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|Open thread for night owls: Ask your doc if this birth control is right for you. Now ask your boss
This video debuted on the third season of Inside Amy Schumer on April 21. Now it's going viral on social ...
|'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a fun ride and a bloated mess
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|The Grieving Room: my quilt is so beautiful! THANK YOU ALL
|We're losing rural hospitals across the nation
Rural communities are facing a heightened healthcare crisis as hospitals are closing at an alarming rate around the country, with the highest ...
|Welcoming Members to the Club No One Wants to Join: Newly Diagnosed with Cancer (plus book question)
|Two Guys martyring themselves for mostly middle-school art class projects
|Monday Murder Mystery: 2015 Agatha & Edgar Award winners
|Those military operations in Texas are not what they seem. Texas getting kicked out!
By now you've probably heard of those federal military "exercises" scheduled to happen in the great state of Texas. Folks in the state are alarmed. The governor, in his wisdom, is directing the ...
|The reason Ben Carson can't win? Ben Carson
It has been clear for some time now that would-be ...
|Fox reports police shooting in Baltimore, then retracts: 'Nobody has been shot'
Fox News made a major oops on Monday afternoon, and not of the usual Fox News kind. This wasn't a partisan lie about Obamacare or anything like that. No, a Fox ...
|Study saying EPA rules will save 3,500 lives should be nailed to door of every naysayer in Congress
Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
|Boehner: 'Ask any employer' about Obamacare, so hey, ask me!
Obamacare is such a failure, it can't even kill the jobs Republicans said it would!
|Midday open thread: Minimum wage boost hits bullseye, executions don't hit worst of the worst
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Responses to Baltimore :
|Sen. Gillibrand's report finds military sexual assault still 'vastly underreported'
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said Monday that sexual assaults committed by members of the military continue to be "vastly underreported" even as the military claims to be making progress ...
|Scott Walker celebrates Star Wars Day by being creepy on the internet
I have seen many attempts at political self-promotion over the years, but this may be the first time a presidential candidate's ...
|Republican voters once again consumed by fear and 'values'
He might just make the cut with primary ...
|Hellraisers Journal: John Lawson, Hero of Colorado Coalfield Strike, Sentenced to Life in Prison
It is a privilege and a duty even by sacrifice to advance our priceless cause. I am therefore ready to receive the sentence this court should declare itself without either authority, right or ...
|Mitt Romney denies the reality of mass incarceration
Wow, Mitt Romney. Just wow. At a time when even many Republicans are pretending to care about ...
|Bipartisan group of House members plot to strengthen NSA reforms
Congress has a little under a month to reauthorize expiring provisions of the ...
|The Three Black Cops Who Killed Freddie Gray are Slave Drivers in the Age of Obama
The officers who killed Freddie Gray have finally been formally charged with murder and manslaughter. Three of the six officers are African-American. ...
|Iran nuclear review act: Is it lose-lose for Republicans?
Whoops. Even though the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act most likely will pass the Senate by a large majority, the superhawks, pushed by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and president-wannabe Marco Rubio (R-
|Immigration activists lay down markers for Hillary's first immigration policy talk
Hillary Clinton will be making her biggest policy ...
|The conservative answer on Baltimore: Blame the teachers
Kimberley Strassel What's responsible for Baltimore's problems? Republicans need answers other than "massive economic inequality, racism, and police violence," and when Republicans need answers but ...
|Baltimore Police Union has the gall to start a 'My Life Matters' campaign after 6 officers arrested
New hashtag promoted by the Baltimore Police Union What in the world? After six Baltimore police officers were arrested on felony charges in ...
|Garland TX: What if you set up a violent blasphemy provocation and no violent extremists showed up
Je ne suis pas Pam Geller So if a RWNJ sets up a deer stand surrounded by 40 off-duty cops (police presence coming close in numbers to event attendees) and attracts gun-carrying wannabee Euro-...
|John Boehner's 'heart breaks' for 9/11 families, but 9/11 first responders can go to hell
House Speaker John Boehner visited the National September ...
|History 101: The King Midget Automobile
One of the interesting and unique approaches to automobile design and marketing was the King Midget. During World War II, two civil air patrol pilots—Claud Dry and Dale Orcut—met and began to ...
|Police at Station with #FreddieGray's Limp Body: "We gave him a run for his money"
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|Republicans claim to care about inequality, but what would they do about it?
Jeb Bush Is this Mitt Romney's big legacy? Republican presidential candidates are straining to show that they really, really care about ...
|John Boehner lies about Obamacare, Chuck Todd lets him
House Speaker John Boehner was Chuck Todd's star interview on Sunday's Meet the ...
|Media's Hillary obsession doesn't extend to what the Clinton Foundation actually does
Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the attacks on the Clinton Foundation's ...
|Republican clown car gets a little more crowded as Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina enter the race
Carly Fiorina The vast Republican presidential field is quickly shifting from one composed mostly of likely candidates to one of candidates who are all in. These days that's a largely technical ...
|Abbreviated pundit round-up: Why Baltimore's past matters; Is ISIS really on the run?
Molly Redden at Mother Jones writes Want an Abortion This Year? Get Ready to Wait : For women seeking an abortion, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the long wait. Since the beginning of the year,
|Open thread for night owls. Do progressives need to make better emotional ties when organizing?
Excerpted by Alternet from Michael Bader'...
|The most racist areas in the United States
Colors changed so the map can be seen by all. Original is below the fold. Click ...
|Glacier National Park: Red Rock Falls (Photo Diary) and Meet Up Stuff
Last Tuesday (April 28), we drove up to Avalanche and then walked up the road to Red Rock Falls. The photos are below the Orange Snow Bank:
|House Republicans launch direct attack on Earth Sciences slashing $300 to $500 million from NASA
Republican shills for Big Carbon are launching a direct assault on NASA funding designed to gut any future enhancements to the Earth Sciences capabilities to monitor changing conditions on our ...
|This week at progressive state blogs: Lynch and the power of black women, SD polygamists seek water
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a ...
|This week in the war on workers: Death on the job
This week, in honor of Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released its Death on the Job report. Some facts: In ...
|Spotlight on green news & views: Super El Niño forms, oil & gas drilling damage, wind power soars
Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, one of the strongest storms ever in the region.
|Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
|Obama touts education programs in weekly address
In a global economy, we’ve got to help ensure that everyone, of every age, in every zip code—urban and rural—has the chance to learn the skills that lead directly to a good job. President ...
|Open thread for night owls: FAIR takes on economist pundit who disappeared economist critics of TPP
At Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Jim Naureckaswrites NYT Lets Economic Pundit Disappear TPP’s Economist Critics : The New York Times (4/24/15) handed its readers an exploding cigar this ...
|Baltimore's curfew hits service workers and small businesses hard
If you work something close to a 9-5 schedule, a 10 p.m. ...
|DOT issues oil-train rules. Industry objects. Other critics say rules too weak and deadline too slow
Oil train derailment Feb. 15 near Mount Carbon, West Virginia. The Obama ...
|Midday open thread: Tesla home battery unveiled, 1 in 6 species at risk, where's Aaron Schock?
On Saturday at 8 AM PT, the tech team will be moving Daily Kos from its current web host to Amazon's Web Services. We'll be taking the site down for an estimated one to three hours while we move our ...
|Where are the New York Times and Washington Post reports on 'Clinton Cash' errors?
What do you know. The New York Times ...
|Museums 101: British Motorcycles in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
The LeMay—America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington includes a collection of motorcycles. ...
|House Benghazi czar details his conditions for not looking through Hillary Clinton's email server
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Hmm. Hmmmm. Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chair of the House Benghazi Committee, ...
|Her stance on TPP = none. People! She is just another Elitist!
HRC dodges the question about what her stance on TPP is. Ed Schultz Blasts Hillary Clinton's Stance On TPP by Rising ...
|James Risen: American Psychological Association Secretly Bolstered Bush's Torture Program
James Risen reports today that the American Psychological Association secretly bolstered the Bush Administration's torture program at a time when it was in serious trouble. This secret involvement ...
|NYT Report on the Continuing War
Last year, President Barack Obama had said that the U.S. war in Afghanistan would be brought to a responsible end. And today, I’d like to update the American people on the way forward in ...
|PPT Note to President Obama
President Obama, Mr. President, like the First Lady's intentional behavior in regards to the American Obesity Epidemic it appears that COKE is the White House favorite beverage of choice regardless ...
|Iran observes "international act like a pirate day" & seizes ship in Straits of Hormuz
The tip for tap maritime/naval provocations between the US and Iran continue for largely regulatory ...
|Yes on HAMP is a Yes on TPP
[https://www.hmpadmin.com/portal/programs/fha_hamp.jsp HAMP] is a Home Affordable Modification Program designed to help people behind on their mortgage with hardships keep their home. Getting it ...
|115 Executed in Iran Since Iran Deal Announced
In that last two weeks, at least 115 people have been executed by hanging-- some were executed without former notice to families. And others were executed publicly for all to see.
|Yemen Conflict Updates
Yup, the Saudi Yemen war is still going on, The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic, the Red Cross said on Monday, as Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen ...
|All one really needs to know about the TPP = History being repeated
Bernie Sanders Points Out The Truth About The TPP Bernie Sanders telling it ...
|Imagining Life As An Iranian Diplomat
Picture yourself as a likely-illusionary Iranian Diplomat, serving an honestly progressive government giving you an unrealistic amount of authority. Domestically, you have a theocratic government ...
|To David... a true, American hero
David, I see you have been convicted. I can't believe men who have never spent a moment in combat, or a locker-room...smelt the scent of men fresh from the battle would dare judge you. So, please ...
|Drone Immorality and Media Coverage
Why I will never call myself a Democrat or trust any account of US violence published in the New York Times The Obama administration has been killing thousands of people around the world in aerial ...
|Coming soon: no more 'imperfect best guesses' of drone warfare
Every independent investigation of the strikes has found far more civilian casualties than administration officials admit. Gradually, it has ...
|Does Fast Track Supporter Earl Blumenauer Also Support Israeli Settlements?
I was recently introduced to the acronym "TSINO" - "Two-Stater in Name Only." This is someone who claims to support the international consensus for a diplomatic resolution of the Israel-Palestine ...
|Pope Francis' Snub of France's Ambassador
Pope Francis' recent snub of France's ambassador, Laurent Stefanini, shows that while the Catholic Church has made some laudable reforms, it has not done enough to make itself a relevant institution ...
|US Drone Strikes Kill Two Hostages; Highlight Failure of Drone Attacks
In today's paper, we read that an American drone strike killed two hostages, one an American citizen and one an Italian citizen, who were being held by Al-Qaeda in January. By all accounts, proper ...
|Cornel West Scores 2nd Round K.O
I don't know if people have been following the dustup between noted African-American intellectuals Cornel West and Michael Eric Dyson. Dyson's profile of West can be found here . I believe West's ...
|White House: Two hostages accidentally killed in drone strike in January
President Barack ...
|Agent Provocateurs, Private Industry, and the FBI's Orwellian War on Leftwing Activists
What is the difference between an activist and a terrorist? To most, the answer seems pretty obvious; both have strong ideological beliefs, and are willing to fight for these beliefs, but their ...
|What is the middle ground?
Is there a middle ground on gun rights? Every exercise of a right involves a balancing act between a person who has a right to do something, and one or more other people who have the right to be ...
|Maryland Senator Ben Cardin is a Two State Faker
On Tuesday night I gave a talk on the University of Illinois-Urbana campus as part of "Israeli Apartheid Week." In my talk, I argued that the question of whether Israel is an "apartheid state" is ...
|Obama is not a Republican
The Hysteria being whipped up paints Obama as serving Republican interests and being against the interests of labor, environmentalists and those of us who are primarily concerned about climate change.
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