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Kansas Senate Melts Down, Effort To Reduce Debt Results in More Debt
The Kansas Senate finished their day, adjourning near 6PM with no budget in sight. In a late night move by Democrat Anthony Hensley (Topeka), Republicans had agreed the night before to lower sales ...
Chris Reeves 06/01/2015 32
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 32
On dark money and Supreme Court litmus tests
Clean campaign warrior Bernie Sanders.
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 19
Climate Action Hub: "Humanity's Last Chance Saloon"
As the Bonn Climate Talks launched today, France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius urged that any climate agreement agreed to in Paris this December must be worded in a manner which does not ...
boatsie 06/01/2015 10
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 9
Meditation-The Tyranny Of Niceness
Sometimes I weary of all the nice people around me. This probably makes me seem like the ultimate curmudgeon, but stay with me for a bit and I’ll explain what I mean. Good evening and welcome ...
Ooooh 06/01/2015 45
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 111
Street Prophets Coffee Hour: Video of the DK Veterans Hospital Quilt Delivery
This is an Open Thread / Coffee Hour and all topics of conversation are welcome. Today's suggested topic is the DK Quilt Guild: DK VA Hospital Service Project . Please enjoy this video documenting ...
linkage 06/01/2015 5
McConnell blocks Rand Paul amendments to NSA reform bill
We'll see how this works out for him. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 55
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
Republicans learn, again, that legislating is hard
A Mensa meeting it's not. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 35
Daily Kos Radio's KITM podcast (AUDIO): 2016 field gets some depth; Hastert & hairsplitting
We're back after a week of computer repairs, and got a rocky start technically, but were returned to the air by the diligent work of ...
David Waldman 06/01/2015 3
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 74
Supreme Court protects hijab wearers in the workplace
Samantha Elauf, denied a sales job at an ...
Adam B 06/01/2015 150
Supreme Court makes the Internet a little less safe for women
Among other threats to his ex-wife, Anthony Douglas Elonis posted this on his Facebook wall: If I only knew then what I know now, I would have smothered your ass with a pillow, dumped your body ...
Adam B 06/01/2015 201
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
The Guardian: In U.S., blacks killed by cops are twice as likely to have been unarmed as whites
This is a complicated piece of data , but it reveals something relatively simple. An unarmed black or brown person in America is much more likely to be killed by a police officer than an ...
Ian Reifowitz 06/01/2015 9
GBCW
but not just yet. As a very few of you know, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer in late 2012 and treated with radiation in 2013. The treatment appeared to have beaten the disease into ...
WisePiper 06/01/2015 383
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. Kentucky police shipped a mentally ill inmate to Florida by ...
justiceputnam 06/01/2015 1
Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... OllieGarkey
OllieGarkey joins us at 11:30am ET talkin' Iran deal, Elections and other Gov't & World News. Click Here to Join our Live Chat 11am to Noon ET to add your 2¢ to the Show convo. Or, Tweet us with ...
winkk 06/01/2015 1
Connect! Unite! Act! Glacier National Park, Maine, & Phoenix Meet-up Info — Scaremongering?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
navajo 06/01/2015 143
Patriot Act provisions expire as Rand Paul fundraises, rewrites history
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 87
Daily Kos Radio is LIVE ONCE AGAIN at 9 am ET!
We are back on the air at last, with the newly refurbished Kagro in the Morning Super Computer! Hey, how about that Denny Hastert guy, eh? We've got a lot of catching up to do! And yes, that is ...
David Waldman 06/01/2015 2
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Now it's Hillary, Bernie, Martin; domestic spying corrodes democracy
Doyle McManus at the Los Angeles Times writes— Bernie Sanders: Why the guy who won't win matters : Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist who kicked off his presidential campaign on ...
Meteor Blades 06/01/2015 116
The TPP, Trade and NAFTA
I was a dues-paying member of a union at the age of 15. It was the RCIU at Kroger's in Illinois. When I turned 16, the boys were gonna throw me a party. Word must've gotten around because the ...
Tortmaster 05/31/2015 46
Whistling Past Marcel's at Midnight
Just to catch a whiff of some damn fine cuisine as we wait for the other shoe to drop and maybe catch a whiff of what the Ubers and Filthys* are up to. We're up late Jibbering our Jabber about ...
winkk 05/31/2015 1
The Justice Department on Netroots Radio Presents: "Standing By The Water Thanking It"
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justiceputnam 05/31/2015 1
Open thread for night owls: Missing statistics make evaluating our criminal justice system harder
Matt Ford at The Atlantic writes The Missing Statistics of Criminal Justice : After Ferguson, a noticeable gap in criminal-justice statistics ...
Meteor Blades 05/31/2015 71
Finding jobs while homeless (and roses)
Terrance, Aaron, Chelsie, Makala This is another entry in my series on a homeless family I've been trying to help. Fundraiser link: http://www.gofundme.com/uxuve6s Previous diaries are here:
patrickz 05/31/2015 10
Congratulations Class of 2015!
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justiceputnam 05/31/2015 1
McConnell caves on NSA, Patriot Act provisions expire
In a rare Sunday session, the Senate voted 77-17 to begin debate on the USA Freedom Act, the House-passed reform bill ending the NSA's dragnet surveillance program, a major capitulation by Senate ...
Joan McCarter 05/31/2015 115
KS Republicans Propose Taxing Girl Scout Cookies, Veto Threatened if Corporate Taxes Changed
Bryan Lowry, reporter for the Wichita Eagle, effectively summed up the situation in the Kansas State Capital today with a simple tweet: So to recap: Gov threatens veto for biz income rollback. ...
Chris Reeves 05/31/2015 84
DK Quilt Guild: DK VA Hospital Service Project
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, ...
Sara R 05/31/2015 53
The Ones You Didn't Hear: The Sundered Garment and Jeroboam's Tax Revolt
(Cross-posted from The Ones You Didn't Hear in Sunday School ) King Solomon is chiefly known for two things: possessing enormous wealth, possessing deep wisdom, and possessing enough wives to fill ...
quarkstomper 05/31/2015 18
When it comes to voting, conservatives want some people to count more than others. Sound familiar?
They won't count as part of the population when drawing electoral district lines, if right-wing activists have their way. They are creative, I'll give 'em that. ...
Ian Reifowitz 05/31/2015 144
Ancient America: The Northeast Prior to 8000 BCE
The Northeastern Woodlands of North America is a land of heavily forested rolling hills and rounded mountains, salt marshes of waving grass, calm lakes, tumbling brooks, surf-beaten beaches, and ...
Ojibwa 05/31/2015 16
Ventura County Residents Hold Interfaith Ocean Blessing on Oily Oxnard Beach
Oxnard, CA – Dozens of residents of Oxnard and Ventura County gathered Saturday for the interfaith Blessing of the Ocean, an action uniting the voices of people representing many faiths and ...
Dan Bacher 05/31/2015 4
Connect! Unite! Act! L.A., Glacier Nat'l Park, Maine & Phoenix Meet-Up Info — Gay Pride?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Steven Payne 05/31/2015 142
Roses: Street Prophets Sunday All Day Brunch
Welcome to Sunday 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. I was very happy to see that our new home has plenty of ...
michelewln 05/31/2015 4
DKos Sangha - Weekly Open Thread
Good morning! Welcome to the DKos Sangha weekly open thread. This is an open thread for members of the DKos Sangha and others who are interested in discussions concerning how we integrate our ...
davehouck 05/31/2015 9
The white riot that burned Greenwood to the ground
Smoke billowing over Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921 The Oklahoma "where the ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/31/2015 241
A Link To Send The Biden Family Condolences & And An Excerpt From President Obama's Statement
Many of us are feeling great sadness after hearing the news, via David Nir, of Beau Biden 's passing. The ...
Leslie Salzillo 05/31/2015 19
The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow
Religious exemptions to various laws and regulations have been much in the news in recent years, particularly in relation to the advance of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. But the history of ...
Frederick Clarkson 05/30/2015 21
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 103
Reincarnation: Street Prophets Saturday
Reincarnation is a concept which is tolerated by some religious traditions, strongly embraced by others, and vehemently denied as a form of blasphemy by a few. The concept of reincarnation is fairly ...
Ojibwa 05/30/2015 32
Catholics for Marriage Equality and other Religious Views
Source for image: Image ...
AllenMcw 05/30/2015 15
Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, L.A., Glacier Nat'l Park & Maine Meet-Up Info — Apologies?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
catilinus 05/30/2015 104
Taking Sexual Assault Seriously: The Rape Kit Backlog and Human Rights
The title of this diary was the title of a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee for the Constitution that was held on May 20, 2015. The subcommittee is chaired by John Cornyn, who has been a ...
ramara 05/29/2015 8
Just One Picture. It's Purple - Street Prophets Fuzzy Friday
Well, here we are. We've survived another week on Earth. We're a bit older and perhaps a bit wiser. Today I'm celebrating my pennies for Doctors Without Borders reaching the 1,400 mark. This is the ...
Marko the Werelynx 05/29/2015 18
His mind would never be more than that of a three month old.
The son of friends of my mother was six years old when I first baby sat for them. He could not sit up or control the movements of his head. He never would. He would never crawl, stand, walk, ...
Onomastic 05/29/2015 292
Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... Fri. News Dump
Arliss Bunny and OllieGarkey join us at 11:30 ET for our Fri. News Dump and Recycle Center. Click Here to Join our Live Chat 11am to Noon ET to add your 2¢ to the Show convo. Or, Tweet us with ...
winkk 05/29/2015 1
Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, L.A., Glacier Nat'l Park & Maine Meet-Up Info — Your Eyes?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
smileycreek 05/29/2015 154
Arizona's McCain and Flake swap Apache Holy Land to foreign mining company- Contact Congress
This is outrageous. Oak Flat in Arizona, an Apache holy place where coming-of-age ceremonies have been performed for many generations and is a sacred place for prayer, has been handed over to an ...
parker02 05/29/2015 17
Daily Kos Radio is BOUND FOR DC at 9 am ET!
Yes, it's a "scheduled absence" today. I'm on my way to hang out with and/or near President Obama. That is, I'm taking my kids on a standard, public White House tour this morning. I was going to ...
David Waldman 05/29/2015 0

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