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|Open thread for night owls: Too many of the people in Washington do not rep those who elected them
Blast from the Past . At Daily Kos on this date in 2014 — Texas legislature gives 1.5 million poor residents the finger :It's not enough just to ...
|Write On! One Impossible Thing
Science fiction writer Jules Verne did not believe in impossible things. In each of his novels, he explained in loving detail how the marquee invention would work. Whether it was launching people ...
|I was laid off yesterday.
So the latest chapter in the sad, strange arc of my career has come to a close. I was laid off from my (temporary) tax position with New York State yesterday, after 4 months. It was a pretty ...
|EPI: Government's state jobs report for April shows recovery still plodding
Click here and scroll briefly for an interactive version of this map.
|Midday open thread: Is rent out of reach? Col. Graham retiring; Cubans not keen on Marco Rubio
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Introducing Louis 'Flash' Maltby :
|Income inequality reflected in mental health statistics, according to new study
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control— Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009–2013 —confirms what common sense and the experts have long told us: The ...
|The California Frack Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Fractivist
A short time ago, in a crowded senate meeting, a fracking moratorium died. SB 1132 was defeated 18-16-6 with 4 Democrats voting against the bill and 3 Democrats abstaining. The Democrats who voted ...
|Hillary Clinton is Taking Democrats Backward on Climate Change
When Barack Obama announced his Presidential campaign in Springfield, Illinois he spoke of climate change. Let's be the generation that finally frees America from the tyranny of oil. We can ...
|Self-publishing 101: 5 ways to get feedback on your book
A hearty thanks to James Wells for hosting the last SP 101 ! Before getting started, if you're in the Bellingham, WA area, I'll mention his book launch for The Great Symmetry at 7 pm this Saturday .
|Could Jeb Bush's time on boards of corporations with legal troubles become a 2016 focus?
Busy, busy, busy. Ron Green at the Associated Press has taken a look at all the corporate and non-profit boards and advisory boards Jeb Bush has served on since he ...
|A True Progressive
At the risk of being labeled a heathen, or drawn, quartered, disemboweled, or burned alive, I will state my position that a true progressive is an atheist, or at the least; agnostic. Religious dogma ...
|Scientists believe they may have discovered earliest known murder victim
We can call him Abel. Scientists in Spain have published a paper titled Lethal Interpersonal Violence in the Middle Pleistocene. In it they ...
|Yes, Dorothy, Scientists Have Found Tornado Activity May Be Affected by Climate Change
This is sparked by a discussion I saw in another diary, in which the claim was made that no studies have shown any evidence that increased tornado activity is a consequence of climate change. And ...
|Lomborg's Ouija-Board Consensus Center
Investigative journalist Graham Readfearn has a post on DeSmog that takes a critical look at Lomborg's ...
|Overnight News Digest: Corruptio optimi pessima
New York City's Times Square in 1912 Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, wader, ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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,
|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 ...
|ExxonMobil says mankind has 'enormous capacity to deal with adversity' caused by climate change
'Gentlemen: To evil.' ExxonMobil has a plan to deal ...
|Pluto starts to show its face
What Hubble sees when it looks at Pluto: Computer models based on Hubble images: What New Horizons is seeing:
|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 ...
|Midday open thread: Drug cartel builds CCTV network; 'clickbait' enters dictionary; microbead ban
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Reasonable measures :
|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-...
|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 ...
|Big media's sneering, dismissive coverage of Bernie Sanders is a plague on democracy
The media are more interested in ...
|An Other Feminism: a review of Hilary Klein's book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories"
By Charlotte Maria Sáenz May 27, ...
|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 ...
|Mary Landrieu cashes out-Lands job at Oil industry lobbying firm
Mary Landrieu, who lost her Louisiana Senate seat in 2014 to Bill Cassidy, has landed a job with Washington lobbying firm Van Ness Feldman This is not a surprise as she was besties with the biggest ...
|Who Are the Towns Benefitting From Free WiFi?
What may have started as a single retailer WiFi hotspot offering idea is quickly expanding to encompass entire towns and cities. It seems that adding WiFi as part of the incentive for living and ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|New study suggests geoengineering may be the only way to save coral reefs
Daily Kos writer DarkSyde wrote about the growing evidence that the phenomenon of coral bleaching , which threatens the world's coral reefs, is the result of climate change. Daily Kos ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Secundum Atrial Septal Defect
Secundum Atrial Septal Defect or Center of Upper chambers of heart Partition Defect can be treated: Cardiac catheterization. In this procedure, doctors insert a thin tube (catheter) into a ...
|Was Refugio Oil Spill eco-terrorism?
Refugio Oil Spill victim News story update Tuesday from, Santa Barbara ...
|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 :
|'One Person, One Vote,' but which persons?
The Supreme Court announced today that it will hear a case initiated by conservatives in Texas determining what "person" means for one-person, one-vote redistricting jurisprudence : all people, or ...
|The Tiny House Interview
We recently uploaded our new episode of The Earthy Robot Podcast , where we go on-location to interview Paul and Frank, who built a super-cool tiny home in Chicago, IL. I don't know how to include ...
|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 ...
|Exposing ALEC's secret meeting
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC , is perhaps the biggest and most successful corporate bill mill, handing lawmakers draft bills written by industry lobbyists. Many of these bills ...
|The Daily Bucket: Where Did Florida's Sand Come From?
Florida is of course famous for its sandy sunny beaches. Most people assume that this sand comes from broken and crushed coral, and for a small portion of the state that is true. But for most of ...
|The Family Home - A State of the Union Address
A hypothetical: You are invited to a new friend's home for the first time. As you drive up, you see a large imposing gate with a guard house & three guards armed with assault weapons. They check ...
|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 ...
|A Web of Blowback - The US in the ME: Part 1
65 years, >3T dollars, and an unimaginable web of blowback and unintended consequences. This image will be updated with Libya in the future. A primer: This series of diaries is intended to give a ...
|DISEASE A WEEK CHALLENGE: California versus Chronic Disease diary
Did you know October 14th is Stem Cell Awareness Day? It is no accident that I requested that date to be the official publication day for my new book, STEM CELL BATTLES: Proposition 71 and Beyond...
|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 ...
|Adventures & Misadventures of an EV in the Country (Part 4)
In part 4 of my series of blogs sharing my experience of owning a 2013 Nissan, Leaf battery electric vehicle in the country I want to tell you a little about the reaction that I have encountered ...
|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 ...
|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||71|
|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|
|Sanders: Campaign coverage should focus on issues instead of outrage, gossip and Facebook comments||Meteor Blades||05/24/2015||177|
|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'...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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, ...
|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 :
|Politico takes a whack at Warren in a lengthy, trade-related hit piece
Politico's nothingburger story on Warren's ...
|A good many Republican presidential candidates posed for pictures with a child molester
Do as I say, not as I do. That particular idiom about hypocrisy is especially true if you're a Republican espousing "family values." A good example of this occurred recently when the ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
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|
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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|