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The Economist: "Caliphate Strikes Back." The Coalition corrects Iraq map, surrounds Mosul
The Economist tries to get it right. The center of Ramadi is indeed under ISIS control. That's "ISIS" as an acronym for Islamic State Is Shxt. What matters most in Iraq goes to three things: --
waterstreet2008 05/22/2015 27
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
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
The 2015 Ramadi Government Center attack. What is going on over there?
In Ramadi, Iraq, last week a force of some 200 ISIS fighters carried out a successful suicide-based attack on the Government Center building. A chain of cars drove in and blasted check points and ...
waterstreet2008 05/19/2015 51
Don Quijones: “The Global Trade Corporatocracy Slams into Local Resistance”
[Diarist's Note: Wolf Street Publisher Wolf Richter has provided written, blanket authorization to the diarist to reproduce his blog's posts in their entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos ...
bobswern 05/17/2015 22
Saturday Night Loser's Club, Vol. CDLXXVII: Partly Read Series Edition
In his foreword to the Penguin Classics edition of Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ , R.J. Hollingdale starts as follows: ”Why read a book by Nietzsche – not to speak of ...
chingchongchinaman 05/16/2015 41
Church, State And Prayer Breakfasts
You know what I really, really hate? I hate when somebody adapts a Jane Austen novel for stage or screen and thinks they can improve on her dialogue. They can't. And furthermore -- oh, strike that. ...
Emmet 05/16/2015 36
Air Force General Defies/Defiles Law By Witnessing for Jesus in Full Uniform on Worldwide TV
Official photo for Maj. Gen. Craig S. Olson (U.S. Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox/Released) That terrible warning to the USA, often attributed to the first American writer to ever win the ...
Mikey Weinstein 05/15/2015 146
GOP and Religion
As we enter another election cycle, one dominant theme is the idea that Republican Candidates are beholden to Christians. In several reports I've heard or read this idea is coupled with the ...
Greg form Vermont 05/15/2015 59
Taibbi: “The Democratic Party Would Triangulate Its Own Mother”
As Gaius Publius noted in [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/10/1383864/--Gaius-Publius-Sanders-Raises-3-Million-in-Four-Days-Will-He-Split-the-Party his post here this past Sunday evening]… �
bobswern 05/15/2015 372
Bookflurries-Bookchat: The Great Reading Quest
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. "Out of the night, ...
cfk 05/13/2015 104
It's Les Beastiables Wednesday!
Les Beastiables ("Les Bez"): Because beasties say the darnedest things! NOTE: This is the first of a cartoon series that is planned to appear with a new beastly drawing every Wednesday at 1:30 PM.
elenacarlena 05/13/2015 16
NY Times "The Center-Right Moment." In fact it's Dirty Tricks and racism that beat the Left
David Brooks states the issue properly: Given the financial crisis, widening inequality, the unpopularity of the right’s stances on social issues and immigration, you would have thought that ...
waterstreet2008 05/13/2015 48
NYT Mag’s “must-read”: “The Great Democratic Crack-Up of 2016,” w/ commentary from Markos
As many like to describe it, “Politics is a contact sport.” So, to say there already have been some major, full-dress, contact scrimmages within our own Party, of late, between the centrist/...
bobswern 05/12/2015 146
As Christians dwindle at record pace, so do the electoral hopes of the GOP
Republicans can now take solace in the fact that they're not the only group declining as a percentage of the population—Christians are on their way out too, and in even greater numbers, ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/12/2015 149
U.S. identity as a Christian nation is falling
This won't come as a surprise to mainstream Protestant denominations that have seen dwindling numbers over several decades. But according to the Pew Research Center, a lower percentage of people in ...
Molly Weasley 05/12/2015 17
Murdoch's Dirty Tricks party UKIP grabbed 8.6% Labour, 4% Tory. Great election steal, Rupert !!
Now it should be explicit, not suspected or implicit that elections are not democratic in the presence of Murdoch, the Kochs or Adelman. What we see is that anything will be done where the most ...
waterstreet2008 05/11/2015 64
Back to the Future: From Watts 1965 to Baltimore 2015, How Much Has Really Changed?
In the United States, the colorline is a paradox. It is story of continuity and change. The colorline in the Age of Obama, and the post civil rights, era more broadly, are built upon a skeleton of ...
chaunceydevega 05/11/2015 9
“Gaius Publius: Sanders Raises $3 Million in Four Days; Will He Split the Party?”
[Diarist’s Note: Gaius Publius has provided written authorization to the diarist to reproduce their posts in their entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community.] Here’s a reality-based ...
bobswern 05/10/2015 333

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