Last season quarterbacking

Chuck Schumer  via TPM is trying to be a last season quarterback on healthcare reform. “Unfortunately, Democrats lost the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem — health care reform,” the No. 3 Democratic senator, a leader on messaging and policy, told [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

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It really sounds that the Grand Jury did a careful job and reached the right decision. But that doesn't matter to the people who would prefer to hug their grievances to themselves and take to the street. The media deserve blame up and down from hyping up this story. The race mongers who crowded into the Missouri to exacerbate the tensions are serving to help destroy a community.

Different Worlds

How the media would cover the events in Ferguson were this another country: Chinese and Russian officials are warning of a potential humanitarian crisis in the restive American province of Missouri, where ancient communal tensions have boiled over into full-blown violence. “We must use all means at our disposal to end the violence and restore [Read more...]

Chicagoans React To Ferguson Decision, Stage Sit-In At City Hall (VIDEO)

Chicagoans kicked off a second day of protests at City Hall Tuesday in reponse to a grand jury's decision against indicting the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Progress Illinois was there to cover the protests.

Putin reopened the "Gold Window". And he didn't ask anybody for permission.

Grandmaster Putin's Golden TrapIn 1971, US President Richard Nixon closed the 'gold window', ending the free exchange of dollars for gold, guaranteed by the US in 1944 at Bretton Woods.In 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reopened the 'gold window', without asking Washington's permission.read more

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Cases and controversies: Not your typical grand jury investigation

Today’s news coverage features a vigorous debate over last night’s announcement that a grand jury in Missouri declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson for his role in the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager. Some believe that Wilson clearly should have been indicted for an unnecessary and unjustified killing; others counter that […]

Michigan supports prompt review of same-sex marriage

Moving rapidly to help persuade the Supreme Court to take up the same-sex marriage issue promptly, Michigan officials filed their brief Monday night in a key case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit — the only federal appeals court in the recent round of rulings to uphold a state’s ban on such unions. The state’s brief […]

The Bookworm Beat (11/25/14) — The illustrated edition (and Open Thread)

No talk.  Just pictures (with thanks to Caped Crusader and Sadie):

Editor’s Note

At 9:30 a.m. on Monday we expect additional orders from the Court’s November 25 Conference. On Tuesday, December 2, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases; we will begin live blogging shortly before 10:00 a.m.