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Overnight News Digest 05/22/2015
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 ...
JML9999 05/22/2015 22
Tonight's TPP Silver Lining
The Senate voted tonight on TPP and it turned out better than some had expected: “I'm absolutely happy, because no country should get in with that designation,” [Sherrod] Brown said. “I'll be ...
We Shall Overcome 05/22/2015 22
I used to post here often, but not so much anymore
I still come here, but for different reasons. My circumstances have changed, and I no longer have the time to write like I used to. I still read...but I have so little time to write. So little ...
Keith930 05/22/2015 38
Open thread for night owls. OECD: Growing global inequality gap 'has reached a tipping point'
Nadia Prupis at Common Dreams, writes Growing Global Inequality Gap 'Has Reached a Tipping Point' :  With the gap between the rich and poor growing worldwide, ...
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 45
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 94
I Became a Better Person After I Stopped Going to Church
Yep, I made that statement in a room full of regularly attending church goers. There's a theological difference between a "good person" and a "Christian" that's lost on the average person. My point ...
JDWolverton 05/22/2015 37
Senate Passes Fast-Track Bill 62-37. Which 14 Dems Voted Yes?
The Senate just voted to pass Trade Promotion Authority (fast-track) ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/22/2015 14
Louisiana Senator Lambasts Gov Jindal For Anti-Gay Executive Order In An Awesome Floor Speech
A Louisiana state senator took to the state senate floor to rake Governor Bobby Jindal over the coals for issuing the executive order after the 'license to discriminate' legislation failed in ...
librarisingnsf 05/22/2015 22
Kitchen Table Kibitzing, May 22, 2015: Remembering Gallery K
I used to live in Washington, DC -- it seems a couple lifetimes ago, now. Washington can be pretty boring because so many people are rather full of themselves. And I worked with lots of lawyers, ...
Sara R 05/22/2015 51
The Evening Blues - 5-22-15
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 05/22/2015 85
Breaking: Repubs, Dems, Lobbyists Win 60 Votes, Fast Track Advance
Just saw Senate voting on Motion to Advance on CSpan, Durbin a no, but next two brought vote to 60. Not sure how many are Dems, vote is continuing. Damn. How does this continue to happen, and ...
divineorder 05/22/2015 19
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 , ...
JoanMar 05/22/2015 30
Monckton and Watts inadvertantly reveal global warming "Pause" to be clumsy fraud
The idiot climate denialist website http://wattsupwiththat.com, run by the idiot climate denialist Anthony Watts , is fond of running graphs proclaiming NO GLOBAL WARMING FOR ‘XX’ YEARS ‘X’ ...
OutOnALimb 05/22/2015 20
Tough Times in the Hate Business
I guess when you run a hate organization, you have to keep the perceived horrors involving what you hate in the news in order to keep those donations rolling in. I mean, the hate don't pay for ...
rserven 05/22/2015 26
A switch was flipped and now southern Antarctic glaciers are rapidly melting.
Scientists have discovered that the ice shelves of South Antarctica, located in the Bellingshausen sea , are in rapid melt. This new study follows reports that the remnants of Larsen B should ...
Pakalolo 05/22/2015 60
Update: Ireland: Historic Vote Today on Marriage Equality -- Polls closed. Counting tomorrow.
Update: h/t tapu dali Vote counting starts tomorrow IPT (Irish Pub Time). Update 2: Caution!!! Auto video at the start but can be quickly turned off. Polls closed/historic vote. Nice tweets ...
gchaucer2 05/22/2015 25
Sheriff Arpaio files motion to remove judge from his contempt hearing
I'm shocked! Shocked! Joe Arpaio is attempting to "manipulate the judicial system" Oh, gawd. This is breaking this morning in Phoenix: lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ...
Mother Mags 05/22/2015 73
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 ...
Black Kos 05/22/2015 111
Bernie Sanders blows Wolf Blitzer's mind with a simple idea ( guess it doesn't take much)
Who says Bernie Sanders can't win? If he keeps coming up with simple mind blowing ideas like he did on CNN the other day , he is going to win a lot of votes! Simple yes, mind blowing, only if you ...
tvdude 05/22/2015 314
Midday open thread: Huckabee backs Ten Commandments BS; DNI keeps bin Laden porn to itself
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love :
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 38
The Irish win the internet as thousands head #HomeToVote for equality
Naomi O'Leary captures the scene on a flight #HomeToVote The Irish are headed to the polls today for a nationwide vote on same-sex marriage and thousands of Irish citizens have gone to ...
Jen Hayden 05/22/2015 36
The Taliban in Our Midst
[Mikey Weinstein]: This guest Op-Ed from my dear friend, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) Advisory Board member, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff Lawrence ...
Mikey Weinstein 05/22/2015 6
Politico takes a whack at Warren in a lengthy, trade-related hit piece
Politico's nothingburger story on Warren's ...
Meteor Blades 05/22/2015 79
Yup, Clinton can tell the Beltway media to go to hell
Heavens! Is that Hillary with some "everyday Americans"? BLASPHEMY! The same day I lauded ...
kos 05/22/2015 164
Friedai Critters
Those of you who ...
triciawyse 05/22/2015 84
Scott Walker Fired as Chair of His Own Job Creation Agency
The Joint Finance Committee of the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has agreed to a set of changes to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), including a provision to fire ...
Giles Goat Boy 05/22/2015 8
Mike Huckabee unleashes tirade in defense of the Duggar family and molestation charges
Mike Huckabee poses with Josh Duggar Proving once again that he is not a serious 2016 presidential candidate, this morning Mike Huckabee unleashed a tirade against ...
Jen Hayden 05/22/2015 261
The Land of Breaking Bad: Albuquerque Police Supervisor Shoots Fellow Cop At Point Blank Range
As a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, I have been protesting the horrific level of police violence in my city for years. A lot of people refuse to believe us since the police department, city ...
nuevomexicosara 05/22/2015 56
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 ...
Onomastic 05/22/2015 200
Memorial Day
Vetwife 05/22/2015 20
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 77
Mojo Friday - Memorial Day, The Beginning of the Summer Season - Edition
Even though Summer doesn't start by the calender for almost another month for tourism, and commerce it starts this weekend. Yep, it's time to fire up all those engines and start belching even ...
TexDem 05/22/2015 237
Connect! Unite! Act! Dallas, Houston, Seattle, L.A. & Glacier Park Meet-up Info — Favorite CT?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
smileycreek 05/22/2015 202
It's Time for a Word of Thanks
to that Maestra of Spambots, Elfling. Especially after two diaries asking Admin what the hell was going on, I thought it was about time. Notice the miraculous (hah!) absence of Phone Numbers on the ...
serendipityisabitch 05/22/2015 51
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 85
Open thread for night owls. Democracy Now interviews Matt Taibbi on confessed bank crooks
Matt Taibbi Amy Goodman interviewed Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi on the news that the five banks—Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 94
Write On! Pacing
Hello, writers. Last week we talked about making time pass in a narrative. Now I’d like to talk about a related area, pacing. Pacing a story well means spending as little time as possible over ...
SensibleShoes 05/21/2015 102
The Evening Blues - 5-21-15
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 05/21/2015 43
Bernie Sanders will make his presidential run official Tuesday
Bernie poses for a selfie with a supporter in Manchester, NH, May 2. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make his presidential primary campaign official Tuesday, May 26, with a public kick-off on the shores ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 225
Jeb Bush is partly right. Somebody is definitely 'intellectually arrogant' about climate change
That arrogance does not, however, come from the scientists behind the 97 percent of peer-reviewed papers that say civilization's emissions of greenhouse gases are driving climate change. Nor from ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 75
Midday open thread: Foxagandists say Obama wrong to call climate change nat'l security threat
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?) :
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 37
Cause I know you want this shirt!
A middle school is trying to raise funds for a ShelterBox. https://www.bonfirefunds.com/nepal-relief http://www.thebradentontimes.com/news/2015/05/18/schools_and_education/...
TexMex 05/21/2015 9
Surprise! Company whose pipeline burst in Santa Barbara has extensive record of safety violations
A section of Refugio State Beach tainted by oil from burst pipe. Since 2006, the U.S. Pipeline and ...
Meteor Blades 05/21/2015 114
Study: BP oil blowout at fault for Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths. The petroleum giant says nah
Dead dolphin stranded on the Port Fourchon Louisiana coastline in July 2012 following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 40
The Evening Blues - 5-20-15
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 05/20/2015 58
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Driver, Follow That…Book!
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. It is necessary in ...
cfk 05/20/2015 142
Spotlight on green news & views: Fracking wastewater used on crops; Shell plans for change of 4°+
Check out the saga of the green heron hunting for lunch Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 14
Wonder What Bin Ladin Read in Bed?
Need to know what volumes were on Bin Ladin's bookshelf? Curious if his reading tastes were close to yours? Ever consider if what you read makes you who you are, or is who you are dictated by what ...
Limelite 05/20/2015 64
Climate takes up half Obama's commencement address to Coast Guard cadets, with some Arctic irony
Climate change dominated President Obama's commencement address to the Coast Guard graduating class Wednesday. President ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 68
Midday open thread: Tech companies oppose TPP; bin Laden's bookshelf; Obama tweets, racism ensues
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Biker Lives Matter :
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 34
As fast-track trade bill heads for Senate cloture vote, House outcome could be up to Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi could be key in the fight over fast-track trade legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Meteor Blades 05/20/2015 46
Israel "suspends" segregation on buses after global uproar calling it apartheid
Earlier today, the Israeli press reported that Palestinian and Israeli passengers on buses to the West Bank would be segregated as part of a "three month trial" starting today. The proposal had been ...
subir 05/20/2015 95
Rick Scott may have to climb in the clown car to get respect...Ha !
I am feeling a little blue today so bad news for Scott always cheers me up. Scott cannot get anyone to ...
Vetwife 05/20/2015 13
BREAKING: McConnell files to end Fast Track debate on Thursday
So much for Mitch McConnell's "robust amendment process". After the Senate debating only 2 amendments thus far (& possibly 2 more Wednesday), McConnell has already filed plans to invoke cloture to ...
Brown Thrasher 05/19/2015 8
Open thread for night owls: Bernie Sanders has a plan: Tax Wall Street and make college free
John Nichols at The Nation writes Bernie Sanders Has a Plan: Tax Wall Street and Make College Free :  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders keeps bending the rules of Senate ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 126
The Evening Blues - 5-19-15
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 05/19/2015 47
29 shots, 2 dead, No Charges: The West Bank, Ferguson and Obama's call for Community Policing.
A blogger who goes by the name "John Brown" writes at +972mag, often with righteous fury. Over the past few months, he's teamed up with Noam Rotem to research incidents where Palestinian civilians ...
subir 05/19/2015 4
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 3rd Tuesday & Salute to a Friend
So, here I am, racing another deadline, though I've had a pretty good idea of what I was going to write about for at least a few days. As long as I've admired the work of poets I have the privilege ...
Kit RMP 05/19/2015 10
Midday open thread: Int'l flag of Earth; man admits plot against NY Muslims; O'Reilly denies abuse
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is The Great Hall of Iraq Whoppers :
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 31
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott does industry's bidding and signs state ban on local fracking bans
Two women await the results of a referendum banning fracking in Denton, Texas, last November. The city's ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 66
This man has read the TPP, can't legally tell us the details, but says Warren's criticisms are right
Labor organizations oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade deal in a rally outside of the Capitol in May 2014. His name is Michael Wessel. He has served on the U.S. ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 248
Sen. Whitehouse gives his 100th climate change speech. More senators should emulate him
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island gave his 20-minute pilot floor speech on climate change in October 2011. But he began his weekly series with a climate change speech in April 2012. Since ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 30
Open thread for night owls: Ending distribution of some military matériel to local cops is a start
Colleen Curry at Vice writes about the news Monday that President Obama ...
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 72
Israeli Soldiers Reveal the Horrors of Gaza in 'Breaking the Silence' Report
Originally published in Tikkun Daily A major in Israel's infantry, who fought in the Northern Gaza Strip during Israel's assault in the summer of 2014, talks of devastation. He talks of endless ...
David Harris Gershon 05/18/2015 83
The Evening Blues - 5-18-15
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 05/18/2015 64
Monday Murder Mystery: Debtors' prisons and 'The Devil in the Marshalsea'
Marshalsea Prison, 1773 Click to enlarge On June 1, 1729, William Acton, one-time butcher and deputy ...
Susan Grigsby 05/18/2015 8
Beauteous Maidens
The mainstay of fairy tales and most romances, feminine beauty in this sort of literature is usually raised to incredible (and incredulous) heights as synonymous with virtue, goodness and truth. In,
Karen Hedwig Backman 05/18/2015 3
Trade argument between Warren and Obama heats up with release of the senator's latest salvo
Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama in happier times. The report released Monday by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren adds fuel to ...
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 179
Midday open thread: Kayaktivists in Seattle; Flakka makes people run naked through the streets
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Critical reactions :
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 18
Scientists, policy wonks and politicians keep hedging on the grim truths of climate change
If you missed David Roberts's disturbing, depressing piece Friday at Vox, it's more than worth a look. It's essential reading. Roberts, until recently one of the mainstays of the award-winning ...
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 108
What we know now about Iraq we knew back then, too
Seeking to avoid the multi-day saga that Jeb Bush endured ...
Hunter 05/18/2015 145
Must read economics books: On value and values
For a recent project, I’ve been researching organizations and values within organizations. I happened to come across On Value and Values by Douglas K. Smith because of the following quote: For ...
akadjian 05/18/2015 56
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Jeb, oh, Jeb; job insecurity's impact on kids; No Tubman on the $20?
Paul Krugman at The New York Times writes Errors and Lies :Surprise! It turns out that there’s something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House.
Meteor Blades 05/18/2015 63
Open thread for night owls: The empire strikes back
Scott Beauchamp at The Baffler writes— The Empire Strikes Back :  Seymour Hersh is a pioneer of investigative journalism, the modern iteration of which he fashioned almost ...
Meteor Blades 05/17/2015 197
The Evening Blues Weekend Edition 05-17-15 Robert Randolph
Welcome! " The Evening Blues - Weekend Edition" is a casual community diary (published Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography ...
Johnny the Conqueroo 05/17/2015 42
Sorry, Jeb. Your brother did create ISIS
Jon Perr 05/17/2015 139
Filastin: Despite literal "smoking gun", settlers cleared of charges for shooting
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 05/17/2015 2
Medieval Studies Rewind: I'm Still A Gal in Kalamazoo
Tonight, I come to you from the past. Partially this is due to where I am: the Kalamazoo Medieval Studies Congress at Western Michigan University. This annual conference, which brings together ...
Ellid 05/16/2015 17
The Evening Blues Weekend Edition 05-16-15 Jimmy Martin
Welcome! " The Evening Blues - Weekend Edition" is a casual community diary (published Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography ...
Johnny the Conqueroo 05/16/2015 70
What's For Dinner? v9.42 - Historical Food
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I'd fairly recently discovered the variety of books on the subject of food history. To start with, the concept includes several different sub-genres: some writers ...
esquimaux 05/16/2015 79
Thirteen Things I Learned in Iran
[This piece originally appeared at Huffington Post .] Istanbul, Turkey - I just experienced the blessing of visiting Iran for the first time. Here are some things I learned. 1. If you are visiting ...
Robert Naiman 05/16/2015 129
An Approached to E. M. Forster
Or How Classical Liberals Became Socialists Disclaimer: I am one of those people who knows a little bit about a lot of stuff, but who is not an expert at anything. I hope you forgive me if I and ...
se portland 05/16/2015 3
The Great Symmetry
My science fiction novel The Great Symmetry is now out in the world. The intro has a brief description of the book, while the main diary has some philosophy and personal observations. In the ...
James Wells 05/15/2015 45
The Evening Blues - 5-15-15
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 05/15/2015 52
Israel's Justice Minister admires Ayn Rand, wants BDS to be illegal but led boycott of Palestinians
There are a lot of stories on Ayelet Shaked, the newly appointed Justice Minister of Israel and about Netanyahu's new government. I expect her appointment will have a significant impact on the ...
subir 05/15/2015 41
Lesson #0 From Gaza Soldier Testimonies: WHERE'S THE WAR ???
Last week, the Israeli dissident organization "Shovrim Shtika" (Hebrew) , or "Breaking the Silence" (English) , has released a booklet with 111 soldier testimonies from last summer's war on Gaza. ...
Assaf 05/15/2015 7
Books in My Life--The Printed Word as Anodyne
Good morning, readers and book lovers! Guess what, we were going to have a good old American breakfast at the Country Kitchen down the road from where I live, but the line of people waiting to get ...
Diana in NoVa 05/15/2015 43

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