This is my first diary. I had always imagined that my first DK diary would be something substantial, carefully-crafted, and focused on the kind of special issues that I have particular knowledge of. ...
A confluence of two ideas: the Democrats are not being serious about hiking the minimum wage AND Bernie Sanders makes a more formal presidential campaign announcement today. These are connected ideas.
Earlier this month Bruce Bartlett published a paper titled "How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics." Bartlett is a veteran conservative operative who worked in both the George H.W.
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With the NRA pushing stories of people using guns to protect their lives and homes in social media, we are seeing comments from the peanut gallery (or gunnut gallery?) on crime stories stating that "...
Memorial Day was a tradition inaugurated after the American Civil War by (now) freed black Americans. Black America's history is American history, even while too many of those who are invested in ...
Florida is of course famous for its sandy sunny beaches. Most people assume that this sand comes from broken and crushed coral, and for a small portion of the state that is true. But for most of ...
Disclaimer: I have no idea what the Duggars girls feel right now but I can offer an opinion on what it feels like to be a survivor of sexual abuse going through a media storm.
I am the survivor ...
Since Bernie Sanders announced last month that he was seeking the democratic nomination for president he has been involved in a firestorm of media appearances , campaigning, and getting the ...
It my seem strange to anyone who has followed the debate over the causes of the 2008 housing bubble collapse and the resulting financial crisis that triggered the "Great Recession," but it took ...
Surprised no one's mentioned this, but right-wing troll Charles C. Johnson has gone over the line again. Yesterday, Twitter shut off his mic for the fourth time after he asked his followers to help ...
I teach a college course on jazz and hip hop at a Southern California university, and after listening to Fox's Bill O'Reilly bloviate last week about how hip hop and rap are to blame for declining ...