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|DOOMSDAY CLOCK Moves Up To 11:57 "current efforts are entirely insufficient" on Catastrophic Warming
|Open thread for night owls: Too many of the people in Washington do not rep those who elected them
Blast from the Past . At Daily Kos on this date in 2014 — Texas legislature gives 1.5 million poor residents the finger :It's not enough just to ...
|SpiritSisters: Writing In Women's Voices. New diary series
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|Daily Kos Labor digest
A teacher at a Rhode Island charter school has been put on administrative leave after sending a ...
|Whoa: Former Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert indicted for lying to FBI, hiding transactions
Denny Hastert Did anyone see this coming? Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, a Republican who ...
|62 percent of Republicans still say Iraq War was the 'right thing' to do
This has to ...
|EPI: Government's state jobs report for April shows recovery still plodding
Click here and scroll briefly for an interactive version of this map.
|The War of Fog: Fox News complains that US military won't allow itself to kill more people
In its desire to fuel the RW need to "re-engage" a more complete war in Iraq, Fox News trolls for military insubordination and more collateral damage. Darn that over-regulated military chain of ...
|A herpes drug shows incredible promise in treating skin cancer, even advanced stages
Hope for skin cancer patients—but don't forget to take precautions in the sun Doctors and researchers are saying "virotherapy" ...
|Midday open thread: Is rent out of reach? Col. Graham retiring; Cubans not keen on Marco Rubio
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Introducing Louis 'Flash' Maltby :
|The Birth of The Armored Tank
By 1917, World War One was a stalemate. Both the Entente and the German armies were bloodied and exhausted. The development of the machine gun and the shrapnel artillery shell had given the ...
|Income inequality reflected in mental health statistics, according to new study
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control— Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009–2013 —confirms what common sense and the experts have long told us: The ...
|Politico talks pantsuits like it's not more of the same sexist double standard
Okay, okay, it's in Politico's gossip column, but ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Abraham Lincoln: the bond of human sympathy should unite all working people.
My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: "We must be together; our masters are joined together ...
|Could Jeb Bush's time on boards of corporations with legal troubles become a 2016 focus?
Busy, busy, busy. Ron Green at the Associated Press has taken a look at all the corporate and non-profit boards and advisory boards Jeb Bush has served on since he ...
|Jeb Bush takes a dig at Republican immigration flip-floppers
Jeb Bush Jeb Bush, facing a stiffer challenge than he may have expected in the Republican ...
|Pennsylvania paper apologizes for Memorial Day letter calling for execution of President Obama
'Divisive rhetoric', and so on.
|Cartoon: American exceptionalism
Click image to enlarge. This week, Ireland voted YES (by vast majority) for same-sex marriage in a ...
|Lawyers for the officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray want their trial moved out of Baltimore
While it's not surprising that the lawyers for the six officers accused of killing Freddie Gray want their trial moved out of ...
|How the hell can Ted Cruz support Texas flood relief after telling Hurricane Sandy victims to rot?
Ted Cruz There is just no way to square this circle. None whatsoever. After witnessing ...
|No, Sanders isn't gaining on Clinton, but that doesn't mean he hasn't won
He's already won. Believe it or not (I didn't at first), Hillary's primary poll ...
|Bernie Sanders is popular despite messy hair, and Politico is On It
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) It's kind of hilarious watching the ...
|FCC wants to expand internet fight with Republicans with broadband subsidies for the poor
They have the power. The ...
|Camera catches police wrestling pregnant black woman to the ground for no reason whatsoever
This is a terrible injustice. Dropping her daughter off for elementary school, Charlena Cook, eight months pregnant in Barstow, California, ended up being forcibly handcuffed and wrestled to the ...
|Obama's immigration plans are on hold as court battle continues
On Tuesday, a panel of judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift a hold and let President Obama's immigration reforms go forward while litigation continues, with Texas and 25 ...
|You're not going to believe what the Cleveland Police Union says is going to get officers killed
Cleveland Police Union President Steve Loomis Death by paperwork ? Officers ...
|The political peril of Supreme Court Obamacare case
Chief Justice John Roberts has a lot to think about these days. It's been clear for months that if the Supreme Court were to ...
|Question: if Sanders isn't 'serious', then neither are most GOP presidential wannabees
More popular than the jokers in the GOP side. Here is the ...
|U.S.-trained commander of elite Tajik force joins the Islamic State
When has U.S. military involvement in the Middle ...
|Time for Republican obsession with border security to catch up with immigration realities
Republicans say that before Congress can possibly think about passing immigration reform with a path to citizenship, the United States needs to secure the borders and perhaps even build a dang ...
|How gerrymandering cost Democrats the House in 2012: An interactive look at the Northeast
In 2012, Democratic House candidates earned more votes combined than Republicans did, but the Democratic Party still came nowhere close to reclaiming the chamber. Now, Democrats are faced with the ...
|Cartoon: Introducing Louis 'Flash' Maltby
READ Ruben Bolling's brand new book for kids, Alien Invasion in My Backyard: An EMU Club Adventure !FOLLOW @...
|Mitch McConnell's Patriot Act strategy leaves colleagues scratching their heads
The wheels fell of Mitch McConnell's claims of a new, ...
|Former New York Gov. George Pataki joins crowd of GOP 2016 also-rans
George Pataki They're coming thick and fast now. Just hours after Rick Santorum announced his presidential run,
|Daily Kos Radio is STILL UNDER REPAIR at 9 am ET!
It looks like the week is a wash for new episodes, since tomorrow was going to be another planned absence. So in a way, I guess this was a relatively good week to run into technical problems. ...
|Scott Walker: On The Solution To The Probe Rape Issue
An Open Letter To Wisconsin Women Dear Women Folk It has been brought to my intention that ultrasound requirements may involve unwanted intrusion into your lady parts. We have come to a ...
|Nebraskan lawmakers override Gov. Pete Ricketts's veto to abolish state death penalty
State Sen. Ernie Chambers finally won his 38-year battle to get Nebraska's death penalty repealed. With Wednesday's override vote in its one-house legislature, Nebraska ...
|Spotlight on green news & views: Shooting a black rhino for fun; extreme rainfall; protesting Shell
Check out OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs,
|“Documentary on ZERSETZEN – Spies, Lies, Threats”
Zersetzen was developed by the former East German secret police (the STASI ) to persecute dissidents. Today some of our own Spy Agencies (including Canada’s CSIS and the UK’s MI5 / MI6) are ...
|Anti-Hillary stunt backfires on Carly Fiorina
Carly Fiorina Carly Fiorina hoped ...
|Congratulations, graduates! Now, about your job prospects ...
This year's high school and college graduates don't face as dire an employment picture as graduates during and immediately after the recession, but that doesn't mean they've got it easy. According ...
|Rand Paul attacks Republican NeoCons "ISIS exists and grew stronger because of - hawks in our party"
Rand Paul blames 'hawks in our party' for Islamic State's rise By Nick Gass “ ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately , and most of those ...
|Midday open thread: Drug cartel builds CCTV network; 'clickbait' enters dictionary; microbead ban
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Reasonable measures :
|Independent Lens: the film "1971" reminds us of COINTELPRO and its abuses
In the Wikileaks age of PATRIOT Act and USAFREEDOM Act, it is important to remember how important patriotism has always been and what means are necessary. 1971 http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/...
|Cartoon: Les Beastiables -- Jeb Bushbaby
Les Beastiables ("Les Bez"): Beasties say the darnedest things! Today's Beastiable is Jeb Bushbaby. He's a bit dangerous because he seems to have prematurely announced he is running for President, ...
|Big media's sneering, dismissive coverage of Bernie Sanders is a plague on democracy
The media are more interested in ...
|Carly Fiorina seeks media attention by standing around outside Hillary Clinton event
Carly Fiorina Failed Hewlett-Packard CEO and third-tier Republican presidential ...
|Scott Walker: Mandatory ultrasounds are 'a cool thing'
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Here's Gov. Scott Walker trying to paint ...
|Hillary Clinton stuns the political media by listening to voters
While the political press corps moans about how ...
|Rand Paul previews GOP 2016 strategy, takes Hillary Clinton out of context on Benghazi
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Will "What difference, at this point, does it make" be the "You didn't build that" of 2016—an out-of-context sentence from a Democrat that Republicans think they can ...
|A Modern Tale of Ali Baba - Yaga
My name is Ali Baba - Yaga. I was born and raised in the United States of America. I am a second generation Persian American. I like describing myself as a Persian. There is more Glory and ...
|Open thread for night owls. Cole: Kaplan's call for renewed imperialism in Middle East is boneheaded
Let's have some more cakewalks, 'kay? Robert D. Kaplan recently wrote a piece (behind a paywall) saying it's time to bring imperialism back to the ...
|Sanders makes run official: If people 'fight back, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished'
In a speech peppered with introductory "brothers and sisters," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday made official his entry into the primary battle for the Democratic presidential nomination framed by ...
|The Ghost Of Tom Ridge Past?
As the "Patriot Act lies in the senate gasping for it's last breath; bomb threats breakout like mushrooms after a spring rain. "The Air Force scrambled fighter jets Monday to escort an Air France ...
| "tanks don't need visas"
Sabers get rattled everywhere with no sense of irony over the Prague Spring. Russia's military forces have begun a large exercise involving around 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, ...
|Obama's Shades of Grey in Iraq
The hawks are at it again. All the things we have heard before are coming back. Obama must do more. He is feckless. He has no strategy. He is scared to use American force. He does not believe in ...
|The Family Home - A State of the Union Address
A hypothetical: You are invited to a new friend's home for the first time. As you drive up, you see a large imposing gate with a guard house & three guards armed with assault weapons. They check ...
|I'm STILL a NonMor()on!
I dared once, to demand that my fake and phoney 'Membership' in the Moron and More-money Fraud-mafia and Murder-slave Vampire-Mafia Monkey-cult, be CANCELED. the following has been the result; for ...
|A Web of Blowback - The US in the ME: Part 1
65 years, >3T dollars, and an unimaginable web of blowback and unintended consequences. This image will be updated with Libya in the future. A primer: This series of diaries is intended to give a ...
|Swatting on Memorial Day: bored Daesh punks with cellphones
ABC News Videos Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Reports of Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say A Saudi Airlines flight from Saudi Arabia was also escorted to a remote ...
|Happy Memorial Day!
May 25, 2015 Do You Get It Yet? The Enemy In America Is John Q Public. "Police made arrests as demonstrators marched in downtown Oakland against the city's new get-tough policy for monitoring ...
|Falafel-Safe: gaming the Sunni/Shia nukes c/Israel as variable
A neoconservative hypothetical: What if Mecca and Karbala are nuked by their respective fundamentalists, noting that Israel could be a variable in this tip-for-tap exchange. Sidney Lumet and ...
|Aspects of Liberation
My Grandpa Avery was a soft spoken man. He stood 6-feet-2 with eyes so blue. He believed in honor and duty, too, and when he returned Home on the Battleship Texas from WWI, the family never heard a ...
|Obama and Human Trafficing
Respected voices among us have come to the conclusion that President Obama would desire tier three Malaysia, the hub of human trafficking, be included in the TPP without expecting that would make a ...
|In the wake of local police militarization, does the US need a (more) national police force
Like a National ID card , some items common to other Western democracies seem problematic to American exceptionalists, but given the rise in regional and local police violence against unarmed ...
|Hair On Fire, People!
It was late 2012, on a week day, about 5:00am. I’d just sent my husband out the door with his lunch and was brewing myself a cup of tea to enjoy in front of the odious "Morning Joe," when he ...
|The "Serious" Candidate Makes Some "WOW" Remarks on Climate Science
Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) said some pretty remarkable things while he was campaigning in New Hampshire. Pretty remarkable because it calls into question even the conversation that Climate ...
|Crank Up the Echo Chambers of 2006: More RW calls for new US ground war in the Levant
Yep, we need 10,000 to 20,000 more "necessary enablers" from a group created by the Bush administrations along with all that de-Baathification, awakening, and ...
|TONIGHT: Vigils across the nation to Sunset PATRIOT Act!
DailyKos was founded in a spirit of resistance to the Bush agenda. We have a chance this week to undo part of that legacy, and return us to a better and more constitutional path. Fight for the ...
|The Information Economy
Remember when what was left after most of it ran down Poppy Bush's leg said "...
|If the power grid goes down, blame utilities' war on solar
A large number of electric utilities across the country are famously engaged in a war against customer-owned solar . Using policy barriers, “standby” charges and other tactics, utilities from ...
|A nun, a house painter and a Vietnam vet walked out of prison
From The New Yorker, May 18, 2015: On May 16th, three Christian pacifists—Gregory Boertje-Obed, a sixty-year-old housepainter; Michael Walli, a Vietnam veteran in his early sixties; and Sister ...
|Bush CIA Deputy Director Admits We Were Lied Into Iraq War
(photo credit: G. Pisano) On Hardball tonight, Chris Matthews interviewed ex-CIA Deputy Director (and Acting Director) under George W. Bush, Michael Morrell. Here is a ...
|Cheney Thought Al Qaeda Was Bluffing
(illustration courtesy of Mad Magazine) In case you didn't yet know Cheney was recklessly incompetent. From firstlook.org : When presented with an actual terror threat – the one that ...
|The Danger is Real!
NAFTA has already proven to us the threat to American sovereignty posed by so-called "Free Trade Agreements" - this article gives just one concrete example of American laws being trampled by ...
|Occam's not-so-sharp Gray-hat Hackers
Chris Roberts may be trying to drum up more business for his security company but his hat seems not to be entirely entirely "white", as indicated in an earlier diary when he was earlier thrown off ...
|Marco...Polo, Marco....Pollo - Rubio's a chickenhawk for a new American century (of wars)
Marco simply does not have the "special skill set" of Liam Neeson in the Taken movies and is more an Adam Sandler in Waterboy. The GOP is now clearly the party more likely to ...
|The Vietnam War: After 40 Years
Today, 40 years after the American war in Vietnam ended in ignominious defeat, the traces of that terrible conflict are disappearing. Traveling through Vietnam during the latter half of April ...
|Lawrence S Wittner||05/18/2015||16|
|One More Clown,Lindsey Graham: "I'm running" because the world is falling apart
Sen. Lindsey Graham announced today on CBS this Morning that he is going to climb into the clown car June 1st. in the interview in revealed that he will be bringing his foreign policy skills along.
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