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American Mirror: Female voter calls Hillary ‘bitchy’ during MSNBC focus group
With video. And a couple of the women said they don't feel unequal to men. Via Drudge. [rdbrewer]

Howard Stern “Loses It” at Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Over Anti-Semitic Remarks
"His rant ends with a reference to the fact that Waters’ over-blown-ego broke up Pink Floyd. Stern told waters that he should first try and make peace within Pink Floyd before he tries for peace in the Middle East." [rdbrewer]

Bill Gertz: FBI Seizes Four State Department Servers in Clinton Email Probe
"They are being checked by technical forensic analysts charged with determining how Top Secret material was sent to Clinton’s private email by State Department aides...." [rdbrewer]

2016 Republican Presidential Nomination
RCP Average: Trump +6. [rdbrewer]

USA Today: Poll: Trump leads swing states of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania

BI: China's dizzying glass skywalk just cracked
That's what I hate about dizzying glass skywalks. [rdbrewer]

Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything Proves Conservatives Critics of Environmentalism Right
"For decades, conservatives have argued that environmentalism is a cover for centrally managed economies, wealth redistribution, and intrusive government regulations. Klein comes out and says that indeed, environmentalism is exactly that." Related: Springtime for Dictators. (An article, not a gay musical romp.) [rdbrewer]
Author Offers New "Twilight" Installment, Featuring Male Human In Love With Mysterious, Powerful Female Vampire
She says the gender swap makes no difference; that it's "the same." I think sales will prove her belief wrong. It works one way, not so much the other. Of course, sales are already going to be lower anyway because how many times can you expect people to pay money for the same story?

Chuck Ross: Hillary Tells A Fishy Story About Being ‘Fired’ From A Summer Job In Alaska
"Hillary Clinton has on many occasions told a tale about the time in the summer of 1969 that she worked briefly at a fishery in Valdez, Alaska after graduating from Wellesley College.... But the story has morphed over the years...." Like a Brian Williams story. [rdbrewer]

Eugene Volokh: Zero correlation between state homicide rate and state gun laws
"To begin with, here’s why I focus on total homicide, rather than gun homicide or all gun deaths. First, few people care much about whether they are stabbed to death or shot to death." [rdbrewer]
Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Coddle U vs. Strengthen U: What a Great University Should Be
Recall that Haidt wrote The Coddling of the American Mind, an article in The Atlantic that has been mentioned several times here. This post includes video of a talk he gave at the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale: "In my talk, I run through three sets of ancient ideas that many modern 'coddling' universities (and high schools) violate, and I imagined what a university would look like if it was built on ancient wisdom instead." Link to video of the talk. [rdbrewer]
Observer: The Real Reason We Need to Stop Trying to Protect Everyone’s Feelings
Maet linked this in last night's ONT. "Human beings are not automatons—ruled by drives and triggers they cannot control. On the contrary, we have the ability to decide not to be offended." It has become okay these days to hand over control of your feelings to others. That's not healthy. I wrote about owning your feelings here. [rdbrewer]
Mother Jones: How The Media Inspires Mass Shooters
This should be thrown right in the face of the New York Daily News, which just loves blaming you, me, the NRA or any gun rights supporters for shootings.

Timothy P. Carney: Congressman Stephen Fincher: From Tea Partier to corporate welfare champion
He's teaming-up with Nancy Pelosi on Ex-Im Bank reauthorization. "Fincher has raised a quarter-million for his re-election, according to his most recent campaign finance filing. Exactly two of his approximately 150 donations have come from Tennessee residents." Guess where the rest came from. (Answer: His real constituents.) So much for that "I'm just a simple farmer" bullshit. [rdbrewer]

MyWay: US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade
"The overall total of 231,000 deportations generally does not include Mexicans who were caught at the border...." [rdbrewer]

NY Times: Scandal Erupts in Unregulated World of Fantasy Sports
"[A]n employee at DraftKings, one of the two major companies, admitted last week to inadvertently releasing data before the start of the third week of N.F.L. games. The employee, a midlevel content manager, won $350,000 at a rival site, FanDuel, that same week." [rdbrewer]

Chuck Ross: New Hillary TV Ad Stars House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Nice going, Slick. [rdbrewer]
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