- Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Approved responses:
- Here's what you missed on Sunday Kos ...
Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Senate (back to school edition), by Steve Singiser
Stop freaking out about ISIS, by Mark Sumner
Bring 'Ragin' Cajun' Lt. General Honoré to Ferguson, by Denise Oliver Velez
The media is the tool used to misrepresent black men for a purpose, by Egberto Willies
The price of a 'free' public education turns out to be damn expensive, by Mark E Andersen
- David Nir interview with Joe Sudbay on the Michelangelo Signorile Show.
- Congressional acronyms like fingernails on a chalkboard:
Ten of the worst (or possibly greatest) congressional backronyms—intentional acronyms created by attention-seeking lawmakers, or more likely, their poor staffers:
CHOMP: Consumers Have Options for Molar Protection Act, sponsored by former Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.)
STALKERS: Simplifying The Ambiguous Law, Keeping Everyone Reliably Safe Act, sponsored by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.)
HELLO: Help Eliminate the Levy on Locution Act, sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) [...]
- Damage from Northern California earthquake could reach a billion dollars.
- Add-on fees at hotels boost profits, ding travelers:
Coming out of the recession, the travel industry grew fee-happy. Car rental companies charged extra for services such as electronic toll collection devices and navigation systems. And airlines gained notoriety for adding fees for checking luggage, picking seats in advance, skipping lines at security and boarding early. Hotel surcharges predate the recession, but recently properties have been catching up to the rest of the industry.[...]
This year, hotels will take in a record $2.25 billion in revenue from such add-ons, 6 percent more than in 2013 and nearly double that of a decade ago, according to a new study released Monday by Hanson. Nearly half of the increase can be attributed to new surcharges and hotels increasing the amounts of existing fees.
- S&P trades above 2,000 points for the first time.
- Pediatricians say middle and high schools should start classes later: The American Academy of Pediatrics say classes should not begin before 8:30 AM.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, most teens between the ages of 15 and 17 regularly sleep fewer than seven hours each night. That’s far short of the nine hours that doctors agree adolescents need. Over the past several years, a growing body of research has linked teens’ sleep deprivation to bad grades, poor health, and car crashes. [...]
Researchers have found that teens’ sleep schedules are actually programmed differently than younger and older people’s. Most teenagers can’t easily fall asleep until about 11 p.m.
- Actor Richard Attenborough, dead at 90.
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show: Greg Dworkin peeks under the hood of the New American Foundation. The worst of Ferguson-area cops. Revisiting the Perry indictment, Jon Perr on the "criminalization of politics" tripe. Corporations are
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