More Ground Troops in Iraq?, Holder on Ferguson: 'Change is Coming,' Redskins Debate Continues: P.M. Links


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    Get ready for even more troops on the ground in Iraq, because military officials are "weighing the possibility."

  • "Change is coming," says Attorney General Eric Holder, who is meeting with Missouri college students in the wake of the death of Mike Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson. Nobody knows exactly how many people are killed by cops each year in America, but by contrast, British police went two years without fatally shooting anybody.
  • Amid the resurgence of other Soviet-era policies, Russia is bringing back the whataboutism: "Try to solve" domestic crises like Ferguson before meddling abroad, Russia's human rights commissioner suggests to the U.S. Meanwhile, rebel-held Ukrainian cities appear to be slipping through the fingers of Kremlin-backed fighters. Some daring individuals even planted a Ukrainian flag over Moscow today.
  • The gunfire resumes over Gaza as peace talks fail.
  • Rick Perry plead not guilty in the abuse of power case brought against him. If Perry's guilty of anything, it's snatching this absurd situation and turning it into a great public relations moment.
  • "What's all the stink over the Redskin name? …It's all the political correct idiots in America," says Mike "Da Bears" Ditka. Mike Carey, a well-known NFL referee, says he refused to work Redskins games for seven seasons over their name. 

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