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Politics and other nightmares

Early voting

Now they own it

Finally, they've come up with a name for our war/not war in Iraq in Syria, and it's exactly the kind of name you would expect for a futile, politically driven operation by an utterly incompetent administration:

More than two months after the U.S. first launched airstrikes against the Islamic State, the military mission has a name: “Inherent Resolve.”

No, no, no

Amen, brother:

Not a week goes by, where Mitt Romney’s name doesn’t show up in a headline. Pressure is mounting on him to run for president in 2016.

Mitt - Please don’t. 

Try to stay calm

In fourteeen hundred and ninety-two . . .

Happy Columbus Day! Or are you one of those Indigenous People's Day weenies?

For the first time this year, Seattle and Minneapolis will recognize the second Monday in October as "Indigenous People's Day." The cities join a growing list of jurisdictions choosing to shift the holiday's focus from Christopher Columbus to the people he encountered in the New World and their modern-day descendants.

Ya say you want a revolution

Yeah, pretty much:

At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions — the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values.

Sorry, couldn't pass it up

I was going to skip this, because it's such a "fish in a barrel" cheap shot, but what the hell:

Former President Jimmy Carter is criticizing President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy, saying he has shifting policies and waited too long to take action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Language problem

A gay old time

In case you blinked and missed it, gay marriage just became the law of the land in Indiana:

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprise move that will allow gay men and women to marry in five states where same-sex weddings were previously forbidden.

Rotten to the Core

It's not just wacky, Tea Party conservatives who think Common Core might not be the magic solution for the education system:

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