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Right-wing articles are very entertaining. Did you know that we won the Iraq War? I didn't. At least Bush won Iraq before Obama lost Iraq. I've discovered from reading right-wing sources ...
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Even before the Fall of Ramadi the GOP presidential candidates were foaming-at-the-mouth war hawks. It'll only get worse . The message itself is coming through clearly—at the “summit” of ...
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Would you lie the country into war? Order people tortured to death? Start wars while cutting taxes to the shamefully rich? Continue to trash the planet and fuck over its people? Push policies based ...
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|Jeffrey Sachs Weighs In: Why Fast Track Is A Dangerous Gift To Corporate Lobbies
Here's another prominent economist weighing in on why he objects to the Trans Pacific Partnership as well as it's European counterpart the TTIP (the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partneship) ...
|Someone Clue Me In Since I Didn't Get The Memo - Exactly When Does This Start To Be Embarassing?
It's a simple question and I just want to be in sync with everyone else. Unified and all that. You won't believe Hillary Clinton's spin on avoiding the press. I personally would appreciate an ...
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That was just the battery testing itself, right? That might be the question the 1% start to uneasily ask one another as evidence mounts that increasing numbers of the American working class are ...
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Senator Elizabeth Warren has noted that ISDS is a policy in the new TPP, and she, other lawmakers, environmentalists and human right activists object to ISDS for good reasons. The full name of ...
|Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse||05/17/2015||49|
|Don Quijones: “The Global Trade Corporatocracy Slams into Local Resistance”
[Diarist's Note: Wolf Street Publisher Wolf Richter has provided written, blanket authorization to the diarist to reproduce his blog's posts in their entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos ...
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Leading up to the 1968 Tet Offensive , the Pentagon tried to convince the American public that it was winning the war. General Bruce Palmer, Jr., one of Westmoreland's three Field Force ...
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There’s been a delivery of some new funky mirrors in the funhouse. Here’s an article in the New York Times that I am sure many will find alarming or then again, maybe not. The Right Baits the ...
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More gloves coming off in the ongoing TPP debate as the head of the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka came out yesterday with some clear and understandable language about where Labor stands and what they are ...
|Taibbi: “The Democratic Party Would Triangulate Its Own Mother”
As Gaius Publius noted in [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/10/1383864/--Gaius-Publius-Sanders-Raises-3-Million-in-Four-Days-Will-He-Split-the-Party his post here this past Sunday evening]… �
|A MUST-READ from Mark Bittman
titled No Justice, No ... Anything . As expect, he starts by writing about food, about talking about food. But as he makes clear, even as he returns to food again and again, the real issues are ...
|Epistles from Dumbf*ckistan
I wrote a diary the other day that apparently struck a nerve. It got passed around some on Twitter and FaceBook and you wouldn't believe the swarm of haters and trolls that swept into the diary to ...
|One Pissed Off Liberal||05/13/2015||284|
|The President's Unseemly Attacks On Progressives Defy Logic
Wow! President Obama is finally taking the gloves off and focusing like a laser on publicly demolishing his opponents in so far as he is able to without literally throwing tomatoes at them. Great ...
|NYT Mag’s “must-read”: “The Great Democratic Crack-Up of 2016,” w/ commentary from Markos
As many like to describe it, “Politics is a contact sport.” So, to say there already have been some major, full-dress, contact scrimmages within our own Party, of late, between the centrist/...
|Breaking: No Charges in the Police Execution of Tony Robinson
This about sums it up. #TonyRobinson 's mother leaves crying, distraught. "They murdered my son." Family, friends comfort her, urge calm. — Dan Simmons (@MadDanWSJ) May 12, ...
|Warren, DeBlasio & Stiglitz Reveal Liberal Manifesto "Rewriting the Rules" at 9am - Livestream
Wow! I just stumbled onto this - can't wait! Economist Joseph Stiglitz, along with Bill DeBlasio and Elizabeth Warren will reveal today a comprehensive plan to address wealth inequality that was ...
|David Dayen at Salon: The 10 Biggest Lies You've Been Told About The TPP
David Dayen does a pretty good job at deflating all of the administrations lies (yes, he boldly goes ahead and calls them that in his piece) concerning the benefits of the TPP. Here is the link: The ...
|Ceres: the big bright spots are made of smaller bright spots
Now that the Dawn spacecraft is closer to Ceres, we can see the bright spots more clearly, and they are composed of several smaller spots. The image above was taken on May 4, 2015 from a distance ...
|A Breathtakingly Immoral Plan
One of the largest humanitarian dramas on the planet is playing out in the waters off the coast of Libya. Thousands upon thousands of desperate refugees are risking their lives trying to cross the ...
|“Gaius Publius: Sanders Raises $3 Million in Four Days; Will He Split the Party?”
[Diarist’s Note: Gaius Publius has provided written authorization to the diarist to reproduce their posts in their entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community.] Here’s a reality-based ...
|2 or more generations of politicians in a family
is certainly a tradition we can well trace back to the Adams family, with the 2nd and 6th Presidents, to the Harrisons, with two presidents separated by a generation, and of course to the Bushes ...
|Could Oakland Become a Leader Against the Surveillance State?
Overview : Surveillance of oppressed groups and so-called undesirables has been a tenet of America's heritage. Slave patrols and infiltration made ...
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