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|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 :
|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 ...
|May Day! May Day: Dancing In the Street
August 9, 2014, Ferguson Missouri, black man shot by cop, left on ground, dead, ID: Michael Brown. Early morning April 12, 2015, 26-year-old Freddie Gray made eye contact with Baltimore police ...
|The Reasonable Voice||05/05/2015||2|
|Reinforcing myths, instead of busting them
For anyone interested in debunking climate change myths, there's a great resource that should be your first read: the Debunking Handbook . It's a short and simple guide on what to do and what not to ...
|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 ...
|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-...
|"Volcanoes" of gas, mud (chemicals?) and water erupt during drilling.||Pakalolo||05/04/2015||11|
|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 ...
|Scientists abandon California snowpack measurement, because–why bother?
Nothing to see here! Two years ago, scientists at UCLA predicted there would ...
|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 :
|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-
|Delingpole's Deepwater Disrespect
We spend a lot of time talking about James Delingpole, and occasionally it seems like maybe we're picking on him a bit too much (and giving him more attention than he deserves). But then he goes ...
|Let's Cube Root... Massachusetts!
Here's a state that should make everybody happy. It's the most populous state where you can make all of the districts blue with minimal tortuous borders. Next week, we will begin looking at states ...
|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,
|Open thread for night owls. Do progressives need to make better emotional ties when organizing?
Excerpted by Alternet from Michael Bader'...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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:
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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.
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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|
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Thawing permafrost could boost global warming in more ways than one
Rapidly thawing Arctic permafrost and coastal erosion on the Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, near Point Lonely, AK. Photo Taken in August, 2013 Power plants and automobiles burning fossil fuels 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 :
|Congressional Scouting Report Reveals Who's Hitting Homeruns, Striking Out for Clean Air
Spring time means baseball season for so many - a nice evening out at the ballpark with a hot dog, peanuts, and a cold beverage. We all love a homerun, except when it's against our team, of course.
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/30/2015||3|
|Chances of ending federal executions diminished with Eric Holder's departure
Eric Holder was conducting a review of the death penalty, but it ...
|Dear Bill Gates, Will you lead on climate change?
We've tried everything else, it's time to ask a member of our own oligarchy if he will lead us in humanities greatest challenge. The Gates Foundation has done many good things including helping to ...
|HRC vs. Bernie: Not Sure There's A Future Here [UPDATE]
Pragmatically speaking, is it possible for the Bernie camp, those who have not forgotten Hope and Change, and the HRC camp, those who are glad and/or resigned to her inevitable coronation, to ride ...
|Words In Action||04/30/2015||165|
|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 ...
|"Lest We Forget Those Who Denied"
Ian Wolter's "Lest We Forget Those Who Denied" As a tribute to six of the UK's leading climate change deniers, Anglia Ruskin University student Ian ...
|New Oil Drilling in West Scarred Land Harmed Ecosystems
A recent study published in the prestigious journal Science shows that the fragile ecosystems of the West have suffered extensive damage as a result of increased drilling for oil and gas. This ...
|Super El Nino Likely as Huge Warm Water Wave Hits West Coast, Extreme Marine Die Off Developing
Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, which reached ...
|List of Reasons to be Alarmed, and Response to Comments from my Previous Diary
Here is my list of things that could cause the deaths of tens of millions, even billions, of us human animals. 1. Climate change 2. War 3. Disease 4. Economic collapse 5. Peak oil Let's ...
|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 ...
|A simple way to show solidarity with Nepal during reconstruction
My adult daughters, in a strange turnaround, keep demanding to know my exact whereabouts these days, since the earthquake here in Nepal. I am fine and I was nowhere near the epicenter. My teaching ...
|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 ...
|Midday open thread: GDP growth 0.2%, Nevadans back 'net metering' that boosts rooftop solar
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Satire to die for :
|The elephant in the living room: soil
The complexity of our global situation is not easily understood when we approach it piecemeal. It is a system and all of its "parts" are interacting. Carbon is a common thread but we look at it ...
|Senate kills amendment that would have made Iran agreement a treaty. Condoleezza Rice helps
Condoleeza Rice says the Iran deal is "classically an executive agreement and doesn't need to be a treaty... " The Senate voted 39-57 Tuesday night for an amendment that would have required the ...
|CA Governor Brown comes out swinging; calls for more aggressive state climate goals
How do you like me now? California Governor Jerry Brown is feeling the heat, ...
|Best of the BEST
Back in 2012, a scientist who was skeptical of human-caused global warming named Richard Mueller conducted an independent investigation of the temperature record to determine whether or not the ...
|John Kerry: Climate leadership needs to come from mayors & citizens in lieu of government commitment
Remember Arctic Ice? There's less of it every year. Extraordinary words coming from our Secretary of State who seems to be hitting his stride. He seems born to the job and his passion for the ...
|Iceberg B-34 frees itself from Antarctica's Getz ice sheet and proceeds to scour the sea floor.
'It's catastrophic, really. They kill 99 per cent of things they come in contact with". David Barnes, British Antarctic Survey An iceberg 17 miles long, now named B-34 , cracked and broke loose ...
|Open thread for night owls. Reich: Why so many Americans feel powerless
Robert Reich writes Why So Many Americans Feel So Powerless : As I travel around America, I’m struck by how utterly powerless most people feel. The companies we work for, the businesses we buy ...
|Charles Koch acknowledges 'climate change', offers to buy California a glass of water
It's not like 'we' are going to accept his glass of water, if it exists, (it doesn't) having just gotten an ample HALF inch of rain this past weekend and we're GOOD TO GO for at least three, maybe ...
|Climate Expert Hayhoe Assailed at Austin City Council Meeting||greenman3610||04/28/2015||10|
|Dept. of Ed gives dreadful advice to Corinthian students: Transfer to other for-profit colleges
One of Corinthian Colleges' for-profit campuses. The drawn-out collapse of Corinthian Colleges was completed Sunday with the company's announcement that 28 of its campuses would be immediately ...
|Midday open thread: Seminal R.I. wind farm starts construction, federal R&D spending keeps falling
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is To protect and to sever :
|Senate global warming deniers scheme to undermine Obama and wreck any Paris 2015 climate pact
Sen. Jim "Snowball" Inhofe, (R-Kochland) wants to wreck Obama's efforts on the Paris 2015 climate agreement. While right-wingers in Congress await the results ...
|How Apple single-handedly lays waste to conservative ideology||kos||04/28/2015||364|
|New study forecasts big increases in extreme weather from human-caused global warming
More of these will be part of global warming's impacts, scientists predict. The name of the study by Erich M. Fischer and Reto Knutti is a mouthful—
|Transit and Tomatoes Today April 28 in SC
Charleston, SC- Transit in the Lowcountry needs your support today. While we’ve been working to plan a better system for the future long standing problems and exposure to the dysfunctions of our ...
|Open thread for night owls. De Blasio pushes economic and eco justice in sustainability plan
Katherine Bagley at Inside Climate News writes NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio pushes environmental and economic justice in sustainability plan : Environmental ...
|Clinton's support for precinct-based 50-state strategy the right move for any Democratic candidate
Making new an old-fashioned party-building ...
|First U.S. Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground
Deepwater Wind employees assemble pieces of the Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island. Today, the U.S. took another big step in the transition beyond coal to a clean energy, as the nation's first ...
|Mary Anne Hitt||04/27/2015||21|
|Lipsky Family Wins a Victory on Range Resources SLAPP Law Suit at Texas Supreme Court
The Lipsky Family in Parker County, TX has defeated a Range Resources petition in a SLAPP lawsuit seeking to reinstate certain business disparagement and civil conspiracy claims brought by the ...
|The Lusty Meatless Monday
Who knew that the easiest and most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (pdf) to slow the worst effects of climate change could also be your simplest route to a lusty, sexy you. It ...
|Koch funded Heartland Institute sends scientists to correct Pope Frances on Global Warming
The Koch funded Heartland Institute is sending some of its industry compliant scientists to Rome to correct Pope Francis ideas about Global Warming. Koch-backed group sending ‘real scientists’ ...
|Anything for a buck! Rick Scott ponders timber companies cutting down the trees in FL state parks.
Image Credit: Pakalolo Shhhh! Florida republicans are quietly plotting a nefarious plan to allow the private sector the opportunity to harvest the trees in our State parks and natural areas, ...
|President Obama's Anger Translator Not Needed For Climate Change
from 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner: You won't wanna miss this! full video here Full transcript ...
|Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse||04/25/2015||103|
|Kinnickinnic River Photos Part II.
Not all is politics. When I'm not working, or being a political geek, I like getting outdoors, taking photos, running. But sometimes the political and the personal intersect. There are some, today, ...
|Washington State Kossacks - It's Time to Help CarbonWA - Initiative #732
Calling on Washington State Kossacks to put some adrenaline into the mix. It's time. Time for a carbon tax reality check: There are only two carbon pricing policies on the table in Washington ...
|Competing WA cap-and-trade ballot initiative? A modest proposal to stop the insanity
Washington State faces the possibility of competing 2016 climate ballot initiatives. A carbon tax initiative forwarded by grassroots citizens group Carbon Washington is already on the streets. ...
|SMGB: A Big Bloom in the Desert Vol. 11.9
Good morning everyone and welcome to SMGB, the Death Valley in Bloom Edition. It's Ed in Montana here, having returned from our second Winter season of campground hosting in Death Valley National ...
|Ed in Montana||04/25/2015||182|
|Sanford Stalling Charleston Transit Progress
From Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit This statement was prepared for the April 23rd. protest at the Office of US Congressman Mark Sanford in Mount Pleasant, SC. At that ...
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