David Brat, the economics professor who squished second-ranking House Republican Rep. Eric Cantor in the primaries, is a free market guy who digs Ayn Rand and doesn't like the snoopy NSA. Yeah, he's a border warrior, but that's a pretty good start.
- Like Brat, his Democratic opponent, Jack Trammell, is a professor at Randolph-Macon College. Unlike Brat, Trammell is writing a vampire novel.
- Having had his clock cleaned, Cantor will step down as House majority leader.
- The Veterans Administration earned itself a full-fledged criminal investigation by the FBI. Whoops.
- In two days, the Iraqi government lost control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, and then Tikrit, to Islamic militants.
- Thousands of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in El Salvador and Guatemala are turning up at the U.S. border, seekig refuge. They're ending up crowded into holding facilities.
- The weapons used by Jared Michael Padgett to kill a classmate at an Oregon high school had been locked up at his home, "but he defeated the security measures," according to the local police chief.
Arkansas cops love this insane practice they call "precision immobilization technique"—slamming into moving vehicles, sometimes over simple traffic stops.
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After eight years, Tyson Timbs finally gets to keep his Land Rover—once and for all.
Over 24 Cops Raided the Wrong Address and Wrecked an Elderly Man's Home. They All Got Qualified Immunity.
There will be no justice for Onree Norris.
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"It makes me feel like the government is preying on the vulnerable and the weak to line their own pockets."
Why is it so hard for him to just admit he was wrong?