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The arrest Eric Holder just described — the one with the guy who had just been playing basketball — is simply horrifying. We'll have a full write up on the DOJ's report on Ferguson later this afternoon.

We'll have details from the report itself later, but here are Holder's words describing the incident from his presentation this afternoon ...

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What's the Verdict in Israel?

Livni: “The ties between capital, government and [gambling] chips are destroying our vital relationship with the United States and undermining Israel’s security. Netanyahu and Adelson conceal the amount of money spent on Israel Hayom’s election propaganda. Adelson is a casino magnate who, with his billions, controls the Republicans in the United States, and here, he controls Netanyahu. And as in a puppet show, he pulls the political strings both there and here.”

Tzipi Livni is the number two candidate on the 'Zionist Camp' ticket. In effect she is running as a joint ticket with the Labor Party, headed by Yitzhak Herzog.

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Check This Out

Ed Kilgore reviews the new mini-debate about whether the American constitutional order is in fact doomed (I'm skeptical) and offers his own take. My own take is that the structure of American government (presidential vs parliamentary systems) is relatively unimportant. I'm closer to Chait in thinking the driving issue is the rise of conservative absolutism, grounded in white identity politics, coming into its own in mid-90s and growing, more or less, ever since.