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|Open thread for night owls. Anthony Russo: a whistleblower on torture who should not be forgotten
When the news first came out that the United States had tortured suspected terrorists, there were three responses: Some Americans said, good, they deserved it; some were shocked and appalled; some ...
|An *impossible* music video game: I dare you to play...
In the past I've started Alphabet games, where everyone comes up with a band from a certain decade or genre that follows down the alphabet...and we've managed to do so without any problems. Tonight ...
|Black Kos presents: Reading Group: Thomas Sugrue's Sweet Land of Liberty- Introduction
Welcome to the first diary of this Black Kos-hosted Reading Group series. Of course, you don't have to be a member of Black Kos to join this discussion; it's open for anybody and the more, the ...
|Monday Murder Mystery: Jo Walton's Small Change Trilogy
Life is complicated. The older I get, the clearer that becomes. Sadly, everything else becomes less clear. Distinctions between good and bad, success and failure—they all get a little muddied. It ...
|Midday open thread: Dissing Charles Darwin; celebrating Jeff Davis; trying BP executive
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Privacy talk :
|Call These People, and Make Them Listen
Under the First Amendment, you have the right to petition your government to redress your grievances. Now would be a good time to do that. Today. According to public reports, the 18 Democratic ...
|Meet 'Dem' John Delaney, bidding to be the next Joe Lieberman
Rep. John Delaney (D-Doofus) Holy crap this guy is a doofus.
|Abbreviated pundit round-up: Now it's Hillary, Bernie, Martin; domestic spying corrodes democracy
Doyle McManus at the Los Angeles Times writes— Bernie Sanders: Why the guy who won't win matters : Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist who kicked off his presidential campaign on ...
|Echoes of 2008: Bernie draws big crowds; Camp Clinton says, "No worries"
|Open thread for night owls: Missing statistics make evaluating our criminal justice system harder
Matt Ford at The Atlantic writes The Missing Statistics of Criminal Justice : After Ferguson, a noticeable gap in criminal-justice statistics ...
|LGBT Literature: Stonewall
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
|Book Review: Dire Predictions 2nd Edition
Dire Predictions: understanding climate change By Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump DK Publishing, $ 25.00 US or ...
|Books So Bad They're Good: The Blue Blood Academic and the Lasso of Love
They’re fixing the gates at Smith College. Heaven knows they need them. The Grecourt Gates, named for the chateau ...
|Am I the only one? Any other undecided voters? A poll.
I read Daily Kos every day and every night. I see the *passionate* people support either Clinton or Sanders or O'Malley and the reasons that they give. I understand why each candidate gets the ...
|This week at progressive state blogs: Monica Wehby returns; Gov. LePage pretends on income tax
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 ...
|Spotlight on green news & views: Hot Alaska; Hot India; Hot Pacific; Doomsday clock adjusted
Red-Earred Slider. See Lenny Flank's photo diary . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention ...
|20 burning questions Fox News' Megyn Kelly should ask Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will break their silence with Fox News Megyn Kelly " next week ." Looks like America's best Christians, the beleaguered Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will come out of ...
|You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. Kansas City MO library parking garage (note all the banned titles!)
|Open thread for night owls: And now for a bit of feline delight
It's Friday, so forget politics for three minutes and watch these felines have a blast in a cardboard cat maze. Notice they can't even herd themselves. Best part after 2:05.
|Some people drive me nuts: A crohn's disease rant.
This is a rant...and it contains references to poop. So...if either is not your thing, please do not proceed.
|Books Go Boom! Evelyn Waugh's 'The Loved One'
The Loved One is a short satire with very sharp teeth. It is hilarious in that dry, mordant vein the British mine so well. I'm confident you'll enjoy The Loved One if you like sparkling prose, ...
|Martin O'Malley to Make an Announcement on Saturday
If you are in the Baltimore area on Saturday morning May 30, you can RSVP to attend Martin O'Malley's announcement at 10:00 am in Federal Hill Park. RSVP at http://omalleyannouncement....
|Midday open thread: Arctic ice at record low; Sandy victims blame Christie; Bush and the coal barons
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Mitch McConnell and Snuggly the Security Bear Beg to Spy :
|Those guys who boosted the 'surge' in Iraq? They're eager to do it again
Explosions in late 2014 variously described as an ISIL truck bomb or a U.S. airstrike in the town of Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border. ...
|Maryland (D) Rep John Delaney Thinks of Anti-TPP as "Tea Party of the Left"
Maryland Democrat John Delaney took to the Washington Post yesterday to make the argument that Democrats who are providing a "loud voice" on issues ...
|Some folks saw the Hastert news coming back in 2006
Let's go back to October of 2006 when it became known that Denny Hastert had inexplicably failed to act on numerous reports that GOP Rep. Mark Foley had been sexually harassing male House pages via ...
|Comedy classic game: Can you find one?
The other night I wrote a diary asking everyone to list their favorite childhood 45, one in which they wore out the needle on. A lot of people wrote in the comments section and shared their ...
|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 ...
|Write On! One Impossible Thing
Science fiction writer Jules Verne did not believe in impossible things. In each of his novels, he explained in loving detail how the marquee invention would work. Whether it was launching people ...
|EPI: Government's state jobs report for April shows recovery still plodding
Click here and scroll briefly for an interactive version of this map.
|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 :
|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 ...
|Self-publishing 101: 5 ways to get feedback on your book
A hearty thanks to James Wells for hosting the last SP 101 ! Before getting started, if you're in the Bellingham, WA area, I'll mention his book launch for The Great Symmetry at 7 pm this Saturday .
|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 ...
|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 ...
|"We didn't have enough processing power for women players in our videogame"
Sydney Leroux is apparently too hard to draw.
|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 ...
|Bookflurries-Bookchat: The Book I Didn’t Write
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. Last week at ...
|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,
|Midday open thread: Drug cartel builds CCTV network; 'clickbait' enters dictionary; microbead ban
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Reasonable measures :
|Big media's sneering, dismissive coverage of Bernie Sanders is a plague on democracy
The media are more interested in ...
|An Other Feminism: a review of Hilary Klein's book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories"
By Charlotte Maria Sáenz May 27, ...
|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 ...
|Comfort Makes Me Right: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
Copper, cotton and fool's gold beaten into mash, shoveled down maws of metal monkeys, greater than the sum of ribs, thumbs, and vertebrae. Acid leak squeals spray from split purple lips. Road ...
|Young People's Pavilion: Bedtime For Chickies
"To write a good young picture book ... You have to write with all the skill of an adult who understands words, rhythm, rhyme, character, and story and all the heart and soul of a child who ...
|The Book Bear||05/24/2015||1|
|Books So Bad They're Good: A Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Summer in Badbookistan
'Tis summer, and time for a middle aged woman's fancies to turn to thoughts of bad books. Not only bad books, of course. I picked up several excellent books at Kalamazoo last week, two of which I'...
|Which 48 Democrats Want to Privatize Outer Space?
Yesterday, the House passed the SPACE Act of 2015 (H.R. 2262), a bill designed to promote commercial space travel and exploration. Here is a summary of what the bill does: This bill is a ...
|Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees||05/22/2015||18|
|GFHC: German Genealogy #2
This diary continues where our Community’s suspended Friday “Open Thread” series leaves off…. What are you doing, genealogically speaking, this Memorial Day weekend? Some “tips” on ...
|Write On! Pacing
Hello, writers. Last week we talked about making time pass in a narrative. Now I’d like to talk about a related area, pacing. Pacing a story well means spending as little time as possible over ...
|Bookflurries-Bookchat: Driver, Follow That…Book!
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. It is necessary in ...
|Wonder What Bin Ladin Read in Bed?
Need to know what volumes were on Bin Ladin's bookshelf? Curious if his reading tastes were close to yours? Ever consider if what you read makes you who you are, or is who you are dictated by what ...
|MD-Sen: Donna Edwards (D) Goes After The Medicare Cuts In The TPP||poopdogcomedy||05/20/2015||6|
|Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 3rd Tuesday & Salute to a Friend
So, here I am, racing another deadline, though I've had a pretty good idea of what I was going to write about for at least a few days. As long as I've admired the work of poets I have the privilege ...
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