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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 21
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 29
What do you like that no one else does, and what do you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
"I'm just a sweet transvestite, from Transsexual, Transylvania." Within film, music, television, etc., there exists the cult classic . It's usually a work that wasn't ...
Doctor RJ 06/01/2015 447
Bernie Offers DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz 2016 Advice
Stand with Bernie Presidential candidate and the Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders fired off a letter to DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in which he gave her some frank advice. Let the ...
Tool 06/01/2015 62
Top Comments: Springtime in the Rockies Edition (Photo Heavy)
Last Monday, my partner and I took visiting family members on a day trip by road, into the Canadian Rockies. We were headed to the towns of Banff and Lake Louise , nestled in the Rockies, and well-...
lotac 06/01/2015 37
On dark money and Supreme Court litmus tests
Clean campaign warrior Bernie Sanders.
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 19
Black Kos presents: Reading Group: Thomas Sugrue's Sweet Land of Liberty- Introduction
Welcome to the first diary of this Black Kos-hosted Reading Group series. Of course, you don't have to be a member of Black Kos to join this discussion; it's open for anybody and the more, the ...
Chitown Kev 06/01/2015 53
The Evening Blues - 6-1-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 06/01/2015 39
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
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 109
Fox News just can't stop calling Caitlyn Jenner 'he'
"Call me Caitlyn," the upcoming cover of Vanity Fair says, over a picture of the woman who became famous as Olympic champion Bruce Jenner and had more recently been prominent on reality television ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 86
McConnell blocks Rand Paul amendments to NSA reform bill
We'll see how this works out for him. ...
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 55
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 15
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 34
Conservative hero Cliven Bundy is back, and still talking about black people
The hero of Fox News speaks ...
Hunter 06/01/2015 81
Judge in Dennis Hastert case contributed to Hastert for Congress
Dennis Hastert Things ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 46
Most Americans support same-sex marriage. Republicans still don't.
Most of America is ready for the Supreme Court to grant nationwide same-sex marriage ...
Hunter 06/01/2015 58
Meet 'Dem' John Delaney, bidding to be the next Joe Lieberman
Rep. John Delaney (D-Doofus) Holy crap this guy is a doofus.
kos 06/01/2015 140
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 72
Supreme Court protects hijab wearers in the workplace
Samantha Elauf, denied a sales job at an ...
Adam B 06/01/2015 144
Jeb Bush on his brother's successes and mistakes: 'He kept us safe'
Jeb Bush Man, Jeb Bush is taking all the popular positions. In an ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 137
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 195
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 136
Barbara Myers: The Unknown Whistleblower
Rambo ! In my Reagan-era youth, the name was synonymous with the Vietnam War -- at least the Vietnam War reimagined, the celluloid fantasy version of it in which a tanned, glistening, muscle-bound ...
TomDispatch 06/01/2015 4
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 141
Reports: There's a second alleged Dennis Hastert abuse victim
Dennis Hastert The scandal ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 130
Unarmed black teen. William Chapman, killed by officer who just came off suspension for killing
18-year-old William Chapman On April 22, the Portsmouth, Virginia, Police Department claimed that 18-year-old William Chapman was suspected of shoplifting from a local Walmart. Completely unarmed, ...
Shaun King 06/01/2015 93
Patriot Act provisions expire as Rand Paul fundraises, rewrites history
Joan McCarter 06/01/2015 87
How should Joe Biden handle grief? Fox News has just the person to offer advice
Beau Biden and Joe Biden Fox ...
Laura Clawson 06/01/2015 40
Cartoon: Privacy talk
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
Tom Tomorrow 06/01/2015 22
Police crush, kill man begging for his life, screaming he was suffocating until his ears turned blue
Robert Minjarez Jr. with his mother Some are calling Robert Minjarez Jr. the Latino Eric Garner. Sadly, the comparison is uncanny— including ...
Shaun King 06/01/2015 154
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
This is not good
There are no words. Obama opens ...
VL Baker 06/01/2015 145
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 115
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
BREAKING: Success of Solar Impulse flight now in doubt; diverted to Japan [Updated x2]
I've been watching the live feed of Solar Impulse 2 , the solar-powered airplane attempting a round-the-world flight. Yesterday, after a two-month wait on the weather, Solar Impulse 2 took off from ...
Keith Pickering 05/31/2015 12
1960, 1988, 2000, 2008, 2016?
Presidential Elections took place in each of these years. What links them together? Why distinguish them from the other years, which also had presidential elections? Simple: When these elections ...
brooklynbadboy 05/31/2015 43
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
A Photo a Day: The Month of May
This is my fourth DKos installment of a Flickr 365 Flickr project. It began on New Year's Day and I've made it through May with at least one photo from each day. A retirement exercise where I put in ...
Eddie C 05/31/2015 23
How Dennis Hastert parlayed his Position into Millions
Who knew he'd need that Inside-the-Beltway boost in Salary in order to pay out hush money in the millions over the years ... How ‘Public Servant’ Hastert Got His Riches by Ana Marie Cox, ...
jamess 05/31/2015 28
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
At least 385 Americans have been shot and killed by police in the U.S. already this year
The year is not even half over : In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in ...
Laurence Lewis 05/31/2015 33
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
Odds & Ends: News/Humor (with a "Who Lost the Week?" poll)
I post a weekly diary of historical notes, arts & science items, foreign news (often receiving little notice in the US) and whimsical pieces from the outside world that I often feature in "Cheers & ...
Ed Tracey 05/31/2015 10
NYT Defense of Clinton Coverage: Drudge Loves It
No seriously, that's what they said : The editor running the coverage, Carolyn Ryan, is more than satisfied with the results so far. “We’ve had extraordinary and world-beating coverage,” Ms. ...
Armando 05/31/2015 44
Filastin: Online database "exposes" pro-Palestinian college students to "damage their careers".
This is a roundup of news related to Palestine with a particular focus on grassroots action and peaceful civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories and within the borders of Israel proper. We ...
subir 05/31/2015 10
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 153
A You Tube Video On Hunter Recruitment and Access
Warning for non hunters you'll probably just be bored or won't understand what's discussed. Don't watch expecting dead critters. It's just a dinner talk. Below is a talk given by Steve Rinella of ...
ban nock 05/31/2015 1
Dear Rand Paul: Not Only Does The Brand "Suck"
Everything your party believes in Sucks. Rand Paul Matthews later said he appreciated Paul's "millennial" observation that current Republican Party "sucks." "No, no!" Paul said, smiling. "I said ...
LaFeminista 05/31/2015 56
Saturday Night Losers Club, Vol. CDLXXIX: Indicted Loser of The Week Poll Edition
Very short, as 3CM doesn’t have time to write at length about anything else of remote interest to him. But since this seems to be the week for high-profile indictments, to quote Emperor Joseph II ...
chingchongchinaman 05/30/2015 7
Most of the TPP is NOT even about "Trade"
The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is more about Corporate Empowerment, than it is about "straightening Trade" -- between Nations. Or so all these very smart economics people, are saying ... Stop ...
jamess 05/30/2015 149
This week at progressive state blogs: Monica Wehby returns; Gov. LePage pretends on income tax
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a ...
Meteor Blades 05/30/2015 15
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

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