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What could make the potential King v. Burwell fallout even worse? One word: "Retroactive"
Yeah, I know, two King v Burwell posts in a single day...but we're ramping up to the big decision announcement and it's important that people know ALL of the potential ramifications, even the ...
Brainwrap 05/28/2015 3
King v. Burwell: The Glengarry Glen Ross Connection
Reading this story by Sarah Ferris at The Hill reminded me of the closing scene from Glengarry Glen Ross (starting at around 2:50 in): WILLIAMSON: Where have you been, Shelly? Bruce and Harriet ...
Brainwrap 05/28/2015 7
Whoa: Former Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert indicted for lying to FBI, hiding transactions
Denny Hastert Did anyone see this coming? Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, a Republican who ...
David Nir 05/28/2015 165
EPI: Government's state jobs report for April shows recovery still plodding
Click here and scroll briefly for an interactive version of this map.
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 2
Midday open thread: Is rent out of reach? Col. Graham retiring; Cubans not keen on Marco Rubio
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Introducing Louis 'Flash' Maltby :
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 13
The Birth of The Armored Tank
By 1917, World War One was a stalemate. Both the Entente and the German armies were bloodied and exhausted. The development of the machine gun and the shrapnel artillery shell had given the ...
Lenny Flank 05/28/2015 12
Income inequality reflected in mental health statistics, according to new study
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control— Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009–2013 —confirms what common sense and the experts have long told us: The ...
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 14
Want to know how much corporations paid US Senators to fast track the TPP bill?
Our democracy reads like an open book. What you see is what you get. You follow the money you get your answers. That's the way fast tracking of the TPP went down in the Senate. The ...
VL Baker 05/28/2015 12
Spain: It's like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders formed a new political party—and won
Imagine if Occupy Wall Street had ballooned into a massive movement with 50 million people in the streets nationwide. Imagine this grassroots upswelling coalescing into a political party ...
Daniel Donner 05/28/2015 21
Could Jeb Bush's time on boards of corporations with legal troubles become a 2016 focus?
Busy, busy, busy. Ron Green at the Associated Press has taken a look at all the corporate and non-profit boards and advisory boards Jeb Bush has served on since he ...
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 23
Lomborg's Ouija-Board Consensus Center
Investigative journalist Graham Readfearn has a post on DeSmog that takes a critical look at Lomborg's ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/28/2015 5
How gerrymandering cost Democrats the House in 2012: An interactive look at the Northeast
In 2012, Democratic House candidates earned more votes combined than Republicans did, but the Democratic Party still came nowhere close to reclaiming the chamber. Now, Democrats are faced with the ...
Stephen Wolf 05/28/2015 37
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/28
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David Nir 05/28/2015 137
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Is Pat Toomey in good shape for re-election? This poll says no
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey ...
Jeff Singer 05/28/2015 64
Free Solar for Low-Income Homeowners in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods & Other Energy Assistance Progs
This starts focused on a specific California solar program, then below the fold is exploration of a nationwide dot-org website operated by N.C. State University's Clean Energy Technology ...
mettle fatigue 05/27/2015 8
Battleground Texas threatens to sue Texas over widespread voter disenfranchisement
Today, Battleground Texas' Legal Director Mimi Marziani sent a letter formally notifying Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos that Battleground Texas is prepared to file a lawsuit if the ...
nomandates 05/27/2015 36
Nebraskan lawmakers override Gov. Pete Ricketts's veto to abolish state death penalty
State Sen. Ernie Chambers finally won his 38-year battle to get Nebraska's death penalty repealed. With Wednesday's override vote in its one-house legislature, Nebraska ...
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 117
Supreme Court to hear case that may dramatically alter 'one person, one vote' — and boost the GOP
Texas' state Senate districts (click to enlarge) In a move that election law expert Rick Hasen characterizes as "surprising," the Supreme Court ...
David Nir 05/27/2015 73
Spotlight on green news & views: Shooting a black rhino for fun; extreme rainfall; protesting Shell
Check out OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs,
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 19
King v. Burwell: How many people would lose tax credits in YOUR state, county or zip code??
Whenever I post about King v. Burwell, I have a tendency to lump all 34 states together into collective numbers ( around 6.5 million losing their tax credits , plus another couple million being ...
Brainwrap 05/27/2015 3
Texas & Alaska Floods: El Nino & Hot Oceans Start a Year of Hellish Weather. It Will Get Worse.
There's too much heat in the oceans. Way too much heat. Hot water has surged across the equator in the Pacific and a deep pool of very hot water is building off of Mexico's west coast. Tropical ...
FishOutofWater 05/27/2015 166
Midday open thread: Drug cartel builds CCTV network; 'clickbait' enters dictionary; microbead ban
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Reasonable measures :
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 18
Update: I may owe Mr. Boonswang an apology after all.
Two weeks ago I posted a diary about an attorney named Chad Boonswang who appeared to have pulled a pretty tacky ambulance-chasing stunt by sending tasteless notes to the families of the victims of ...
Brainwrap 05/27/2015 12
An unpredictable race awaits both parties in Ann Kirkpatrick's House seat
Jeff Singer 05/27/2015 7
Big media's sneering, dismissive coverage of Bernie Sanders is a plague on democracy
The media are more interested in ...
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 300
A new poll has Pat Toomey ahead, but in the danger zone
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey (left) faces a ...
Jeff Singer 05/27/2015 40
Mark Ruffalo just tweeted my fracking wastewater diary
Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site http://t.co/z3b2qrYEXZ via @dailykos — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 27, ...
VL Baker 05/27/2015 5
Talking to Ourselves: Echo Chambers and Climate Change
A new study in Nature Climate Change finds that the political debate about climate change is falling prey to an echo chamber. This has created a situation where the overwhelming scientific consensus ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/27/2015 5
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 16
Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site
Food and Water Watch has just secured this exclusive video from Water Defense's Chief Scientist, Scott Smith, who has been collecting samples from the Cawelo Water ...
VL Baker 05/27/2015 13
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/27
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David Nir 05/27/2015 175
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 38
Open thread for night owls. Cole: Kaplan's call for renewed imperialism in Middle East is boneheaded
Let's have some more cakewalks, 'kay? Robert D. Kaplan recently wrote a piece (behind a paywall) saying it's time to bring imperialism back to the ...
Meteor Blades 05/26/2015 53
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 394
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 224
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 40
The Bat Bomb: America's Oddest Weapon
No, it's not a Hollywood scifi movie about a caped superhero . . . In World War Two, the US military had actual plans in the works to use bats--Mexican Free-tailed Bats, to be specific--as living ...
Lenny Flank 05/26/2015 23
Midday open thread: Democrats and climate change; perpetual war; Sanders to make it official
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Pro-life, Boko Haram style :
Meteor Blades 05/26/2015 34
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
Victory for fossil fuel divestment! University of Edinburgh will divest from coal & tar sands!
Divestment campaigners storm Engineering Building at University of Edinburgh I guess University of Edinburgh didn't like the divestment campaigners hanging out the windows of their Engineering ...
VL Baker 05/26/2015 3
5 mo. later, true implications of King v. Burwell FINALLY starting to sink into skulls of GOP admins
Some Guy, early December: In other words, every one of the following states --along with the other 2 dozen not already running their own exchanges-- should be running, not walking towards at least ...
Brainwrap 05/26/2015 136
Hey, guess what finally hit 12.5 million?
Last week, I noted that the number of ACA exchange-based QHP selections has officially passed the 12 million mark nationally. I also mentioned that: Of course, when you throw in the missing tax ...
Brainwrap 05/26/2015 10
The Louisiana gubernatorial race may get interesting after all
Gubernatorial frontrunner GOP Sen. David ...
Jeff Singer 05/26/2015 7
Most House Republicans stand with President Obama on fast-tracking, most Democrats still against
Fighting it to the end. Thanks to 14 Democrats joining all-but-five Senate Republicans in approving fast-track trade legislation last week, it's now up to the House, which is where most close ...
Meteor Blades 05/26/2015 93
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
Exposing ALEC's secret meeting
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC , is perhaps the biggest and most successful corporate bill mill, handing lawmakers draft bills written by industry lobbyists. Many of these bills ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/26/2015 11
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/26
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David Nir 05/26/2015 277
The Daily Bucket: Where Did Florida's Sand Come From?
Florida is of course famous for its sandy sunny beaches. Most people assume that this sand comes from broken and crushed coral, and for a small portion of the state that is true. But for most of ...
Lenny Flank 05/26/2015 43
Open thread for night owls. On Memorial Day, remember: 'They didn't fall, they were pushed'
Flag-draped caskets on their way back from Iraq to the United States. Ray McGovern writes— Remember This on Memorial ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 49
Car-free and middle-class status
It's now been nearly three months since I owned a working car. My decision to go car-free was part forced by not having a running car and not having the means at the time to afford even another ...
TDDVandy 05/25/2015 221
Have some fun: reply to TransCanada's clueless twit
Today, TransCanada — builders and promoters of both Keystone XL and the Energy East tar sands pipelines — had this to say about their commitment to protect the environment: We help protect the ...
VL Baker 05/25/2015 6
Meditation-Waking Up Now
It is only human for us to think we will find happiness someplace “out there.” We think, “If I could just get the right job, then I could be happy,” or “If I just had someone to love me, ...
Ooooh 05/25/2015 42
Midday open thread: Middle East needs imperialism? Emissions controls to slash coal; Kincannon flips
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is The bad intelligence : What you may have missed on ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 18
Original Americans forgotten on Memorial Day
The All-Nations Native American Veterans Memorial in Jefferson, Oregon [This is an edited and updated reprise of an essay first written for Memorial Day in 2010.] My ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 55
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Young people getting shafted on pay; the real first Memorial Day
E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes The right’s political correctness : Accommodating right-wing primary voters poses real risks to the party in next year’s elections. Its candidates’
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 50
Open thread for night owls. A reprise: 'Lies, Damned Lies, a Searchable Database of Lies'
Meteor Blades 05/24/2015 71
Sanders: Campaign coverage should focus on issues instead of outrage, gossip and Facebook comments
Meteor Blades 05/24/2015 177
UPDATED: PERSONAL: Here's why I reacted so strongly to the "Attorney Chad" incident.
IMPORTANT: SEE UPDATE ON THIS STORY FROM 5/27/15 About a week ago, I posted an off-topic entry called "Attorney Chad" is about to have a really bad weekend. It appears that after the tragic Amtrak ...
Brainwrap 05/24/2015 46

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