Other conflicts capturing attention

Late last night we were startled to learn that, for at least a brief while, Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane had escaped from prison (21,805 shares). "One of the worst human beings in America has escaped from prison," J duLac announces at the Washington Post. Lane escaped with two others during recreation time at the prison, one of whom was recovered immediately and another who was recaptured around 4:30 a.m. EST. Fortunately, Lane was recovered at about 1:20 a.m. EST and is back to serving his life sentence for the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel Parmertor, 16, Russell King, Jr., 17 and Demetrius Hewlin, 17.

Plus, here's the New Yorker's  Philip Gourevitch with his take on Obama's war speech and what he didn't say (3,650 shares) "Every American President in the past quarter century has now gone on television during prime time to tell the nation and the world that he has decided to bomb Iraq. Last night was Barack Obama’s turn, and it was a vexing performance," Gourevitch writes on Thursday. "Lots of contradictions and omissions in Obama's ISIS speech, writes @PGourevitch," Matthew Bell synopsizes at PRI's The World. And seeing as we've waged so many wars there, The Onion's new ClickHole site wants to know: Which Iraq War Are You? (23,670 shares). "I got the Mongol invasion of 1258," The Atlantic's Matt Ford announced, even though we're pretty sure that wasn't an option.

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