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Will you stand with your fellow worker?
On this day in Labor History the year was 1946. That was the day the working people of New York stood up in true labor solidarity. It all started at stroke midnight on May 15th as messengers ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/28/2015 1
Combating Political Hopelessness
This comment in Vetwife's diary got my brain turning over a subject that has been bothering me for some time. I live in Alabama, a strong bastion of conservative ideology. We're not a purple state ...
themeliorist 05/27/2015 8
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 ...
mettle fatigue 05/27/2015 7
Some People Pander to the Working Class -- Sanders HAS a Plan to Help Us
Some times the 'best medicine' is the truth. And one thing's for sure about Candidate Bernie Sanders -- We can always count on him to tell us the truth. Especially when it comes to the fading ...
jamess 05/27/2015 84
Why Organized Labor Should Give Bernie Sanders Strong Primary Election Support
..by author of "Save our Unions" Steve Early | Posted: 05/27/2015 3:37 pm EDT When Steve Early first met Bernie Sanders: When I first met Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders, he was a ...
Eric Nelson 05/27/2015 20
Ending Veteran Homelessness, One Home At a Time
As someone dedicated to the issue of ending Veteran homelessness, I recommend you check out this article on Huffington Post's impact page. It discusses how Boston-based Housing Partnership Network ...
rabsrabs 05/27/2015 4
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 ...
bastrop 05/27/2015 106
The Evening Blues - 5-27-15
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 05/27/2015 54
Bookflurries-Bookchat: The Book I Didn’t Write
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. Last week at ...
cfk 05/27/2015 79
The Religious Bigotry of Rick Santorum
Now that Rick Santorum has announced that he is running for president, again, it is worth reminding ourselves that he is a coarsely obvious religious bigot. I first published this post when he was ...
Frederick Clarkson 05/27/2015 32
On 'White Fragility' and On Smearing Sanders: 'BradCast' 5/27/2015
Guest: Journalist, playwright Aurin Squire... As the corporate media continues to smear and/...
TheBradBlog 05/27/2015 6
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 ...
VL Baker 05/27/2015 46
Nebraskan lawmakers override Gov. Pete Ricketts's veto to abolish state death penalty
State Sen. Ernie Chambers finally won his 38-year battle to get Nebraska's death penalty repealed. With Wednesday's override vote in its one-house legislature, Nebraska ...
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 82
Idiots on parade
Just had the dubious pleasure of hearing the Governor of Ohio on CNN boasting about his economic success and massive popularity in his state. While the whole interview wasn't softball, he got away ...
cborgia 05/27/2015 3
Spotlight on green news & views: Shooting a black rhino for fun; extreme rainfall; protesting Shell
Check out OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs,
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 19
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 ...
don mikulecky 05/27/2015 31
Jeb Bush’s 4 percent fraud
There's an old Monty Python sketch in which a "Face the Press" interviewer grills the Minister for Home Affairs: "You claimed that you would build 88,000 million, billion houses a year in the ...
Jon Perr 05/27/2015 4
Hey, Washington...Hands Off Medicare!! Hands Off My Income!!
OK, in light of the rotten proposal about Trade Adjustment Assistance being paid for by extending the Sequester cuts to Medicare payments into the second half of 2024, I have got to speak up! This ...
Kalisiin 05/27/2015 6
Lift The White Mans Burden
Friday night I heard about the Duggar nonsense and then Huckabee came out and was defending it. My head was spinning about the contradictory 'defendable' sins and those that meet his condemnation. I ...
anb1972 05/27/2015 11
Is Globalization the Real Cause of US Unemployment and Chronic Stagnation?
Many progressives, myself included, have fallen into the globalization argument trap when accounting for chronically high average levels of unemployment in the US and low overall GDP growth rates or ...
steve1960 05/27/2015 25
I Still Work With Cops
A while back I wrote a diary about working with cops. The other day during a meeting at the law enforcement center I brought up the topic we have been avoiding for months. The big elephant in the ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 05/27/2015 64
Insurance company overhead costs explode under Obamacare
Getting tens of millions of people newly insured is an expensive proposition, and one that is costing $273.6 billion in additional insurance overhead , according to a ...
Joan McCarter 05/27/2015 118
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 ...
FishOutofWater 05/27/2015 126
ExxonMobil says mankind has 'enormous capacity to deal with adversity' caused by climate change
'Gentlemen: To evil.' ExxonMobil has a plan to deal ...
Hunter 05/27/2015 80
Corporate Welfare Fails to Deliver the Jobs: The Sad Case of Start-Up NY
For several decades, state and local governments have been showering private businesses with tax breaks and direct subsidies based on the theory that this practice fosters economic development and, ...
Lawrence S Wittner 05/27/2015 10
Rand Paul joins Leadership Institute, vows to free American colleges from 'the clutches of the left'
It looks like Rand Paul's campaign advisers have ...
Hunter 05/27/2015 90
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. ...
Letsgetitdone 05/27/2015 3
Jeb Bush gets all the Pinocchios for ISIS statements
Jeb Bush has tried valiantly to shake off his disastrous Iraq statements, including a lame ...
Joan McCarter 05/27/2015 35
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 ...
Steven D 05/27/2015 15
Midday open thread: Drug cartel builds CCTV network; 'clickbait' enters dictionary; microbead ban
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Reasonable measures :
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 18
White Racial Logic: The Real Difference Between Waco and Baltimore
Recently, outlaw motorcycle clubs engaged in a daylight gun battle in Waco, Texas. This combat involved hundreds of people. The mall where the riot occurred was left resembling a war zone, with ...
chaunceydevega 05/27/2015 47
When "Science" isn't Science...
From a recent article in the Billings Gazette (Billings, MT) newspaper, http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/student-trip-to-glendive-creationist-museum-canceled-over-legal-...
llellet 05/27/2015 5
Hellraisers Journal: The Broad Ax on the Chicago Teamsters Strike: Murder and Lawlessness Continues
My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: "We must be together; our masters are joined ...
JayRaye 05/27/2015 6
Administration puts pressure on Senate to save some form of NSA collection program
The White House is increasing pressure on the Senate ...
Joan McCarter 05/27/2015 43
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 ...
SninkyPoo 05/27/2015 1
Big media's sneering, dismissive coverage of Bernie Sanders is a plague on democracy
The media are more interested in ...
Meteor Blades 05/27/2015 282
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, ...
VL Baker 05/27/2015 5
An Other Feminism: a review of Hilary Klein's book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories"
By Charlotte Maria Sáenz May 27, ...
Bev Bell 05/27/2015 3
Immigration activists vow Republicans will rue anti-immigration court ruling
Joan McCarter 05/27/2015 33
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 ...
poopdogcomedy 05/27/2015 3
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, ...
RockyMtnHigh 05/27/2015 13
Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa!"
It's "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays" on The After Show. We were going to call it "Germanic Mercury" but you know what they say, if you have to explain a joke, yada yada ya. ...
justiceputnam 05/27/2015 1
Florida Senate offers Medicaid compromise, Rick Scott and the Kochs reject it
Florida's Senate President Andy Gardner ...
Joan McCarter 05/27/2015 31
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 ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/27/2015 5
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 ...
VL Baker 05/27/2015 13
TPP/Fast Track: Hell, Yes, Labor Will Primary YOU...Dems Whine About, Finally, Labor Pressure
Oh, seriously. Democrats are whining about, heaven forbid, a bit of pressure from unions to actually vote correctly on fast track and the Trans Pacific Partnership. Grow up--and if you can't cast a ...
Tasini 05/27/2015 149
Unconstitutional!!!!!!!!
On this day in Labor History the year was 1935. That was the day the United States Supreme Court unanimously declared the National Industrial Relations Act unconstitutional. The act had been ...
The Rick Smith Show 05/27/2015 2
Major Survey Ranking of Political Leaders
A new study has been released, one which will come as no surprise to the present audience, but will surely be disputed by the retrograde pols, places George Bush above Saddam Hussein, Osama bin ...
Sally Decamp 05/27/2015 2
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 53
Should There Be More Beloved Billionaire Benefactors?
This is nice, but also kind of infuriating : ORLANDO, Fla. — Two decades ago, Harris Rosen, who grew up poor on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and became wealthy in the Florida hotel business, ...
Th0rn 05/26/2015 28
Job Growth: Where it Is. Where it Isn’t. Why it Matters.
US counties with a net job loss since the nationwide recovery began five years ago. The data was provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It includes the total number of workers in ...
Mark Lippman 05/26/2015 27
Oil, Toil, Flooding & Trouble: 'BradCast' 5/26/2015
Guest: Andrew Freedman of Mashable.com on deadly TX, OK storms; Plus: Our report from the Santa Barbara oil spill and MORE... [After all of these years, we're finally posting to dKos! My thanks to ...
TheBradBlog 05/26/2015 6
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 74
The Evening Blues - 5-26-15
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 05/26/2015 51
Pure Michigan Announces New Ad Campaign, Finds Silver Lining in Poor Road Conditions
Amid the news that Michigan Governor Snyder is seeking to cut the popular tourism program to fund Michigan's roads, Pure Michigan today announced a new campaign. The campaign is ...
MiAtheistGal 05/26/2015 42
Stop Calling TPP A Trade Agreement - It Isn't
This is a message to activists trying to fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Stop calling the TPP a "trade" agreement. TPP is a corporate/investor rights agreement, not a "trade" agreement. "...
davej 05/26/2015 14
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 391
Comfort Makes Me Right: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
Copper, cotton and fool's gold beaten into mash, shoveled down maws of metal monkeys, greater than the sum of ribs, thumbs, and vertebrae. Acid leak squeals spray from split purple lips. Road ...
ruleoflaw 05/26/2015 7
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 223
After a massive NSA spanking, McConnell tries to regroup
The Senate did something remarkable in the early hours of ...
Joan McCarter 05/26/2015 22
Wagons (Photos): Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
Ojibwa 05/26/2015 8
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile: Reader/lurker survey, with poll
Thoughts about Black Kos, (with a poll) Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez After reading and responding to many of the detailed and thoughtful comments, in " How ...
Black Kos 05/26/2015 240
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
This report blows the cover of secretive conservative shop pushing right-wing legislation
An Atlanta, Georgia television station has made national news with its fantastic ...
Joan McCarter 05/26/2015 45
Hellraisers Journal: Robert Uhlich, Leader of Trinidad Coal Miners Acquitted of Murder in Colorado
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 05/26/2015 2
Kochs planning to take the wheel in the Republican clown car
David Koch will keep the rabble out.
Joan McCarter 05/26/2015 78
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
Yes, Republicans are still flailing on that Obamacare replacement plan
Sorry, Sen. Johnson. The House just doesn't care about your political prospects. Things are getting just slightly urgent for Republicans faced with the possibility that the Supreme Court will ...
Joan McCarter 05/26/2015 49
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 149
Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, L.A. & Glacier Nat'l Park Meet-Ups — Hot Rods?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Azazello 05/26/2015 66
Congress's intent on Obamacare is clear, but will the Supreme Court care?
There's ...
Joan McCarter 05/26/2015 41
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 49
It really is just about love
Without fancy measurements or elaborate testing, I came to understand the true value of teachers and teaching.
thagerdc 05/25/2015 10
Car-free and middle-class status
It's now been nearly three months since I owned a working car. My decision to go car-free was part forced by not having a running car and not having the means at the time to afford even another ...
TDDVandy 05/25/2015 219
My Buddhism Comes Out Of The Closet
On April 27 my life changed forever with a seizure and following that: the diagnosis of brain cancer. I am beginning full spectrum treatment on Thursday the 28th with radiation, chemo, and cannabis.
crystal eyes 05/25/2015 16
Meditation-Waking Up Now
It is only human for us to think we will find happiness someplace “out there.” We think, “If I could just get the right job, then I could be happy,” or “If I just had someone to love me, ...
Ooooh 05/25/2015 42
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
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
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Young people getting shafted on pay; the real first Memorial Day
E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes The right’s political correctness : Accommodating right-wing primary voters poses real risks to the party in next year’s elections. Its candidates’
Meteor Blades 05/25/2015 50
Open thread for night owls. A reprise: 'Lies, Damned Lies, a Searchable Database of Lies'
Meteor Blades 05/24/2015 71
Sanders: Campaign coverage should focus on issues instead of outrage, gossip and Facebook comments
Meteor Blades 05/24/2015 176
This week at progressive state blogs: Gov. Kasich plays the suckers; Gov. Bryant writes a dumb op-ed
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a ...
Meteor Blades 05/23/2015 9
Spotlight on green news & views: Oil spills; the melting poles; Jeb Bush's climate change arrogance
See OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green ...
Meteor Blades 05/23/2015 32
McConnell's NSA ploy fails, Senate blocks Patriot Act extension
The Senate provided a scene of remarkable drama in the ...
Joan McCarter 05/23/2015 34

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