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How the 1815 Congress of Vienna determined the outcome of last week's Polish presidential election
Click to enlarge. In a stunner, Polish President Bronisław Komorowski of the center-right Civic Platform lost his bid for re-election on Sunday in a ...
Daniel Donner 05/27/2015 3
Amnesty International: Hamas tortured and killed Palestinians
Amnesty International said in a report released today that the militant group Hamas tortured and killed Palestinians during the war against Israel in the Gaza Strip last year. Hamas exploited the ...
unapologeticliberal777 05/27/2015 9
Conservative muggers
The recent story about the South Carolina man who was an avid Tea Partier before discovering the virtues of Obamacare has gotten me thinking about the old aphorism, "A conservative is a liberal who ...
Kylopod 05/27/2015 4
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/27
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David Nir 05/27/2015 5
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: This is bad news for John McCain. Seriously
Republican Sen. John McCain will face a ...
David Nir 05/27/2015 13
Unconstitutional!!!!!!!!
On this day in Labor History the year was 1935. That was the day the United States Supreme Court unanimously declared the National Industrial Relations Act unconstitutional. The act had been ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/27/2015 1
Who Are the Towns Benefitting From Free WiFi?
What may have started as a single retailer WiFi hotspot offering idea is quickly expanding to encompass entire towns and cities. It seems that adding WiFi as part of the incentive for living and ...
alexwire 05/27/2015 8
Major Survey Ranking of Political Leaders
A new study has been released, one which will come as no surprise to the present audience, but will surely be disputed by the retrograde pols, places George Bush above Saddam Hussein, Osama bin ...
Sally Decamp 05/27/2015 2
Judgements
And Jesus said, judge not lest ye be judged...
nicolemaschke 05/27/2015 3
The Daily & Nightly Shows
Welcome back. I hope everyone had a good Memorial day. Tonight's guest on The Daily Show is Rand Paul and the panelists on The Nightly Show are Rashida Jones ,
pgm 01 05/26/2015 10
Top Comments: Recipe Sources Edition
"What's for dinner?" is a regular refrain around Casa Brillig. For the most part, my status as the at-home parent means I am the Dinner Decider. We've got a short set of meals I make often, for ...
brillig 05/26/2015 62
Music Game: Find one and only one song from your childhood...
....that you have not seen or heard in ages and post it. I have found one in the deep recesses of my brain, and now it is your turn. :) Was there a 45 you wore out when you were a kid that you've ...
BFSkinner 05/26/2015 122
Instead of the Jews, it's the hedge fund managers
Oh my! Apparently an actual living person actually said this on the record, anonymously of course: Instead of the Jews, it's the hedge fund managers I was following the link from the Bernie ...
Athenian 05/26/2015 4
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/26/2015: Star Wars Is 38!
Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically. ~ Rabindranath ...
belinda ridgewood 05/26/2015 75
Community Quilt for Gordon20024, Round 2
Cedwyn's quilt at her memorial celebration this past Saturday, in Portland, OR Gordon20024 has a cancerous mass on his neck. It will be removed this Thursday --
Sara R 05/26/2015 69
The Evening Blues - 5-26-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/26/2015 50
George W. Bush offered to officiate same-sex marriage ceremony
Hypocrite. I'll let the story speak for itself : As was widely reported before, the Boston Globe notes that former President George H.W. Bush made headlines ...
Chitown Kev 05/26/2015 28
Sanders makes run official: If people 'fight back, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished'
In a speech peppered with introductory "brothers and sisters," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday made official his entry into the primary battle for the Democratic presidential nomination framed by ...
Meteor Blades 05/26/2015 343
Sometimes life gets too hard
Last Friday was the memorial service for Kyler Prescott. Kyler's mother spoke to the press before the service. I feel so broken inside. I feel like my soul has been ripped from my body. -- ...
rserven 05/26/2015 24
I'll vote for Bernie
Bernie stands there, in his awkward, unphotogenic way, and tells America what she needs to hear. He is correct, he does not apologize, he does not pretend. I like this guy, and i'm bordering on ...
Executive Odor 05/26/2015 18
The Fox News meme on Bernie Sanders: "badass left-winger" and free ice cream
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Fox News Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his longshot presidential campaign Tuesday with a pitch to liberals in the Democratic Party and others who want change from a "...
annieli 05/26/2015 42
The Ghost Of Tom Ridge Past?
As the "Patriot Act lies in the senate gasping for it's last breath; bomb threats breakout like mushrooms after a spring rain. "The Air Force scrambled fighter jets Monday to escort an Air France ...
thepanamarick 05/26/2015 1
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
Cartoon: All lives matter*
Krazy sale at www.kchronicles.com! Support ye olde gentleman cartoonist at Patreon!
keefknight 05/26/2015 10
Did France just outlaw hunger?
As a fan of people getting enough to eat, I read with relish ( ;>)) of one government actually passing legislation directing that food for sale by grocers NOT be thrown away. Instead, it must be ...
kellyb2 05/26/2015 3
1995 Obama speech
In March, a video of the 34-year-old Barack Obama surfaced on YouTube. It contains footage of an appearance he made at the Cambridge Public Library in September 1995. While the video has ...
MTmofo 05/26/2015 5
Livestreaming Bernie Sanders's official announcement of his candidacy for the Democratic nomination
You can watch it Live now. Why Bernie matters: A 2016 primary run by Bernie ...
Meteor Blades 05/26/2015 220
Conservatives are spending to boost Alan Grayson in the Democratic primary
The Club for Growth's new ad When Democratic groups meddle in a Republican primary, no one would dispute that it means the candidate they're "helping"—like, say, Missouri's Todd Akin—is the one ...
David Nir 05/26/2015 32
Wagons (Photos): 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 ...
Ojibwa 05/26/2015 8
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 235
"tanks don't need visas"
Sabers get rattled everywhere with no sense of irony over the Prague Spring. Russia's military forces have begun a large exercise involving around 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, ...
annieli 05/26/2015 13
Map: Irish voters pass marriage equality in a landslide
Click to enlarge. Ireland made history last Friday, approving an amendment ...
Daniel Donner 05/26/2015 38
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
Toosdai Critters
Those of you who ...
triciawyse 05/26/2015 123
The Louisiana gubernatorial race may get interesting after all
Gubernatorial frontrunner GOP Sen. David ...
Jeff Singer 05/26/2015 7
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
#~134~^><Windoez Sneven Techinqal S'port
Ring dis numbah, ring it nowz we canz helps Wut?
LaFeminista 05/26/2015 30
Ann Kirkpatrick will challenge John McCain for Senate, giving Democrats a top-flight candidate
Ann Kirkpatrick Tuesday morning brought some exciting news for Arizona Democrats, as Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick announced she'd run against veteran ...
David Nir 05/26/2015 57
Cartoon: Pro-life, Boko Haram style
(Click to enlarge) From the Global Justice Center :Hundreds of women and girls have been forcibly impregnated by Boko Haram. ...
Jen Sorensen 05/26/2015 66
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/26
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David Nir 05/26/2015 277
Irish (Catholic) Priest Who Came Out In January Thanks Parishioners For Accepting Him
I find the upfront and direct honesty of this Catholic priest (Father Martin Dolan) in Dublin quite refreshing. It had to take quite a bit of courage for a Catholic priest to come out as ...
librarisingnsf 05/25/2015 9
Power is a zero sum game. A weak government means elites will dominate
Less power for government, more power for guys like them, and the corporations they control. Liberty. Power. Government. The way one frames the equation that connects these three words is at the ...
Ian Reifowitz 05/25/2015 102
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
ACLU challenges anti-transgender Michigan identification policy
The ACLU is representing six transgender Michigan residents who are suing the Michigan Secretary of State in federal court (Eastern District of Michigan) seeking to change a policy which almost ...
rserven 05/25/2015 30
How do you know what kind of day it is?
A war I did not fight. Thermonuclear war and Climate Change both suck. Memorial Day is an American Holiday. Except from the Southron side.
aoeu 05/25/2015 2
Memorial Day Songs
Just some songs for the holiday....
BFSkinner 05/25/2015 27
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
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 111
Media figures lament decline of British Empire
Quite a nice lady, in fact. Fareed Zakaria, who shouldn't be published anywhere considering ...
brooklynbadboy 05/25/2015 63
History 101: "Globists Cannot be Christians"
Within the overall Christian community, there continues to be waged the debate over who is really a Christian and who is not. For many, this is a debate about belief: belief in the Bible rather than ...
Ojibwa 05/25/2015 83
So You Want To Control Global Population? Easy.
A two step program 1] Educate women 2] Easy access to multiple forms of free birth control. In every country, even regions of rapidly expanding population [eg India] where women are educated and ...
LaFeminista 05/25/2015 195
Cartoon: The bad intelligence
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
Tom Tomorrow 05/25/2015 48
Daily Kos Elections Memorial Day open thread
Bear McCreary -- "Wander My Friends"
Jeff Singer 05/25/2015 82
Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day
United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "
Denise Oliver Velez 05/25/2015 114
"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
D'var Torah: Shavuot and the Book of Ruth
The five scrolls or megillot, The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations, are read during the year on different holidays. Ruth, my subject here, is read on Shavuot . This is ...
ramara 05/24/2015 9
$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
When Hippies Roamed the Earth
Tears well as a tsunami of emotion rises in me threatening to break through my skin and fill the world. All it takes is a song, a word, a memory - and I rumble like an earthquake down where the deep ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/24/2015 273
The perils of trying to define 'an accurate pollster'
If the majority of polls in 2014 were accurate, this guy would be Governor of Kansas. Next week, you can expect to see a piece offering a review of the performances of the polling community from ...
Steve Singiser 05/24/2015 24
Ancient Europe: Solutrean
Prehistory refers to the past for which there is no written history, which means that the primary information comes from the findings of archaeology. One of the periods of European prehistory is the ...
Ojibwa 05/24/2015 26
How did you begin to unlearn racism?
Overpass Light Brigade, "Unlearn Racism" When the Overpass Light Brigade brought the message of " ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/24/2015 518
Welcome To The United States Of America Please Pick Your Hangun Up After Passport Control
Dear Members We have heard some comments that some foreigners are worried about visiting our sacred shores, we would like to encourage them to visit the only truly exceptional country on the planet.
LaFeminista 05/24/2015 10
1 Percenter Spends $350,000 to Murder Endangered Rhino
There are perhaps 4500 black rhinos left in the world. As of last Monday, there was one fewer.
noweasels 05/23/2015 202
NOM's pathetic response to the Irish vote
The Irish people's brilliant affirmation of marriage equality yesterday has naturally caused some gnashing of teeth among the ever-fewer Catholics who are devoted to their idea of "traditional ...
devtob 05/23/2015 46
Duggar Parents Placed Son in Christian Treatment Facility whose Leader was Caught Molesting Girls
This story keeps getting ickier. From radaronline.com : After Josh Duggar admitted to his parents Jim Bob and Michelle that he had fondled multiple minor females in his home, his parents say they ...
ericlewis0 05/23/2015 216
Anemia: Info and a Poll.
Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a main part of red blood cells and binds oxygen. If you have too few or ...
BFSkinner 05/23/2015 7
Ruby's Dream House
I first wrote about Ruby Corado on June 8, 2013...well, after a shorter mention of her in August of 2012 ...
rserven 05/23/2015 7
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
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 18
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
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 267
Looks Like Marriage Equality Is Coming To Ireland As Panti Bliss Calls It A Landslide
Early results in the marriage equality referendum indicate a very strong showing for the yes vote. It's looking like a celebratory mood is emerging already within the Irish gay community, although ...
librarisingnsf 05/23/2015 187
Louisiana Senator Lambasts Gov Jindal For Anti-Gay Executive Order In An Awesome Floor Speech
A Louisiana state senator took to the state senate floor to rake Governor Bobby Jindal over the coals for issuing the executive order after the 'license to discriminate' legislation failed in ...
librarisingnsf 05/22/2015 25
Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread: What races are you interested in?
Aztec Camera -- "Oblivious"
James L 05/22/2015 378
Harvey Milk and a Lesser Known Hero
Today is Harvey Milk Day, when we commemorate the birth of the first true gay activist, Harvey Milk, born on this date in 1930.
dbeerthuis 05/22/2015 3
Shavuot D'var Torah: Prophets and Angels
This Saturday night is Shavuot, zman matan Torateinu ; the holiday on which we commemorate the giving of the Torah. Traditions on this holiday include decorating one's home with flowers, eating ...
Batya the Toon 05/22/2015 18
Daily Kos Elections open thread 5/22
Mystery Science Theater 3000-- "Noh Theater" Daily Kos Elections is taking this Friday off, as well as this Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We'll be back Tuesday: In the meantime, have a ...
Jeff Singer 05/22/2015 96
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Lisa Murkowski may be in for a tough GOP primary. Again.
Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa ...
Jeff Singer 05/22/2015 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
Breaking: Federal Judge In AL Grants Plaintiffs' Class Action Petition In Marriage Equality Case
Judge Granade has granted the plaintiffs' (in the Alabama marriage equality case) petition for class certification. So, all probate judges in Alabama are included as defendants in the case, and ...
librarisingnsf 05/21/2015 23
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

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