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Neither Mandela Nor Gandhi Favored Peace At All Cost
This is a short diary and I am advocating nothing. I don't understand why the systematically oppressed and murdered without justice in this country are always supposed to take the higher ground ...
ExpatGirl 05/23/2015 23
This Week in the War on Women - May 23, 2015
By Christine Gutierrez-Boswell It has been awhile since I have authored a column here. Fortunately, the news never gets less interesting, and unfortunately gets worse for women. The top news ...
cboswell 05/23/2015 69
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 22
Tunnels critics blast Governor Brown for trampling laws, water quality and habitat
In their statements to the State Water Resources Control Board on May 20, Restore the Delta (RTD) and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) slammed the Brown administration ...
Dan Bacher 05/23/2015 3
Hundreds to rally and protest against Monsanto at State Capitol Sunday
There will be a march and rally against Monsanto at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Sunday, May 24, starting at 10 a.m., part of a worldwide day of action against the corporate giant. The press ...
Dan Bacher 05/23/2015 2
Is Anyone Out There? Street Prophets Saturday
The vastness of the universe with millions, perhaps billions, of suns with planets circling them, is almost beyond the imaginations of many people. Contemplating the universe and the many ...
Ojibwa 05/23/2015 16
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says swear words
'And furthermore ...' Ah, the political roast. Those glorious annual events in which politicians and the press get together and say terrible but perfectly true things ...
Hunter 05/23/2015 68
Praise for Joy of Fishes
A short diary, praising the kindness, dedication, compassion, and steadfast good spirit who is known here as Joy of Fishes. More may be forthcoming from others Kossacks. I'll merely remark that she ...
43north 05/23/2015 23
High School Art Exhibit Attacked By Cops for Depicting Police Brutality
Many, many police officers and their supporters are going ape shit very upset at a group of student artists at Westfield High School in New Jersey for daring ...
Steven D 05/23/2015 83
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 64
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 90
OK. Don't have a stroke while black in the vicinity of a cop.
Cops tasers AND pepper-sprays black man who is having a stroke. Saying he did nothing wrong, a Virginia police officer resigned from the Fredricksburg Police Department after body-cam video showed ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/23/2015 100
Say Hello to the Anti-Science Party
"We're associated with being anti-everything," Bush said. "Way too many people believe that Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science , anti-gay, anti-worker. Many voters are simply ...
jamess 05/23/2015 25
Apparently, 136 Bullets Were NOT Enough.
OOPS : Someone put an autoplay video embed in the comments. If you hear audio you can go here and stop the video from playing. -----
jpmassar 05/23/2015 235
Cartoon: Animal Nuz #252 - Raging Bully Edition
ericlewis0 05/23/2015 66
Glacier Park: The Trail of the Cedars (Photos and Meet Up Schedule)
Let’s say that you are a bit older, overweight, out of shape, and making your only visit to Glacier National Park. Now this is a National Park filled with hiking trails and lots of young, ...
Ojibwa 05/23/2015 15
Brelo Verdict In: Not Guilty (Updated w/Link to Verdict)
Judge O'Donnell just announced his verdict in the Michael Brelo trial. Not Guilty. Judge O'Donnell also accepted as proved Brelo's claims of justification regarding the lesser included offenses. ...
VetGrl 05/23/2015 22
President Obama honors fallen soldiers in weekly address
President Obama devoted his weekly address to those who have given their lives in service to the country. This weekend also reminds us that, around the world, our men and women in uniform ...
Hunter 05/23/2015 3
Why Secularism Is The Evangelists Staunchest Protector [From Themselves]
We hear over and over from the evangelical right how secularism is destroying America and oppressing their religious expression. They seem to be unable to distinguish between secularism and certain ...
LaFeminista 05/23/2015 16
Water board approves Delta farmers proposal to voluntarily cut water use by 25 percent
While Paramount Farms and Westlands Water District continue to expand water-thirsty almond acreage during California's epic drought, Delta farmers this week stepped up to the plate and proposed a ...
Dan Bacher 05/22/2015 1
The Strange Case of Josh Duggar vs Tamir Rice
From the "In Touch Weekly" website : ....... in July, 2002 Josh admitted to fondling a minor’s breasts while she slept... ....The family did not alert authorities. ....about nine months later ...
xynz 05/22/2015 11
Kitchen Table Kibitzing, May 22, 2015: Remembering Gallery K
I used to live in Washington, DC -- it seems a couple lifetimes ago, now. Washington can be pretty boring because so many people are rather full of themselves. And I worked with lots of lawyers, ...
Sara R 05/22/2015 52
Obamacare Saves Sight, Obamacare Saves Lives. StDD~ Week 39
    Daily Kos' own ObamaCare guru, Brainwrap, has recently highlighted the story of Luis Lang in a number of posts here , here , here , ...
JoanMar 05/22/2015 30
Was the War in Iraq a Mistake?
"Seldom in the course of human history have so many sacrificed so dearly to achieve so little." That was a quote within a post, I dared to write (and was dared to write) -- some 2 months ago: Was ...
jamess 05/22/2015 61
Cartoon: America's rapidly rising faiths
Click to enlarge. A Pew survey ...
BrianMcFadden 05/22/2015 19
On Redemption and Change: How One Man's Story Inspires the Battle to Change Minds and Hearts
In a Columbia office building, one older lawyer discusses and debates the issues of the day with the vigor of a much younger man. You'll have to excuse South Carolina's Tom Turnipseed if it doesn'...
Grizzard 05/22/2015 13
Pew poll: 75 percent of Republicans want their party to challenge Obama 'more often'
Not satisfied. According to a new Pew poll, the ...
Hunter 05/22/2015 42
Walking with Wildflowers: Photo Diary & Open Thread for Street Prophets
Greetings! And welcome to another fuzzy offering left just outside the back door by Marko the Werelynx. This week I thought I'd share a few more photos from my trip up into the rolling, green ...
Marko the Werelynx 05/22/2015 25
Black Kos, Week In Review
Marijuana - The Playing Field is not Level Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar I don't smoke. I have never lit up a joint in my life. But I know a lot about the good ol' Mary Jane . I can ...
Black Kos 05/22/2015 111
The Taliban in Our Midst
[Mikey Weinstein]: This guest Op-Ed from my dear friend, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) Advisory Board member, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff Lawrence ...
Mikey Weinstein 05/22/2015 6
Christie Asks for an Apology -- Then he Asks us to Imagine ... What If?
I think I'll skip the Apology part of his Reputation-makeover tour right now, and instead take a few moments to imagine Chris Christie with his thumb on the Delete button. Hey he asked us to ... "...
jamess 05/22/2015 18
Rick Santorum blasts Fox News for limiting GOP debate to top ten candidates
The announcement that Fox News will be limiting the first Republican primary ...
Hunter 05/22/2015 81
The prurient god of the Duggars
Full disclosure. I never watched the Duggar's television show. Heard about it, of course. But the show's entire premise left me feeling nauseous. The focus on fertility and a constant state of ...
Onomastic 05/22/2015 253
Museums 101: Mustang Hardtops (Photo Diary)
Ojibwa 05/22/2015 13
Writing Successfully at Daily Kos - A Few Tips
Over the last few days at Daily Kos we've had several debates over editorial content and control as well as guidelines that writers follow. As a site that lives as a peer-reviewed source, Daily ...
Chris Reeves 05/22/2015 78
Lobbying: The Global Toxic Effect
Firstly let me state that I am all for personal lobbying I regard it as an essential democratic right. However being a commie socialist nazi I do not think corporations are "people too, my friend" ...
LaFeminista 05/22/2015 14
Cartoon: Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love
Jeb Bush has performed a valuable service with his recent missteps and flubs , he’s reminded ...
Mark Fiore 05/22/2015 9
The Baltimore Riots and intra-racism
Once news of the Baltimore riots and the less-covered peaceful protests took center stage, the conversation focused on the racism and police brutality that prompted these events. And while those ...
nogreene 05/22/2015 9
Erika Menendez sentenced to 24 years for fatal subway push
The original story here at DKos - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/30/1174750/--I-hate-Hindus-and-Muslims-ever-since-2001 I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and ...
ffour 05/21/2015 12
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
Chronic Pain as a Cash Cow
I’m writing this while a very large, very critter furry makes a bed of my forearms. He’s telling me it’s 1:00 am, and we should be in bed. I’ve tried to move him, but he’s insistent. So ...
SlightKC 05/21/2015 26
Daily Kos Labor digest
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to buy votes for his anti-worker agenda .
Laura Clawson 05/21/2015 3
Oil, Water, and Sand
When will we ever learn, these three basic ingredients -- Don't really Mix. Oil Spill Worse Than First Thought (Video) NBC News Channel -- May 21, ...
jamess 05/21/2015 7
Six Baltimore officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced that a grand jury has returned indictments for ...
Hunter 05/21/2015 113
2006 FBI Report on White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement: You Will Be Assimilated
And so it goes. Same as it ever was. And I'm not simply talking about police officers getting away with killing (mostly) young black men but the incessant nitpicking of each and every case ...
Chitown Kev 05/21/2015 42
Ex-CIA briefer: Bush administration presented false 'intelligence' to the nation
No kidding. In the much-needed pile-...
Hunter 05/21/2015 122
Comic Books: Street Prophets Thursday Coffee Hour
Welcome to Thursday Coffee Hour. This is an open thread so help yourself to the goodies and let us know what is new with you. I have family members who are seriously into comic books. Growing up I ...
michelewln 05/21/2015 9
Protesters converge on Nestlé bottling plants in Sacramento and LA
The outrage over the bottling of California water by Nestlé, Walmart and other big corporations during a record drought has become viral on social media and national and international press ...
Dan Bacher 05/21/2015 9
A not-indicted Chris Christie says media owes him an apology
Hang on, we have to savor this for a while : Chris Christie says the ...
Hunter 05/21/2015 71
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 117
Record of oil pipeline owner marred by 175 incidents since 2006
During the privately funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative process, corporate "environmental" NGO representatives and state officials went out of their way to make sure that Big Oil ...
Dan Bacher 05/21/2015 3
In Defense of Shaun King
Let's begin by being honest. Shaun King is a polarizing figure. He has a very specific point of view when it comes to American police forces and their dealings with African Americans, and he is ...
Steven D 05/21/2015 858
Oregon high school junior confronts anti-gay haters, launches beautiful counter-protest
Need a bit of inspiration this morning? I've got just the story for you. On Tuesday, two men showed up on a street corner in Tillamook, Oregon, with signs reading "Homo sex is sin" and "Jesus said ...
Chrislove 05/21/2015 118
The Run-up to Iraq War: Mother Jones Timeline
Since so many are in the " Iraq Revisionist " mode lately, I thought I'd post this VERY informative Timeline. Hopefully, it might put some helpful "side-bars" around all the "what we knew then" ...
jamess 05/21/2015 11
It's Good to be the White.
It's a good thing to be White In America, because you get to do things that other people could only dream of getting away with and go on living to tell the tale. If you're white you can stand ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/21/2015 23
Cartoon: On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?)
READ Ruben Bolling's brand new book for kids, Alien Invasion in My Backyard: An EMU Club Adventure !...
RubenBolling 05/21/2015 30
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
Open thread for night owls: 'History will allow clear judgments' on Iraq
Hunter 05/20/2015 70
Tech Companies Step-up to Oppose the TPP
This is good to see -- and they make a few ' Patriotic ' arguments too ... Hundreds of tech companies line up to oppose TPP trade agreement by Sam Thielman in New York, theGuardian.com -- May 20, ...
jamess 05/20/2015 8
I need a toaster with some bodies on it.
What do we haunt? the shell of our former selves When do we haunt it? *averts gaze* Always make one unobtainable goal so when you've completed your real goals this fucker will keep the infinite ...
jbou 05/20/2015 18
Ken Burns Commencement Speech-line On #BlackLivesmatter Gets Huge Applause In One for the Ages
Today in Ferguson 150 years after the Civil War we see "ghastly remnants of our great shame emerging still"/Lincoln warned of "national suicide" if we neglect to be a "nation of freemen"/Mark Twain'...
thirty three and a third 05/20/2015 45
Are you tired of studies saying loneliness will kill you? So am I!
Lucy Montrose 05/20/2015 143
Big Oil Trashes the California Coast
State and federal government crews continue to monitor the clean up of a big oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara as the size of the disaster has expanded. The spill from a ruptured pipeline ...
Dan Bacher 05/20/2015 14
CNN Discussion on Waco "Thugs" yet again shows we may have "Cop Problems" more than "Black Problems"
In the following clip from CNN in a discussion of how different the Police and media response has been to the mass murder spree and shootout by Waco Biker Gangs, contrasted to not just the so-called "
Frank Vyan Walton 05/20/2015 18
Duke professor writes wildly racist comment on NY Times Baltimore editorial, says he isn't a racist
Duke University professor of political science Jerry Hough wrote a long-winded and wildly racist comment on a New York Times editorial piece about the Baltimore riots two Sundays ago. It stirred ...
Walter Einenkel 05/20/2015 83
Israel "suspends" segregation on buses after global uproar calling it apartheid
Earlier today, the Israeli press reported that Palestinian and Israeli passengers on buses to the West Bank would be segregated as part of a "three month trial" starting today. The proposal had been ...
subir 05/20/2015 95
Cartoon: Biker Lives Matter
Matt Bors 05/20/2015 35
New Freddie Gray Video: He Didn't Move When Shackled
According to Baltimore police, Freddie Gray was “irate” in a transport van after his arrest and they had to restrain him. However, that account is being challenged with the release by The ...
Desi 05/20/2015 8
White Privilege Is Too Obvious To Ignore
KantV420 05/20/2015 17
Hellraisers Journal: Mrs. Wells-Barnett Speaks at Chicago Meeting, Protests Race Prejudice in Strike
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday ...
JayRaye 05/19/2015 3
Louis C.K., a Duke professor, and Congresswoman: Are their remarks racist or offensive?
There have been several recent incidents involving remarks that were judged racist, homophobic, insulting, inflammatory, or insensitive. I remember having long debates in college in the 90s about ...
lawrencegoodman 05/19/2015 23
Mary Turner Day.... A lesson in American history May 19
This is an American History lesson that would never be taught in school. Coming to grips with the fact that BRUTALITY INFLICTED UPON EXSLAVES WAS WORSE THAN BEFORE SLAVERY ENDED. READ THE VALDOSTA ...
Osmosis is best 05/19/2015 1
Waco or Ferguson - A Quiz
Which image is from Waco and which image is from Ferguson? A. B.
johnnygunn 05/18/2015 6
NOT BREAKING: CEOs Are Still Pigs At The Trough, Ripping Off Shareholders And Workers
Yeah, so, this is decidedly NOT new. CEOs are raking in vast riches yet again, using the usual confidence schemes they've used for a few decades. While inequality grows, it's still really, really ...
Tasini 05/16/2015 56
Why I Will Vote For Hillary Clinton, and NOT Bernie Sanders
The Progressive Left is having a great love affair with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. After throwing his hat into the Presidential ring as a leftwing alternative to Hillary Clinton's inevitable ...
LiberalInCamo 05/16/2015 285
Spotlight on Courage ~ StDDs Week 37
No! Poverty is not to be blamed for the murder of Michael Brown. Lack of opportunities did not take the life of Freddie Gray. The "absent black father" was not responsible for killing Walter Scott. ...
JoanMar 05/15/2015 37
The "Calling" of Some to be Priest or Police
There are sincere cops and sincere priests. Lots of them. Most. Nearly all. But there are also some cops who are racists and enthusiastically murder black men and boys and women. And there are some ...
Anontos 05/15/2015 6
Incompetence and rudeness on display at Kennesaw State University
Yesterday at Kennesaw State University, a black student by the name of Kevin Bruce ( @IAmKB_ on Twitter ) was falsely accused of "harassment" by a white faculty member named Abby Dawson for merely ...
JGibson 05/14/2015 24
Think discrimination happens only in America?
In today's edition of the Japan Times , it is reported that the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) is urging the government to enact laws against hate speech and discrimination. The group ...
TexasBill 05/14/2015 6
Bye Felicia! Georgia Principal fired over racist remarks at graduation
So, chalk one up for justice this morning. Nancy Gordeuk has been fired after her ignorant, racist remarks and way less than sincere "the devil made me do it" apology. More below the fold.
Kristina40 05/14/2015 94
South Carolina's 'Freedom Summit' delivers Republican wisdom at its best
'Hi, how are ya. So how many racist nutjobs we got here today? Stand up if you're a racist ...
Hunter 05/13/2015 29
It's Les Beastiables Wednesday!
Les Beastiables ("Les Bez"): Because beasties say the darnedest things! NOTE: This is the first of a cartoon series that is planned to appear with a new beastly drawing every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
elenacarlena 05/13/2015 16
Do Racists Seriously Not Know They’re Racist? (Update)
My apologies in advance for the “old news,” but yes, it’s still bothering me – and I have a question. I haven’t diaried in years, but I saw a clip a couple mornings ago which bothered me ...
sricki 05/13/2015 134
Racist Reaction to Course on Racism in America Provides Evidence of Racism in America
In a story that defines irony, a new course at Arizona State University titled "Race Theory and the Problem of Whiteness" has roused the ire of American racists, including the intellectuals at Fox ...
liberaldad2 05/13/2015 4

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