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Just Another Poll: Imagine, If You Will...
So earlier today I posted a bit of a tragicomic poll , meant to bring people to grips with some dark thoughts. So to bring things full circle, I thought I would try one more thought experiment. ...
pierre9045 05/05/2015 3
The left just won Alberta's provincial legislature—for the first time in 85 years
The interactive map above shows which party was leading just after 11 PM EST and ...
Stephen Wolf 05/05/2015 69
Open thread for night owls: Now comes Trans-Pacific trickle-down
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich writes Trans-Pacific Trickle-Down Economics : Now comes the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s being sold as a way to boost the U.S. economy, expand exports, ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 65
Top Comments: Cinco de Mayo Edition
::Pours margaritas for everyone here at Top Comments tonight:: It's Cinco de Mayo ! What does that mean other than we all drink tequila and eat tacos? Follow me below the orange burrito after a ...
brillig 05/05/2015 56
Daily Kos Elections Alberta provincial election liveblog #1
Tonight, voters in Alberta go to the polls in one of the most hotly-contested provincial elections in the province's history. Polling indicates an historic upset is possible, with the left-wing ...
James L 05/05/2015 209
On "identity politics" and income inequality
While I've been hesitant to join in some of the more heated conversations about these topics of late, I have read with interest a few diaries and comment threads related to them. Forgive me for ...
BoiseBlue 05/05/2015 22
Blueberries . . .
Today is National Teacher Day. Schools are closed for the celebrations, right? Hah. Teachers have come to accept that we are often under- (or completely un-) appreciated, misunderstood, and maligned.
lmackh 05/05/2015 6
Battle over Iran nuclear review bill by right and ultra right seems ended. Vote expected Thursday
These two guys are moving toward a vote ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 26
Midday open thread: Top hedge fund managers earn paltry $11bn, Edison's talking dolls still creepy
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Texas takeover :
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 77
Abuse allegations roil Republican gubernatorial primary in Kentucky just two weeks before election
Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer The May 19 Kentucky GOP gubernatorial primary may be one for the books. Last week, we learned that a blogger named Michael Adams was accusing state ...
Jeff Singer 05/05/2015 29
A new poll finds John McCain in real trouble, both in the primary and the general
Republican Sen. John McCain PPP surveys both the GOP primary and general elections in Arizona, and let's just say ...
Jeff Singer 05/05/2015 61
Just a Poll: This May Be Too Macabre A Question, But...
I don't want to traumatize anyone here by the grotesque imaginings this question is about to unleash. But, if you feel you have the fortitude, proceed to the poll question.
pierre9045 05/05/2015 73
Klobuchar, Tester reintroduce bill to require states to allow voter registration on Election Day
Allowing citizens to register to vote on Election Day is a smart idea that boosts turnout and makes things easier for the most mobile Americans. It has been tested for problems for decades in the ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015 60
Election Day in Alberta will either bring a new government—or the biggest poll fail of all time
(click to enlarge) Today's the day, friends: We're finally at the finish line of the craziest three-way race Alberta has ever seen, ...
James L 05/05/2015 31
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/5
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David Nir 05/05/2015 189
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The establishment rallies behind Murphy, who waits on Grayson
Florida Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy Leading Off : • FL-Sen : On Monday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign ...
David Nir 05/05/2015 59
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 ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 46
Top Comments: Non-Christian Christians
For decades now whenever I see intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, homophobia or the like it's almost certainly coming from someone who claims to be a "good, God fearing Christian". From the haters ...
Puddytat 05/04/2015 105
Ohio abortion clinics cut in half following stringent abortion measures enacted by Gov. Kasich
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/04/2015 46
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 ...
David Nir 05/04/2015 57
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 28
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 ...
Jeff Singer 05/04/2015 13
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 28
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 ...
CatKnipND 05/04/2015 16
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
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 ...
Sydserious 05/04/2015 25
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/4
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David Nir 05/04/2015 201
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: What's going on with Beau Biden?
Jeff Singer 05/04/2015 17
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 81
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 ...
dgrhoads 05/04/2015 11
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 96
Top Comments: Never Doubt... Edition
Tonight was my last teaching a class that I'll tell you a story about over the orange croissant and after a word from our sponsor... Here at Top Comments we strive to nourish community by ...
brillig 05/03/2015 46
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. ...
Leslie Salzillo 05/03/2015 486
Top Comments: CHKDSK Edition
So... my laptop decided it HAD to fail to boot, hang on startup, amd then demanded we CHKDSK. Needless to say, TC is delayed a bit so thank you for your patience. Follow me below the dingledoodle ...
brillig 05/02/2015 60
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
What's For Dinner? v9.40: Spring Holidays
Time for another diary on holiday cookery! Spring in the Jewish calendar isn't quite as densely packed with holidays as autumn, but last month we had Pesach (aka Passover), and next month we'll be ...
Batya the Toon 05/02/2015 32
Teachers' Lounge: Reading Suggestions
This past semester I have been teaching a class that introduces students to Interdisciplinary Studies in preparation for them proposing their own interdisciplinary major. There are generally two ...
annetteboardman 05/02/2015 4
Now Tell Me There's No GOP War On Women!
I'm so outraged as I'm writing this that I'm going to have to be extra careful about typos, etc. Republicans in Congress have passed a bill that would make it perfectly legal for your boss to fire ...
Eyesbright 05/02/2015 93
Jabberwocky
(By Lewis Carroll) `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws ...
elfling 05/02/2015 82
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
Victory for yet another Successful DK Wildcat Strike!
The Wildcat Strike is over! The GOS is back spreading disinformation and chaos among RWNJs. With the defeat of communist thugs attempting to implement DK3 and dry server blades at the Ground ...
annieli 05/02/2015 8
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
Top Comments: Non-Story Story of the Week Edition
Chrislove 05/01/2015 44
Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread: What races are you interested in?
The Who — Won't Get Fooled Again (1971)
David Nir 05/01/2015 362
Facundo - Civilización y Barbarie! Another Wildcat Strike of DK at 8am PT Saturday May 2
Due to an impending invasion of ...
annieli 05/01/2015 11
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
Daily Kos Will be Offline Saturday Morning as We Move Data Centers
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 ...
Jason Libsch 05/01/2015 130
What's going on with Beau Biden?
Possible Delaware gubernatorial candidate ...
Jeff Singer 05/01/2015 6
Meet the vulnerable Republican the NRCC won't protect
Iowa Republican Rep. Rod Blum and friend On Friday, the NRCC added eight more members to ...
Jeff Singer 05/01/2015 1
Is it a UK parliamentary constituency or a Game of Thrones location?
Messrs. Sturgeon, Miliband, Cameron, Clegg, Lannister, and Lannister Two important things are currently going on, for fans of complex, impenetrable stories about people with impressively highbrow-...
David Jarman 05/01/2015 38
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/1
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David Nir 05/01/2015 104
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
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
I HAVE THINGS TO SAY (First of a 27-part series)
Put on your insight caps and join me below.
BenderRodriguez 04/30/2015 58
Her stance on TPP = none. People! She is just another Elitist!
HRC dodges the question about what her stance on TPP is. Ed Schultz Blasts Hillary Clinton's Stance On TPP by Rising ...
DKAtoday 04/30/2015 188
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
Daily Kos World of Warcraft Update: Team Z Extinguishes Flamebender
Standard disclaimer: Leave your loathing of meta, World of Warcraft, or community diaries outside. If you think we should be playing your MMO instead, start a guild and write a recruitment diary. ...
Moody Loner 04/30/2015 8
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
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
Cops Have a Wide Array of Non-Lethal Weapons Now. Do All Cops Really Still Need Guns?
Cops these days have a wide assortment of weapons available to them, beyond the standard firearm. Many of those weapons are non-lethal. There is pepper spray. There are tasers and stun guns. There ...
pierre9045 04/30/2015 15
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 4/30
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David Nir 04/30/2015 170
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
Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, joins the Democratic primary for president
Bernie Sanders Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who describes himself as ...
David Nir 04/29/2015 332
Spotlight on green news & views: Cities engage on climate change, anger translator, extreme weather
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the ...
Meteor Blades 04/29/2015 14
Yes on HAMP is a Yes on TPP
[https://www.hmpadmin.com/portal/programs/fha_hamp.jsp HAMP] is a Home Affordable Modification Program designed to help people behind on their mortgage with hardships keep their home. Getting it ...
rktect 04/28/2015 32
Thank You, Daily Kos
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thanks to Saturday's fundraiser, I now have a spanking new laptop that will be arriving shortly. Also...there were some funds leftover after my equipment was ...
Chitown Kev 04/27/2015 13
"The hands of a surgeon with the brains of a monkey..."
That was the first offensive thing my boss said to me today. It was not the last. We were building a lawn irrigation system for a large house with a small yard in downtown Chicago. Everything was ...
PvtJarHead 04/26/2015 148
All one really needs to know about the TPP = History being repeated
Bernie Sanders Points Out The Truth About The TPP Bernie Sanders telling it ...
DKAtoday 04/26/2015 26
After Action Report: DailyKos Connects Kansas City - What a Weekend! (And Some News for Attendees)
You never know what you'll get at a meetup of Kossacks. How many will actually show in person, how many will be conflicted out, and how will the meeting go? In a day that had shifts of persons ...
Chris Reeves 04/26/2015 55
I'm Going to Kansas City, Kansas City, Here I Come
I'm attending Daily Kos Connects Kansas City , on Saturday, for day of camaraderie and progressive strategizing with Big Orange flavor. In a day-long seminar, learn how our Connect! Unite! Act! ...
LeftOfYou 04/23/2015 11
He Could Have Been the Greatest Kossack There Ever Was. This is His Story. (Poll)
Had he lived in our times, he (we'll call him Bill) could have been a prominent blogger on Daily Kos. In fact, given his way with words and unique ability to coin new phrases, I'm sure he'd have ...
JekyllnHyde 04/23/2015 131
Daily Kos World of Warcraft Update: Team Z Downs Oregorger!
Standard disclaimer: Leave your loathing of meta, World of Warcraft, or community diaries outside. If you think we should be playing your MMO instead, start a guild and write a recruitment diary. ...
Moody Loner 04/23/2015 7
Dear {webmaster|owner} at the Daily Kos:
bastrop 04/23/2015 80
How do you really feel about Hillary Clinton? A poll.
A day or two ago I got into a discussion with another Kossack about the attitudes on the site towards Hillary Clinton and her candidacy. My interlocutor believes that most people here are either ...
sidnora 04/22/2015 438
Obama is not a Republican
The Hysteria being whipped up paints Obama as serving Republican interests and being against the interests of labor, environmentalists and those of us who are primarily concerned about climate change.
rktect 04/22/2015 66

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