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The guy on the left usually gets credit for saving places like the one where he is standing. And he deserves a lot of it. But the guy on the right of this knob of rock high above Yosemite Falls should get at least half the credit. That's John Muir. He...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Zimmerman can kill a kid outside his home. A woman can't defend herself inside her home. That's "stand your ground." On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin was shot to death. His crime? He happened to be black, and a racist overzealous neighborhood vigilante...
From: Daily Kos | By: Dante Atkins | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Across the years in the United States, police officers have consistently been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of countless unarmed, non-violent citizens. Kendrec McDade comes to mind. So does Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell is another. Add Ramarley...
From: Daily Kos | By: Shaun King | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Ross Dothat on Ebola and incompetence. I promised myself I wouldn’t do it, but I did: While flying from D.C. to Dallas last week, just after the news came out that an Ebola-infected nurse had been allowed to fly while running a fever, I went back and...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Don't let Scott Walker deny any more people Medicaid. ThinkProgress has a great, long piece profiling some of the people whose lives have likely been saved—and definitely made immensely better—by Medicaid expansion. Here are a few: Fifty eight-year-old...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Vanuatans prepare for protest 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 Green Diary Rescue) appears...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) Rep. Louie Gohmert (of course), speaking to Glenn Beck (of course), is angry that the CDC said the Texas nurses who contracted Ebola had violated protocols: "It’s a shame that the CDC head, Frieden, is apparently the new commander...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, October 17, 2014
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This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Saturday that Texas can use the voter ID law it originally passed in 2011 in the upcoming election. For the moment, that puts the kibosh...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll has some really good news on public support for marriage equality—not only does the public as a whole strongly back the Supreme Court's recent decision to allow same-sex marriages to proceed in 11 states where...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Voter fraud vigilantes: What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... California Prisons, Newt Gingrich, and broken clocks, by Susan Grigsby A fiery prophet for social justice and for why we must vote: Rev. William Barber, by Denise...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, October 17, 2014
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E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes that Both parties face a blue-collar imperative: The elections in Georgia and Kentucky are different in important ways, but one lesson from both is that Democrats can’t win without a sufficient share of...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Monday, October 20, 2014
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It is distressing to be on the same side of an issue as Newt Gingrich—the man whose Contract with America, based on a Heritage Foundation wish list, started our government on the road to hyper-partisanship. The man who introduced us to the Taking Back...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Grigsby | Monday, October 20, 2014
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There is a confluence of events that currently have many Americans in a funk. A continuum has reflected an economy that simply is not working for the working middle class even though—as explained by President Obama and Paul Krugman—conditions have...
From: Daily Kos | By: Egberto Willies | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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An honest question: Fox News, how are you okay with this? The rest of the punditry world: Is this the bounds of "professional" discourse now? Fox News contributor Keith Ablow went on an unhinged racial rant against President Obama, accusing him of failing...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Young Republican zombie chapter president? There are lies, damned lies, and right-wing zombie lies. What's a right-wing zombie lie? It's an untruth that—no matter how many times it is debunked, no matter how many times it is killed—keeps coming out...
From: Daily Kos | By: Ian Reifowitz | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The question was posed by Daniel Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "What is your position on the minimum wage? Should we have it? Scott Walker's response: "Well, I am not going to repeal it, but I don't think it serves a purpose." Watch the video,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark E Andersen | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Rev. William Barber If we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now!—the Rev. Dr. William Barber II. Election Day 2014 is on Tuesday, November 4, a little over two weeks away. This election will make a profound difference in the lives of many...
From: Daily Kos | By: Denise Oliver Velez | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The end (of the election season) is near (or maybe not), and the world is going to hell in a handbasket. There's a perfect storm heading toward America's border, determined to kill us all in a show of solidarity with Africa. Its name is "Obama's Katrina"—you...
From: Daily Kos | By: Silly Rabbit | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Earlier this year my family and I had a chance to travel the world. I had just received a generous advance for my first book, all of our kids were being homeschooled, and the lease was up on our Southern California home. As a family we had crossed the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Shaun King | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... California Prisons, Newt Gingrich, and broken clocks, by Susan Grigsby A fiery prophet for social justice and for why we must vote: Rev. William Barber, by Denise Oliver Velez Stand Your Ground: Women and blacks need...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Hey, surprise. When companies like Walmart and McDonald's pay low wages, their workers have to go on public assistance. And that means that low wages lead to higher public assistance use. In fact, raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would save the government...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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This week's source material: Those who run watchdog news websites are scratching their heads and trying to make sense of the latest data released by a California company that measures website traffic. According to data for July through September, almost...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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This is a serious disease, but we can't give in to hysteria or fear-because that only makes it harder to get people the accurate information they need. We have to be guided by the science. We have to remember the basic facts. It's time to sit down, get...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Gardner | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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A little over five years ago the principal investigator for NASA's New Horizons mission, Dr. Alan Stern, visited our corner of cyberspace to brief us on the probe's design and progress. Now we're mere months way from our first close-up encounter with...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Jonathan Cohn: Are these calls for closing the borders the product of political opportunism? Xenophobia? In some cases they are. But some of them represent good faith attempts to protect public health, both here and abroad. The editors of the National...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Standard Oil Co. founder John D. Rockefeller (carrying the cane) escorts his sister-in-law Lucy Spelman through Coit Rd. Station in East Cleveland, en route to Rockefeller's Forest Hill summer home, 1912. On this date in 1877, John D. Rockefeller, who...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Breaking exclusively on Politico: Sen. Rand Paul tells POLITICO that the Republican presidential candidate in 2016 could capture one-third or more of the African-American vote by pushing criminal-justice reform, school choice and economic empowerment....
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Friday, October 17, 2014
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No, it's not all doom and gloom. If you are on party committee and candidate lists, you've no doubt received a DOOOOM email. You know, the ones that proclaim that Republicans will crush everything that is holy and good unless you send in money. The reason...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Friday, October 17, 2014
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Video here. You lie. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina was asked Thursday, during a question-and-answer after a speech, about the threat of Ebola entering the country through the U.S.-Mexico border. Referring to the “hypothetical,” Wilson said, “I’m...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Friday, October 17, 2014
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Just moments ago, Michael Dunn, who shot and killed 17-year-old Jacksonville, Florida, high school student Jordan Davis at a local gas station in November 2012 during an argument over loud music, was sentenced to life in prison without parole. When given...
From: Daily Kos | By: Shaun King | Friday, October 17, 2014
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Ebola panic, thy name be Rand Paul: Rand Paul had a message for students at Plymouth State University who had gathered for a pizza party with the Kentucky senator on Thursday: Ebola is coming for us all and the government is hiding the truth about the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Friday, October 17, 2014
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CNN is reporting that President Obama will name Ron Klain to be his "Ebola czar." The president on Thursday signaled his openness to the idea to have one individual coordinating the entire federal response to any threat of an outbreak in the United States....
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, October 17, 2014
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What better way to eliminate the infinitesimal amount of voter fraud in the United States than by disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of people? That is basically what the Republican craze of “voter ID” laws will do. These laws will overwhelmingly...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Fiore | Friday, October 17, 2014
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