- Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Justice in America:
- This is what you missed at Daily Kos on Sunday:
- 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
- Daily Kos Elections Senate Power Rankings: May edition, by Steve Singiser
- Scott Walker will not give a decorated Marine Corps veteran a second chance, by Mark E Andersen
- Economic justice and the future of religious progressives: A conversation with E.J. Dionne, by Greg Dworkin
- Donald and Shelly Sterling and the racism of housing discrimination, by Denise Oliver Velez
- Las Vegas cops sponsor "choose purity" get-together and say premarital sex turns girls into prostitutes and drug users:
The message of the event, according to the Las Vegas Sun is that “[g]irls who ‘get promiscuous’ can wind up dead.” Approximately 125 parents and children attended. [...]
A survey published in 2006 found that 95 percent of Americans have had premarital sex.
- Watch this rare footage from the "Black Sox" World Series of 1919.
- Lara Logan's return to "60 Minutes" still hanging:
For months, it's been an open question whether and when "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan would return from her leave of absence at CBS News.
A lengthy New York magazine report published Sunday suggests that Logan's return is far from certain. In the piece contributing editor Joe Hagan explores the tensions that simmered within CBS News, where his sources in the network described the current atmosphere as "toxic," since Logan was forced to apologize last November for a flawed report on the Benghazi attacks.
- Idjits at Fox show sad Tibetans for story on South Korean ferry disaster: All them Asians apparently look alike to the folks at Fox News. The footage Fox chose for its ferry story is not of South Koreans mourning their families but of Tibetans mourning the deaths of sherpas in the Mt. Everest avalanche. Given that the death toll from the ferry is 260, with more than 40 still missing, coverage has not been sparse so it couldn't have been too hard for Fox to get relevant footage. So stupidity or laziness. You choose.
- Coca-Cola removes flame retardant from Powerade energy drink:
The chemical in question, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), was first patented as a flame retardant and isn’t legal in Japan or the European Union.
Last year, BVO was the subject of an online petition started by 15-year-old Sarah Kavanagh, who wanted the Food and Drug Administration to crack down on the chemical’s use in products marketed to athletes. Kavanagh pointed out that health-conscious individuals probably don’t want to ingest a chemical that’s banned in other countries. Her Change.org petition garnered over 200,000 supporters, and about a month later, PepsiCo Inc. announced that it would remove BVO from its Gatorade products.
- Michelle Obama's brother fired from coaching job at Oregon State Univeristy:
[Craig] Robinson had a 93-104 record as head coach of the Oregon State Beavers. The team went 16-16 in the last season.
There are three years left on Robinson's contract and the university is likely to owe him $4 million.
- Let's Call It 'Climate Disruption,' White House Science Adviser Suggests (Again):
White House science adviser John Holdren is renewing his call for a new nomenclature to describe the end result of dumping vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases into Earth’s atmosphere: “global climate disruption.” [...]
Holdren has made similar calls before, apparently with limited effect on the public’s vocabulary. This time, the remarks came in the context of a brief preview Holdren gave of a new climate report that the Obama administration [will release Tuesday]. The document will, in part, spell out the potential disruptions the United States faces as a result of a changing climate, perhaps giving Holdren’s idea some currency.
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin rounds up what voters care about, the future of govt health care numbers & the giant drop in uninsured rates. BundyLand Wars! Hot trend: SYG traps. WSJ rewrites the Constitution. New black lung protections announced.
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