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|Young People's Pavilion: Bedtime For Chickies
"To write a good young picture book ... You have to write with all the skill of an adult who understands words, rhythm, rhyme, character, and story and all the heart and soul of a child who ...
|The Book Bear||05/24/2015||1|
|Memorial Day and Flanders Fields
I often struggle to write about Memorial Day. It is about more ...
|Mark E Andersen||05/24/2015||79|
|"Black People Had War Declared on Them By Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf."
On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, in response to window breaking during ...
|The perils of trying to define 'an accurate pollster'
If the majority of polls in 2014 were accurate, this guy would be Governor of Kansas. Next week, you can expect to see a piece offering a review of the performances of the polling community from ...
|Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce
Years ago, when my career depended on my being so much better at what I did than were the men I worked with, and my willingness to work twice as hard for 60.2 percent ...
|David Frum suggests that immigrants are drinking most of California's water
Unbelievable b.s. coming from David Frum, a conservative senior editor at The Atlantic, charging that immigrants are responsible for California's water crisis. Population has grown by 10 mn ...
|Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, LA & Glacier Park Meet — Have You Ever Been to Ireland?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
|Wildflowers at 7500' in the Southern Rockies ~Photo Heavy
Earlier this week, in between the much-appreciated & simultaneously disagreeable-to-hiking rain storms, I took my dogs out for a wildflower sight-seeing hike. We went to a close, common hike for us, ...
|Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXXVIII, Like Water for Food Edition
One vintage bumper-sticker type slogan goes: "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." That came to mind when I was reading this NYT interactive article , "Your ...
|Books So Bad They're Good: A Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Summer in Badbookistan
'Tis summer, and time for a middle aged woman's fancies to turn to thoughts of bad books. Not only bad books, of course. I picked up several excellent books at Kalamazoo last week, two of which I'...
|This week in the war on workers: Who gets the benefits of trade deals?
The Senate advanced fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday.
|Tunnels critics blast Governor Brown for trampling laws, water quality and habitat
In their statements to the State Water Resources Control Board on May 20, Restore the Delta (RTD) and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) slammed the Brown administration ...
|Hundreds to rally and protest against Monsanto at State Capitol Sunday
There will be a march and rally against Monsanto at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Sunday, May 24, starting at 10 a.m., part of a worldwide day of action against the corporate giant. The press ...
|Congratulations Ireland: Panti Bliss and the speech heard round the world
As Ireland celebrates welcoming all her citizens to full equality, it is only right to ...
|How many minimum wage hours would you have to work to afford rent in your state?
Click map to enlarge Minimum wage increases passed by cities and states around the country are great news for low-...
|Apparently, 136 Bullets Were NOT Enough.
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|Glacier Park: The Trail of the Cedars (Photos and Meet Up Schedule)
Let’s say that you are a bit older, overweight, out of shape, and making your only visit to Glacier National Park. Now this is a National Park filled with hiking trails and lots of young, ...
|Water board approves Delta farmers proposal to voluntarily cut water use by 25 percent
While Paramount Farms and Westlands Water District continue to expand water-thirsty almond acreage during California's epic drought, Delta farmers this week stepped up to the plate and proposed a ...
|Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread: What races are you interested in?
Aztec Camera -- "Oblivious"
|Obamacare Saves Sight, Obamacare Saves Lives. StDD~ Week 39
Daily Kos' own ObamaCare guru, Brainwrap, has recently highlighted the story of Luis Lang in a number of posts here , here , here , ...
|Santa Barbara spill shuts up KXL crowd
Funny how quiet pipeline supporters have become this week. You know, the ones who jump up and down, waving their arms every time an oil train derails or springs a leak. "Pipelines are safer than ...
|Money is the Original Form of Viral Media
In ancient times, Romans crossed out coins imprinted with the face of their tyrannical emperor, Caligula. In the early 20th century, British ...
|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.
|Sheriff Arpaio files motion to remove judge from his contempt hearing
I'm shocked! Shocked! Joe Arpaio is attempting to "manipulate the judicial system" Oh, gawd. This is breaking this morning in Phoenix: lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ...
|Due to historic drought, California forced to take extreme measures to save the salmon||Jen Hayden||05/22/2015||3|
|Writing Successfully at Daily Kos - A Few Tips
Over the last few days at Daily Kos we've had several debates over editorial content and control as well as guidelines that writers follow. As a site that lives as a peer-reviewed source, Daily ...
|Bernie Sanders and Minority Voters in Democratic Primaries
The 2008 Democratic presidential primaries were so fascinating to me on a number of fronts, demographically speaking. But the most fascinating thing that occurred in these primaries was how African-...
|It's gotten this bad:Water Wars in California as agriculture prepares to face strict mandatory cuts
On April 1, when California Governor Brown issued mandatory water restrictions for urban users he warned that he might have to consider cuts to agriculture in the future as well. Well, that ...
|Daily Kos Elections open thread 5/22
Mystery Science Theater 3000-- "Noh Theater" Daily Kos Elections is taking this Friday off, as well as this Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We'll be back Tuesday: In the meantime, have a ...
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Lisa Murkowski may be in for a tough GOP primary. Again.
Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa ...
|Overnight News Digest -- ";-)" Edition||rfall||05/21/2015||19|
|For those who believe in the social benefits of oil spills
Who bears the costs of oil spills aside from the environment? Like the taxpayers who ...
|Write On! Pacing
Hello, writers. Last week we talked about making time pass in a narrative. Now I’d like to talk about a related area, pacing. Pacing a story well means spending as little time as possible over ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to buy votes for his anti-worker agenda .
|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, ...
|If Hillary Clinton isn't talking to reporters, who should she be listening to?
Some enterprising reporters have moved on, as New ...
|Lisa Murkowski may be in for a tough GOP primary. Again.
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski lost her 2010 primary, and she may be a conservative target again Last week, Roll Call reported that state Sen. Mike ...
|Bryan Fischer: It’s time for social conservatives to prepare for a post-apocalyptic world
It is imminent. The end of their world . Prepare the shelterboxes for Bryan Fischer and his fellow Christian ...
|Why I'm Standing With Doug Hughes, the Gyrocopter Pilot
Activists gather at the Pettyman Courthouse in D.C. today for Doug Hughes's indictment hearing. He faces 9 1/2 years in prison because he landed a gyrocopter outside the U.S. Capitol last month to�
|Oregon high school junior confronts anti-gay haters, launches beautiful counter-protest
Need a bit of inspiration this morning? I've got just the story for you. On Tuesday, two men showed up on a street corner in Tillamook, Oregon, with signs reading "Homo sex is sin" and "Jesus said ...
|Courts Can't Charge Bail for Traffic Cases
This is something we've been fighting for a long time. Say you get a traffic ticket and you want to fight it. You go to court and demand a trial, only to find that you have to pre-pay the fine as ...
|Another poll finds David Vitter in a comfortable position in Louisiana's gubernatorial contest
Republican Sen. David Vitter (...
|Time for Dem Committees to Follow California Dem Party's Lead, Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment ASAP
I wrote this on Blue Virginia , but it applies to every single state and local Democratic Party committee in the country. Just do it! A few weeks ago, Terry ...
|Until this no longer happens, we are not a color-blind society
An article just hit my in-box with the following title: Racist query terms in Google Maps trigger the White House in results The lede: Google Maps lists the White House among top search results ...
|Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/21
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here .
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Jay Inslee starts with clear leads in Washington
Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee Leading Off : • WA-Gov, Sen : Washington's Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee only won a narrow victory when he was first elected in 2012. However, Public Policy ...
|Bookflurries-Bookchat: Driver, Follow That…Book!
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. It is necessary in ...
|Big Oil Trashes the California Coast
State and federal government crews continue to monitor the clean up of a big oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara as the size of the disaster has expanded. The spill from a ruptured pipeline ...
|Wonder What Bin Ladin Read in Bed?
Need to know what volumes were on Bin Ladin's bookshelf? Curious if his reading tastes were close to yours? Ever consider if what you read makes you who you are, or is who you are dictated by what ...
|CA-Sen: Watch Kamala Harris (D) Rock The California Democratic Party Convention
Received this e-mail today from Attorney General Kamala Harris' (D. CA) U.S. Senate campaign:
|McDonald's can't ignore worker protests before shareholder meeting||Laura Clawson||05/20/2015||14|
|Washington voters like Jay Inslee; like same-sex marriage, marijuana, and background checks more
Gov. Jay Inslee (D) Washington's ...
|California pipeline bursts near popular Santa Barbara beach, 4-mile-long oil slick on beaches
A portion of the 4-mile-wide oil spill near Santa Barbara, CA Campers at popular Refugio State Beach in California were alarmed by noxious fumes and notified authorities, who discovered ...
|Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/20
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here . • KY-Gov : We ...
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Matt Bevin ekes out an 83-vote win, but recanvass looms
Matt Bevin holds an 83-vote lead with all ...
|Santa Barbara oil spill highlights dangers of offshore fracking and drilling
In the same region where questionable "marine protected areas" were created under the helm of a Big Oil lobbyist, state and federal government crews are cleaning up a big oil spill off the coast of ...
|California will allow pharmacists to dispense birth control (and Oregon may be next)
California pharmacists can already dispense emergency contraception, so why not birth control pills? SB 493, signed in to law on October 1, 2013, expands the role of pharmacists as health care ...
|Daily Kos Elections Kentucky, Philly, and Jacksonville liveblog #5
Tonight, voters go to to the polls in party primaries Kentucky and Philadelphia, and for a mayoral runoff in Jacksonville, Florida. Our guide to the key races can be ...
|Elizabeth Warren fires up Democrats in California
In case you missed this, it was a pretty stirring speech: Elizabeth Warren at CA Democratic Convention 2015 link to video Published on May 16, 2015 -- cademorg Senator Elizabeth Warren ...
|Bobby Jindal to the rescue on rejected anti-gay religious freedom bill
Louisiana today killed the latest iteration of those bone-headed "religious freedom" bills popping up in ...
|Sadistic Anthem Blue Cross refuses to allow California hepatitis C patient to be cured of disease
Imagine being struck with a truly horrible disease -- perhaps hepatitis C -- and there is a cure available. A really good cure. What some might describe as a "miracle" of modern medicine. But, wait ...
|Monday Murder Mystery: Debtors' prisons and 'The Devil in the Marshalsea'
Marshalsea Prison, 1773 Click to enlarge On June 1, 1729, William Acton, one-time butcher and deputy ...
|We're Number 1! Arizona reaches another milestone of hate
Arizonans not welcome. Today the Arizona legislature did what no other state in the nation has been mean-spirited enough to do: they cut lifetime welfare benefits to one year for everyone—adults ...
|Stamp Money Out of Politics
“ Not 2 B Used 4 Buying Elections ,” that’s the slogan stamped in red ink on every single dollar in my wallet. I started StampStampede.org ...
|Western US drought advances; Washington State declares state of emergency
Not good, but nowhere near the catastrophic California drought. Yet. With only 16% of normal snowpack this year, half of Washington State is in drought condition; putting 1.2 bn of crops in ...
|Hollywood's male chauvinist pigs, 2015 edition
I wanted to write about "Grace and Frankie" this week. The new series on Netflix stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as two 70-something wives whose husbands ...
|Connect! Unite! Act! Dallas, Houston, Seattle, L.A. & Glacier Park Meet-up Info — Dogs Breeds?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
|Fracking up the NATIONAL Food and Water Supply - Do you Give a F**k?
If you think the benefits of Fracking and US Domestic Fossil Fuel Drilling, in general - lowered gas prices, and maybe in the distant future less reliance on oil from the Middle East - outweigh the ...
|Top Comments: Meet Sophie!||Steven Payne||05/16/2015||62|
|Tony Perkins is mighty peeved over Dan Savage's new sitcom 'The Real O'Neals'
ABC has released its trailer for a new sitcom coming to their fall line-up. The Real O'Neals is a semi-autobiographical comedy inspired by gay activist Dan Savage who is serving as executive ...
|Arizona Gov. Ducey brags about firing an agency head for enforcing the law
Il Ducey One thing Arizonans have learned in the few months that Gov. Doug Ducey has been in office is that ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/15/15
Welcome to Kitchen Table Kibitzing! Tonight is Open Thread Night. Please make yourself at home and enjoy the ...
|Oakland schools do away with draconian suspension rules
Nobody goes to the principal's office—they go right out the door. Californian school suspension rules are involved to say the least. In recent decades they ...
|100 California Officials Ask Gov. Brown for Fracking Moratorium
Californians Against Fracking just issued the following press release on a letter signed by 100 California officials calling on Governor Jerry Brown to halt the environmentally-destructive practice ...
|Buckle up, California–scientists predict you're about to ride one hell of a long heat wave
If you live in Southern California, better get used to seeing thermometers rise As if the drought in California weren't bad enough, scientists are predicting Los Angeles temps are going ...
|Old Man Yells At Cloud
A Quasi Quid Pro Quo Conundrum. Riddle Me This...
|Overnight News Digest -- "The Dress, The Dress! Edition||rfall||05/14/2015||28|
|California Senate just passed a bill to end personal belief exemptions for vaccinations
Three cheers for common sense! Today the California Senate passed Bill SB277, meaning parents can no longer opt out of vaccinations for their publicly schooled children ...
|Nestlé CEO wants to pump more water out of drought-stricken California for bottled water business
Nothing to see here! Larry Mantle, host of AirTalk on KPCC, had two high-profile guests on his show this week–NASA'...
|Nestle Boss Wants To Bottle MORE Water Despite California Drought
Warning! Capitalist pig alert. The boss of Nestlé Waters has said the company wants to increase the amount of water it bottles in California despite a devastating drought across the state that ...
|Breaking: No Charges in the Police Execution of Tony Robinson
This about sums it up. #TonyRobinson 's mother leaves crying, distraught. "They murdered my son." Family, friends comfort her, urge calm. — Dan Simmons (@MadDanWSJ) May 12, ...
|When White People Rioted in Baltimore
" The despot's heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the battle queen of yore, Maryland! ...
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