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|Why the Libyan tide turned again
There has been much talk in the last day or two about the resurgence of Gaddafi in Libya and the retreat of the rebels but precious little reason why this is the case. Why have the coalition ...
|Its Fat Tuesday. Have some Gumbo
Mardi Gras 2011 falls on Tues, March 8th... today (although various cities throughout Lousianna have already had their Mardi Gras celebrations, what you think of as Mardi Gras happens today.) In ...
|Sarah Palin's own personal (secret) Facebook sockpuppet
Some eagle eyed investigator noted and passed to Wonkette details about Sarah Palin's Secret Facebook ...
|NYT (& as I predicted) Egypt Military fights back
A week ago, there was jubilation in Cairo, and across the globe at the resignation of Mubarak, and the success of the protesters in achieving a transition to a Democracy, not least on DKos. I was ...
|Valentine Day origin: Whipping women
From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain. The Roman ...
|Assange the Pootie Abuser
In the Jezebel article about Assange's extradition: Extradition to Sweden isn'
|Suleiman, Tantawi and the future Egyptian economy
Suleiman is the consummate operator, and has strong diplomatic ties to pretty much the entirety of the West, Israel, PA, Jordan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. He is an important part of the military; ...
|The Unstoppable Force meets the Immovable Object
Cairo is a BIG place. It has a LOT of people as you can see on television. Its modern, and part of a modern state, relying on imports, transport and a market economy. Farms don't dot the streets ...
|Stop making bagels, less schmears (upd)
I'd start by saying that, no, this isn't a meta diary about "bagels being troll ratings" and a plea towards ...
|Site bias vs electoral probability (Meta)
For some months, the tone of Daily Kos has changed, as perception of the Obama administration is seen to diverge from an increasingly strict progressive community here. This new orthodoxy has ...
|"Sarah Palin's Alaska" cancelled
Great news!! for John McCain!!! In a bad week for Sarah Palin, it ...
|Gazan's STILL want Israelis driven into the sea. Israel, shockingly, refuses.
I'll start by noting that I don't think its great politics for the US to get involved directly with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There is no big payoff for the U.S. and we would get the ...
|Huge Latino problem for GOP materializes in polling
In the aftermath of the 2008 general election, I opined that the best reform to move forward with, from a partisan viewpoint, could be immigration reform, since it would give a massive structural ...
|My healthcare experiences both sides of the pond
I'm a British ex-pat, now living in Colorado. I've experienced health care on both sides of the Atlantic, in roughly equal measure. While I don't consider myself to be an expert, I would say I've ...
|Proof of the Orly forgery
A simple glance at the top left of the offending document tells all. Forget the folds, the numbers, the names, the "republic" shit. "7s. 6d." stands for something: the cost of the registration. 7 ...
|Reality is what the public sees. Pelosi edition
Most people don't interact with politics the way you and I might. They don't even know about Politico, First Read, Swampland et al. They watch neither Keith O or Bill O. They get what politics ...
|I don't care about torture.
I don't care about torture. There is a statistically infinitesimal chance that I, or anyone that I know OR EVER MET, was tortured. To equate this to other terrible situations, the holocaust, ...
|The FIVE stages of Keith Olbermann
Stewart vs Cramer was liberal porn. Widely carried on AP and Reuters syndication, and plenty of coverage in any ...
|(Politico: Romney fund raising for Jindal) Is this a sign for 2012, or more?
Ben Smith writes: Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom confirms that the ...
|The Nation: Soros idea tells Obama how to fix the mess
Bank bailouts are wealth distribution. About 30% of the American public own some form of financial stock. The majority of ideas being floated right now, involve the shareholders being made whole. ...
|Greed + Fraud in Credit Rating = -$8 TRILLION. Who's going to jail?
A primer: In the world of financials, not only you have a credit score. So do companies and their collateral assets. The Credit Ratings Agencies are the foundation of risk ...
|When and why "Greed is Good" Failed.
I watched a film on September 14th 2008, because it "felt" appropriate. The film was Wall Street, by Oliver Stone, and the week was the unraveling of the world wide credit system. ...
|Proof that Obama is an Arab -No25c
Hillarious snark on Noquarter I have PROOF Obama is an ARAB 1) Obama was a celebrity creation ...
|You break it, we own it.
pic--Robert Reich @ Lesley University Crisis for car makers ...
|Rahm: Obama's Consigliere?
Obama's favorite films are the first two of the Godfather Trilogy. ...
|Your battleground diary: Better than exit polls
KOS embodies people powered politics. When Barrack says "Yes We Can". He means Us (not just us, either, but we are also connected, which is powerful.) I know everyone, like me, is jonesing ...
|DP: Colorado results may be delayed until Wednesday
I noticed this on the Rachel Maddow show ticker, and then immediately rushed to check it out. Colorado absolutely COULD be one of the crucial states. FiveThirtyEight.com has it as the ...
|AP- Judge hearing CO voter purge case Wednesday
First, a little background, by masondav2004's kos diary Election rights groups sue Colorado SoS Coffman over Illegal Voter ...
|CO (Pres 10/21-23) Obama 52 McCain 40
In a poll conducted for Rocky Mountain News & CBS4 Sen. Barack Obama has ...
|McCain and Fascism. Amusing parallels
I'll start by saying I do not believe that John McCain is Benito Mussolini. Benito, after all, could win elections.
|We need YOU. Volunteering for Obama.
Its an absolute possibility that Obama loses crucial states: This is not a done deal. Money is not enough, and I need to talk about something else. ...
|McCain: "My friends, we’ve got them just where we want them."
In Virginia Beach, VA, a visibly worn John McCain speaks to a townhall with a visibly different message.
|Coleman (R-Minn) is pulling Negative Ads-Update(throws McCain under bus)
Norm Coleman, Al Franken's opponent has grown a conscience. On the WAPO "The Trail" Blog As ...
|'08, '04 and '00 Pollster comparison. Time is short now.
A completely fascinating election year polling comparison is up at Pollster, written by Charles Franklin. The two maps ...
|Sorry for the non-election diary, but Fed hypocrits are trampling on the 1st Amendment as we speak
Sorry its not about Palin, McCain, more polls or Sunday talk shows. My working title was: "Federal Hypocrisy: Max Hardcore, George Bush and what it means to you."
|"It won't affect me" itis. Thoughts.
People are rightfully angry. We are going to borrow more and direct the money into institutions we don't understand, who've been irresponsible. Voting "No" is a "no-brainer" for the hard-working ...
|WSJ - McCain team goes with Plan B in debate prep
"Game Plan for Palin Is Retooled Ahead of Debate" McCain campaign manager Rick Davis and senior adviser Steve Schmidt are planning to coach the candidate ahead of the ...
|Florida might be Chad, but IMO Hillary is like a bunch of Sunni Nationalists in Iraq
If you think about it, you can draw a lot of parallels between Hillary and the Sunni Nationalist movement in Iraq. Connsider Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was a losing proposition for the Sunni ...
|What's your 2118 celebration drink?
Harold Ickes be damned, we're going to have a candidate reach 2118 this week. And yes, while it probably will be Obama, it could be Hillary, and I propose, after a long campaign season, the "We" ...
|No25c haxxored! - updated.. now with image
Page currently (11:52pm mst) It works! and... Nope.. wasn't me. [updated] now saved the hack for posterity. Image link over the jump.
|I got your tide, right here, lady.
Clinton said "the tide is turning". Talking heads such as Buchanan talk about "momentum". What non-reality based planet do these people live in?
|Obama decimates McCain in female fundraising
While its a known fact that Hillary handily beats Obama in the female vote, this is also borne out in the fundraising. An interesting fact that was unknown to me until now, is that McCain gets ...
|Penn quits as Clinton strategist. Will soldier on (Updated)
per CNN Now with my actual thoughts!
|Clinton's mistatement and the larger issue
Frankly I don't think the Clinton's had malicious motive in their latest "untruth" if you wish to call it that. Here's the larger issue, and it really does matter: We need ALL of our ...
|Clinton and Bush definitely have one thing in common
While I believe that the current President includes in his administration, people with true malice or self-interested ignorance, its also true that he includes loyal but incompetent people too... ...
|Okaying Florida encourages Primary chaos
The DNC, with Hillary's input, made the rule. The Florida legislature including the Democratic members, decided to ignore this rule. The candidates both take a soft position on this when the ...
|Why we fight: Hillary and Obama edition (updated)
I've always been struck by the strength and depth of binary choices. Frankly, discussion forums on the internet, with their world-shrinking, illusion of privacy and instant gratification make this ...
|Debbie Wasserman Schultz has a single agenda... a hard-line Cuban-American agenda
Many people have their ONE ISSUE in life, that seemingly overrides all other concerns... like the McCain-Bush-Rumsfeld-Cheney war or Tom Tancredo on immigration, say. After reading the Miami Herald ...
|It REALLY is the Economy, Stupid.
I should note that I'm not a professional nor an expert in economics. However, experts and professionals haven't been doing so hot lately.. so here are my layman's 2 cents anyway...
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