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|[Poll] Would you rather have Michael Brown or Josh Duggar as a son?
This is a push poll. I will include two quotes by Mike Huckabee for you to read before you answer: Huckabee on Michael Brown: It's a tragedy that the young man got shot, but this is a young man ...
|Our elected representatives are being treated like fools with TPP. We are, too, by extension...
There is a role for secret negotiations, at times. There is a time for discretion. Usually this crops up in foreign affairs, and usually to do with national security. Sometimes, for peace to occur, ...
|"America" will win with TPP, American workers will lose with TPP (or...the GDP is a lie)
Absent an actual policy to discuss, we're all in the strange situation today of treating the major economic policy of our time as some phantom fog. The best we can do, perhaps, is to view it as no ...
|Hey, TPP "fast-track" critics, please be fair and hear us out...
Listen up: I know you all care about "policy" and "decisions" and "consequences" but... Put a brick on your car's accelerator pedal. C'mon, do it. Do it. Trust us. Yes, yes, you're blindfolded . ...
|Hillary Clinton Leads All Democrats on Immigration Policy
My diary on my support for Bernie Sanders was on the recommended list for nearly the whole weekend. But I've noticed that the diary on Hillary Clinton's benchmark-setting stance on immigration ...
|Bernie Sanders is not running against Hillary Clinton, he's running for us...
I am 100% in for Bernie Sanders' campaign for the Democratic Party nomination, and for president. For the longest time, Bernie Sanders has represented my viewpoint on policy and my viewpoint on good ...
|"Kissinger is a friend, and I relied on his counsel..."
Ummm... Kissinger is a friend, and I relied on his counsel when I served as secretary of state. He checked in with me regularly, sharing astute observations about foreign leaders and sending me ...
|The United States should attack ISIS immediately, and not wait for them to attack Irbil
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danhodges/100282699/isiss-slaughter-of-the-yazidi-is-a-new-rwanda-happening-before-our-eyes/ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28687329 http://www....
|Note the lack of an asterisk on the POW★MIA flag
I don't see an asterisk anywhere! I'd love to write more, but good writing is about necessity, and there's little more to say to make the point.
|Ukraine: Open Thread
I guess it just seems odd to me that we have dozens of open threads handed off, one person to another, when a natural disaster strikes or when Syria threatens to boil over. But in this instance -- ...
|I was for the filibuster rule just undone by Harry Reid
Short diary, should perhaps be a comment (most of it was a comment!), but whatever...I have a quick point/clarification to make -- one seemingly lacking for the current conversation -- that I think ...
|It's that time again: Strengthening Social Security (the CRS's fiscally-vetted, catfood-free plan)
(This is a repost of a diary I wrote in April 2012, and then reposted in December 2012. It's sadly still relevant (again), even though Social Security shouldn't be a part of the fiscal/budget ...
|Guilty Obstructionist Party: They ALL did this / Proper governance, in 2015, if you want it.
Over the next week we will see various fictional "moderate" Republicans attempt to flee the consequences of their party's catastrophic actions. "It wasn't me", they will cry, "I am appalled", they ...
|Candidate for Va. Gov., Ken Cuccinelli, runs away from photos with Ted Cruz, but toward his ideas...
So, another telling sign that Republican Ted Cruz's antics (even though they're clearly supported by Republican Party, as we can see by the GOP's real-world actions) are viewed as electorally toxic, ...
|Cruz admits to playing politics with the debt ceiling. GOP economic platform now shutdown/default.
Following the proven, evidence-based revelation of the GOP plot for a shutdown in this letter: [The plot] articulated a take-no-prisoners legislative strategy that had long percolated in ...
|President Barack Obama must place a guinea pig on his head...
So, we're here again. The President refused to listen to my advice back in May back when Benghazi TM flared up. But now there's this shutdown crisis, and the debt ceiling crisis to follow. Given Rep.
|n., coup d'é-tat (ku deɪˈtɑz, -ˈtɑ)
I can't believe this even needs saying, but across the spectrum of cable and print news there seems to be an increasing reluctance -- brought about by a perhaps well-intentioned, doubtlessly intense ...
|Paula Deen: What is forgiveness? What does progress look like?
Over the past few weeks, Celebrity chef Paula Deen's downfall has been complete and seemingly irreversible. Based on a deposition in which she admitted using the word "nigger" decades ago in ...
|Security vs. Privacy -- we're only invoking our right to know enough to decide
The PATRIOT Act was an awful idea, one that most of us decried at the time. The PATRIOT Act is what allows the sort of nonsense recently brought to light again (this is not the first time, we've ...
|President Barack Obama must place a guinea pig on his head...
I know what you're thinking: "Don't give in to the GOP's attacks, don't give an inch..." Believe me: I, too, wish it weren't so. President Obama wasn't actually involved in any of the "scandals",
|Benghazi emails released. They are a free tool to reach Taoist perfection; use them. (Link to PDF).
Emails related to the talking points on Benghazi have been released, en masse , by the administration. (And, as an aside, of course it's a "scandal" about talking points for the Sunday talkfests, ...
|Obama to nominate former telecom and cable television lobbyist Tom Wheeler to head FCC
Unwelcome, but unsurprising, news: President Obama on Wednesday will nominate Tom Wheeler, a former telecom industry lobbyist, to head the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a White House ...
|Newt Gingrich is an Opportunistic Hypocrite, Vol. 12,859
Newt Gingrich writes, in a Human Events column dated 2/20/13: I am unalterably opposed to a bunch of billionaires financing a boss to pick candidates in 50 states. This is the opposite of the ...
|Poll: Will Chained CPI for Social Security Benefit Calculation Get Passed Before December 31, 2013?
Yes, this is the thinnest diary of all time. It's because it's a poll. Daily Kos 4 (5? Which one is this? I mean the next one...) should have a separate poll feed or some such mechanism -- it would ...
|Ari Fleischer Forgets About Iran-Contra, Again
Ari Fleischer occasionally likes to pose as a man who values comity and respect in partisan politics. But that, naturally, is a self-authored fiction. So, ungracious as we'd expect, Fleischer ...
|Intra-Party Spat (Or Deal For Votes?) Leads GOP To Cancel Sandy Relief Vote - Live Updated Reactions
Politico : House Republicans abruptly pulled the plug Tuesday night on their promise to take up this week an emergency supplemental disaster aid bill for Northeast states damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
|LaPierre's NRA was already so crazy back in 1995 that George H. W. Bush resigned his membership
Just a quick notation, a short addition to the corpus of our collective knowledge on this subject. The NRA has not taken a recent turn for the crazy. Their leadership has not drifted into some sort ...
|A Triptych of Excerpts from Jennifer Rubin's (!) Denunciation of the GOP's Governance
Jennifer Rubin. That innocent crusader of the Romney Campaign. Down in the foxhole with Peggy Noonan and Dick Morris (who, sidenote, is literally the top result for a Google search for "always wrong ...
|Boehnergan's Wake - A Limerick/Haiku Contest!
Well, this level of /schadenfreude/ calls for a limerick contest, doesn't it? I have my doubts, but maybe one of you can beat my entry: Speaker Boehner proposed "Plan B". It was scuttled by the GOP.
|Strengthening Social Security (the CRS's Non-Tom Friedman/Barack Obama/Nancy Pelosi Plan)
(This is a repost of a diary I wrote last April. It's sadly still relevant, even though Social Security shouldn't be a part of the so-called "fiscal cliff" negotiations at all, since the program has ...
|Medicaid is the largest payer of mental health services in the USA, the GOP wants to decimate it...
In the aftermath of the Newtown, CT school shooting, many Republicans on the talking head circuit pivoting away from calls for gun-related legislation. When pressed for solutions to the crisis of ...
One of these people flopped a 2 and 7, off-suit, and is all-in... So the newest beltway scuttlebutt is that the top marginal rates will be raised to only 37%, as opposed to the 39.6% Clinton era ...
|NYT: "Hostess and Bakers Union Agree to Mediation"
Good news for Hostess workers: Pushed by a bankruptcy judge eager to save thousands of jobs, Hostess Brands and one of its biggest unions agreed to mediation on Monday, in a last-ditch effort to ...
|Senator John McCain: "Rice is a great American success story. This is what America is all about."
Oh, wait, that quote is about former National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, in defense of her position of Secretary of State, not Susan Rice. About Condoleezza Rice, who presided over the ...
|Short Diary. One Question. The "Fiscal Cliff" vs. the "Grand Bargain".
How come the "fiscal cliff" budget cuts would damage the economy so catastrophically, but the "grand bargain" budget cuts would magically grow the economy? Maybe there's a good answer? If there's ...
|RedState's Final Break from Reality: Obamacare Edition
Short diary, and really just another brief note in the ongoing post-election saga of RedState's front pagers making their final clean break from reality in order to preserve their evolved business ...
|Chris Christie on Climate Change
First of all, GOTV tomorrow for Obama. Your own vote, your family's vote, your neighbors' votes, whatever. No election eve diary should go without that exhortation. Second, just out of curiosity ...
|Job Vacancy: Bain Capital LLC, CEO 1999-2002
Company: Bain Capital LLC (Boston, Massachusetts) Position: Chief Executive Officer, Owner, Sole Shareholder Start Date: Immediately, 13 years ago. Due to the recent retroactive retirement of its ...
|Funding Social Security (the Non-Tom Friedman Plan)
We can fund Social Security. We don't need to cut benefits for anyone. We don't need to cap benefits for anyone. From " Social Security: Raising or Eliminating the Taxable Earnings Base ", a ...
|Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)
You can find his Vanity Fair ...
|The State of the "Fighting Speech"
A danger in comparing President Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency to President Obama's is that we often "Reaganize" FDR; collapsing his presidency into a singularity and ignoring the wavering ...
|William Kristol inexplicably compares Gov. Chris Christie to the Antichrist
In the William Kristol editorial criticizing the participants of Thursday night's GOP debate, he played off a ...
|Bloomberg News Analysts (Roubini, Ritholtz, Truglia, etc.) Liveblog re: S&P Downgrade
Prior to when I tuned in, Nouriel Roubini was interviewed by Bloomberg on the downgrade in this piece you can stream from Bloomberg.com. This is a decent overview if you want to watch instead of ...
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