"Operation Exoneration," is how The Weekly Standard's Jim Swift bills the FBI looking into the security of Clinton’s private e-mail system (from the Washington Post and at 7,700 shares right now)."A vast right wing conspiracy from the inspector general to the FBI," quips Bloomberg View's Eli Lake. "When @CarolLeonnig is on your case, @HillaryClinton, s**t just got serious," warns Ron Fournier with the National Journal, adding, "Popcorn popped for @jmpalmieri's PR assault on @CarolLeonnig @PostRoz & @thamburger." But Al-Monitor's Laura Rozen reacts, "Ok. But is FBi going to look into security of the State dept email system? Industry folks say it's uber hacked."
For the New York Times, Goodwell Nzou notes, "In Zimbabwe, we don’t cry for lions," in which he writes this gut-punching line: "Zimbabweans are left shaking our heads, wondering why Americans care more about African animals than African people." Steve Krakauer from Autonomous Magazine calls it "A truly powerful mic drop by a student from Zimbabwe on the absurd reaction to #CecilTheLion." In Afghanistan, death threats have shattered the dreams of their first female pilot. "1st female pilot, touted by U.S. as a symbol of Afghan progress, has become a symbol of what's wrong," explains Wall Street Journal's Yaroslav Trofimov.
With the first Republican debate just around the corner, John Kasich is in and Rick Perry is out. Here's how the debate hosts will handle a potential Trump outburst and how political data gurus are defending the fact that they initially wrote him off. It's also a momentous time because the Daily Show has reached its end; here's a behind-the-scenes look at 9 essential moments. And lastly in politics, Joe Biden's friends are worried a run for president could bruise his legacy. Although Brett LoGiurato with Business Insider makes a good point when he snarks, "'Admirers' and 'friends' of Mr. Biden, who definitely don’t have inclinations of supporting anyone else."