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Kagro in the Morning

Dec 1, 2015

Happy December! Between bites of pie and gravy, David Waldman helps us shake off the tryptophan.

Greg Dworkin does not promote, but helps recount how Iowa and New Hampshire got to be first in line to decide who will run for president. Greg and David also do not promote, but report on how the shooting at the Planned Parenthood facility could convince Democrats to risk a government shutdown over guns.  

The guys that warned you about Jade Helm and saw thousands of dancing Muslims in New Jersey have theories on what went wrong in Syria. John McCain and Lindsey Graham want 20,000 troops in Syria and Iraq to turn things into something that they do not quite have a plan for. Ben Carson moves way past dog-whistles in his campaign as he battles Ted Cruz for the hearts and votes of people that think homosexuals should be killed. As Cruz rises, so does Gop support for Marco Rubio, thus ruining Rubio’s outsider cred. New Hampshire’s top paper endorses Chris Christie, mostly because they don’t know Chris Christie

Research reveals the network of dedicated professionals working to create American skepticism of climate change. For more info on this kind of shenanigans, check out the John M. Olin Foundation on Dkosopedia!

Apparently unaware of the dangers of guns, a teen sticks one right through his neck. He is alive, as is one of many toddlers recently shot in Tennessee. Sadly, not as fortunate: the 7 month old in Rome, New York. (warning: graphic description)

David explores the magical thinking about Isis, as well as the murky history of how Saudi Arabia exports radical Islam.