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|In weekly address, Obama asks Senate to pass USA Freedom Act
President Obama used this week's video address to ask the Senate to quickly pass the USA Freedom Act, a revised but still controversial renewal of some of the now-expiring provisions of the ...
|ArtKos: Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.511
Hello again painting fans.
|This week in science: from icy worlds to warm-blooded dinos
Images of Pluto returned by New Horizons. Click image for background on mission This week more images of Pluto were released by the New ...
|Gaius Publius: “Sinking the Sanders Campaign Beneath a Wave of Silence”
|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: For the GOP, the hits keep coming
LA Times on the effort to curtail personal vaccine exemptions in CA: The vaccination debate has reached fever pitch. Legislation has passed in the state Senate that would do away with the "personal ...
|The Sepp Blatter Saga: Best Utter Nonsense Competition Winner Of The Day
It's all the fault of the US btw On Friday, Blatter defied critics and his opponents within Fifa to secure a fifth term at the helm, and vowed to fix things. He said: “Starting tomorrow … I’m ...
|An Experiment With Writing Styles
ifiwritewithoutanycapializationorpunctuationorspacesbetweenwordsitmightbealittlehardertoread sincethosethingscapitalizationandpunctuationandspacesbetweenwordsandspacesbetween ...
|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.
|Asperger's Syndrome is a blessing if the system provides us resources
Hey everyone!! I have made it through the toughest stages of therapy and I feel so empowered to make a difference.
|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, ...
|Still no charges for Cleveland Police nearly seven months after killing Tanisha Anderson
Tanisha Anderson “They killed my sister,” Joell Anderson, Tanisha’s 40-year-old brother said as he fought back tears. “I watched it.” Suffering a mental health breakdown on the evening ...
|Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Words of Wisdom for 2015 Grads "You're stepping into a world that's, well, pretty rough. It's pretty chaotic, pretty divisive. You've got climate change, you've ...
|Bill in Portland Maine||05/29/2015||149|
|It Only Takes One: Get Ready for Hurricane Season
Are you ready for hurricane season? Monday is June 1 (how'd that happen?) and the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic basin. It's only May and we've already seen one tropical storm-- Ana ...
|Cartoon: Urgent government recalls
Click to enlarge The massive recall of cars with exploding airbags got me thinking about other things that are ...
|Heat Waves, Floods, Forest Fires -- Just another Day in the Post-Industrial Neighborhood
I wonder if future generations -- assuming they survive -- will look back and call this generation: The Golden Age of Fossil Fools ...? Or perhaps the " Era of Hopeless Cynicism " will stamp this ...
|Ben Carson may be running for president, but he still gets $40,000 per speech
The news that Ben ...
|What if Michelle Obama Ran Against Hillary Clinton?
Hillary Clinton vs Michelle Obama, 2016? Of course not. Don't be ridiculous. There is a bit of internet chatter about the idea and its coming from more than one direction.
|Report: Hastert was paying man to keep quiet about sexual abuse dating from Hastert's teaching days
Denny Hastert A new report ...
|The Discredited Gay Equality Study and the Smell Test
Humanity has always had a problem with reality. We have a problem with seeing things the way we want to see them, rather than how they actually are. Case in point -- Iraq, where right-wingers and "...
|If Only Bernie Would Do Some Crazy Sh1t..
You know rather than speaking logically and truthfully to the average American Why cant he just stand up and get some nut-case conspiracy all of his own, then the MSM would know just what to do. ...
|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 :
|Judge disqualifies all 250 prosecutors in Orange County, CA because of widespread corruption
Between San Diego and Los Angeles is Orange County, California. With more than 3 million residents, it's larger than 21 states. If Orange County were a separate country, its economy would be the ...
|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. ...
|Federal appeals court strikes down Idaho's 20-week abortion ban||Joan McCarter||05/29/2015||23|
|'Patriots' hold cartoon contest in front of Arizona mosque
I see we're still ignoring the Waco murders to focus on "cartoon contests." You can draw your own conclusions as to why a bunch of fourth-tier patriots have decided that drawing pictures of ...
|Republicans still no closer to saving their own asses on Obamacare
Have fun with this, guys. We've just got one more ...
|Climate change conferences sponsored by fossil fuel interests.
What could go wrong? Climate Talks In Copenhagen Dominated By Climate Destroying Corps This is about the United Nations climate talks, as they are being sponsored by fossil fuel interests. I ...
|Down and Out in Brooklyn and Queens
New York, I love you, but you're freaking me out. I've been working full time and trying to find a place to live that I can afford and it is going nowhere. Bouncing back and forth between Brooklyn ...
|Republican governor vetoes North Carolina 'right to discriminate' bill
Amanda Scott and Christina Corvin ...
|Here's what we know about Denny Hastert's indictment so far, and here's what happens next
Denny Hastert, discussing the Mark ...
|Emergency bridge repairs to snarl Virginia-to-D.C. traffic
The Memorial Bridge carries about 68,000 vehicles per day—including buses—between Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Or, it did. That's going ...
|Republican judge ponders impeachment as another Obamacare lawsuit rears its ugly head
Boehner gets his day in court, and a ...
|Museums 101: GM Cars of the 1960s in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
During the 1960s, General Motors cars—Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac—continued to dominate the American market. Shown below are photographs of the General Motors cars on ...
|Media frets over how to cover everyone in the Republican 2016 clown car
Does Ben Carson's 10 percent in national ...
|Flashback to 2006: Dennis Hastert helped cover up a teen sex abuse scandal
Dennis Hastert Dennis Hastert ...
|The Real Reason Hillary is a Prohibitive Favorite in 2016
"The Chinese have this great saying that women hold up half the sky. So if you are holding up half the sky, you ...
|Sunday Senate showdown over Patriot Act might kill it forever||Joan McCarter||05/29/2015||59|
|Cartoon: Mitch McConnell and Snuggly the Security Bear Beg to Spy
Is this the end of our domestic spying pal, Snuggly the Security Bear? Most likely not. Snuggly will probably still be in business and up to his usual tricks, he just may have to work with a ...
|Dennis Hastert indictment hints at ugly possibilities
Dennis Hastert, former Republican speaker ...
|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 ...
|Daily Kos Radio is BOUND FOR DC at 9 am ET!
Yes, it's a "scheduled absence" today. I'm on my way to hang out with and/or near President Obama. That is, I'm taking my kids on a standard, public White House tour this morning. I was going to ...
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Former Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert indicted||David Nir||05/29/2015||50|
|Abbreviated pundit roundup: The Patriot Act renewal debate, the GOP's Iraq problem, and more
We begin today's roundup with The New York Times editorial urging lawmakers to let certain Patriot Act provisions expire: Barring a last-minute compromise, congressional authorization for the ...
|Thinking About Writing Again
I've only written three diaries here before. All in the spring of 2011. Nothing substantial - I had the idea that I would write at Daily Kos to improve my writing. I forget why I stopped - ...
|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 ...
|Top Comments: the Butterfield Blues Band edition
A look at a group that was never a mega-seller, yet were pioneering in their own way (and recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) after the jump .....
|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 ...
|Missteps Are Better Than No Steps
Well, that was fun, (he says as he looks at his last diary, and thinks it should go in the trash....), not. I'm no expert. Not by any means. Aileen kept pestering me to write something about, first ...
|African American leads in Science Fiction
Indulge me for a moment while I rattle off a list of titles. Recognize any of them? Guardians of the Galaxy Godzilla Lucy Divergent The Hunger Games: Mockingbird Transformers: The Age of ...
|Grammar cop can't stand it any longer!
*With pronouns, an apostrophe indicates a contraction.* This is not differential equations, people. If your poor brain is incapable of comprehending the meaning of the words "pronoun" and "...
|MSNBC TROUBLES and A PRIMETIME PROPOSAL
I am a long-time devotee of MSNBC. Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow ruled! But, MSNBC is now in serious ratings trouble. Personally, I look at the line-up--Ed, Rev Al, Chris M, Chris H, Rachel, ...
|Tripping The Light Fantastic On The Outer Rims Of Reality
When I was a senior in high school, at SAS, I went to tour colleges like just about every other young person in high school does. While I was in LA I went to a Karate demonstration. This was not a ...
|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 ...
|Monday Murder Mystery: Debtors' prisons and 'The Devil in the Marshalsea'
Marshalsea Prison, 1773 Click to enlarge On June 1, 1729, William Acton, one-time butcher and deputy ...
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