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|Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The establishment rallies behind Murphy, who waits on Grayson
|Morning Open Thread - Who did it best? Mack the Knife
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|It’s time to seriously rethink ‘zero tolerance’ policing
|GA: Trashy is as trashy does.
It's all around!!!
|TX Pastors Worry That They Might Have To Marry Pedophiles And Persons Into Bestiality At Hearing
|Overnight News Digest: Texas Shooting Edition
|Open thread for night owls: Ask your doc if this birth control is right for you. Now ask your boss
In case you can't see the video here, try ...
|'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a fun ride and a bloated mess
In a weekend with a lot of entertainment distractions, including a boring "fight of the century," thoroughbred ...
|So What did Wildstein tell the U.S. Attorney anyways
|Top Comments: Non-Christian Christians
|Will the Internet Swing the British General election? Or has our post hacking Press just lost it?
Been absent far too long from my alma mater at Daily Kos. But since some elements are inspired by US campaigning (and my journalism was inspired by first writing here) I though I might just update y'...
|Replace the TPP with a $100 trillion world program to stop climate change
Cross-posted from Real Economics . The TPP has brought the issue of "free trade agreements" to the fore again, so I think it is time we looked honestly at what has happened to the three North ...
|The Grieving Room: my quilt is so beautiful! THANK YOU ALL
|We're losing rural hospitals across the nation
Rural communities are facing a heightened healthcare crisis as hospitals are closing at an alarming rate around the country, with the highest ...
|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 ...
|Welcoming Members to the Club No One Wants to Join: Newly Diagnosed with Cancer (plus book question)
There are worse conditions than cancer. I'll leave it up to each of you to fill in the blank with your own nominations, since what "worse" means is undoubtedly idiosyncratic. Recently, most ...
|Carly Fiorina's Campaign Slogan:
That is all.
|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!
|Monday Murder Mystery: 2015 Agatha & Edgar Award winners
On April 29th, in New York City, the Mystery Writers of America announced the 2015 Edgar Award winners. A Monday Murder Mystery (MMM) diary with all of the nominees can be ...
|The Evening Blues - 5-4-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
|You Can't Relate When You Can't Be In Their Shoes: Reflection on #BaltimoreUprising
It’s been this way since the first black man was brought upon our shores in chains centuries ago. The promise of America has always been tenuous for people of color. While Irish and Italians and ...
|You probably don't want to hear this but California is using water left from fracking to water crops
|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 ...
|Our Pipeline to Jail is so full;
we can't build Prisons fast enough! This is the first of a 4 part series. I gave a speech not to long ago that addresses many of the solutions available for solving our prison problem as we work ...
|Jeez Kossaks, don't miss this diary:
Serious scholarship presenting unpleasant truth: A-White-Son-Of-Ferguson-On-Why-St-Louis-Can-t-...
It is completely counter-intuitive to turn in to suffering. In fact, most people spend their entire lives trying to aim for pleasure and avoid suffering. The problem with that strategy is that ...
|The two sides of religious persecution
This post is aimed mainly at Americans. Religious persecution has two sides: the persecuted, and the persecutor. You are the persecuted if you are being hassled for, or prevented from, ...
|Lori Renee Fye||05/04/2015||39|
|A White Son Of Ferguson On Why St. Louis Can’t Change
|Religious Freedom for all- is it really for all?
Have you heard about the new fangled cry for "Religious Freedom"? Has it penetrated your psyche as it seems to have penetrated the right wing conservative mass? Religious freedom, that's a GOOD ...
|Chicago Tribune Editor Predicts A 9-0 SCOTUS Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality
This clearly has to be the most optimistic prediction that I have read regarding how the SCOTUS justices will come down on the marriage equality issue/cases. Chicago Tribune editor, Eric Zorn, ...
|Otters: Personal Reminisces and Great Pics
Titled: Sea Otter - Putting His Feet Up Artist: Mark Hobson In many ways I've had a charmed childhood. I grew up in a small village in Wales: Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant, and when I turned 10, my ...
|Didn't get indicted? That's good news for Chris Christie
You know the standards for a political party have fallen considerably when indictments against some of a governor's top staffers and appointees for crooked doings is ...
|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 ...
|President Obama's remarks at launch of My Brother's Keeper Alliance
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate ...
|Ohio abortion clinics cut in half following stringent abortion measures enacted by Gov. Kasich
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed ...
|Fox reports police shooting in Baltimore, then retracts: 'Nobody has been shot'
Fox News made a major oops on Monday afternoon, and not of the usual Fox News kind. This wasn't a partisan lie about Obamacare or anything like that. No, a Fox ...
|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 ...
|In Florida Senate race, DSCC endorses Murphy while Grayson says he'll decide in a month
Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy (at left) On Monday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee offered its endorsement to Rep. Patrick Murphy in Florida's open-seat ...
|Street Prophets Coffee Hour: Hard Boiled Eggs
This is an Open Thread / Coffee Hour and all topics of conversation are welcome. Today's suggested topic Hard Boiled Eggs . What is for ...
|Small Obamacare pilot program reaps 'significant' Medicare savings
The healthcare wonks putting the Affordable Care Act together back in 2009-10 had a lot of ideas about a lot of small, varied projects that could reduce healthcare spending. They tried one of them�
|Mike Huckabee Plans Presidential Announcement Tomorrow
Tomorrow, Mike Huckabee is planning to announce his second Presidential run. Cillizza notes that his strength is that ...
|Study saying EPA rules will save 3,500 lives should be nailed to door of every naysayer in Congress
Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
|We still can't believe the 'issue' that's dominating the mayor's race in Anchorage
Democratic candidate Ethan Berkowitz Tuesday's runoff in Alaska's largest city has turned an incredibly nasty affair. Over the last week, the contest has revolved around whether Democrat Ethan ...
|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!
|Nonviolence media black-out
When the media marginalized the nonviolence on the streets, it also blacked-out the expression of nonviolence as a radical call for justice and for systemic change.
|Home at last: Thank you again everyone
Hello all, Just wanted to write a short diary thanking 2Thanks and the community for your many kind words, thoughts and prayers. I was just discharged and came home about an hour ago, and I was ...
Hina Wong-Kalu is a māhū . That is the native Hawaiian term for a person who embodies both male and female spirit. In the language of Western culture a māhū would ...
|Midday open thread: Minimum wage boost hits bullseye, executions don't hit worst of the worst
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Responses to Baltimore :
|Republican voters once again consumed by fear and 'values'
He might just make the cut with primary ...
|Cartoon - Hate-Mongering Religious Fanatics...And Then Some
Wrote a blog for this one. Check it out at Claytoonz . Follow me on Twitter .
|Hellraisers Journal: John Lawson, Hero of Colorado Coalfield Strike, Sentenced to Life in Prison
It is a privilege and a duty even by sacrifice to advance our priceless cause. I am therefore ready to receive the sentence this court should declare itself without either authority, right or ...
As they say on the island. Chilling on a Monday.
|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 ...
|Bipartisan group of House members plot to strengthen NSA reforms
Congress has a little under a month to reauthorize expiring provisions of the ...
|The Three Black Cops Who Killed Freddie Gray are Slave Drivers in the Age of Obama
The officers who killed Freddie Gray have finally been formally charged with murder and manslaughter. Three of the six officers are African-American. ...
|Iran nuclear review act: Is it lose-lose for Republicans?
Whoops. Even though the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act most likely will pass the Senate by a large majority, the superhawks, pushed by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and president-wannabe Marco Rubio (R-
|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 ...
|The conservative answer on Baltimore: Blame the teachers
Kimberley Strassel What's responsible for Baltimore's problems? Republicans need answers other than "massive economic inequality, racism, and police violence," and when Republicans need answers but ...
|History 101: The King Midget Automobile
One of the interesting and unique approaches to automobile design and marketing was the King Midget. During World War II, two civil air patrol pilots—Claud Dry and Dale Orcut—met and began to ...
|Police at Station with #FreddieGray's Limp Body: "We gave him a run for his money"
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