On March 30, 2011, an international human rights observer witnessed and reported an unusually cruel and violent confrontation between a NY police officer and an Occupy Wall Street protester. While ...
The first priority for policing in a civil society should not be to shoot to kill in order to preserve the peace and standing one's ground in self-defense should either represent Constitutional ...
Paul Krugman took aim in today's NYT at failed Republican attacks on White House economic policies. He notes that Paul Ryan's attacks on Obama's economic policies back in 2009 were wrong; they did ...
#154 of My Stupid State
Most Floridians don't even know who they are. I wish I didn't. You probably haven't heard of them.
But you are paying them.
TIME magazine has called them the "First ...
This past week I had the good fortune to watch an extraordinary documentary film feature entitled Expedition To The End of the World . This film drew together several environmental concerns, and ...
It is all the same problem. Militarization of the police, violence against women, against minorities, against the environment: all related to the invention of this beehive.
I’m a beekeeper, so ...
A governor doing his job
When Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton took office in 2011, Minnesota had more than a $6 billion dollar deficit and an unemployment rate of 7%. Today, Minnesota's ...
Artful, snarky, graceful, thoughtful, provocative, funny. Sig lines are a feature of Dkos, not a bug, (at least for many of us), part of the visible character and lovable quirkiness of the site.
Let me start off by saying this: I don't want to see ACA repealed in any part. I know it's helped millions, and it's the best health care reform we're likely to get any time soon.
As a bit of a ...
Greece has been a financial basket case for some time. To be sure, it is not the average Greek that is to blame. The titans of finance's big tax evaders (like the big tax evaders here in the ...