Good morning, folks. Adam Levine ran out of gas. Now, your morning constitutional:
President Obama announced Thursday that he has authorized air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq. He also said that U.S. military aircraft have started dropping food and and water to thousands of Iraqis trapped atop a mountain in northwest Iraq.
The announcement was delayed because a toddler breached White House security just as the president was scheduled to address the country.
The 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas ended Friday morning, and immediately Hamas fired rockets into Israel, drawing Israeli response.
Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates have signed a deal to cooperate on the formation of a unity government following a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry.
The World Heath Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak a global health emergency.
U.S. worker productivity rose more than expected in second quarter, but wages didn’t rise with it.
What if sanctions worked and Putin falls—what happens next?
Once you read this piece about the broken metaphor of soccer and war you’ll realize you’ve read the best thing ever written and you may as well quit reading forever.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering reclassifying manatees from endangered to threatened, which could lessen protections.
Solid short piece putting the death of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene in the broader context of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.
Don’t believe the hype: Corporate America hasn’t been disrupted.