Conflict Art: Work by artist Boris Artzybasheff (1899-1965).  Artzybasheff was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine in 1899 and moved to the United States in 1919. View this extensive Flickr Gallery of his mind-bending illustrations and magazine covers.  Photo credit: James Vaughan / Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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Climate Change Not Real? Tell these Alaskans (Russ)

Conditions have gotten so bad, this village has voted to relocate itself altogether.

Goodbye Gawker (Jesse)

The executive editor of Gawker pens an editorial describing the “dark precedent” for US news media following their bankrupting lawsuit.

Turkey Hunts Alleged Coup Plotter/Clinton Donor (Trevin)

A “massive manhunt” in Turkey is in pursuit of Professor Adil Oksuz, accused of coordinating July’s failed coup attempt – and donating to Hillary Clinton via a fictitious company.

UN: Massive Iraqi Refugee Crisis Possible (Dan)

The battle of Mosul could create a refugee crisis in the millions.

A Balanced Budget Amendment? (Russ)

Supporters are organizing on the state level. Critics, however, say success would prevent government action to revive economy in bad times.

Palestinian Authority Killing May Signal Rift in West Bank (Jesse)

The UN has condemned the “apparent extrajudicial execution” by Palestinian Authority forces of Ahmad Izz Halaweh, leader of Fatah’s military wing Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade in the West Bank city of Nablus. With Palestinian factions across the spectrum condemning the killing, there could be a substantial shift in status quo.