- Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Jack Gerard's American Petroleum Institute:
- At 12:30 PM PT, Laura Clawson will be hosting today's Ask Me Anything (about Daily Kos).
- What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
- Race and murder in America from the time of Jefferson Davis to Jordan Davis, by Ian Reifowitz
- Black History is American history: books you should read, by Denise Oliver Velez
- Hillary Clinton and A Left Flank: How A Clinton Presidency Could Redefine Progressive Governance, by Armando
- Goldilocks Old Party: making the law just right, by Mark Sumner
- Should it be unfettered Capitalism for the masses or real free enterprise will, by Egberto Willies
- Former Republican Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas gives an interview:
"I think we got off that track when we allowed our government to become a secular government, when we stopped realizing that God created this nation, that He wrote the constitution, that's based on biblical principles."
- These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook Feb. 20:
- Mapping the long and short of sex in your state. Spreadsheets, a sex activity app "track[s] your performance between the sheets." The app monitors movement and audio levels, using the phone's accelerometer and microphone. So how long is a sex act in the states?
Maryland is number 16 in the country, with a duration of 3 minutes 15 seconds. The Old Line State has a little old man in it.
Alaska limps in at number 51, with an apologetic 1 minute 21 seconds.
- R.I.P NBC newsman Garrick Utley dead of cancer at 74.
- Dying Hurricane (Rubin) Carter has a final wish: He wants David McCallum released from prison: Freed by court order in 1985 after having served 19 years of a double-life sentence for a conviction in two trials for a triple homicide he has always claimed he did not commit, the former professional middleweight boxer (27-12-1), now 76, lives in Toronto. The judge who released him said the prosecutors' case had been "predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure." In an Op-Ed in the New York Daily News published Friday, Rubin, who wrote that he is literally on his deathbed, said:
My single regret in life is that David McCallum of Brooklyn—a man incarcerated in 1985, the same year I was released, and represented by Innocence International since 2004—is still in prison. I request only that McCallum be granted a full hearing by the Brooklyn conviction integrity unit, now under the auspices of the new district attorney, Ken Thompson.McCallum was 16 when he was imprisoned.
- Georgians can now have a vanity plate that includes a version of the Confederate battle flag.
- California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari bleeped. In an interview with a Sacramento radio station:
Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury Department official, was asked about running the federal bank bailout when he described himself as “the guy you send in when, pardon me, the s--- is hitting the fan.”A producer hit a button that prevented the comment from getting on the air and warned Kashkari "We don't cuss on the air." He apologized.
- On today's encore Kagro in the Morning show, we were mid-sequester mania. Greg Dworkin's polling roundup; #GunFAIL; GideonAB on "pre-registration" of scientific studies; Senate paralysis over Hagel; CA "right track" polls way up since bouncing Rs from state gov't.