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  • Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Tips and tricks for new college students:
    Cartoon by Jen Sorensen - Tips and tricks for new college students
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    Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (Back to School Edition), by Steve Singiser

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  • Dog-kicking CEO canned.
  • On this date 113 years ago: Teddy Roosevelt delivered his "Speak softly and carry a big stick" speech at the Minnesota State Fair. Less than two weeks later he was sworn in as president after McKinley died from an assassin's bullet.
    A good many of you are probably acquainted with the old proverb, “Speak softly and carry a big stick—you will go far.” If a man continually blusters, if he lacks civility, a big stick will not save him from trouble, and neither will speaking softly avail, if back of the softness there does not lie strength, power. In private life there are few beings more obnoxious than the man who is always loudly boasting, and if the boaster is not prepared to back up his words, his position becomes absolutely contemptible. So it is with the nation. It is both foolish and undignified to indulge in undue self-glorification, and, above all, in loose-tongued denunciation of other peoples. Whenever on any point we come in contact with a foreign power, I hope that we shall always strive to speak courteously and respectfully of that foreign power.

    Let us make it evident that we intend to do justice. Then let us make it equally evident that we will not tolerate injustice being done us in return. Let us further make it evident that we use no words which we are not which prepared to back up with deeds, and that while our speech is always moderate, we are ready and willing to make it good. Such an attitude will be the surest possible guarantee of that self-respecting peace, the attainment of which is and must ever be the prime aim of a self-governing people. …

  • FBI checking into nude celebrity photos:
    A statement released by the agency Monday afternoon doesn’t elaborate on what steps are being taken to determine how intimate images of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other stars were leaked. [...]

    The FBI has investigated previous leaks of nude celebrity images, including leaks involving Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and footage shot of television sports reporter Erin Andrews in a Tennessee hotel room.

  • Never too early to start your Xmas shopping.
  • Cops arrest black politician for distributing leaflets:
    The stars of North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement took the stage on Labor Day at Charlotte’s Marshall Park to condemn the state’s record on voter suppression and racial profiling, and urge the community to organize and turn out at the polls this November. Just a few hundred feet away, police cuffed and arrested local LGBT activist and former State Senate candidate Ty Turner as he was putting voting rights information on parked cars.

    “They said they would charge me for distributing literature,” Turner told ThinkProgress when he was released a few hours later. “I asked [the policeman] for the ordinance number [being violated], because they can’t put handcuffs on you if they cannot tell you why they’re detaining you. I said, ‘Show me where it’s illegal to do this.’ But he would not do it. The officer got mad and grabbed me. Then he told me that I was resisting arrest!”

  • Dealing with climate change means changing our diet:
    Food production alone is poised to reach or exceed total global targets for greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (as in, emissions targets for everything). We may tend to focus on energy and energy production as represented by coal-based power plants and fracking, but the food system is a massive semi-hidden variable in the global warming progression. A study out today in the journal Nature Climate Change once again makes the argument that changing the global food system is crucial to slowing climate change and for ensuring food supplies in general.
  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show: Cantor's new job. Greg Dworkin on the deaths of Gop anti-Obamacare strategy & the "wave." Russian sanctions & new conspiracy theories. Brooklynbadboy: rich vs. insanely rich. Armando on Michael Sam & the NFL's many issues.

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