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Mad Men 7.12 - 'Lost Horizon'
Caution: McCann Erickson May Be Hazardous To Your Hard-Fought Advances Against The Patriarchy. (Courtesy: AMCtv) /Mad Men/ begins with an image of a man falling from a skyscraper; this week, it's ...
Adam B 05/04/2015 2
Mike Huckabee Plans Presidential Announcement Tomorrow
Tomorrow, Mike Huckabee is planning to announce his second Presidential run. Cillizza notes that his strength is that ...
Eternal Hope 05/04/2015 4
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 19
Scientists abandon California snowpack measurement, because–why bother?
Nothing to see here! Two years ago, scientists at UCLA predicted there would ...
Jen Hayden 05/04/2015 5
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 :
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 25
Scott Walker celebrates Star Wars Day by being creepy on the internet
I have seen many attempts at political self-promotion over the years, but this may be the first time a presidential candidate's ...
Hunter 05/04/2015 89
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-
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 36
Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Metaphor Mondays"
It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show. This is the day when we call things what they are. No Similes allowed. Nope. Not today. New York state police handcuff and shackle a "combative" five year ...
justiceputnam 05/04/2015 1
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Why Baltimore's past matters; Is ISIS really on the run?
Molly Redden at Mother Jones writes Want an Abortion This Year? Get Ready to Wait : For women seeking an abortion, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the long wait. Since the beginning of the year,
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 76
To My Daughter, On Her Thirtieth
The truth is always at the end of a shadow, a silhouette silent behind a door half open. It waits in precious patience.
boatsie 05/04/2015 3
The Justice Dept on Netroots Radio Presents: "The Bewilderment Will Diminish Like An Echo"
Follow @...
justiceputnam 05/03/2015 1
Open thread for night owls. Do progressives need to make better emotional ties when organizing?
Excerpted by Alternet from Michael Bader'...
Meteor Blades 05/03/2015 93
Sanders tells Stephanopoulos: America needs a 'Political Revolution' for Working Families
Thank you ABC News and and George Stephanopoulos for giving a Progressive Candidate a forum, on your national "Political Viewpoints" show. More please . Sen. Bernie Sanders Says America Needs '...
jamess 05/03/2015 190
Chuck Todd gives "his take" on Sanders' Candidacy
Instead of interviewing the Vermont Senator on his Sunday "Politics" show, instead of asking his Pundit Panel what they thought of the Sanders' Candidacy, Chuck Todd took it upon himself to single-...
jamess 05/03/2015 195
Now This Proposal Is What A Crude Oil "Export Pipeline" IS - TransCanada's Upland Pipeline Project
National environmental organizations and Democrats [often motivated by Tom Steyer campaign contributions] have created a mythology about the Keystone XL Pipeline claiming this to be an "export ...
LakeSuperior 05/03/2015 29
Glacier National Park: Red Rock Falls (Photo Diary) and Meet Up Stuff
Last Tuesday (April 28), we drove up to Avalanche and then walked up the road to Red Rock Falls. The photos are below the Orange Snow Bank:
Ojibwa 05/03/2015 5
House Republicans launch direct attack on Earth Sciences slashing $300 to $500 million from NASA
Republican shills for Big Carbon are launching a direct assault on NASA funding designed to gut any future enhancements to the Earth Sciences capabilities to monitor changing conditions on our ...
Lefty Coaster 05/02/2015 32
Sanders wants to Help Workers -- in a way that might Surprise you
Besides standing up against Trade Deals that end up exporting American Jobs; Besides calling for more equitable Tax rates on the Wealthy, that will reduce the dangerous and growing gaps in Income ...
jamess 05/02/2015 156
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 at progressive state blogs: Lynch and the power of black women, SD polygamists seek water
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a ...
Meteor Blades 05/02/2015 10
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
Spotlight on green news & views: Super El Niño forms, oil & gas drilling damage, wind power soars
Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, one of the strongest storms ever in the region.
Meteor Blades 05/02/2015 12
We Are People for Bernie
Right after Bernie Sanders announced his intention to run, grassroots supporters from the occupy, labor, environmental and socialist movements published an open letter endorsing his candidacy . ...
clenchner 05/02/2015 48
That Leader They Kept Asking Occupy About...
Tipping points are funny things. People don't always see them. Sometimes people don't even realize that they happened a long time ago. The conventional story is that Occupy Wall Street was a ...
pseudonym76 05/02/2015 13
Open thread for night owls: FAIR takes on economist pundit who disappeared economist critics of TPP
At Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Jim Naureckaswrites NYT Lets Economic Pundit Disappear TPP’s Economist Critics : The New York Times (4/24/15) handed its readers an exploding cigar this ...
Meteor Blades 05/01/2015 45
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
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
Donations for Bernie roll-in at Presidential levels
The average donation was $43.54. put another way: $1.5 million in 24 hours! Windfall at Bernie's : Sanders raises $1.5 million in 24 hours by Dan Merica, CNN, cnn.com -- May 1, 2015 [...] "...
jamess 05/01/2015 24
Clinton Leads All Republicans in Iowa
PPP's new poll of Iowa finds Hillary Clinton in a good position following her first visit to the state as a 2016 candidate. Clinton's leads over the GOP contenders range from 2 to 7 points. The ...
Scan 05/01/2015 27
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
Christie Tweets his Innocence
Talk about turning some damning news into a ray of sunshine. Several of them, if you count the number of frenetic Tweets. First the crux of the "bad news" for Chris Christie announced today ... ...
jamess 05/01/2015 90
DOT issues oil-train rules. Industry objects. Other critics say rules too weak and deadline too slow
Oil train derailment Feb. 15 near Mount Carbon, West Virginia. The Obama ...
Meteor Blades 05/01/2015 32
Midday open thread: Tesla home battery unveiled, 1 in 6 species at risk, where's Aaron Schock?
On Saturday at 8 AM PT, the tech team will be moving Daily Kos from its current web host to Amazon's Web Services. We'll be taking the site down for an estimated one to three hours while we move our ...
Meteor Blades 05/01/2015 48
This is what Denial of Due Process looks like: The Baltimore Detainees
One class of citizens gets swept up and crammed into "holding cells" -- denied the basic America Right of knowing why they're being held. (the other class, is doing the "sweeping" ...) They are ...
jamess 05/01/2015 10
Fire in Chernobyl Contaminated Zone
RT RT and The Ecologist report that a huge forest fire near the abandoned contaminated zone around the Chernobyl disaster site in northern Ukraine is releasing plutonium as well as cesium and ...
Joieau 05/01/2015 14
Which 10 Democrats Just Voted for the GOP's Dirty Energy and Water Bill?
Continuing with the appropriations process, the House today voted on the appropriations bill for the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy, and nuclear weapons programs. Here is what the ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/01/2015 11
Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Angle of Repose Friday"
It's "Angle of Repose Friday" on The After Show You know, the angle in which a granular substance stays in place on a slope. Makes sense to us. The man who filmed one of the two videos of Freddie ...
justiceputnam 05/01/2015 1
Open thread for night owls: A condensed look at what Bernie Sanders thinks on some issues
What Bernie Sanders thinks , as compiled by Andrew Prokip at Vox. I've included paragraphs on five subjects, with only subheads for the rest: Move to a single-payer health care system The ...
Meteor Blades 04/30/2015 152
Hillary's OK with the Bernie Competition
As she tweeted today, Hillary Clinton welcomed Bernie Sanders to the Democratic race for President in 2016. In an unexpected sign of respect Clinton even echoed those Issues, that she actually ...
jamess 04/30/2015 68
Wind energy association's first-quarter report offers reasons for optimism
The American Wind Energy Association has released its report for the first quarter of 2015, and it's quite encouraging. Indeed, for those of ...
Meteor Blades 04/30/2015 59
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Speech Before Congress: TPP or No TPP?
Shinzo Abe is the Prime Minister of Japan. He's affiliated with the center-right Liberal Democratic Party which holds 291 out of the 475 seats in Japan's House of Representatives. Yesterday, he gave ...
Mark Lippman 04/30/2015 21
James Risen: American Psychological Association Secretly Bolstered Bush's Torture Program
James Risen reports today that the American Psychological Association secretly bolstered the Bush Administration's torture program at a time when it was in serious trouble. This secret involvement ...
Eternal Hope 04/30/2015 6
Midday open thread: Who asked leniency for Petraeus? Initial claims for jobless comp at 15-year low
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Doonesbury's Charlie Hebdo problem :
Meteor Blades 04/30/2015 33
Congressional Scouting Report Reveals Who's Hitting Homeruns, Striking Out for Clean Air
Spring time means baseball season for so many - a nice evening out at the ballpark with a hot dog, peanuts, and a cold beverage. We all love a homerun, except when it's against our team, of course.
Mary Anne Hitt 04/30/2015 3
Chances of ending federal executions diminished with Eric Holder's departure
Eric Holder was conducting a review of the death penalty, but it ...
Meteor Blades 04/30/2015 35
Who's the more 'serious' presidential candidate: Rand Paul or Bernie Sanders?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (R-VT)
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 119
Marco Rubio sought 'leniency' for Corinthian Colleges last year
For more than a decade, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. has been the target of lawsuits and state and federal investigations for its deceptive marketing, falsification of employment placement rates and ...
Meteor Blades 04/30/2015 38
Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Thank God It's Giovedì"
If it's Thursday on The After Show with Wink & Justice; then Thank God It's Giovedì (that's what we call it)! A whistleblower who exposed a Big Bank's fraud and larceny is about to lose his home ...
justiceputnam 04/30/2015 1
Waiting for Good Dough: Wisconsin Budget Process Put on Hold
Wisconsin Budget Committee Waits for New Revenue Estimates, Despite Other Options The Wisconsin budget process came to a halt this week, and the surprising hiatus in Joint Finance Committee ...
WI Budget Project 04/30/2015 2
Open thread for night owls: Martin Luther King Jr. quotes the traditional media won't cite
M.L. King arrested in 1958 in Montgomery, Alabama, for "loitering" outside a courtroom where there was a hearing for his friend Ralph Abernathy, founder of the Southern Christian Leadership ...
Meteor Blades 04/29/2015 37
WaPo Story Alleging Freddie Gray Tried to Injure Self Fails to Prove Case
A Washington Post story alleging that Freddie Gray tried to injure himself based on the testimony of another prisoner leaves a lot of room for skepticism. The story is based on the testimony of an ...
Eternal Hope 04/29/2015 22
A simple way to show solidarity with Nepal during reconstruction
My adult daughters, in a strange turnaround, keep demanding to know my exact whereabouts these days, since the earthquake here in Nepal. I am fine and I was nowhere near the epicenter. My teaching ...
guavaboy 04/29/2015 18
Wisconsin Governor Walker Failures Not Evidence of a “Style” Problem
(Wisconsinites see much deeper deficits. The Press has a duty to broadcast these to the nation.) A recent puff-piece suggested Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the white-bread Republican ...
Heywaitaminute 04/29/2015 2
Red State Welfare . . . and Rick Perry . . . "Texas Should Secede From The Union"
In a discussion held during Perry's bid for the 2012 Republican nomination he openly mentioned that Texas had, during his administration, readied legislation calling for Texas to secede from the ...
Jerry Anderson 04/29/2015 21
Republican 2016 candidates struggle to strike the right note on Baltimore and Freddie Gray
Jeb Bush While Hillary Clinton has not just given a sound bite ...
Laura Clawson 04/29/2015 48
Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa!"
It's "Wednesday's Child is Full of Whoa! Wednesdays" on The After Show. We were going to call it "Germanic Mercury" but you know what they say, if you have to explain a joke, yada yada ya. Ron ...
justiceputnam 04/29/2015 1
Appetite For Blather: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
You have no one but you to blame if you cannot hear the sky. When the air is jelled and cloying, the phone book will not open. Soil packs too hard for fingernails, too soft for pails and shovels. ...
ruleoflaw 04/28/2015 14
Hey Martha Raddatz, (SKW) Scott Walker has the answer!!Would you ask??
Undeclared Presidential Candidate Scott Walker has claimed a "Partisan Witch Hunt" in relation to the past and present John Doe Investigations. SKW has spent Hundreds of Thousands of $$ in his ...
bearsguy 04/28/2015 1
Republican candidates rush to explain how exactly they are each Not Hillary
Marco Rubio: Fresh face, maybe. Stale positions, definitely. It'...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 44
Transit and Tomatoes Today April 28 in SC
Charleston, SC- Transit in the Lowcountry needs your support today. While we’ve been working to plan a better system for the future long standing problems and exposure to the dysfunctions of our ...
wjhamilton29464 04/28/2015 6
The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays"
"Red Sky at Morning Tuesdays" on The After Show means only one thing, it's Tuesday. You've been warned. The Oath Keepers intimidate Oregon residents who publicly insisted the armed gathering ...
justiceputnam 04/28/2015 2
WIGOP Legislator Dangerously Close to Doing Something Good
First-term Assembly Rep. Romaine Quinn (R-Rice lake) took his first substantive policy stand in Madison last week, and --at least on the surface-- it seems not terrible . Quinn wants to spare the ...
lufthase 04/28/2015 19
Baltimore. Tweetpics from the Streets.
It's hard to know exactly what's going on. From the storyline the tweets tell, after Freddy Gray's funeral this morning things heated up considerably. Various police transports have been set on ...
jpmassar 04/27/2015 151
First U.S. Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground
Deepwater Wind employees assemble pieces of the Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island. Today, the U.S. took another big step in the transition beyond coal to a clean energy, as the nation's first ...
Mary Anne Hitt 04/27/2015 21
Scott Walker's campaign plan: Find a sugar-daddy donor and don't gaffe too hard on policy
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker knows he's outmatched ...
Laura Clawson 04/27/2015 44
Wisconsin Police Association puts up billboard featuring officer who shot two people in 10 days
Too soon? Officer Pablo Torres may yet face charges. Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer Pablo Torres was involved in two shootings in only 10 days. One involved a mentally distressed veteran who was ...
Jen Hayden 04/27/2015 35
Scott Walker complains about 'political witch hunt'; Republican prosecutor fires back
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) It takes some chutzpah to run for president ...
Laura Clawson 04/27/2015 63
Republican presidential hopefuls rush to Iowa to demonize same-sex marriage
Quit asking me about those gay guys!
Kerry Eleveld 04/27/2015 41
Lipsky Family Wins a Victory on Range Resources SLAPP Law Suit at Texas Supreme Court
The Lipsky Family in Parker County, TX has defeated a Range Resources petition in a SLAPP lawsuit seeking to reinstate certain business disparagement and civil conspiracy claims brought by the ...
LakeSuperior 04/27/2015 23
A choice for Republican billionaires: Buy a yacht or a presidential candidate?
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is expected to be one of the leading purchasers of a Republican presidential candidate. The Republican Party really wanted to avoid a drawn-out presidential primary ...
Laura Clawson 04/27/2015 90
PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 4/24/15 Edition
Received this e-mail from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign today: Sen. Toomey says one thing in ...
poopdogcomedy 04/27/2015 8
Netroots Radio Presents The After Show with Wink & Justice: "Metaphor Mondays"
It's "Metaphor Monday" on The After Show. This is the day when we call things what they are. No Similes allowed. Nope. Not today. Walkergate prosecutors tell Scott Walker to put up or shut up; the ...
justiceputnam 04/27/2015 1
Koch funded Heartland Institute sends scientists to correct Pope Frances on Global Warming
The Koch funded Heartland Institute is sending some of its industry compliant scientists to Rome to correct Pope Francis ideas about Global Warming. Koch-backed group sending ‘real scientists’ ...
Lefty Coaster 04/26/2015 84
The Justice Dept on Netroots Radio Presents: "My Hopes Are With The Dead"
Follow @...
justiceputnam 04/26/2015 3
❁ petals of fury - vengence of the tiny flowers of riverside park ❁
blueyedace2 04/26/2015 20
A Photo from Baltimore.
Photo : If ever a photo should exist to explain how we feel every day, from the moment we arise til we fall asleep. pic.twitter.com/m9hdWJ6TrU — The Real Segun Idowu (@RevrendDoctor) April 26, ...
jpmassar 04/26/2015 94
Anything for a buck! Rick Scott ponders timber companies cutting down the trees in FL state parks.
Image Credit: Pakalolo Shhhh! Florida republicans are quietly plotting a nefarious plan to allow the private sector the opportunity to harvest the trees in our State parks and natural areas, ...
Pakalolo 04/26/2015 21
President Obama's Anger Translator Not Needed For Climate Change
from 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner: You won't wanna miss this! full video here Full transcript ...
Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse 04/25/2015 103
Kinnickinnic River Photos Part II.
Not all is politics. When I'm not working, or being a political geek, I like getting outdoors, taking photos, running. But sometimes the political and the personal intersect. There are some, today, ...
Mike Kahlow 04/25/2015 7
Washington State Kossacks - It's Time to Help CarbonWA - Initiative #732
Calling on Washington State Kossacks to put some adrenaline into the mix. It's time. Time for a carbon tax reality check: There are only two carbon pricing policies on the table in Washington ...
John Crapper 04/25/2015 8
Competing WA cap-and-trade ballot initiative? A modest proposal to stop the insanity
Washington State faces the possibility of competing 2016 climate ballot initiatives. A carbon tax initiative forwarded by grassroots citizens group Carbon Washington is already on the streets. ...
Pacificshift 04/25/2015 13
SMGB: A Big Bloom in the Desert Vol. 11.9
Good morning everyone and welcome to SMGB, the Death Valley in Bloom Edition. It's Ed in Montana here, having returned from our second Winter season of campground hosting in Death Valley National ...
Ed in Montana 04/25/2015 182
Sanford Stalling Charleston Transit Progress
From Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit This statement was prepared for the April 23rd. protest at the Office of US Congressman Mark Sanford in Mount Pleasant, SC. At that ...
wjhamilton29464 04/25/2015 16
Breaking: 7.9 Earthquake in Nepal
Last Update : from me for now--have to start my day. There's really nothing good coming out of this, except that the epicenter wasn't actually IN Kathmandu or Pokhara. Death toll is currently ...
bevenroDEUX 04/25/2015 101
The Blobs Are Here
The stuff of science fiction movies is now here in reality. When I read this article I just paused in shock, opened my mouth and uttered the phrase I always utter at such moments: Holy Shit! As ...
John Crapper 04/23/2015 7
Take Your Kids to Work...And Speak Up for Their Health
Mary Anne Hitt testifying with a very tiny Hazel. Thousands of parents across the U.S. today are taking part in the annual "Take Your Child to Work Day." It's a great chance to show our sons and ...
Mary Anne Hitt 04/23/2015 1
Six activists awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize—the Green Nobel
The 2015 Goldman prize winners at the San Francisco Opera House ceremonies April 20. Every year since 1990, the Goldman Environmental Prize has been awarded to six grassroots activists from ...
Meteor Blades 04/22/2015 16

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