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After a quarter-century, The Baffler has rolled out its new digital self for the silver jubilee issue, with a fully retrievable, erudite archive dating back to 1988. But it's not shackled to its countercultural past; it has a countercultural present...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Breaking news: What you missed in Sunday Kos... Detroit owns a piece of my soul, by Denise Oliver Velez An interview that puts the plight of Detroit, Netroots Nation 2014’s host, into perspective, by Egberto Willies...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Workers in 29 states can be fired for being gay, and for being transgender in more than 30 states, a state of affairs House Republicans are in no hurry to change. President Obama is sidestepping Congress on Monday to do what he can, signing an executive...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Not even bothering to pretend anymore The Supreme Court has always been a political institution. It has a history of making horrendous decisions. But this Supreme Court majority has a record of overreach and politicization that is so transparent and...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laurence Lewis | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is 1-800-GOON-SQUAD: We return to Georgia for primary runoffs tonight. Businessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston are locked in a nasty Republican race for Senate, and the winner will need to quickly get ready to take...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Not even the Fox Chyron writers got the story as wrong as Jon Scott Things you can only learn on Fox News, this time courtesy of anchor Jon Scott: Obamacare has taken two consecutive hits now from the Supreme Court. First the Hobby Lobby decision, now...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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One of the Republican Party's paths to Senate control was supposed to go straight through North Carolina, where Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan was supposed to be mortally wounded by Obamacare. But Hagan not only holds onto a lead in a new Public...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Well, that didn't last long—roughly two hours after a D.C. circuit court panel ruled that Obamacare does not allow subsidies in federally-run exchanges, a panel in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, located in Virginia, has unanimously ruled that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry What to do about unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S. border continues to be a fight in the U.S. Senate and in Texas. In the Senate, Democrats are trying to pass emergency funding requested by President Obama before...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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As expected, a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has voted by a two-to-one margin to defund Obamacare in states which did not set up their own health insurance exchanges. At issue is whether Obamacare allows subsidies in federally-established...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio—still pretending that he's not sure if he's running for president in 2016—had this to say during a recent interview: Rubio, who is 43, said his continuing career in public service is motivated by the nation being at a...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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(Click to enlarge) Follow Jen on Twitter at @JenSorensen...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Sorensen | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • MT-Sen: Two new polls survey Montana and its criminally under-polled Senate race. PPP gives Republican Rep. Steve Daines...
From: Daily Kos | By: Darth Jeff | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Last night, Jon Stewart ripped into how the GOP is attacking Obama for his response to Russia over the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 by invoking a mythical version of Ronald Reagan. Yes, Reagan was in deep mourning for losing the final 12%...
From: Daily Kos | By: BruinKid | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Public Policy Polling for Americans United for Change Roll Call: A federal judge based in Green Bay has tossed a Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit targeting the health benefits for members of Congress and their staff. The court dismissed the lawsuit,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 47 diaries. (NH-Sen) SHHHH Scott Brown, the trick is NOT to remind them you're a carpet bagger by Clytemnestra - After being spurned by Massachusetts...
From: Daily Kos | By: Election Diary Rescue | Monday, July 21, 2014
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We are now less than four months away from determining who runs the show in the U.S. Capitol. For someone just blindly looking at the big numbers, the release of Politico's new poll late last week (when many of you were presumably in Detroit) might give...
From: Daily Kos | By: Steve Singiser | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Poor Darrell Issa. He was having such a good day. He was having a hearing, and the topic was the IRS and how the Obama administration was covering up a Huge Enormous Scandal there by refusing to prosecute former IRS official Lois Lerner who everybody...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won his primary campaign against tea partier Matt Bevin in May, but even though there wasn't any drama on election day about who would win, Bevin still did manage to pull about one-third of the vote—a substantial,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Facing widespread international pressure, Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to be backing away from their efforts to obstruct the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17: After days of obstruction, Russia-backed...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, July 21, 2014
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2010: Rep. Cory Gardner embraces Colorado's personhood measure. 2013: He cosponsors federal personhood legislation. 2014: As a Senate candidate, he tries to flip-flop. The Wall Street Journal's Beth Reinhard takes a look at Colorado GOP Senate nominee...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Detroit's notorious water shutoffs are being suspended for 15 days: “In case we have missed someone who has legitimate affordability problems this will allow them to come to us to see if they can work out payments,” department spokesman Bill Johnson...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, July 21, 2014
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John Boehner didn't think pension smoothing was an acceptable pay-for for jobless aid. Highway funding was another story. If there was any hope that House Republicans would ever allow a vote on extending the emergency unemployment aid that lapsed at...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, July 21, 2014
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President Obama has scheduled a 10:50 AM ET statement from the White House on the situation in Ukraine and last week's downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 near the country's border with Russia. You can watch live here and we will provide updates throughout...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, July 21, 2014
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From: Daily Kos | By: Tom Tomorrow | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Last Thursday, Jon Stewart looked at Sarah Palin's call for impeachment, and the lawsuit ploy John Boehner is using instead. Don't tell me you can't squeeze one little tyrant impeachment in your busy schedule of not passing laws. What's really going...
From: Daily Kos | By: BruinKid | Monday, July 21, 2014
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On Monday morning, President Barack Obama will: ... sign two executive orders Monday to prohibit discrimination against gay and transgender government workers. [...] White House officials said the orders Monday will impact 24,000 companies that employ...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Monday, July 21, 2014
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James Garner (1928-2014) with Diahann Carroll at 1963 March on Washington:   #Eliofson — @BeschlossDC James Garner (1924-2014), activist Paul Krugman: For much of the past five years readers of the political and economic news were left in little doubt...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Peter Hart at Fairness and Accuracy in Media writes Who Gets to Speak on Cable News? The identity of the whitest, malest show we found may surprise you. An excerpt: A survey of major cable news discussion programs shows a stunning lack of diversity among...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Abandoned building in downtown Detroit. My late father was a World War II veteran, and as a child I remember him talking about the promise of America. "If you work hard enough, you can be anything you want to be," he would say. My dad was a Teamster...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark E Andersen | Monday, July 21, 2014
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After months of their much-hyped but still unproven charges of partisan skullduggery at the Internal Revenue Service, House Republicans this week took an axe to the IRS budget. The cost of the GOP vendetta is massive. Cutting the agency’s funding for...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jon Perr | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Out of many, one. As important today as ever. Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. — Albert Einstein This is a popular sentiment in certain circles, including among some people for whom I have a great deal of respect....
From: Daily Kos | By: Ian Reifowitz | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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One thing you'll notice, if you stare hard enough at demographic data (or if you just travel around the country with eyes open), is the circular relationship between place, income, education, and housing costs. Whether that's a vicious circle, or a virtuous...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Jarman | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Netroots Nation 2014 is in Detroit this year. It is fitting that on my way back to the hotel immediately after registering for the conference, I ran into Michael Doc Holbrook. After stopping at the waterfront at Hart Plaza to take in the view, Holbrook...
From: Daily Kos | By: Egberto Willies | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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As I prepare to leave Detroit, Michigan, today and head back to New York after attending the Netroots Nation 2014 gathering of bloggers, I'm thinking about the multi-aceted meanings Detroit has for me, not as simply a visitor, but as a political activist,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Denise Oliver Velez | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Ross Douthat on the right of parents to ignore their kids... Nicholas Kristof says nothing using a couple of thousand words... Nate Cohn on the role black voters may play this cycle... Dana Milbank thinks Elizabeth Warren knows too much to be president......
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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This week, White America came one step closer to being completely overrun by dangerous-looking children from Central America, eager to steal our McJobs. It's like some kind of sick joke that we're all the butt of. Meanwhile, the GOP-controlled House...
From: Daily Kos | By: Silly Rabbit | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Courtesy of Snowpiercer website A warning about the perils of climate change? An action vehicle for Chris Evans of Captain America fame to kick some more ass in a less polished outfit? An anti-capitalist tale of the proletariat revolution? Or perhaps...
From: Daily Kos | By: Dante Atkins | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... Detroit owns a piece of my soul, by Denise Oliver Velez An interview that puts the plight of Detroit, Netroots Nation 2014’s host, into perspective, by Egberto Willies Big city living costs more, but still gives you...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Saturday, July 19, 2014
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