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Bernie Is Running For Us-On Our Dime, On Our Steam
Bernie Sanders is a rare, principled politician. Clear on what needs to be done to fix America. Seriously committed to doing that. A smart realist who knows what he is up against, and who has told ...
psychomax 05/04/2015 7
Condorcet Presidential Poll
There is a condorcet presidential poll here Condorcet Polls let you rank candidates and look for a candidate who can beat all other candidates in a two way race. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren ...
Randall Burns 05/04/2015 2
Logistics of a New Resistance Movement
Or, Where's the App for Revolution ?
CrashnBurn 05/04/2015 8
David Bly on the "Big Picture" of Minnesota Ag and Outdoors
Minnesota State Representative David Bly , D-20B (Northfield), is a longtime champion of sensible agricultural practices that benefit everyone and everything. Chief among them: the preservation of ...
Phoenix Woman 05/04/2015 4
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 ...
NBBooks 05/04/2015 36
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 ...
nailkeg 05/04/2015 5
Building Bridges Radio: Baltimore: Problems And Conditions Precipitating Police Brutality
http://buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com/2015/05/baltimore-problems-and-conditions.html Baltimore: Problems And Conditions Precipitating Police Brutality In The Community! with Stephan Janis, ...
buildingbridgesradio 05/04/2015 1
Coming false GOP meme: Obama lost Syria
The American news media is waking up to the fact that the tide of war has turned against President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. The instrument of this change has been the Nusra Front -- al Qaeda'...
gjohnsit 05/04/2015 28
Why Intellectual Integrity Is In Such Short Supply
Paul Krugman recently wrote: "No, what you should really look for, in a world that keeps throwing nasty surprises at us, is intellectual integrity: the willingness to face facts even if they’re ...
isaly 05/04/2015 1
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.
alyceejl 05/04/2015 3
The Slow Burn of Living Well
Hello world! Although this is my first Daily Kos diary, I'm willing to bet at least a few people on this site have read my name before, even if you don't recognize it. My name, by the way, is ...
TMatherne 05/04/2015 6
Jim Rickards' "The Big Drop"
If any Kossacks wish to gain a powerful insight into national and global economics, this book would be a good place to start. I highly recommend it, with one proviso. . .
T C Gibian 05/04/2015 1
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.
Walter Einenkel 05/04/2015 3
MI Progressives: Please Vote Yes on Prop 1 Tomorrow
This diary is pretty straightforward: I'm asking DKos Michiganians to make their way to the polls tomorrow and vote yes in our special election to alter various tax rates in Michigan and increase ...
Inflection 05/04/2015 11
Economics, like politics: 31 flavors of permanent unreality
Summary: Yesterday we read the "OPOL report," which argued we have a "bullshit political system." Today, with reference to a piece by Raul Ilargi Meijer in today's Naked Capitalism , I'm going to ...
Cassiodorus 05/04/2015 11
Missouri Republicans Prepare Veto Override to Cut TANF/SNAP
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon last week sent Senate Bill 24, "Strengthening Missouri Families Act", back into the hands of the Missouri legislature with a veto. The legislation, which was designed ...
Chris Reeves 05/04/2015 8
Once again, Krugman goes after Brooks
He doesn't mention David Brooks, of course, but [Paul Krugman clearly is directing his column today http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/opinion/paul-krugman-race-class-and-neglect.html?hp&action=click&...
Bethesda 1971 05/04/2015 24
A Proposal to Tie Corporate Tax Deductions to Number of American Jobs
I think that, for many reasons that can be elaborated upon elsewhere, the country, meaning us The People, has a vested interest in making sure American companies create jobs here in the US, rather ...
pierre9045 05/04/2015 37
TPP: The Fascism Issue
If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will, if implemented, and as I've argued elsewhere, result in the death of national and state sovereignty, constitutional separation of powers, and ...
Letsgetitdone 05/04/2015 15
We can wipe out poverty and most social misery in this country in 5 years
I wrote a diary the other day that wandered all over the place and never really made a point. I'm going to try to flesh this out a bit better here. We have an economic system in this country made ...
GeneralB 05/04/2015 26
Race, Class and Neglect
is the title of this column by Paul Krugman in today's New York Times . It starts with the notion that we still have a problem with race, as exemplified by what happened with Freddie Gray and the ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 5
Blaming Baltimore's Problems on a Black Mayor
A friend of mine, a right winger, shared this on his Facebook page: https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/988532_1068867629840032_7510003262141576665_n.jpg?oh=...
BhaiDin 05/03/2015 6
Taxing Exertions
I like almost everything about the fitness center at University. I like the stylish two-story building: something like an Art Moderne airplane hangar. I like the stupendous view of the bay from the ...
Robert Dobbs 05/03/2015 5
Ayn Randed Part 4: Substance Abuse
During the short space in my early 20s when I took Ayn Rand's philosophy seriously, it occurred to me more than once that perhaps I found it appealing because I could understand it. Kant? No, I can't,
DaveElder 05/03/2015 44
1st quarter GDP, March income and outlays, et al
this week we'll review the advance report on 1st quarter GDP , which was released on Wednesday, and the March report on Personal Income and Spending , which was released on Thursday...
rjsigmund 05/03/2015 3
GOP Legislator and Detroit News take a trip to the Memory Hole
Silly GOPcritter. Don't you know the Internet plugged up the memory hole ages ago? Below the cut (where I've posted some screen grabs) are two versions of an anti-Obamacare rant by one of our ...
Inflection 05/03/2015 7
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 69
The Republican Food Police Strike Again
I thought Republicans hated "big government" that sticks its nose into your private affairs? Ah, when it comes to the poors they're perfectly willing to throw all that out the window, because they ...
Th0rn 05/03/2015 39
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 16
That 2012 Bernie Sanders Speech That Could Help Him Win In 2016
"You know, I, for the love of me, I cannot understand why people who have billions of dollars are compulsively driven for more and how many people have got to die because they don't go to a doctor,
Leslie Salzillo 05/03/2015 36
US Auto Industry Digs Itself Back Into the Same Hole
Talk about a flat learning curve - the US auto industry was bailed out back in 2009 as part of the TARP stimulus package for the banking and auto industry, but they're right back to the same ...
campskunk2 05/03/2015 234
UPDATED: Asst Wayne Cty prosecutor re: Baltimore protesters: "Shoot em. Period. End of discussion."
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . Shoot 'em? Teana Walsh, an assistant Wayne County, Michigan prosecutor posted this on her Facebook page after watching images of protesters and rioters in ...
Eclectablog 05/01/2015 149
Why Syria needs an earthquake
The earthquake that struck Nepal killed around 6,000 people and displaced nearly half a million. It was a horrible humanitarian crisis that justifiably got the world's attention. If only ...
gjohnsit 05/01/2015 29
A short note on Baltimore and that sort of thing
Property is theft. -- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. -- Frederick Douglass So what white America told black America was: "Two ...
Cassiodorus 04/30/2015 5
House GOP foriegn policy backlash
Three days ago the House Armed Services Committee inserted a controversial provision into an Iraqi aid bill. Republican war-policy writers are demanding that the United States recognize Kurdish ...
gjohnsit 04/30/2015 3
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: DIA for Rivera/Kahlo; Aura Rosser Demo; Activate313
A bit of a catch-all diary tonight. First, the DIA excursion for the Rivera/Kahlo exhibit; second, a demonstration about Aura Rosser and fundraiser for her family; third, an online calendar for ...
peregrine kate 04/29/2015 9
Father of black Detroit youth shot by ICE agent: "They brought my son downstairs and executed him"
Originally posted at Eclectablog . On Monday of this week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer Mitchell Quinn shot and killed 20-year old Detroiter Terrance Kellom. The killing took ...
Eclectablog 04/29/2015 42
Baltimore: Baseball with no fans
They should just cancel this series and make it up later!! Playing in front of a empty house makes no sense!! - Frank Thomas, HOF For the first time in Major League Baseball history, fans were ...
gjohnsit 04/29/2015 27
Michigan AG Schuette's hired gun paid $50K to tell SCOTUS gay marriage creates unwed mothers
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . There is a great deal of speculation on how the Supreme Court will decide the case of Obergefell v. Hodges , the case that will likely decide once and for ...
Eclectablog 04/29/2015 6
Coop Goes to Europe Part 1 - Parting Company
Previously that summer of 1973 I had made a note in my journal… I missed the 1968 generation. I came too late. That’s when we were still all together moving in the right direction. Now the ...
leftyparent 04/29/2015 3
I heard gunfire while lying in my safe suburban bed
The Grande Ballroom in Detroit wasn't destroyed in the 1967 riots, but images like this one of the city came to be because of that terrible week in July 1967. (Image used under Creative Commons ...
elsaf 04/28/2015 68
Al-Qaeda now stronger than ever thanks to our allies
Remember al-Qaeda? With all the hype about ISIS it's easy to forget that it was al-Qaeda that attacked us, while Daesh never did. If you've forgotten that, you wouldn't be alone. It seems that ...
gjohnsit 04/27/2015 34
BFSkinner bled again. Back in hospital, awaiting surgery.
Sigh. Our friend BFSkinner returned to the emergency room on Friday due to intestinal blood loss and extreme weakness. He remains hospitalized at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, ...
2thanks 04/27/2015 57
Negative interest rates blowback
The insanity of negative interest rates is one of the most under-reported, under-appreciated developments in recent days. For instance, consider this . JPMorgan Chase recently sent a letter to ...
gjohnsit 04/27/2015 133
Color me shocked: Michigan GOP State Senator spewing nonsense re. Obamacare
I live in Michigan, but I've never heard of Patrick Colbeck. All I know about him is that he wrote an Op-Ed piece for the Detroit News on Friday which has more factual holes than the swiss cheese I ...
Brainwrap 04/27/2015 16
The most popular candidate in the swing states is...marijuana
Hillary leads all Republican candidates in the important swing states of Ohio, Nevada, Florida, and Pennsylvania. However, there will be one candidate on the ballot in those states that is far more ...
gjohnsit 04/25/2015 121
Overcoming the Culture of Fears
Franklin D. Roosevelt at his first inaugural address encouraged Americans to stand up to that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into ...
gjohnsit 04/25/2015 20
Behold! The Flash Crash Mastermind
On May 6, 2010, at 2:45pm the stock market plunged almost 1,000 points in a matter of seconds. It became known as the Flash Crash , and it spooked a lot of retail investors. Well, fear no more!
gjohnsit 04/24/2015 39
The TPP and climate change: two issues at once!
OK, so first the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Nobody is allowed to see it, but it's going to pass. The White House is working with Republicans on this one . One of the things TPP will ...
Cassiodorus 04/24/2015 22
Half of all Frackers will be dead this year
The Democrats in the House celebrated Earth Day by proposing a ban fracking on federal land . Texas Republicans celebrated the day by passing a bill to deny communities the ability to restrict ...
gjohnsit 04/23/2015 10
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Detroit, the Good and the Ugly; DIA Meet-up
Hey hey! For once, I actually have *photos* to post from a demo I attended! I hope you're as impressed as I am. ;) Simple and to the point ...
peregrine kate 04/22/2015 25
Overcoming the Culture of Fear
Franklin D. Roosevelt at his first inaugural address encouraged Americans to stand up to that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into ...
gjohnsit 04/22/2015 21
"Toppling the 1%" and the Need for a Leftist
From the Huffington Post's Zach Carter: Hillary Clinton Calls For 'Toppling' The 1 Percent Hillary Clinton believes that strengthening the middle class and alleviating income inequality will ...
Cassiodorus 04/22/2015 22
Detroit police officer who shot 7-year-old girl in botched raid returns to duty
In 2010, Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley participated in a "no knock" raid on the home 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones shared with her grandmother. Police said they were looking for a ...
Jen Hayden 04/21/2015 16
DERP ALERT: Michigan bigots now trying to out-bigot each other
Originally posted at Eclectablog . After the owner of Indiana pizzeria Memories publicly declared she wouldn't make her pies for same-sex weddings, she raked in well over $800,000 from a GoFundMe....
Eclectablog 04/21/2015 61

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