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|A Part of My Uncle Died in the Vietnam Jungle: Not All Who Die from War Die in War
|Cartoon: The bad intelligence
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|Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day
United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/25/2015||91|
|NOM's Self-Refuting Rationalization Of The Passage Of Marriage Equality In Ireland
It's a tough time to be on the wrong side of history right now. The side that constantly crows "Let the people vote!" lost 62-38 on Friday. Of course, democracy only matters to them when it goes ...
|When American troops were welcomed and remembered
with love and honor can be seen in a a piece in today's Washington Post titled Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten. It is about an American cemetery in ...
|The Justice Department on Netroots Radio Presents: "The Streets of His Soldier Mind"
|Pond versus Swamp--Why I chose to swim in the Kos Pond
I've been paddling around the Kos pond for several days now. Quite friendly reception has been given me; thank you, fellow pond denizens. Well, in my travels, I happened to come across one of my ...
|"Black People Had War Declared on Them By Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf."
On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, in response to window breaking during ...
|How a Southern white boy unlearned racism
I am going to give in to Denise Oliver Velez's request to turn a comment into a diary. The aversion to length (TL;DR) is a peculiar modern affliction, but I will make it easier for people who ...
|Situation Becomes Desperate in Kansas Mental Health Hospitals
The situation with Kansas mental health care providers has continued to grow more problematic. Over the last four years, I've written about continued cuts , Staffing Shortfalls , as well as concerns ...
|Who are more Dangerous: Fleeing Suspects or the Police Officers who Kill them?
Americans used to have rights. Primarily the Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Also we supposedly have the the right to be "secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of ...
|Dublin Catholic Archbishop: Church Needs a Reality Check
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin says he voted no, but recognizes that this election represents a reality check for the Catholic Church. Ireland, one of the world's most predominantly ...
|Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War
Is the title of this post by someone named Jim Wright, which I think you will want to read. It is a totally brutal putdown of the likes of Mitt Romney and John McCain, of the neocons who pushed us ...
|An image of Hillary Clinton that might surprise you
appears on p. 158 of the new book by former CIA #2 Michael Morrell, a book titled The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Against Terrorism From Al Qaeda to ISIS . It is in the context of the planning ...
|GUS: Happy LGBT Equal Rights Demanded by the Irish Weekend w/ Recipes
Good Sunday, GUSgreenies!!!!!!! Sure, we all know my entire ancestral family pushed the vote wayyyyyy over the top for the Yes vote in Ireland for Marriage Equality. You can thank me and mine later.
|How did you begin to unlearn racism?
Overpass Light Brigade, "Unlearn Racism" When the Overpass Light Brigade brought the message of " ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/24/2015||501|
|This Week in the War on Women - May 23, 2015
By Christine Gutierrez-Boswell It has been awhile since I have authored a column here. Fortunately, the news never gets less interesting, and unfortunately gets worse for women. The top news ...
|Meanwhile, Rick Scott Became Socialist (no, seriously)
The teaparty darling who hates all things Obama has allowed his hatred to go so far that he is parting with his core ideology. Florida's healthcare crisis is sinking us. Scott refuses to accept ...
|Ruby's Dream House
I first wrote about Ruby Corado on June 8, 2013...well, after a shorter mention of her in August of 2012 ...
|Not Everything is Bigger in Texas
Example: Itty Bitty Crowd Attending Commencement Speech by Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) Last Saturday, when Texas Governor Greg Abbott rose to give the commencement address to the Spring, 2015 ...
|High School Art Exhibit Attacked By Cops for Depicting Police Brutality
Many, many police officers and their supporters are going ape shit very upset at a group of student artists at Westfield High School in New Jersey for daring ...
|Apparently, 136 Bullets Were NOT Enough.
OOPS : Someone put an autoplay video embed in the comments. If you hear audio you can go here and stop the video from playing. -----
|Cartoon: Animal Nuz #252 - Raging Bully Edition||ericlewis0||05/23/2015||76|
|Brelo Verdict In: Not Guilty (Updated w/Link to Verdict)
Judge O'Donnell just announced his verdict in the Michael Brelo trial. Not Guilty. Judge O'Donnell also accepted as proved Brelo's claims of justification regarding the lesser included offenses. ...
|Photo Diary: Safety Harbor, FL
Safety Harbor is a little town of about 18,000 people located on the Pinellas County side of Tampa Bay. The Spanish conquistadors Narvayez and De Soto both landed here. The name comes from the 17th ...
A number with various connotation, none of which are relevant to this reflection. In this case it is merely a measure of longevity in years. My longevity. I can turn to my Facebook page as the ...
|Looks Like Marriage Equality Is Coming To Ireland As Panti Bliss Calls It A Landslide
Early results in the marriage equality referendum indicate a very strong showing for the yes vote. It's looking like a celebratory mood is emerging already within the Irish gay community, although ...
|The Death Sentence Of The Christian Right
This past Sunday was the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, and it put back into my mind the day that took place exactly one month prior, April 17, and the controversy ...
|Louisiana Senator Lambasts Gov Jindal For Anti-Gay Executive Order In An Awesome Floor Speech
A Louisiana state senator took to the state senate floor to rake Governor Bobby Jindal over the coals for issuing the executive order after the 'license to discriminate' legislation failed in ...
|Obamacare Saves Sight, Obamacare Saves Lives. StDD~ Week 39
Daily Kos' own ObamaCare guru, Brainwrap, has recently highlighted the story of Luis Lang in a number of posts here , here , here , ...
|Cartoon: America's rapidly rising faiths
Click to enlarge. A Pew survey ...
|Harvey Milk and a Lesser Known Hero
Today is Harvey Milk Day, when we commemorate the birth of the first true gay activist, Harvey Milk, born on this date in 1930.
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Marijuana - The Playing Field is not Level Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar I don't smoke. I have never lit up a joint in my life. But I know a lot about the good ol' Mary Jane . I can ...
|Obama administration throws Rick Scott a temporary Medicaid bone
The Obama administration has offered Florida Gov. Rick Scott a partial compromise in Scott'
|Cartoon: Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love
Jeb Bush has performed a valuable service with his recent missteps and flubs , he’s reminded ...
|Marriage Equality in Ireland
Today is an historic day in the Republic of Ireland as the Irish people go to the polls to decide whether to amend their constitution to provide for marriage equality. If, as expected, the vote is ...
|Rev. Makela could have been me. Here's why I support spreading his story.
I grew up as a conservative evangelical Christian, raised to believe that monogamous, heterosexual relationships were the only valid setting for human sexual expression. For me, that meant denying ...
|Federal judge extends her ruling for marriage equality in Alabama statewide
The Alabama showdown between a federal district judge ...
|Vox Poverty: I won the race to the bottom
I am very poor, and I live in a red state. I make eight bucks an hour and work thirty hours a week. Half my income goes to rent; I'm barely eating. I have very limited access to health care and at ...
|That Time When Bernie Sanders 'Debated' Michele Bachmann On CNN - A Comedy
The soon to be officially announced presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, from Vermont, and former MN Republican Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, from Uranus, were ...
|Breaking: Federal Judge In AL Grants Plaintiffs' Class Action Petition In Marriage Equality Case
Judge Granade has granted the plaintiffs' (in the Alabama marriage equality case) petition for class certification. So, all probate judges in Alabama are included as defendants in the case, and ...
|2006 FBI Report on White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement: You Will Be Assimilated
And so it goes. Same as it ever was. And I'm not simply talking about police officers getting away with killing (mostly) young black men but the incessant nitpicking of each and every case ...
|That Michigan pastor who was outed on Grindr? He nearly shamed a gay teen into committing suicide
Tyler Kish recalls Pastor Matt Makela's heartless counseling Yesterday we covered Pastor Matt Makela, the anti-gay Michigan ...
|In Defense of Shaun King
Let's begin by being honest. Shaun King is a polarizing figure. He has a very specific point of view when it comes to American police forces and their dealings with African Americans, and he is ...
|Oregon high school junior confronts anti-gay haters, launches beautiful counter-protest
Need a bit of inspiration this morning? I've got just the story for you. On Tuesday, two men showed up on a street corner in Tillamook, Oregon, with signs reading "Homo sex is sin" and "Jesus said ...
|Cartoon: On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?)
READ Ruben Bolling's brand new book for kids, Alien Invasion in My Backyard: An EMU Club Adventure !...
|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Jay Inslee starts with clear leads in Washington
Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee Leading Off : • WA-Gov, Sen : Washington's Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee only won a narrow victory when he was first elected in 2012. However, Public Policy ...
|Ken Burns Commencement Speech-line On #BlackLivesmatter Gets Huge Applause In One for the Ages
Today in Ferguson 150 years after the Civil War we see "ghastly remnants of our great shame emerging still"/Lincoln warned of "national suicide" if we neglect to be a "nation of freemen"/Mark Twain'...
|thirty three and a third||05/20/2015||45|
|Jeb Bush declares 'ISIS didn't exist when my brother was president,' gets mugged by reality||Jon Perr||05/20/2015||197|
|Religious Hate Group Domain Name Expires - Redirected To Hardcore Gay Porn Site - Prayers Needed
Oops. Seems to be happening a lot these days. People are forgetting to renew their website domain names. It might not be the end of the world for some, but ...
|CNN Discussion on Waco "Thugs" yet again shows we may have "Cop Problems" more than "Black Problems"
In the following clip from CNN in a discussion of how different the Police and media response has been to the mass murder spree and shootout by Waco Biker Gangs, contrasted to not just the so-called "
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/20/2015||18|
| Bobby Jindal doubles down on Mike Pence's antigay strategies for success
When only 4.6 percent of your state thinks you're doing an "excellent job," you can pretty much do anything, which is exactly what GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal is doing. After ...
|FCC Fines iHeart/Clear Channel $1Million For Broadcasting Fake Emergency Signals
You don't mess with America's EAS. iHeart Media, the home of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Hate Radio, was fined on Tuesday by the FCC/Federal Communications Commission, for ...
|Bobby Jindal Issues Executive Order For "Religious Freedom"
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal decided that today was the day to take a stand for straight people who felt under fire by the off chance they might find themselves in the same general vicinity of ...
|President Adopts Grayson Amendment Against Police Militarization
Yesterday, President Obama acted to restrict the Defense Department and other federal agencies from providing military equipment to local police departments. In essence, the President adopted, by ...
|Republican Extremist Rush Limbaugh Is Dropped From Boston's WRKO - Protestors Do A Victory Dance
Losing stations has become a thing for the Republican 'king of hate radio.' Last month it was WIBC in Indiana. And now this month (so far) it's WRKO ...
|Garth Brooks - Not Afraid To Praise President Obama & Discuss America's Need For Political Change
Still circulating the Internet, is a great interview with country music legend Garth Brooks . The interview took place at the Kennedy Center, in Washington DC, just before the 2011 Point Of ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
I still tear up every time I watch this video. But even then, we knew that it was not enough. Far from it. Is "Black Leadership" Enough? Not For These Young Adults by Chitown Kev Like many other ...
|TPP: Corporate 'Tribunals' Bad for People, Environment & Climate Justice
Senator Elizabeth Warren has noted that ISDS is a policy in the new TPP, and she, other lawmakers, environmentalists and human right activists object to ISDS for good reasons. The full name of ...
|Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse||05/17/2015||49|
|Rev. Barber & The Great American Lawsuit Against NC Voter Suppression - Of/By/For The People
Rev. Dr. William Barber II, former Netroots speaker and founder of Moral Mondays, along with Forward Together and the NC NAACP, released a new date for ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 Benjamin T. Montgomery (1819–1877) was an influential African-American inventor, landowner, and freedman. Ben ...
|Union, Union, Union! Illinois Republican Governor Gets ZERO Votes On His 'Right To Work' Bill
Ouch. Illinois governor, Bruce Rauner , watched his anti-union bill called, 'Right-To-Work,' die a swift, cruel death in the House, on Thursday, with zero votes. Natasha Korecki ...
|A MUST-READ from Mark Bittman
titled No Justice, No ... Anything . As expect, he starts by writing about food, about talking about food. But as he makes clear, even as he returns to food again and again, the real issues are ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
Restavek - "One who stays with" is the word for a child slave in Haiti. Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez Ignoring Haiti and its problems is par for the course in the United ...
|That Time New Zealand Parliament Broke Out In Song After Equal Marriage Passed (Thanks, Obama!)
A magic moment in April 2013, when hundreds of the New Zealand House of Parliament was filled with the sound of music. Here is a youtube video of hundreds of spectators in the gallery, breaking ...
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