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Politics and other nightmares

Pay grade

Lot of good reasons for City Council members to give only Clerk Sandy Kennedy a raise and vote no on a raise for themselves. This is the best one:

By a 6-3 vote, members then awarded only Kennedy the raise, with some members expressing discomfort in voting themselves a raise — especially in the same year in which they ended collective bargaining for non-public safety city employees.

Latest from the "party of ideas"

Juxtaposition of the day:

First up, "Dems push to revive failed gun control legislation"

A tortuous report

Profiling

This seems like a ditinction that's hard to justify:

Today, the Obama administration will reveal new updates to its guidelines on racial profiling. Politico explains the new guidelines will tighten “limits on the practice but still allow federal law enforcement agencies to employ it at airports and along the border.”

Awful idea of the day

Sorry, Gov. Pence, but your strong and misguided support for a national shield law took us down the road on which an Alabama state senator thinks he has the right and ability to decide who a "legitimate" journalist is:

Freedom of the press is essential. Freedom of the press is important to me. Freedom of the press is not going anywhere in Alabama.

Ten-hut! Dismissed!

Been there, done that: After 13 years of war, troops feel burned out and without a sense of mission. More doubt their leaders and their job security.

Hee-Haw Hillary

OK, we've done awesome. Now let's do truly awful. You'll have to look hard to find anything as entertaning (in a watching-a-train-wreck kind of way) as this cheesy, cringe-inducing country song  about the virtues of Hillary Clinton. Yessiribob, that's gonna make me run right out and sign up for her campaign. Because, you know . . .

Liftoff

17 states to Obama: Nuh-uh

Nice to see Indiana in the vanguard once again, becoming one of 17 stares (led, naturally, by Texas) filing a lawsuit against President Obama's decision to create legal status for millions of illegal immigrants by executive action:

No problem

This is from the "paper of record" that publishes "all the news that's fit to print," so of course we must take it as 100 percent the gospel truth.

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