- Today's comic by Mark Fiore is The Anti-Gay Law in Uganda and the Miracle of Denial:
- Please join us at 12:30 PM PT today when Kos hosts Ask Me Anything (about Daily Kos).
- What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
- The damnation of the Happy Slave, by Hunter
- The sleazy auto dealers war on the free market, with an assist from Chris Christie, by kos
- Kentucky showcases Paul Ryan's wrong-way war on poverty, by Jon Perr
- Women's history: the abolitionists, by Denise Oliver Velez
- Vergara v. California: The most dangerous lawsuit you probably haven't heard of, by Dante Atkins
- Republicans dismissal of black, brown, female, & poor’s opportunity premium necessary for them, by Egberto Willies
- An avalanche of spin, but few tea leaves, in the Florida 13th, by Steve Singiser
- Here's a way to volunteer right now that both helps people and has a political impact, by Ian Reifowitz
- These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook March 13:
MUST SEE: Krystal Ball brutally eviscerates the GOP & trashes corporate Dems in one amazing segment, by MinistryOfTruth
American Family Radio guest host calls for left-wing academics to be "taken out and shot", by Christian Dem in NC
$33bn Tyson Foods Removes Ads from Rush Limbaugh, by ProgLegs
The number of U.S. households with a net worth of $1 million or more, excluding primary residence, rose to 9.63 million in 2013, according to a new report from Spectrem Group, a consulting and research firm.
That's more than a 600,000 leap up from 2012, and the highest number on record.
The KKK just wants to be understood a bit better, as indicated by flyers they’ve left on people’s driveways in Chesterfield County, Virginia. You see, a lot of people may have misconceptions about the Klan, but those are just sadly outdated stereotypes, say the flyers, which insist the group is nonviolent, definitely not a hate group, and not “enemies of the colored and mongrel races.” See how much better things can be when you put aside your misconceptions like that?
- Tattoos rise in popularity: A Foxaganda poll says 20 percent of Americans now have at least one tattoo, up from 13 percent in 2007. People with more than one tattoo has nearly doubled to 14 percent, compared with 8 percent in 2007. People under 45 are twice as likely to have a tattoo as older folks, 31 percent vs. 14 percent. A third of people under 35 have at least one tattoo and 19 percent have at least three. Women under 35 are twice as likely to have a tattoo as men in that age group, 47 percent vs. 25 percent. But, when asked "Do you like tattoos, 58 percent of those surveyed say “no” compared with 32 percent who say "yes." (Scroll to question No. 43 at link.)
- What hearing loss sounds like.
- Hillary dot whatever is all the rage:
As the former Secretary of State mulls a repeat bid for the White House in 2016, an amalgamation of spammers, grifters, and passionate supporters have occupied almost every square inch of relevant Internet real estate. Type in HillaryClinton.org and you’ll be exposed to malware. Clinton2016.com is for sale for as much as $14,500—and it’s among the cheaper variants available.
Among the latest additions to the mix is HillaryClinton2016.com, which was created in 2012 but has ramped up in recent months along with the Democratic pro-Hillary tide. [...] The spiffy website and authentic-seeming merchandise distract from the fact that the website, run out of a Washington, D.C. apartment building, is unaffiliated with Clinton or any significantly organized pro-Clinton effort. Billed as an alternative to Ready for Hillary, the better-funded grassroots group backed by Clinton confidants and tacitly sanctioned by Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, HillaryClinton2016.com is a threadbare operation founded by graduate students, according to one of the organizers.
Manchester (Conn.) Journal Inquirer managing editor Chris Powell has warned his staff that they face a $15 charge for errors that require a press plate change.payup With this new policy, says my tipster, “I expect few reporters or editors will bring mistakes to the attention of their superiors, and would rather write a correction the next day and save their $15.”
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show: Armando on Vox, and an odd bit about Nate Silver, too. Plus, a reminder that the CIA vs. Senate fight isn't actually about spying, but torture. "The Case for Corruption" and 1 of "3 inconvenient facts that make libertarians' heads explode."