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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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/26/2015 35
Dear Sen. Sanders
and Sen. Clinton, and Sen. Warren and MoveOn and People for the American Way and Friends Committee on National Legislation and Democratic Nationnal Committee and DailyKos and so many others. But, ...
Crashing Vor 05/26/2015 81
LA Kossacks venture to the Valley next Sunday
It's been a while and we need to regroup, discuss the state of affairs, come up with new ideas and have fun. On the fun side, we are going to try a potluck A potluck is a gathering of people where ...
Shockwave 05/26/2015 7
Jeb Joins "Ox is Gored" Republicans
I call them "Ox is Gored" Republicans: Those who lack any sign of compassion until they or someone close to them is affected. Then, they become an advocate for government action -- but limited to ...
Bethesda 1971 05/26/2015 3
Community Quilt for Gordon20024, Round 2
Cedwyn's quilt at her memorial celebration this past Saturday, in Portland, OR Gordon20024 has a cancerous mass on his neck. It will be removed this Thursday --
Sara R 05/26/2015 67
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/26/2015 317
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/26/2015 215
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 :
Meteor Blades 05/26/2015 34
Sen. Lindsey Graham: I worked in a pool room, so I know 'Iranians are liars'
Hunter 05/26/2015 111
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/26/2015 93
#~134~^><Windoez Sneven Techinqal S'port
Ring dis numbah, ring it nowz we canz helps Wut?
LaFeminista 05/26/2015 27
Supreme Court to Revisit "One Person, One Vote" Rule
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Evenwel v. Abbott , a case brought by a group of Texas conservatives challenging a longstanding precedent that holds that election districts should be drawn ...
phenry 05/26/2015 115
High Impact Posts: May 25, 2015
jotter 05/26/2015 8
The Daily Bucket: Where Did Florida's Sand Come From?
Florida is of course famous for its sandy sunny beaches. Most people assume that this sand comes from broken and crushed coral, and for a small portion of the state that is true. But for most of ...
Lenny Flank 05/26/2015 42
Gaius Publius: “Hillary, TPP, the World of Money, and the Center for American Progress”
[ Diarist's Note: Gaius Publius has provided written authorization to the diarist to republish their work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community. On a related topic, and of ...
bobswern 05/26/2015 198
Catapulting the Propaganda
"catapult the propaganda" was a phrase George W. Bush was probably not intended to parrot, but it was one of his few truthful statements in the run-up and prosecution of the aggression against Iraq.
hannah 05/25/2015 8
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 48
The only thing we have is fear itself
Sometimes I think the terrorists are winning. Sometimes I know they are. ABC reports today that fighter jets scramble following at least 6 reports of threats to passenger planes . Here's an ...
Cartoon Peril 05/25/2015 8
In case you're an emergency, break my glass.
"Where are we headed?" she said. "To a bar" I said. "a land without feelings or genuine interest In order To reduce the awareness of Our mortality thru sin, vice, and false language in a failed ...
jbou 05/25/2015 15
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'...
Hunter 05/25/2015 61
Rich Lowry was very, very upset over Michelle Obama's commencement speech
It appears First Lady Michelle Obama acknowledging ...
Hunter 05/25/2015 78
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 ...
Hunter 05/25/2015 77
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 ...
James Wells 05/25/2015 21
Capitol Police to undergo additional bathroom training
Raise your hand if you found someone else's ...
Hunter 05/25/2015 54
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 18
A Chiseled Stone in a Field of Bone Makes Note of a Soul of Late
What follows is a Memorial Day poem I wrote driving from home to St. Louis the day my father's tombstone was placed on his grave. He was a Marine in WWII and died the day after Christmas from a ...
beneldon 05/25/2015 4
Raiding Medicare to Pay for TPP
Medicare means many things to many people. To seniors, it's a program providing good, low-cost healthcare at a stage in life when it's most needed. To Congress, it's beginning to look more like a ...
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/25/2015 12
High Impact Posts: May 24, 2015
jotter 05/25/2015 4
What Conservatives (And Politico) Still Don’t Understand About Fox News
Earlier this month Bruce Bartlett published a paper titled "How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics." Bartlett is a veteran conservative operative who worked in both the George H.W.
News Corpse 05/25/2015 121
SHOCKING NEWS: Economists Link Big Banks Use of Credit Default Swaps to 2008 Financial Collapse
It my seem strange to anyone who has followed the debate over the causes of the 2008 housing bubble collapse and the resulting financial crisis that triggered the "Great Recession," but it took ...
Steven D 05/25/2015 163
Original Americans forgotten on Memorial Day
The All-Nations Native American Veterans Memorial in Jefferson, Oregon [This is an edited and updated reprise of an essay first written for Memorial Day in 2010.] My ...
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 55
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 ...
navajo 05/25/2015 97
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 ...
foresterbob 05/25/2015 148
2015 Backyard Science Yardbird Race Tally #5
Welcome to the 2015 Daily Kos Backyard Science Yardbird Race! This is the fifth tally for 2015, and is the official place to post your sightings, ask for help, and brag some if you wish. Here's ...
bwren 05/24/2015 86
The Daily Bucket - Enormous Plankton Database
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 05/23/2015 52
Writing Successfully at Daily Kos - A Few Tips
Over the last few days at Daily Kos we've had several debates over editorial content and control as well as guidelines that writers follow. As a site that lives as a peer-reviewed source, Daily ...
Chris Reeves 05/22/2015 78
The Daily Bucket - Friendly Seal sighting
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group.  It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you.  Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
OceanDiver 05/22/2015 90
The Daily Bucket - Fiddling Around
At the beginning of May, Mr. Watt and I went up to the Sol Duc valley in the Olympic National Park. Among other things, the ferns along the trail to Sol Duc Falls were just coming up. So, I ...
Milly Watt 05/21/2015 58
The Daily Bucket: One person's weed...
What is a weed? According to my friend, Merriam Webster, it is "a (1) : a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially one that tends to overgrow or ...
Elizaveta 05/20/2015 90
Community Quilt for Gordon20024
CelticLassie's quilt. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts... It is a shock when you learn that a friend has cancer. Gordon20024 recently learned that he does. He is a person who is ...
Sara R 05/19/2015 70
Daily Bucket: A Green Heron Hunts His Lunch
A few days ago, I happened upon a Green Heron hunting for his lunch. Green Herons are much more shy than other herons and egrets, so when he saw me watching him he froze completely still for a good ...
Lenny Flank 05/19/2015 56
The Daily Bucket - recent canoodling
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group.  It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you.  Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
OceanDiver 05/18/2015 51
The Daily Bucket - Citizen Science at Work
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 05/17/2015 26
Eugenie Clark - 1922-2015
I am taking the liberty of writing a diary on a female scientist whom I never met and who died in the 21st Century (in fact this very year.) This is in large part because of her 1951 book "Lady ...
Desert Scientist 05/16/2015 9
The Daily Bucket - Bees in the Butterflyweed
The larger of the two butterflyweed clusters in my yard is now in full bloom. As I have lamented before, the showy plant rarely attracts butterflies here. Bees love it, though. According to the USDA,
foresterbob 05/16/2015 73
The Daily Bucket - chocolate lily season in a remnant Indian prairie
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group.  It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you.  Rain, sun, wind...insects, birds, flowers......
OceanDiver 05/15/2015 86
The Daily Bucket - Prairie, One Month Later
At the end of March, I reported on my discovery of a local preserved patch of PNW prairie. I returned a month later on April 29th and there were some big changes. What I was hoping to see was a ...
Milly Watt 05/14/2015 88
The Daily Bucket - a wet and wild swallow tale
Gooseville, WI Male Tree Swallows Tachycineta bicolor in a territorial dispute over a prime nestbox.
Polly Syllabic 05/13/2015 69

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