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|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 ...
|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 ...
|A vapid Jack Shafer schools Hillary Clinton
Jack Shafer has spent his most of his 40 years of adult life as what passes for a journalist these days. Those two facts alone should give you a clear understanding of why he writes for Politico, ...
|Conservatives really hate America
We had visitors in from the Midwest (Kansas City) this weekend, folks we hadn't seen in many years. This was their first trip to New York and they wanted to do touristy things, which was fine. Now ...
|Scoring the Campaigns Week 1
How are the presidential campaigns doing? Hillary Clinton: C+
|Im really happy Ben Carson will announce for president
May 4th, this man will make Democrats smile. May 4th will be the day that this Democrat raises toast to Ben Carson, certified batshit crazy nutjob, as ...
|Who will be Bill Bradley this cycle?
I have a very simple theory, which I will quote here to save time: Chances are were going to lose. (3+ / 0-) Even with the bestest most progressivey campaign ever. It is going to be difficult to ...
|WaPo poll has Clinton at 66% and O'Malley at 1%
New WaPo ABC news poll has Hillary Clinton in an absolutely dominant position among Democrats. My take: If you lump in the Warren ...
|Populists didn't leave the Dems, bible thumpers, bigots and gun nuts did
The big problem with 'populists, ' which in the context of this diary means white guys, leaving the Democratic Party has absolutely nothing to do with cozying up to Wall Street. Or neo-liberal ...
|Elizabeth Warren for Democratic Leader!
Go for it! I say she should ...
|Boston Globe's insulting Warren non-endorsement
Here is the crux of the Boston Globe's argument for why Elizabeth Warren should run for president: She should not shrink from the chance to set the course for the Democratic Party or cede that task ...
|eGhazi: Why we need a well run Clinton Campaign
We've got to do better than this, folks. I think Armando raises ...
|Affluent suburb locks up garbage man for waking them up
Think there is a class war? There is. Guess who is winning : SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A sanitation worker says he was thrown in jail for picking up trash too early in the morning. The city of Sandy ...
|Praise for Bill de Blasio for mayoring 101
Mayor Bill de Blasio Capping off his first complete Winter as Mayor, I must offer praise for this years street clearing after a very difficult season. Here in Bed-Stuy we were used to getting the ...
|Hillary Clinton poll: hawk, dove or something else?
Hawk or Dove? I'm ...
|Pentagon report on Israel's nuclear weapons ordered released
Israel is widely believed to have its own nuclear weapons program, but has an official policy of neither confirming or denying it. It also has a an official policy of aggressive action to ensure ...
|How the Dems can bring down Boehner!
Hobbled coming out of a leadership challenge, Boehner is knuckling under to his crazy base in shutting down the Homeland Security Department. Simultaneously, he admits to conducting negotiations ...
|Out of touch East Coast Clinton Campaign misses target
You want a response to your trial balloon? Here it is. Well, this ...
|Hey Hillary, what about The Bronx?!
Little Italy in the Bronx, Arthur Avenue If reporting by NBC is true, the rapidly gathering Hillary Clinton ...
|An open letter to the guys who work for the guys who run the world
So basically, you folks know who you are. You're the various executives, lawyers, consultants, publicists, interior decorators, and various other college educated professionals who flock around the ...
|Will Shel Silver turn states?
NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver That's the question that is buzzing on the lips of every Albany pol, and even a few in Washington. Because if there is anybody who has dirt on just about everybody,
|So the NYPD stopped working and nobody noticed
Now that's a ...
|Why blame Obama? Makes no sense.
Of course he's going to sign it. What else would he do? These provisions are either going to happen now or next year anyway. Obama certainly doesn't care one way or the other. GOP Congress and a ...
|Read this Democrat get it completely wrong
A nice guy, I'm sure. The new GOP lawmakers will also be running for reelection as a potentially divisive Republican presidential ...
|Cynicism and Ferguson
These days, its simpler to just shoot to kill. An unfortunate tragedy. Outrage. Please protest peacefully. Department of Justice reviews. Federal consent decrees. Firings. Community policing. ...
|Dems do populism on the cheap
I want you all to take a look at the minimum wage. This was supposed to be a populist issue that would drive Democrats to the polls. Last year all manner of strategies were crafted in Washington ...
|McConnell endorses Rand Paul for president
Six more years of this fuckin ...
|Who needs the White House?!
One Republican victory in the midterm elections has been mostly overlooked. Yes, Republicans took control of the Senate and a surprising number of governorships. But they also won a record number ...
|Dems' issues need a reboot
This talks. I think we can dispense with 'war on women' and 'minimum wage.' That was front and center by design and it was an abysmal failure. So stop it. I've been saying for a long time that ...
|The quote of the year
These policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them. President Obama wins elections, his policies don't.
|Kaci Hickox ought to go bowling.
Hellooooo hero nurse! And to the mall. And to church. And to the post office. And to dinner. And any goddamn place she chooses to go and lets see who will refuse her service. Lets see how many ...
|Hooray! DSCC goes back into Kentucky!
Good job ...
|KY-SEN: McConnell books $3.5M in air, Grimes $1.5M
Wouldn't you give anything to get rid of this guy? Read this if you understand math: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is on track to vastly outspend his ...
|KY-SEN: Mistake for DSCC to pull plug on Grimes
It aint over yet, Mitch. This was going to be a tough race in any circumstance. I think I've thoroughly explained my expectations that McConnell would win due to the Grimes Campaign's refusal to ...
|Will someone tell me WTF our mission is this time?
Iraqi Army demonstrates their fighting position. Ok. Sigh. I understand that the difference between the last ridiculous war in the Middle East ...
|Pentagon says air strikes wont save Kobani
ISIS flag being paraded... In Libya. Aint bombing wonderful? Consensus is pretty complete that air strikes against ISIS are of "limited effectiveness" against ISIS and its assult on the Syrian ...
|As ISIS gains more ground despite bombing, GOP calls for US ground forces grow
"What could possibly go wrong, Mr. President?! Go for it!" So, how's our latest splendid ...
|US ended slavery 'voluntarily' = America Awesome!!!
Pam Mazanec (R), member of the Colorado State School Board Oh yeah baby, thats the stuff : She then wrote that her concern for the course "is an overly negative view of our history ...
|How to catch a cab in Brooklyn
Typical cabs in Brooklyn. Great conversation about Uber today here at 'work.' Putting aside the issues of how they treat their workers and avoid proper regulation and taxes, the conversation here ...
|Excellent news from Syria
Because ... why not? What could go wrong?!
|Remember before the Iraq War? Remember that?
Remember when there were just a few liberals on the left saying "Umm.... I dont think we should do this." Remember how Republicans said Democrats hated America and loved terrorists? Remember how ...
|Libyan activist says its worse than under Qaddafi
Tawfik Bensaud "People are starting to whisper again when they talk about politics or discuss the situation in Libya." That was how it was under Qaddafi. But back then, an activist from Benghazi ...
|What a doofus Chuck Todd is
NBC political doofus at work TPM informs that Chuck Todd, who constitutes and performs NBC ...
Yesterday, Kagro X speaking on Daily Kos Radio brought to my attention the homejoy.com app. This is, yet another, misapplication of software engineering talent towards something that was perfectly ...
|NYC: Where Teachout won and where she lost
Combing through the unofficial results published by the New York City Board of Elections offers some interesting lessons for future primary challenges. In summary, Governor 1% Andrew Cuomo won in ...
|The very rich are angry at the extremely rich
So hard to find parking these days! In a shocking display of just how putrid and vile this nation's elite class has become, the mere ostentatiously rich are fighting a yeoman's struggle ...
|'Affluenza' dad impersonates cop
Fred Crouch, old rich white guy. That kid kos wrote about who killed four people after committing a series of ...
|See, race....its a truth stranger than fiction
Seriously humans? I've been pretty quiet about Ferguson, MO. Didn't see much point in writing anything cynical, despite all my thoughts about the whole thing being very much so. I thouht it best to ...
|Clinton fumble is troubling sign for 2016
Ready for losing...again? Hillary ...
|Hey de Blasio, this is simple:
YOU are the boss of the police, got that? You dont need the 'support' of the police. They need to show you obedience. You need to show the police who is boss. They are there to obey your commands. ...
|Mary Burke campaign uses the heavy artillery
This is how I like to see Democrats campaign: Tough, hard, and spot on accurate. Well done.
|Federal prosecutor issues sharp threat to Gov. Cuomo
Uh oh. Its getting serious. The office of the United States Attorney in Manhattan Preet Bahrara is issuing a stern warning to Governor Cuomo and all his cronies that a wide ranging criminal ...
|Not Warren, but a challenger would be good
For President. Why not?! ...
|Make sure the new NYC ID card is sexy!
Mayor de Blasio signs municipal ID bill. I'm very pleased that Mayor De Blasio has signed in to law a bill creating a New York resident ID card. The goal of the ID is to provide a ...
|2014 GOP culture wars play right into our hands
Its the Cliven Bundy Party vs. the Democrats.
|If Hobby Lobby, why not ExxonMobil?
If corporations are people, and have free speech rights and now religious freedom, how can the Supreme Court discriminate between a 'closely held' company and a publicly traded multinational? The ...
|Ingraham calls for mass deportation and end to birthright citizenship
'Don't come here. Furthermore, get out.' Lets get down to the honest GOP position on immigration: OK, first thing you do ...
|TPM notices the black voters in Mississippi
Thad Cochran and a swing voter? Thank god for TPM, because they are ...
|MS NAACP tells Cochran to 'show some reciprocity'
We know why this man is smiling. Looks like folks got wise to the game: In an interview with ...
|Corporations taking out life insurance on their employees
Rest in peace, Bob! We will miss you around here! - CEO Yesterday in the Times Dealbook, an interesting profit stream , pushed by Wall Street, involves a new kind ...
|Schweitzer's 60-70% 'gaydar' locates Cantor
So called candidate for the Democrats. Ummmm, yeah : "Don't hold this against me, but I'm going to blurt it out. How do I say this ... men in ...
|'Populist' Schweitzer courts Romney's donors?
Paid GOP spoiler? So, Schweitzer has been making a lot of noise about a populist challenge to Hillary Clinton, saying she's too close to Wall Street. ...
|A couple of 2016 fundamentals and thinking things through
Here are some things I keep on my mind as we appear to be already gearing up for a presidential campaign war: 1. Its the end of an 8 year Democratic White House. The cyclical nature of modern ...
|President Obama: 'We should be ashamed.'
"My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage," he said ...
|Guns at the ballot box ... what could possibly go wrong?
Guns everywhere does mean everywhere : Montgomery, Alabama officials have mere weeks to sort out whether gun-toting voters should be allowed in polling places under a new state law. Differing ...
|Getting right down to the pure essence of the gun movement
The opposite of progress. Wonderful little quote in the Dallas Morning News about the latest iteration of gun freakdom: ...
|I love lamp.
I love lamp.
|Why de Blasio helped Cuomo with the WFP
It is simple: Cuomo is going to win, the WFP had less leverage than it beleives, and this is a battle that has no victory scenario for Progressive Democrats and Liberals. I totally get why folks are ...
|Top 1% quote of the day: 'money doesn't buy happiness, try poverty'
Billionaire Ken Langone In a top one percent puff ...
|"I'm used to massacres. Whatevs."
That's a direct quote from a 14 year old family member this Memorial Day. Needless to say, we adults were shocked at the callousness displayed by my cousin's son. But in reality, we adults are to ...
|Pelosi appoints Dems to Bullghazi kangaroo court
Ensuring that the Benghazi Committee will get far better television ratings than it deserves, Nancy Pelosi has bought in : House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday named 5 ...
|Hey Alison Grimes Campaign...how bout some offense?
Hit him hard, don't hold back. The Fruit of the Loom plant in Jamestown is closing , 600 jobs lost, Mitch McConnell did nothing. ...
|Elizabeth Warren's big opportunity in 2016
There's no term limit on ...
|Washington media begins to notice Big Data's lack of regulation
As usual, Daily Kos was on to this story a year before it got the notice of the Washington media. Still, imagine my surprise to find ...
|Democrats fight back during Benghazi hearings
From Politco: Democrats serving on the Benghazi Committee made a lot of noise in todays hearing over the issuing of a subpoena to parade the dead bodies of the four Americans who died in the ...
|Warren blasts Bullghazi kangaroo court
Staying focused 101. Hey Dems, this is how its done: Warren also said that the whole Benghazi special committee is just "political theater ...
|Watch Democrats blow 2014 over Bullghazi
Republicans could care less about the four Americans who died at Benghazi. Republicans have made a sport out of getting Americans killed overseas for years, competing over who can run up the death ...
|Mr. Clinton, I dont want 90s nostalgia in 2016
To: President Big Dog Re: Georgetown speech Dear Sir, I don't know why you feel the need to go out and defend your economic policies , unless you are insecure about what you did. ...
|Gun nuts angry over proposed exploding target restrictions
An example of gun freak fun with Tannerite. Friend of gun nut stops by for a visit. Nutcase says 'hey watch this...this is fun!' Friend pulls out cell phone to record the insanity. Nutcase puts ...
|Final Bundy: The epilogue
Cliven Bundy, Registered Republican.
|Ta-Nehisi Coates is not surprised
And neither is any ...
|NYT realizes swing voters are a myth
Lets hope the national punditry gets the hint as well. As has been pointed out on these pages for years now, the myth of the the 'swing voter' is just that, a myth. There are so few of ...
|Politico, Tal Kopan, and what's wrong with American political journalism
If anyone needs to hear another example of just ...
|Huckabee says North Korea has more freedom than America
The quote : I'm beginning to think theres more freedom in North korea sometimes than there is in the United ...
|Hey, GOP: 'Repeal and replace' won't work either
Some Republicans think that what the American people want is ...
|'The debate over ObamaCare is over' message!
Everyone needs to take note of the President of United States, stating the obvious message that yours truly advocated for all Democrats this season: I’ve said before, I will always work with ...
|Farmers call for ownership of their private farm data
At the national convention of the American Farm Bureau, a very conservative bunch, farmers are beginning to push back against Big Data by asserting that the data gathered from their farms is theirs ,
|ACLU writes fantastic piece on privacy rights
I've been up on my hobby horse again about the unregulated world of Big Data and how this is a far greater threat to privacy than anything the NSA is doing. That is for those of us who understand ...
|Hey pundits, Obamacare is the law
I've seen so much ignorant punditry this election cycle, it is difficult to even read posts by publications I respect and read every day. Since Republicans have decided their main issue this ...
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|I know why the GOP loves Putin
Gay? Nyet! ...
|Palin: 'Putin wrestles bears!'
The GOP chicken hawks are continuing to heap praise on Vladimir Putin because of his willingness to invade other countries at will. Because you know, that's how you prove how tough and ...
|The Budapest Memorandum is not a treaty for crissake
Much has been made in the media about the Ukrainian government, if there is such a thing, 'invoking' the Budapest Memorandum as if it were a real military treaty. As I've pointed out much in the ...
|Politico allowing pro-discrimination Lowry a platform
It bears repeating in simpler terms than what I wrote earlier today: Rich Lowry, writing for Politico, is openly advocating a return to a Jim Crow society: that discrimination is not something the ...
|Politico writer says let the market, not government, stop discrimination
Rich Lowry's idea of a free market. Rich Lowry, writing for Politico, argues that Gov. Brewer's veto was a "foolish" mistake and that she was ...
|The GOP presidential bench is awful
Sorry Jeb, there's no escape. From the New York Post : They cite ...
|The GOP's political culture is its Achilles' heel
The Republican Party's consultant class made a big ballyhoo about changing how it interacts with voters after convincingly losing the 2012 election. They announced new commitments to reach out to ...
|KY-SEN: McConnell polls, glass half empty version
This turtle must be stopped. This is a long winded political analysis ...
|Billionaire says one-vote per dollar
If anything indicates how warped and corrupt our nations elites have become, it is this statement by billionaire investor Tom Perkins: "The Tom ...
|Chuck Schumer calls GOP on their BS about immigration reform
When John Boehner decided to kill immigration reform for the rest of the year, the bullshit excuse he used was that the GOP didn't trust that President Obama would enforce the law fairly. Well, Sen.
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