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|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’
|Open thread for night owls. A reprise: 'Lies, Damned Lies, a Searchable Database of Lies'||Meteor Blades||05/24/2015||67|
|Sanders: Campaign coverage should focus on issues instead of outrage, gossip and Facebook comments||Meteor Blades||05/24/2015||118|
|When Hippies Roamed the Earth
||One Pissed Off Liberal||05/24/2015||241|
|Who are more Dangerous: Fleeing Suspects or the Police Officers who Kill them?
Americans used to have rights. Primarily the Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Also we supposedly have the the right to be "secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of ...
|A trip to the zoo with a homeless family
Makala sees a black bear This is an update on the family I'm trying to help. Please see this diary for the full story. For the record, I don't really like this title because I see Chelsie, Terrance,
|This week at progressive state blogs: Gov. Kasich plays the suckers; Gov. Bryant writes a dumb op-ed
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a ...
|Spotlight on green news & views: Oil spills; the melting poles; Jeb Bush's climate change arrogance
See 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, Spotlight on Green ...
|Say Hello to the Anti-Science Party
"We're associated with being anti-everything," Bush said. "Way too many people believe that Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science , anti-gay, anti-worker. Many voters are simply ...
|Open thread for night owls. OECD: Growing global inequality gap 'has reached a tipping point'
Nadia Prupis at Common Dreams, writes Growing Global Inequality Gap 'Has Reached a Tipping Point' : With the gap between the rich and poor growing worldwide, ...
|Action Diary: Help Needed in Nepal
Dear Kossacks, I am in Mexico, running one of the biggest archaeological field projects of my life, so I have not been around a lot lately. With that in mind, I have to make this diary short, but ...
|Was the War in Iraq a Mistake?
"Seldom in the course of human history have so many sacrificed so dearly to achieve so little." That was a quote within a post, I dared to write (and was dared to write) -- some 2 months ago: Was ...
|Midday open thread: Huckabee backs Ten Commandments BS; DNI keeps bin Laden porn to itself
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love :
|Politico takes a whack at Warren in a lengthy, trade-related hit piece
Politico's nothingburger story on Warren's ...
|Christie Asks for an Apology -- Then he Asks us to Imagine ... What If?
I think I'll skip the Apology part of his Reputation-makeover tour right now, and instead take a few moments to imagine Chris Christie with his thumb on the Delete button. Hey he asked us to ... "...
|Open thread for night owls. Democracy Now interviews Matt Taibbi on confessed bank crooks
Matt Taibbi Amy Goodman interviewed Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi on the news that the five banks—Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of ...
|Bernie Sanders will make his presidential run official Tuesday
Bernie poses for a selfie with a supporter in Manchester, NH, May 2. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make his presidential primary campaign official Tuesday, May 26, with a public kick-off on the shores ...
|Oil, Water, and Sand
When will we ever learn, these three basic ingredients -- Don't really Mix. Oil Spill Worse Than First Thought (Video) NBC News Channel -- May 21, ...
|Jeb Bush is partly right. Somebody is definitely 'intellectually arrogant' about climate change
That arrogance does not, however, come from the scientists behind the 97 percent of peer-reviewed papers that say civilization's emissions of greenhouse gases are driving climate change. Nor from ...
|Midday open thread: Foxagandists say Obama wrong to call climate change nat'l security threat
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?) :
|Surprise! Company whose pipeline burst in Santa Barbara has extensive record of safety violations
A section of Refugio State Beach tainted by oil from burst pipe. Since 2006, the U.S. Pipeline and ...
|The Run-up to Iraq War: Mother Jones Timeline
Since so many are in the " Iraq Revisionist " mode lately, I thought I'd post this VERY informative Timeline. Hopefully, it might put some helpful "side-bars" around all the "what we knew then" ...
|It's Good to be the White.
It's a good thing to be White In America, because you get to do things that other people could only dream of getting away with and go on living to tell the tale. If you're white you can stand ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/21/2015||23|
|Press conference to ask MLB to support #blacklivesmatter interrupted by neo-Nazi protesters
Bishop Bobby Hilton and a group of Cincinnati ministers called a press conference yesterday to ask Major League Baseball to support #blacklivesmatter. The ministers want to use the upcoming All-...
|Makala is homeless
Terrance, Aaron, Chelsie, and Makala Hrmm. Umm. Writing a diary is like riding a bicycle, right? Hmmm. I guess if you don't ride a bicycle for a while it might be a little awkward at first. So ...
|Study: BP oil blowout at fault for Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths. The petroleum giant says nah
Dead dolphin stranded on the Port Fourchon Louisiana coastline in July 2012 following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
|Tech Companies Step-up to Oppose the TPP
This is good to see -- and they make a few ' Patriotic ' arguments too ... Hundreds of tech companies line up to oppose TPP trade agreement by Sam Thielman in New York, theGuardian.com -- May 20, ...
|Spotlight on green news & views: Fracking wastewater used on crops; Shell plans for change of 4°+
Check out the saga of the green heron hunting for lunch Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention ...
|CNN Discussion on Waco "Thugs" yet again shows we may have "Cop Problems" more than "Black Problems"
In the following clip from CNN in a discussion of how different the Police and media response has been to the mass murder spree and shootout by Waco Biker Gangs, contrasted to not just the so-called "
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/20/2015||18|
|Climate takes up half Obama's commencement address to Coast Guard cadets, with some Arctic irony
Climate change dominated President Obama's commencement address to the Coast Guard graduating class Wednesday. President ...
|Midday open thread: Tech companies oppose TPP; bin Laden's bookshelf; Obama tweets, racism ensues
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Biker Lives Matter :
|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 ...
|Hey Clinton Campaign, keep on ignoring Beltway Media
Why even bother? Well, you guys went ahead and did a press avail, and ...
|Republican Austerity Kills. Literally
When I heard about the Amtrak train wreck outside of Philadelphia on Tuesday night my heart stopped for a few seconds. My son lives in Washington D.C. His girlfriend's family lives in NYC. I have ...
|Hillary & Establishment Groupthink Are Consistently WRONG
Mainstream thinking, not just Republican thinking, is consistently wrong. Justification and support for the Iraq War? WRONG. Catastrophically wrong. Multi-generational even. Centennial even. An ...
|Words In Action||05/15/2015||146|
|I Don't Beg Well
Never have. But this is for my grandson. He is part of a tech club at his high school. They have made it to the national championship in Dallas for the Technology Student Association (TSA - ...
|Need Help Please
I know it's been awhile since I've been here. With working two jobs and school it's hard. Normally I am seeking help for animal rescues or for disaster recovery but this time it's very personal. My ...
|The Quilt is done. Now we need to get it to Otteray and his Celtic Lassie by Tomorrow
The quilt is done. In spite of Sara and Ann both being hit with illness, they have bent time to make it so. The messages of love and support from all of you are there ...
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