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|Bizarre Politico Article Tries To Insinuate A Scandal Involving Elizabeth Warren
In what I can only describe as a bizarre piece in Politico, the overrated news organization tries to insinuate a scandal of sorts by making a connection -tenuous at best- between ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Mary R. Alspaugh: "The United Mine Workers of Colorado are starving today."
The capitalist class is always on strike against the working class. -Mary R Alspaugh ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Tuesday May 25, 1915 From ...
|Teachers of the Year tell us what's holding students back and where they'd spend education money
President Obama with 2015 teacher of the year Shanna Peeples. Every year, each state chooses its teacher of the year. This year, the Council of Chief State School Officers and ...
|Happy Memorial Day!
May 25, 2015 Do You Get It Yet? The Enemy In America Is John Q Public. "Police made arrests as demonstrators marched in downtown Oakland against the city's new get-tough policy for monitoring ...
|GOP Latino Outreach Parody
Republicans need to reach out to the strength of the Latino vote in 2016, but they don't always hit the mark when it comes to the message. https://youtu.be/N1u7qhXYnE0 Although this is a ...
|Joseph Smith's Forty Wives - Thoughts on Organized Religion
In November of 2014, the Mormon Church officially admitted that its founder, Joseph Smith, had forty wives. While the polygamy of Mormon leader Brigham Young had long been acknowledged, founder and ...
|U.S. is paying the price for not investing in trains, and it's stupid
House Speaker John Boehner may think it's "stupid" to suggest that the recent fatal Amtrak crash had anything to do with lack of funding, but the evidence ...
|A Day of Freedom But Not Freedom From Pain
Today is Memorial Day. This is a day to pay tribute to all of those who have laid down their life in the ongoing fight for freedom. These people have given their all for us. They believed in ...
Every Memorial Day I try to think of those who lost their lives in service to our country, but I can never focus on abstract deaths, nor on so many. I always end up thinking about fellow ...
|Climate Change, well Maybe?
More than 500 people die in heatwave sweeping India, temperatures reach 118F (48C) in some areas.-BBC 8 people missing in Wimberley, Texas, following historic flooding Saturday night, officials ...
|High Impact Posts: May 24, 2015||jotter||05/25/2015||3|
|What Conservatives (And Politico) Still Don’t Understand About Fox News
Earlier this month Bruce Bartlett published a paper titled "How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics." Bartlett is a veteran conservative operative who worked in both the George H.W.
|The Nuremberg Defense
Like any war, there are those more interested in profit than victory.
|SHOCKING NEWS: Economists Link Big Banks Use of Credit Default Swaps to 2008 Financial Collapse
It my seem strange to anyone who has followed the debate over the causes of the 2008 housing bubble collapse and the resulting financial crisis that triggered the "Great Recession," but it took ...
|History 101: "Globists Cannot be Christians"
Within the overall Christian community, there continues to be waged the debate over who is really a Christian and who is not. For many, this is a debate about belief: belief in the Bible rather than ...
|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 ...
|What a waste ... Memorial Day (a short story)
This short story was previously published on Monday, May 28, 2012, as "Memorial ...
|Mark E Andersen||05/25/2015||32|
|The Lecture Bill O'Reilly Inspired Me to Give to My Students
I teach a college course on jazz and hip hop at a Southern California university, and after listening to Fox's Bill O'Reilly bloviate last week about how hip hop and rap are to blame for declining ...
|What's wrong with Brelo not guilty decision.
See: http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/ Causation Anonymity in Group Police Misconduct: No Conviction, No Justice, No Peace "And therein lies the rub. This decision paves the way for causation ...
|So You Want To Control Global Population? Easy.
A two step program 1] Educate women 2] Easy access to multiple forms of free birth control. In every country, even regions of rapidly expanding population [eg India] where women are educated and ...
|DK Elections Policy Weekly Open Thread: What Issues Are You Interested In?
/The Mamas and the Papas - "Creeque Alley" - 1967/ Welcome to the weekly open thread for policy discussions by DK Elections regulars. While the main Daily Kos Elections blog, an official subsite ...
|DK Elections Policy||05/25/2015||1|
|Cartoon: The bad intelligence
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
|Daily Kos Elections Memorial Day open thread
Bear McCreary -- "Wander My Friends"
|Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day
United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/25/2015||102|
|NOM's Self-Refuting Rationalization Of The Passage Of Marriage Equality In Ireland
It's a tough time to be on the wrong side of history right now. The side that constantly crows "Let the people vote!" lost 62-38 on Friday. Of course, democracy only matters to them when it goes ...
|Daily Kos Radio is IN FOR REPAIRS at 9 am ET!
What does that mean? It means that the trusty MacBook that has powered the show for three years is on the blink, and might have to go live on the Apple Farm, if you know what I'm saying. But, ...
|The Daily Bucket - Suspect Apprehended and Brought to Justice
I have mentioned in previous conversations that a large snake has been living in my basement. The snake itself had eluded observation, but there were plenty of pieces of shed skins to convince me ...
|Carly Fiorina, new GOP star
Reports out of Iowa, the Athens of the Midwest, have Carly Fiorina becoming the new darling of the Publican primary campaign (see for example the Good Gray Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/25/us/
|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’
|Whistling Past Marcel's at Midnight
Just to catch a whiff of some damn fine cuisine as we wait for the other shoe to drop and maybe catch a whiff of what the Ubers and Filthys* are up to. We're up late Jibbering our Jabber about ...
|The Justice Department on Netroots Radio Presents: "The Streets of His Soldier Mind"
|Open thread for night owls. A reprise: 'Lies, Damned Lies, a Searchable Database of Lies'||Meteor Blades||05/24/2015||68|
| Aussie cops raid stoner's home, post his to-do list on twitter.
found on CNN Essentially, the police raided - actually raid is too strong: they executed a search warrant with no report of theatrics - this man's house and found this and posted it. It was ...
|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 ...
|159 Members of This Community Should Be Ashamed
The crimes of Josh Duggar are repellent. He fondled his siblings and others against their will. He is disgusting. But this community has taken the grotesque and turned it up to 11 in order to get ...
|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||141|
|Did Jim Bob and Michelle think reporting Josh's behavior would "damage the body of Christ"?
Looking at the Josh Duggar police report, one question is obvious--how in the world did Jim Bob and Michelle not go to the police immediately? This was light years beyond kids messing around. ...
|Christian Dem in NC||05/24/2015||60|
|Memorial Day and Flanders Fields
I often struggle to write about Memorial Day. It is about more ...
|Mark E Andersen||05/24/2015||94|
|Chaos Follows Right Wing Takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this picture of newly RW anointed Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack is ...
|"Black People Had War Declared on Them By Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf."
On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, in response to window breaking during ...
|The Hysterical Shootings of Two Black INNOCENTS
INNOCENTS! Not "suspects" . I'm getting tired of the meaningless use of the word "suspects" in national media. Suspects get arrested and tried in a court by a jury of their peers. "Suspects" get ...
|Karen Hedwig Backman||05/24/2015||8|
|How a Southern white boy unlearned racism
I am going to give in to Denise Oliver Velez's request to turn a comment into a diary. The aversion to length (TL;DR) is a peculiar modern affliction, but I will make it easier for people who ...
|$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, ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Labor Editor of Chicago Denounces Upcoming Convention of Industrial Unionists
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
|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 ...
|UPDATED: PERSONAL: Here's why I reacted so strongly to the "Attorney Chad" incident.
About a week ago, I posted an off-topic entry called "Attorney Chad" is about to have a really bad weekend. It appears that after the tragic Amtrak derailment a couple of weeks ago, a Philadelphia-...
|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 ...
|Welcome To The United States Of America Please Pick Your Hangun Up After Passport Control
Dear Members We have heard some comments that some foreigners are worried about visiting our sacred shores, we would like to encourage them to visit the only truly exceptional country on the planet.
|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 ...
|Regression to the mean question for biologically-trained.
In commenting on another poster's misunderstanding of Regression to the Mean, I recalled a question on that subject that I have had before. My understanding is that Dalton expected that ...
|Neither Mandela Nor Gandhi Favored Peace At All Cost
This is a short diary and I am advocating nothing. I don't understand why the systematically oppressed and murdered without justice in this country are always supposed to take the higher ground ...
|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 ...
|Ruby's Dream House
I first wrote about Ruby Corado on June 8, 2013...well, after a shorter mention of her in August of 2012 ...
|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.
|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 ...
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