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|Baltimore Orioles team executive explained the Freddie Gray protests as few have
The Baltimore Orioles baseball team has been ...
|Ron Wyden says TPP deal is almost done. Call him. Now!
In a long article, Village internet outlet Politico sets the context: Senior lawmakers appeared to be close to ...
|The fundamental inhumanity of Ted Cruz
For the children Ted Cruz says so much that is noxious and unhinged that it's easy to overlook just how deranged he truly is. ...
|GOP Rep. Steve King doesn't understand how American Jews can support their own president over Israel
One of the uglier forms of modern American anti-Semitism takes form in the belief that Jewish Americans ...
|Globally, this was the hottest winter on record, with the smallest measured Arctic sea ice maximum
The National Climatic Data Center is terse and to the point: The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for February ...
|UN report: Iran continues to meet its commitments under interim nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif Good news on many fronts: Iran has continued to meet its commitments under an interim ...
|Netanyahu is either a liar or a liar, and the White House won't be played
If his lips are moving ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is either full of shit or else he's full shit. He won a plurality in this week's Israeli election by peeling votes away from ...
|Gates Foundation has at least $1.4 billion invested in world's leading fossil fuels companies
The proving is in the doing Not good : The charity run by Bill and Melinda Gates, who say the threat of climate ...
|Obama stands strong: He doesn't congratulate Netanyahu, rather he rebukes him
Attempting to undermine American ...
|The Clinton Conspiracy Complex
You know you're in the midst of another concocted ...
|Giuliani says he wishes Obama said what Cosby used to say
Um : Speaking with talk radio host John Gambling of AM 970 The Answer on Thursday, the former New York City mayor charged that Obama ...
|The unintended real message in the GOP letter to Iran: Build that bomb, and fast!
When Republicans play foreign policy In his inimitable style, The Rude Pundit gets to the core danger of the Republican letter to Iran. It's not about treason ...
|Maybe O'Reilly actually believes his own false stories
What if Bill O'Reilly actually believes his own bullshit? Is it really possible to lie so often to so many people about so many things? Witnessing combat ...
|Compared to the extremism of the GOP Congress, Iran's Supreme Leader is reasonable and respectful
Extremist Iran’s Supreme ...
|The thing about endless war is that it never ends
Perpetual war Back in September, when President Obama announced his military mission against the terrorists who call themselves the Islamic State, ...
|Oregon Democratic leaders call on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign
Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown Oregon's Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber just started the second term of his unprecedented second governorship. It's about to end. In the midst of a widening ...
|Don't lose sight of the real story in the alliance between Netanyahu and the GOP
All he is saying, is give war a chance Benjamin Netanyahu seems to think that standing and speaking before the Congress of the United States will make him look big right before an election back home.
|Obama makes deal with India on climate change action, while Republicans continue to troll and deny
While Republicans continue to deny ...
|Oxfam: Wealth of the one percent will exceed that of the rest of humanity in 2016
Davos, Switzerland Big but not surprising news as the World Economic Forum convenes its annual meeting in the Swiss mountains: ...
|2014 was the hottest year on record
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have this morning announced that 2014 was the hottest year on record. From ...
|Pope Francis on Charlie Hebdo: "in freedom of expression there are limits"
Ugh : Pope Francis has said there are limits to freedom of expression and that in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris “one cannot make fun of faith”. On ...
|France 24: Paris terrorism suspect was radicalized by the Iraq war and Abu Ghraib
Certain right-wing blowholes, ...
|Run, Jeb, run!
It must be tough being Jeb Bush. Well, as tough as it can be for the scion of a multi-generation one-percenter dynasty, anyway. But he was the ...
|Dick Cheney and his media enablers undermine national security
The incompetence of the Bush-Cheney administration allowed the ...
|The United States tortures people
The United States tortures people. It isn't a matter of rogue agents and rogue government officials, it is systemic. The United States tortures people. One president may order the torturing stopped,
|In case you were wondering about the inhumanity of Fox 'News'
Merry Christmas, Gretchen In case you were wondering just ...
|This is our normal
A white cop. A dead black teenager. The white cop fires ...
|President Obama's climate agreement already paying off, as China announces cap on coal use by 2020
President Obama's bold international diplomacy is paying big dividends : The Chinese government ...
|If Congress votes for the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama must make history by vetoing it
It's about this While most of the major media rely on the usual political ...
|New report: One in 30 children in the U.S. experiences homelessness
Lest there be any doubt that the economic recovery hasn't been much of an economic recovery:
|No, actually, Kossacks never were equivalent to the Tea Party, and never should be
There is right now on the Rec List a diary titled: There used to be a leftist Tea Party. They were called Kossacks. Remember them? Whatever the merits of the substance of the diary, titles matter.
|President Obama must seize this moment and stake his claim to historical greatness
In terms of pure horse race, the Democrats on Tuesday took an electoral drubbing, losing all the major races ...
|Oregon voter turnout was 69.5 percent, and Democrats won BIG
Oregon has mail-in voting, no serious efforts at voter disenfranchisement, and an engaged populace. Here's the big one : Out of the 2.2 million registered voters in Oregon, 69.5 ...
|Warning: The most comprehensive scientific report on climate ever, while Republicans ignore and deny
Over the weekend, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Synthesis Report of its Fifth Assessment Report. The Synthesis Report distils and integrates the findings of the ...
|Chuck Todd says Ernst's support of 'personhood' is about protecting 'unborn human beings'
|When will the American people finally get fed up with the media-hyped right wing fearmongering?
Have you had enough? Are you tired of being played? Have you figured out that the members of the major media are not your friends, and that they exist to mesmerize and manipulate so that you can ...
|First Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the disease
Great news : Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, who became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan, is now free of the ...
|World Health Organization declares Senegal free of Ebola, while Nigeria is close
Big government, international style, saving lives. Underscoring the fact that Ebola is not very contagious, and that rigorous health care protocols can stop it, there's ...
|If Rick Scott really wants to whine about following rules||Laurence Lewis||10/16/2014||29||40||-||-|
|Remain calm. You are not going to get Ebola.
If you want something to worry about This is meant for a general audience, but please take it personally. This is for you. Specifically. You are not going to get Ebola. You. You specifically. ...
|Do Kentucky voters want career Washington insider Chuck Todd to tell them how to vote?
Is this man qualified to tell Kentucky voters who is and isn't qualified to be their senator?
|The greatness of Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
Much has been written about 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and hopefully much will be for as long as people are writing. But her greatness is summarized in one ...
|University of Glasgow is first European academic institution to divest from fossil fuel industry
The Gilbert Scott Building at the University of Glasgow ...
|WaPo 'fact checker' deserves five Pinocchios for denying Joni Ernst's anti-choice extremism
Iowa Republican Senate nominee Joni Ernst is a right-wing extremist . And as the Cedar Rapids newspaper The Gazette ...
|Defense contractors already are reaping the bounty of the all new unwinnable war
It's just business The new U.S. war in the Middle East has only begun and already there are clear winners : Support for Islamic State ...
|Chick-fil-A makes another attempt to launch its first Oregon franchise
Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan ...
|Military missions don't creep anymore, they accelerate toward disaster
When he spoke to the nation about the upcoming ...
|Are the Ferguson and St. Louis County police departments conspiring to obstruct justice?||Laurence Lewis||09/14/2014||119||356||3||-|
|Syria, Russia, Iran warn U.S. not to bomb Syria; Syrian opposition wants mission creep against Assad||Laurence Lewis||09/11/2014||187||39||-||-|
|How many times do we have to bomb Iraq to save ourselves from Hitler?
It's just business In 1991, we had to bomb the shit out of Iraq. Because Hitler . In 2003, we had to bomb the shit out of Iraq. ...
|Audubon Society: Nearly half of North American bird species 'severely threatened' by global warming
Click here to use the Audubon Society's interactive map No mincing words from ...
|Exactly backward: Former Bush speechwriter, now WaPo columnist, blames Obama for Iraq disaster
The Bush team's continuing legacy in ...
|Washington Post hires career Reagan hagiographer and Politico co-founder as its new publisher
In case anyone was wondering whether the acquisition by Amazon's Jeff Bezos of the Washington Post would result in any significant changes to the leading newspaper in the nation's capital, we now ...
|A child accidentally shoots a man dead & the NRA wants to remind us how kids can have fun with guns||Laurence Lewis||09/01/2014||54||46||2||1|
|Quick question for white conservatives: Is it ever NOT okay to shoot dead an unarmed black man?
Again. Among the ...
|'An Islamic caliphate armed with US weapons'
More arms means more war and more ...
|Western USA drought: 63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost, and the surface of the Earth is rising
Lake Shasta Wow ! The ongoing drought in the western United States has caused so much loss of groundwater that the Earth, ...
|White House video ties climate change to longer, more intense wildfire seasons
President Obama's Science Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, has a new, concise video explaining the connection of climate change to the growing number of wildfires. The White House sent the ...
|Highest recorded combined global temp for a June; Record increase in exceptional drought for CA
Full version here . From the National ...
|The Pentagon has sent 747,000 small weapons to the Afghan military, many of which have gone missing
Bring them ...
|Climate disinformer Roger Pielke, Jr. out at Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog
Credit where credit's due When Nate Silver's new FiveThirtyEight blog hired climate disinformer Roger Pielke, Jr., there was a fierce backlash from climate scientists and activists. ...
|Born of corruption, why would anyone expect this SCOTUS majority to be anything but corrupt?
Not even bothering to pretend anymore The Supreme Court has always been a political institution. It has a history of making horrendous decisions. But this Supreme Court ...
|New study: In 14 states, gun deaths exceeded motor vehicle deaths
Gun fetishists like to argue that cars kill more people than do guns, and therefore there should be calls to ban cars, just as there are calls to ban guns. It's a patently stupid argument given ...
|State of Washington makes nearly $150,000 off marijuana taxes in just first few days of legalization
Toward a more responsible future Smart : Washington will haul in nearly $150,000 in excise ...
|Hillary's bad week? New 2016 poll has her still trouncing all opponents
Five days ago, Village ...
|100 years ago: A wrong turn to dystopia
Minutes before the assassination The ongoing political and humanitarian disaster that is the modern Middle East was born from the aftermath of what we now call World War I. The victorious Western ...
$500,000,000.00 to arm and train Syrian opposition forces? ...
|Iraq burning: We cannot win an already lost war
As President Obama prepares to send 300 military "advisers" to Iraq, a few quick points need emphasizing. The first and most important is this: you cannot win an already lost war. The war was lost ...
|Former Bush Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson: 'Climate change is the challenge of our time'
Henry Paulson was Treasury Secretary during the Bush-Cheney maladministration. In just the three first paragraphs of an Op-Ed in the New York Times he summarizes a disastrous economic failure of ...
|George Will is an ugly little person, and the Washington Post owns him
George Will is such an ugly little person that it would take an analyst of the caliber of Alice Miller to figure him out. Whatever the cause of his perpetually pinched pettiness, the ...
|Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism. Again.
"How small a person am I?"
|In response to President Obama's greenhouse gas regulations, Republicans roll out their usual lies
With the announcement this past week of President Obama's new greenhouse gas ...
|Racist Fox 'News' guest attacks Neil deGrasse Tyson because he 'fit the profile'
Neil deGrasse ...
|Ellsberg: 'Kerry's challenge to Snowden' is 'either disingenuous or simply ignorant'
Daniel Ellsberg Secretary of State ...
|National Review Online contributor: Women are 'being taught to believe they were raped'
More right-wing insanity : After a week of victim-blaming and dismissing campus sexual assault statistics, the National Review Online has doubled down on dismissing sexual violence on college ...
|Pat Sajak: 'Global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading'
I hadn't been aware that Pat Sajak still exists, but apparently, his TV show is still enormously popular . Sajak is a right-wing Republican and an asshole . ...
|European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 satellite: Antarctica shedding 160 billion tonnes of ice a year
Once again, the science speaks for itself : Antarctica is shedding 160 ...
|Police commissioner in small New Hampshire town unapologetically calls Obama the 'N' word
"The Oldest Summer Resort in America" Post-racial America : A police commissioner in a predominantly ...
|NASA: Last month was second-warmest April in history of temperature data recording
Nothing to see here : We may not have felt it in the United States, but last month was the second-warmest April worldwide since scientists began recording temperature data, according ...
|Center for Naval Analyses Military Advisory Board: Climate change is severe national security risk
To the point : The accelerating rate of climate change poses a ...
|If Republicans really want to investigate what went wrong in Benghazi, they need to look in a mirror
Benghazi Select Committee You want a Benghazi scandal ? Even after Congress ...
|America's gun culture is 'way out of balance' Hillary Clinton says
Hillary Clinton spoke about guns at a conference of the National ...
|Atmospheric CO2 levels last month averaged what a year ago was unprecedented in human history
Almost exactly a year ago, the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide passed 400 parts per million (ppm) ...
|UN high commissioner for human rights condemns horrific Oklahoma execution
We have met the barbarian and he is us : The United Nations human rights office on Friday condemned the bungled and chaotic execution of an ...
|If Republicans don't like being called racists, they can stop behaving like racists
The GOP's most recent grassroots ...
|So where is the outrage against affirmative action for white people?
Vivian Malone registers at the University ...
|'Years of Living Dangerously': The most important television series ever
Climate change is the most important ...
|New IPCC report: Averting climate catastrophe would be extremely affordable. If we act now.
Home The headline says it all: The new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change proves that averting catastrophic climate change is affordable, but only if the world is galvanized ...
|Public letter from 100+ scientists and economists urges rejection of Keystone XL pipeline
April 7, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Secretary John Kerry U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear ...
|Anja Niedringhaus has been killed in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is holding an election , of sorts . A "staggeringly ...
|McCutcheon v. FEC proves the need for Democratic presidents
It's easy to rail against the endemic corruption of our political process, the policy and strategic failures of Democrats, and the increasing inability of the 99 percent to make itself heard in ...
|Tribune-McClatchy: 'The largest expansion in health coverage in America in half a century'
A major media source occasionally gets it right. This comes from Noam M. Levey of the Chicago Tribune and the Tribune-McClatchy partnership. First, ...
|The Republican Party's war on representative government
They're just lousy people : Important swing states under Republican control are embracing significant new electoral restrictions on registering and voting that go beyond the voter identification ...
|Getting a lot of email today...
I have several email accounts, for various purposes, and the one that I use for political donations is getting flooded. Because I give money to candidates, I don't consider such emails spam. I ...
|Supreme Court upholds federal law banning gun possession by those convicted of domestic violence
With this Supreme Court majority, one doesn't expect much, but this unanimous ruling looks huge: The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a federal law intended to ...
|Republican Senator wants U.S. military commitment to Afghanistan, even without bilateral agreement
Friends don't ...
|By hiring a climate disinformer, Nate Silver undermines his entire premise of data-driven journalism
The new FiveThirtyEight Nate Silver claims that his new blog is a data journalism organization . Silver is a numbers guy, and because his analyses of ...
|US sharply criticized during UN Human Rights Committee review
Parties and signatories to the ICCPR As explained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation : This past Monday, the Human Rights ...
|Oregon senator joins the call for increasing Social Security benefits
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is on board with the idea of increasing Social Security benefits. In an era when the political conversation has been dominated by destructive ideas such as a Grand ...
|How to make Daily Kos better
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