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|Attended A Public College? Don't Pay Your Federal Loans.
|Look for the Union Label
||The Rick Smith Show||06/03/2015||5|
|All Meals In Baltimore Public Schools Are Now Free For All Students!
|KosAbility Upcoming Schedule - A DAY EARLY FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE - & with Tentative How-To
Some valuable diaries pub'd & repub'd the past 10 days or so - scroll down after this UpSched . We MEET Sundays 4pm leftkost time, 7pm east. UPCOMING SCHEDULES (a.k.a. " UpScheds ") post between ...
|The Pre-SAT Tests Of The 1950s and early 1960s
Under President Eisenhower, a new method of education was put forth. It was called "New Math".
|A Nation of Rats?
You probably hear it a lot, ad nauseam ...America, the land of the free, home of the brave. That it is a place, if not THE place, of the market of ideas. This is where people are free to be stupid ...
|Another year, another clusterf**k at the Tennessee Dept. of Education
The State of Tennessee Department of Education (Motto: We will spend millions of dollars to make our schools like China!) is so addicted to testing that they will simply do anything to hide how bad ...
|Top Comments: School Daze IV Edition
Another in my occasional [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/10/1328452/-Top-Comments-School-Daze-III-Edition series]. This one's prompted by 4th grader K2's math assignment last week. Sharpen ...
How it all fits together and what it means when it changes. This diary will follow the progress of my work on building a coherent philosophy of the nature of my own humanity in an inhuman world. I ...
|#Black Lives Matter and The Climate Justice Movement
I recently ran across this article by Naomi Klein Why #Black Lives Matter Should Transform The Climate Debate . At Daily Kos, I've learned we white progressives have a bad habit of thinking ...
|Moss (Photo Diary): Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
Dear British Guardian: Thank You! by Chitown Kev Having completed two diaries in the past 24 hours in addition to going into the office earlier today, I was sorely tempted to hang a "Gone Fishing" ...
|Megyn Kelly lays the groundwork for going soft on Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Try to control your shock: Flinty though she may be, Fox News' Megyn Kelly is not going to give Jim Bob and ...
|Overheating Earth staggers into last chance saloon
The inhabitants of overheating Earth are starting to realize that they only have one last chance to stop the rising heat from their planet from overwhelming life on Earth as they know it. So they ...
|Worlds Enough and Time
Everywhere I look, stories of our current condition and perilous plight greet my eyes. Economic collapse, massive unemployment, infrastructure degradation, environmental ...
|LGBT Computer Science Scholarship at UC San Diego
The Center for Networked Systems at UC San Diego has just created a scholarship for LGBT students called the Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship supports Computer Science and ...
|Boss telling woman that 'babies need their mamas' is not discrimination, jury says
What the ever-loving hell does a company or specific boss have to do to a woman to lose a pregnancy discrimination case? A federal ...
|If 'Peevish' Cops Can't Kick Your Black Butt and Break the Law They Won't Do Their Jobs
We are in the second day of the fundraiser for my site ChaunceyDeVega.com. I would like to thank the folks who have donated so far. Their generosity is much appreciated. If you can, are able, and ...
|Judge upholds labor board rule bringing union representation elections into the 21st century
Here's something new: a court upholding a policy that business lobby groups say is unfairly pro-worker. The first of two legal challenges to the National Labor Relations Board's rule modernizing ...
|Pro-Police White Supemacist Brawl with #BlackLivesMatter Protestors in Olympia WA and Lose
I don't think this is really a good thing, but it certainly could have been much worse as a set of five to ten Neo-Nazi Pro-Police protestors clashed with about 150 others who were there to ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||06/02/2015||18|
|Corrosion, rust, and holes inside busy Washington D.C. bridge
Knowing that two lanes of a major bridge in the nation's capital had to be closed for emergency repairs is scary enough. ...
|Republicans hoping to get more than six percent of the black vote in 2016
With President Obama not on the ballot in 2016, Republicans are hoping that their candidate will be able to draw a little more of ...
|Which 5 Democrats Just Voted to Gut Marine Conservation Laws?
After returning from their Memorial Day recess, the Republican House got back to doing one of its favorite things: inflicting damage on the environment. Yesterday, this took the form of the "...
|Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees||06/02/2015||17|
|Climate Science Takes a Shelling
The Guardian broke a story about Shell's influence on London's Science Museum this weekend, exposing 315 pages of emails in which Shell's PR team sought to downplay pollution and introduce doubt ...
|KY-Sen: CREDO Action Goes After Rand Paul's (R) Pro-Extinction Bill
Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: Republicans in Congress have a problem. They ...
|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. After failing 30 years ago as a lawyer for the Reagan Administration, Chief Justice John ...
|Reporters anonymously complain that Clinton campaign offers too many anonymous quotes
A group of reporters met Monday ...
|Elizabeth Warren isn't running, but Democratic voters still have choices
Fabulous, but still not running for president. Now is the time to talk about the Democratic presidential primary as it is, without all the what ifs. Well, it's been that time for a while, but ...
|The First Strike in the New World
On this day in Labor History, we are going all the way back to the year 1786. That was the day when what labor historians widely consider “America’s First Strike” occurred in Philadelphia, ...
|The Rick Smith Show||06/02/2015||6|
|It's Not Complicated
We humans more times than not, make thing far more complicated than they really are... (an update has been placed at the bottom of the article. Thank-You)
|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 ...
|Sci. News Mag. Publishes Error
On page 6 of the 16 May 2015 issue of SN published for Society for Science & the Public , the venerable staff printed the article, Debate continues over 103's place in periodic table: New ...
|Small Organic Business of Minority Owner Needs Your 2 Clicks
Flora's Organics is the tiny one-woman organic seedling/plant/flower/veg/fruit nursery of VERY LOW INCOME kosak Mona Twocats-Romero, a Native American in the running at the WellsFargo Works Project ...
|PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 5/29/15 Edition||poopdogcomedy||06/01/2015||2|
|So We're Going To Mars
Here's how truly stupid the scientists are. From their own projections, In approximately 70 years, they have predicted water wars In approximately 120 years, they have predicted the air will be so ...
|Fox News just can't stop calling Caitlyn Jenner 'he'
"Call me Caitlyn," the upcoming cover of Vanity Fair says, over a picture of the woman who became famous as Olympic champion Bruce Jenner and had more recently been prominent on reality television ...
|Scott Walker not looking for rape or incest exemptions in Wisconsin 20-week abortion ban
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Last fall, as he campaigned for re-election as governor of ...
|Judge in Dennis Hastert case contributed to Hastert for Congress
Dennis Hastert Things ...
|Meet 'Dem' John Delaney, bidding to be the next Joe Lieberman
Rep. John Delaney (D-Doofus) Holy crap this guy is a doofus.
|Pope Francis wants to lead global effort to fight climate change, will lay out moral justification
Pope Francis on the verge of asking Catholics to step up together to fight climate change. Science and ...
|Jeb Bush on his brother's successes and mistakes: 'He kept us safe'
Jeb Bush Man, Jeb Bush is taking all the popular positions. In an ...
|Clinton campaign focuses in on substance abuse and mental health
|The Guardian: In U.S., blacks killed by cops are twice as likely to have been unarmed as whites
This is a complicated piece of data , but it reveals something relatively simple. An unarmed black or brown person in America is much more likely to be killed by a police officer than an ...
|‘Fatally flawed’ cooling claims
There is a new study out in Nature that's gotten some attention. According to the coverage, the study proves that not only will global warming stop, but the next decade is going to actually get ...
|Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Metaphor Mondays"
It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show. This is the day when we call things what they are. No Similes allowed. Nope. Not today. Kentucky police shipped a mentally ill inmate to Florida by ...
|Reports: There's a second alleged Dennis Hastert abuse victim
Dennis Hastert The scandal ...
|How should Joe Biden handle grief? Fox News has just the person to offer advice
Beau Biden and Joe Biden Fox ...
|This is not good
There are no words. Obama opens ...
|Who is now funding the Christian Coalition? (You may be surprised...)
The Christian Coalition was formed in 1989 by failed presidential candidate Pat Robertson. For a while it was a powerful force in US politics. Republican candidates curried its favor (and the votes ...
|Standing for What You Believe
Would you be willing to risk your job to stand up for the rights that you believe in? For postal worker Henry Gerber, the answer to that question was a resounding yes. And so On this day in ...
|The Rick Smith Show||06/01/2015||1|
|On The Path - 101
I realize that everyone is "much" smarter than I am. That everyone here knows so much more than I do. That everyone here is so much more important than I am. And for those of you who feel or think ...
|The Justice Department on Netroots Radio Presents: "Standing By The Water Thanking It"
|Congratulations Class of 2015!
|Texas passes college carry
In the closing hours of the session, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 11, "Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of ...
|Kosability: Readers' Choice
Readers' Choice discussion: What topics/issues/conditions would you like to see covered in future diaries? If you're thinking of writing, what health matters would you cover? Would you like to find ...
|Next up? Barnard
Barnard College's trustees are expected to vote this coming week on the issue of transgender admissions. Mills, Mount Holyoke,
|Sunday Train: In Worrying News, Non-Petroleum in Transport Hits 60-year High
The US Energy Information Administration released a story last week which sounded like good news: Nonpetroleum Share of Transportation Energy at Highest Level Since 1954 . "Since 1954" means, since ...
|The most accurate pollsters of 2014 (and why that title, quite frankly, doesn't mean very much)
What these guys lacked in consistency, they made up for in accuracy on Election Eve. Of the nearly two dozen pollsters that met the parameters for our biennial study ...
|No longer girls, they are military veterans
Blue Butterfly Village Laydia Mockabee was one of the lucky ones. The homeless veteran finally found a place for herself and her children at the ...
|When Comparing Quality of Education Around the World, Don't Forget the Family
The financial, social, and emotional security of the family unit is an incredibly important factor to integrate into the discussion when dealing with causes of problems in the school systems. I ...
|Ancient America: The Northeast Prior to 8000 BCE
The Northeastern Woodlands of North America is a land of heavily forested rolling hills and rounded mountains, salt marshes of waving grass, calm lakes, tumbling brooks, surf-beaten beaches, and ...
|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 ...
|The Inoculation Project 5/31/2015: STEM Activities & Books
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
|The Endangered Endangered Species Act; A Call to Action
In America, the majestic Bald Eagle is probably the first species which comes to mind when discussing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This huge and powerful raptor graces our flag poles, our ...
|The white riot that burned Greenwood to the ground
Smoke billowing over Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921 The Oklahoma "where the ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/31/2015||241|
On this day in Labor History the year was 1889. Nestled in western Pennsylvania was the community known as Johnstown. The town and surrounding area was home to 23,000 people, families of ...
|The Rick Smith Show||05/31/2015||7|
|Why 2 Years of free college is a brilliant idea.
Imagine what would dominate the national political conversation if overall unemployment was still hovering at 12, 15 or ever 20 percent. Well those statistics are still a shocking reality for ...
|This week in the war on workers: Did Kevin Johnson destroy black mayors group over charter schools?
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Former All-Star NBA point guard Kevin Johnson is now the mayor of Sacramento, California—and the destroyer of the 40-year-old National Conference of Black Mayors. ...
|Reincarnation: Street Prophets Saturday
Reincarnation is a concept which is tolerated by some religious traditions, strongly embraced by others, and vehemently denied as a form of blasphemy by a few. The concept of reincarnation is fairly ...
|Origins of Language: The Bow-Wow, Pooh-Pooh, and Ding-Dong Theories
For unknown thousands of years humans have lived in a world of language. It surrounds us and is a part of us. From time to time, there have been those who pondered the question: What is the origin ...
|Artists recreate iconic painting with landscape ravaged by oil to protest arctic exploration
The Guardian British art collective Kennard Phillipps have reimagined the bucolic US artwork ...
|SMGB: Goodbye to Gardening Edition Vol. 11.14
Good morning everyone and welcome to Saturday Morning Garden Blogging, the Goodbye to Gardening Edition. After thirty-five years of living and gardening in Big Sky Country, through flood and drought,
|Ed in Montana||05/30/2015||312|
|Weren't alive in '65? Then this July 13th could be your lucky day
...or maybe you just weren't alive to the awesome power and the awful responsibility of fusion politics back then. I know I sure wasn't. Perhaps you've admired North Carolina's Forward Together ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Henry Ransom Cecil McBay (1914–1995) was an African - American chemist and a teacher. McBay was born "Henry ...
|Whoa! Look at Alaska!
Alaska sets new record for earliest day with temperatures in the 90s! Temperature in Alaska on the afternoon of May 23, 2015, based on data from NOAA's Real-time Mesoscale Unbelievable that ...
|Truth's Polar Opposite Takes on Polar Ice
Chris Mooney at the Washington Post has a wonderful piece debunking a recent Forbes post by Heartland's increasingly irrelevant James Taylor. Unsurprisingly, Taylor tries to mislead readers by ...
|Arizona's McCain and Flake swap Apache Holy Land to foreign mining company- Contact Congress
This is outrageous. Oak Flat in Arizona, an Apache holy place where coming-of-age ceremonies have been performed for many generations and is a sacred place for prayer, has been handed over to an ...
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