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|Overnight News Digest: May 3, 2015
|Ayn Randed Part 4: Substance Abuse
|Open thread for night owls. Do progressives need to make better emotional ties when organizing?
Excerpted by Alternet from Michael Bader'...
|Hillary Clinton on foreign policy: Critical perspectives from the Left
Still Life with Deciders and ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing: May 3
Trees We are blessed with a property which has many trees. The house has a row of Cyprus trees along one side which were planted about 100 years ago as a windbreak. Their lifespan is ...
|Do we all live in a giant hologram?
The large scale universe projected onto a two-dimensional boundary There is an active field of research in cosmology and physics seeking to explain the cosmos in terms of a radical idea: we live ...
|Sunday Train: Variable Renewables and Dispatchable Demand
Much of the focus on the Sunday Train is on electrification of transport, ranging from 2,000 mile hauls of electrified freight through to hopping on an e-bike to pick up some groceries. And spending ...
|Happy Birthday, Customer
Happy Birthday [Insert Name] from your corporate overlords My birthday was last Sunday and I received hundreds of birthday greetings from friends, family, and corporate America. The screen capture ...
|Mark E Andersen||05/03/2015||57|
|The most racist areas in the United States
Colors changed so the map can be seen by all. Original is below the fold. Click ...
|A constitutional amendment is the only solution to our fraudulent politics
Does ‘we the people’ matter anymore? Will it always be pay to play for the foreseeable future? Will we ever get our country back? Not the tea party type ‘get our country back’ but actually ...
|ATTN: Nuz Hounds ~ Friends of Animal Nuz & ericlewis0
Did you recently accept an invitation to the new group Nuz Hounds ? If so, please check your DKosmail for a message from Angie in WA State regarding the upcoming Animal Nuz blogathon! If you are ...
|Angie in WA State||05/03/2015||12|
|The White House Correspondents' Dinner: America's political saturnalia||Dante Atkins||05/03/2015||64|
|US Auto Industry Digs Itself Back Into the Same Hole
|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 ...
|The OPOL Report: Fake change in a new box edition
||One Pissed Off Liberal||05/03/2015||132|
|Bernie, Hillary and the really really important future for our children, grandchildren....
Here's the thing. I love Bernie and have been supporting him for some time. But just because I love Bernie, will support/work for and vote for him does not mean I have to trash Hillary. This is ...
|Drunk Arguing with Conservative Family Members... share your story!
Just wanted to write this about my experience last night dealing with drunk conservative family members..... Last night at a very nice family function I made the mistake of getting into a ...
|'Sir, are you injured anywhere?' vs. 'F*ck your breath.' Only one kind of approach provokes riots
No snarky comment here. Not for this image. 'Why?' It's the most useful one word sentence in the English language. It's how we begin the search for causes, for understanding, for truth. We have to ...
|Voices of May Day: How Emma Goldman, at Age 18, Became an Activist
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
|Conversation in a Rural Midwest Barbershop
I live in the rural Midwest. Agriculture is the dominant activity, and most folks live in small towns. In many respects, it is a good place to live. People are mostly decent and hard working. ...
|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:
|The New York Times tackles my heritage and city
José Martí and cigar workers on the steps of V.V. Ybor's factory, 1893 Imagine my surprise this morning, when my usual ...
|Reclaiming secularism is the key to protecting religious liberty
Over the past few years, two topics have come to dominate the discourse about religion in America. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and especially the rapid acceptance of marriage ...
|I ♥ Democratic Socialism: Under cover at the "cleanest country music show on earth"
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine I keep my eyes wide open all the time I keep the ends out for the tie that binds Because you're mine, I walk the line I Walk the Line , by Johnny Cash ...
|On 'riots' and roots
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/03/2015||186|
|Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Fall into the Income Gap Edition
Nicholas Kristof reminds us that the structure of our economy is not an inevitable outcome. It's a choice. The eruptions in Baltimore have been tied, in complex ways, to frustrations ...
|Sunday Talk: Scorching #HotTakes
Given that the Apocalypse is ...
| OND - Saturday Science Edition
Welcome to the Saturday Science Edition of Overnight News Digest Overnight News Digest is a regular daily feature which provides noteworthy news items and commentary from around the world. The ...
|Man Oh Man||05/02/2015||13|
|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 ...
|Open thread: Riots, roots and racists
What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... 'Sir, are you injured anywhere?' vs. 'f*ck your breath'. Only one kind of approach provokes riots, by Ian Reifowitz Reclaiming secularism is the key to ...
|Maryland - Truth & Reconcilliation
Baltimore - Washington - 2015 Born and raised in Maryland in the 1940s and 50s, I've spent the last half-decade settling family affairs in Prince Georges County between Baltimore and Washington DC. ...
|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 ...
|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|
|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 ...
|This week in the war on workers: Death on the job
This week, in honor of Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released its Death on the Job report. Some facts: In ...
|Unabashed Pimping For Bernie
Go to BernieSanders.com and give!
|too many people||05/02/2015||9|
|House seeking to slash spending on Earth science
Hard to believe there were times when either political party regularly distinguished itself and alternately embarrassed the entire nation when it came to science. Or that for a few brief shining ...
(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 ...
|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.
|Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
|The Daily Bucket: Plant/Herptile Interactions
- Curious about something you saw while walking in the woods? Spot the coolest bug ever? The prettiest flower and butterfly? Stumble on a rock and found a fossil? Or was it? This is the place ...
|Cartoon: Animal Nuz #249 - Bending Towards Justice Edition||ericlewis0||05/02/2015||89|
|28 year registered Green considers change to support Bernie
I have been registered with the US Green Party since I was old enough to vote. I'm also the webmaster for the Socialist Party of CT, and in college got involved in activities of the DSA (Democratic ...
|Saturday Morning Garden Blogging, Vol. 11.10: The Beginning of May
Good morning, gardeners, and welcome to the Saturday Morning Garden Blog! "A wizard must have passed this way, since - was it only yesterday? That all was bare, and now behold, a hundred cups of ...
|Thugs and messaging fail
cross-posted at MN Progressive project The Democratic Party of the my senate district recently started a book club with the intention of focusing on messaging and explaining Democratic values (no, ...
|KVIE will broadcast episode one, Pilgrims and Tourists, May 2, 11 pm
Broadcast Premiere of Four-Part Film Series, STANDING ON SACRED GROUND Timed with Asian-Pacific American Month KVIE broadcasts start May 2— Series Debuts on WORLD Channel Beginning Sunday, May ...
|Overnight News Digest 05/01/2015
|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 ...
|1/12th of 365 (Part 3)
New Month, new photos but it's the same deal as the last two. Below are thirty photos, one from each day in April. It's a retirement activity for me. The object being to get out there and take one ...
|476 Innocents Killed, 2 Lives Matter
Which Lives Matter is finally a daily public issue, both domestically and internationally. But it's not exactly about race. In fact, as you've seen, cooperative black participants in law ...
|Not Barack Obama||05/01/2015||1|
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Daily Kos Radio's KITM podcast: Capitol GunFAIL; Bridgegate; TX derp; Sanders; privacy & technology
Capitol GunFAIL! Greg ...
|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|
cross-posted at annoyedomnivore.wordpress.com A Pew Research Center poll conducted earlier this year revealed differences between what ordinary citizens believe and how those beliefs are ...
|Bernie Sanders: Agenda for America
Bernie Sanders has an Agenda for America . Bernie is not following in the wake of public opinion, which itself is following in the wake of social/human need. He is leading, because to people like ...
|Words In Action||05/01/2015||59|
|The kids aren't all right
New polling of young adults from the Harvard Public Opinion Project is getting deniers excited about the future. It found that 18 to 20-year-olds were the group least inclined to agree with the ...
|Museums 101: British Motorcycles in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
The LeMay—America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington includes a collection of motorcycles. ...
|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 ...
|Victory! Fracking defeated in Florida!
I've been working on this Florida issue, so happy to spread the news that even in Florida with enough work and fantastic allies we can accomplish the almost impossible. How we did it was with ...
Remember a couple years ago, when Obama said we’d shape up his drone program and achieve “ near certainty ” that civilians wouldn’t be killed and ...
|Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!
Lots more follow-up to yesterday's extended discussion that started in Baltimore, went on to Fourth Amendment theory, and ended up on the zombie "secret hold" in the Senate. All as part of one ...
|Overnight News Digest -- "Sexist Peer Reviews" Edition||rfall||04/30/2015||12|
|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 ...
|Major Defeat for Rick Scott: Judge orders Google to turn over data on Gov. Rick Scott’s e-mail
A serious defeat for FL Governor Rick Scott. The Miami Herald has the breaking news In a major defeat for Gov. Rick Scott, a California judge on Thursday ordered Google to turn over the computer IP ...
|Bernie Sanders for Our President: Contribution Match (with new morning match!)
The day has finally arrived! Bernie Sanders has announced that he's running for president, to save the country and the Democratic party. He's a brave man with a big heart, a sharp mind and ...
|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 ...
|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 :
|DKos Radio's KITM podcast: Baltimore continues; can police power outpace our 'right' to protest?
Greg Dworkin joins us, with Baltimore still dominating the headlines, ...
|Chances of ending federal executions diminished with Eric Holder's departure
Eric Holder was conducting a review of the death penalty, but it ...
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