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Politics and other nightmares

Food fight

Can't make this stuff up:

A sign advertising the bacon at a Vermont diner has been taken down after a Muslim resident complained about the sign on the Internet and sparked a massive backlash against the restaurant, Sneakers Bistro.

Race to judgment

So long, David

Wow. Hot stuff from the new president of NBC News:

NBC News President Deborah Turness had some tough words for "Meet the Press," telling the New York Times in an interview published Sunday that the show had been raking over the "cold embers" of news from the week before.

OK, your kid first

Go ahead, try to rob me

Anybody out there still think the Detroit police chief was wrong to urge citizens to arm themselves?

It's decided, so shut up

So, Eric Holder goes to Ferguson and tells stories about all the times he was racially profiled and then :

The attorney general said Wednesday that he understands why many black Americans do not trust police and that he has experienced many of the same frustrations.

No guns, no God, no glory

Another school year, another round of zero-tolerance craziness. First up, Summerville, S.C.

What a Rush

Isn't the first sentence of this Associated Press story just precious?

INDIANAPOLIS - Loretta Rush was formally sworn in Monday as Indiana's first female chief justice, but her gender hardly was mentioned during the ceremony.

Mitch at Purdue

Mitch Daniels, just starting his second year as Purdue president, is winning praise from several quarters for his innovations there:

 

. . . many thought it was an odd match to have the famously conservative (especially fiscally) governor at the helm of a university. The move sparked a few protests from former students and wariness from faculty, many of whom were colorful with their predictions of doom.

Which precedent?

Did the Supreme Court already settle the gay marriage issue, way back in 1972?

A whole lot of judges who are being asked to decide whether states may ban same-sex couples from marrying think the Supreme Court clearly gave them the answer last year: no.

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