Skip to main content

  • Today's comic by MarkFiore is Learn to Speak Benghazi:
    Cartoon by Mark Fiore - Learn to Speak Benghazi
  • What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
    • Separate Inequality. Homer Plessy and discrimination by law, by Denise Oliver Velez
    • Rick Santorum's single-payer birth control, by Dante Atkins
    • How Karl Rove, Rich Lowry and Politico are damaging America, by Hunter
    • Book review: Elizabeth Warren's 'A Fighting Chance,' by Susan Gardner
    • How to pick your opponent: A guide to gaming Republican primaries, by Darth Jeff
    • Why Georgia Democrats want to avoid post-November runoffs, and what they'll need in order to do so, by Taniel
    • Glenn Greenwald's blind spot on racism and sexism, by Armando
    • Women are morons. That's what they think, by Ian Reifowitz
  • These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook May 15:
Elizabeth Warren urges passage of student loan bill, blasts FCC net neutrality plan, and trade bill, by HoundDog

What does U.S. look like with a 10 feet rise of sea level asks Climate Central, by HoundDog

"Happy Mother's Day" threat from Florida gun instructor, by LilithGardener

Jeb Stuart Magruder, a former aide in President Richard Nixon’s administration who was imprisoned for his role in the Watergate scandal before becoming a Presbyterian minister, has died. He was 79. [...]

As Nixon’s deputy campaign director and a deputy communications director at the White House, Magruder was charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice in the coverup that followed the 1972 burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington’s Watergate building. He spent seven months in prison before his release in 1976. Nixon, who denied prior knowledge of the planned break-in, resigned under threat of impeachment on Aug. 9, 1974.

In 2003, Magruder said, for the first time, that he had heard Nixon tell John Mitchell, the former attorney general who was head of the president’s re-election campaign, over the telephone on March 30, 1972, to proceed with the plan to break into the Democratic Party headquarters.

At National Journal, we believe that public service is a noble calling; that ideas matter; and that trustworthy information about politics and policy will lead to wiser decisions in the national interest. Those principles are reflected in everything we do—from the stories we write, to the events we produce, to the research and insights we offer our members.

But there's one place where those principles don't seem to hold: in the comments that appear at the end of our Web stories. For every smart argument, there's a round of ad hominem attacks—not just fierce partisan feuding, but the worst kind of abusive, racist, and sexist name-calling imaginable.

The debate isn't joined. It's cheapened, it's debased, and, as National Journal's Brian Resnick has written, research suggests that the experience leaves readers feeling more polarized and less willing to listen to opposing views.

Defiant farmers are continuing to kiss CAMELS despite warnings it can lead to catching a deadly disease.

Camel smooching is most common in Saudi Arabia where health authorities have urged people that it leads to the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus - also known as MERS-CoV. [...]

Authorities say that not only should people avoid puckering up with camels, they should also wear gloves, stay away from raw camel meat and camel milk, and not to go near sick animals.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site