- Today's comic by Mark Fiore is NRA Hypnosis:
- Join us today at 12:30 PM PT when David Nir hosts a session of Ask Me Anything (about Daily Kos).
- These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook on May 1:
Idaho Veteran offers his own cemetery plot to lesbian denied burial with her spouse, by Steveningen
Uh-Oh, Scalia Screws Up Royally. Time To Retire., by pollwatcher
- What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
- Daily Kos Elections Senate Power Rankings: May edition, by Steve Singiser
- Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives: A Conversation with E.J. Dionne, by Greg Dworkin
- Scott Walker will not give a decorated Marine Corps veteran a second chance, by Mark E Andersen
- Donald and Shelly Sterling and the racism of housing discrimination, by Denise Oliver Velez
- It is time to embrace criticisms of the Democratic Party to ensure it lives up to its tenets, by Egberto Willies
- Test prep kills learning. But standardized testing is big money. Guess how this one turns out, by Ian Reifowitz
- Mayor implies homeless live on streets by choice: Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards wants to stop enabling the homeless, a population contingent she plans to "eliminate" in the wealthy California community. She developed her plan on her own without talking to single homeless person, she says. In a verified email, she wrote that “Homeless people panhandling on the off ramps are homeless by choice.” Edwards also chastised charitable people, “People will know that by giving food, money, or temporary shelter to a homeless person, they are actually enabling the homeless person to continue to live in the creek and use heroin.” On the contrary, 94 percent of homeless people in a San Francisco survey said they used money they begged for food, with 44 percent admitting they also used some of the money given to them for drugs or alcohol. Only 3 percent said they didn't want shelter.
- Childbirth-related deaths rise in U.S.:
The U.S. is one of only eight countries to see an increase in childbirth-related deaths since 2003, according to a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. While maternal mortality has dropped by 3.1% in developed countries (and 1.3% globally) since 1990, it increased by 1.7% in the U.S during the same time period.
More than 18 mothers died for every 100,000 live births in the US in 2013, which is more than double the rates in Saudi Arabia and Canada, and more than triple that in the UK. The biggest increase occurred in women aged 20-24: While only 7.2 women died for every 100,000 births in 1990, that age group saw a mortality rate of 14 per 100,000 in 2013. Now the US is ranked at 60 out of 180 countries in the measures of maternal death (where a lower number indicates fewer deaths).
- Tennessee becomes first state to imprison women for pregnancy outcomes: A woman can now be prosecuted and incarcerated if a fetus or newborn is harmed by her use of illegal drugs.
- Tracking your origins a thousand years back by ignoring race:
A new “GPS” for your DNA can track your where your ancestors lived a millennium ago, and much more accurately than previous methods—down to the exact village in some cases. [...]
According to their study published this week in Nature, the tool has traced DNA origins with 98 percent accuracy, while previous methods were often off by 700 km, which is a whole different country in some parts of the world. But when researchers applied their GPS-based approach to over 200 Sardinian villagers, they were able to place a quarter of them in their villages of genetic origin, and the rest within 50 km.
The increased accuracy of the new model is based on a simple, if controversial, assumption made by the study authors: that race doesn’t exist.
- EDF backs Lindsay Graham without a hint he'll do anything positive for the environment:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is not exactly what you’d call an environmentalist. His lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters is a paltry 12 percent. Lowlights include voting for an amendment sponsored by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) that would “prohibit further greenhouse gas regulations for the purposes of addressing climate change.” He has also voted for approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, against clean energy tax credits, and against putting a price on carbon pollution. And that’s just in the last couple of years.EDF's argument for supporting him is that some Republicans are needed to push bipartisan legislation. But as Grist's Ben Adler points out, both carrots and sticks are needed in politics and EDF doesn't seem interested in using the latter with Graham.
Now, as Graham seeks reelection to a third term this fall, Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), is cohosting a fundraiser for Graham’s campaign on behalf of Environmental Defense Action Fund, the group’s 501(c)(4) arm.
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show Greg Dworkin adds 2¢ on jobs & Benghazi, says Christie's still toast, the partisan divide on race is growing & previews his E.J. Dionne interview. Ireland dares to "look backward" on Gerry Adams. Tech pushes back but seeks immunity.
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