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The most racist areas in the United States
Colors changed so the map can be seen by all. Original is below the fold. Click ...
Susan Grigsby 05/03/2015 124
Religious Right Outraged Over CBS Correctly Calling FRC An SPLC Designated Anti-Gay Hate Group
Last Sunday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was on Face The Nation to discuss marriage equality. Prior to beginning the discussion/interview, Bob Scheiffer mentioned that CBS had ...
librarisingnsf 05/03/2015 47
Connect! Unite! Act! NYC, Dallas & EPIC Glacier Nat'l Park Meet-ups — Ever Attended an Auction?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Steven Payne 05/03/2015 90
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 176
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 ...
Laura Clawson 05/02/2015 9
Community Quilt for Otteray Scribe's Daughter, CelticLassie URGENT
TrueBlueMajority's quilt It breaks my heart that this quilt is needed -- yet it is needed, urgently. UPDATE: The situation is dire. CelticLassie's brother and sister-in-law are on their way. ...
Sara R 05/02/2015 134
Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 John P. Parker (1827 – February 4, 1900) was an African-American abolitionist, inventor, iron moulder and ...
Black Kos 05/01/2015 181
Baltimore's curfew hits service workers and small businesses hard
If you work something close to a 9-5 schedule, a 10 p.m. ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 6
Beyond Baltimore and Freddie Gray: How Race Riots and Theft Made White America
Baltimore’s young people responded to the police theft of Freddie Gray’s life with protests that eventually grew into a spasm of violence. While the direct motivator, Gray’s death is not the ...
chaunceydevega 05/01/2015 8
Geert Wilders. An ill wind blowin' to Texas
Geert Wilders, heads the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) in The Netherlands At the invitation of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), one of the most divisive bigots in ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/01/2015 62
Top Comments: The Sound and the Fury
But First, A Word From Our ...
Steven Payne 04/30/2015 56
A short note on Baltimore and that sort of thing
Property is theft. -- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. -- Frederick Douglass So what white America told black America was: "Two ...
Cassiodorus 04/30/2015 5
Tony Perkins claims churches will lose federal tax exemptions over marriage equality ruling
Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University is a deeply conservative institution catering to fundamentalist Christians. The laundry list of rules students must abide by are ...
Steven Payne 04/30/2015 77
Daily Kos Labor digest: Port truck drivers explain why they're striking
Here's more on the strike. In other news: University of Chicago nurses narrowly avert a strike . Here are all the ...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 2
Screw $10.10, Democrats now pushing for a $12 minimum wage
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) ...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 77
Top Comments: When the State of Mississippi banned Sesame Street
But First, A Word From Our ...
Steven Payne 04/28/2015 68
Riots: From Stonewall to Baltimore
The unrest in Baltimore, brought on by the death of Freddie Gray, has been the source of a lot of commentary in the world of social media. My Facebook feed is full of people offering their opinions ...
FogCityJohn 04/28/2015 61
Daily Kos Labor digest: Massachusetts takes over city's schools despite protest
Despite the hundreds of community members who turned out Monday to protest and testify against a state takeover of schools in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary ...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 2
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
How much longer? Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez I'm not even sure why I am asking this question, except right now I'm tired. Saw ...
Black Kos 04/28/2015 185
Bumble Bee Foods faces charges for worker killed in pressure cooker
Here's something you may find less than appetizing after reading this story. What does it take for criminal charges to be filed in a workplace death? ...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 63
Dear White America: Please Stop Talking About Martin Luther King Jr. and the Baltimore 'Riots'
Freddie Gray was killed by Baltimore's police. Baltimore's ghetto youthocracy responded with protests and an exhalation of random street violence. The killing of Freddie Gray, an unarmed black man ...
chaunceydevega 04/28/2015 222
Democrats push for higher wages for Senate janitors and cafeteria workers
Days after Senate janitors and cafeteria workers walked out to protest low wages, and after one janitor's homelessness made news, ...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 17
Trumka: 'Will our candidates listen' to workers' concerns in 2016 race?
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka The union movement is beginning its traditional campaign season dance with Democrats, in which union leaders push Democratic candidates to make working ...
Laura Clawson 04/28/2015 36
BFSkinner bled again. Back in hospital, awaiting surgery.
Sigh. Our friend BFSkinner returned to the emergency room on Friday due to intestinal blood loss and extreme weakness. He remains hospitalized at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, ...
2thanks 04/27/2015 57
Pat Robertson: Lesbian this, lesbian that, she doesn't know what kind of sex she's supposed to be
Asshole for Jesus, Pat Robertson, had some choice words for the distraught mother of a lesbian teenager: put your kid in a Christian "re-education" camp. Terry Meeuwsen : "I've been having issues ...
Steven Payne 04/27/2015 84
Five ways the DEA is redundant
America survived for almost 200 years without the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Somehow, we muddled through all of those years without this expensive boondoggle of an agency. Richard Nixon was ...
Susan Grigsby 04/26/2015 86
Connect! Unite! Act! Bisbee, NYC & Glacier National Park Meet-up — Drive-in Theaters?
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
Steven Payne 04/26/2015 95
Now they just kill us one by one
Cartoon decrying the Hamburg massacre of July 1876 As people raise a hue and cry, for a media minute, about yet another police murder of an unarmed black man—this time Walter Scott ...
Denise Oliver Velez 04/26/2015 298
This Week in the War on Women
This week's categories may seem a bit strange and lopsided. There is lots of interesting stuff about reproductive choice, including the choice more women are making not to have children at all. ...
ramara 04/25/2015 20
This week in the war on workers: The scary GOP plan for transportation funding
There are 61,000 structurally deficient bridges in the United States, and this is what congressional Republicans want to do to transportation funding:
Laura Clawson 04/25/2015 41
Human Rights activist Sabeen Mehmud assassinated in Pakistan
A leading Pakistani human rights activist has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Karachi after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in the province of Balochistan. Sabeen Mehmud was shot ...
Denise Oliver Velez 04/25/2015 45
Teacher explains how standardized testing is hurting her first graders
A New York teacher has written a remarkable letter to Diane Ravitch explaining how the focus on standardized testing is hurting her students. Her first-grade students . Even though these kids won'...
Laura Clawson 04/25/2015 120
The economy is increasingly rigged against workers with less education
It probably won't come as a surprise that less-educated American workers have been struggling to make a living in recent years, but the ...
Laura Clawson 04/25/2015 149
Top Comments: Two very different videos about the same thing
Tonight I am featuring two videos about marriage equality that made me tear up for very different reasons. The first video I watched ...
Steven Payne 04/24/2015 69
Kitchen Table Kibitzing, 4/24/15
Sara R 04/24/2015 65
Black Kos, Week In Review
It is such a shame Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar Ben Affleck was mortified to find out that he had at least one slave-owning ancestor. So humiliated, in fact, that he asked Professor ...
Black Kos 04/24/2015 140
It's long past time to take away Obama's flying death robots
Back in 2013, in the aftermath of his murder of Americans Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16 year old son, when Mr. Obama was trying to justify his arrogated powers to incinerate people with his fleet of ...
joe shikspack 04/24/2015 379
The TPP and climate change: two issues at once!
OK, so first the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Nobody is allowed to see it, but it's going to pass. The White House is working with Republicans on this one . One of the things TPP will ...
Cassiodorus 04/24/2015 22
Scott Walker and Chris Christie show off the GOP's job-creation chops
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Republicans have been itching to show how much better ...
Laura Clawson 04/24/2015 27
The Daily Bucket--Hallucinating at the Pond
Standin' in the sunlight laughin' Hidin' behind a rainbow's wall Slippin' and a-slidin' All along the waterfall With you, my blue billed duck You my blue billed duck The Backyard Science group ...
6412093 04/24/2015 89
Civics lesson from Mike Huckabee: Supreme Court ruling on marriage no big thing
Mike Huckabee has never had the surest grip on reality. A ...
Steven Payne 04/23/2015 95
Jimmy Carter: 'Losing My Religion For Equality'
For most of his life, Jimmy Carter has been an advocate for human rights. In 1982, one year after leaving the Oval Office, the former US President and his wife Rosalynn Carter, founded ...
Leslie Salzillo 04/23/2015 582
Daily Kos Labor digest: Wage theft, expendable workers, and taking on the chain
Laura Clawson 04/23/2015 2
Taco Bell brings 6,000 tacos to Capitol Hill in annual lobbying event
Don't say the fast food industry never did anything for all that it gets from Congress, like a low minimum wage and support in the industry's efforts to keep workers from organizing unions or ...
Laura Clawson 04/23/2015 36
What If? Rewriting History--The General Strike that Toppled Reagan
Most of us know about President Reagan crushing the air traffic controllers’ (the PATCO union) strike in 1981, and how most labor unions failed to respond. Next we suffered through the accelerated ...
6412093 04/23/2015 37
Sign Warren's Petition -- So 'We CAN Read This'
On elizabethwarren.com You can't read this by Elizabeth Warren, elizabethwarren.com -- April 22, 2015 Have you seen what’s in the new TPP trade deal? Most likely, you haven’t – and don’t ...
jamess 04/22/2015 99
Judge approves NFL concussion settlement
A federal judge has approved ...
Laura Clawson 04/22/2015 11
Senate janitors and cooks walk out in fight for $15
Contract workers in federal buildings once again walked out and rallied with supporters on Wednesday as they continue pressing the federal government to raise employment standards. Workers ...
Laura Clawson 04/22/2015 57
"Toppling the 1%" and the Need for a Leftist
From the Huffington Post's Zach Carter: Hillary Clinton Calls For 'Toppling' The 1 Percent Hillary Clinton believes that strengthening the middle class and alleviating income inequality will ...
Cassiodorus 04/22/2015 22
$70,000 minimum pay turns out to be good for business
Remember Dan Price, the CEO who cut his own pay to raise the minimum annual pay at his company to $70,...
Laura Clawson 04/22/2015 106
BREAKING/ACTION: Rachel Maddow: House to vote on Fast Track TOMORROW
At the end of Rachel Maddow's discussion about President Obama's interview with Chris Matthews, she announced that the House was going to have its vote on Fast Track *tomorrow.* This is the first I'...
Brown Thrasher 04/21/2015 8
Daily Kos Labor digest: Fair shares and Common Core concerns
Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled legislature is trying to pass a law that would block Philadelphia's paid sick leave law retroactively and prevent other cities and towns in the state from ...
Laura Clawson 04/21/2015 4
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
That's a fact. And a problem Brief Notes on Black Mental Health by Chitown Kev Last night, I was all set to do a column on a very different subject when an Al Jazeera story on the death of 17-year ...
Black Kos 04/21/2015 110
Michael Dyson Versus Cornel West is Not Boxing, It is Professional Wrestling
Michael Dyson and Cornel West are involved in a very public and ugly feud. Dyson attempted to "ether" West in an almost 10,000 word essay written for The New Republic called "The Ghost of Cornel ...
chaunceydevega 04/21/2015 17
Workers say Walmart closed stores to retaliate against activists
Workers strike at the ...
Laura Clawson 04/21/2015 49
Monday Murder Mystery: When women decide that enough is enough
I don't know if any of you have been following the fight over the Hugo Awards in science fiction and fantasy—I wrote about it last week in Freeping the Hugos . In a ...
Susan Grigsby 04/20/2015 57
Not just fast food: Full-service restaurant chains pay poverty wages, too
Fast food isn't the only part of the restaurant industry where workers are seriously underpaid. A recent report from the ...
Laura Clawson 04/20/2015 35
If He's Black, He's Dead: What Happens When a White Murder Suspect Attacks an Ohio Police Officer?
We should never forget that America is a house built on the bodies of black and brown people. They are also the kindling for the fire that fueled the American melting pot. The State has a ...
chaunceydevega 04/20/2015 36
The Daily Bucket--Voracious Invaders
What I wanted: What I got:
6412093 04/20/2015 116
Banned books, authors of color, and characters of diversity
Made the list in 2010, 2011 and 2013 There is a movement within the science fiction and fantasy community to restrain the increasing diversity of award-winning novels. Too many women and ...
Susan Grigsby 04/19/2015 168

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