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FIFA: The Lunacy Continues
If you haven't been following this fiasco in corporate corruption you have been missinhg a fine show. Now this is fun: No one brought more shame on FIFA than its president Sepp Blatter and he ...
LaFeminista 06/02/2015 9
Rick Santorum to Pope Francis: 'Leave science to the scientist'
Rick Santorum gives sage advice to Pope Francis. Rick Santorum, who once said he would not bow to the liberal orthodoxy of climate change, did ...
Jen Hayden 06/02/2015 36
The cost of police brutality—some Michigan home owners to pay $179 each for brutality settlement
Settlement for Floyd Dent costs two police officers their jobs, but the citizens will be paying for quite some time. Earlier this year, Floyd Dent ...
Jen Hayden 06/02/2015 10
McConnell loses big on NSA amendments, USA Freedom Act goes to the president
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was an asshole starting the series of votes in the Senate in what was to become his NSA surveillance reform debacle.
Joan McCarter 06/02/2015 81
A few maps show Americans' views on climate change confused. But they like renewable energy
The map shows Americans are strong backers of renewable energy. David Roberts at ...
Meteor Blades 06/02/2015 12
Worlds Enough and Time
Everywhere I look, stories of our current condition and perilous plight greet my eyes. Economic collapse, massive unemployment, infrastructure degradation, environmental ...
ThePensMight 06/02/2015 1
Tennessee television station refuses to run marriage equality ad featuring U.S. Navy combat veteran
"Freedom means freedom for everyone." According to WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, marriage equality is simply too ...
Jen Hayden 06/02/2015 7
Midday open thread: NTSB releases Amtrak report; flowers in the potholes protests; 0.01% taxpayers
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Facetime fools :
Meteor Blades 06/02/2015 36
Boss telling woman that 'babies need their mamas' is not discrimination, jury says
What the ever-loving hell does a company or specific boss have to do to a woman to lose a pregnancy discrimination case? A federal ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 5
Jeb Bush thinks retirement age is 65, and wants you to work until you're 70
If you missed Face the Nation on Sunday, you missed Jeb ...
Joan McCarter 06/02/2015 139
Hellraisers Journal: Haywood on sabotage: "That is what the capitalist class practices every day."
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 06/02/2015 9
Guantánamo Bay prisoner: CIA used sexual abuse and other torture not included in Senate report
Majid Khan has been in U.S. custody since 2003. His name is Majid Khan. Born in Pakistan, he is a legal resident of the United States, having lived in Maryland and graduated from a Baltimore ...
Meteor Blades 06/02/2015 54
States find few options to deal with potential Supreme Court Obamacare decision
The Wall Street ...
Joan McCarter 06/02/2015 4
Judge upholds labor board rule bringing union representation elections into the 21st century
Here's something new: a court upholding a policy that business lobby groups say is unfairly pro-worker. The first of two legal challenges to the National Labor Relations Board's rule modernizing ...
Laura Clawson 06/02/2015 6
Whose Choice
This is a letter to the editor I wrote back in September 2004. Unfortunately it's still pertinent. Head below the orange thingy to read it.
bfitzinAR 06/02/2015 40
Teen stripped of National Honor Society position because she dared wear a sun dress—in Florida
A young woman wearing a sun dress in Florida? Oh, my! Cameron Boland is by all accounts a model student—captain of the basketball team, class president, delegate for the leadership camp Girl State,
Jen Hayden 06/02/2015 182
Cracks Appear In America’s Two-Family Political Dynasty In Latest CNN/ORC and ABC/WaPo Polls
My takeaways from these two latest polls (and folks here who follow my comments know I’m NOT a fan of these absurdly early, extremely volatile numbers): Hillary’s experiencing some significant ...
bobswern 06/02/2015 130
NC Pastor tells graduating seniors they'll be going to hell if they're gay
Pastor Scott Carpenter says he loves students too much to deny them the truth. North Carolina Pastor Scott Carpenter says he just couldn't pass up the opportunity to spread the good word and alert ...
Jen Hayden 06/02/2015 117
Sure, House Republicans have a secret plan for saving Obamacare subsidies
Don't be hasty, House ...
Joan McCarter 06/02/2015 31
Which 5 Democrats Just Voted to Gut Marine Conservation Laws?
After returning from their Memorial Day recess, the Republican House got back to doing one of its favorite things: inflicting damage on the environment. Yesterday, this took the form of the "...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 06/02/2015 17
North Carolina Respects Women (?)
Well it seems that North Carolina and the Tar Heel Teabilly Taliban want to join the ranks of the "government in women's private parts club" by joining of the likes of ...
LamontCranston 06/02/2015 5
Surveillance bill in Senate tests Mitch McConnell's leadership
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, ...
Joan McCarter 06/02/2015 55
The First Strike in the New World
On this day in Labor History, we are going all the way back to the year 1786. That was the day when what labor historians widely consider “America’s First Strike” occurred in Philadelphia, ...
The Rick Smith Show 06/02/2015 5
I'm STILL slack-jawed.
At the nightly meeting [withheld amount of time] ago, one of our managers asked us to please bring in any spare box cutters we might have laying around so that we might have enough for the new people.
Jimmy Rustler 06/01/2015 80
Change At The DNC Is Overdue
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs to be removed. He or she does not have to be progressive but they need to wake up every morning looking to grow the party. They need to be able to go head ...
J49proctor 06/01/2015 9
Open thread for night owls. Anthony Russo: a whistleblower on torture who should not be forgotten
When the news first came out that the United States had tortured suspected terrorists, there were three responses: Some Americans said, good, they deserved it; some were shocked and appalled; some ...
Meteor Blades 06/01/2015 36
On dark money and Supreme Court litmus tests
Clean campaign warrior Bernie Sanders.
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 20
Health insurers not happy with new Medicaid managed care rules
The Obama administration released new rules last week of Medicaid managed care programs, the first rules update in over a decade. The rules apply to the private insurers who primarily manage long-...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 12
A call for scientific activism
We are living in a very dangerous time. The voices we hear every day are those of insane people. Yes I mean insane ! They populate our government and are in control. Scientists by their nature ...
don mikulecky 06/01/2015 11
Small Organic Business of Minority Owner Needs Your 2 Clicks
Flora's Organics is the tiny one-woman organic seedling/plant/flower/veg/fruit nursery of VERY LOW INCOME kosak Mona Twocats-Romero, a Native American in the running at the WellsFargo Works Project ...
mettle fatigue 06/01/2015 117
How the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the Core of the U.S. Pivot to China
With the conflict over the Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands between Japan and China coming to the forefront in the discussion over the U.S. pivot to China, the Trans-Pacific Partnership now seems more like a ...
Stephen Benavides 06/01/2015 19
John Oliver makes an appeal to a group more powerful than world governments—FIFA sponsors
This will taste like fucking champagne! FIFA, the organization that sounds the most like the name of a purse dog. It's not Fifi, it's FIFA. You may remember last year we examined what an ...
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 8
Cruz "The world is literally on fire!"
Cruz appeared at the million dollar Massachusetts home of convicted tax cheat and Republican Rep, Jimmy Lyons. Lyons is a Tea Party darling, an anti-abortion extremist, and his wife is a sidewalk ...
MethuenProgressive 06/01/2015 32
McConnell blocks Rand Paul amendments to NSA reform bill
We'll see how this works out for him. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 56
CIRA Useful and quite catchy
The corporate/investor rights agreement , much better and far more precise than TPP, TTIP. Nothing to do with fair Nothing to do with trade Just more money for the same people with extra sprinkles.
LaFeminista 06/01/2015 16
Minnesota hospitals will soon be allowed to dispense medical marijuana
Minnesota hospitals will soon have more treatment options for patients Hospitals in Minnesota will soon be allowed to dispense marijuana:
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 10
Midday open thread: Dissing Charles Darwin; celebrating Jeff Davis; trying BP executive
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Privacy talk :
Meteor Blades 06/01/2015 44
Scott Walker not looking for rape or incest exemptions in Wisconsin 20-week abortion ban
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Last fall, as he campaigned for re-election as governor of ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 48
Republicans learn, again, that legislating is hard
A Mensa meeting it's not. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 36
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones to WFM: "Awaken the slumbering giant from his long dream of ages."
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Thursday ...
JayRaye 06/01/2015 7
Denver Sheriff Dept. under investigation after whistleblower alleges order to destroy evidence
Denver Sheriff Deputies in dress uniform. The investigation is wide-ranging and involves both the interim head of the Denver Sheriff Department and ...
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 13
Texas business community at war with legislature over Medicaid expansion
There's an outside chance at real political change in Texas soon, not at the hands of the growing Latino population there. It could come from a much more powerful, and deep-pocketed source: ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 78
Pope Francis wants to lead global effort to fight climate change, will lay out moral justification
Pope Francis on the verge of asking Catholics to step up together to fight climate change. Science and ...
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 206
Move over Republican clowns, Lindsey Graham is getting in the car
Can you feel the Lindseymentum? It's official, Sen. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 137
Patriot Act provisions expire as Rand Paul fundraises, rewrites history
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 87
Pols are pols and do what they do: when O'Malley loved the DLC
FTR, a 2007 Martin O'Malley and Harold Ford (!) column in defense of "the vital center" (and the DLC): Some liberals are so confident about Democratic prospects that they contend the centrism that ...
Armando 06/01/2015 10
Who is now funding the Christian Coalition? (You may be surprised...)
The Christian Coalition was formed in 1989 by failed presidential candidate Pat Robertson. For a while it was a powerful force in US politics. Republican candidates curried its favor (and the votes ...
Nova Land 06/01/2015 65
Standing for What You Believe
Would you be willing to risk your job to stand up for the rights that you believe in? For postal worker Henry Gerber, the answer to that question was a resounding yes. And so On this day in ...
The Rick Smith Show 06/01/2015 1
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Beltaine with Walter Crane
Note 1: This was supposed to be "Part 2" of a single Beltaine Diary of which my Diary entitled "Bringing In The May: The Heroes of Haymarket" was to be "Part 1". (So I'm posting this now, even ...
thanatokephaloides 05/31/2015 48
Hellraisers Journal: "Yet..you uphold every act of your executives [who] employed these gunmen."
One of the most terrible parts of the Ludlow massacre was when the associated militia took the corpse of a boy, shot and burned, to his father and said, "Here, take the damn thing.” -Judge ...
JayRaye 05/31/2015 7
How the TPP is 'Trading on' so many Environmental 'Chits'
As kids, I imagine most of us played the boardgame Monopoly. My strategy was to get Boardwalk and Park Place -- and a monopoly on the Railroads. And then just sit back and wait for the "Rents and ...
jamess 05/31/2015 5
Labor for Bernie!
Bernie Sanders - The President We ...
StewartAcuff 05/31/2015 10
Robert Reich: Strong Unions Mean a Strong Middle Class
In a recent blog and video , former Bill Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich noted that the decimation of the American labor movement is directly related to the diminution of the middle class. ...
StewartAcuff 05/31/2015 2
The Endangered Endangered Species Act; A Call to Action
In America, the majestic Bald Eagle is probably the first species which comes to mind when discussing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This huge and powerful raptor graces our flag poles, our ...
cany 05/31/2015 34
Jury sees through Reefer Madness, acquits man on felony marijuana charges
AlterNet , which does an excellent job of keeping THIS ISSUE front and center, as any genuine progressive/liberal media entity would. It is essentially a medical marijuana story wherein cops, again,
xxdr zombiexx 05/31/2015 154
The Flood
On this day in Labor History the year was 1889. Nestled in western Pennsylvania was the community known as Johnstown. The town and surrounding area was home to 23,000 people, families of ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/31/2015 7
Why is the Religious Right's beliefs more important than mine ?
What the heck happened to the right's views that big government is bad ? You hear them repeatedly railing against government regulations of corporations and railing against all these taxes on the ...
funtony47 05/31/2015 22
Why 2 Years of free college is a brilliant idea.
Imagine what would dominate the national political conversation if overall unemployment was still hovering at 12, 15 or ever 20 percent. Well those statistics are still a shocking reality for ...
windsong01 05/30/2015 18
This Week in the War on Women, May 24-30, 2015: Climate Change, No Chocolate!?! And Other Calamities
I have recently learned that climate change will be MUCH worse than previously thought: It is already affecting chocolate! That's right, the elixir that gives guys a fighting chance is already 25% ...
elenacarlena 05/30/2015 106
This week in the war on workers: Did Kevin Johnson destroy black mayors group over charter schools?
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Former All-Star NBA point guard Kevin Johnson is now the mayor of Sacramento, California—and the destroyer of the 40-year-old National Conference of Black Mayors. ...
Laura Clawson 05/30/2015 55
Economics Of The Poor Part 2: How A More Equitable World Is Possible
After mentioning life at the bottom in my previous diary, I thought I'd mention policy prescriptions that could and would help the lower classes. Some of which we might already have were Congress ...
KantV420 05/30/2015 1
Electrical Workers Union (UE) Comes out for Bernie Sanders
It's not secret that much of labor is not happy with Hilary Clinton, and are even considering sitting out the 2016 Presidential race if she gets the nomination without taking a strong stance against ...
ManfromMiddletown 05/30/2015 28
Hellraisers Journal: Pummeled! "Frank Walsh Knocks Out Young Rockefeller in Three Days' Battle"
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Sunday ...
JayRaye 05/30/2015 9
You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. Kansas City MO library parking garage (note all the banned titles!)
pwoodford 05/30/2015 10
DOOMSDAY CLOCK Moves Up To 11:57 "current efforts are entirely insufficient" on Catastrophic Warming
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have taken the sobering step of moving their Doomsday Clock from 11:55 up to 11:57 the closest we've been to to global catastrophe since 1987 and the bad old days ...
Lefty Coaster 05/29/2015 85
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 ...
Walter Einenkel 05/28/2015 4
The California Frack Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Fractivist
A short time ago, in a crowded senate meeting, a fracking moratorium died. SB 1132 was defeated 18-16-6 with 4 Democrats voting against the bill and 3 Democrats abstaining. The Democrats who voted ...
FractivistForce 05/28/2015 5
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 ...
VL Baker 05/28/2015 30
Free Solar for Low-Income Homeowners in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods & Other Energy Assistance Progs
UPDATED 5/29 This intro focuses on a specific California solar program, then below the fold is information on an extraordinarily comprehensive and up-to-date dot-org website (run by N.C. State ...
mettle fatigue 05/27/2015 10
Who's ready for an organic, meatless, fast-food drive thru?
Amy’s Burger prepared for the forthcoming Amy’s Drive Thru from Amy’s Kitchen The future of American style sustainable food is coming to a drive-thru near you. The ...
VL Baker 05/27/2015 54
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, ...
RockyMtnHigh 05/27/2015 15
TPP is in trouble, thanks to public outcry /Updated with Action
Mark Weisbrot , writing at Aljazeera is of the opinion that the public discussion of the TPP has been much more robust than discussion of NAFTA had ever been. And that ...
VL Baker 05/26/2015 132
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 ...
TDDVandy 05/25/2015 221
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 ...
Laura Clawson 05/25/2015 144
Aussie cops raid stoner's home, post his to-do list on twitter.
found on CNN Essentially, the police raided - actually raid is too strong: they executed a search warrant with no report of theatrics - this man's house and found this and posted it. It was ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/24/2015 24
Wildflowers at 7500' in the Southern Rockies ~Photo Heavy
Earlier this week, in between the much-appreciated & simultaneously disagreeable-to-hiking rain storms, I took my dogs out for a wildflower sight-seeing hike. We went to a close, common hike for us, ...
Thinking Fella 05/24/2015 72
Teachers' Lounge: Jobs, interviewing for one, getting one
There are academic jobs out there, full-time ones even, and both temporary and tenure track ones. It is challenging to get one, but not impossible. Of course the competition is very fierce, and ...
annetteboardman 05/23/2015 3
Finally. The war on illegal fishing begins.
The Indonesian Navy destroys foreign fishing vessels caught fishing illegally in waters near North Sulawesi yesterday. Photo: REUTERS Divers and scientists report that Indonesia's reefs are ...
Pakalolo 05/23/2015 26
A Victory in the Decades-Long Fight for Environmental Justice in the Gulf and Beyond
Suzie Canales never planned on going back home. But, when she saw what was happening to her family, her friends, and her neighbors in her community, she could not stay away. In 1999, Suzie visited ...
Mary Anne Hitt 05/22/2015 2
USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revises U.S. Wind Energy Potential Map in All 50 States
The U.S. Department of Energy revises wind energy potential map for the entire U.S. and which shows the areas of the United States evaluated with increased (or new) wind energy potential with ...
LakeSuperior 05/22/2015 6
When is a police dog a canary in a coal mine?
When marijuana starts getting relegalized. Pot Legalization Casualties: Oregon Drug Dogs Get the Pink Slip As Oregon prepares for the advent of legal marijuana beginning July 1, there are already ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/22/2015 20
Projecting a Climate Change Timeframe - Holy $h*t
In researching a book I'm writing I've been collecting prognostications about climate change. These have been gathered over time from numerous sources. But they are projections and hence a ...
John Crapper 05/21/2015 49
Asheville Coal Plant to Retire After High Profile Three-Year Campaign; Clean Energy Work To Continue
This week I want to honor some of the most hard-working activists on our Beyond Coal campaign - Team Asheville in North Carolina. After years of rallies, public meetings, educational forums, ...
Mary Anne Hitt 05/20/2015 12
Editor of American Chemical Society's Journal Environmental Science & Technology Gets a New Sofa
These musings by the Editor in Chief of the American Chemical Society's publication, Environmental Science & Technology, are a worthy read for those interested in the interaction between science, ...
LakeSuperior 05/20/2015 8

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