Congrats to Washington’s Baseball Team on Clinching the Division!

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I just wanted to take a moment to praise the region’s oldest baseball franchise for clinching the toughest division in baseball last night. Despite ups and downs and injuries aplenty, The D.C.-area’s most-storied franchise has put together a miraculous season and won a division replete with consistent contenders. I’m talking, of course, about the Orioles. In …

Move to Ban Homework Good for Kids, Bad for Parents

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A professor of education out of University of Arizona South is making the case for schools to ban homework from their education practices.

Dr. Etta Kralovec is the author of The End of Homework: How Homework Disrupts Families, Overburdens Children, and Limits Learning claims that children’s time at home could and should be used in more meaningful ways and homework actually ends up undermining the overall learning process for students.

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Contra the President, the Pentagon doooooessss see a possible role for U.S. ground forces in combating ISIL Obamacare is fading into the background as a political issue in this Fall’s midterms The iPhone 6/6 Plus reviews are in Pro Tip: read this Dan Bilzerian’s profile. Then check out his Instagram. Your Los Nationals are NL East …

President Obama Declares War on Ebola: An Address to the Nation

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NOTE: The news arrived Tuesday that President Obama will be sending U.S. forces to Liberia to fight the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus. The president has not yet addressed the nation on this important and pressing matter. But what if he did? Here’s what we think he would say.

My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to diagnose, degrade, and ultimately destroy the virus known as Ebola.

Let me be clear. As commander-in-chief, among my highest priorities is the security of the American people. Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the fight to those diseases which threaten our country.

Some folks are saying that the world has gotten rather ill on my shift. That’s not so. The world has always been sick. We’re just noticing now, in part because of social media.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Call Your Office

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Over at the Federalist, Sean Davis has been slowly but credibly destroying Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reputation as a honest broker, the sort of truth-telling straight-shooter that we need in these dark days of ignorance. Today’s entry is the fourth in an apparently ongoing series of posts in which it is revealed that NDT, as his sciencebro fans call him, is just making stuff up, willy nilly. Here’s Sean:

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More than 100,000 people are likely to lose their Obamacare because, you guessed it, a paperwork error. Bubba takes a shot at Bibi. Liz Warren compares Israel’s actions to Gaza to the Holocaust. Darren Sproles is a wonderful, short gentleman. Los Nationals’s magic number is whittled down to two.

Remember When ESPN Was About Sports?

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September should be a great time of year for sports fans.

Baseball pennant races getting dramatic. College football already in top form. NFL finally on every channel every other day of the week. And, of course, Fantasy Football in full swing.

It should be a time when Xs and Os are over analyzed and team passions are on full display.

Instead, this weekend was all about substance abuse, spanking, and domestic abuse. And ESPN is loving it. Because addressing these weighty topics makes them feel so very important.

What the Generals Are Talking About

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Considering the rich and varied menu of threats to our national security on offer these days, the leadership at the Department of Defense—the part of the government meant to secure us from foreign enemies—can at times seem to have misplaced its focus.

Take the curious fact reported in the press over the weekend that General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was heard to say in a “recent meeting” that “combating Ebola” is the DOD’s “number one priority.”