Stephen M. Walt argues that if ISIS actually succeeds in establishing a state, our best course of action is containment. Right-wingers who find that the idea of containment doesn't adequately arouse them should remember that their hero, Ronald Reagan, never asked Congress for a declaration of war against the Soviets, who were a more powerful enemy than whatever Iraq-sized nation ISIS establishes will be -- especially if, as any reasonable person would expect, ISIS finds statecraft to be a lot harder than blowing crap up.
Brian Murphy, writing at Talking Points Memo, provides a comprehensive report of how badly Scott Walker's baby, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, has run. You'll experience the shock of recognition when you read about the folks who donated six figures to Walker campaigns and got millions of dollars in tax credits, because that sort of thing happens in Congress all the time -- big corporations make millions in donations and get billions in tax breaks. See? Scott Walker will fit right in over in Washington, D.C.
FAIR catches Politico announcing that "Tennessee is the Capital of American Jihad," based on, literally, two incidents of domestic terrorism in the Volunteer State six years (and hundreds of miles!) apart. Two incidents -- why, it's an unstoppable juggernaut of an argument! Best part? FAIR makes up a fake Politico cover featuring two white Southern terrorists, with similarly histrionic headlines.
Kentucky gun-store owner bans Muslims from her place of business. Then whines about how, as a white person, she has no "freedom" anymore, and asserts that putting the sign up is only "freedom of speech," which certainly isn't true when you enforce the sign. You'd think gun-lovers would want to associate with other gun-lovers, but not this one. She also says her store will go out of business at the end of the month; I wonder why.
Finally, NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds another planet that could support life -- its year being only a little longer than ours, which puts it in the zone where it could support life, though there's still a lot we don't know, because the planet is 1,400 light years away. Presumably the natives, if there are any, also don't call it "Kepler-452b" like we do.