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|Fun At The Movies- Tomorrowland
|food riots and food price volatility
|A Week in the Life of ACA Signups
I've been sending out these weekly digests to my mailing list for months now, but figured some here might be interested in it as well (and most of the compilation work is already done so what the ...
|Economic Inequality Illustrated
"The railroad tracks are covered at last," an editorial said. Not exactly. The railroad tracks were covered until they reached 125th Street - the beginning of Harlem. Moses had decided to ...
|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 ...
|Cost of getting sick in America - another casualty
Have to start with some background, growing up we were a middle class family and were not poor but were far from well off. Both parents worked full time factory jobs and by 2000 we owned a home and ...
|On Redemption and Change: How One Man's Story Inspires the Battle to Change Minds and Hearts
In a Columbia office building, one older lawyer discusses and debates the issues of the day with the vigor of a much younger man. You'll have to excuse South Carolina's Tom Turnipseed if it doesn'...
|A refreshing story on how things should work
An East Point man held a would-be carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to Atlanta police. Wait, but this sounds like just a RKBA story. Well, yes it could ...
|Pew poll: 75 percent of Republicans want their party to challenge Obama 'more often'
Not satisfied. According to a new Pew poll, the ...
|Harvey Milk and a Lesser Known Hero
Today is Harvey Milk Day, when we commemorate the birth of the first true gay activist, Harvey Milk, born on this date in 1930.
|The American Dialog
T he dialog of, the conversations we are attempting to have in this country have gotten so acrimonious, and ...
|Diversity Matters: Measuring It
This week, I explored a metric I used about a decade ago to measure diversity and its effects. Essentially, it seeks to solve the statistical problem of not having a good way to measure diversity ...
|Howdy Texas! Political News and Information that no Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn't need hindsight to know that invading Iraq was a tragically stupid decision as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff is pleasantly surprised to hear ...
|after 6 years, President Obama now has Twitter account & draws the usual haters
Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account. — President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015 Like idiots with twitter accounts think they can't be tracked ...
|DKos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Duggar; KS gov blows some more; Fight for $15 gets its hat tip
|The Tide is turning; Left catches up to the Right for the first time in Gallup history.
For the First time in Gallop records going back to 1999 the number of Social Liberals and Social conservatives is at a matching 31% Gallup had been polling social views since 1999 and had been ...
|Please Sign Onto The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his nationwide 'Contract with America', which he is calling " The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality ". Like Newt Gingrich's Contract With America, the ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Clarence Darrow Testifies Before the Commission on Industrial Relations
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
|Texas makes money by prosecuting truancy twice as much as all other states combined
It is so much quieter in school when no one's there. Texas appleseed released a report on Texas's truancy policy ...
|Rick Santorum blasts Fox News for limiting GOP debate to top ten candidates
The announcement that Fox News will be limiting the first Republican primary ...
|Big Pharma Really IS All About The Money
and to hell with sick people who actually NEED treatments...if they happen to be poor. Like me. As I diaried previously, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes on March 31 this year. I just made a ...
|Christian Family Group Employed Child Molester
I apologize for writing about such unmitigated click bait, but this is just too interesting to ignore. It is like some radical atheist wrote a skit meant to show the hypocrisy of the radical ...
|Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Angle of Repose Friday"
It's "Angle of Repose Friday" on The After Show You know, the angle in which a granular substance stays in place on a slope. Makes sense to us. An obscure government document proves Elizabeth ...
|Marriage Equality in Ireland
Today is an historic day in the Republic of Ireland as the Irish people go to the polls to decide whether to amend their constitution to provide for marriage equality. If, as expected, the vote is ...
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
Today, I'm just going to say, "Josh Duggar" over and over for one hour and fifty-two minutes. Then, Rosalyn MacGregor's Michigan update will fill the rest. Oh, wait. Greg. OK, Greg will ...
|Rasmussen biases polling on bias
Perhaps Rasmussen should ask its sample respondents whether they think the poll they're answering has a bias as well.
|Bad news on the vote in Ireland
The vote is over and the results are in. I'm afraid Ireland will not be going forward to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The second Eurovision heat was on Thursday and when the votes ...
|10% of the U.S. population is now enrolled in ACA-enabled healthcare coverage.
Cross-posted at ACASignups....
|Jumbled Thoughts; A Tired Mind in an Aching Body
I just finished 11 hours at work. In fact most days this week I have worked 10 or more. Monday I did 12. My body is rebelling and working on it's revenge. Apparently it has decided my ...
|Vox Poverty: I won the race to the bottom
I am very poor, and I live in a red state. I make eight bucks an hour and work thirty hours a week. Half my income goes to rent; I'm barely eating. I have very limited access to health care and at ...
|Kansas House Gives Secretary of State Kobach Prosecutorial Powers
The Kansas State House moved today to send legislation to Sam Brownback which would significantly increase the role of the Kansas Secretary of State. Kris Kobach, in earlier testimony to the house ...
|Cartoon: Crime and injustice
Click image for larger view. See more www.rebeccahendin.com Follow on Twitter @...
|Six Baltimore officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced that a grand jury has returned indictments for ...
|Ex-CIA briefer: Bush administration presented false 'intelligence' to the nation
No kidding. In the much-needed pile-...
|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 ...
|FDA Drug Safety Warning!!
FDA warns that SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes may result in a serious condition of too much acid in the blood "On May 15, 2015, FDA is warning that the type 2 diabetes medicines canagliflozin, ...
|DKos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Greg's headlines; living in the House; banning bans; SYG's worst
Greg Dworkin rounds up stories about Rand Paul'...
|A not-indicted Chris Christie says media owes him an apology
Hang on, we have to savor this for a while : Chris Christie says the ...
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
We've got a few stories to follow up on these days, so maybe it's time to check back in on them. I mean, it's not as if there's an entire industry dedicated to presenting new and interesting ...
|Open thread for night owls: 'History will allow clear judgments' on Iraq||Hunter||05/20/2015||70|
|TX Governor signs bill requiring direct 911 dialing
Good news from Texas for a change. For those not aware of this story it actually started in December 2013 when Kari Rene Hunt's estranged husband asked her to meet him in a hotel with their ...
|America's Dumbest Congressman: Bush would have never invaded Iraq if he knew Obama would screw it up||Hunter||05/20/2015||237|
|Sen. Ron Johnson: 'I'm not so sure I'm trusting President Obama' over Iranian leaders
I don't know how these people remember to keep breathing . Sen. ...
|DKos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Greg & Joan blast 'bad intel' BS; TPP shell game targets Medicare
We kicked off with a recap of the ...
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
It's Wednesday, and that's Joan McCarter day! No matter what Pinterest says ! Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here:
|UPDATED: GunFAIL proves too hot for Pinterest, but the backlash is even hotter
Yes, it's been a while since I've done a GunFAIL update here at Daily Kos. But no, I never stopped keeping records on accidental shootings, guns left behind in bathrooms, and the like. In fact, I ...
|Texas Gov. Greg Abbott does industry's bidding and signs state ban on local fracking bans
Two women await the results of a referendum banning fracking in Denton, Texas, last November. The city's ...
|Chris Christie invokes 9/11: 'You can't enjoy your civil liberties if you're in a coffin'
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes on civil liberties, domestic espionage, and ...
|Would Lindsey Graham have gone to war knowing 'what we know now'? He's not telling.
Lindsey Graham took to the airwaves yesterday to answer the _what we know now_ question himself. He turns in an ...
|Daily Kos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Luis Lang revisited; 'mistakes,' torture & media paralysis
Bristol Palin calls off her wedding! Also,
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
As usual, tons of good material to draw from. Only reality can intercede! And it will have a hard time doing so, since we'll be without Greg Dworkin this morning, even though he totally said he'd ...
|Four workers dead, 11 safety violations ... and a $99,000 fine?||Laura Clawson||05/18/2015||70|
|Marco Rubio positions himself as the president who will bring us our next war
Presidential contender Marco Rubio is trying his level best to bring back the glory days of the Project for the New American Century, aka The People Who Brought You The Iraq War. Are you the sort ...
|Daily Kos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Waco shootout; 2016 roundup; TN terrorist busted; ISIS raid
Three gangs face off in ...
|Sen. Lindsey Graham announces he'll be announcing a presidential run
In the best news any of us will hear all week, Sen. ...
|What we know now about Iraq we knew back then, too
Seeking to avoid the multi-day saga that Jeb Bush endured ...
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
It's Monday again. Back to the grind! No sooner have you wrapped up a biker weekend gun battle than it's once again "time to make the donuts." Same old, same old. Listen LIVE ...
|Link found between anti-abortion attitudes and sexism
And a few other things, too. ...
|Republican Austerity Kills. Literally
When I heard about the Amtrak train wreck outside of Philadelphia on Tuesday night my heart stopped for a few seconds. My son lives in Washington D.C. His girlfriend's family lives in NYC. I have ...
|To Ben Carson's fans, those 'gaffes' aren't gaffes||Hunter||05/16/2015||82|
|Scott Walker heads to Washington to pander to the 'religious' far right
Look, I'll hate whatever you tell me to. While Wisconsin Governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is a favorite among business leaders looking for favors and wealthy ...
|Boston Marathon bomber receives death penalty
Tsarnaev, in surveillance footage from the scene Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who with his brother planted two bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon that killed 3 people and injured over 260 others,
|DKos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Greg & Armando handicap 2016; TPP; cops & cams; Gimmetarian jerk
White-on-white crime shocker leads ...
|Republican presidential candidates make traditional pilgrimage to seek 'evangelical' blessing
I'm right here! What more do you want of me?
|Austin city manager holds bizarre training session on how to deal with female-dominated city council
Female city council members asking too many questions, as females do. Residents of Austin, Texas recently elected several women to the city council. For the first time in the history of Austin, the ...
|Texas AG Ken Paxton refuses to say whether state will defy SCOTUS on marriage equality
If you've been following the record-breaking flurry of anti-LGBT bills being filed by Republicans in the Texas legislature, you probably know about HB 4105, introduced by Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr. (R-...
|Good Morning Texas! News and Political Information That No Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance is busy designing its own TexMoji as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff is busy popping popcorn so as to fully enjoy the Jonathan Stickland soap opera. ...
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- Yes, that's click bait. But Selma's anniversary has had me reflecting a lot these days on my racist background. You see, I grew up in a horribly racist household. When I was in my early thirties, ...39 comments 116 Recs
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