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It's one thing to read about it, but totally different to see it: This video, taken by Arthur Kohl-Riggs, says it all. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth about a trillion.
by Puddytat
Comment Count 346 comments on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 10:11 AM PDT with 554 Recommends
I wrote a diary the other day that apparently struck a nerve. It got passed around some on Twitter and FaceBook and you wouldn't believe the swarm of haters and trolls that swept into the diary to ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 284 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 02:37 PM PDT with 450 Recommends
I really don’t know where to begin here, so I won’t. Very simply, if you have any doubts that people in the United States maintain ANY [http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/...
by bobswern
Comment Count 419 comments on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 12:55 AM PDT with 449 Recommends
Fight dumbassery everywhere you see it. We've been way too tolerant.
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 600 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 08:07 AM PDT with 426 Recommends
It seems that Ed Snowden has guaranteed that he will not be silenced - or, rather, that the information he gathered on the NSA's (constitutionally-questionable) spying activities will not be buried.
by Celtic Merlin
Comment Count 826 comments on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 08:15 PM PDT with 402 Recommends
We saw how Rep. Steve Chabot got a lot of pushback when he tried to lie about how Planned Parenthood uses its funding at a Town Hall meeting in ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 197 comments on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 06:36 PM PDT with 345 Recommends
Thursday evening, I wrote about a story that was beginning to ignite social media. In Winter Garden, Florida, Joseph Richardson refused to take part in the ritual of standing for the Pledge of ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 139 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 11:13 PM PDT with 322 Recommends
That old boiling frogs metaphor has never been so apt. The slow, steady and relentless erosion of civil rights, political sanity and social justice never ceases. It's alarming to me that even those ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 387 comments on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 07:51 AM PDT with 311 Recommends
Just a week after James Bamford’s stunning [http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1 cover story] in Wired Magazine [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/17/1075217/-Wired-s-
by bobswern
Comment Count 278 comments on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM PDT with 276 Recommends
Fair warning to readers: This news story from Tuesday’s Guardian , excerpted below, is—for a variety of reasons--going to upset the hell out of at least a few people. And, on that ominous note, ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 343 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 10:03 PM PDT with 259 Recommends
(An h/t to Kossack don midwest and yet another h/t to Marcy Wheeler for bringing this story to our attention.) The [https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/peekaboo-i-see-you-government-uses-authority-
by bobswern
Comment Count 155 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 01:14 AM PDT with 222 Recommends
A federal judge in Oregon has ruled that flying is a constitutionally-protected right, rejecting the U.S. government's argument that citizens placed upon the no-fly list are not deprived of any ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 83 comments on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM PDT with 220 Recommends
Step-by-step, the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactic will be ended. Today, a major step was taken by a federal judge in NYC to ensure that this reprehensible policing "strategy" will be stopped - ...
by OnlyWords
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed May 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM PDT with 189 Recommends
I'm 53 years old and I've watched, over my adult years, as the American News Media industry has changed from a Watchdog for The People into a silent lapdog with no apparent care for the Informed ...
by Angie in WA State
Comment Count 193 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 04:13 PM PST with 185 Recommends
Bobby Jindal, Republican Governor of Louisiana and delusional Presidential wannabee, doubles down on his hatred in an Op-Ed in today's New York Times,
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 161 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 07:45 AM PDT with 153 Recommends
Hundreds of supporters crowded the third-story balcony above the 89 participants in civil disobedience plus media covering the prohibited peaceful gathering at the NCGA on June 10, 2013. The start ...
by MsSpentyouth
Comment Count 66 comments on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 05:34 AM PDT with 149 Recommends
As student protester Alex Barnard puts it : "On Wednesday, I ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 74 comments on Wed Nov 23, 2011 at 10:15 AM PST with 144 Recommends
The general topic of human rights is discussed at Daily Kos (virtually) seven days a week. But, with escalating bloodshed in Gaza, other ongoing events throughout the Mideast, Boko Haram savaging ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 49 comments on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 03:57 AM PDT with 139 Recommends
If Democrats outnumber Republicans by such a hefty margin,(1) why are we seeing the US slowly drifting toward the Conservative, or far-right, end of the political spectrum? Due to an alliance ...
by SecularSchoolTeacher
Comment Count 88 comments on Sat Oct 25, 2014 at 11:06 AM PDT with 90 Recommends
The Senate overwhelmingly approved the Feinstein-Lee Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, this morning, 67 to 29, specifying that American citizens and legal residents ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 63 comments on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 11:31 AM PST with 81 Recommends