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  • Jonathan Chait's new form of hippie punching - playing the 'GOP are not racists' card, by Armando
  • How gerrymandering has helped turn legislative elections into coronations, by Steve Singiser
  • McCutcheon v. FEC: the 1% versus the .1%, by Dante Atkins
  • Watching the watchmen: A state-by-state look at 2014's attorney general elections, by Darth Jeff
  • Years of Living Dangerously: The most important television series ever, by Laurence Lewis
  • Seeking Justice: from Scottsboro to Central Park, by Denise Oliver Velez
  • Traditional news media must be made irrelevant if America is to succeed, by Egberto Willies
  • FDR, LBJ, and BHO, by Ian Reifowitz
  • Money ≠ Speech, by Mark E Andersen

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  •  Regarding AGs, I love Schneiderman (NY) (3+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, Shockwave, sharonsz

    I hope he becomes our next governor.

  •  The Conservatives had another summit..... (0+ / 0-)

    They seem to have a lot of summits......
    Like they're trying to convince themselves they have even one good idea......
    It seems like a better use of their time would be trying to create job opportunities for American workers....

  •  Something very bad may happen soon in Los Angeles (2+ / 0-)
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    kovie, Cadillac64

    About 50% of the electricity produced by the Hoover dam powers Greater Los Angeles.  I found out yesterday that if Lake Mead water levels go down by another 20 feet Hoover dam will stop.  And thanks to the worst drought ever in California it is going down faster than ever.

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    We may have to choose between electricity and water.  Nobody is talking about this.

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 03:36:27 PM PDT

    •  Meh, conservation is for pansies (2+ / 0-)
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      Shockwave, Cadillac64

      Real men and women take 30 minute showers, water their lawns in the middle of the midsummer day and use incandescent light bulbs that they never turn off when they leave the room. If the good lord had meant for us to conserve, he'd have made us all man purse-wearing Europeans.

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 03:45:28 PM PDT

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    •  Holy F'n crap. This is apocalyptic news, and (2+ / 0-)
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      Shockwave, Cadillac64

      if indeed on the brink, we should move this story to the very front.

      Who in Sacramento, etc. is working on this? And it'll take more than a bucket brigade to get the job done.

      "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

      by Wildthumb on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 03:46:26 PM PDT

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  •  So immigration reform protesters (2+ / 0-)
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    ActivistGuy, Cadillac64

    stage a hunger strike in front of the White House and nothing happens, but some armed "freedom lovers" object to the BLM doing its job, and the BLM stands down. Is this the new norm, respect RW threats but ignore the left?

    Every time the government gives them an inch, in the name of being "reasonable" and avoiding conflict, they become emboldened and demand 5 more miles. This will not end well if this goes on.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 03:42:51 PM PDT

    •  Notice how the "being reasonable" (2+ / 0-)
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      kovie, Cadillac64

      only runs one direction, regardless of which party is nominally in power?  There's nothing new about this norm, it's been the reality for about 30 years now, regardless of who is in the White House.  Capital has no intention of messing around when it comes to their hegemony.

      Pay no attention to the upward redistribution of wealth!

      by ActivistGuy on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 04:56:12 PM PDT

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      •  It's not just about money, although it's that too (0+ / 0-)

        It's also about this implicit acceding to the white male conservative patriarchy that has dominated the US since before its founding, in all of its forms, be it patrician old money, flashy new money, or angry morons with guns yelling "FreeDumb!" at the top of their lungs. Deep down, most Americans probably continue to believe, without even realizing it, that that white men are on top and we simply have to give them their due. Certainly the media does. Even Rachel Maddow tends to get all flustered when interviewing a powerful white man. They're basically exploiting cultural norms that are very slow in dying. Yet they are dying, and they know it, thus their increasing desperation.

        You have to step back a bit to really see it, but it's clearly going on. I think that even Obama is guilty of this, instinctively feeling the need to treat powerful white men and their followers with more respect than they deserve.

        Really sad.

        "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

        by kovie on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 05:30:42 PM PDT

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  •  I have an open house at our school nature (0+ / 0-)

    center tomorrow, and I've busted my frickin' hump getting the word out there, but there is a car race in the city tomorrow too, and many times nature and its far more subtle attractions: bugs, flowers, birds, fish, butterflies, trees, etc. can't compete with noise, pollution, thrills, beer, competition, the hope for a pile-up, and hyper-excitement. It's always discouraging, but I'll have a few stalwart visitors on board as usual.

    Call them Keepers of the Planet. The determined few.

    "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

    by Wildthumb on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 03:50:46 PM PDT

  •  SAT time (0+ / 0-)

    Bundy Ranch:BLM::Ukraine:Gazprom

    Free grass = free gas.

    Pay no attention to the upward redistribution of wealth!

    by ActivistGuy on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 04:52:56 PM PDT

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