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|Women's Fair Pay!
|Open thread for night owls: Too many of the people in Washington do not rep those who elected them
Blast from the Past . At Daily Kos on this date in 2014 — Texas legislature gives 1.5 million poor residents the finger :It's not enough just to ...
|OUR HYPOCRITICAL PSEUDO-PATRIOTISM
After watching all the militarism, weaponry, and xenophobic pseudo-patriotism of our Memorial Day celebrations, I began wondering why so few question our destabilizing military adventurism in the ...
|SpiritSisters: Writing In Women's Voices. New diary series
||Denise Oliver Velez||05/28/2015||98|
|Breaking:North Carolina governor Pat McCrory says he'll veto gay marriage objections bill
Earlier today, May 28th, the NC house cleared a gay marriage objections bill that allows court officials to opt out of same-sex marriage duties based on religious Objections “sincerely held”.
|Amy Schumer Crashes Women's Policy Institute Website By Redirecting Unexpected Visitors
Amy Schumer has spent this season taking on basic ideas of what it means to be a successful comedian. While many of her episodes ...
|anti-democratic election methods
Here is the result- see the disparity- if all votes counted equally, regardless of location, the bottom row would be all 1's Ok, Hi. You all know how into election design I am, and this last ...
|EPI: Government's state jobs report for April shows recovery still plodding
Click here and scroll briefly for an interactive version of this map.
|The War of Fog: Fox News complains that US military won't allow itself to kill more people
In its desire to fuel the RW need to "re-engage" a more complete war in Iraq, Fox News trolls for military insubordination and more collateral damage. Darn that over-regulated military chain of ...
|Vlad the Impeller
The most common age for a man to get divorced is fifty. The kids are grown and out of the house, he’s reached some level of financial success and power, and his wife is no longer young. If he’s ...
|A Southerner in Yankeeland||05/28/2015||5|
|African American leads in Science Fiction
Indulge me for a moment while I rattle off a list of titles. Recognize any of them? Guardians of the Galaxy Godzilla Lucy Divergent The Hunger Games: Mockingbird Transformers: The Age of ...
|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 :
|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 ...
|Let's draw pictures of Muhammad, and do it in front of a Mosque, on Friday!
An armed biker gang. Cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. A mosque in Arizona. What could possibly go wrong? - Foreign Policy It doesn't take a crystal ball to see what can happen. Or what this band ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Abraham Lincoln: the bond of human sympathy should unite all working people.
My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: "We must be together; our masters are joined together ...
|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 ...
|Cartoon: American exceptionalism
Click image to enlarge. This week, Ireland voted YES (by vast majority) for same-sex marriage in a ...
|'The White Man' is a Monster Who is Very Real: Chicago Police 'Hunt' a Black Man Wearing Antlers
And who is surprised? Writing at Salon, Jenny Kutner details how: A grotesque image recently made public by a Cook County ...
|The Daily Bucket - Newly Arrived Squabs!
After a lovely 5 day weekend, I'm back with news of the wilds of upstate New York. Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and birds are hatching! Follow me below the orange nest for fantastic photos ...
|London: Hasidic Jewish Sect Bars Women Driving
Rabbis of the Hasidic Jewish sect Belz in part of north London have instructed women that they must not drive as this breaches the “the traditional rules of modesty in our camp”. A letter sent ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/28/2015||57|
|"Smell This Trash Can" - Kansas Senate Nowhere On Budget, Furloughs Considered
It's been many years since Boston Public, David E Kelley's drama about life in an inner city high school, aired on network television. But on May 27, Senator Pyle (Hiawatha) invoked memories of ...
|Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Thank God It's Giovedì"
If it's Thursday on The After Show with Wink & Justice; then Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it)! The Pentagon accidentally ships anthrax to private labs around the country; a ...
|Those Damned Hippies. They Saved the Berkeley Post Office.
In early April, the US Postal Service won. They got a Federal Judge to dismiss , without prejudice, Berkeley's lawsuit against the sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office.
|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 ...
|Daily Kos Radio is STILL UNDER REPAIR at 9 am ET!
It looks like the week is a wash for new episodes, since tomorrow was going to be another planned absence. So in a way, I guess this was a relatively good week to run into technical problems. ...
|Tunnel A Railway - Create A Wetland Habitat for Birds and Prevent Floods
Any day now a 1,000 tonne, 150 metre long machine will break through a temporary plug of concrete to complete boring tunnels for Crossrail in London. This is currently the largest civil engineering ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/27/2015||5|
|Texas Anti Same Sex Marriage Legislation Dies
Just reported in the online version of the Austin American Statesman. Republican legislation seeking to create a permanent ban on gay marriage died Wednesday night without a vote in the Texas ...
|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 ...
|Ending Veteran Homelessness, One Home At a Time
As someone dedicated to the issue of ending Veteran homelessness, I recommend you check out this article on Huffington Post's impact page. It discusses how Boston-based Housing Partnership Network ...
|The Religious Bigotry of Rick Santorum
Now that Rick Santorum has announced that he is running for president, again, it is worth reminding ourselves that he is a coarsely obvious religious bigot. I first published this post when he was ...
|New York's State Assembly just passed a single-payer bill
Some outstanding news from Albany. Assembly passes #universalhealthcare #singlepayer #NYHealth bill!
|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 ...
|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,
|Jeb Bush’s four percent fraud
There's an old Monty Python sketch in which a "Face the Press" interviewer grills the Minister for Home Affairs: "You claimed that you would build 88,000 million, billion houses a year in the ...
|Lift The White Mans Burden
Friday night I heard about the Duggar nonsense and then Huckabee came out and was defending it. My head was spinning about the contradictory 'defendable' sins and those that meet his condemnation. I ...
This headline today, U.S. indicts world soccer officials in alleged $150 million FIFA bribery scandal in the Washington Post made me think of an ideal world. It goes something like this: The ...
|A Rant: We will go after FIFA but what about big banks?
This is more of a rant than a diary of any substance but am I the only one that is outraged over the fact that the US Department of Justice has brought a whole lot of resources to bear on corruption ...
|Corporate Welfare Fails to Deliver the Jobs: The Sad Case of Start-Up NY
For several decades, state and local governments have been showering private businesses with tax breaks and direct subsidies based on the theory that this practice fosters economic development and, ...
|Lawrence S Wittner||05/27/2015||10|
|Identification in a changing society
I am a transwoman. This means that I have a female mind and was born with a male body. I now identify as female while making the effort to change my body to match how my brain says it should be. ...
|Midday open thread: Drug cartel builds CCTV network; 'clickbait' enters dictionary; microbead ban
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Reasonable measures :
|Happy update on the NY elementary kids forced to sit out the school carnival due to poverty
Come back, kids! Yesterday we shared the disheartening story of a principal at PS 120 in Queens, New York that ...
|White Racial Logic: The Real Difference Between Waco and Baltimore
Recently, outlaw motorcycle clubs engaged in a daylight gun battle in Waco, Texas. This combat involved hundreds of people. The mall where the riot occurred was left resembling a war zone, with ...
|Independent Lens: the film "1971" reminds us of COINTELPRO and its abuses
In the Wikileaks age of PATRIOT Act and USAFREEDOM Act, it is important to remember how important patriotism has always been and what means are necessary. 1971 http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/...
|Hellraisers Journal: The Broad Ax on the Chicago Teamsters Strike: Murder and Lawlessness Continues
My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: "We must be together; our masters are joined ...
|A tale of two boys killed last August: Michael Brown (18) and Khalil Al-Anati (11)
This was first published on my blog back in August 6, 2014 Michael Brown, 18 was killed Saturday, in St. Louis, apparently shot by a bullet from a police officer’s gun. The FBI will investigate ...
|Big media's sneering, dismissive coverage of Bernie Sanders is a plague on democracy
The media are more interested in ...
|Republico does some Hippie-punching in the land of Bernie Sanders
The self-described democratic socialist kicked off his long-shot run for the White House in his adopted hometown of ...
|Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa!"
It's "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays" on The After Show. We were going to call it "Germanic Mercury" but you know what they say, if you have to explain a joke, yada yada ya. ...
|Daily Kos Radio is WAITING PATIENTLY FOR THE APPLE STORE GENIUSES at 9 am ET!
Technically, it's only been a day and a half since they got the Kagro in the Morning Super Computer in their hands, so they're still well within the predicted range for the repairs. You go, Apple ...
|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 ...
|NYC Kossacks Welcome peregrine kate and asterkitty - 5.16.15
The NYC Kossacks welcomed both peregrine kate and asterkitty to Spitzer's Corner on a gorgeous Spring day. As usual, it was a great group of Kossacks with fabulous food and terrific conversation.
|Dear Sen. Sanders
and Sen. Clinton, and Sen. Warren and MoveOn and People for the American Way and Friends Committee on National Legislation and Democratic Nationnal Committee and DailyKos and so many others. But, ...
|A Back-Azimuth on Iraq II
It's been more than a decade now that George W. Bush's neocons initiated the regime-change "war of choice" in Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein from power. One by-product is that there are now some books ...
|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 ...
|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 "...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 :
|Daily Kos Radio is STILL IN THE SHOP at 9 am ET!
The KITM Super Computer is still in the shop today. Or more accurately, it finally got into the shop today. See, at the Apple Store, you've got to make an appointment to tell them your computer is ...
|Daily Kos Radio is IN FOR REPAIRS at 9 am ET!
What does that mean? It means that the trusty MacBook that has powered the show for three years is on the blink, and might have to go live on the Apple Farm, if you know what I'm saying. But, ...
|I didn't serve in Vietnam for freedom...
or liberty, or the flag. I didn't serve for the reasons people think of when they tell me, "Thanks for your service." I knew that this war was not about any of that stuff. I served for 365 days ...
|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 ...
|DKos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Duggar; KS gov blows some more; Fight for $15 gets its hat tip
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
Today, I'm just going to say, "Josh Duggar" over and over for one hour and fifty-two minutes. Then, Rosalyn MacGregor's Michigan update will fill the rest. Oh, wait. Greg. OK, Greg will ...
|DKos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Greg's headlines; living in the House; banning bans; SYG's worst
Greg Dworkin rounds up stories about Rand Paul'...
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
We've got a few stories to follow up on these days, so maybe it's time to check back in on them. I mean, it's not as if there's an entire industry dedicated to presenting new and interesting ...
|DKos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Greg & Joan blast 'bad intel' BS; TPP shell game targets Medicare
We kicked off with a recap of the ...
|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 ...
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
It's Wednesday, and that's Joan McCarter day! No matter what Pinterest says ! Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here:
|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 ...
|Daily Kos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Luis Lang revisited; 'mistakes,' torture & media paralysis
Bristol Palin calls off her wedding! Also,
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
As usual, tons of good material to draw from. Only reality can intercede! And it will have a hard time doing so, since we'll be without Greg Dworkin this morning, even though he totally said he'd ...
|Unbelievable: Democratic congresswoman mocks Indians with clueless 'war whoop'||David Nir||05/18/2015||117|
|Daily Kos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Waco shootout; 2016 roundup; TN terrorist busted; ISIS raid
Three gangs face off in ...
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
It's Monday again. Back to the grind! No sooner have you wrapped up a biker weekend gun battle than it's once again "time to make the donuts." Same old, same old. Listen LIVE ...
|♥Note To A Marine♥
Hi Joe ♥ ♥I'm Still Here, Waiting♥ Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273- TALK ( 8255 and dial 1)
|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|
|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 ...
|Standing with Tribal Nations Opposing Coal Exports in the Pacific Northwest
Otto Braided Hair speaks at a press conference against coal exports. He is a traditional leader from the Northern Cheyenne and does not represent the tribal government. "We collectively stand ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||05/15/2015||4|
|DKos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): Greg & Armando handicap 2016; TPP; cops & cams; Gimmetarian jerk
White-on-white crime shocker leads ...
|The Daily Bucket - chocolate lily season in a remnant Indian prairie
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
Well, it's Friday, so anything goes. But I'm reminded that I made the mistake of promising certain stories would be given consideration today. So why not come by and see what a liar I am? Let's ...
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