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|Wisconsin Would Save More than Any Other State by Expanding Medicaid
National Analysis Illustrates Budget Benefit of Expanding BadgerCare From a budget perspective, no other state has nearly as much to gain as Wisconsin from expanding Medicaid coverage for low-income ...
|WI Budget Project||05/06/2015||6|
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/5/2015: Animals In War Memorial
Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically. ~ Rabindranath ...
|Mother Nature Please Lay Off ! I'm Gonna Die if You Don't !
Welcome to the south. We have officially started summer here. Yesterday and today we had temps up in the mid 80's and they are calling for 90's before the week is out. Kind of sucks to be ...
|On "identity politics" and income inequality
|Texas State Senate passes bill to prevent local fracking bans
What about this gas tank's rights???? Because it wouldn't be the Lone Star State if there weren't oil and natural gas dripping from the ...
|DEA agents left student in cell for 5 days without food or water, barely punished
Daniel Chong left for 5 days, handcuffed, without food or water or toilet—in a holding cell The LA Times is reporting on Daniel Chong, a 23-year-old UC San Diego engineering student who was ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday Chile
(Some) white folks haven't changed in over 40 years.* (Image courtesy of The Center of the Study of Political Graphics. Cartoonist is possibly Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black ...
|New Pennsylvania pipeline a potential death knell to trout
Over the last decade, Pennsylvania has emerged as a powerhouse when it comes to drilling and pumping and making money off of natural gas— ...
|A Kossack Needs a Little Help
There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena . So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due ...
|Texas high school that doesn't teach sex ed surprised by chlamydia outbreak
Gee, who would have guessed ? A Texas high school is in the middle of a chlamydia outbreak, officials say. But according to the school district's student handbook, it does not offer ...
|A Body Camera Won't Bring a Dead Boy to Life Nor Revoke a License to Kill.
Police pull up suddenly on some young black men. One of them runs. A cops gives chase. "Shots fired." One more dead. "I feared for my life." This is a script that is running on loopback in cities ...
|GEO Corp Holds Annual Shareholders' Meeting; Dream Defenders Show Up
On Wednesday, the 29th of April, GEO Corporation held its annual shareholders' meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. A little back story: GEO Corporation, if you don't know, is the largest prison for ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/4/15
Welcome to Kitchen Table Kibitzing! Tonight is Open Thread Night. Please make yourself at home and enjoy the company of our community!
|Kansas Democratic Party Names New Executive Director
The Kansas Democratic Party has completed their search for the next executive director of the party, and the answer came from within. Kerry Gooch, formerly political director for the Kansas ...
|Satanists in Missouri argue that abortion 'waiting periods' violate their religious beliefs
The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings It's hard to figuratively pick up the newspaper these without seeing something concerning ...
|Ohio abortion clinics cut in half following stringent abortion measures enacted by Gov. Kasich
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed ...
|This Should Be Interesting
I have Reid home from the hospital. The foot doesn't look as bad as I feared it would. He doesn't appear to be in pain and is glad to be home. Because of the long narrow shape of his foot I don't ...
|John Oliver explains the fundamental problems with standardized testing
Full disclosure: I hate everything about standardized testing. John Oliver took on standardized testing last night. John Oliver: Standardized tests—the fastest way to terrify any child with ...
|Boehner: 'Ask any employer' about Obamacare, so hey, ask me!
Obamacare is such a failure, it can't even kill the jobs Republicans said it would!
|Pro-lifers? I think not
My first of hopefully many diaries. Please be kind.. I will no longer dignify those that want to call themselves pro-lifers and will, instead, call them what they are...anti-abortionists. After ...
|Mitt Romney denies the reality of mass incarceration
Wow, Mitt Romney. Just wow. At a time when even many Republicans are pretending to care about ...
|Over half of California's national forest permits related to water are expired
Water schmater, who needs it?
|10 Year Old Rape Victim denied abortion
In Paraguay, a 10 year old girl was being raped by her step-father. Her mother reported the abuse to authorities but was ignored. The child's stomach began to swell and the mother, thinking ...
|Bobby Jindal won't reduce Duck Dynasty tax breaks
I like to take but not to give, it's the Christian in me. Louisiana's shining star Governor Bobby Jindal has a problem. His policies and sagging oil prices have sunk his state.
|One cop makes up 93% of town's revenue with tickets
Officer Viner works a speed trap. Campo, Colorado's single police officer Brad Viner works a speed ...
|Police at Station with #FreddieGray's Limp Body: "We gave him a run for his money"
Now that charges have been filed in the Police Murder of Freddie Gray we've begun to hear the excuses and counter claims that the Prosecutor " Overcharged ", was "Politically Motivated" in ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/04/2015||223|
|UPDATE X 2: URGENT! Fellow Kossack Needs a Little More Help
Please keep tipping and recommending so as many people as possible will see this diary! We only have a day to accomplish our goal. THANK YOU! Due to a situation far beyond our control, the Derby ...
|Most Awesome Nana||05/04/2015||119|
|Governmental restrictions on abortions violate a woman’s religious freedom.
Progressives have been on the defensive when talking about a women’s right to make choices about continuing pregnancies and family planning. In addition, social conservatives have been successful ...
|You are amazingly helpful people, and I thank you with all my heart
To my kind and caring friends here on the GOS: I'm still recuperating from a painful bout of pleurisy (an inflammation of the lining of the lung, a common complication of the more severe forms of ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: May 3
Trees We are blessed with a property which has many trees. The house has a row of Cyprus trees along one side which were planted about 100 years ago as a windbreak. Their lifespan is ...
|Silence Won't Stop An Epidemic
MAYDAY! Take A Bite Out of Lyme and Thunderclap for ME/CFS/ME are some of the campaigns occurring in May for NEID awareness. Also new, a major lupus study seeks participants.
|Prickly Pears and Bluebonnets - Central Texas||johnatx||05/03/2015||18|
|Fighting Lyme & Co-infections (13): A Letter to My Former Self
[Note: A group asked me to write an article especially for Lyme Disease Awareness month, but I have not seen it, so I am putting this out (first or not) on my own blog. It's slightly re-edited from ...
|TX Republican Lawmaker Wants Women To Carry Nonviable Fetuses To Full Term
Last week in Texas, a Republican lawmaker proposed an amendment so outrageous, that even some of his own GOP colleagues were repulsed. ...
|4 ShelterBoxes and 525 towards 5th and Matching funds still not exhausted!
There are still matching funds available!!!!! Donate here! https://35409.thankyou4caring.org/pages/donation-page----nepal-earthquake Can print the donation form here https://35409.thankyou4caring....
|The C.T. Freaks Win: TX GOV Panders to Paranoia
Out of the clear blue sky Greg Abbott, the recently elected Governor of the once great state of Texas, decided to outdo his usually over-the-top tea party rhetoric the other day. I mean, is this ...
|Top Comments: Non-Story Story of the Week Edition||Chrislove||05/01/2015||44|
|California's low wage workers are making less than they did in 1979
UC Berkeley released their study of low ...
|Texas has dramatic decrease in uninsured—still the worst insured state
Turns out "The Texas Way" means "with an illness" Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy have released a study on Texas ...
|How does South Gate, California seize more money than cities 10 times its size?
That's against the law, officer. Civil forfeiture laws have been covered here before. John ...
|Tennessee schools served 6-year-old meat to students
Really? Yup, plural on schools. From Tennessee's ABC affiliate wbay.com Michael Herrell is a concerned parent ...
|Tennessee swingers club may be becoming a church
If you can't beat em, join em? When the owners of the The Social Club bought a property across from Goodpasture Christian School, they began a controversy. ...
|Americas declared first in the world to eliminate rubella
Vaccines are amazing According to ...
|SEC has proposed rule to force CEOs to disclose pay vs. performance—guess who opposes new rule
Can they help to fix Wall Street? New rules proposed today by commissioners in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The draft ...
|Orlando PD begins investigation into brutality of handcuffed victim—and it is getting messy
Mr. Liese is kneed by Officer Delio, rupturing his spleen The Orlando Police Department, like many other police departments, must now investigate one of their own because ...
|Los Angeles settles civil rights case with DOJ and victims—agree to 'bias-free policing'
Things are broken and need fixing. Systematic fixing. Los Angeles County's Board of Supervisors voted to reach a settlement with the Department of Justice over their findings that the sheriff's ...
|Freddie Gray only the latest victim of Baltimore's 'rough rides' in police vans
Victim of a "rough ride"? The Baltimore Sun has a pretty illuminating piece on the Baltimore Police Department's criminal technique of "rough rides" in police vans. It turns out that Baltimore ...
|AT&T just confirmed they fired president for racist texts
Aaron Slator is now the former president of AT&T's content and advertising sales for the U-verse TV services wing of AT&T. What cost him his job managing billions of dollars? Probably the recently $
|Good Morning Texas! News and Political Information That No Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that Blue Bell can get its act together before it's too late as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff cheered on the latest effort by the federal ...
|School is trying out no-seat desks—standing room only
Standing room only A Marin County elementary school has decided to ditch the traditional desks with chairs for a more modern standing-desk ...
|83-year-old AOL/AT&T customer has a $24,000 phone bill, has to go to news to get it fixed
The Los Angeles Times reports the surprise that 83-year-old California resident Ron Doriff had when he started receiving strangely priced bills from his internet provider. Dorff told me he was ...
|Wyoming is losing the ACLU and that really says something
Wyoming has just become the only state in the union without a chapter of the ACLU. Linda Burt, the now ex-executive director of the ...
|Confidence Pastor Creflo Dollar attacks critics of his $65 mil private jet fundraiser
Try selling some of those expensive suits maybe? Pastor Creflo Dollar is the the head of Prosperity Church that follows ...
|Carroll County, Georgia high schools will begin random drug testing of students
It works for the military in Guantanamo Bay! Carroll County, Georgia has decided to randomly drug test its student body. “It was done ...
|Stephen Hawking explains why humanity must go live in space or perish
Preeminent scientist Stephen Hawking is doing holographic talks around the world, via his Cambridge office. At one such talk projected at the Sydney Opera House,
|Electric car batteries just passed the affordable cost rubicon
You've come a long way, baby. Electric car sales have been steadily increasing over the years, and more recently they have jumped: ...
|LGBT Literature: We Are Everywhere (and a call for writers)
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
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- Good for Elizabeth Warren. In a respectful but "I'm not backing down manner," she's firing back at the president's nonsense about TPP. And in her own words on her blog.455 comments 352 Recs
- Zillionaire Republican senator: Students taking longer to graduate because 'college is a lot of fun'Ron Johnson (in stupid hat) having "a lot of fun" at a tailgate Freshman Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is one of the most vulnerable Republicans seeking re-election next year. He's also one of the ...94 comments 57 Recs
- Contract workers in federal buildings once again walked out and rallied with supporters on Wednesday as they continue pressing the federal government to raise employment standards. Workers ...57 comments 219 Recs
- Marissa Holcomb describing the robbery and her firing from Popeye's Marissa Holcomb was hard at work at a Popeye's in Texas. She was in the midst of one of the busiest shifts of the week when a ...335 comments 312 Recs
- For a little while now, First Nations' types across the US, from the Arctic to our southernmost part, have seen an uptick in deaths from cancers. It seems to coincide with the increased reliance ...157 comments 70 Recs
- I have to admit that, prior to the shooting of Eric Courtney Harris, I had never heard of the psychological theory of capture, or capture error, or slip-and-capture error, as I have found it ...35 comments 12 Recs
- This is an excellent video by Marina Watanabe. As an American Indian of mixed blood (my Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood says I'm 3/8s, but my reality is a bit more complex than that), I ...293 comments 322 Recs
- Talk about an invasion of privacy. Many pharmacies have taken a giant step into thew world of practicing medicine. They didn't do this all on their own. The DEA has pressured them into it. This ...155 comments 111 Recs
- [Edit: I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read this piece and especially to those who have shared their opinions. I forgot to mention, like I usually do, that I live in Finland. I am ...750 comments 203 Recs
- Dominique Kenebrew's LinkedIn avatar Dominique Kenebrew alleges he was celebrating his purchase of a new home when sheriff's deputies came by, tried to enter his new home without explaining why, ...254 comments 505 Recs
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