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Open thread for night owls. Anthony Russo: a whistleblower on torture who should not be forgotten
When the news first came out that the United States had tortured suspected terrorists, there were three responses: Some Americans said, good, they deserved it; some were shocked and appalled; some ...
Meteor Blades 06/01/2015 29
What do you like that no one else does, and what do you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
"I'm just a sweet transvestite, from Transsexual, Transylvania." Within film, music, television, etc., there exists the cult classic . It's usually a work that wasn't ...
Doctor RJ 06/01/2015 445
On "Being Mortal" & Dealing with Cancer
Every day we live, we are each one day closer to our own death. A truism, of course, but one that we tend to suppress in the rush and tumult of other demands on our attention and time. Until, one day,
peregrine kate 06/01/2015 64
On dark money and Supreme Court litmus tests
Clean campaign warrior Bernie Sanders.
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 19
Health insurers not happy with new Medicaid managed care rules
The Obama administration released new rules last week of Medicaid managed care programs, the first rules update in over a decade. The rules apply to the private insurers who primarily manage long-...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 9
Fox News just can't stop calling Caitlyn Jenner 'he'
"Call me Caitlyn," the upcoming cover of Vanity Fair says, over a picture of the woman who became famous as Olympic champion Bruce Jenner and had more recently been prominent on reality television ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 86
Florida police murder black computer engineer as he listens to music; attempted coverup exposed
Jermaine McBean selfie on the left, with his family on the right On July 31st, 2013, Jermaine McBean, an experienced 33 year old computer engineer with no criminal record whatsoever, paid $100 for ...
Shaun King 06/01/2015 130
McConnell blocks Rand Paul amendments to NSA reform bill
We'll see how this works out for him. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 55
Midday open thread: Dissing Charles Darwin; celebrating Jeff Davis; trying BP executive
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Privacy talk :
Meteor Blades 06/01/2015 44
Scott Walker not looking for rape or incest exemptions in Wisconsin 20-week abortion ban
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Last fall, as he campaigned for re-election as governor of ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 48
Republicans learn, again, that legislating is hard
A Mensa meeting it's not. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 34
Conservative hero Cliven Bundy is back, and still talking about black people
The hero of Fox News speaks ...
Hunter 06/01/2015 81
Judge in Dennis Hastert case contributed to Hastert for Congress
Dennis Hastert Things ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 46
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
Our Seattle & Puget Sound Kos 10th Get Together
This last Saturday, May 30th a special group of people got together once again to eat, drink and share. As usual it was relaxing, fun and informative. Here are a couple of pictures of one end of ...
John Crapper 06/01/2015 19
Meet 'Dem' John Delaney, bidding to be the next Joe Lieberman
Rep. John Delaney (D-Doofus) Holy crap this guy is a doofus.
kos 06/01/2015 140
Texas business community at war with legislature over Medicaid expansion
There's an outside chance at real political change in Texas soon, not at the hands of the growing Latino population there. It could come from a much more powerful, and deep-pocketed source: ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 72
Supreme Court protects hijab wearers in the workplace
Samantha Elauf, denied a sales job at an ...
Adam B 06/01/2015 144
Jeb Bush on his brother's successes and mistakes: 'He kept us safe'
Jeb Bush Man, Jeb Bush is taking all the popular positions. In an ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 137
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 185
Move over Republican clowns, Lindsey Graham is getting in the car
Can you feel the Lindseymentum? It's official, Sen. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 136
Reports: There's a second alleged Dennis Hastert abuse victim
Dennis Hastert The scandal ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 130
Unarmed black teen. William Chapman, killed by officer who just came off suspension for killing
18-year-old William Chapman On April 22, the Portsmouth, Virginia, Police Department claimed that 18-year-old William Chapman was suspected of shoplifting from a local Walmart. Completely unarmed, ...
Shaun King 06/01/2015 93
Patriot Act provisions expire as Rand Paul fundraises, rewrites history
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 87
How should Joe Biden handle grief? Fox News has just the person to offer advice
Beau Biden and Joe Biden Fox ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 40
Cartoon: Privacy talk
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
Tom Tomorrow 06/01/2015 22
Police crush, kill man begging for his life, screaming he was suffocating until his ears turned blue
Robert Minjarez Jr. with his mother Some are calling Robert Minjarez Jr. the Latino Eric Garner. Sadly, the comparison is uncanny— including ...
Shaun King 06/01/2015 154
Daily Kos Radio is LIVE ONCE AGAIN at 9 am ET!
We are back on the air at last, with the newly refurbished Kagro in the Morning Super Computer! Hey, how about that Denny Hastert guy, eh? We've got a lot of catching up to do! And yes, that is ...
David Waldman 06/01/2015 2
Cheers and Jeers: Monday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Mount Meathead Erupts. Again. - "The state of Maine saw the governor once again throw a temper tantrum." ---Maine Senate minority leader Justin Alfond (D) -
Bill in Portland Maine 06/01/2015 63
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Here's what we know about the Denny Hastert indictment so far
Indicted ex-Speaker Dennis ...
David Nir 06/01/2015 106
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Now it's Hillary, Bernie, Martin; domestic spying corrodes democracy
Doyle McManus at the Los Angeles Times writes— Bernie Sanders: Why the guy who won't win matters : Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist who kicked off his presidential campaign on ...
Meteor Blades 06/01/2015 115
Open thread for night owls: Missing statistics make evaluating our criminal justice system harder
Matt Ford at The Atlantic writes The Missing Statistics of Criminal Justice : After Ferguson, a noticeable gap in criminal-justice statistics ...
Meteor Blades 05/31/2015 71
A You Tube Video On Hunter Recruitment and Access
Warning for non hunters you'll probably just be bored or won't understand what's discussed. Don't watch expecting dead critters. It's just a dinner talk. Below is a talk given by Steve Rinella of ...
ban nock 05/31/2015 1
This week at progressive state blogs: Monica Wehby returns; Gov. LePage pretends on income tax
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/30/2015 15
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
Spotlight on green news & views: Hot Alaska; Hot India; Hot Pacific; Doomsday clock adjusted
Red-Earred Slider. See Lenny Flank's photo diary . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention ...
Meteor Blades 05/30/2015 20
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
Open thread for night owls: And now for a bit of feline delight
It's Friday, so forget politics for three minutes and watch these felines have a blast in a cardboard cat maze. Notice they can't even herd themselves. Best part after 2:05.
Meteor Blades 05/29/2015 121
Still no charges for Cleveland Police nearly seven months after killing Tanisha Anderson
Tanisha Anderson “They killed my sister,” Joell Anderson, Tanisha’s 40-year-old brother said as he fought back tears. “I watched it.” Suffering a mental health breakdown on the evening ...
Shaun King 05/29/2015 40
Ben Carson may be running for president, but he still gets $40,000 per speech
The news that Ben ...
Hunter 05/29/2015 42
Midday open thread: Arctic ice at record low; Sandy victims blame Christie; Bush and the coal barons
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Mitch McConnell and Snuggly the Security Bear Beg to Spy :
Meteor Blades 05/29/2015 28
Judge disqualifies all 250 prosecutors in Orange County, CA because of widespread corruption
Between San Diego and Los Angeles is Orange County, California. With more than 3 million residents, it's larger than 21 states. If Orange County were a separate country, its economy would be the ...
Shaun King 05/29/2015 157
Those guys who boosted the 'surge' in Iraq? They're eager to do it again
Explosions in late 2014 variously described as an ISIL truck bomb or a U.S. airstrike in the town of Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border. ...
Meteor Blades 05/29/2015 98
'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
Open thread for night owls: Too many of the people in Washington do not rep those who elected them
Blast from the Past . At Daily Kos on this date in 2014 — Texas legislature gives 1.5 million poor residents the finger :It's not enough just to ...
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 97
62 percent of Republicans still say Iraq War was the 'right thing' to do
This has to ...
Hunter 05/28/2015 94
EPI: Government's state jobs report for April shows recovery still plodding
Click here and scroll briefly for an interactive version of this map.
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 2
Barstow Police Slam Pregnant Black Woman to Ground - for Refusing to Provide ID
BodyCam video shows Barstow police slamming a 8-month pregnant black woman to the ground for refusing to provider her identification following road rage despite in a parking lot. Caution: Trigger ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/28/2015 14
Midday open thread: Is rent out of reach? Col. Graham retiring; Cubans not keen on Marco Rubio
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Introducing Louis 'Flash' Maltby :
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 14
Income inequality reflected in mental health statistics, according to new study
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control— Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009–2013 —confirms what common sense and the experts have long told us: The ...
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 19
Some Gifts Just Stink!
Ever gotten a gift that just sucks? I mean it really stinks! My brother, of all people, gave as a wedding gift a hot dog bun warmer to my wife and I. I really didn't know what to say about this ...
John Crapper 05/28/2015 11

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