1. Syrian Army now within 42 miles of Raqqa

2. Another phone records hack

3. Russian airstrikes against Islamic State over past week 12x as numerous as U.S. airstrikes against same

4. A vote today for Billary Clinton is a war for endless, stupid war

5. Adblocking for Internet Explorer without extension: enterprise deployment. You can do this on your own as well; it is the only “extension” to work in Metro Internet Explorer.

6. Ample precedent for rejecting lame duck Supreme Court appointments

7. This is the future of algorithms

8. U.S. Presidents by religious affiliation