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|What could make the potential King v. Burwell fallout even worse? One word: "Retroactive"
|King v. Burwell: The Glengarry Glen Ross Connection
|SpiritSisters: Writing In Women's Voices. New diary series
||Denise Oliver Velez||05/28/2015||59|
|Amy Schumer Crashes Women's Policy Institute Website By Redirecting Unexpected Visitors
|anti-democratic election methods
Here is the result- see the disparity- if all votes counted equally, regardless of location, the bottom row would be all 1's Ok, Hi. You all know how into election design I am, and this last ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest
A teacher at a Rhode Island charter school has been put on administrative leave after sending a ...
|Whoa: Former Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert indicted for lying to FBI, hiding transactions
Denny Hastert Did anyone see this coming? Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, a Republican who ...
|Why Do American Workers Insist On Holding Each Other Back
"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck Today, one of my friends ...
|Obama releases statement on Clean Water Rule and the right is freaking out
Diarist RockyMtnHigh has written about the Clean Water Rule's long history. The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps released ...
|Want to know how much corporations paid US Senators to fast track the TPP bill?
Our democracy reads like an open book. What you see is what you get. You follow the money you get your answers. That's the way fast tracking of the TPP went down in the Senate. The ...
|How the hell can Ted Cruz support Texas flood relief after telling Hurricane Sandy victims to rot?
Ted Cruz There is just no way to square this circle. None whatsoever. After witnessing ...
|The Thundering Failure of the Democrats
||One Pissed Off Liberal||05/28/2015||266|
|The Daily Bucket - Newly Arrived Squabs!
After a lovely 5 day weekend, I'm back with news of the wilds of upstate New York. Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and birds are hatching! Follow me below the orange nest for fantastic photos ...
|How Austerity Kills: The New Jersey Transportation System
Today's paper reports on the massive transportation funding crisis in New Jersey. This is just one more example of how austerity kills in this country. I drove the streets in New Jersey a few ...
|The Daily Bucket - Leucistic white female Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Southeastern Wisconsin I readily admit that I am charmed by the often misunderstood Opossum. This infatuation has motivated us to set up a few HD cameras around the property, in order to record the ...
|"Smell This Trash Can" - Kansas Senate Nowhere On Budget, Furloughs Considered
It's been many years since Boston Public, David E Kelley's drama about life in an inner city high school, aired on network television. But on May 27, Senator Pyle (Hiawatha) invoked memories of ...
|Lomborg's Ouija-Board Consensus Center
Investigative journalist Graham Readfearn has a post on DeSmog that takes a critical look at Lomborg's ...
|Those Damned Hippies. They Saved the Berkeley Post Office.
In early April, the US Postal Service won. They got a Federal Judge to dismiss , without prejudice, Berkeley's lawsuit against the sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office.
|I did not write this diary
Someone hacked into my account and posted this [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/26/1387713/-Do-black-lives-REALLY-matter?showAll=yes diary] under my name on Monday. I only found it last night ...
|Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/28
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|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Stand with Rand? Republicans aren't ready.
CBS : Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul had some harsh words Wednesday for Republicans who have blamed the rise of Islamic extremism in ...
|morning open thread---hacked on Daily Kos
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 0330 am Eastern time. Feel free to volunteer to take a day -
|Did Cleveland Police Create a Racist Hate Group?
So, in December 2014, did the Cleveland police help create a new mainstream racist hate group that has spread to other parts of the country and is still raging on in Cleveland? Even I know that this ...
|Combating Political Hopelessness
This comment in Vetwife's diary got my brain turning over a subject that has been bothering me for some time. I live in Alabama, a strong bastion of conservative ideology. We're not a purple state ...
|Tunnel A Railway - Create A Wetland Habitat for Birds and Prevent Floods
Any day now a 1,000 tonne, 150 metre long machine will break through a temporary plug of concrete to complete boring tunnels for Crossrail in London. This is currently the largest civil engineering ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/27/2015||5|
|Free Solar for Low-Income Homeowners in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods & Other Energy Assistance Progs
This starts focused on a specific California solar program, then below the fold is exploration of a nationwide dot-org website operated by N.C. State University's Clean Energy Technology ...
|Supreme Court to hear case that may dramatically alter 'one person, one vote' — and boost the GOP
Texas' state Senate districts (click to enlarge) In a move that election law expert Rick Hasen characterizes as "surprising," the Supreme Court ...
|Jeb Bush’s four percent fraud
There's an old Monty Python sketch in which a "Face the Press" interviewer grills the Minister for Home Affairs: "You claimed that you would build 88,000 million, billion houses a year in the ...
|King v. Burwell: How many people would lose tax credits in YOUR state, county or zip code??
Whenever I post about King v. Burwell, I have a tendency to lump all 34 states together into collective numbers ( around 6.5 million losing their tax credits , plus another couple million being ...
|Lift The White Mans Burden
Friday night I heard about the Duggar nonsense and then Huckabee came out and was defending it. My head was spinning about the contradictory 'defendable' sins and those that meet his condemnation. I ...
|Rick Santorum just announced that he's running for president||David Nir||05/27/2015||293|
|Is Globalization the Real Cause of US Unemployment and Chronic Stagnation?
Many progressives, myself included, have fallen into the globalization argument trap when accounting for chronically high average levels of unemployment in the US and low overall GDP growth rates or ...
|Flooding, It's not just for Texas anymore
The Red River is already flooding along the Texas/Oklahoma border and the water is still rising. Denison Dam at Lake Texoma is currently flowing over it's spillway at a rate of 85\,000 cubic feet ...
|I Still Work With Cops
A while back I wrote a diary about working with cops. The other day during a meeting at the law enforcement center I brought up the topic we have been avoiding for months. The big elephant in the ...
|Simul Iustus et Peccator||05/27/2015||93|
|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 ...
|Halliburton fined $7,000 for fracking site explosion that killed 1 and injured 2 in Colorado
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Halliburton seven whole thousand dollars for the safety violations that lead to the death of one worker at one of ...
|Pluto starts to show its face
What Hubble sees when it looks at Pluto: Computer models based on Hubble images: What New Horizons is seeing:
|Congratulations, graduates! Now, about your job prospects ...
This year's high school and college graduates don't face as dire an employment picture as graduates during and immediately after the recession, but that doesn't mean they've got it easy. According ...
|Update: I may owe Mr. Boonswang an apology after all.
Two weeks ago I posted a diary about an attorney named Chad Boonswang who appeared to have pulled a pretty tacky ambulance-chasing stunt by sending tasteless notes to the families of the victims of ...
|The Daily Bucket - small gosling drama on a mudflat
Put this together a while back...nothing very dramatic (well maybe it was for them), photos not great, very common bird and all, but I liked the moment. And we have no bucket yet today, so - The ...
|Mark Ruffalo just tweeted my fracking wastewater diary
Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site http://t.co/z3b2qrYEXZ via @dailykos — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 27, ...
|Obama's EPA steps up for Clean Water
It has been a long time coming, but the EPA and Corps of Engineers have issued their final rule on what waters are protected under the Clean Water Act - helping ensure that the headwater, ...
|Talking to Ourselves: Echo Chambers and Climate Change
A new study in Nature Climate Change finds that the political debate about climate change is falling prey to an echo chamber. This has created a situation where the overwhelming scientific consensus ...
|Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site
Food and Water Watch has just secured this exclusive video from Water Defense's Chief Scientist, Scott Smith, who has been collecting samples from the Cawelo Water ...
|Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/27
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|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: This is bad news for John McCain. Seriously
Republican Sen. John McCain will face a ...
|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Bernie's Day
Great "error" page for Bernie Sanders. Love the Brooklyn accent that he's never lost. TPM : For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into ...
|Pure Michigan Announces New Ad Campaign, Finds Silver Lining in Poor Road Conditions
Amid the news that Michigan Governor Snyder is seeking to cut the popular tourism program to fund Michigan's roads, Pure Michigan today announced a new campaign. The campaign is ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest
This is just a great deep dive on how restaurants in the Bay Area are adapting to minimum wage increases .
|Conservatives are spending to boost Alan Grayson in the Democratic primary
The Club for Growth's new ad When Democratic groups meddle in a Republican primary, no one would dispute that it means the candidate they're "helping"—like, say, Missouri's Todd Akin—is the one ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile: Reader/lurker survey, with poll
Thoughts about Black Kos, (with a poll) Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez After reading and responding to many of the detailed and thoughtful comments, in " How ...
|Game of Thrones 5.7—'The Gift'
Hast thou tried Head and Shoulders? Winter is coming. Remember that saying? Sure, it's floating on all those (now a bit sad looking) Stark banners, but it's also a big, honking, important theme ...
|How the Duggars and Right Wing Home Schoolers are Handling Sexual Abuse
One of the greatest reasons home school advocates give for home schooling is that the want to be closer to God. They want to move away from public sex ed. Evolution. And so many other harms in the ...
|Victory for fossil fuel divestment! University of Edinburgh will divest from coal & tar sands!
Divestment campaigners storm Engineering Building at University of Edinburgh I guess University of Edinburgh didn't like the divestment campaigners hanging out the windows of their Engineering ...
|5 mo. later, true implications of King v. Burwell FINALLY starting to sink into skulls of GOP admins
Some Guy, early December: In other words, every one of the following states --along with the other 2 dozen not already running their own exchanges-- should be running, not walking towards at least ...
|Hey, guess what finally hit 12.5 million?
Last week, I noted that the number of ACA exchange-based QHP selections has officially passed the 12 million mark nationally. I also mentioned that: Of course, when you throw in the missing tax ...
|Understanding Sexual Consent Isn't Hard: Education Company Makes It Easy
Over the last year there has been a debate around states that have moved on " YES MEANS YES " laws in regards to sexual consent, with some arguing those laws are "difficult to understand" for those ...
|Supreme Court to Revisit "One Person, One Vote" Rule
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Evenwel v. Abbott , a case brought by a group of Texas conservatives challenging a longstanding precedent that holds that election districts should be drawn ...
|Exposing ALEC's secret meeting
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC , is perhaps the biggest and most successful corporate bill mill, handing lawmakers draft bills written by industry lobbyists. Many of these bills ...
|The Daily Bucket: Where Did Florida's Sand Come From?
Florida is of course famous for its sandy sunny beaches. Most people assume that this sand comes from broken and crushed coral, and for a small portion of the state that is true. But for most of ...
|It really is just about love
Without fancy measurements or elaborate testing, I came to understand the true value of teachers and teaching.
|Car-free and middle-class status
It's now been nearly three months since I owned a working car. My decision to go car-free was part forced by not having a running car and not having the means at the time to afford even another ...
|Why don't poor people just get jobs? Because they already did.
The contrast between hardworking Americans and shiftless, lazy, poor people is a favorite of Republicans as they try to cut safety net ...
|Meditation-Waking Up Now
It is only human for us to think we will find happiness someplace “out there.” We think, “If I could just get the right job, then I could be happy,” or “If I just had someone to love me, ...
|Memorial Day: Kuzminsky, a poet
"Look, man," this Rasputin look alike in a thick brown robe lectured, as he held up the little rubber spider that he had ordered, and which had just come in the mail along with belly button brushes ...
|Adventures & Misadventures of an EV in the Country (Part 4)
In part 4 of my series of blogs sharing my experience of owning a 2013 Nissan, Leaf battery electric vehicle in the country I want to tell you a little about the reaction that I have encountered ...
|Teachers of the Year tell us what's holding students back and where they'd spend education money
President Obama with 2015 teacher of the year Shanna Peeples. Every year, each state chooses its teacher of the year. This year, the Council of Chief State School Officers and ...
|U.S. is paying the price for not investing in trains, and it's stupid
House Speaker John Boehner may think it's "stupid" to suggest that the recent fatal Amtrak crash had anything to do with lack of funding, but the evidence ...
|What Conservatives (And Politico) Still Don’t Understand About Fox News
Earlier this month Bruce Bartlett published a paper titled "How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics." Bartlett is a veteran conservative operative who worked in both the George H.W.
|A Lifetime Of War
Last week the Washington Post ran a blog post titled "Washington Post Story: Here’s how much of your life the United States has been at war." The author Philip Bump, used a chart to show the ...
|The Lecture Bill O'Reilly Inspired Me to Give to My Students
I teach a college course on jazz and hip hop at a Southern California university, and after listening to Fox's Bill O'Reilly bloviate last week about how hip hop and rap are to blame for declining ...
|My Memorial Day 2015
There is a Creamery just down the road and Sunday was just the perfect day for the first ice cream cone of the season. It was one of those rare combinations of warm sunshine tempered with just the ...
|It's Memorial Day...and I miss my Dad.
My Dad didn't die in battle, nor did he die while on active duty. He passed away just eight years ago, at the age of 80; that was almost four decades after his retirement from active military service.
|The Daily Bucket - Suspect Apprehended and Brought to Justice
I have mentioned in previous conversations that a large snake has been living in my basement. The snake itself had eluded observation, but there were plenty of pieces of shed skins to convince me ...
|Meat Grown In A Vat. What Could Go Wrong?
Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands made the news in 2013 with the world's first lab-grown hamburger. He and his research team have been working since then to turn the ...
|The promise of NewSpace
Ceres as revealed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers). The bright spots may be water ice. We throw a lot of terms around here on Daily Kos, ...
|Are corporations 'raiding' the United States?
This is my first "diary" here at Daily Kos. I don't know if this post is appropriate for this site. It is more a collection of musings and questions than a presentation of facts and information. I ...
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