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|Harry Reid is messing up Republican plans, again
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and ...
|Wisconsin Would Save More than Any Other State by Expanding Medicaid
||WI Budget Project||05/06/2015||4|
|Missouri Republicans Are Waging a War Against the Poor, And They Are Winning As Veto Override Occurs||Chris Reeves||05/06/2015||10|
|Charged for Being Poor: The High Cost of ATM Fees Charged to Public Benefits Recipients
“I'm spending money I desperately need on fees instead of diapers, my kid's allergy medicine, toilet paper… Sure, I can go elsewhere and avoid fees, but then I'd be out the cost of gas or the ...
|Anchorage AK voters trounce Koch-backed homophobe, elect Democratic mayor
|12 Million forest trees died last year in California and more almond trees got planted
As different as agricultural trees are from the forest, the California drought is devastating to the entire ecosystem with varying effects relative to the state's economy. The areas that will feel ...
|Overnight News Digest: "Miami 2017" Edition
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest (OND) for Tuesday, May 05, 2015. OND is a regular community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around ...
|Walmart Officials Apologize For Refusing To Write "Gay" On Cake For Gay/Straight Prom Couple
Anthony Martinez and Jacob Lescenski are the gay/straight couple from Nevada that went to their high school prom together. Anthony and Jacob are best friends. Apparently, Anthony's aunt was ...
|The left just won Alberta's provincial legislature—for the first time in 85 years
The interactive map above shows which party was leading just after 11 PM EST and ...
|Kaua'i official to Syngenta: Don't spray our schools with pesticides banned in your country
||Karen from Maui||05/05/2015||11|
|FOLLOW-UP: Gosh, turns out the ACA may *not* actually cost $5K/enrollee...
|Bernie and Moyers on Money in Politics.
Everyone talks about this problem of Money in Politics . Some Candidates have been talking about it long before "it was kool." Bernie Sanders on What Money Does to Politics (with Video) on ...
|Top Comments: Cinco de Mayo Edition
::Pours margaritas for everyone here at Top Comments tonight:: It's Cinco de Mayo ! What does that mean other than we all drink tequila and eat tacos? Follow me below the orange burrito after a ...
|Hillary Clinton sets gold standard on immigration in 2016
Hillary Clinton at Rancho ...
|Your favorite dance songs
Its been a long time since I've done a music based diary, so I thought I was due one tonight, In this diary I post some of my favorite dance songs of all time, and hope that you post some of yours ...
|ct's leaving and DKos stuff
I'm off to California tomorrow at 6:10 a.m. EDT. Who the hell leaves anywhere at that hour? Ok, so, I still have to do some cleaning because a cleanfreak is coming here to to take care of Roger ...
|The GOP slugfest for the almighty evangelical vote is on
Hold on to your hats, folks!
|I'm returning to the Democratic Party to Support Bernie Sanders
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing 5/5/2015: Animals In War Memorial
Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically. ~ Rabindranath ...
|The Evening Blues - 5-5-15
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 ...
|Bernie Sanders Town Hall Live on Periscope NOW Update:3
Hi guys, Bernie is live broadcasting a town hall event in Lanham, MD via the app Periscope right now. I can't figure out how to link the broadcast, but you can download Periscope from the App Store,
|The Perspective of a Country Boy on Democrats
I grew up in a town with a population of less than 100 people. I have lived in small towns in Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, and New York, and spent enough times in small towns in Pennsylvania to ...
|On "identity politics" and income inequality
|NYT Editorial board does transgender
On Monday the editorial staff of the New York Times launched a series about transgender rights. Transgender Today used up the entirety of the space usually used for editorials (usually three ...
|Blueberries . . .
Today is National Teacher Day. Schools are closed for the celebrations, right? Hah. Teachers have come to accept that we are often under- (or completely un-) appreciated, misunderstood, and maligned.
|My husband and I are being sued for being homosexuals
We've had a good run. We've been together 21 years, 7 of them legally wed. But this is all about to crash and burn around our ears thanks to 66-year-old Sylvia Driskell of Auburn Nebraska. ...
|Daily Kos Labor digest: John Oliver takes on standardized testing
And more: Sen. Patty Murray: Community members and civic leaders in cities and states across the country should absolutely keep fighting for living wages that work for their communities, but I ...
|Is 2016 a Good Opportunity for Progressives to Acquaint Voters with the Real Meaning of Socialism?
Let the smear tactics begin! Hopefully it will show the American people just what kind of scum conservatives and the GOP really are. Bernie Sanders, an independent and social democrat in the US ...
|DEA agents left student in cell for 5 days without food or water, barely punished
|Black Kos, Tuesday Chile
(Some) white folks haven't changed in over 40 years.* (Image courtesy of The Center of the Study of Political Graphics. Cartoonist is possibly Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black ...
|Why Tamir Rice has not yet been buried six months after being shot and killed by Cleveland police
Tamir in a photo taken in the month before he was shot and killed by Cleveland police Shot and killed by Officer Timothy Loehmann of the Cleveland ...
|Obama is a step closer to expanding overtime, but for how many American workers?
The Labor Department ...
|Head of Kansas GOP Calls Waitress Who Returned Brownback's Tip "Arrogantly Stupid" and "Ignorant"
|AZ Sheriff Mack: Justice Ginsburg Is A 'Very Senile And Evil' Person Who Will Destroy Marriage
The crazy religious (far) right is out and about and getting more panicked and outraged and paranoid every day. Why? Because the SCOTUS is ...
|US NEWS POLL: Bernie to win nomination (UPDATE w/ debate info)
With currently a staggering 829 votes ... Bernie Sanders is expected to win the nomination 61.52% to 38.48% . ** http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2015/04/30/bernie-sanders-will-challenge-...
|A Kossack Needs a Little Help
There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena . So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Lawson, "I shall fight for these principles as hard as I can, in jail or out."
They can put me in jail until the walls crumble, but they cannot stifle the cause for which I stand or destroy the great struggle in the interest of humanity. -John R. Lawson `````````````````````
|Fracking PR on Drinking Water Contamination Deconstructed
I wrote a long response to an article over at Slashdot about the ridiculously overblown fracking industry PR response to the recent discovery of an instance of fracking chemical contamination in ...
|On the Persistence of Racism, Part 2
(Note: This diary got so long that I decided to divide it in two. The first part briefly recounts US oppression of African Americans up to the Civil Rights movement of the sixties. This second part ...
|On the Persistence of Racism, Part 1
( Note: This diary got so long that I decided to divide it in two. The first part will briefly recount US oppression of African Americans up to the Civil Rights movement of the sixties. The second ...
|'Clinton Cash' author agrees he could be killed for writing about Hillary (aka be 'Vince Fostered')
Very dangerous woman ...
|First big debate test for GOP: Fitting all the clowns on the stage
Here's a 2012 Republican debate. Now double ...
|Mike Huckabee is (officially) running for president
And then there were ... [counts on fingers] ... six ...
|Poll: Clinton still strong despite attacks
Political junkies, even relatively casual ones, have long ...
|Do House Republicans want to investigate Benghazi or just go after Hillary Clinton?
Remember when she already testified to committees in both the House and Senate about Benghazi?
|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. ...
|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 ...
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 ...
|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 ...
|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!
|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 ...
|Hellraisers Journal: John Lawson, Hero of Colorado Coalfield Strike, Sentenced to Life in Prison
It is a privilege and a duty even by sacrifice to advance our priceless cause. I am therefore ready to receive the sentence this court should declare itself without either authority, right or ...
|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 ...
|The conservative answer on Baltimore: Blame the teachers
Kimberley Strassel What's responsible for Baltimore's problems? Republicans need answers other than "massive economic inequality, racism, and police violence," and when Republicans need answers but ...
|Marriage Equality - The #MarRef in Ireland
For those of you that hadn't yet heard, on 22 May 2015 - less than 3 weeks from today - a public referendum will be held to amend the constitution of the Republic of Ireland to recognize same-sex ...
|Republicans claim to care about inequality, but what would they do about it?
Jeb Bush Is this Mitt Romney's big legacy? Republican presidential candidates are straining to show that they really, really care about ...
|Media's Hillary obsession doesn't extend to what the Clinton Foundation actually does
Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the attacks on the Clinton Foundation's ...
|Republican clown car gets a little more crowded as Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina enter the race
Carly Fiorina The vast Republican presidential field is quickly shifting from one composed mostly of likely candidates to one of candidates who are all in. These days that's a largely technical ...
|an oil glut without drilling rigs; production, inventories and the fracklog...
on record inventories and near record production despite the collapse of oil patch ...
|What a Long, Strange Trip it's Been!
Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with Lupus. Tomorrow afternoon, I meet my rheumatologist. I have no idea what is going to happen, or if this is truly real; I feel like I’ve been living and ...
I like almost everything about the fitness center at University. I like the stylish two-story building: something like an Art Moderne airplane hangar. I like the stupendous view of the bay from the ...
|Ayn Randed Part 4: Substance Abuse
During the short space in my early 20s when I took Ayn Rand's philosophy seriously, it occurred to me more than once that perhaps I found it appealing because I could understand it. Kant? No, I can't,
|Hellraisers Journal: Landlords want tenant farmers with plenty of "force," meaning little children.
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday ...
|US Auto Industry Digs Itself Back Into the Same Hole
Talk about a flat learning curve - the US auto industry was bailed out back in 2009 as part of the TARP stimulus package for the banking and auto industry, but they're right back to the same ...
|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 ...
|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. ...
|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 ...
|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 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 ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Father Hagerty's Wheel of "Perfect Industrial Unionism" Offered for Study
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Tuesday ...
|The Easter Rising, 1916, Part I
On Easter Monday morning, April 24, 1916, hundreds of men and women arrived at Liberty Hall, Dublin, many by bicycle, ready to fight for their independence from England. They came from the Irish ...
|Obama touts education programs in weekly address
In a global economy, we’ve got to help ensure that everyone, of every age, in every zip code—urban and rural—has the chance to learn the skills that lead directly to a good job. President ...
|Shocking Facts for Anti-Blacks
Has anyone visited the comment section of an MSN news story, which involved police brutality of blacks, or just blacks? If you have, you probably noticed an ill feeling in your gut as you read the ...
|IAN: Saturday, May 2, 2015, Phases of the Moon, Part 3, The Full Flower Moon
Photo Credit: NASA Today, I hope to entertain you and include some sciencey stuff. Because astrology is both art and science.
|Baltimore's curfew hits service workers and small businesses hard
If you work something close to a 9-5 schedule, a 10 p.m. ...
|Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones Celebrates 83 Years, Recalls Birthday Spent in Jail for "Her Boys"
I am down at the Fleetwood whenever they want to put me in jail for violation of the law. Come along for me, come. There is coming a day when I will take the whole bunch of you and put you in jail.
|Where are the New York Times and Washington Post reports on 'Clinton Cash' errors?
What do you know. The New York Times ...
|House Benghazi czar details his conditions for not looking through Hillary Clinton's email server
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Hmm. Hmmmm. Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chair of the House Benghazi Committee, ...
|Jeb Bush: 'I'm a total nerd' for racism with a scientific veneer
Jeb Bush ...
|Clinton campaign knocks Republican effort to block D.C. anti-discrimination law
House Republicans voted Thursday to block a Washington, D....
|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 ...
|Hellraisers Journal: State Rests in Murder Trial of John R. Lawson, Hero of the Colorado Coal Miners
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday ...
|House Republicans voting to override D.C. anti-discrimination law, because 'liberty'
At his Thursday press conference, House Speaker John ...
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