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How about some good news out of Arizona?
Over the last week, local and national news stories, including a handful of my diaries here, have focused on the anti-Islam protest at the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. Our TV screens were ...
Mother Mags 06/01/2015 14
Texas Legislature recesses until 2017
Thank the maker! The Lege finished up its 140 day session today. Their next session will be in 2017. As bad as it was, it could have been a whole lot worse. More ...
johnatx 06/01/2015 26
Who saw THAT coming? Phoenix mosque protest organizer sets up GoFundMe account
See a pattern here? Do or say something that's batshit crazily offensive, like refusing to serve pizza to a gay couple, then complain when the not-insane world says nasty things about you and ...
Mother Mags 06/01/2015 49
Conservative hero Cliven Bundy is back, and still talking about black people
The hero of Fox News speaks ...
Hunter 06/01/2015 85
Most Americans support same-sex marriage. Republicans still don't.
Most of America is ready for the Supreme Court to grant nationwide same-sex marriage ...
Hunter 06/01/2015 58
Supreme Court protects hijab wearers in the workplace
Samantha Elauf, denied a sales job at an ...
Adam B 06/01/2015 157
Supreme Court makes the Internet a little less safe for women
Among other threats to his ex-wife, Anthony Douglas Elonis posted this on his Facebook wall: If I only knew then what I know now, I would have smothered your ass with a pillow, dumped your body ...
Adam B 06/01/2015 202
Pols are pols and do what they do: when O'Malley loved the DLC
FTR, a 2007 Martin O'Malley and Harold Ford (!) column in defense of "the vital center" (and the DLC): Some liberals are so confident about Democratic prospects that they contend the centrism that ...
Armando 06/01/2015 10
LGBT Literature: Stonewall
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
Chrislove 05/31/2015 14
NYT Defense of Clinton Coverage: Drudge Loves It
No seriously, that's what they said : The editor running the coverage, Carolyn Ryan, is more than satisfied with the results so far. “We’ve had extraordinary and world-beating coverage,” Ms. ...
Armando 05/31/2015 44
Connect! Unite! Act! L.A., Glacier Nat'l Park, Maine & Phoenix Meet-Up Info — Gay Pride?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Steven Payne 05/31/2015 142
The Inoculation Project 5/31/2015: STEM Activities & Books
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
nomandates 05/31/2015 15
Pamela Geller calls for Phoenix mosque to be investigated, site of Muhammad cartoon contest
Friday night approximately 500 demonstrators faced off at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix. While more than 800 people RSVP'd on the anti-Islam Facebook page to say they would attend, about ...
Mother Mags 05/31/2015 29
Top Comments: Telluride is turning off the lights and turning on the sky
But First, A Word From Our ...
Steven Payne 05/30/2015 78
First Houston Kossack event, yay!
I'm writing this inaugural diary to celebrate my having attended my very first Houston Kossack social event ever. Thanks be to Wink & Justice of Netroots Radio for making me aware of it, and thanks ...
JJR1971 05/30/2015 10
Tattooed Christian rappers for Ted Cruz is a thing
He's feelin' it. Wow, I so did not need to know that a "Christian rap group" ...
Hunter 05/30/2015 83
20 burning questions Fox News' Megyn Kelly should ask Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will break their silence with Fox News Megyn Kelly " next week ." Looks like America's best Christians, the beleaguered Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will come out of ...
Scott Wooledge 05/30/2015 202
In weekly address, Obama asks Senate to pass USA Freedom Act
President Obama used this week's video address to ask the Senate to quickly pass the USA Freedom Act, a revised but still controversial renewal of some of the now-expiring provisions of the ...
Hunter 05/30/2015 122
Top Comments: Taste the Rainbow, Republicans
You know, you'd think that since I'm now only writing for Top Comments every other week, I'd actually be able to write diaries . I had just the topic in mind for tonight, but it was apparently ...
Chrislove 05/29/2015 55
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/29/15
Because I only signed up for Facebook in a desperate attempt to find out what was going on with state and local candidates (yes, the local media here is awful when it comes to covering politics), ...
nomandates 05/29/2015 87
Whole towns will disappear. ~ STDDs Week 40
My heart goes out to the residents of the areas affected by tornadoes and flooding in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico. I have heard some heartbreaking stories of loss of lives and of destruction of ...
JoanMar 05/29/2015 35
It Only Takes One: Get Ready for Hurricane Season
Are you ready for hurricane season? Monday is June 1 (how'd that happen?) and the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic basin. It's only May and we've already seen one tropical storm-- Ana ...
weatherdude 05/29/2015 64
Ben Carson may be running for president, but he still gets $40,000 per speech
The news that Ben ...
Hunter 05/29/2015 42
'Patriots' hold cartoon contest in front of Arizona mosque
I see we're still ignoring the Waco murders to focus on "cartoon contests." You can draw your own conclusions as to why a bunch of fourth-tier patriots have decided that drawing pictures of ...
Hunter 05/29/2015 143
Phyllis Schlafly bemoans that today's immigrants aren't white enough to her liking
Phyllis Schlafly has always been a racist, right-wing jackass, but at least she's honest about ...
Steven Payne 05/29/2015 231
Armed bikers draw cartoons of Muhammad at an Arizona mosque. What could go wrong?
Let's hope nothing does go wrong, but so far more than 500 800 people have RSVP'd to attend a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest in Phoenix on Friday, similar to the contest in Garland, Texas . That ...
Mother Mags 05/28/2015 429
Bill O'Reilly: Simpletons responsible for liberals catching up to conservatives
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Steven Payne 05/28/2015 69
62 percent of Republicans still say Iraq War was the 'right thing' to do
This has to ...
Hunter 05/28/2015 94
Pennsylvania paper apologizes for Memorial Day letter calling for execution of President Obama
'Divisive rhetoric', and so on.
Hunter 05/28/2015 71
Open thread for night owls: Fox News still making their viewers dumber. And angrier.
Hunter 05/27/2015 75
Jeb Bush's favorite author pens book asking rich Americans to nullify U.S. laws
Jeb Bush is a "total nerd" for Charles Murray. ThinkProgress is the latest ...
Hunter 05/27/2015 64
Vander Plaats won't require 2016 Republican candidates to sign another 'Marriage Vow'
This is bad news for Rick Santorum In the wake of a 2012 Republican campaign season that did not go off as planned, the anti-LGBT religious conservative group run by noted ...
Hunter 05/27/2015 13
Jade Helm conspiracy theorists are kind of dumb. Who knew?
F-35 fighters over Texas. Because they were built there. The Boston Globe went to ...
Hunter 05/27/2015 185
Battleground Texas threatens to sue Texas over widespread voter disenfranchisement
Today, Battleground Texas' Legal Director Mimi Marziani sent a letter formally notifying Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos that Battleground Texas is prepared to file a lawsuit if the ...
nomandates 05/27/2015 37
Texas & Alaska Floods: El Nino & Hot Oceans Start a Year of Hellish Weather. It Will Get Worse.
There's too much heat in the oceans. Way too much heat. Hot water has surged across the equator in the Pacific and a deep pool of very hot water is building off of Mexico's west coast. Tropical ...
FishOutofWater 05/27/2015 177
Texas floods: I am ok, how about you?
Been fighting a bad head cold, so bad my eyes turned red for over a week. To say the least, no way did I care for Madeline during this time. Didn't want to take a chance on damaging her lungs. I ...
TexMex 05/26/2015 103
Houston Area Kossacks 5/30 Meetup: Final Call for RSVPs
I hope all of our Houston Area Kossacks are relatively dry after our storm last night! This is just a final reminder about our upcoming meetup, which is scheduled for this Saturday, May 30, at 1:...
Chrislove 05/26/2015 1
Good Morning Texas! News and Politics with a Progressive Accent
The Texas Progressive Alliance welcomes the unofficial beginning of summer as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff takes a look behind the scenes at the deal struck between Houston's ...
Libby Shaw 05/25/2015 1
Texas Republicans Deny Minimum Wage Increase to Millions
Texas’ House Joint Resolution 26, which would have allowed for a state-wide referendum on increasing the state minimum wage to $10.10, was defeated by Republicans in the Texas House on May 14, 2015.
Stephen Benavides 05/23/2015 8
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 ...
LeftOfYou 05/23/2015 28
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.
dbeerthuis 05/22/2015 3
Howdy Texas! Political News and Information that no Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn't need hindsight to know that invading Iraq was a tragically stupid decision as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff is pleasantly surprised to hear ...
Libby Shaw 05/22/2015 2
Texas makes money by prosecuting truancy twice as much as all other states combined
It is so much quieter in school when no one's there. Texas appleseed released a report on Texas's truancy policy ...
Walter Einenkel 05/22/2015 15
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 ...
Chrislove 05/21/2015 121
TX Governor signs bill requiring direct 911 dialing
Good news from Texas for a change. For those not aware of this story it actually started in December 2013 when Kari Rene Hunt's estranged husband asked her to meet him in a hotel with their ...
AllenMcw 05/20/2015 10
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott does industry's bidding and signs state ban on local fracking bans
Two women await the results of a referendum banning fracking in Denton, Texas, last November. The city's ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 67

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