My parents have friends in these circles, and I've known some RCP baby boomers (among other groups). Giving it the grain of salt (so delightfully expressed in the Life of Brian) that many of these groups spend more time critiquing each other than the common enemy, I've never heard anyone outside of the RCP speak well… » 8/19/14 4:26pm Yesterday 4:26pm

Doesn't this functionally create erase the very tier two system by putting all commenters together in gray? I realize this is intended to be temporary — and I generally love the idea — but given the racist screeds attached to every Ferguson story, I don't see how this helps the troll issue at this time. Readers (and… » 8/19/14 2:01pm Yesterday 2:01pm

Weird. I thought they were trimming, didn't realize they were starting fresh especially SINCE THAT COMPLETELY NEGATES THE POINT OF HAVING A PENDING SYSTEM when everyone has to look at the pending comments to see anything whatsoever. » 8/18/14 4:06pm Monday 4:06pm

Most people did observe the curfew, but few liked it. The short answer to your question for those who didn't observe it, is that they found it offensive as fuck and more of the same, and were frustrating by a) the implied illegality of their entire community, b) the curtailing of their basic rights to assembly, c) a… » 8/18/14 2:25pm Monday 2:25pm

His salient point isn't getting much play: that taking away the toys and cammos may make things appear more palatable to Americans, but it won't save the Browns and Garners, or the women beaten on the side of the road, or the racially uneven application of the law, etc. » 8/18/14 11:21am Monday 11:21am

Based on their open letter about how pissed they are that Johnson took over, I would say it's a distinct possibility that County and local police have mutinied against his command (as they did against Feds by releasing the video). Alternatively, he was pressured to give up some command back to locals. Alternatively,… » 8/18/14 10:31am Monday 10:31am