen in Iraq’s Anbar (Al Arabiya News)
Hackers breach some White House computers (The Washington Post) Russia suspected.
The New York Times Claims Democratic Leaders in Latin America are “Military Dictators” (William Black, New Economic Perspectives)
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