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|Mitch McConnell's 'Freedom' Failure; Judge Mark Fuller's 'Shame': 'BradCast' 6/2/2015
Guest: Heidi Hess of CredoAction... The USA Freedom Act passes as a long overdue replacement to the Patriot Act. Mitch McConnell weeps and Rand Paul raises money.
|Community Quilt for crystal eyes
CelticLassie's quilt, detail Our friend, crystal eyes, has a brain tumor. He has blogged about it here, on Daily Kos -- and ...
|Cartoon: Mad Max Fury Road
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|Welcome New Users - The "How do I do THAT" Edition
Welcome to new and old users alike from this month's host Angie in WA State . Our group is here to help you orient yourself to the site and answer your questions about how to use it. When you join ...
|Angie in WA State||06/02/2015||38|
|Moss (Photo Diary): 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 ...
|A few maps show Americans' views on climate change confused. But they like renewable energy
The map shows Americans are strong backers of renewable energy. David Roberts at ...
|Worlds Enough and Time
Everywhere I look, stories of our current condition and perilous plight greet my eyes. Economic collapse, massive unemployment, infrastructure degradation, environmental ...
|Midday open thread: NTSB releases Amtrak report; flowers in the potholes protests; 0.01% taxpayers
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Facetime fools :
|Boss telling woman that 'babies need their mamas' is not discrimination, jury says
What the ever-loving hell does a company or specific boss have to do to a woman to lose a pregnancy discrimination case? A federal ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Haywood on sabotage: "That is what the capitalist class practices every day."
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
Those of you who ...
|Guantánamo Bay prisoner: CIA used sexual abuse and other torture not included in Senate report
Majid Khan has been in U.S. custody since 2003. His name is Majid Khan. Born in Pakistan, he is a legal resident of the United States, having lived in Maryland and graduated from a Baltimore ...
|Judge upholds labor board rule bringing union representation elections into the 21st century
Here's something new: a court upholding a policy that business lobby groups say is unfairly pro-worker. The first of two legal challenges to the National Labor Relations Board's rule modernizing ...
|Cracks Appear In America’s Two-Family Political Dynasty In Latest CNN/ORC and ABC/WaPo Polls
My takeaways from these two latest polls (and folks here who follow my comments know I’m NOT a fan of these absurdly early, extremely volatile numbers): Hillary’s experiencing some significant ...
|Poll: Bush nosedives, GOP field a 'muddled mess'
"Yo, bro, would you quit following me around?" If there's any chance you hadn't already noticed, Jeb Bush's campaign to restore the family name to good presidential stead has gotten off ...
|High Impact Posts: June 1, 2015||jotter||06/02/2015||8|
|Trade Enforcement Failure
Photo of child working in Guatemala by Antonio Rosa, courtesy ...
|Leo W Gerard||06/02/2015||8|
|Cartoon: Facetime fools
(Click to enlarge) From the AT&T survey mentioned in the comic: When you see the ...
|The First Strike in the New World
On this day in Labor History, we are going all the way back to the year 1786. That was the day when what labor historians widely consider “America’s First Strike” occurred in Philadelphia, ...
|The Rick Smith Show||06/02/2015||5|
|Cartoon - Republicans With Some Jiggle
Visit the blog, Claytoonz . It gets weirder. Follow me on Twitter . I will follow you back, but not in a creepy way.
|I'm STILL slack-jawed.
At the nightly meeting [withheld amount of time] ago, one of our managers asked us to please bring in any spare box cutters we might have laying around so that we might have enough for the new people.
|Change At The DNC Is Overdue
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs to be removed. He or she does not have to be progressive but they need to wake up every morning looking to grow the party. They need to be able to go head ...
|Overnight News Digest- June 1, 2015
I'm Chitown Kev and I'm substituting for regular OND editor maggiejean tonight. OND is a community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around the world, sometimes coupled with ...
|Open thread for night owls. Anthony Russo: a whistleblower on torture who should not be forgotten
When the news first came out that the United States had tortured suspected terrorists, there were three responses: Some Americans said, good, they deserved it; some were shocked and appalled; some ...
|Top Comments: Springtime in the Rockies Edition (Photo Heavy)
Last Monday, my partner and I took visiting family members on a day trip by road, into the Canadian Rockies. We were headed to the towns of Banff and Lake Louise , nestled in the Rockies, and well-...
|Hastert Indicted, Fuller Resigns - 'BradCast' Special Coverage 6/1/2015
Or, what BRAD BLOG readers knew long ago... Those shocked about the indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) wouldn't be so surprised had they been long time readers of The ...
|How the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the Core of the U.S. Pivot to China
With the conflict over the Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands between Japan and China coming to the forefront in the discussion over the U.S. pivot to China, the Trans-Pacific Partnership now seems more like a ...
|Cartoon - Voting Against Reality
It's my birthday. You should share this cartoon, visit my site Claytoonz and follow me on Twitter .
|Midday open thread: Dissing Charles Darwin; celebrating Jeff Davis; trying BP executive
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Privacy talk :
|Scott Walker not looking for rape or incest exemptions in Wisconsin 20-week abortion ban
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Last fall, as he campaigned for re-election as governor of ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones to WFM: "Awaken the slumbering giant from his long dream of ages."
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Thursday ...
|Moondai Furbutts: The Moon In June Haz A Spoon
I think I got in all the cheesy rhymes for June... Dis iz mai spoon... Welcome to my version of Moondais....with furbutts and pooties and woozles and such. Hope you ...
|Call These People, and Make Them Listen
Under the First Amendment, you have the right to petition your government to redress your grievances. Now would be a good time to do that. Today. According to public reports, the 18 Democratic ...
|Meet 'Dem' John Delaney, bidding to be the next Joe Lieberman
Rep. John Delaney (D-Doofus) Holy crap this guy is a doofus.
|GUS Barely Morning Open Thread 6/1/15
Hi and happy June! Had to lam out of here at 8:15 this morning, just got back. GUS (Gave Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive ...
|High Impact Posts: May 31, 2015||jotter||06/01/2015||7|
|Cartoon: Privacy talk
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
|Standing for What You Believe
Would you be willing to risk your job to stand up for the rights that you believe in? For postal worker Henry Gerber, the answer to that question was a resounding yes. And so On this day in ...
|The Rick Smith Show||06/01/2015||1|
|Abbreviated pundit round-up: Now it's Hillary, Bernie, Martin; domestic spying corrodes democracy
Doyle McManus at the Los Angeles Times writes— Bernie Sanders: Why the guy who won't win matters : Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist who kicked off his presidential campaign on ...
|Overnight News Digest: May 31, 2015
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, wader, Doctor RJ, rfall, JML9999 and Man Oh ...
|Open thread for night owls: Missing statistics make evaluating our criminal justice system harder
Matt Ford at The Atlantic writes The Missing Statistics of Criminal Justice : After Ferguson, a noticeable gap in criminal-justice statistics ...
|Top Comments: librarisingnsf Edition
Greetings, top comments readers. This is my first top comments diary, so I thought I'd introduce myself by clearing up the (possible) confusion as to what my nickname is, why I chose it, and ...
|DK Quilt Guild: DK VA Hospital Service Project
DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, ...
|Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Beltaine with Walter Crane
Note 1: This was supposed to be "Part 2" of a single Beltaine Diary of which my Diary entitled "Bringing In The May: The Heroes of Haymarket" was to be "Part 1". (So I'm posting this now, even ...
|Cartoon - Haters Unite!
Check out my site please. Claytoonz . And please follow me on Twitter . I follow back.
|#sekritarmy won't back down (pooties, woozles, critters and stuff)
We never run out of things to say. And we continue to confuse our opponents with our skill.
|Hellraisers Journal: "Yet..you uphold every act of your executives [who] employed these gunmen."
One of the most terrible parts of the Ludlow massacre was when the associated militia took the corpse of a boy, shot and burned, to his father and said, "Here, take the damn thing.” -Judge ...
|Labor for Bernie!
Bernie Sanders - The President We ...
|Robert Reich: Strong Unions Mean a Strong Middle Class
In a recent blog and video , former Bill Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich noted that the decimation of the American labor movement is directly related to the diminution of the middle class. ...
|Ancient America: The Northeast Prior to 8000 BCE
The Northeastern Woodlands of North America is a land of heavily forested rolling hills and rounded mountains, salt marshes of waving grass, calm lakes, tumbling brooks, surf-beaten beaches, and ...
|Week's High Impact Posts: May 23-29, 2015||jotter||05/31/2015||4|
|High Impact Posts: May 30, 2015||jotter||05/31/2015||5|
|Connect! Unite! Act! L.A., Glacier Nat'l Park, Maine & Phoenix Meet-Up Info — Gay Pride?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
On this day in Labor History the year was 1889. Nestled in western Pennsylvania was the community known as Johnstown. The town and surrounding area was home to 23,000 people, families of ...
|The Rick Smith Show||05/31/2015||7|
|Sunday Talk: See dick run
Seemingly every single day , the ...
| OND - Saturday Science Edition
Welcome to the Saturday Science Edition of Overnight News Digest Overnight News Digest is a regular daily feature which provides noteworthy news items and commentary from around the world. The ...
|Man Oh Man||05/30/2015||27|
|Drove to Iowa For Bernie Barnstorming (Pics!): NOW WITH A NIFTY POLL!
Why spend your Saturday chillaxin' with a cuppa coffee and the border collie, when you can instead drive a mere four hours to Ames, Iowa to listen the man who AT A MINIMUM will ultimately shape the ...
|Top Comments: Telluride is turning off the lights and turning on the sky
But First, A Word From Our ...
|This week at progressive state blogs: Monica Wehby returns; Gov. LePage pretends on income tax
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 ...
|High Impact Posts: May 29, 2015||jotter||05/30/2015||5|
|Happee Caturdai Pootie Diaree
Those of you who ...
|Cartoon: Animal Nuz #253 - Ewww Blech Barf Edition||ericlewis0||05/30/2015||77|
|Midnight Catitude and Open Thread For Night Howls
Welcome to the debut of Midnight Catitude the late-night version of The Pootie Diaries. We are Legion! We are also......late. I had intended to launch this semi-irregular series a week or two ...
|Pixie's Puppy update: In Foster!!
Last week, I posted about a special needs puppy at the Lack Jackson, Texas, SPCA shelter. Everyone was amazingly thoughtful, helpful, and kind in getting the word about the little guy who is gonna ...
|Overnight News Digest 05/29/2015
OND Editors OND is a community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around the world, sometimes coupled with a daily theme, original research or commentary. Editors of OND ...
|Top Comments: Taste the Rainbow, Republicans
You know, you'd think that since I'm now only writing for Top Comments every other week, I'd actually be able to write diaries . I had just the topic in mind for tonight, but it was apparently ...
|Cartoon: Urgent government recalls
Click to enlarge The massive recall of cars with exploding airbags got me thinking about other things that are ...
Those of you who ...
|Cartoon: Mitch McConnell and Snuggly the Security Bear Beg to Spy
Is this the end of our domestic spying pal, Snuggly the Security Bear? Most likely not. Snuggly will probably still be in business and up to his usual tricks, he just may have to work with a ...
|Overnight News Digest -- "Perhaps Repubs Just Need More Sleep" Edition||rfall||05/28/2015||15|
|Top Comments: the Butterfield Blues Band edition
A look at a group that was never a mega-seller, yet were pioneering in their own way (and recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) after the jump .....
Those of you who ...
|Cartoon: American exceptionalism
Click image to enlarge. This week, Ireland voted YES (by vast majority) for same-sex marriage in a ...
|The Daily Bucket - Leucistic white female Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Southeastern Wisconsin I readily admit that I am charmed by the often misunderstood Opossum. This infatuation has motivated us to set up a few HD cameras around the property, in order to record the ...
|Cartoon: Introducing Louis 'Flash' Maltby
READ Ruben Bolling's brand new book for kids, Alien Invasion in My Backyard: An EMU Club Adventure !FOLLOW @...
|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, ...
|Cartoon: Ireland's rainbow
Ireland's Same Sex Marriage vote this weekend was historic and happy news for gays & lesbians on the Emerald Isle. I believe the Supreme Court will decide this summer that a little rainbow in our ...
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