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|Those guys who boosted the 'surge' in Iraq? They're eager to do it again
|Federal appeals court strikes down Idaho's 20-week abortion ban||Joan McCarter||05/29/2015||5|
|'Patriots' hold cartoon contest in front of Arizona mosque
I see we're still ignoring the Waco murders to focus on "cartoon contests." You can draw your own conclusions as to why a bunch of fourth-tier patriots have decided that drawing pictures of ...
Those of you who ...
|Republicans still no closer to saving their own asses on Obamacare
Have fun with this, guys. We've just got one more ...
|Dennis Hastert -- what really happened (?) and overcriminalization
|Stunning maps showing how much you need to earn in each state to afford a two-bedroom rental unit
|Climate change conferences sponsored by fossil fuel interests.
|Down and Out in Brooklyn and Queens
|The Republicans are for Smaller Government Except…
While most Republicans think there is no role for government in job creation, some of our best Presidents have proven otherwise. FDR knew the importance of government when he created the New Deal ...
|What I don't understand about Willie Soon...
and any other "scientist" who sets aside his or her intellectual integrity for cash. Ahem. Here goes. So by now it is old news that famous climate change denier Willie Soon has taken massive ...
|The incredible power of love and silence (VIDEO)
Art interrupted. Well-known performance artist Marina Abramovic held a performance at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. The performance piece featured her sitting silently across a ...
|Republican judge ponders impeachment as another Obamacare lawsuit rears its ugly head
Boehner gets his day in court, and a ...
|Museums 101: GM Cars of the 1960s in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
During the 1960s, General Motors cars—Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac—continued to dominate the American market. Shown below are photographs of the General Motors cars on ...
|TPP/Fast Track Figleaf of "Enforcement", Warren Wasn't Tough Enough & AFL-CIO Goes Tough
I meant to write this up a couple of weeks ago when Elizabeth Warren released a report called, "Broken Promises: Decades of Failure to Enforce Labor Standards in Free Trade Agreements" but, well, ...
|Whoa! Look at Alaska!
|The Real Reason Hillary is a Prohibitive Favorite in 2016
"The Chinese have this great saying that women hold up half the sky. So if you are holding up half the sky, you ...
|Sunday Senate showdown over Patriot Act might kill it forever||Joan McCarter||05/29/2015||39|
|Truth's Polar Opposite Takes on Polar Ice
Chris Mooney at the Washington Post has a wonderful piece debunking a recent Forbes post by Heartland's increasingly irrelevant James Taylor. Unsurprisingly, Taylor tries to mislead readers by ...
|Released Hillary Clinton emails further debunk Benghazi conspiracy theories
As the Republicans and their propagandists at Fox "News" would have it, the release of Hillary Clinton's State Department emails is bound to reveal that she conspired to cover-up the truth about ...
|Cartoon: Mitch McConnell and Snuggly the Security Bear Beg to Spy
Is this the end of our domestic spying pal, Snuggly the Security Bear? Most likely not. Snuggly will probably still be in business and up to his usual tricks, he just may have to work with a ...
|Some folks saw the Hastert news coming back in 2006
Let's go back to October of 2006 when it became known that Denny Hastert had inexplicably failed to act on numerous reports that GOP Rep. Mark Foley had been sexually harassing male House pages via ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|The Biggest Mistake of Big Oil is Bigger Than Climate Change
Climate change is real. The climate has changed, and it will change some more. The climate is now like Darth Vader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsW9MlYu31g I am altering the deal. Pray ...
|DOOMSDAY CLOCK Moves Up To 11:57 "current efforts are entirely insufficient" on Catastrophic Warming
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have taken the sobering step of moving their Doomsday Clock from 11:55 up to 11:57 the closest we've been to to global catastrophe since 1987 and the bad old days ...
|“The Fire This Time: Black Youth and the Spectacle of Postracial Violence,” by Henry A. Giroux
[Diarist's Note: Henry Giroux has provided the diarist with written authorization to reproduce his posts in their entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community.] [http://www.truth-out.org/...
|Comedy classic game: Can you find one?
The other night I wrote a diary asking everyone to list their favorite childhood 45, one in which they wore out the needle on. A lot of people wrote in the comments section and shared their ...
|Armed bikers draw cartoons of Muhammad at an Arizona mosque. What could go wrong?
Let's hope nothing does go wrong, but so far more than 500 800 people have RSVP'd to attend a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest in Phoenix on Friday, similar to the contest in Garland, Texas . That ...
|IVH & LLS w/ James Corden
Please read and follow instructions before opening. Or consult your physician. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SPOILER WARNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Man Oh Man||05/28/2015||4|
|Open thread for night owls: Too many of the people in Washington do not rep those who elected them
Blast from the Past . At Daily Kos on this date in 2014 — Texas legislature gives 1.5 million poor residents the finger :It's not enough just to ...
|Gangster Capitalism in China
I must recommend the very readable paper, [http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue71/Smith71.pdf China’s Communist-Capitalist ecological apocalypse]. While the paper is 45 pages long (with at least ...
|Distraction: Ever wonder about "Crane Form Kung Fu"?
It came from cranes. No....really. A crane has, for whatever reason, fallen into a tiger's den at a zoo and cannot get out. There are 3 tigers, quite interested in the bird. The crane is maybe ...
|120 CEOs Managing $12 Trillion Ask G7 Countries for Bold Climate Action
(photo courtesy of OxFam International) From ThinkProgress.Org : A group of more than 120 CEOs and other institutional investors who manage more than $12 trillion in assets sent ...
|Actually, jumping the shark sounds kind of bad ass
It's hard to watch porn when you've lived the life I've lived because I just keep thinking "DON'T DO THAT IN HEELS YOU'LL POP THE AIR MATTRESS" If Miracle Whip were really miraculous it would be ...
|Fast Track Hits The House Next Week; Clinton Must Speak Up
The House is expected to vote on fast track trade promotion authority as soon as next week. If it passes, the corporate-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a done deal — even though it ...
|Climate Action Hub: Farming First Toolkit Prioritizes Agriculture In Climate Change Treaty
As thousands die and roads melt in India's sweltering heat wave and reports file in predicting the imminent collapse of Antarctica's 12,000 year-...
|Obama releases statement on Clean Water Rule and the right is freaking out
Diarist RockyMtnHigh has written about the Clean Water Rule's long history. The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps released ...
|WI-Sen: Ron Johnson (R) Says The Lego Movie Is Part Of A Propaganda Campaign Against Business Owners
Some more lunacy from the most vulnerable Tea Party U.S. Senator: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/28/lego-movie-scripted-by-karl-marx_n_7462068.html?utm_hp_ref=politics ...
|Want to know how much corporations paid US Senators to fast track the TPP bill?
Our democracy reads like an open book. What you see is what you get. You follow the money you get your answers. That's the way fast tracking of the TPP went down in the Senate. The ...
|Love tiny houses? Check out the portable, self-sustaining Ecocapsules
Are these the future in micro-housing? Prototypes are in the works, but these tiny homes are portable and self-sustaining with both solar panels, wind turbines and water collection ...
|No Aid for Texas Without Climate Concessions
Over the past week, we have all seen the climate-related disasters in Texas and Oklahoma, which have been repeatedly struck with floods and tornadoes. Television news reports have shown the ...
|Yes, Dorothy, Scientists Have Found Tornado Activity May Be Affected by Climate Change
This is sparked by a discussion I saw in another diary, in which the claim was made that no studies have shown any evidence that increased tornado activity is a consequence of climate change. And ...
|What do we want?
What do we want? When do we want it? We want climate action. And we want it now. Right? Well, what DO we want? Do we want action to halt climate change? Or action on mitigation plans? Or do ...
|Lomborg's Ouija-Board Consensus Center
Investigative journalist Graham Readfearn has a post on DeSmog that takes a critical look at Lomborg's ...
|How gerrymandering cost Democrats the House in 2012: An interactive look at the Northeast
In 2012, Democratic House candidates earned more votes combined than Republicans did, but the Democratic Party still came nowhere close to reclaiming the chamber. Now, Democrats are faced with the ...
|Is Progressivism in the Eye of the Beholder?
Thomas Palley recently blogged a post that was cross-posted at Naked Capitalism where I read it. In it, he discussed the question of whether Hillary Clinton's apparent intention to run as a ...
|DEATH of A Nation
On Memorial Day, we remember those who made the greatest sacrifice, but seldom acknowledge those who didn’t: returning from battlefields brain damaged or missing limbs, to families changed ...
|The Reasonable Voice||05/28/2015||2|
|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 ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: More Crazy Texas Weather
Hey KTK peeps! It's me again, signing on from Austin where it is sunny and...oh wait it looks like it might rain again tonight after all. Was that thunder in the distance AGAIN? Maybe it was just ...
|Who's ready for an organic, meatless, fast-food drive thru?
Amy’s Burger prepared for the forthcoming Amy’s Drive Thru from Amy’s Kitchen The future of American style sustainable food is coming to a drive-thru near you. The ...
|Is the human mind an evolutionary failure?
I just finished George Marshall's book Don’t Even Think about It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change . The timing could not be more ironic for I also read this diary by ...
|Texas & Alaska Floods: El Nino & Hot Oceans Start a Year of Hellish Weather. It Will Get Worse.
There's too much heat in the oceans. Way too much heat. Hot water has surged across the equator in the Pacific and a deep pool of very hot water is building off of Mexico's west coast. Tropical ...
|ExxonMobil says mankind has 'enormous capacity to deal with adversity' caused by climate change
'Gentlemen: To evil.' ExxonMobil has a plan to deal ...
|Get Ready to Call 'Em Out On the TPP!
So, on May 22, the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) (“Fast Track”) Bill passed the Senate 62 – 37, with 14 Democrats defecting to the pro-Fast TracK/Trade-Pacific Partnership (TPP) forces. ...
|Pluto starts to show its face
What Hubble sees when it looks at Pluto: Computer models based on Hubble images: What New Horizons is seeing:
|Intense Precipitation Events on Rise in USA - Predicted by Climate Models in 2007 IPCC Report
That graphic from Climate Central shows the top fifty cities in the United States with the largest percentage increase in intense rain events (comparing the decade 1950-1959 to the ...
|That Sinking Feeling
Watching football replays last night - NBC now carries Premiere League matches – and as I was watching Manchester United thump Hull (they were relegated, sad face) with half an eye, I was suddenly ...
|Mark Ruffalo just tweeted my fracking wastewater diary
Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site http://t.co/z3b2qrYEXZ via @dailykos — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 27, ...
|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 ...
|Obama's EPA steps up for Clean Water
It has been a long time coming, but the EPA and Corps of Engineers have issued their final rule on what waters are protected under the Clean Water Act - helping ensure that the headwater, ...
|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 ...
|Talking to Ourselves: Echo Chambers and Climate Change
A new study in Nature Climate Change finds that the political debate about climate change is falling prey to an echo chamber. This has created a situation where the overwhelming scientific consensus ...
|Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site
Food and Water Watch has just secured this exclusive video from Water Defense's Chief Scientist, Scott Smith, who has been collecting samples from the Cawelo Water ...
|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-
|Victory for fossil fuel divestment! University of Edinburgh will divest from coal & tar sands!
Divestment campaigners storm Engineering Building at University of Edinburgh I guess University of Edinburgh didn't like the divestment campaigners hanging out the windows of their Engineering ...
|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 ...
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