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It’s time to seriously rethink ‘zero tolerance’ policing
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses. That is the first sentence of this powerful Washington ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 8
TX Pastors Worry That They Might Have To Marry Pedophiles And Persons Into Bestiality At Hearing
The Texas legislature has a slew of bills before it to try and circumvent a favorable SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality. One of them is to protect clergy, and a state Senate commitee held a ...
librarisingnsf 05/04/2015 29
The Attacks on Charlie Hebdo's PEN Award
On May 5 at the PEN Literary Gala, the magazine Charlie Hebdo will be awarded the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award. At least 204 PEN members have signed a letter ...
JohnKWilson 05/04/2015 10
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 38
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a fun ride and a bloated mess
In a weekend with a lot of entertainment distractions, including a boring "fight of the century," thoroughbred ...
Doctor RJ 05/04/2015 41
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 85
The Grieving Room: my quilt is so beautiful! THANK YOU ALL
My quilt has arrived! I do not have the words to thank you all. Welcome, fellow travelers on the grief journey and a special welcome to anyone new to The Grieving Room. We meet every Monday ...
TrueBlueMajority 05/04/2015 57
Pew Research study on public support for unions: More than one might think
One might think with all the union-bashing in corporate media, Faux News, multiple levels of government, and the general rhetoric, that unions are decidedly unpopular among Americans as a whole. ...
Risen Tree 05/04/2015 7
We're losing rural hospitals across the nation
Rural communities are facing a heightened healthcare crisis as hospitals are closing at an alarming rate around the country, with the highest ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 21
GEO Corp Holds Annual Shareholders' Meeting; Dream Defenders Show Up
On Wednesday, the 29th of April, GEO Corporation held its annual shareholders' meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. A little back story: GEO Corporation, if you don't know, is the largest prison for ...
nancyjones 05/04/2015 20
Carly Fiorina's Campaign Slogan:
That is all.
Brainwrap 05/04/2015 27
Two Guys martyring themselves for mostly middle-school art class projects
In the tradition of the 19th Century Salons des Refusés (sic). RWNJ Pam Geller and AFDI paid as much for police protection as she awarded to the winner of an art competition that mostly featured ...
annieli 05/04/2015 18
The Evening Blues - 5-4-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/04/2015 61
You probably don't want to hear this but California is using water left from fracking to water crops
Yes, it's the waste water left over from fracking. The fracking liquid that contains chemicals we don't know about. This is the kind of idiocy posing as one solution to the California man-...
VL Baker 05/04/2015 71
Kansas Democratic Party Names New Executive Director
The Kansas Democratic Party has completed their search for the next executive director of the party, and the answer came from within. Kerry Gooch, formerly political director for the Kansas ...
Chris Reeves 05/04/2015 4
Meditation-Inspired Activism
It is completely counter-intuitive to turn in to suffering. In fact, most people spend their entire lives trying to aim for pleasure and avoid suffering. The problem with that strategy is that ...
Ooooh 05/04/2015 42
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 20
Exciting Ideas Driving Progressive Organizing
There is a lot of great thinking about policy that is driving progressive movement organizing right now. While policy discussion in the traditional media confines of DC conventional wisdom is ...
Michael Lux 05/04/2015 2
Chicago Tribune Editor Predicts A 9-0 SCOTUS Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality
This clearly has to be the most optimistic prediction that I have read regarding how the SCOTUS justices will come down on the marriage equality issue/cases. Chicago Tribune editor, Eric Zorn, ...
librarisingnsf 05/04/2015 71
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
Otters: Personal Reminisces and Great Pics
Titled: Sea Otter - Putting His Feet Up Artist: Mark Hobson In many ways I've had a charmed childhood. I grew up in a small village in Wales: Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant, and when I turned 10, my ...
Gwennedd 05/04/2015 63
Didn't get indicted? That's good news for Chris Christie
You know the standards for a political party have fallen considerably when indictments against some of a governor's top staffers and appointees for crooked doings is ...
Hunter 05/04/2015 57
The reason Ben Carson can't win? Ben Carson
It has been clear for some time now that would-be ...
Hunter 05/04/2015 103
Satanists in Missouri argue that abortion 'waiting periods' violate their religious beliefs
The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings It's hard to figuratively pick up the newspaper these without seeing something concerning ...
Walter Einenkel 05/04/2015 60
Federal Election Committee admitted that committee is powerless to prevent Election Abuse in 2016
The leader of the FEC has mostly given up hope of reining in abuse that may occur in the upcoming 2016 campaign, which may generate a whopping 10 billion for the "buy your way into office" spending ...
windsong01 05/04/2015 7
Ohio abortion clinics cut in half following stringent abortion measures enacted by Gov. Kasich
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/04/2015 13
Fox reports police shooting in Baltimore, then retracts: 'Nobody has been shot'
Fox News made a major oops on Monday afternoon, and not of the usual Fox News kind. This wasn't a partisan lie about Obamacare or anything like that. No, a Fox ...
Laura Clawson 05/04/2015 42
"Volcanoes" of gas, mud (chemicals?) and water erupt during drilling.
Pakalolo 05/04/2015 11
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
Small Obamacare pilot program reaps 'significant' Medicare savings
The healthcare wonks putting the Affordable Care Act together back in 2009-10 had a lot of ideas about a lot of small, varied projects that could reduce healthcare spending. They tried one of them�
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 3
John Oliver explains the fundamental problems with standardized testing
Full disclosure: I hate everything about standardized testing. John Oliver took on standardized testing last night. John Oliver: Standardized tests—the fastest way to terrify any child with ...
Walter Einenkel 05/04/2015 18
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 27
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 9
Boehner: 'Ask any employer' about Obamacare, so hey, ask me!
Obamacare is such a failure, it can't even kill the jobs Republicans said it would!
kos 05/04/2015 54
Bernie Sanders' Run Can Help the US Less War Movement
A key problem confronting Americans who would like to see the US involved in less war is that as Peter Beinart recently noted in the Atlantic: It's also notoriously hard to mobilize Americans ...
Robert Naiman 05/04/2015 26
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 17
Kumu Hina
Hina Wong-Kalu is a māhū . That is the native Hawaiian term for a person who embodies both male and female spirit. In the language of Western culture a māhū would ...
rserven 05/04/2015 8
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
Sen. Gillibrand's report finds military sexual assault still 'vastly underreported'
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said Monday that sexual assaults committed by members of the military continue to be "vastly underreported" even as the military claims to be making progress ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/04/2015 21
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
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 104
Republican voters once again consumed by fear and 'values'
He might just make the cut with primary ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 32
Mitt Romney denies the reality of mass incarceration
Wow, Mitt Romney. Just wow. At a time when even many Republicans are pretending to care about ...
Laura Clawson 05/04/2015 73

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