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|Free Solar for Low-Income Homeowners in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods & Other Energy Assistance Progs
This starts focused on a specific California solar program, then below the fold is exploration of a nationwide dot-org website operated by N.C. State University's Clean Energy Technology ...
|Nebraskan lawmakers override Gov. Pete Ricketts's veto to abolish state death penalty
|Spotlight on green news & views: Shooting a black rhino for fun; extreme rainfall; protesting Shell
Check out OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs,
|Kansas City, Kansas Councilman unleashed racist, misogynistic road rage rant against teen girl
Kansas City, Kansas voters might want to re-think Chuck Stites recent election to office. A 17-year-old Kansas teen is claiming Kansas City, Kansas Councilman Chuck Stites unleashed a racist, ...
|Former Arkansas Trooper: Jim Bob Duggar lying, only told him about one incident with one girl
Is a larger investigation on the way? Looks like the Duggar situation isn't going away any time soon. In an interview ...
|Midday open thread: Drug cartel builds CCTV network; 'clickbait' enters dictionary; microbead ban
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Reasonable measures :
|Happy update on the NY elementary kids forced to sit out the school carnival due to poverty
|Texas oil tycoon: We aren't having more earthquakes, just better earthquake detection
Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes? Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens, who made his fortune in ...
|Big media's sneering, dismissive coverage of Bernie Sanders is a plague on democracy
The media are more interested in ...
|Elizabeth Warren: Stand up and say you're mad as hell and you won't take it anymore! (VIDEO)
Stand up and say you're mad as hell and you won't take it anymore! Elizabeth Warren was a guest speaker this week at The Code Conference —"where top industry influencers in ...
|WI-Sen: Al Franken (D. MN) Helps Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)
Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Al Franken (D. MN) in support of Russ Feingold's (D. WI) comeback bid against Tea Party U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R. WI):
|OH, GA, MO, AZ, NC, IA & SC-Sen: The GOP Senators Who Took The Most Corporate Cash To Fast Track TPP
Former Bush Trade Representative & U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R. OH) took the most pro-TPP corporate cash. The Guardian has a great article out about which U.S. Senators took the most corporate cash ...
|New Hampshire high school students gave their principal and community a lesson in generosity
The students give a lesson in generosity. Students at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem, New Hampshire went well above and beyond the traditional end-of-year gifts for their principal.
|PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 5/22/15 Edition
Received this e-mail today from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Toomey says ...
|Open thread for night owls. Cole: Kaplan's call for renewed imperialism in Middle East is boneheaded
Let's have some more cakewalks, 'kay? Robert D. Kaplan recently wrote a piece (behind a paywall) saying it's time to bring imperialism back to the ...
|NH-Sen: Planned Parenthood & Other Goups Slam Kelly Ayotte's (R) Sham OTC Birth Control Bill
So last week, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R. NH) and Cory "Personhood" Gardner (R. CO) introduced a new over the counter birth control bill: http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2015/05/21/sen-cory-
|Mark Ruffalo On His Mother's Abortion & The Libby Anne Bruce Response - 'I Am Not A Feminist'
|Sanders makes run official: If people 'fight back, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished'
In a speech peppered with introductory "brothers and sisters," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday made official his entry into the primary battle for the Democratic presidential nomination framed by ...
|Livestreaming Bernie Sanders's official announcement of his candidacy for the Democratic nomination
You can watch it Live now. Why Bernie matters: A 2016 primary run by Bernie ...
|Midday open thread: Democrats and climate change; perpetual war; Sanders to make it official
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Pro-life, Boko Haram style :
|How the Duggars and Right Wing Home Schoolers are Handling Sexual Abuse
One of the greatest reasons home school advocates give for home schooling is that the want to be closer to God. They want to move away from public sex ed. Evolution. And so many other harms in the ...
|Westboro Baptist Church tries to protest Ireland's equality vote, fails in spectacular fashion
Westboro Baptist members struggling to show Ireland in distress Upset about Ireland's vote to legalize same-sex marriage, the nutjobs at the Westboro Baptist Church staged and protest and ...
|Jon Stewart has been quietly running a training program to place veterans in television/movie jobs
Jon Stewart on the set of Rosewater. When it comes to putting his money where his mouth is, Stephen Colbert isn't the ...
|Understanding Sexual Consent Isn't Hard: Education Company Makes It Easy
Over the last year there has been a debate around states that have moved on " YES MEANS YES " laws in regards to sexual consent, with some arguing those laws are "difficult to understand" for those ...
|AL-Sen: CREDO Action Goes After Richard Shelby's (R) Wall Street Wish List Bill
Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: The Republican head of the Senate banking ...
|NV-Sen: Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Calls On Congress To Pass The Every Child Deserves A Family Act
Received this e-mail today from former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto's (D. NV) U.S. Senate campaign:
|Most House Republicans stand with President Obama on fast-tracking, most Democrats still against
Fighting it to the end. Thanks to 14 Democrats joining all-but-five Senate Republicans in approving fast-track trade legislation last week, it's now up to the House, which is where most close ...
|PA-Sen: Pat Toomey (R) Votes Against Seniors, Jobs, Training Our Workforce & Consumer Protection
Received this e-mail today from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign:
|AZ-Sen: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) Jumps Into The Race To Win John McCain's (R) Senate Seat
Things just got a whole lot more exciting in the Arizona U.S. Senate Race: http://atr.rollcall.com/ann-kirkpatrick-to-challenge-john-mccain-in-arizona-senate/
|NY elementary principal shames poor students, keeps them from attending end-of-year school carnival
Imagine being 7 years old and peering out the window, watching all your friends have fun. Elementary school students at PS 120 in Queens, New York, who couldn't come up with the $10 for the school ...
|Open thread for night owls. On Memorial Day, remember: 'They didn't fall, they were pushed'
Flag-draped caskets on their way back from Iraq to the United States. Ray McGovern writes— Remember This on Memorial ...
|Kansas Legislators Receive Praise And Warnings From ALEC
Kansas Legislators are preparing to return to work tomorrow in an overtime session of a state body originally scheduled to adjourn more than a week ago. What holds them in Topeka rather than back at ...
|"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 ...
|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 ...
|I'm sorry Dorothy, but you're not in Kansas anymore!
Governor Brownback is at again! Making life, for the poor, even more miserable! Kansas Republicans have put forward a new policy initiative that's almost shocking in its clear intent to harm ...
|Kansas Rocked by 4.6 Earthquake
The Kansas Community of Pratt was rocked this afternoon with a 4.6 Earthquake. The earthquake, located about 89 miles west of Wichita and close to nearby Pratt is neither the first or largest ...
|Apparently, 136 Bullets Were NOT Enough.
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|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 , ...
|Kansas finds new way to punish the poor
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised to be able to balance the state budget by cutting taxes for the wealthy. That didn't work out. So to help cover the budget gap he has decided to punish the ...
|Kansas House Gives Secretary of State Kobach Prosecutorial Powers
The Kansas State House moved today to send legislation to Sam Brownback which would significantly increase the role of the Kansas Secretary of State. Kris Kobach, in earlier testimony to the house ...
|MO-Sen: Jason Kander (D) & VoteVets Push Congress To Give Veterans Free Access To Public Parks
Received this e-mail today from VoteVets and Secretary of State Jason Kander's (D. MO) U.S. Senate campaign: I ...
|KS Republicans Take On The Courts: Rule For Us Or Don't Get Paid
Kansas Republicans have decided that favorable rulings in court hearings may require some incentive - and that incentive boils down to whether or not judges get paid. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/...
|Kansas County Can't Afford to Mow the Lawn
Kansas Counties are finding that the Brownback economy isn't working out for them nearly as well as they had hoped. Today in the statehouse, Kansas Lobbyists are arguing against rolling back tax ...
|Field Office Annals, Part Two: Engagement, Vision, and Play
This is the second in a two-part series based on interviews with two founding Cultural Agents in the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (where I hold the title of Chief Policy Wonk). (To ...
|Republican Austerity Kills. Literally
When I heard about the Amtrak train wreck outside of Philadelphia on Tuesday night my heart stopped for a few seconds. My son lives in Washington D.C. His girlfriend's family lives in NYC. I have ...
|Spotlight on Courage ~ StDDs Week 37
No! Poverty is not to be blamed for the murder of Michael Brown. Lack of opportunities did not take the life of Freddie Gray. The "absent black father" was not responsible for killing Walter Scott. ...
|Does education spending matter?
Short answer to this question? Yes. So after much frustration over the current education funding debate in Kansas, I decided to replicate the 2006 education cost study statistical study, to ...
|As school funding dries up in Kansas, one superintendent resigned to save his district money
Pay no attention to our increasingly poor schools. State budget cuts are hitting one south-central Kansas school district so hard that their superintendent is ...
|Hillary & Establishment Groupthink Are Consistently WRONG
Mainstream thinking, not just Republican thinking, is consistently wrong. Justification and support for the Iraq War? WRONG. Catastrophically wrong. Multi-generational even. Centennial even. An ...
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|Obamaville, KS Police Chief Requires Officers To Read DOJ Ferguson Report "To Be Better Officers"
Lawrence, KS, which is now affectionately known as Obamaville, KS, apparently continues their efforts to show that a police department can work with a community in a way that isn't so ...
|Pope Francis does the impossible: Gets Republicans to want religion out of politics
What does it take to make Republicans want to keep religious leaders out of politics? A pope who disagrees with them, apparently. Pope Francis' recognition of ...
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