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|Vatican Stops Pestering of US Nuns
I have not seen this here yet so I thought I would post it. From NPR: Vatican Ends Scrutiny of US Nuns The Vatican has announced an end to an overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women ...
|The Potential Impact of the Camera on Slager
During the last week we have all been horrified by the terrible shooting of Walter Scott. There has been a bit of relief as, once the cell phone video surfaced, that the lies of Slager were admitted,
|Judge dismisses immigration lawsuit against Obama
As far as I can tell, this has not yet been diaried: A federal judge on Tuesday night rejected an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million ...
|Keep Your Mind: Take Vitamin D!
Normally I try to stay with politics, but this is so important to long-term health that I feel compelled to diary it. Older adults who are severely deficient in vitamin D may be more than twice as ...
|Dangers of Pregnancy
I'm sick and tired of know-nothings talking about pregnancy and childbirth. Even today, a medical abortion is 14x safer than delivering a baby. That is to say, a woman is 14 times more likely to ...
|Sarah Palin calls for impeachment
Sarah Palin, who does not seem to want anyone to finish their term in office, has joined the group calling for the impeachment of Obama. This article gives several reasons why this is so bad for ...
|Another bad cop: sober woman arrested for drunk driving
Add insult to injury. A sheriff's deputy in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin ran a stop sign in February 2013, hit a car, injuring Tanya Weyker badly, and then tried to fine her for it.
|Green Eggs and Obamacare
My apologies to the late great Dr. Seuss, who, as an unabashed liberal would certainly appreciate the expansion of health care to millions of Americans, but I feel like celebrating! (as Paul ...
|Appoint Patrick Foye
David Samson has "resigned" from his position at the Port Authority, which was being used by Christie's cronies to enrich his friends and supporters and to punish those who were deemed enemies or ...
|Sugar Reduction Diary
Sugar, whether we stir it into our coffee, drink it in our sodas or consume it in the many processed foods that surround us, is certainly harming our health - possibly in ways that many people do ...
|Christie never running for office again
At least, that is what he said at a recent town hall . Christie, who once led the pack in the nascent race to be the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2016, noted that it’s his last term as governor.
|Atheists Not Wanted at CPAC
I'm not sure why atheists would want to go to CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, but now, like the gays, they're not welcome . The American Conservative Union, which organizes CPAC,
|Why I Like What Ted Cruz Did
Some of the old establishment Republicans are very, very angry with Senator Ted Cruz for what he did last week. In case you have not been following this story (and it's not quite as much fun as the ...
|Proposed Changes to Tax-Exempt Status
Gosh, what an unsexy title! If anyone has a better suggestion, please put it in the comments below. And I beg you to read further, even though the title is so dull. This diary was inspired by a ...
|Republicans Want to Protect Tax Dodgers
Republicans are sometimes very explicit about their desire to protect tax dodgers . The Republican Party is expected to approve a resolution this week, calling for repeal of an Obama administration ...
|Senator Coburn to resign
Senator Coburn of Oklahoma is planning to resign in January 2015 , even though his term does not end until 2016. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sen. Tom Coburn has announced he will resign at the end of ...
|Taking Back the Stories: Green Eggs & Ham, The Little Red Hen, and New Testament Parables
While reading this excellent diary about how the Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Brook, pushed back at the whiny group gathered on Meet the Press , I remembered a story that I, and certainly ...
|Bling Bishop Suspended by Vatican
Pope Francis continues to surprise us. According to this article: The Vatican on Wednesday suspended a scandal-tainted German Catholic cleric dubbed the "bling bishop" for his luxury lifestyle, ...
|Cruz embarrassed by supporting McCain in 2008
Go pop some popcorn! In a GQ article excerpted here , Cruz told the magazine that conservatives were “embarrassed” to vote in 2008 — the year that McCain was the Republican presidential ...
|Beck Against Eco-Friendly Lightbulbs
Even though FOX has taken to wondering where Florida's beaches are going (hint - they're under the rising waters), ex-CNN, ex-FOX employee Glenn Beck is still hotly denying climate change. He's so ...
|Wrecked Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak
Contaminated water in the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The storage tank breach of about 300 tons of water is ...
|Climate Deniers Copied Tobacco Industry Playbook
In this piece over at MSNBC by Brenda Ekwurzel, she makes an analogy we can all understand and can use: the fossil fuel industry's approach to denying science has a familiar precedent - the tobacco ...
|Rubio's Argument: USA shouldn't have health care because other countries do...
In this piece at MSNBC, which explains that his strategy to destroy the ACA is to find a way to shut down the government in order to stop the full-scale implementation of Obamacare. Why does he ...
|Now hiring 210,000 workers
to cut carbon pollution! Peter Lehner, executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), contributed this article to LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights . ...Cutting ...
|Bananas throwns at black female politician
This is Italy, not the US, but it is absolutely disgusting. Over at Yahoo Italy's first black minister, a target of racist slurs since her appointment in April, has condemned a spectator who threw ...
|So Many White Queens Means No Jam
The lies and illogic that Republicans and their spokespeople confounds me. Their newest one is that they have to believe and to convince people that they would be better off without health care ...
|What has happened to McCain?
WTF, is McCain sounding reasonable again?!? On CNN's State of the Union show McCain has agreed with Obama! On something more than the world is round! He says that the Stand Your Ground laws ...
|Happy 95th to Nelson Mandela
Happy birthday to Nelson Mandela, born July 18, 1918. Good news for the former president of South Africa. Even though a diary here once reported him dead, he's actually doing better, as reported ...
|Catholic Authority Based on a Forgery: The Donation of Constantine
Was watching the box last night (a show in German) and learned some history which was new to me. Perhaps the teacher never mentioned it, simply because there wasn’t time. Perhaps there was a ...
|Adding Fat to the Fire: Attempt to Blackmail Celebrity Chef Paula Deen
According to this reported by Today , FBI officials announced Friday that they arrested Thomas Paculis, 62, in Newfield, N.Y., in connection with an extortion scheme targeting Deen. Paculis, who ...
|MH Perry and 4 steps for fighting for voting rights
When I need to calm down, I sometimes turn to MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry, who somehow is frequently serene and practical when I am fuming and useless. Well, maybe she's fuming too but she rarely (...
|Driving While Black in Arizona
It should come as no surprise that there's racial profiling in Arizona, especially in Surprise, Arizona. Jessie Thornton, despite taking a breathalyzer test which showed a Blood Alcohol Count of 0....
|Swiss Bankers to Release Information ... for a little while, anyway
Remember how Romney would not release more than two years of his taxes? And how one of the theories wondering about his reticence might have been because he could actually have been a tax cheat in ...
|Is Your Shirt from Here?
In a piece written by Nina Strochlic from the Daily Beast she writes: In the week since an eight-story, four-factory complex collapsed in Bangladesh, online records and physical debris has revealed ...
|Army say NO MORE TANKS! But Congress insists...
In yet another (see gun control laws, sequester, yada yada yada) instance of the government doing exactly what people do not want , we have this : Built to dominate the enemy in combat, the Army's ...
|First time: black turnout passes white turnout
By most measures, in the 2012 election, black turnout surpassed white turnout. America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white ...
|Do You Trust the EPA?
This article describes how the EPA has revised its estimate of how much methane is released during fracking. Downward. Significantly downward. The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically ...
|Flying Past Filibusters
We now know the priorities of our Senators. Because they did not like the inconvenience of flight delays, on April 25 they passed the "Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013." The bill gives the FAA ...
|April 23 2013 report on the AZ legislature
We (or at least I) tend to get caught up in national headlines, while ignoring local details. This can be dangerous, as we know. So I'm posting, in its entirety, an email I received from Steve ...
|Phoenix Politicians Surprised that Wealthy Mexicans Avoid Arizona
I was listening to Tucson's classical radio station today, and heard a story that I simply had to share. Unfortunately I can't find it at the Arizona Public Media website , so I searched and found ...
|UP is hiring
UP at MSNBC is hiring ! Chris Hayes, as everyone knows, has moved to PrimeTime with the show All In. His weekend slot has been taken over by Steve Kornacki - starting on April 13th. A lot of the ...
|Never Too Soon
I have been contributing less here lately, partly due to a death in the family which has made me feel as if we human are pitiful creatures that crawl around on this obscure rock in a Solar System ...
|Sex in Space Could Kill You
Or at least that is the misleading title of many articles, based on the research of Anja Geitmann. What seems to be more true is that sex for reproduction is not likely to work, basically because ...
|FDR's Proposed Marginal Tax Rate Was 100%
Bill Moyers is a treasure. Yesterday (23 Feb 2013) he interviewed Richard Wolff, in an episode titled Taming Capitalism Gone Wild . The show is worth watching, and I discuss it a bit more beyond ...
|When Time Is Gone, It's Gone
In the 20 February edition of the Washington Post E.J. Dionne wrote "Republicans Run Out the Clock," an opinion piece which needs more attention. Here's what he says about the sequester: Here is ...
|Gun Owner Insurance
The New York Times has just published an article on an increased role for the insurance industry with respect to guns. Lawmakers in at least half a dozen states, including California, Connecticut, ...
|I Dare You to Compliment a Republican!
Seriously. I dare you. Oh, not here. In your non daily kos life. We all encounter Republicans and Teaparty types in our daily lives. Some of us live with them. We know that they are the sad ...
|Watching Maddow's "Hubris: Selling the Iraq War"
During the last few days at dailykos, there have been a number of diaries ( including one by me ) hyping a special that aired Monday night at MSNBC. The title of the page at the website is " How ...
|Must See-TV: Maddow and the Lies that Led to Iraq
As Rachel Maddow said last night , ten years ago George W. Bush told a whopper in his state of the union address. He said that "Saddam Hussein recently sought quantities of uranium from Africa," - ...
|Harry Reid Ignores Lindsey Graham
According to Yahoo's "The Ticket" Reid is planning to ignore the plans of some Republicans to put holds on some of Obama's nominees. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will not honor any "holds" ...
|Scott Brown to Join Fox News?
This is not going to be much of a diary, but I wanted to share this piece of gossip which I picked up out of Yahoo's "Fox News Cleans House" article . It talks about how Dick Morris and Sarah Palin ...
|Drones "Justified" by DOJ White Paper
MSNBC, thanks to Michael Isikoff, has posted a DOJ white paper justifying drone attacks on Americans . As Maddow points out in a segment from last ...
|McCain Calls Iran's President a Monkey
Senator John McCain - alas, he's my senator - just tweeted that the Iranian president is a monkey. From Forbes Regardless of whether the monkey did go into space, McCain took to Twitter today ...
|Want to Reduce the Deficit? Start by Funding the IRS
While watching the Ed Show's segment on "The Austerity Trap" from 30.01.2013, there was a brief mention of how the US could be on its way to imitating the problems in the Greek economy. While most ...
|Man Shoots AL Bus Driver, Takes 6-year-old Hostage
Another breaking story involving a gun MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Police, SWAT teams and negotiators were at a rural property where a man was believed to be holed up in a homemade bunker Wednesday ...
|Shh! I predict a boomerang effect to the Republicans' new strategy
The Republicans have a new meme: that Obama is out to destroy the Republican brand . This does seem to be their concerted strategy: Speaker John Boehner gave a speech to a Republican group last ...
|Pinch Me: It May Be Getting Better
Pinch me. At the DNC, Bill Clinton promised that it was getting better, and that we would soon start to feel it. I know he was talking about the economy, but I'm reeling from the good talk in the ...
|Michigan's Attempt to Rig the Rules
Most people here know that several critical states are trying to rig the rules to favor Republicans in presidential elections via a combination of gerrymandering and changing how electoral votes are ...
|Virginia Governor Against Rigging Electoral College
As reported at MSNBC (which got its information from Molly Ball of The Atlantic): Gov. Bob McDonnell opposes the plan, a spokesman told The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball Friday afternoon. “He believes ...
|How Much Do We Owe Occupy Wall Street?
The re-election of President Obama does not rest on any one thing or person. There is much credit to go around, from Obama himself, to Biden when he said Malarkey and galvanized Obama after that ...
|Haiku from Obama's First Term
At the beginning of Obama's first term, I resolved to write the headlines in haiku, every day. Well, I wasn't completely faithful. Sometimes the same events were reported on every day - how many ...
|How Gerrymandering Works
A few nights ago, Rachel Maddow reported that Republicans were working to rig the next presidential election by targeting several states and changing how they assign electoral votes. She was also ...
|Rigging the Rules: Republicans Working to Steal the Next Presidential Election
Republicans are already working to steal the presidency in the 2016 election. They tried to suppress the vote in 2012, but that did not work, thanks to the brave and determined citizens who stood ...
|US Health Ranks Last Among Rich Nations
This study reported in the Atlantic shows that the US ranks last among rich nations with respect to health, the bottom of 17. But a fresh report, out Wednesday, tapped vast stores of data to ...
|Breaking: Another School Shooting
Not much information yet but there's another school shooting , this time at a high school in California: Gunfire erupted on Thursday at a California high school in inland Kern County, a sheriff's ...
|National Cathedral to Perform Same-Sex Weddings
In a move that is both real but also has huge symbolic implications, the Washington National Cathedral has decided to perform same-sex weddings. Cathedral officials tell The Associated Press the ...
|Talking to Elephants
Nearly everyone here has had the frustrating experience of trying – and failing – to convince a member of the GOP to see the light. A few of us have broken through. Most of us have failed. ...
|Here's to you, Joe Biden
Last night, Ezra Klein, on The Last Word did a great panegyric to Vice President Joe Biden -a man that the Republicans have often dismissed as having his foot in his mouth, even called a clown by ...
|Barney Frank now interested in temporary Senate seat
On Friday's Morning Joe , Barney Frank made it clear he's interested in taking the On Friday’s Morning Joe, he said conclusively that he has asked Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick if he can ...
|Obama Approval Rising Post Election
According to this AP Poll , Obama has his highest approval rating since the killing of Osama bin Laden. Obama's approval rating stands at 57 percent, the highest since May 2011, when U.S. Navy ...
|Obama having Romney to lunch
Romney is having lunch today in the White House, as an invited guest instead of as a host. President Barack Obama will host Mitt Romney for lunch on Thursday, the White House has announced, making ...
|Breaking! McCain is a Hypocrite! OK, NOT breaking...
OK, the hypocrisy of Senator John McCain is NOT breaking news. And what I want to share with you - to remind you of - is how McCain is breaking his own foreign affairs advice by complaining about ...
|What Are YOUR Core Principles?
During the 2012 campaign, one of the most frequent complaints about Romney was that no one knew what his “core principles” were – or if he had any at all. But no one ever seemed to discuss ...
|Income Inequality and the End of the Republic
Income inequality played an enormous role in the end of the republic. Why past tense? Because this diary is concerned mostly with the end of the Roman Republic, which ended at about 27 BCE. After ...
|Barber wins against McSally! - ?
The Arizona CD02 election has been too close to call, but at least one paper is saying that the winner is Ron Barber - Gabby Giffords' campaign manager, also wounded in that shooting. From The ...
|AZ CD-02 Update: Barber now ahead by 932!
From the Tucson Weekly, 9 am on November 16: The latest numbers from the Arizona Secretary of State's Office show that Congressman Ron Barber now leads GOP challenger Martha McSally by 932 votes. ...
|Barber up 709 over McSally
For those of us still waiting to hear about AZ CD 02: From the Valley Fever of the Phoenix New Times, 11:06 today That leaves the rest in Pima County, and Secretary of State Ken Bennett reported ...
|Huckabee the Huckster for FOX News
Once upon a time someone in my household registered Republican in order to make a protest vote in a primary, so we get most of the mail and the phone calls. I thought that with the election being ...
|Barber Ahead Again in AZ-02
Ron Barber (D) has pulled ahead again in the race for Gabby Giffords's old seat against challenger Martha McSally (R). In this Phoenix News piece the relevant paragraphs are: Down in Tucson, the ...
|Math Republicans Do To Make Themselves Feel Better
It is rare that I feel obliged to compliment a FOX News personality, but when Megyn Kelly used those words when she was challenging Karl Rove, I clapped and cheered. The words were so wonderful ...
|Barber - McSally race still undecided
For those who are wondering what is happening with Gabby Giffords' old seat, well, you can keep on wondering. According to the Tucson Weekly , McSally is ahead by all of 36 votes right now. ...
|Time to Raise Taxes on the Upper 2%
It is long past time to raise the taxes on the highest 2% income earners in the US. Battle lines are already being drawn. I know that I'm preaching to the choir here, but I also know that we need ...
|Breaking News: Barack Obama was born in Kenya!
And so was Mitt Romney. Seriously. Here's a link. A young Kenyan mother has named her newly born twin boys after the U.S. president-elect and his defeated Republican challenger. Millicent Owuor,
|Federal Write In Absentee Ballot
I'm overseas a lot and so I vote absentee. While filling out a survey from the Overseas Vote Foundation I discovered the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot: Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot More ...
|Voting Profile Here at DKOS
Thought it would be interesting to check the voting profile of those at DKOS. Have you voted? Early or absentee? Can't vote because you're too young, not American, or otherwise disqualified? Let'...
|GOP Kills Official Report on Tax Cuts for the Rich
For The Last Word's rpeort on the subject go here. Surprise, surprise! George HW Bush called it "Voodoo Economics" when he ran against Reagan in the primary in 1980. He was bribed into silence on ...
|Power Posing: Make Mitt Look Weak and Foolish
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we ...
|Let’s Stop Wringing Our Hands and Start Swinging
some punches ourselves. Obama could have done better last night. We’re disappointed. Some of us are showing the tendency to look at “unskewed” analyses claiming that Obama won and Romney ...
|I voted today! AZ ballot
I just voted and wanted to share with those who might care: my fellow kossacks. If you know the voting schedules you may think, hey, how did she vote in Arizona? Isn’t it too soon?
|The Empty Suit Known as Mitt Romney
He has no plans for what to do as the president. I am beginning to wonder if he ever did. I guess he planned to outsource it? And use it to steal more from us and leave us with the bill. I am ...
|Romney Pledges to Fix Immigration System
Self deportation Romney , in an effort to get some of the Hispanic vote, now claims he's going to fix immigration.
|Why Romney Will Never Release His Tax Returns: the IRS and UBS
We should keep up the pressure on Romney to release his tax returns. However, I think he will never do it, because what is in them is so bad that their release will actually be worse than losing ...
|Seven Reasons Mitt Should Not Be Commander-in-Chief
As Romney applies for the job of president (see the wonderfully clever diary here ) we should consider his qualifications (or rather lack thereof) for one of the most important positions: Commander-...
|Flake Running in AZ against Obama
Flake (using the word Politico everywhere instead of his own name) just sent my husband a flyer. My husband once registered R in order to vote in a sensitive primary and so we get all the phone ...
|Why We Need to Clean House
The conventions are over; we're in the home stretch. Or, for some people - perhaps they have lives that are more interesting than mine or perhaps they simply are not interested in politics - they'...
|scandal at the dnc
Short diary. I am watching the dnc and have mostly been very proud - but something just happened that bothers me. A late amendment was added to the platform: very much pro God and saying that ...
|CNN Chief Calls It Quits
It is about time heads started to roll... Linky CNN chief Jim Walton said Friday he is quitting, saying the company needs new leadership at a time its flagship U.S. network is suffering through ...
|When Venn Diagrams Don’t Matter – and When They Do
I confess that I am a mathematically inclined geek, and so I understood and agreed with and even enjoyed Ezra Klein’s segment on the Romney campaign’s misuse of Venn diagrams (The Rachel Maddow ...
|Democrats Hold on to AZ Seat
A little bit of good news! Barber has won the special election in AZ-08. According to this AP report: Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' hand-picked Democratic candidate won a special election ...
|Where Are Your Tax Returns, Mitt?
Everyone says that Mitt Romney wants to talk about the economy. (It certainly has to be better than talking about his relationship to his former classmates or his former pets - or about his one ...
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