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|Lobbying: The Global Toxic Effect
|When is a police dog a canary in a coal mine?
When marijuana starts getting relegalized. Pot Legalization Casualties: Oregon Drug Dogs Get the Pink Slip As Oregon prepares for the advent of legal marijuana beginning July 1, there are already ...
|Bad news on the vote in Ireland
The vote is over and the results are in. I'm afraid Ireland will not be going forward to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The second Eurovision heat was on Thursday and when the votes ...
|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 ...
|Kansas finds new way to punish the poor
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised to be able to balance the state budget by cutting taxes for the wealthy. That didn't work out. So to help cover the budget gap he has decided to punish the ...
|Top Comments: Who's Running This Country?
Good evening, TC peeps! I've been away from TC for so long that most of you are probably saying, "virgowho?" ...
|Crank Up the Echo Chambers of 2006: More RW calls for new US ground war in the Levant
Yep, we need 10,000 to 20,000 more "necessary enablers" from a group created by the Bush administrations along with all that de-Baathification, awakening, and ...
|Foreign policy (and 2016)
I'm about to do something I generally loathe: divide opinions on an issue (in this case foreign policy) into several types and categorize certain politicians by type. So I'll state at the outset ...
|German State Feminism Since Annexation
German State Feminism since Annexation One could draw many parallels, superficial and meaningful, between the current state of the women's movements in Germany and the United States. Which is ...
Those of you who ...
|Right-Wing Mythology: How Obummer Lost Iraq
Right-wing articles are very entertaining. Did you know that we won the Iraq War? I didn't. At least Bush won Iraq before Obama lost Iraq. I've discovered from reading right-wing sources ...
|Top Comments: Tragic Death in PNW and a Bitter Mourning.||bastrop||05/20/2015||37|
|"Morons. I've got morons on my team"
Thus spake Strother Martin: And now we learn that because ... uh ... pornography is icky, our team is not going to release Osama bin Laden's porn stash . Now, let's see: we've got a holy ...
|As fast-track trade bill heads for Senate cloture vote, House outcome could be up to Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi could be key in the fight over fast-track trade legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Those of you who ...
|MO-Sen: Jason Kander (D) & VoteVets Push Congress To Give Veterans Free Access To Public Parks
Received this e-mail today from VoteVets and Secretary of State Jason Kander's (D. MO) U.S. Senate campaign: I ...
|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 ...
|GOP candidates running for Dubya's Third Term
Even before the Fall of Ramadi the GOP presidential candidates were foaming-at-the-mouth war hawks. It'll only get worse . The message itself is coming through clearly—at the “summit” of ...
|The Jack Boot's on the Other Foot
Bobby Jindal has put conservatives in a bind. In his desperation to break into the single digits among GOP primary candidates, he decided to ignore the state legislature's decision to table his ...
|Top Comments: Verizon Edition
We had another telephone outage starting yesterday afternoon, which, of course, meant we had an internet outage as well. We've been having more frequent problems with our land line for about a ...
|Community Quilt for Gordon20024
CelticLassie's quilt. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts... It is a shock when you learn that a friend has cancer. Gordon20024 recently learned that he does. He is a person who is ...
|29 shots, 2 dead, No Charges: The West Bank, Ferguson and Obama's call for Community Policing.
A blogger who goes by the name "John Brown" writes at +972mag, often with righteous fury. Over the past few months, he's teamed up with Noam Rotem to research incidents where Palestinian civilians ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
I still tear up every time I watch this video. But even then, we knew that it was not enough. Far from it. Is "Black Leadership" Enough? Not For These Young Adults by Chitown Kev Like many other ...
|posting sign = discrimination
(A story hits the NET) www.addictinginfo.org , www.rawstory.com, www.opposingviews.com, Huffington Post , www.buzzfeed.com, and many more. A couple ordered custom-made rings, and paid a deposit. ...
Those of you who ...
|Congress must explain TPP's "regulatory coherence" before we, the people sign off on "fast-tracking"
Even looking at earlier drafts of sections reveal that trade agreements can have negative externalities that may have far-reaching costs for signatory nations. That some senators like Elizabeth ...
|Cartoon: The Stars Are Right
The Greatest Living (or Un-living) ...
|This man has read the TPP, can't legally tell us the details, but says Warren's criticisms are right
Labor organizations oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade deal in a rally outside of the Capitol in May 2014. His name is Michael Wessel. He has served on the U.S. ...
|Six year old blamed for his own rape in Argentina
Two appeals court judges in Argentina are being lambasted by the media here for their outrageous decision to blame a 6 year old boy for his own rape. The perpetrator, a former official of a soccer ...
|These Guys 6: Little Brother
Well, another season of campaigning is upon us, and that can only mean... Another season of These Guys !
|Top Comments - The Greatest Little Band You Can No Longer See
A couple of weeks ago we got to see one of our favorite bands play in Spartanburg. The remarkable thing about it, for us, was that the band disbanded in early 2011! So seeing them together again ...
|Trade argument between Warren and Obama heats up with release of the senator's latest salvo
Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama in happier times. The report released Monday by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren adds fuel to ...
|Marco...Polo, Marco....Pollo - Rubio's a chickenhawk for a new American century (of wars)
Marco simply does not have the "special skill set" of Liam Neeson in the Taken movies and is more an Adam Sandler in Waterboy. The GOP is now clearly the party more likely to ...
|Why I Would Like To Thank Royal Dutch Shell
Perverse as it may seem A stark counterpoint to Van Beurden’s speech comes from a 2013 Shell New Lens Scenario planning document which suggests industry talk of lowering global carbon dioxide (...
|The Vietnam War: After 40 Years
Today, 40 years after the American war in Vietnam ended in ignominious defeat, the traces of that terrible conflict are disappearing. Traveling through Vietnam during the latter half of April ...
|Lawrence S Wittner||05/18/2015||16|
|Moondai Furbutts: Cutes And Cuddles
Having a great weekend in Spring is a wondrous thing. They should be enjoyed and treasured. But Spring is an "iffy" thing....you can't always depend on fine weather or enough time to do as you like.
|Sharing Roads, Sharing Rules
It happened again last night. Guy blew off a red light at Claiborne and MLK. Last week it was Cleveland Ave. down by Tulane Hospital. Fellow thought a stop sign was patronizing advice he was beyond. ...
|A poison pill in the trade agreement: Medicare cuts
In order for President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to be more politically palatable, it needs something called "trade adjustment ...
|The Acceptance This Is Now Purely A Sunni - Shia Conflict ?
The key word being lead Iraq's government has asked Shia-led militias to prepare to deploy and fight in the Anbar province, after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group overran the ...
|Top Comments: Early Risers vs. Night Owls Edition
Some of us just like to howl at the moon ...
|fracking and Obama's corporate trade deals, again
a review of how the new trade deals will impact oil & gas exploitation in the ...
|♥Note To A Marine♥
Hi Joe ♥ ♥I'm Still Here, Waiting♥ Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273- TALK ( 8255 and dial 1)
|Inhofe - paid to be a politician not a missionary
I just saw James Inhofe on the HBO documentary series "Vice". He was making a speech which was supposed to be a political statement to a group in Africa in which it seemed to be more of a ...
|Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Solidarity in the time of choleric "trade" deals
Epidemics of cholera as well as other serious diseases, including neoliberalism, can take a toll on solidarity. "Trade" deals, and the conduct used in pushing them through to adoption, can be ...
|Don Quijones: “The Global Trade Corporatocracy Slams into Local Resistance”
[Diarist's Note: Wolf Street Publisher Wolf Richter has provided written, blanket authorization to the diarist to reproduce his blog's posts in their entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos ...
|Our Approaching Tet Moment
Leading up to the 1968 Tet Offensive , the Pentagon tried to convince the American public that it was winning the war. General Bruce Palmer, Jr., one of Westmoreland's three Field Force ...
|#sekritarmy roadtripping (pooties, woozles and stuff)
We guess this solves the question. Things have been a little slow.
|Driving while black, brown, or Indian
Most people have heard or read the acronym "DWB," which stands for " Driving While Black ," or in many cases "Brown," derived from DWI—Driving While Intoxicated. In ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/17/2015||218|
|Top Comments: Meet Sophie!||Steven Payne||05/16/2015||62|
|Top Comments: A Straight Irish Dad for Marriage Equality Edition
As you may know, Ireland will make an important decision on May 22 (or, should I say, 22 May). Voters will decide on whether or not same-sex couples, who are currently only allowed to enter into ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Benjamin T. Montgomery (1819–1877) was an influential African-American inventor, landowner, and freedman. Ben ...
|Air Force General Defies/Defiles Law By Witnessing for Jesus in Full Uniform on Worldwide TV
Official photo for Maj. Gen. Craig S. Olson (U.S. Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox/Released) That terrible warning to the USA, often attributed to the first American writer to ever win the ...
|Dems Lost Messaging on NDAA 2016
Recently , the Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, said he could not support the proposed 2016 Defense Budget if it put other agencies in jeopardy: "This funding approach … reflects a narrow way ...
|Books in My Life--The Printed Word as Anodyne
Good morning, readers and book lovers! Guess what, we were going to have a good old American breakfast at the Country Kitchen down the road from where I live, but the line of people waiting to get ...
|Diana in NoVa||05/15/2015||43|
|Taibbi: “The Democratic Party Would Triangulate Its Own Mother”
As Gaius Publius noted in [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/10/1383864/--Gaius-Publius-Sanders-Raises-3-Million-in-Four-Days-Will-He-Split-the-Party his post here this past Sunday evening]… �
|Charles M Blow And The 40 Year Narrative: Poor People Suck.
I'll post just the conclusion, the rest lays out the reality Obama was right to call out the media’s poverty narratives. There are people across the income spectrum who are lazy and addicted and ...
|Top Comments: A $150.00 House in gentrified Houston Heights?||bastrop||05/14/2015||53|
|It actually is sort of a stupid question.
Boehner refuses to talk about GOP Amtrak cuts When a reporter asked Boehner to clarify whether Amtrak’s apparent infrastructure troubles are related to spending cuts, Boehner interrupts her and ...
|A MUST-READ from Mark Bittman
titled No Justice, No ... Anything . As expect, he starts by writing about food, about talking about food. But as he makes clear, even as he returns to food again and again, the real issues are ...
|Top Comments: Aunties' Day
The weeks-long barrage of Mother's Day commercials was getting pretty depressing at our house. My wife Packrat lost her mother two years ago, and her absence looms large this time of year. Our ...
|Tara the Antisocial Social Worker||05/13/2015||68|
|"We are glad he's white"
Hooo-boy..... The sheriff of Nelson County, Kentucky expressed relief that a 25-year-old man shot by one of his deputies was white during a press conference on Monday, suggesting that black ...
|Jeb Bush Goes From The Sublimely Stupid To The Totally Comical
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Wednesday said that he has refused to answer whether he would order the Iraq War knowing what he knows now, because it would disrespect the troops, according to ...
|Michigan GOP moves to strip power of local governments to protect workers and the LGBT community
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . Republicans have successfully branded themselves as the party that worships "local governmental control". They want federal regulations repealed and the power ...
|NYT Mag’s “must-read”: “The Great Democratic Crack-Up of 2016,” w/ commentary from Markos
As many like to describe it, “Politics is a contact sport.” So, to say there already have been some major, full-dress, contact scrimmages within our own Party, of late, between the centrist/...
|Tesla Motors Starts Manufacturing Chain in Michigan
A few days ago Tesla Motors bought out an automobile supplier in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They purchased Riviera tool, a company just a door or two down from where I'm working these days. Teslas were ...
|Top Comments: Hockey Fan Chants Edition
brillig has the night of after working so hard last week. Join me as I go back to my first love: hockey. Attending hockey games is always an interesting experience. Hockey fans are loud, ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
Restavek - "One who stays with" is the word for a child slave in Haiti. Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez Ignoring Haiti and its problems is par for the course in the United ...
|Top Comments - Preposterous Disputes, 2015
Some years ago, when I was very new to Daily Kos, I wrote a Top Comments diary that remains one of the ones I feel best about. brillig ’...
|Young cannabis oil patient dies, family says
This appears to have occurred on April 28th 2015. I just saw this this afternoon, searching for something totally different. FOX 5 Atlanta DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - We been following the story of 8-...
|The sound of handbags being tightly clutched.
Listening to Michelle Obama's wonderful speech reminds me of the little things that also grate. My partner is Martiniquaise of Malian descent, it's interesting and sometimes shocking standing a ...
|Top Comments: Ghost of Mother's Day Past Edition
It seems that much like continental drift we have holiday drift, whereby holidays drift from original purpose to another, often Hallmark-driven, end. Follow me below the spilled orange juice on ...
|Top Comments: Music Mama Edition
Tomorrow being Mother's Day here in the United States, I thought I'd bring a set of Mamma-related music to the TC Table. Follow me below the lovely breakfast croissant you're planning on serving ...
|Top Comments: "The kindness and peacefulness of the Right"
But First, A Word From Our ...
|General Punaro and the Center for American Progress
I've introduced you guys to Major General Arnold Punaro (USMC, retired) once before: Through Leidos Holdings, he has a total compensation package of $2,735,249. His other sources of income seem ...
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