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|How the 1815 Congress of Vienna determined the outcome of last week's Polish presidential election
|Amnesty International: Hamas tortured and killed Palestinians
|Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/27
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: This is bad news for John McCain. Seriously
Republican Sen. John McCain will face a ...
||The Rick Smith Show||05/27/2015||1|
|Who Are the Towns Benefitting From Free WiFi?
|Major Survey Ranking of Political Leaders
And Jesus said, judge not lest ye be judged...
|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 ,
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 --
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Sometimes life gets too hard
|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 ...
|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 "...
|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 ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest
This is just a great deep dive on how restaurants in the Bay Area are adapting to minimum wage increases .
|Cartoon: All lives matter*
Krazy sale at www.kchronicles.com! Support ye olde gentleman cartoonist at Patreon!
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
| "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, ...
|Map: Irish voters pass marriage equality in a landslide
Click to enlarge. Ireland made history last Friday, approving an amendment ...
|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 ...
Those of you who ...
|The Louisiana gubernatorial race may get interesting after all
Gubernatorial frontrunner GOP Sen. David ...
|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:
|#~134~^><Windoez Sneven Techinqal S'port
Ring dis numbah, ring it nowz we canz helps Wut?
|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 ...
|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. ...
|Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/26
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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.
|Memorial Day Songs
Just some songs for the holiday....
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Media figures lament decline of British Empire
Quite a nice lady, in fact. Fareed Zakaria, who shouldn't be published anywhere considering ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Cartoon: The bad intelligence
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
|Daily Kos Elections Memorial Day open thread
Bear McCreary -- "Wander My Friends"
|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 ...
|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 ...
|$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, ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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.
|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.
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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.
|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 ...
|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-...
|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. -----
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread: What races are you interested in?
Aztec Camera -- "Oblivious"
|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.
|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 ...
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Lisa Murkowski may be in for a tough GOP primary. Again.
Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to buy votes for his anti-worker agenda .
|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 ...
|If Hillary Clinton isn't talking to reporters, who should she be listening to?
Some enterprising reporters have moved on, as New ...
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