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Job Growth: Where it Is. Where it Isn’t. Why it Matters.
US counties with a net job loss since the nationwide recovery began five years ago. The data was provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It includes the total number of workers in ...
Mark Lippman 05/26/2015 18
NE-Gov Vetos Death Penalty Repeal Bill
Governor Pete Ricketts (R-Nebr.) today vetoed LB-268 , the bill introduced by state senator Ernie Chambers to repeal the death penalty. LB-268 passed its final reading with a coalition of ...
Village Vet 05/26/2015 14
NH-Sen: Planned Parenthood & Other Goups Slam Kelly Ayotte's (R) Sham OTC Birth Control Bill
So last week, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R. NH) and Cory "Personhood" Gardner (R. CO) introduced a new over the counter birth control bill: http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2015/05/21/sen-cory-
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 10
Stop Calling TPP A Trade Agreement - It Isn't
This is a message to activists trying to fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Stop calling the TPP a "trade" agreement. TPP is a corporate/investor rights agreement, not a "trade" agreement. "...
davej 05/26/2015 10
Daily Kos Labor digest
This is just a great deep dive on how restaurants in the Bay Area are adapting to minimum wage increases .
Laura Clawson 05/26/2015 1
Financial Engineering Shuts Down PennySaverUSA
Hundreds of PennySaverUSA employees were suddenly left twisting in economic uncertainty over the Memorial Day holiday as financial engineering executives at OpenGate Capital ignored federal labor ...
lawscout 05/26/2015 13
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile: Reader/lurker survey, with poll
Thoughts about Black Kos, (with a poll) Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez After reading and responding to many of the detailed and thoughtful comments, in " How ...
Black Kos 05/26/2015 224
Jim Bob Duggar during his 2002 #ARSen campaign: incest and rape worthy of death
Today, we have received word that during former Arkansas State Representative Jim Bob Duggar's 2002 US Senate GOP primary run,
JGibson 05/26/2015 30
Hellraisers Journal: Robert Uhlich, Leader of Trinidad Coal Miners Acquitted of Murder in Colorado
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/26/2015 2
So did that reallocation thing ever get worked out?
Remember back in January when the Republicans banned Social Security reallocation in their new rules legislation? Remember how that was going to cut the income of people on Social Security ...
Moody Loner 05/26/2015 35
AL-Sen: CREDO Action Goes After Richard Shelby's (R) Wall Street Wish List Bill
Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: The Republican head of the Senate banking ...
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 2
NV-Sen: Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Calls On Congress To Pass The Every Child Deserves A Family Act
Received this e-mail today from former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto's (D. NV) U.S. Senate campaign:
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 1
PA-Sen: Pat Toomey (R) Votes Against Seniors, Jobs, Training Our Workforce & Consumer Protection
Received this e-mail today from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign:
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 5
AZ-Sen: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) Jumps Into The Race To Win John McCain's (R) Senate Seat
Things just got a whole lot more exciting in the Arizona U.S. Senate Race: http://atr.rollcall.com/ann-kirkpatrick-to-challenge-john-mccain-in-arizona-senate/
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 9
The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays"
"Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays" on The After Show means only one thing, it's Tuesday. You've been warned. There is a secret history of Memorial Day; a Texas GOP Big Man wanted to punch out another ...
justiceputnam 05/26/2015 1
TPP is in trouble, thanks to public outcry /Updated with Action
Mark Weisbrot , writing at Aljazeera is of the opinion that the public discussion of the TPP has been much more robust than discussion of NAFTA had ever been. And that ...
VL Baker 05/26/2015 132
The Photo that Changed History
Did you know that sometimes photographs have the power to help change the course of a labor struggle? That is what happened on this day in Labor History, the year was 1937. Detroit News ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/26/2015 6
Gaius Publius: “Hillary, TPP, the World of Money, and the Center for American Progress”
[ Diarist's Note: Gaius Publius has provided written authorization to the diarist to republish their work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community. On a related topic, and of ...
bobswern 05/26/2015 198
Why don't poor people just get jobs? Because they already did.
The contrast between hardworking Americans and shiftless, lazy, poor people is a favorite of Republicans as they try to cut safety net ...
Laura Clawson 05/25/2015 48
TPP Human Trafficking Bill Passes As Malaysia Discovers Migrant Workers Grave Sites
Mass graves highly thought to be those of migrant workers were found in Malaysia days after an amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority prohibiting human trafficking, child and slave labor, passed ...
Stephen Benavides 05/25/2015 130
Hellraisers Journal: Mary R. Alspaugh: "The United Mine Workers of Colorado are starving today."
The capitalist class is always on strike against the working class. -Mary R Alspaugh ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Tuesday May 25, 1915 From ...
JayRaye 05/25/2015 4
Teachers of the Year tell us what's holding students back and where they'd spend education money
President Obama with 2015 teacher of the year Shanna Peeples. Every year, each state chooses its teacher of the year. This year, the Council of Chief State School Officers and ...
Laura Clawson 05/25/2015 44
GOP Latino Outreach Parody
Republicans need to reach out to the strength of the Latino vote in 2016, but they don't always hit the mark when it comes to the message. https://youtu.be/N1u7qhXYnE0 Although this is a ...
chex 05/25/2015 6
U.S. is paying the price for not investing in trains, and it's stupid
House Speaker John Boehner may think it's "stupid" to suggest that the recent fatal Amtrak crash had anything to do with lack of funding, but the evidence ...
Laura Clawson 05/25/2015 109
Imaginings Roll Out!
Over the next six weeks, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture   (where I have the honor of serving as Chief Policy Wonk) Cultural Agents will host Imaginings in 15 different towns and cities across ...
arlenegoldbard 05/25/2015 1
Philip Murray
“Unions were created to make living conditions just a little better than they were before they were created, and the union that does not manifest that kind of interest in human beings cannot endure.
The Rick Smith Show 05/25/2015 3
When American troops were welcomed and remembered
with love and honor can be seen in a a piece in today's Washington Post titled Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten. It is about an American cemetery in ...
teacherken 05/25/2015 5
The Justice Department on Netroots Radio Presents: "The Streets of His Soldier Mind"
Follow @...
justiceputnam 05/24/2015 1
Aussie cops raid stoner's home, post his to-do list on twitter.
found on CNN Essentially, the police raided - actually raid is too strong: they executed a search warrant with no report of theatrics - this man's house and found this and posted it. It was ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/24/2015 24
"Black People Had War Declared on Them By Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf."
On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, in response to window breaking during ...
jpmassar 05/24/2015 29
$15 minimum wage in L.A. is great. But it was only necessary because a Democratic Congress blew it
If national Democrats had done their job, ...
Ian Reifowitz 05/24/2015 113
Hellraisers Journal: Labor Editor of Chicago Denounces Upcoming Convention of Industrial Unionists
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/24/2015 8
UPDATED: PERSONAL: Here's why I reacted so strongly to the "Attorney Chad" incident.
About a week ago, I posted an off-topic entry called "Attorney Chad" is about to have a really bad weekend. It appears that after the tragic Amtrak derailment a couple of weeks ago, a Philadelphia-...
Brainwrap 05/24/2015 46
Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War
Is the title of this post by someone named Jim Wright, which I think you will want to read. It is a totally brutal putdown of the likes of Mitt Romney and John McCain, of the neocons who pushed us ...
teacherken 05/24/2015 47
An image of Hillary Clinton that might surprise you
appears on p. 158 of the new book by former CIA #2 Michael Morrell, a book titled The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Against Terrorism From Al Qaeda to ISIS . It is in the context of the planning ...
teacherken 05/24/2015 273
Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce
Years ago, when my career depended on my being so much better at what I did than were the men I worked with, and my willingness to work twice as hard for 60.2 percent ...
Susan Grigsby 05/24/2015 119
Building The Eighth Wonder of the World
On this day in Labor History the year was 1883. The “eighth wonder of the world, the Brooklyn Bridge opened for traffic. 600 men worked on the project, which took 14 years to complete. Between ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/24/2015 3
This week in the war on workers: Who gets the benefits of trade deals?
The Senate advanced fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday.
Laura Clawson 05/23/2015 60
Texas anti-union bill dies - Yay!
This item in the Austin American Statesman. "Labor won a rare Texas victory Saturday, with the House Republican carrying an anti-union bill declaring it dead. Byron Cook, the Corsicana Republican ...
johnatx 05/23/2015 16
Texas Republicans Deny Minimum Wage Increase to Millions
Texas’ House Joint Resolution 26, which would have allowed for a state-wide referendum on increasing the state minimum wage to $10.10, was defeated by Republicans in the Texas House on May 14, 2015.
Stephen Benavides 05/23/2015 8
Hellraisers Journal: Joe Hill is "a true soldier in the army of labor," ready to die for the cause.
He's in their dungeon, dark and grim; He stood by us, we'll stand by him! -Ralph Chaplin ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sunday May 23, 1915 ...
JayRaye 05/23/2015 8
How many minimum wage hours would you have to work to afford rent in your state?
Click map to enlarge Minimum wage increases passed by cities and states around the country are great news for low-...
Laura Clawson 05/23/2015 68
Bernie Sanders is for AMERICA
I’m fixing to deal with some grown up truth right now and I’d appreciate it if you’d hear me out. Bernie Sanders Bernie ...
StewartAcuff 05/23/2015 116
Senate Blocks Renewal of Patriot Act Provisions
Last night, after a series of votes related to amendments and final passage of the Trade Promotion Authority, the Senate moved on to consider NSA-related legislation. First up was the USA FREEDOM ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/23/2015 12
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A number with various connotation, none of which are relevant to this reflection. In this case it is merely a measure of longevity in years. My longevity. I can turn to my Facebook page as the ...
teacherken 05/23/2015 14
Senate Passes Fast-Track Bill 62-37. Which 14 Dems Voted Yes?
The Senate just voted to pass Trade Promotion Authority (fast-track) ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/22/2015 22
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
Fire the Liar? Rahm's schools CEO claims residency in two states
In October 2012, the Chicago Board of Education voted to hire Barbara Byrd-Bennett as the school system's "Chief Executive Officer" following the dumping of Jean-Claude Brizard. The ...
Hyde Park Johnny 05/22/2015 9
When is a police dog a canary in a coal mine?
When marijuana starts getting relegalized. Pot Legalization Casualties: Oregon Drug Dogs Get the Pink Slip As Oregon prepares for the advent of legal marijuana beginning July 1, there are already ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/22/2015 20
For a Brooklyn Woman with ALS, Social Security is Elusive
Hi, friends. There are, like, eight other posts that I’ve been drafting, but this is a way more pressing matter. It is a call to action and a call for help. I mentioned in my last post that I ...
lulufogarty 05/21/2015 11
HI-Sen: Brian Schatz (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPA
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D. HI), who has been an adamant opponent of the TPP, is now focusing on stopping the TPA:
poopdogcomedy 05/21/2015 3
Daily Kos Labor digest
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to buy votes for his anti-worker agenda .
Laura Clawson 05/21/2015 3
IL-Sen: Mark Kirk (R) Gets His Facts Wrong Regarding Nelson Mandela & South Africa's Nuclear Program
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R. IL) has been pushing his Iran Sanctions Bill which would greatly undermine President Obama's negotiations with Iran: http://www.niacouncil.org/much-more-is-needed-from-...
poopdogcomedy 05/21/2015 3
Hellraisers Journal: Socialist Preachers Forced to Stifle Themselves For Fear of Landlord's Ire.
Definition of Socialism from the Socialist Party of Oklahoma: Collective ownership and democratic management of things collectively used and private ownership of things privately used. ```````````
JayRaye 05/21/2015 3
If Hillary Clinton isn't talking to reporters, who should she be listening to?
Some enterprising reporters have moved on, as New ...
Laura Clawson 05/21/2015 133
Justin Amash and John Lewis Lead 58 Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter Calling for Real NSA Reform
Yesterday, Republican Justin Amash (MI-03) and Democrat John Lewis (GA-05) as well as 58 of their colleagues sent a letter to the Senate calling on them to pass real NSA reform as opposed to the ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/21/2015 2
House Passes Bill to Gut Science & Research Funding
Yesterday, in addition to passing a deficit-funded corporate tax break for R&D, the House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 , a funding bill for federal scientific programs ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/21/2015 18
Monty Python and The Holy Grail as you have never seen it before
This is worth the 155 seconds it takes to watch, if for no other reason than it will bring a smile to your face. A friend once told me that the secret of Monty Python's success was that the ...
Chris Bowers 05/20/2015 137
Which 37 House Dems Say Deficits Don't Matter When It Comes to Corporate Tax Breaks?
As we all know, Republicans only care about deficits when it comes to spending that benefits working- and middle-class Americans. When it comes to corporate tax breaks, they couldn't care less about ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/20/2015 6
CA-Sen: Watch Kamala Harris (D) Rock The California Democratic Party Convention
Received this e-mail today from Attorney General Kamala Harris' (D. CA) U.S. Senate campaign:
poopdogcomedy 05/20/2015 8
McDonald's can't ignore worker protests before shareholder meeting
Laura Clawson 05/20/2015 15
MD-Sen: Donna Edwards (D) Goes After The Medicare Cuts In The TPP
poopdogcomedy 05/20/2015 6
House Passes Bill That Undermines Its Ability to Do Its Own Job
Yesterday, the House passed its FY 2016 appropriations bill for the Legislative Branch. Since taking control of the House in 2010, Republicans in Congress have succeeded at cutting the funding for ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/20/2015 9
Let The Public Read The Completed Parts Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership
The president says the pubic can’t see the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it is still being negotiated. So let us see the parts that are not still being negotiated.
davej 05/19/2015 4
Thirteen Things I Learned in Iran
[This piece originally appeared at Huffington Post .] Istanbul, Turkey - I just experienced the blessing of visiting Iran for the first time. Here are some things I learned. 1. If you are visiting ...
Robert Naiman 05/16/2015 129
Bernie Sanders and 17 Democrats Urge Obama to Make the Government a "Model Employer"
Yesterday, a group of 18 senators, led by Bernie Sanders, wrote a letter to the president urging him to heed the calls of the growing Fight for $15 movement and use his executive power to make the ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/16/2015 30
Which 41 Democrats Just Voted to Allow the Pentagon to Bypass Sequestration Caps?
Earlier today, I wrote on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment votes that the House took yesterday. Today, the House finished the amendment votes and then voted on the final bill.
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/15/2015 10
House Votes to Keep Gitmo Open Indefinitely. Which Dems Said "Viva la Cárcel"?
Yesterday, the House started voting on amendments to the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I am going to highlight the amendments on which the Democratic caucus split. On Mo ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/15/2015 3
How the Jeb Iraq Q Sanitizes the Iraq Debacle
I really like Greg Sargent's take on how the Iraq Q is sanitizing the runup to the Iraq Debacle, for everyone but Jeb. and that's not right. Sargent writes: Jeb’s contortions make good fodder ...
Armando 05/14/2015 9
Which 13 Democrats Just Voted for Cloture on Fast-Track?
After party leaders negotiated a deal that would allow for a vote on a trade enforcement bill, the Senate took a cloture vote to proceed with debate on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or "fast-...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/14/2015 386
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 ...
teacherken 05/13/2015 8
The House Passed Watered-Down NSA "Reform." These 41 Democrats Wanted Real Reform.
Today, the House voted to pass the USA FREEDOM (Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring) Act of 2015, a watered-down version of NSA ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/13/2015 10
Which 24 Democrats Just Voted to Hobble Clean Water Regulations?
Yesterday, House Republicans did one of their favorite things: attack the EPA. They did this in the form of the so-called "Regulatory Integrity Protection Act," a bill that would overturn an EPA ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/13/2015 7

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