Barry Yeoman examines voter disenfranchisement and suppression in the Tarheel State for The American Prospect.

Crooks & Liars has the transcript of an interview with a woman who had an unpleasant encounter with Officer Darren Wilson not too long before Wilson killed Michael Brown.

Lisa Appignanesi has a nice review in The New Republic of some recently published books on mental illness written by people with mental illness.

I don’t know about you, but I find McClatchy’s coverage of Iraq to be quite good and reliably informative.

Congratulations to Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai’i who won the Democratic Party’s nomination to run for a full term against Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

President Obama’s weekly address focuses on the cost of college tuition and college loans.

Here’s Ringo Starr singing “A Little Help From My Friends” in 2008.

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