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|Pro-lifers? I think not
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|Scott Walker celebrates Star Wars Day by being creepy on the internet
|Republican voters once again consumed by fear and 'values'
He might just make the cut with primary ...
|Moondai Furbutts: May We??
|Hellraisers Journal: John Lawson, Hero of Colorado Coalfield Strike, Sentenced to Life in Prison
|NY Senate Leader Skelos And Son Arrested, A Roundup From TAP
|Keith Ellison Re TPP: POTUS has "some definition of secrecy he knows that I don’t know"
|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 ...
|Bipartisan group of House members plot to strengthen NSA reforms
Congress has a little under a month to reauthorize expiring provisions of the ...
|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-
|10 Year Old Rape Victim denied abortion
In Paraguay, a 10 year old girl was being raped by her step-father. Her mother reported the abuse to authorities but was ignored. The child's stomach began to swell and the mother, thinking ...
|The conservative answer on Baltimore: Blame the teachers
Kimberley Strassel What's responsible for Baltimore's problems? Republicans need answers other than "massive economic inequality, racism, and police violence," and when Republicans need answers but ...
|Warren Buffett on predatory lending allegations: "No apologies whatsoever"
If any multi-billionaire can be said to be respected by progressives, it would probably be Warren Buffett. Which is why a recent exposé published by the Seattle Times and the Center For Public ...
|Baltimore Police Union has the gall to start a 'My Life Matters' campaign after 6 officers arrested
|Kansas waitress surprised Governor Sam Brownback with tip of her own
|John Boehner's 'heart breaks' for 9/11 families, but 9/11 first responders can go to hell
House Speaker John Boehner visited the National September ...
|One cop makes up 93% of town's revenue with tickets
Officer Viner works a speed trap. Campo, Colorado's single police officer Brad Viner works a speed ...
|History 101: The King Midget Automobile
One of the interesting and unique approaches to automobile design and marketing was the King Midget. During World War II, two civil air patrol pilots—Claud Dry and Dale Orcut—met and began to ...
|Police at Station with #FreddieGray's Limp Body: "We gave him a run for his money"
||Frank Vyan Walton||05/04/2015||40|
|John Boehner lies about Obamacare, Chuck Todd lets him
House Speaker John Boehner was Chuck Todd's star interview on Sunday's Meet the ...
|Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Metaphor Mondays"
It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show. This is the day when we call things what they are. No Similes allowed. Nope. Not today. New York state police handcuff and shackle a "combative" five year ...
|Riding With Reagan - Part I
In many areas of human pursuit, that which gladdens our hearts and fills our spirits with joy can also bring the greatest of sadness, often when least expected. This was the case for my wife and I ...
|Once again, Krugman goes after Brooks
He doesn't mention David Brooks, of course, but [Paul Krugman clearly is directing his column today http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/opinion/paul-krugman-race-class-and-neglect.html?hp&action=click&...
|Media's Hillary obsession doesn't extend to what the Clinton Foundation actually does
Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the attacks on the Clinton Foundation's ...
|The Satanic Temple seeks to bypass anti-abortion legislation through religious exemption
|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 ...
|A Proposal to Tie Corporate Tax Deductions to Number of American Jobs
I think that, for many reasons that can be elaborated upon elsewhere, the country, meaning us The People, has a vested interest in making sure American companies create jobs here in the US, rather ...
|The Daily Bucket - nesting colony in Belize
I wrote up this bucket of baby birds a week ago after returning from Belize, and then got involved in some personal family "nesting"...my daughter "hatched out" her own nestling on Saturday. It ...
|Cartoon: Responses to Baltimore
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
|Republican clown car gets a little more crowded as Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina enter the race
Carly Fiorina The vast Republican presidential field is quickly shifting from one composed mostly of likely candidates to one of candidates who are all in. These days that's a largely technical ...
|SC refuses to release 'horrible and offensive' dashcam video of officer killing unarmed black man
|UPDATE X 1: URGENT! Fellow Kossack Needs a Little More Help
Please keep tipping and recommending so as many people as possible will see this diary! We only have a day to accomplish our goal. THANK YOU! Due to a situation far beyond our control, the Derby ...
|Most Awesome Nana||05/04/2015||53|
|GUS Monday 5-4-15 Open Thread
Hello Everyone! GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. If ...
|Anti-Muslim Activist Pamela Geller: Obama is The Love Child of Malcolm X
Two men have been shot dead after opening fire outside of an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in Garland, Texas. The exhibit was being held in the Curtis Culwell Center, where the ...
|45 years ago today
The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre) occurred at Kent State University in the US city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed ...
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
We're pleased to announce that we're the only show embedded with the troops for the federal invasion of Texas! Remember the à la mode! Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here: Click this Link to Listen ...
|Former Cop Turned PA Lawmaker Has Somewhat Racially Charged Facebook Photo & It’s a Doozy
The following was crossposted from the Raging Chicken Press . There are more links and audio of Vereb comparing ...
On this day in Labor History the year was 1886. This was one of the most significant days in US labor history. A mass meeting of workers was called for that night in Chicago’s Haymarket Square.
|The Rick Smith Show||05/04/2015||2|
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: What's going on with Beau Biden?||Jeff Singer||05/04/2015||16|
|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,
|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 ...
|Open thread for night owls. Do progressives need to make better emotional ties when organizing?
Excerpted by Alternet from Michael Bader'...
|Hillary Clinton on foreign policy: Critical perspectives from the Left
Still Life with Deciders and ...
|Do we all live in a giant hologram?
The large scale universe projected onto a two-dimensional boundary There is an active field of research in cosmology and physics seeking to explain the cosmos in terms of a radical idea: we live ...
|Prickly Pears and Bluebonnets - Central Texas||johnatx||05/03/2015||18|
|Happy Birthday, Customer
Happy Birthday [Insert Name] from your corporate overlords My birthday was last Sunday and I received hundreds of birthday greetings from friends, family, and corporate America. The screen capture ...
|Mark E Andersen||05/03/2015||61|
|The most racist areas in the United States
Colors changed so the map can be seen by all. Original is below the fold. Click ...
|Ten things I would do If I were Bernie's campaign manager...
1. He'd be in the South Bronx, rural West Virginia and South Texas and every place like it. On foot. Every single day. Even in red states. NOT in Berkeley or Santa Fe or the Upper West Side. Or any ...
|A constitutional amendment is the only solution to our fraudulent politics
Does ‘we the people’ matter anymore? Will it always be pay to play for the foreseeable future? Will we ever get our country back? Not the tea party type ‘get our country back’ but actually ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Landlords want tenant farmers with plenty of "force," meaning little children.
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday ...
|The White House Correspondents' Dinner: America's political saturnalia||Dante Atkins||05/03/2015||69|
|'Sir, are you injured anywhere?' vs. 'F*ck your breath.' Only one kind of approach provokes riots
No snarky comment here. Not for this image. 'Why?' It's the most useful one word sentence in the English language. It's how we begin the search for causes, for understanding, for truth. We have to ...
|Voices of May Day: How Emma Goldman, at Age 18, Became an Activist
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
|Glacier National Park: Red Rock Falls (Photo Diary) and Meet Up Stuff
Last Tuesday (April 28), we drove up to Avalanche and then walked up the road to Red Rock Falls. The photos are below the Orange Snow Bank:
|Reclaiming secularism is the key to protecting religious liberty
Over the past few years, two topics have come to dominate the discourse about religion in America. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and especially the rapid acceptance of marriage ...
|How I Create a Recipe: Street Prophets Sunday All Day Brunch
Welcome to Sunday All Day Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. Today we are having Archer Farms Chai Spice ...
|GUS: Cop Out Open Thread w/ Recipes
Hello, my GUSlovelies!!! I've already gotten two loads of laundry on the line before 8:00 a.m., fed the office cat, picked up chewed up stuff left over from Chance the Office Dog and have to clean ...
|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Fall into the Income Gap Edition
Nicholas Kristof reminds us that the structure of our economy is not an inevitable outcome. It's a choice. The eruptions in Baltimore have been tied, in complex ways, to frustrations ...
|WYFP: My Ben Affleck Problem
Good evening, Kossacks, and welcome to WYFP. First, here is a word from our sponsors: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and ...
|blue jersey mom||05/02/2015||148|
|This week at progressive state blogs: Lynch and the power of black women, SD polygamists seek water
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 ...
|My Brother Reid is in the Hospital (EDITED)
This will be rather short as it has been the day from hell. Reid started feeling bad this afternoon. I dealt with diarrhea and vomiting. His blood sugar plummeted and he went into seizures. The ...
|Spotlight on green news & views: Super El Niño forms, oil & gas drilling damage, wind power soars
Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, one of the strongest storms ever in the region.
|Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
|Nate Cohn is right: Its really hard to be Barack Obama of 2008
BROOKLYN!!! Let me count the ways. Refute them if you can. 1. Timing. Barack Obama would not have even thought of challenging Hillary Clinton were it not for two extremely fortunate ...
|Open thread for night owls: FAIR takes on economist pundit who disappeared economist critics of TPP
At Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Jim Naureckaswrites NYT Lets Economic Pundit Disappear TPP’s Economist Critics : The New York Times (4/24/15) handed its readers an exploding cigar this ...
|1/12th of 365 (Part 3)
New Month, new photos but it's the same deal as the last two. Below are thirty photos, one from each day in April. It's a retirement activity for me. The object being to get out there and take one ...
|House committee passes bill to curtail mass surveillance
The House Judiciary Committee struck a blow against Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
|DOT issues oil-train rules. Industry objects. Other critics say rules too weak and deadline too slow
Oil train derailment Feb. 15 near Mount Carbon, West Virginia. The Obama ...
|Midday open thread: Tesla home battery unveiled, 1 in 6 species at risk, where's Aaron Schock?
On Saturday at 8 AM PT, the tech team will be moving Daily Kos from its current web host to Amazon's Web Services. We'll be taking the site down for an estimated one to three hours while we move our ...
|Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal, others indicted
Gov. Chris Christie's high-school buddy and former Port ...
|Republicans plotting how to take 8 million Obamacare customers hostage
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Republicans might ...
|Museums 101: British Motorcycles in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
The LeMay—America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington includes a collection of motorcycles. ...
|Mojo Friday - Are You a Leader or a Manager? - Edition
I love finding new quotes that capture the essence of a good leader. I've run across many over the years and they repeat a theme. It's not about them, it's about you. Let me hear from you guys as ...
|Good News! We Have A New Home!
We have a new home! They are going to try and have it ready for us on May 30 if at all possible. It is a 2 bedroom 2 bath. The master bedroom has a bathroom with shower stall that Reid can actually ...
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