- Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Explosive Employment:
- Registering to vote just got easier. With this little widget, you can fill out a registration form, print it off and mail it in ... or, if you're lucky enough to be in a state where you can register online, it will take you directly to your Secretary of State's website. Do it now! And share it with family and friends. Remember, as Rep. John Lewis said, voting is "the most powerful, nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union."
- What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
- Anti-union, pro-nursing-home-owner thugs threaten students at rally for striking workers, by Laura Clawson
- Romney's judgment and character "gaffe," by Armando
- Why Obama's lead in the polls is even better news than you think, by Mark Sumner
- Moving the needle from right to left, by David Jarman
- Klantroversy in Selma, Alabama, by Denise Oliver Velez
- Is Detroit really a cautionary tale of America, by Scott Wooledge
- An interview with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, by Dante Atkins
- Loose Lips Sink Ships, by Jon Perr
- The Republicans want to talk about unemployment. Let's accomodate them, by Laurence Lewis
- Check out a great new addition to our site: We've teamed up with the Roosevelt Institute to start a new vertical, Daily Kos Economics. For now, it's a group blog, but soon it will take form as a stand-alone vertical alongside Daily Kos Labor, Daily Kos Elections and Daily Kos Comics. Our new partner is at the forefront of progressive economic analysis, with of a group of economists and writers on board second to none, with a roster boasting Mike Konczal(rortybomb), Mark Schmitt and dozens of other progressive contributors. The institute describes itself as "a nonprofit organization devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas and bold leadership in the service of restoring America’s promise of opportunity for all."
- This sounds like some must-see TV:
Samuel L. Jackson will film a provocative spot supporting President Obama’s re-election bid as early as tomorrow — telling voters to “Wake the f--k up, Vote for Obama.”
- Keeping an eye on this one:
Montana's constitutional amendment setting it as state policy that 'corporations are not people' has a wide lead for passage right now with 53% of voters saying they support it to 24% who are opposed. Democrats (67/13) and independents (59/25) both stand strong behind the 'corporations are not people' movement, while Republicans are pretty evenly divided with 32% of them supporting it and 35% opposed.
- At what point will Arizonians say enough?
The family of a woman who died after her custody at Maricopa County Jail is suing the office of the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio, alleging authorities neglected her and deprived her of necessary medications for days, allowing her to slip into a diabetic coma.
Witness[es] said that Deborah was constantly moaning and crying out in pain, asking for help, repeatedly vomiting, defecating on herself and having seizures. [...]
Inmates said they begged officers to do something.
“They were telling everyone, ‘There’s nothing we can do about it. This is jail. Get over it,”’ Harper said.
Harper added that officers said Braillard was “kicking drugs” and that she was “getting what she deserved.”
Medical reports would later prove the guards were wrong.
- Oh, for crying out loud:
What happens when you ask a bunch of eight-year-old kids to draw pictures of a horrific, scarring disaster that they not only lack the processing tools to understand but also happened three years before they were even born? You get drawings of stick figures jumping out of buildings with the caption "One-Way Ticket to Heaven."
In defense of the El Paso school teacher who apparently assigned his or her students to depict 9/11 ("We had to draw the boom cloud, the planes hitting, and people jumping out of the windows," one student told her mother), the kid spelled "ticket" and "heaven" correctly. One student rendered the planes with speech bubbles reading "hahaha"; another one gave one of the jumpers a parachute ("I got a persuit," he says, mid-air). It was not, really, a learning experience.
- Yes, it's wrong, it's stealing, but come on, it is kind of funny:
It was a security breach at one of the country's busiest airports conducted on a tiny scale.
Eighteen workers at New York's JFK Airport were arrested on Wednesday and accused of stealing more than 100,000 mini-bottles of alcohol from LSG Sky Chefs, which provides food and beverages for American Airlines.
The arrests capped off a nine-month investigation, dubbed "Operation Last Call" by the Port Authority's Office of Inspector General.
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show: Camp Romney goes all in on the crazy, declaring that there would be no anti-American sentiment in the Middle East if Mitt Romney were president. Greg Dworkin joined us for his regular polling and punditry round-up. Laura Clawson updated us on the Chicago teachers' strike. And Adam Bonin recapped the Pennsylvania Supreme Court arguments over their new, controversial voter ID law.
- Amazing Curiosity video and a fantastic pic of our stormy sun! -- DS
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