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|Is the human mind an evolutionary failure?
I just finished George Marshall's book Don’t Even Think about It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change . The timing could not be more ironic for I also read this diary by ...
|Cartoon: Ireland's rainbow
Ireland's Same Sex Marriage vote this weekend was historic and happy news for gays & lesbians on the Emerald Isle. I believe the Supreme Court will decide this summer that a little rainbow in our ...
|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 ...
|Texas & Alaska Floods: El Nino & Hot Oceans Start a Year of Hellish Weather. It Will Get Worse.
|Intense Precipitation Events on Rise in USA - Predicted by Climate Models in 2007 IPCC Report
That graphic from Climate Central shows the top fifty cities in the United States with the largest percentage increase in intense rain events (comparing the decade 1950-1959 to the ...
|Marriage Equality Comes To Greenland; World Marriage Equality Map
Greenland's Parliament approved a marriage equality bill yesterday (unanimously). Same-sex couples can tie the knot beginning October 1, 2015. From On Top Magazine : Denmark granted Greenland ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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:
|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 ...
|Republican dilemma: Is the Pope infallible or just a nice guy with an opinion
For many years, when it came to abortion and birth control, Republicans' cheerfully trotted out the Pope and Catholic teachings to justify draconian anti-...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|I've witnessed your suffering as the battles raged higher
While it is fitting to remember and mourn those who were lost in our wars, the majority of the graves with all those little flags placed on them are those who survived. Unfortunately for many they ...
|NOM's Self-Refuting Rationalization Of The Passage Of Marriage Equality In Ireland
It's a tough time to be on the wrong side of history right now. The side that constantly crows "Let the people vote!" lost 62-38 on Friday. Of course, democracy only matters to them when it goes ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Dublin Catholic Archbishop: Church Needs a Reality Check
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin says he voted no, but recognizes that this election represents a reality check for the Catholic Church. Ireland, one of the world's most predominantly ...
|GUS: Happy LGBT Equal Rights Demanded by the Irish Weekend w/ Recipes
Good Sunday, GUSgreenies!!!!!!! Sure, we all know my entire ancestral family pushed the vote wayyyyyy over the top for the Yes vote in Ireland for Marriage Equality. You can thank me and mine later.
|Open thread: Unlearning racism, Flanders Fields and women in the workforce
What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce, by Susan Grigsby Memorial Day and Flanders Fields, by Mark E Andersen How did you begin to unlearn racism, by ...
|Faux Pause, appendix
This is just a short appendix to my post from yesterday , wherein I described fraud being perpetrated by the likes of Monckton and Watts in convincing low-information types that global warming (aka ...
|This Week in the War on Women - May 23, 2015
By Christine Gutierrez-Boswell It has been awhile since I have authored a column here. Fortunately, the news never gets less interesting, and unfortunately gets worse for women. The top news ...
|SXSW ECO PanelPicker voting extended through Sunday; please vote for my panel
The SXSW Eco conference has extended voting at their PanelPicker website; voting now closes Sunday night at midnight Central Time. Please stop by and vote for my panel - We Can Have A Profitable ...
|Not Everything is Bigger in Texas
Example: Itty Bitty Crowd Attending Commencement Speech by Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) Last Saturday, when Texas Governor Greg Abbott rose to give the commencement address to the Spring, 2015 ...
|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 ...
|The Death Sentence Of The Christian Right
This past Sunday was the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, and it put back into my mind the day that took place exactly one month prior, April 17, and the controversy ...
|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 ...
|Monckton and Watts inadvertently reveal global warming "Pause" to be clumsy fraud
The idiot climate denialist website http://wattsupwiththat.com, run by the idiot climate denialist Anthony Watts , is fond of running graphs proclaiming NO GLOBAL WARMING FOR ‘XX’ YEARS ‘X’ ...
|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.
|So what is the GOP strategy for Iraq?
Republican candidates have decided to use the recent setbacks against ISIS as a winning issue in the 2016 election, and it seems to be working. A poll from October shows a majority of ...
|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 ...
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|Rapid Warming is Here
The Oceans have begun to heat up at rates double those observed by scientists only 6 years ago. This graphic, released today by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) represents ...
|Monckton outfoxed by a calendar in his fight to censor art
Ian Wolter's "Lest We Forget Those Who Denied" Remember when UK student Ian Wolter created a masterpiece of denier commentary? The seven-foot,
|Marriage Equality in Ireland
Today is an historic day in the Republic of Ireland as the Irish people go to the polls to decide whether to amend their constitution to provide for marriage equality. If, as expected, the vote is ...
|Ex Sen Alan Simpson: Global Warming "is real" And Deniers Are "goofy".
Yeah, you read that right. EX Republican Senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson stood up at a school board meeting and slammed Global Warming denialists. Ok, slam might be a little to much, but he sure ...
|Rev. Makela could have been me. Here's why I support spreading his story.
I grew up as a conservative evangelical Christian, raised to believe that monogamous, heterosexual relationships were the only valid setting for human sexual expression. For me, that meant denying ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Open thread: Jeb, Jeb, chauvinist pigs and good kills
What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Jeb shooting himself in the W. means that 'ultra-hawk' Rubio will be the GOP establishment's guy, by Ian Reifowitz Sorry, Jeb. Your brother did create ISIS, by ...
|Breaking news from The Department of You Can't Make This Stuff Up
From Judith Miller, noted war-enabler: I sit down with James O'Keefe and talk about the state of journalism today. http://t.co/...
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