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It’s time to seriously rethink ‘zero tolerance’ policing
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses. That is the first sentence of this powerful Washington ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 3
Open thread for night owls: Ask your doc if this birth control is right for you. Now ask your boss
In case you can't see the video here, try ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 38
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a fun ride and a bloated mess
In a weekend with a lot of entertainment distractions, including a boring "fight of the century," thoroughbred ...
Doctor RJ 05/04/2015 40
David Bly on the "Big Picture" of Minnesota Ag and Outdoors
Minnesota State Representative David Bly , D-20B (Northfield), is a longtime champion of sensible agricultural practices that benefit everyone and everything. Chief among them: the preservation of ...
Phoenix Woman 05/04/2015 2
So What did Wildstein tell the U.S. Attorney anyways
Well if U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman's indictment is any guide, it was quite a lot. Full text of Wildstein indictment courierpostonline.com -- May 1, 2015 [ pg 4 ] [...] 2. From in or about ...
jamess 05/04/2015 48
Top Comments: Non-Christian Christians
For decades now whenever I see intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, homophobia or the like it's almost certainly coming from someone who claims to be a "good, God fearing Christian". From the haters ...
Puddytat 05/04/2015 85
The Grieving Room: my quilt is so beautiful! THANK YOU ALL
My quilt has arrived! I do not have the words to thank you all. Welcome, fellow travelers on the grief journey and a special welcome to anyone new to The Grieving Room. We meet every Monday ...
TrueBlueMajority 05/04/2015 56
We're losing rural hospitals across the nation
Rural communities are facing a heightened healthcare crisis as hospitals are closing at an alarming rate around the country, with the highest ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 21
GEO Corp Holds Annual Shareholders' Meeting; Dream Defenders Show Up
On Wednesday, the 29th of April, GEO Corporation held its annual shareholders' meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. A little back story: GEO Corporation, if you don't know, is the largest prison for ...
nancyjones 05/04/2015 20
Monday Murder Mystery: 2015 Agatha & Edgar Award winners
On April 29th, in New York City, the Mystery Writers of America announced the 2015 Edgar Award winners. A Monday Murder Mystery (MMM) diary with all of the nominees can be ...
Susan Grigsby 05/04/2015 17
The Evening Blues - 5-4-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/04/2015 61
You probably don't want to hear this but California is using water left from fracking to water crops
Yes, it's the waste water left over from fracking. The fracking liquid that contains chemicals we don't know about. This is the kind of idiocy posing as one solution to the California man-...
VL Baker 05/04/2015 70
Meditation-Inspired Activism
It is completely counter-intuitive to turn in to suffering. In fact, most people spend their entire lives trying to aim for pleasure and avoid suffering. The problem with that strategy is that ...
Ooooh 05/04/2015 42
Mad Men 7.12 - 'Lost Horizon'
Caution: McCann Erickson May Be Hazardous To Your Hard-Fought Advances Against The Patriarchy. (Courtesy: AMCtv) /Mad Men/ begins with an image of a man falling from a skyscraper; this week, it's ...
Adam B 05/04/2015 20
The two sides of religious persecution
This post is aimed mainly at Americans. Religious persecution has two sides: the persecuted, and the persecutor. You are the persecuted if you are being hassled for, or prevented from, ...
Lori Renee Fye 05/04/2015 39
Religious Freedom for all- is it really for all?
Have you heard about the new fangled cry for "Religious Freedom"? Has it penetrated your psyche as it seems to have penetrated the right wing conservative mass? Religious freedom, that's a GOOD ...
Paenumbra 05/04/2015 4
Coming false GOP meme: Obama lost Syria
The American news media is waking up to the fact that the tide of war has turned against President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. The instrument of this change has been the Nusra Front -- al Qaeda'...
gjohnsit 05/04/2015 28
The reason Ben Carson can't win? Ben Carson
It has been clear for some time now that would-be ...
Hunter 05/04/2015 103
Satanists in Missouri argue that abortion 'waiting periods' violate their religious beliefs
The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings It's hard to figuratively pick up the newspaper these without seeing something concerning ...
Walter Einenkel 05/04/2015 60
Fox reports police shooting in Baltimore, then retracts: 'Nobody has been shot'
Fox News made a major oops on Monday afternoon, and not of the usual Fox News kind. This wasn't a partisan lie about Obamacare or anything like that. No, a Fox ...
Laura Clawson 05/04/2015 42
This Should Be Interesting
I have Reid home from the hospital. The foot doesn't look as bad as I feared it would. He doesn't appear to be in pain and is glad to be home. Because of the long narrow shape of his foot I don't ...
michelewln 05/04/2015 5
In Florida Senate race, DSCC endorses Murphy while Grayson says he'll decide in a month
Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy (at left) On Monday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee offered its endorsement to Rep. Patrick Murphy in Florida's open-seat ...
David Nir 05/04/2015 57
Street Prophets Coffee Hour: Hard Boiled Eggs
This is an Open Thread / Coffee Hour and all topics of conversation are welcome. Today's suggested topic Hard Boiled Eggs . What is for ...
linkage 05/04/2015 21
Study saying EPA rules will save 3,500 lives should be nailed to door of every naysayer in Congress
Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 27
We still can't believe the 'issue' that's dominating the mayor's race in Anchorage
Democratic candidate Ethan Berkowitz Tuesday's runoff in Alaska's largest city has turned an incredibly nasty affair. Over the last week, the contest has revolved around whether Democrat Ethan ...
Jeff Singer 05/04/2015 9
Boehner: 'Ask any employer' about Obamacare, so hey, ask me!
Obamacare is such a failure, it can't even kill the jobs Republicans said it would!
kos 05/04/2015 54
Midday open thread: Minimum wage boost hits bullseye, executions don't hit worst of the worst
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Responses to Baltimore :
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 28
Sen. Gillibrand's report finds military sexual assault still 'vastly underreported'
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said Monday that sexual assaults committed by members of the military continue to be "vastly underreported" even as the military claims to be making progress ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/04/2015 21
Scott Walker celebrates Star Wars Day by being creepy on the internet
I have seen many attempts at political self-promotion over the years, but this may be the first time a presidential candidate's ...
Hunter 05/04/2015 104
Republican voters once again consumed by fear and 'values'
He might just make the cut with primary ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 31
Keith Ellison Re TPP: POTUS has "some definition of secrecy he knows that I don’t know"
When it comes down to it, the president has a problem. No one doubts that he is wicked smart. And there's the rub when it comes to the Trans Pacific Partnership: if he was, say, Sarah Palin-level ...
Tasini 05/04/2015 82
Mitt Romney denies the reality of mass incarceration
Wow, Mitt Romney. Just wow. At a time when even many Republicans are pretending to care about ...
Laura Clawson 05/04/2015 72
Bipartisan group of House members plot to strengthen NSA reforms
Congress has a little under a month to reauthorize expiring provisions of the ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 4
The Three Black Cops Who Killed Freddie Gray are Slave Drivers in the Age of Obama
The officers who killed Freddie Gray have finally been formally charged with murder and manslaughter. Three of the six officers are African-American. ...
chaunceydevega 05/04/2015 55
Iran nuclear review act: Is it lose-lose for Republicans?
Whoops. Even though the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act most likely will pass the Senate by a large majority, the superhawks, pushed by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and president-wannabe Marco Rubio (R-
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 36
Baltimore Police Union has the gall to start a 'My Life Matters' campaign after 6 officers arrested
New hashtag promoted by the Baltimore Police Union What in the world? After six Baltimore police officers were arrested on felony charges in ...
Shaun King 05/04/2015 116
Connect! Unite! Act! NYC, Dallas, Seattle & EPIC Glacier Park Event Info— In Love With a Voice?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
TrueBlueMajority 05/04/2015 120
SC refuses to release 'horrible and offensive' dashcam video of officer killing unarmed black man
Officer Justin Craven after being charged with misconduct in the shooting death of Ernest Satterwhite On April 7, two white police officers in South Carolina were arrested for shooting and ...
Shaun King 05/04/2015 113
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: What's going on with Beau Biden?
Jeff Singer 05/04/2015 17
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Why Baltimore's past matters; Is ISIS really on the run?
Molly Redden at Mother Jones writes Want an Abortion This Year? Get Ready to Wait : For women seeking an abortion, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the long wait. Since the beginning of the year,
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 77
Governmental restrictions on abortions violate a woman’s religious freedom.
Progressives have been on the defensive when talking about a women’s right to make choices about continuing pregnancies and family planning. In addition, social conservatives have been successful ...
dgrhoads 05/04/2015 11
Race, Class and Neglect
is the title of this column by Paul Krugman in today's New York Times . It starts with the notion that we still have a problem with race, as exemplified by what happened with Freddie Gray and the ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 5
Taxing Exertions
I like almost everything about the fitness center at University. I like the stylish two-story building: something like an Art Moderne airplane hangar. I like the stupendous view of the bay from the ...
Robert Dobbs 05/03/2015 5
Open thread for night owls. Do progressives need to make better emotional ties when organizing?
Excerpted by Alternet from Michael Bader'...
Meteor Blades 05/03/2015 95
A brief but powerful video from Jeremy Scahill
I thank MsSpentyouth for the Facebook post that made me aware of it. As far as i could tell it had not yet been shared here. Watch and then respond in the comments. Follow this link to the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 3
Another update on Felicity
Our now three-legged cat came home just before Noon yesterday. We have her in a downstairs room. After several times when she hid behind bookcases where we could not reach her, I emptied the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 12
Sanders tells Stephanopoulos: America needs a 'Political Revolution' for Working Families
Thank you ABC News and and George Stephanopoulos for giving a Progressive Candidate a forum, on your national "Political Viewpoints" show. More please . Sen. Bernie Sanders Says America Needs '...
jamess 05/03/2015 195
ATTN: Nuz Hounds ~ Friends of Animal Nuz & ericlewis0
Did you recently accept an invitation to the new group Nuz Hounds ? If so, please check your DKosmail for a message from Angie in WA State regarding the upcoming Animal Nuz blogathon! If you are ...
Angie in WA State 05/03/2015 12
Chuck Todd gives "his take" on Sanders' Candidacy
Instead of interviewing the Vermont Senator on his Sunday "Politics" show, instead of asking his Pundit Panel what they thought of the Sanders' Candidacy, Chuck Todd took it upon himself to single-...
jamess 05/03/2015 195
Salon nails it about Bernie's campaign!
Salon's Bill Curry says it very well here: Bernie Sanders really matters: He doesn’t have to win to build a progressive movement Stop thinking about winners, losers and the dumb horse race. Let's ...
don mikulecky 05/03/2015 384
The OPOL Report: Fake change in a new box edition
Look, I don't know what we're supposed to do about our bullshit political system but it seems to me that it must start with facing up to the facts. Believing that this time, someone is actually ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/03/2015 149
"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 81
Open thread: Riots, roots and racists
What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... 'Sir, are you injured anywhere?' vs. 'f*ck your breath'. Only one kind of approach provokes riots, by Ian Reifowitz Reclaiming secularism is the key to ...
Barbara Morrill 05/02/2015 35
(sic) = sic erat scriptum, "thus was it written" - or: "Yo G, that Thug (sic)!"
But nevertheless, thug is an interesting word, and to the extent that we need to be able to hear it as more than some antique, static, dictionary definition, then I think that that's part of the ...
annieli 05/02/2015 7
Thugs and messaging fail
cross-posted at MN Progressive project The Democratic Party of the my senate district recently started a book club with the intention of focusing on messaging and explaining Democratic values (no, ...
ericf 05/01/2015 8
Hillary Clinton and Elon Musk
We're now all waiting to see Hillary Clinton unveil her game changing vision for the 2016 election. Recently her tributes to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren suggest she's open to ditching the B....
WinSmith 05/01/2015 6
This is what Denial of Due Process looks like: The Baltimore Detainees
One class of citizens gets swept up and crammed into "holding cells" -- denied the basic America Right of knowing why they're being held. (the other class, is doing the "sweeping" ...) They are ...
jamess 05/01/2015 10
Hillary's OK with the Bernie Competition
As she tweeted today, Hillary Clinton welcomed Bernie Sanders to the Democratic race for President in 2016. In an unexpected sign of respect Clinton even echoed those Issues, that she actually ...
jamess 04/30/2015 68
We Over-Militarize the Police to What End?
When are we going to have a "War on Stupidity" ... ? [ - pg 16 - ] “The detection and countering of the production, trafficking, and use of illegal drugs is a high-priority national security ...
jamess 04/29/2015 17
Demand More Police Accountability
If more citizens don't demand more Police Accountability, it will likely never happen. Here are a few reasons why Police need to be held MORE Accountable: Police brutality calls for transparency ...
jamess 04/28/2015 6
AFL - CIO Throws Gauntlet Down Today
Hillary's job may have just gotten much harder. More below.
Superpole 04/28/2015 9
Our Talking Points
Some of us were just discussing a diary about stereotyping. I sidetracked slightly and responded into one my favorite themes...which is how and why progressives are fighting an uphill battle, mostly ...
toncuz 04/27/2015 12
Fighting Words
I undertook a quick and dirty look into how often the word "fight" or some variation of the same occurred in the Qu'ran and the Bible. Do not leap to any conclusions but the numbers were 94 to nil: ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 04/27/2015 16
‘Lynch Mob’: Misuse of Language
is the title of this powerful New York Times column by Charles M. Blow . He is reacting in particular to the inflammatory statement by the head of the Baltimore Police Union to the demonstrations ...
teacherken 04/27/2015 21
The Fallacy of Language
I spend a lot of time thinking about how we people relate to one another. Over eons, human beings have developed a few tools and perhaps the most important tool we use everyday is language. I have ...
allenels 04/26/2015 5
Origins of English: Some Z Words
In the English alphabet, “z” (pronounced “zee” in some English dialects and “zed” in others) is the final letter. The etymologies of some words beginning with “z” are described below.
Ojibwa 04/25/2015 23
All Things Being Equal in Wages and Trade Opportunities ...
World Trade agreements are the Great Equalizer when it comes to Worker Wages -- Increase them a little over there, Decrease and Flatten them over here. NAFTA showed us that in spades here in America.
jamess 04/24/2015 15
Say “Rebate," not "Dividend”
Say “Rebate," not "Dividend” by Susan C. Strong Although there is some good news about growing levels of renewable and energy efficiency worldwide, we still need a much more vigorous climate ...
SusanCStrong 04/24/2015 7
Some Watercooler Replies to Republican Worries
On Iran : The Iranian people just elected a new President -- and he is way more moderate than the old one. The Iranian people want to rejoin the world community. Shouldn't we let them have the ...
jamess 04/22/2015 5
Pat Robertson explains why polygamy was OK in the Old Testament, yet marriage equality is bad today.
This came in from Right Wing Watch, still taking one for the team, so you don't have to... http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/pat-robertson-polygamy-was-ok-old-testament-now-its-wrong When a ...
ApostleOfCarlin 04/22/2015 50

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