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BI: Airbus just patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in 1 hour
I'll see it when I believe it. [rdbrewer]

Entertainment Weekly: TV legend Norman Lear gives 6 strong opinions about American life
ICYMI. This is epic. From the guy who created Archie Bunker: "You will not fuck with my Bill of Rights, my Constitution, my guarantees of political justice for all." Right on, brotha. [rdbrewer]
Smithsonian: Maine Brewers Are Selling Lobster-Infused Beer
Huh? "[W]hy drink a regular beer with your lobster roll when you can drink lobster-infused beer?" [rdbrewer]

Christina Hoff Sommers, AEI: How to survive the wacky gender politics on campus
Video. Truth-seeking at college is being replaced by safe-making. [rdbrewer]
Condiment Robert Downey, Jr. Via @Zakn. [rdbrewer]

Gordon Kelly, Forbes: Windows 10 Vs Windows 8 Vs Windows 7: What's The Difference? [rdbrwer]

NetworkWorld: Microsoft will NOT email you Windows 10, it's ransomware
"For people who are impatient for their Windows 10 upgrade, don't fall for an email scam that includes a zipped file that is supposedly Windows 10 sent by Microsoft. It's not the OS, but it will install ransomware on your PC." [rdbrewer]

BI: MIT researchers have bad news for users of anonymity browser Tor [rdbrewer]

P.J. O'Rourke, The Weekly Standard: They Hate Your Guts
A must-read. "I would like to address myself to the poor, the huddled masses, the wretched refugees teeming to America’s shore, the homeless, the economically, socially, and mentally tempest-tossed. Also, I’d like to address the young, the hip, the progressive, the compassionate, and the caring. I’d like a word with everyone who votes for Democrats. ¶ Democrats hate your guts." Thanks to commenter "naturalfake." [rdbrewer]

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist: ‘Issues Guy’ Chuck Todd Has No Policy Questions For Donald Trump On Meet The Press
Or as we like to say, "Press the Meat." [rdbrewer]

Adam Kredo, WFB: Majority of House Backs Resolution to Kill Iran Deal
"A majority of House lawmakers now support a resolution to reject the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran, marking another blow to the White House’s aggressive push to convince Congress to back the deal...." [rdbrewer]

Christian Datoc, TheDC: DNC Chair STILL Doesn’t Know The Difference Between ‘Democrats’ And ‘Socialists’
"DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was stumped by Chris Matthews over the difference between Democrats and Socialists last week, and Sunday, the representative revealed she still doesn’t know the difference, despite essentially being fed the answer by NBC’s Chuck Todd...." Also from TheDC: Levin: Why Should We Let The Left Destroy Future Generations? [rdbrewer]

Quinnipiac University Poll: August 3, 2015 - American Voters Oppose Iran Deal 2-1, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Pope's Climate Change Message Gets Huge Support
Sen. Bob Corker responds: "Who gives a damn? We do what we want. That's why I gave Obama a blank check on this deal." [rdbrewer]
Video: Christina Hoff Sommers on how Feminism went awry
Conversation with Bill Kristol. Via @Zakn. [rdbrewer]

Paul Anka sings Teen Spirit
No, really. Via @PollySpin. Added: Here's what happened backstage just after that performance. [rdbrewer]

For the patriotic Lambo man
Via @DoreenHDickson. [rdbrewer]

BI: This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures
"Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US." Picture. [rdbrewer]
GOP's Kasich, Perry battle for final spot in first GOP presidential debate Sounds like Carly Fiorina will be in the "second-tier" debate with Jindal. That may be reason enough to watch it. [Y-not]

Death of a Diploma Mill "According to Department of Education data, the University of Phoenix online campus has a graduation rate of 7.3 percent and a loan default rate of 19 percent -- 5 percent higher than the national average." Part of the negative attention they've drawn recently pertains to the outcomes for military veterans. Related: These 20 schools are responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt [Y-not]
Texas Tribune: "Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted by a Collin County grand jury... Kent Schaffer, one of two special prosecutors who took the Paxton case to the grand jury, told The New York Times that the indictments include three felony counts -- two alleging first-degree securities fraud and another alleging a third-degree charge that he failed to register as a securities agent." Is this legitimate or more "law-fare"? [Y-not]
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