Sen. Rand Paul led an attack on the Patriot Act, NSA snooping, and a whole lot else from the Senate floor yesterday, in a 10+ hour filibuster-lite. Matt Welch offers up the highlights here; Nick Gillespie makes the case for mainstream Republicans to side with civil libertarians on this one; Scott Shackford explains what the stunt has to do with the new USA Freedom Act; and Brian Doherty decodes Paul's "dog whistle to the antiwar libertarians."
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- ISIS militants have now taken the historic Syrian city of Palmyra, five days following the group's takeover of large Iraqi city Ramadi.
- An Indian mom has placed the country's first newspaper matrimonial ad seeking a same-sex marriage partner for her son. "In the end, I don't understand the big deal," she writes in Quartz.
- L.A. business leaders say the real danger in the city's newly-passed minimum-wage hike is tying the minimimum wage to inflation.
- How to talk to sex workers socially.
- All hail American IPAs!
“The federal government forgot the Tenth Amendment and the structure of the Constitution itself.”
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So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
The Vice Cops Who Arrested Stormy Daniels Now Face Federal Charges for Fraud and Conspiring to Violate People's Civil Rights
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