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Smith Trustees: Transgender women are women
The Smith College board of trustees has voted to accept that transgender women are women. The shift to a self-identification admissions policy at the women’s college in Northampton goes into ...
rserven 05/03/2015 21
Robert Reich Hammers TPP As More "Trickle-Down" Economics: "Have We Learned Nothing?"
Headlines like this really say it all: Republicans push Barack Obama to rally Democrats for TPP vote Yes, the same Party whose economic philosophy led to the meltdown of the economy in 2007-2008 ...
Dartagnan 05/03/2015 50
To the Bigot Who Lives in My House
SPOILER ALERT FOR BOXING FANS Dear Bigot, Your comments after the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight were offensive. Basking in his victory, Mayweather stood on the ropes at the corner of the ring, ...
Brown Mouse 05/03/2015 17
Religious Right Outraged Over CBS Correctly Calling FRC An SPLC Designated Anti-Gay Hate Group
Last Sunday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was on Face The Nation to discuss marriage equality. Prior to beginning the discussion/interview, Bob Scheiffer mentioned that CBS had ...
librarisingnsf 05/03/2015 55
Americans Continue To Delude Themselves That They'll Be Rich Someday
No, the odds are you're really not going to get very rich, or even moderately rich, although you'll probably go to your deathbed ...
Dartagnan 05/03/2015 15
'Sir, are you injured anywhere?' vs. 'F*ck your breath.' Only one kind of approach provokes riots
No snarky comment here. Not for this image. 'Why?' It's the most useful one word sentence in the English language. It's how we begin the search for causes, for understanding, for truth. We have to ...
Ian Reifowitz 05/03/2015 100
Connect! Unite! Act! NYC, Dallas & EPIC Glacier Nat'l Park Meet-ups — Ever Attended an Auction?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Steven Payne 05/03/2015 92
How I Create a Recipe: Street Prophets Sunday All Day Brunch
Welcome to Sunday All Day Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. Today we are having Archer Farms Chai Spice ...
michelewln 05/03/2015 9
"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 68
DKos Sangha - Weekly Open Thread
Good morning! Welcome to the DKos Sangha weekly open thread. This is an open thread for members of the DKos Sangha and others who are interested in discussions concerning how we integrate our ...
davehouck 05/03/2015 10
9 Reasons Most Conservatives Are Not 'Christian'
Almost every day on Facebook, Twitter, or some other social media, I see a conservative ranting away with how the Republican Party is the party of, ahem, “good Christian values” Often ...
Jerry Nelson 05/03/2015 189
is the case weak?
I was so impressed with M. Mosby that I watched the video again. But if you look at it closely, are these charges really going to stick? She says that the arrest was illegal. That may be true, but I'
mattinjersey 05/02/2015 57
Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
The end is near. By this I mean that I'm entering the home stretch of this year's six week long experiment in reprinting old diaries as I lurch grimly toward Kalamazoo. The paper is partially done,
Ellid 05/02/2015 23
The Problem With The Police Is The System
Nora Levinson is a privileged white woman--she is the CEO of Caeden , a small company that mixes tech hardware with wearable fashion. Last Wednesday, she decided to join the Freddie Gray protests ...
out of left field 05/02/2015 15
More on Marilyn Mosby
As I said in a diary yesterday, I was so impressed with Ms. Mosby's courageous statement yesterday that I suggested she might be the Democratic candidate for President that we will need in coming ...
Timaeus 05/02/2015 84
R.I.P. A Garden Grew in Oakland Today.
Oscar Grant Plaza filled Saturday afternoon with a couple hundred people come to the first #BlackSpring event in Oakland. The organizers came up with a great idea, an its already spread across the ...
jpmassar 05/02/2015 9
This Week in the War on Women
The big news: Nigerian army [http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/us-nigeria-violence-rescue-idUSKBN0NJ2FK20150428?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter rescued 293 women and girls] ...
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker 05/02/2015 22
My Brother Reid is in the Hospital (EDITED)
This will be rather short as it has been the day from hell. Reid started feeling bad this afternoon. I dealt with diarrhea and vomiting. His blood sugar plummeted and he went into seizures. The ...
michelewln 05/02/2015 49
Community Quilt for Otteray Scribe's Daughter, CelticLassie URGENT
TrueBlueMajority's quilt It breaks my heart that this quilt is needed -- yet it is needed, urgently. UPDATE: The situation is dire. CelticLassie's brother and sister-in-law are on their way. ...
Sara R 05/02/2015 136
Derby Day Party and Fundraiser for elenacarlena
I am joining [Most Awesome Nana http://www.dailykos.com/user/Most%20Awesome%20Nana] and several others in the [Community Fundraisers http://www.dailykos.com/user/Community%20Fundraisers] ...
Most Awesome Nana 05/02/2015 180
Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
Ojibwa 05/02/2015 12
Megyn Kelly Starts Ball Rolling On Smearing Freddie Gray
Early in the Ferguson case, Megyn Kelly conducted an interview with an ‘anonymous source’ who claimed that Michael Brown had severely beaten Darren Wilson to the point the latter required ...
ExpatGirl 05/02/2015 83
You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Banned Book News I linked to an earlier story on this in a previous YCRT! diary, but here's more ...
pwoodford 05/02/2015 6
Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 14
The Freddie Gray rumors to raise reasonable doubt
While some sites and shows have already started discussing Freddie Gray's arrest record, which is different then his actual conviction record, and a rumor that he suffered a previous injury to his ...
jamielswa 05/02/2015 7
Officers Charged in Gray Case Get Lower Bail Than Rioters
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that all six officers in the Freddie Gray case are out on bail. All six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray were released from the Central Booking ...
ExpatGirl 05/01/2015 49
More on Murder of Freddie Gray: Lieutenant Rice
CNN report: Lt. Brian W. Rice Rice, 41, an officer since 1997, was one of the officers on bike patrol during the initial encounter with Gray. He made eye contact with Gray, who then ran. Rice and ...
Timaeus 05/01/2015 38
Books Go Boom!   Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
Brecht 05/01/2015 64
What's the opposite of Rioting? Baltimore cheers Cops being charged in Freddie Gray murder.
Baltimore celebrates after police charged in death of Freddie Gray Residents shouted with joy, embraced and honked car horns on Friday on the same Baltimore streets where rioters had clashed with ...
xxdr zombiexx 05/01/2015 33
From Oakland to Baltimore. Labor & Community Against Police Terror on May Day.
A simple tweetpic essay. from the 510 to the 410 pic.twitter.com/3EhcbjcnWw — m4rg1n4L (@marg1nal) May 1, 2015 Putting the final touches on chalk art at Oscar Grant Plaza before the march ...
jpmassar 05/01/2015 6
Who killed Freddie Gray?
This is the first time in more than 11 years that I've posted three diaries in one day, and I don't think I've ever posted two in a day. I'm worked up about the Freddie Gray case. That's partly ...
Timaeus 05/01/2015 39
Evidence Freddie Gray was Paralyzed Before Entering Van
I am a physician specializing in neuro-psychiatry. It appeared to me from the very first videos of the arrest of Freddie Gray that by the time the officers were bringing him to the van, he was limp ...
Ortelius 05/01/2015 101
Become Maladjusted to Injustice! MBOPRA, STDDs, Week 35
If there is one name that has been uttered more often than Freddie Gray's over the past week, it has been that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We know that the criminal, heartless Right Wing ...
JoanMar 05/01/2015 32
Hallmark jerks tears for Mother's Day
Hallmark has a new campaign for Mother's Day, #PutYourHeartToPaper Alex, a transgender man, begins with this: My mom is the most light, bright, positive person I have ever met in my life, and that'...
rserven 05/01/2015 12
Baltimore police commish knew Freddie Gray's death was a crime--here's why
For all the kicking and screaming that the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police directed at Marilyn Mosby today after six of their brothers were indicted for their role in the death of Freddie Gray, ...
Christian Dem in NC 05/01/2015 12
476 Innocents Killed, 2 Lives Matter
Which Lives Matter is finally a daily public issue, both domestically and internationally. But it'€™s not exactly about race. In fact, as you'€™ve seen, cooperative black participants in law ...
Not Barack Obama 05/01/2015 1
"F*ck The Media," Courtesy Of Morgan Freeman
The iconic Morgan Freeman has with three little ...
Dartagnan 05/01/2015 67
Marilyn Mosby Charging of Freddie Gray Officers Should Only Be the First Step
Today, Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged six police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The fundamental question we have to ask ourselves is, does the law mean ...
Eternal Hope 05/01/2015 4
Both CVS and Mondawmin Mall should sue Baltimore Police
Short diary here. As has been pointed out in diaries here and an article at Mother Jones , the evidence strongly suggests that the Baltimore City Police Department intentionally instigated the ...
kbman 05/01/2015 4
Had you ever even heard of police doing rough rides before Freddie Gray? They're everywhere.
Freddie Gray being loaded into a van by Baltimore Police On April 12th, six Baltimore police officers assaulted Freddie Gray and took him on something I'll admit I've never heard of ...
Shaun King 05/01/2015 234
May Day: Street Prophets Open Thread
Greetings and welcome to another fuzzy offering from Marko the Werelynx. Atsa me, Markio! Cough Cough Cough Oh dear, sorry. I don't know what got into me. I think I managed to cough it out. It's ...
Marko the Werelynx 05/01/2015 18
Maggie Gallagher Pens Letter To Justice Anthony Kennedy Regarding Marriage Equality
Maggie Gallagher has penned a letter to Justice Kennedy and it is published in the National Review . In it she states four reasons she believes that Justice Kennedy should affirm the Sixth Circuit'...
librarisingnsf 05/01/2015 25
UPDATE x2: HOLY CRAP. Baltimore FOP channels their inner Frank Nitti
This may seem a bit self-centered since my other diary is already at the top of the Rec list, but a couple people suggested that my update deserves it's own diary as well to ensure maximum exposure, ...
Brainwrap 05/01/2015 64
NYT Story on Orthodox Jewish Girl at West Point is Inaccurate and Insulting
The New York Times recently ran a story that may have been published with the most sterling intent. However, as folk wisdom and common sense universally informs us, “good intentions” can easily ...
Mikey Weinstein 05/01/2015 14
UPDATED x3: Hurdle for the Prosecution in the Gray Case
I was so impressed by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's press conference today that I wrote a diary supporting her for President of the United States. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/...
Timaeus 05/01/2015 21
Dear media in Baltimore: Take police leaks with grain of salt
In a stunning turn of events, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced that the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old African-American man who died in police custody on April 19, ...
Molly Weasley 05/01/2015 4
Beyond Baltimore and Freddie Gray: How Race Riots and Theft Made White America
Baltimore’s young people responded to the police theft of Freddie Gray’s life with protests that eventually grew into a spasm of violence. While the direct motivator, Gray’s death is not the ...
chaunceydevega 05/01/2015 8
The knights who say "Ni-gro".
Took a while but I finally found my visual metaphor.
thefarleftside 05/01/2015 3
Kevin Drum Makes A Connection In The Freddie Gray Case
Kevin Drum may be undergoing some intense medical treatment, but a Washington Post article made his day. Freddie Gray’s life a study in the sad effects of lead paint on poor ...
xaxnar 05/01/2015 1
UPDATED: Marilyn Mosby for President!
I just watched the entire, stunning press conference of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby absolutely throwing the book at six police officers for the "murder" (as she called it) of Freddie ...
Timaeus 05/01/2015 29
Police Lt., Sgt. and 4 others cited by Baltimore State's Atty. in Gray homicide
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby says death of Freddie Gray gives her office probable cause to file criminal charges. Second degree murder, manslaughter, assault, false ...
e2247 05/01/2015 9
Today's WTF - Marilyn Mosby - Super Hero!
This morning I wept as I heard the NEW State's Attorney say criminal charges will be filed against all six police officers. For far too long,the FOP has tried to keep these brutal and murderous ...
MDProgress 05/01/2015 1
Good News! We Have A New Home!
We have a new home! They are going to try and have it ready for us on May 30 if at all possible. It is a 2 bedroom 2 bath. The master bedroom has a bathroom with shower stall that Reid can actually ...
michelewln 05/01/2015 14
Books In My Life: The Lure of Murder
The other day, I was perusing our Netflix watchlist for movies to stream as well as the Recently Watched list and then all the Because You Watched This, You Might Like This suggestions, and I turned ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/01/2015 9
Top Comments: The Sound and the Fury
But First, A Word From Our ...
Steven Payne 04/30/2015 56
Credo
I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I call myself that in order to distinguish myself from the dominant strain of North American Christianity. At the risk of sounding arrogant and judgmental, I am ...
Bill Day 04/30/2015 136
CA Kossack aitchdee: Struggling to Make It to SSDI
This is a followup diary to the one I posted last week ,
belinda ridgewood 04/30/2015 104
Write On! Cheez-Its and Genre
Hello, writers. Write On! has returned now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope that will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. I mentioned last week ...
SensibleShoes 04/30/2015 108
D'var Torah: Our Duty to Aid and Respect those in Need
This week's parsha is Aharay Mot and Kedoshim, Leviticus chapters 16 to 20. During leap years, it is split into two parshas, but this year is not a leap year so the two parshas are read together. ...
Navy Vet Terp 04/30/2015 18
How The American Media Would Have Covered The Death Of Steven Biko
On 12 September 1977, Stephen Bantu Biko died in a prison cell in Pretoria. The announcement of Biko's death by the South African government the next day sparked international and national protest. ...
Dartagnan 04/30/2015 12
Tony Perkins claims churches will lose federal tax exemptions over marriage equality ruling
Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University is a deeply conservative institution catering to fundamentalist Christians. The laundry list of rules students must abide by are ...
Steven Payne 04/30/2015 77
Data diving at Pew
Apparently Pew Research Center didn't want to be left behind in the transgender race, so Sara Kehaulani Goo dug up a survey from 2013 and spelunked in the data contained therein. The online survey ...
rserven 04/30/2015 14
A Move to the Left: Street Prophets Thursday Coffee Hour
Welcome to Thursday Coffee Hour. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. As many of you know I turned to graphic art in ...
michelewln 04/30/2015 3
Self-publishing 101: How and why to copyright your book
I just received my official copyright notice so I thought I'd take a minute today to talk about copyrighting. The process itself is relatively easy but some of the questions along the way were a ...
akadjian 04/30/2015 18
Indians 201: Wodziwob's Ghost Dance
During the nineteenth century there were a number of religious movements that developed among diverse Indian tribes. One of these, called the Ghost Dance by non-Indians, arose among the Paiute in ...
Ojibwa 04/30/2015 3
NYTimes: Conservative Economics and Income Inequality Are Literally Killing Us.
Thirty-five years ago, babies born in the U.S. had an infant mortality rate equal to Germany. Today, American babies die at twice the rate of those in Germany. Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. ...
Dartagnan 04/29/2015 190
Top Comments: When the State of Mississippi banned Sesame Street
But First, A Word From Our ...
Steven Payne 04/28/2015 68
The other ones - overlooked aircraft of WWII
I struggled to come up with a decent title for this one. This is about the planes that were overshadowed by their more glamorous counterparts. Everybody loves Mustangs, Spitfires and Hellcats. I ...
Major Kong 04/28/2015 232
Nasty Wingnut Spoils Kindergarten Concert With Racist Ranting
Some nasty, malevolent wingnut took it on himself to spoil a kindergarten concert in Iowa by yelling "USA! English Only!" over and over when the concert was introduced first in English, and then by ...
Dartagnan 04/27/2015 156
Pat Robertson: Lesbian this, lesbian that, she doesn't know what kind of sex she's supposed to be
Asshole for Jesus, Pat Robertson, had some choice words for the distraught mother of a lesbian teenager: put your kid in a Christian "re-education" camp. Terry Meeuwsen : "I've been having issues ...
Steven Payne 04/27/2015 84
A Millionaire In Finland Gets a $58,000 Ticket For Doing 64 In a 50 MPH Zone
Finland doesn't mess around when it comes to income inequality. Just ask Reima Kuisla, a Finnish ...
Dartagnan 04/26/2015 263
Connect! Unite! Act! Bisbee, NYC & Glacier National Park Meet-up — Drive-in Theaters?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Steven Payne 04/26/2015 95
Is There Any Intelligent Life Out There? Maybe Not.
Last week two Senior NASA Scientists confidently predicted that we will find evidence of extraterrestrial life within a decade or ...
Dartagnan 04/25/2015 297
Top Comments: Two very different videos about the same thing
Tonight I am featuring two videos about marriage equality that made me tear up for very different reasons. The first video I watched ...
Steven Payne 04/24/2015 69
NYTimes: The Koch Brothers and the Plutocrat Primary
The New York Times ' Timothy Egan reminds us not to lose sight of the real enemy : While the political press was obsessing over what Hillary Clinton had for lunch, the real action this month in ...
Dartagnan 04/24/2015 24
Civics lesson from Mike Huckabee: Supreme Court ruling on marriage no big thing
Mike Huckabee has never had the surest grip on reality. A ...
Steven Payne 04/23/2015 95
Bobby Jindal Vows To Remain A Bigoted, Hateful Jackass, Louisiana Be Damned
Bobby Jindal, Republican Governor of Louisiana and delusional Presidential wannabee, doubles down on his hatred in an Op-Ed in today's New York Times,
Dartagnan 04/23/2015 161
Politico: "Oh Dear, Should Obama Politicize The Everglades?"
Sometimes an article is so indicative of the sorry-assed state of American journalism that you have to step outside and catch your breath. Such is the case with Michael Grunwald's latest article ...
Dartagnan 04/22/2015 18
The Unspoken American Experience: 1,500,000 Missing Black Men
Many of us knew this intuitively, but the numbers are still shocking: For every 100 black women not in jail, there are ...
Dartagnan 04/21/2015 95

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