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A brief but powerful video from Jeremy Scahill
I thank MsSpentyouth for the Facebook post that made me aware of it. As far as i could tell it had not yet been shared here. Watch and then respond in the comments. Follow this link to the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 3
Another update on Felicity
Our now three-legged cat came home just before Noon yesterday. We have her in a downstairs room. After several times when she hid behind bookcases where we could not reach her, I emptied the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 12
My Take On The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement
I want to commend BoiseBlue for starting a diary series about free trade agreements. Her diary series wasn't meant to argue for or against but was meant to provide information on free trade ...
joedemocrat 05/03/2015 13
#sekritarmy cinco de mayo (pooties, woozles and such)
It's time to do some celebrating. We have been planning this for a while.
whoknu 05/03/2015 59
Reclaiming secularism is the key to protecting religious liberty
Over the past few years, two topics have come to dominate the discourse about religion in America. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and especially the rapid acceptance of marriage ...
Jon Perr 05/03/2015 109
BB King receiving home hospice care
BBC BB's website . I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas. "Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers. The Thrill is ... going. And I'm tearing up. If you don't know who BB ...
blue aardvark 05/03/2015 12
"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 68
Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 14
Some context to recent events in Baltimore
If you want some context to the recent events in Baltimore, read the piece linked below. Let me note as one who has taught just outside Baltimore for the past two years (first in Glen Burnie and ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 3
Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread: What races are you interested in?
The Who — Won't Get Fooled Again (1971)
David Nir 05/01/2015 345
an update on Felicity
Yesterday, in this posting , I explained about our youngest (at 12 years 7 months) rescued cat, her cancer, and her forthcoming leg amputation because of a tumor that encircled the leg. She had to ...
teacherken 05/01/2015 11
R.I.P Ben E. King
It is being reported that Ben E. King has died of natural causes. He was 76. Bestest cover of Stand by me ever.
BOHICA 05/01/2015 23
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/1
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David Nir 05/01/2015 101
Sometimes what matters can change in an instant
and all your previously decided priorities get tossed out. Earlier this month my wife discovered a growth on the right rear leg of one of our three remaining rescued cats, Felicity, the shyest. She ...
teacherken 04/30/2015 31
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 4/30
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David Nir 04/30/2015 170
Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, joins the Democratic primary for president
Bernie Sanders Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who describes himself as ...
David Nir 04/29/2015 332
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 4/29
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David Nir 04/29/2015 204
The 14th Amendment is on trial in Baltimore and the Supreme Court
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 may go down as a watershed moment in the history of American civil rights. At the Supreme Court, the justices heard oral arguments in a set of cases which may decide ...
Jon Perr 04/28/2015 3
Why isn't this vulnerable New York Republican on the DCCC's target list?
Elise Stefanik On Tuesday, the DCCC launched a goofy little website targeting vulnerable House GOP freshmen, pairing them with pop songs from ostensible one-hit wonders (these guys are "one-term ...
David Nir 04/28/2015 33
President Obama on Baltimore
Worth reading in its entirety: First, obviously, our thoughts continue to be with the family of Freddie Gray. Understandably, they want answers. And DOJ has opened an investigation. It is working ...
TomP 04/28/2015 92
Justice Kennedy thinks marriage hasn't changed for 'millennia,' except for how it has
David Nir 04/28/2015 96
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 4/28
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David Nir 04/28/2015 165
Daily Kos Election Morning Digest: Why Andrew Cuomo needs to watch his back in 2018
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...
David Nir 04/28/2015 15
A major liberal contender isn't ruling out a primary challenge to Andrew Cuomo
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (at left) This would ...
David Nir 04/27/2015 68
A sports-team executive who gets it right
is John Angelos, COO of the Baltimore Orioles, outside whose stadium a protest about the killing of Freddie Gray got out of hand. The words came about as part of a twitter exchange after a comment ...
teacherken 04/27/2015 9
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 4/27
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David Nir 04/27/2015 288
‘Lynch Mob’: Misuse of Language
is the title of this powerful New York Times column by Charles M. Blow . He is reacting in particular to the inflammatory statement by the head of the Baltimore Police Union to the demonstrations ...
teacherken 04/27/2015 21
Hillary's GOP rivals line up for Adelson's cash
"If this was any person but Hillary Clinton," Newt Gingrich said Sunday of foreign donations to the Clintons' global charity, "they'd be under indictment right now for a clearly ...
Jon Perr 04/26/2015 39
B-24 Bombers over San Diego
It was a perfect Sunday morning for my regular tennis session, a loose congregation of people who get great pleasure out of enjoying each others company while we pretend to give a damn about winning ...
arodb 04/26/2015 23
#sekritarmy quickie (with pooties, woozles and such)
They know our plans. They just don't know when they will be launched.
whoknu 04/26/2015 42

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