The four candidates for the Democratic nomination trailing Hillary Rodham Clinton in the polls - Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee - have an opening to broaden their appeal in the party's first debate tonight (8:30 p.m. Eastern, CNN). They will most likely present a calmer version of the scrappy G.O.P. debates, revealing how much they agree on the issues. Instead, any tensions or potential attacks may involve how fervently and sincerely the candidates embrace the progressive cause. Bernie said onset the Press' that he does not like to attack others. We shall see tonight. I'll be watching the highlights tomorrow morning. A big question remains ... Will Biden throw his hat into the ring today?
The Afghan war.
Despite Taliban victories, the Islamic State has made major inroads in turf battles against Taliban commanders in Afghanistan. The result, rather than weakening the overall insurgency, has mostly been more chaos and misery for Afghan civilians.
Violence in Israel.
Palestinian groups called for a "Day of Rage" across the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem today as stabbing attacks in Israel continue to spread.
Malaysian Flight 17 crash report.
The Dutch Safety Board publishes its final report today on why Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke up over Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 on board. The West and Ukraine say that Russian-backed rebels brought down the Boeing 777 with a missile, while Russia blames Ukraine. In advance of the report, a Russian manufacturer of missiles sought to debunk it. The Russians are guilty. Cold War again?
Nuclear agreement passes a step.
Iran's Parliament voted today to support the nuclear deal it struck with world powers, sending the measure to a council of senior clerics who will review the accord before its final approval. Never trust them!!
Peter D. Barbey, the new owner of The Village Voice, the storied alternative weekly newspaper created 60 years ago, says he plans to invest in the Voice and make it relevant again in New York's cultural life. That would be wonderful ... but print is suffering as all is online. Print has to change to keep up.
Playboy's print magazine will stop publishing photos of nude women in a redesign next year, capitulating to the presence of plenty of free pornography on the web. There will still be a Playmate of the Month, but the pictures will be PG-13. Last year, the magazine's website dispensed with nudity. Playboy's circulation has dropped to about 800,000 from 5.6 million in 1975.
A study of more than 400 eighth and 11th graders published this month has found that many teenage texters had a lot in common with compulsive gamblers, including losing sleep because of texting, problems cutting back on texting and lying to cover up the amount of time they spent sending messages.
Why does the season seem longer and longer each year? Congrats to our Mets who cruised to a 13-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers to take a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-five series, while the Chicago Cubs took the lead in their series.
New Moon 19° Libra
This re-enactment allows one to understand that the sighting was a UFO and alien related. It's all projected illusion in the hologram of our reality. Mary says, "The world is going to end soon!" Many would agree, but it's not the world that ends, it's the illusion.
Chris Carter Google Videos
made it a 'dark' show, but I never saw it that way.
I always thought Mulder and Scully were the light in dark places.
Christopher Judge Google Videos
Christopher Judge is an award winning American
actor best known for Stargate SG-1.Filmography
It is how we got here.