FAIR tackles "Four Myths About Obama's War on ISIS." These are: that ISIS is anywhere near attacking the U.S., that Mr. Obama is a "reluctant warrior," that Congress's Constitutional authority to declare war "gets in the way" of good policy, and that we stood and watched while Syria deteriorated and could have prevented all of this if we'd just gotten in earlier. That last item is a particularly pungent slab of hot-and-steaming -- like the CIA wasn't already arming Syrian rebels, like our adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan have "prevented" bad things from happening.
Nate Cohn tells us "Why Democrats Can't Win the House." Long story short: when Democrats win urban districts by super-duper-majorities, that doesn't help them win other districts -- hence Mr. Obama won 54% of Michigan's votes while Democrats carried barely over a third of Michigan's House districts. Mr. Cohn doesn't give us the main reason Democrats can't retake the House, though: because they will not embrace economic populism, which can more easily retake now-red areas of the country more surely than "acting red."
Chris Morran at The Consumerist points out that Facebook now labels Onion "news stories" as "satire," but doesn't label "news stories" that are basically big advertisements as such. This is an problem at the big news channels, too; at least, if you're looking at your Facebook newsfeed on Firefox or Chrome, you may be able to avail yourself of a plug-in that can mark off certain "news stories" as advertisements.
America's last journalist, Greg Palast, catches British Petroleum using "the Three Stooges defense" in its civil trial. The "Three Stooges defense" essentially amounts to "we were so incompetent you can't find us guilty of anything actually malicious." And someone probably ordered someone else to run the "negative pressure test" on the wrong piece of equipment (as Mr. Palast first describes in paragraph 4), but CEOs generally aren't dumb enough to get caught giving that order, which may be what you'd need to assess a fine big enough to actually deter bad behavior.
Matthew Harwood at al Jazeera says worker-owned co-ops are "the future of the American economy." It's a pretty comprehensive and engaging article, one that explains why worker-owned co-ops should appeal to conservatives as well as liberals. Of course the profoundly undemocratic and anti-family big corporations won't relinquish their stranglehold over our government easily, but we might have something to say about that, being, you know, the owners of government.