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With Carly Fiorina's Announcement, GOP Clown Car Ver.2016 Filling Up Fast
Already declared (more or less): Ted Cruz Marco Rubio Jeb Bush Rand Paul Ben Carson Carly Fiorina In the mix (but not yet declared) Rick Santorum Mike Huckabee Caribou Barbie Scott Walker Did I ...
Zadatz 05/04/2015 16
O'Malley Rips Boehner's Crocodile Tears on MTP & Calls for Urban Agenda
Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley came out swinging today on Meet the Press. He took on Bohener and the GOP's latest talking points and said we need an urban agenda.
askew 05/03/2015 22
Ten things I would do If I were Bernie's campaign manager...
1. He'd be in the South Bronx, rural West Virginia and South Texas and every place like it. On foot. Every single day. Even in red states. NOT in Berkeley or Santa Fe or the Upper West Side. Or any ...
brooklynbadboy 05/03/2015 106
The OPOL Report: Fake change in a new box edition
Look, I don't know what we're supposed to do about our bullshit political system but it seems to me that it must start with facing up to the facts. Believing that this time, someone is actually ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/03/2015 140
Bernie Sanders's DIY campaign
Is buying Sanders an ad on reddit really the best use of funds? OTOH, if the specter of married gay pizza in Indiana can crowdfund nearly a million dollars, perhaps it can happen, although ...
annieli 05/03/2015 7
Which 3 Dems Want DC Employers to be Able to Fire Women for Their Reproductive Choices?
On Thursday, the House voted to overturn the District's Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014, which the DC City Council passed unanimously in December. What did DC's bill do?
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/03/2015 9
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:
Ojibwa 05/03/2015 5
Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
The end is near. By this I mean that I'm entering the home stretch of this year's six week long experiment in reprinting old diaries as I lurch grimly toward Kalamazoo. The paper is partially done,
Ellid 05/02/2015 23
Bernie Sanders will crush Hillary Clinton, if left-wing populism is growing
If left-wing populism is growing, Bernie Sanders will crush Hillary Clinton It's actually quite simple: Voter apathy in the United States is so extreme that even a tiny movement can generate ...
Draxinum 05/02/2015 116
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
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 ...
Ojibwa 05/02/2015 12
You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Banned Book News I linked to an earlier story on this in a previous YCRT! diary, but here's more ...
pwoodford 05/02/2015 6
Nate Cohn is right: Its really hard to be Barack Obama of 2008
BROOKLYN!!! Let me count the ways. Refute them if you can. 1. Timing. Barack Obama would not have even thought of challenging Hillary Clinton were it not for two extremely fortunate ...
brooklynbadboy 05/02/2015 163
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 ...
abaldwin 05/02/2015 143
Do Kittens Lie?
Founding Members of Hair Club for ...
glb3 05/02/2015 21
Bernie Sanders is not running against Hillary Clinton, he's running for us...
I am 100% in for Bernie Sanders' campaign for the Democratic Party nomination, and for president. For the longest time, Bernie Sanders has represented my viewpoint on policy and my viewpoint on good ...
Addison 05/01/2015 274
Books Go Boom!   Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
Brecht 05/01/2015 64
The Evening Blues - 5-1-15
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 05/01/2015 118
Watch Jon Stewart and Judith Miller
http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/news/a34707/daily-show-jon-stewart-judith-miller-iraq-wmd-interview/ "Hubris": New Documentary Reexamines the Iraq War "Hoax" http://www.motherjones.com/...
Vet63 05/01/2015 9
Bernie Sanders for America
Originally posted here The big news this week for political junkies, the kind that pay attention between elections and sometimes naively believe that progress is possible, is that Senator Bernie ...
The Kraken1 05/01/2015 11
PRAGMATIC DIARY: Fighting Voter ID Disenfranchisement
Ok, so photo ID is the law of the land in many states. The NCSL places state-level voter ID laws in one of the following categories: From Wikipedia Strict photo ID in effect: Georgia, Indiana, ...
stophurtingamerica 05/01/2015 7
House committee passes bill to curtail mass surveillance
The House Judiciary Committee struck a blow against Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 20
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
The Cavalry is Coming: the kids are alright
Over the course of the last 50 years, we've seen some remarkable generational shifts that ushered in dramatic political change. From Kevin Phillips' Emerging Republican Majority , to Ruy Teixera's ...
Velvet Revolution 05/01/2015 18
Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal, others indicted
Gov. Chris Christie's high-school buddy and former Port ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 83
O'Malley: We Are Capable of More
Former Maryland Governor O'Malley has spent the past two days on the ground in Baltimore the city he loves and governed as Mayor from 1999 - 2007. While he's been in Baltimore, the national media ...
askew 05/01/2015 11
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
Republicans plotting how to take 8 million Obamacare customers hostage
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Republicans might ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 52
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. ...
Ojibwa 05/01/2015 17
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, ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015 73
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 ...
gjohnsit 05/01/2015 29
Chairman of Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee says private equity will not fix problem
Yesterday afternoon, I heard this stunning interview with Anirban Basu, CEO of Sage Policy Group and Chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee. In the interview, Mr. Basu said ...
akadjian 05/01/2015 7
Justice Department announces $20 million body camera pilot program
Attorney General Loretta Lynch capped her first, ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 66
Which 8 Dems Don't Think VA Doctors Should Be Able to Recommend Medical Marijuana to Sick Veterans?
Yesterday, I wrote about the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs appropriations bill that the House just passed. I wanted to highlight the vote on the medical marijuana amendment in its own ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/01/2015 8
Books In My Life: The Lure of Murder
The other day, I was perusing our Netflix watchlist for movies to stream as well as the Recently Watched list and then all the Because You Watched This, You Might Like This suggestions, and I turned ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/01/2015 9
Which 18 Democrats Want Guantanamo to be Open Forever?
As I noted yesterday,, the House passed its Military Construction-Veterans Affairs appropriations bill and voted on a series of amendments. I wanted to highlight the Gitmo vote in a separate diary.
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/01/2015 7
Young Professionals Vote
Just a brief. I've had it up to my neck with people saying Bernie can't win. That he's too old. Etc etc etc. Enough. I'm 32. My friends range from 24-37. We vote every election. And the minute ...
DAISHI 05/01/2015 14
Which 19 Democrats Think that the Pentagon Budget Isn't Bloated Enough?
The House began voting on appropriations bills today, starting with military construction and veterans' programs. House Republicans boosted military spending above the level of agreed-to spending ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 04/30/2015 8
Reflecting On GOP's Plans for 2016 Primaries
Bernie Sanders's announcement that he was running for President, and the ensuing fulfillment of the potential for a lively Democratic primary after all, got me thinking about primary season in ...
pierre9045 04/30/2015 25
Texans for Bernie Sanders: Getting Involved
I am wanting to get involved with the Bernie Sanders for President Campaign. Yesterday I diaried about that here on Daily Kos. Today, with his announcement I jumped in and went to his website: ...
AndyT 04/30/2015 3
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 ...
Dallasdoc 04/30/2015 343
Write On! Cheez-Its and Genre
Hello, writers. Write On! has returned now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope that will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. I mentioned last week ...
SensibleShoes 04/30/2015 108
The Evening Blues - 4-30-15
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 04/30/2015 65
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
The Only Chart You Need To Pick a President
I was born in 1979. It's a year that many economists have now found to be a turning point. From the end of the Great Depression until the year I was born, American productivity and prosperity ...
greywolfe359 04/30/2015 27
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
House Republicans nearly prove they love Wall Street more than the troops
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, veteran, saves the day. House Republicans were all set ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 23
Rand Paul's advisers explain to him why joking about riots might be bad
And just think, it's only April. Of 2015.
Hunter 04/30/2015 73
Republicans Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio obstruct Republican Senate on Iran vote
This is precisely what Republican leadership deserved to get when recruiting and backing unhinged zealots like the newly elected Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Now ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 47
Just how crazy could the GOP's 2016 field get? Oh, let us count the ways
Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus has a ...
Kerry Eleveld 04/30/2015 60
Republicans scramble to get out of the Obamacare mess they created for themselves
Republican lawmakers know very well that they're in an ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 186
Self-publishing 101: How and why to copyright your book
I just received my official copyright notice so I thought I'd take a minute today to talk about copyrighting. The process itself is relatively easy but some of the questions along the way were a ...
akadjian 04/30/2015 18
Jeb Bush's tricky gay tightrope walk
When it comes to same-sex marriage and LGBT issues, Jeb Bush has been walking the ...
Kerry Eleveld 04/30/2015 19
Mike Huckabee: Supreme Court 'cannot overrule God'
American Taliban It's the ...
Hunter 04/30/2015 188
House GOP foriegn policy backlash
Three days ago the House Armed Services Committee inserted a controversial provision into an Iraqi aid bill. Republican war-policy writers are demanding that the United States recognize Kurdish ...
gjohnsit 04/30/2015 3
Ted Cruz says Barack Obama has 'inflamed racial tensions'
Makes Sarah Palin look like an intellectual.
Hunter 04/30/2015 71
Who's the more 'serious' presidential candidate: Rand Paul or Bernie Sanders?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (R-VT)
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 119
Bernie Sanders will run on the issues, not the nonsense
[UPDATE] Thanks @HillaryClinton . Looking forward to debating the big issues: income inequality, climate change & getting big money out of politics. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 30, ...
Armando 04/30/2015 375
Baltimore Orioles team executive explained the Freddie Gray protests as few have
The Baltimore Orioles baseball team has been ...
Laurence Lewis 04/30/2015 95
House Republicans' pull spending bill because they were afraid it would pass
Rep. Chris Van Hollen The House has started working on spending bills, and of course has started with the most important thing ever: defense. But they encountered a big hiccup right out of the box, ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 8
Screw $10.10, Democrats now pushing for a $12 minimum wage
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) ...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 77
Indians 201: Wodziwob's Ghost Dance
During the nineteenth century there were a number of religious movements that developed among diverse Indian tribes. One of these, called the Ghost Dance by non-Indians, arose among the Paiute in ...
Ojibwa 04/30/2015 3
Washington Post struggles with the idea that Hillary Clinton is not the same person as her husband
Not a picture of conjoined twins. A ...
Laura Clawson 04/30/2015 170
Strong Numbers for Clinton in Two New NC Polls
If this is going to be the third presidential election in a row where Republicans can't count on winning North Carolina...they are in deep, deep trouble. A couple of new polls should do nothing to ...
Scan 04/30/2015 23
Republican governors see Medicaid expansion as another opportunity to stigmatize working poor
Take a close look at that chart, ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 32
Bernie 2016: Volunteer link, Issues Page, petition to end Citizens United, Donate, etc.
Join the Campaign or Sign up to Volunteer for specific tasks or Sign up for Updates . To donate: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lets-go-bernie Stand with Bernie We are at a moment of ...
distraught 04/30/2015 131
Dialogue, Schmieologue
I see traces of welcome for Bernie Sanders stepping up for the presidential race here. Unfortunately, it is couched in the parenthetical hope that it may push Hillary to the left, or "start a ...
boriskamite 04/29/2015 4
Sanders for President: can the far-fetched not also be McGovern / Mondale
More quixotic progressivism at its best and worth so many bits/bytes of rux/sox in DK, and acceptable only if the party runs a complete 50-state campaign to retake Congress as well. Sanders is ...
annieli 04/29/2015 19
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. There are often ...
cfk 04/29/2015 87
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
Appetite For Blather: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
You have no one but you to blame if you cannot hear the sky. When the air is jelled and cloying, the phone book will not open. Soil packs too hard for fingernails, too soft for pails and shovels. ...
ruleoflaw 04/28/2015 14
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
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
Tom Sawyer ejaculates! And when word meanings change
I was startled to find not one, but two ejaculations on the pages of “Tom Sawyer.” And here I wasn’t even sure the 139-year-old Tom has been through puberty. I wondered if perhaps I’d ...
8days2amish 04/27/2015 10
LGBT Literature: We Are Everywhere (and a call for writers)
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
Chrislove 04/26/2015 14
Update & Thank You from Youffraita
Hey all, if you were around last Wednesday, Youffraita got some bad news about being evicted from her apartment on very short notice. Thanks to belinda ridgewood's diary , Youffraita got some needed ...
not a lamb 04/26/2015 20
Research Rewind: Around the World With Clueless Tourists
A month from now, my captivity will all be over. That's because I'll have, God willing, finished my paper, driven out to Kalamazoo with Ysabel, delivered my paper, become part of the new troika in ...
Ellid 04/25/2015 34
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
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
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
He Could Have Been the Greatest Kossack There Ever Was. This is His Story. (Poll)
Had he lived in our times, he (we'll call him Bill) could have been a prominent blogger on Daily Kos. In fact, given his way with words and unique ability to coin new phrases, I'm sure he'd have ...
JekyllnHyde 04/23/2015 131
Write On! Waking up.
Hello, writers. Write On! is returning now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope this will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. Lately, for various ...
SensibleShoes 04/23/2015 49
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
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Gripping Adventures
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. My readers are ...
cfk 04/22/2015 81
Judge approves NFL concussion settlement
A federal judge has approved ...
Laura Clawson 04/22/2015 11

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