In major escalation of Syrian war, Turkey attacks Islamic State and agrees to pact with US that includes Incirlik airbase…..
In our latest in-depth interview, Phyllis Bennis of Institute for Policy Studies details the complex fight in Syria, 7 to 9 distinct wars
--in Baghdad photo op, Defense Secretary Carter inspects 3500 new Iraqi army soldiers, trained by the US
--in the wake of Hurricane Donald, GOP presidential candidates are desperate for attention—Ted Cruz calls Mitch McConnell a liar from Senate floor
--good analysis of the opposition in Washington to Iran deal in al Jazeera
--Hillary’s emails draw possible criminal investigation
at The Intercept, Trevor Aaronson details another FBI frameup of “domestic terrorist” who was mentally ill, and broke
--Texas autopsy of Sandra Bland supports suicide, but many questions linger
--new poll shows blacks and whites think race relations are at low point
--in removing offensive monuments to slavery and Confederacy, how far do we go?
--FBI is still treating Chattanooga shootings last week as “lone wolf”, no connected to terrorists’ suspect’s uncle is released in Jordan
--following marriage equality ruling, House Dems launch effort to ban LGBT bias