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|Carly Fiorina, new GOP star
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|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’
|Open thread for night owls. A reprise: 'Lies, Damned Lies, a Searchable Database of Lies'||Meteor Blades||05/24/2015||62|
|American reality distorted by media coverage and police response
In the last few days America witnessed something many have been stating for decades. The media coverage and interpretation of events is demonstrably race based. I walked into my home from after ...
|Young People's Pavilion: Bedtime For Chickies
"To write a good young picture book ... You have to write with all the skill of an adult who understands words, rhythm, rhyme, character, and story and all the heart and soul of a child who ...
|The Book Bear||05/24/2015||1|
|The promise of NewSpace
Ceres as revealed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers). The bright spots may be water ice. We throw a lot of terms around here on Daily Kos, ...
|Sanders: Campaign coverage should focus on issues instead of outrage, gossip and Facebook comments||Meteor Blades||05/24/2015||116|
|Memorial Day and Flanders Fields
I often struggle to write about Memorial Day. It is about more ...
|Mark E Andersen||05/24/2015||88|
|$15 minimum wage in L.A. is great. But it was only necessary because a Democratic Congress blew it
If national Democrats had done their job, ...
|When Hippies Roamed the Earth
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|The function of criticism
It's just amazing how much criticism of elite Republicans goes on here at DailyKos.com! So what does all of this criticism say about elite Republicans? They play us for suckers , they wage war on ...
|The perils of trying to define 'an accurate pollster'
If the majority of polls in 2014 were accurate, this guy would be Governor of Kansas. Next week, you can expect to see a piece offering a review of the performances of the polling community from ...
|Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War
Is the title of this post by someone named Jim Wright, which I think you will want to read. It is a totally brutal putdown of the likes of Mitt Romney and John McCain, of the neocons who pushed us ...
|Ancient Europe: Solutrean
Prehistory refers to the past for which there is no written history, which means that the primary information comes from the findings of archaeology. One of the periods of European prehistory is the ...
|An image of Hillary Clinton that might surprise you
|Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce
Years ago, when my career depended on my being so much better at what I did than were the men I worked with, and my willingness to work twice as hard for 60.2 percent ...
|Connect! Unite! Act! Houston, Seattle, LA & Glacier Park Meet — Have You Ever Been to Ireland?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
|How did you begin to unlearn racism?
Overpass Light Brigade, "Unlearn Racism" When the Overpass Light Brigade brought the message of " ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/24/2015||493|
|I'm sorry Dorothy, but you're not in Kansas anymore!
Governor Brownback is at again! Making life, for the poor, even more miserable! Kansas Republicans have put forward a new policy initiative that's almost shocking in its clear intent to harm ...
|The origin of Memorial day
I'm sure this is common knowledge but just in case you missed it, here it is: Memorial Day had an interesting start: The first widely-publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after ...
|Sunday Talk: Not enough circuses
Faced with the prospect of a ...
|Open thread: Unlearning racism, Flanders Fields and women in the workforce
What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce, by Susan Grigsby Memorial Day and Flanders Fields, by Mark E Andersen How did you begin to unlearn racism, by ...
|It's the iPhone's world, we just live in it ... for now
A wild boar and domestic pigs from Darwin's The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication In 2001, Michael Pollan authored a fine popular science book called ...
|Duggar Parents Placed Son in Christian Treatment Facility whose Leader was Caught Molesting Girls
|Books So Bad They're Good: A Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Summer in Badbookistan
'Tis summer, and time for a middle aged woman's fancies to turn to thoughts of bad books. Not only bad books, of course. I picked up several excellent books at Kalamazoo last week, two of which I'...
|Not everyone in Florida sucks
Rick Scott sucks. Most of the Florida legislators suck. They suck for many reasons, not the least of which is trying to make it illegal for gay people to adopt children. The stupid law that was ...
|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 ...
|This week in the war on workers: Who gets the benefits of trade deals?
The Senate advanced fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday.
|Texas Republicans Deny Minimum Wage Increase to Millions
Texas’ House Joint Resolution 26, which would have allowed for a state-wide referendum on increasing the state minimum wage to $10.10, was defeated by Republicans in the Texas House on May 14, 2015.
|Update: Photos from Portland, OR Celebration! Today, we gather to Celebrate our Cedwyn
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- -Lewis Carrol, The Walrus and The Carpenter The time has come to talk ...
|Is Anyone Out There? Street Prophets Saturday
The vastness of the universe with millions, perhaps billions, of suns with planets circling them, is almost beyond the imaginations of many people. Contemplating the universe and the many ...
|New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says swear words
'And furthermore ...' Ah, the political roast. Those glorious annual events in which politicians and the press get together and say terrible but perfectly true things ...
|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 ...
|View from the left—Pence bows out of 2016, setting up a highly unusual GOP primary prospect
Ever since the tea party started flexing its muscle in ...
|Congratulations Ireland: Panti Bliss and the speech heard round the world
As Ireland celebrates welcoming all her citizens to full equality, it is only right to ...
|How many minimum wage hours would you have to work to afford rent in your state?
Click map to enlarge Minimum wage increases passed by cities and states around the country are great news for low-...
|Say Hello to the Anti-Science Party
"We're associated with being anti-everything," Bush said. "Way too many people believe that Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science , anti-gay, anti-worker. Many voters are simply ...
|McConnell's NSA ploy fails, Senate blocks Patriot Act extension
The Senate provided a scene of remarkable drama in the ...
|Cartoon: Animal Nuz #252 - Raging Bully Edition||ericlewis0||05/23/2015||76|
|Glacier Park: The Trail of the Cedars (Photos and Meet Up Schedule)
Let’s say that you are a bit older, overweight, out of shape, and making your only visit to Glacier National Park. Now this is a National Park filled with hiking trails and lots of young, ...
|President Obama honors fallen soldiers in weekly address
President Obama devoted his weekly address to those who have given their lives in service to the country. This weekend also reminds us that, around the world, our men and women in uniform ...
|Just to Be Clear: Bobby Jindal Isn't Running for President
Oh, certainly he has an exploratory committee . Who doesn't? Got one myself, somewhere around here. He's talking it over with his family and the Almighty . He's giving the idea quiet contemplation ...
|This week in science: two in the Bush
Well worth a few minutes of three-day weekend Zen Former Florida Governor and presumed current front runner in the 2016 GOP primary, Jeb Bush, spoke on climate change this week. In just a couple of ...
A number with various connotation, none of which are relevant to this reflection. In this case it is merely a measure of longevity in years. My longevity. I can turn to my Facebook page as the ...
|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Republicans and their base
WaPo : Democrats say they are happy to see Republicans race to the right, since they believe it will put the eventual GOP nominee out of step with the general electorate. Some Republicans are ...
|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, ...
|When is a campaign not a campaign? When it's Jeb Bush's!||Joan McCarter||05/22/2015||26|
|The Death Sentence Of The Christian Right
This past Sunday was the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, and it put back into my mind the day that took place exactly one month prior, April 17, and the controversy ...
|Obamacare got 12 million insured, now Congress has to fix the system for all the underinsured
Healthcare reform is not done. Not by a long shot. While Obamacare has gone a very long way ...
|Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Rhetorical Candles on the Birthday Cake Pearls of wisdom and piles of horse dung from various political types born in May: "Economic growth without social ...
|Bill in Portland Maine||05/22/2015||116|
|Cartoon: America's rapidly rising faiths
Click to enlarge. A Pew survey ...
|Bernie Sanders' Wise Choice of TPP as a Battlefield to Fight His Fight
|Pew poll: 75 percent of Republicans want their party to challenge Obama 'more often'
Not satisfied. According to a new Pew poll, the ...
|So what is the GOP strategy for Iraq?
Republican candidates have decided to use the recent setbacks against ISIS as a winning issue in the 2016 election, and it seems to be working. A poll from October shows a majority of ...
|Rick Santorum blasts Fox News for limiting GOP debate to top ten candidates
The announcement that Fox News will be limiting the first Republican primary ...
|Obama administration throws Rick Scott a temporary Medicaid bone
The Obama administration has offered Florida Gov. Rick Scott a partial compromise in Scott'
|Despite Republican attacks, Obama is 'very clear on the lessons of Iraq'
|Cartoon: Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love
Jeb Bush has performed a valuable service with his recent missteps and flubs , he’s reminded ...
|The Republican replacement plan for Obamacare in one graphic
That's Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) on the Senate floor Thursday, summing up the Republican plan for the millions of Americans who could lose health insurance with the Supreme Court's King v. Burwell ...
|10% of the U.S. population is now enrolled in ACA-enabled healthcare coverage.
Cross-posted at ACASignups....
|Jumbled Thoughts; A Tired Mind in an Aching Body
I just finished 11 hours at work. In fact most days this week I have worked 10 or more. Monday I did 12. My body is rebelling and working on it's revenge. Apparently it has decided my ...
|HI-Sen: Brian Schatz (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPA
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D. HI), who has been an adamant opponent of the TPP, is now focusing on stopping the TPA:
|2006 FBI Report on White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement: You Will Be Assimilated
And so it goes. Same as it ever was. And I'm not simply talking about police officers getting away with killing (mostly) young black men but the incessant nitpicking of each and every case ...
|What does defense spending have to do with endangered species? Everything, for Republicans
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) was not impressed. The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act this week, and while much of the ...
|IL-Sen: Mark Kirk (R) Gets His Facts Wrong Regarding Nelson Mandela & South Africa's Nuclear Program
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R. IL) has been pushing his Iran Sanctions Bill which would greatly undermine President Obama's negotiations with Iran: http://www.niacouncil.org/much-more-is-needed-from-...
|A not-indicted Chris Christie says media owes him an apology
Hang on, we have to savor this for a while : Chris Christie says the ...
|Scott Walkers Vetting Begins
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is presently leading the polls for the republican presidential nomination. Just this morning on DailyKos, in response to Abbreviated Pundit Round-up, I offered ...
|Republican 2016 candidates almost uniformly give undocumented immigrants the heave ho
GOP 2016 hopefuls have decided it's all about the base on ...
|Jeb Bush touts failed Florida Medicaid experiment
Jeb Bush apparently thinks the "compassionate conservative" idea that his brother so cynically ran on will work for him, too. He's using his Medicaid experience in Florida as evidence that he ...
|Fox News has set the rules. Which GOP candidates will make it onto the debate stage?
Eight looked like a lot in 2012 debates, but ...
|Right-Wing Mythology: How Obummer Lost Iraq
Right-wing articles are very entertaining. Did you know that we won the Iraq War? I didn't. At least Bush won Iraq before Obama lost Iraq. I've discovered from reading right-wing sources ...
|Will Boehner team up with Dems to save the Export-Import Bank from the GOP crazies?
The little-known Export-Import Bank is in peril as the ...
|House does something productive, but McConnell's Senate is there to potentially mess it up
The House did something productive this week. Well, semi-productive. ...
|America's Dumbest Congressman: Bush would have never invaded Iraq if he knew Obama would screw it up||Hunter||05/20/2015||241|
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