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|Kitchen Table Kibitzing - 5.25.15 — Garden Paths
|My Buddhism Comes Out Of The Closet
|Why don't poor people just get jobs? Because they already did.
The contrast between hardworking Americans and shiftless, lazy, poor people is a favorite of Republicans as they try to cut safety net ...
|Charles C. Johnson gets booted off Twitter for wanting to "take out" Deray McKesson
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|ACLU challenges anti-transgender Michigan identification policy
|Lawmakers overestimate how conservative their districts are—by a lot
Loud, but not representative This bears repeating. We've heard before that lawmakers tend to presume their own districts are much more conservative than they are, but it's the degree to which they'...
|Rich Lowry was very, very upset over Michelle Obama's commencement speech
It appears First Lady Michelle Obama acknowledging ...
|Russian Waitress educates customer on how to treat a woman.
|Mass Graves Found in Malaysia After Obama Opposes TPP Exclusion of Human Rights Violators
|Good evening. How much Scott Walker would you like to buy tonight?
The best thing about Scott Walker's three-star super PAC price guide is that they've made it look like a menu, making it crystal clear that you're buying something. Would you prefer one ...
|sHell No: Deniers Double Down on Purity Test Trolling
Protests against Shell's plan for Arctic drilling have received global attention. From the actions of kayaktivists around Seattle to Shell's annual stockholder meeting, Shell has been receiving a ...
|Kansas Legislators Receive Praise And Warnings From ALEC
|Why Does the United States Still Honor White Supremacist Confederate Trash on Memorial Day?
|Capitol Police to undergo additional bathroom training
Raise your hand if you found someone else's ...
|Who Would You Be Now, If You'd Lived?
|Midday open thread: Middle East needs imperialism? Emissions controls to slash coal; Kincannon flips
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is The bad intelligence : What you may have missed on ...
|Moondai Furbutts: 25 May
Hope you're all enjoying your day off. Ceiling Cat says to spare a moment to remember those who cannot be here today. Thank you, and....
|Teachers of the Year tell us what's holding students back and where they'd spend education money
President Obama with 2015 teacher of the year Shanna Peeples. Every year, each state chooses its teacher of the year. This year, the Council of Chief State School Officers and ...
|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 ...
|Media figures lament decline of British Empire
Quite a nice lady, in fact. Fareed Zakaria, who shouldn't be published anywhere considering ...
|A Part of My Uncle Died in the Vietnam Jungle: Not All Who Die from War Die in War
Not until daybreak on the second day of the battle did a helicopter manage to land and evacuate the few survivors, leaving behind the bodies of most of Supply Column 21.There were 564 dead Viet Cong ...
|High Impact Posts: May 24, 2015||jotter||05/25/2015||4|
|What Conservatives (And Politico) Still Don’t Understand About Fox News
|SHOCKING NEWS: Economists Link Big Banks Use of Credit Default Swaps to 2008 Financial Collapse
|History 101: "Globists Cannot be Christians"
Within the overall Christian community, there continues to be waged the debate over who is really a Christian and who is not. For many, this is a debate about belief: belief in the Bible rather than ...
|Original Americans forgotten on Memorial Day
|I've witnessed your suffering as the battles raged higher
While it is fitting to remember and mourn those who were lost in our wars, the majority of the graves with all those little flags placed on them are those who survived. Unfortunately for many they ...
|The Lecture Bill O'Reilly Inspired Me to Give to My Students
I teach a college course on jazz and hip hop at a Southern California university, and after listening to Fox's Bill O'Reilly bloviate last week about how hip hop and rap are to blame for declining ...
|Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, L.A. & Glacier Nat'l Park Meet-up Info — Oh Baby?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
|So You Want To Control Global Population? Easy.
|Cartoon: The bad intelligence
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
|Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day
United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/25/2015||113|
|NOM's Self-Refuting Rationalization Of The Passage Of Marriage Equality In Ireland
It's a tough time to be on the wrong side of history right now. The side that constantly crows "Let the people vote!" lost 62-38 on Friday. Of course, democracy only matters to them when it goes ...
|The Daily Bucket - Suspect Apprehended and Brought to Justice
I have mentioned in previous conversations that a large snake has been living in my basement. The snake itself had eluded observation, but there were plenty of pieces of shed skins to convince me ...
|Carly Fiorina, new GOP star
Reports out of Iowa, the Athens of the Midwest, have Carly Fiorina becoming the new darling of the Publican primary campaign (see for example the Good Gray Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/25/us/
|When American troops were welcomed and remembered
with love and honor can be seen in a a piece in today's Washington Post titled Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten. It is about an American cemetery in ...
|Abbreviated pundit round-up: Young people getting shafted on pay; the real first Memorial Day
E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes The right’s political correctness : Accommodating right-wing primary voters poses real risks to the party in next year’s elections. Its candidates’
|Anne Meara has died
I'm waiting to board a flight back to Chicago from Paris and I just noticed that Anne Meara has died . These days she is perhaps best known as the mother of Ben Stiller and the wife of Jerry ...
|Overnight News Digest: May 24, 2015
OND Editors OND is a community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around the world, sometimes coupled with a daily theme, original research or commentary. Editors of OND ...
|Meat Grown In A Vat. What Could Go Wrong?
Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands made the news in 2013 with the world's first lab-grown hamburger. He and his research team have been working since then to turn the ...
|The Justice Department on Netroots Radio Presents: "The Streets of His Soldier Mind"
|Open thread for night owls. A reprise: 'Lies, Damned Lies, a Searchable Database of Lies'||Meteor Blades||05/24/2015||70|
|Top Comments: Role Model Edition
In the midst of 24/7 exposure on social media to the horrific mess that is admitted child molester Josh Duggar and his felony coverup parents, I read a variety of tweets under the hashtag #...
|I didn't serve in Vietnam for freedom...
|IGTNT: "I Served in the United States Navy"
I Got The News Today (IGTNT), which is one of the oldest continuous series on Daily Kos, provides members of this community a venue to pay their respects to those who have died as a result of the ...
|Not The Evening Blues Sunday Edition
Not the Evening Blues yet again. This is going to be a bass sampler and I'll probably be doing dinner when it first postsor soon after. Nonetheless, but there's a hole to plug here. Yep, BASS, ...
|The promise of NewSpace
Ceres as revealed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers). The bright spots may be water ice. We throw a lot of terms around here on Daily Kos, ...
|Sanders: Campaign coverage should focus on issues instead of outrage, gossip and Facebook comments||Meteor Blades||05/24/2015||167|
|How a Southern white boy unlearned racism
I am going to give in to Denise Oliver Velez's request to turn a comment into a diary. The aversion to length (TL;DR) is a peculiar modern affliction, but I will make it easier for people who ...
|Week's High Impact Posts: May 16-22, 2015||jotter||05/24/2015||6|
|Who are more Dangerous: Fleeing Suspects or the Police Officers who Kill them?
Americans used to have rights. Primarily the Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Also we supposedly have the the right to be "secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of ...
|High Impact Posts: May 23, 2015||jotter||05/24/2015||4|
|Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War
Is the title of this post by someone named Jim Wright, which I think you will want to read. It is a totally brutal putdown of the likes of Mitt Romney and John McCain, of the neocons who pushed us ...
|Ancient Europe: Solutrean
Prehistory refers to the past for which there is no written history, which means that the primary information comes from the findings of archaeology. One of the periods of European prehistory is the ...
|An image of Hillary Clinton that might surprise you
appears on p. 158 of the new book by former CIA #2 Michael Morrell, a book titled The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Against Terrorism From Al Qaeda to ISIS . It is in the context of the planning ...
|How did you begin to unlearn racism?
Overpass Light Brigade, "Unlearn Racism" When the Overpass Light Brigade brought the message of " ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/24/2015||507|
|IAN: May 24, 2015: The more things change, ...
Last weekend, my mother stopped on her way home from visiting my other siblings and actually stayed one night. She arrived mid-day on Sunday and, a couple hours later in the middle of gossiping ...
|Open thread: Unlearning racism, Flanders Fields and women in the workforce
What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce, by Susan Grigsby Memorial Day and Flanders Fields, by Mark E Andersen How did you begin to unlearn racism, by ...
|Top Comments: the Week that Was in Ireland edition
A look at the big story coming out of the Emerald Isle ... and one not so well-known (yet still historic, as well), after the jump .....
|It's the iPhone's world, we just live in it ... for now
A wild boar and domestic pigs from Darwin's The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication In 2001, Michael Pollan authored a fine popular science book called ...
|This Week in the War on Women - May 23, 2015
By Christine Gutierrez-Boswell It has been awhile since I have authored a column here. Fortunately, the news never gets less interesting, and unfortunately gets worse for women. The top news ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/23/2015: The Stag Cook Book||Chrislove||05/23/2015||86|
|This week at progressive state blogs: Gov. Kasich plays the suckers; Gov. Bryant writes a dumb op-ed
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 ...
|This week in the war on workers: Who gets the benefits of trade deals?
The Senate advanced fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday.
|Update: Photos from Portland, OR Celebration! Today, we gather to Celebrate our Cedwyn
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- -Lewis Carrol, The Walrus and The Carpenter The time has come to talk ...
|Is Anyone Out There? Street Prophets Saturday
The vastness of the universe with millions, perhaps billions, of suns with planets circling them, is almost beyond the imaginations of many people. Contemplating the universe and the many ...
|High School Art Exhibit Attacked By Cops for Depicting Police Brutality
Many, many police officers and their supporters are going ape shit very upset at a group of student artists at Westfield High School in New Jersey for daring ...
|Apparently, 136 Bullets Were NOT Enough.
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|Cartoon: Animal Nuz #252 - Raging Bully Edition||ericlewis0||05/23/2015||76|
|Brelo Verdict In: Not Guilty (Updated w/Link to Verdict)
Judge O'Donnell just announced his verdict in the Michael Brelo trial. Not Guilty. Judge O'Donnell also accepted as proved Brelo's claims of justification regarding the lesser included offenses. ...
|Top comments: Placeholder edition
Um, so apparently no one was scheduled for tonight. Consider this an open thread while your TC team throws the rest together.
|Tara the Antisocial Social Worker||05/22/2015||101|
|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 , ...
|Cartoon: America's rapidly rising faiths
Click to enlarge. A Pew survey ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Marijuana - The Playing Field is not Level Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar I don't smoke. I have never lit up a joint in my life. But I know a lot about the good ol' Mary Jane . I can ...
|The prurient god of the Duggars
Full disclosure. I never watched the Duggar's television show. Heard about it, of course. But the show's entire premise left me feeling nauseous. The focus on fertility and a constant state of ...
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