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|Slave Map Comparison Is Bogus
After the 2008 and now the 2012 election, it has been fashionable among liberal/progressive/lefties to post two maps that purport to show the similarities between the 2008 and now 2012 electoral map ...
|HELP! Nebraskans say NO to AZ-Style Law! (w/ photos)
Yesterday, roughly 400 people, representing a diverse range of backgrounds, organizations and denominations came out to the state capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska, to support immigrant rights, humane ...
|ALERT! Anti-Immigrant Incidents in Nebraska
I am on the board of Nebraskans for Peace , the oldest state-wide peace and justice organization in the United States. Our state has seen a recent spike ...
|1-Year Anniv. of IA Gay Marriage Decision (w/ Photos/Poll)
Yesterday afternoon, at the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, which connects Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, about 150 people came together to commemorate and celebrate the one-year ...
|MLK's "Dream" of Economic Justice [updated]
If we are serious about developing a more humane economic system in the wake of our nation’s recent woes, it might make sense to reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr’...
|Side-Hugs are NOT sin-ful! (w/ poll)
To frontal hug, or side hug, THAT is the question...
|Nelson (D-NE) Says Public Option will "implode" Health Care Legislation
During an interview with the Lincoln Journal Star , Senator Ben "Blue Cross" Nelson ...
|Sen. Ben "Blue Dog" Nelson Town Hall in Omaha (w/ PHOTOS!)
I know this isn't a fully realized diary, but I wanted to get these photos up asap. I just got back from Sen. Ben "Blue Dog" Nelson's town hall on health care, which took place at the Durham ...
|"The Selma of the North": New Book on Racial Justice
Are you interested in racial justice? the civil rights/Black Power era? anti-racist activism? social movements? the role of the Catholic church in the urban North? urban inequality? the ...
|Which President Will Obama Be? (w/ special poll!)
Given what you know at this moment , which former presidential administration do you think Barack Obama's administration will most resemble?
|O'Donnell: Powell Set to Endorse Obama (w/ poll)
Apologies for the brevity of this diary, but I wanted to get it up and into your hands...
|A Progressive Historian's Perspective on Election 2008
I have a Ph.D. in modern U.S. political history and teach at a major American University. A recent diarist asked what historians might say about the 2008 election, several years from now. After ...
|McCain Campaign Rep in Virginia Pens Racist, Homophobic Anti-Obama Screed
Bobby May, McCain campaign representative in Buchanan County, Virginia, has penned a intensely hateful, racist and homophobic anti-Obama screed under the guise of "parody." Follow below the jump...
|Action Alert! Postcards for Obama
I apologize in advance if someone else has posted this before, but I did not catch anything in a brief search of the archives. Since Governor Palin's acceptance speech at the RNC convention in a ...
|Progressive Pets Unite to Save the Heartland!
I'm not sure the protocol here at Kos on this kind of thing, so apologies in advance if this is somehow lame, but I hope you'll read below the break and decide for yourself...
|The Deadly Writers Patrol
Just a brief break from all of the election diaries to let you know about a great new magazine you, or others you know, might be interested in. I teach modern U.S. History at a major American ...
|Dispatch from Alaska: "I am horrified that he picked her"
I participate in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) email list-serv. SNCC was the vanguard organization during the civil rights era. The people on this list are all progressive, ...
|URGENT! Help Stop the Execution of Dale Lee Bishop (updated)
Dale Leo Bishop is scheduled to be executed in Mississippi tomorrow at 6pm. This would be a travesty. Please help stop it... (read on)
|Progressive Heroes: Yuri Kochiyama (w/ poll)
Most folks have never heard of Yuri Kochiyama. That is a damn shame. Yuri Kochiyama has been one of the leading social justice advocates in the United States for more than 40 years...
|Food for Thought: Two July 4th Stories
I received two emails yesterday from former members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the youthful vanguard of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Each offered a story to ...
|Hell Throws Big Welcome Party for Jesse Helms
Noted racist, sexist, homophobe, poor-hating, Confederate-sympathizing, anti-communist nut job senator from North Carolina, Jesse Helms, has died.
|The Deeper Meaning of Obama's Democratic Primary Victory
Before we all jump into the deep end of the general election swimming pool, I think Barack Obama's historic victory in the Democratic Party primary begs for some deeper historical meditation. ...
|Anniversaries: Dr. King's Murder & Peace Sign's B-day
In a ironic twist of history, today is BOTH the 40th anniversary of Dr. King's murder and the 50th birthday of the peace sign! (check out: http://www.freedomroadproject.blogspot.com Read on below..
|Obama "Cultists" Drink "the Kool-Aid" in Nebraska!
Not too long ago, our state went 2-1 for Obama over Hillary in our first-ever Democratic caucus. Shortly thereafter, bitter Hillary Clinton surrogates began to claim that people like us must have "...
|"God Damn America" In Black and White
As we wait to hear Senator Obama's remarks today on the issue of race in the presidential campaign, I'd like to share with you an interesting article and suggest we all do some deeper thinking and ...
|URGENT: Iraq/Afghanistan Vets Testifying on Dark Side of Wars NOW
In 1971, more than 100 U.S. soldiers courageously held hearings in Detroit on the brutal atrocities committed in Southeast Asia. This weekend, Iraq and Afghanistan vets are similarly courageously ...
|The Missed Opportunity Debate: Urban Crisis
Following the Cleveland debate the other night, the media bobble-heads have been a-twitter about the Farrakhan question, Hillary's blame game, Russert's inane hypotheticals, health care mandates, etc.
|PLEASE READ: Two Civil Rights Legends Pass
Rev. James Orange and Mrs. Johnnie Carr, two lesser known legends of the civil rights era, have passed recently. Their stories are an important reminder that it is the grassroots that usually spur ...
|Obama's Red-State Strength in November
Survey USA, which has been pretty darn good, comparatively, with their polling this election season, has some numbers out that show, perhaps, the transformative possibility of Obama's nomination... (
|Yo, John! It's Time to Sh*t or Get Off the Pot
The John Edwards endorsement watch has gotten ridiculous, with each major candidate "sneaking" off to kiss the ring of the third place finisher. It smells like political vanity to me... [continue ...
|This is What a Sea-Change in Red State America Looks Like (w/ photos!)
The last few days in Nebraska have been incredible. Obama-mania has been unloosed! THIS IS UNPRECEDENTED IN A RED STATE LIKE THIS! Bodes well for the Fall, if the Democrats go with Obama. see ...
|Obama-mania Sweeps Nebraska! (w/ photos)
Obama wins it big! Thank you, Nebraska... Obama: 68% Clinton: 32% The last few days in Nebraska have been incredible. Obama-mania has been unloosed! THIS IS UNPRECEDENTED IN A RED STATE LIKE ...
|Grateful Dead Reunite for Obama!
The surviving members of the legendary band, The Grateful Dead, will reunite for a one-time only get-out-the-vote concert to support the campaign of Barack Obama! ... continue below the jump (...
|Transcending Gender vs. Race
Given all the rancor around here lately between Hillary Clinton partisans and Barack Obama partisans, and given the nasty way both race and gender have been deployed to fragment the electorate, we ...
|BREAKING: Toni Morrison Endorses...
Nobel Prize-winning author, Toni Morrison, who in a 1998 New Yorker article famously (or infamously) declared Bill Clinton "the first black president," has decided to endorse Barack Obama ...
|The Real Reason Hillary is Least Electable Dem
There's been a lot of talk about electability and Hillary Clinton wants to argue that her "35 years of experience" as well as her experience taking on the Right-wing Attack Machine during the 1990s ...
|Obama vs. Clinton, October 2002
Stephen Zunes puts to rest any "debate" about who was the anti-war politico and who was the pro-war politico on the lead-up to Iraq... It isn't even close.
|The Plot to Seize the White House? (1932)
In 1933, a powerful group of U.S. industrial and banking titans - including the DuPonts, Prescott Bush, and leaders of U.S. Steel, General Motors, Standard Oil, Chase National Bank, and Goodyear ...
|Dick Gregory's '68 Run for the White House
Given all the hoopla over a prospective Obama presidency, I thought I'd pay a little tribute to some of the previous African Americans who made a run for the highest office in the land. In this post,
|Let's Review: The Clinton Legacy on Race
Before we all jump over the edge with Hillary and Bill again, and go "back to the future," as their campaign cutely puts it, let's take a moment to swim through the Bush-induced haze and try to ...
|Swift-Boating Obama's Church
Subtle and not-so-subtle racist attacks are on the rise against Barack Obama. Most recently, his affiliation with Trinity Church in Chicago is coming under fire. Where is the outrage?
|The Establishment Strikes Back! Now What??!!?
Striking a courageous blow for the status quo, it looks like the Establishment and the old blue hairs are going to make sure we won't have an insurgency or any real change AGAIN this year...
|The Warrior (Edwards) or The Priest (Obama)?
Does Obama's 'priestly' unity campaign trump Edwards's progressive 'warrior' approach? Do we need a lover, or a fighter?
|Clinton Smears Obama on Abortion Rights Record
In a desperate move, the Clinton campaign has decided to knowingly smear Obama's abortion rights record in a new mailer "Paid for by Hillary Clinton for President."
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