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Occupy rescued students indebted to a sleazy, for-profit college. That's fighting the power. To casual consumers of the mainstream media, that question might well seem absurd. On the other hand, theater of the absurd is not a bad description of much...
From: Daily Kos | By: Ian Reifowitz | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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In this video provided by Move On.org, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains and exposes seven different Big Zombie Lies about the economy and government spending. Another one of those Lies, is that the "War on Poverty" has—on the whole—failed....
From: Daily Kos | By: Frank Vyan Walton | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Each week, Fairness and Accuracy in Media provides a mini-critique of some important news and the media's treatment of it. Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2008—Three Times is Enemy Action: James Bond's wealthy nemesis may have had...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Unless he can turn things around, the Power Rankings may be the only victory Thom Tillis (R-NC) has this year. Things, indeed, are heating up (literally, for those of us baking over the past week or so in sunny Southern California). We are rapidly heading...
From: Daily Kos | By: Steve Singiser | Monday, September 22, 2014
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When he spoke to the nation about the upcoming military engagement with the terrorists who call themselves an Islamic State, President Obama was very clear: As I have said before, these American forces will not have a combat mission –- we will not...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laurence Lewis | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Likely D Lean D Tossup Lean R Likely R MN-Sen: Franken -.487 OR-Sen: Merkley -.432 NH-Sen: Shaheen -.338 VA-Sen: Warner -.266 NH-Sen: Brown .097 (112th Sen., in MA) MI-Sen: Peters -.250 (in House) IA-Sen: Braley -.323 (in House) AK-Sen: Begich -.282...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Jarman | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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One of the hundreds of black and white Freedom Summer activists who traveled to Mississippi in 1964 registers two black voters at their home. This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades. • Foes of Wisconsin...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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St. Mary's River Falls The Sunday news shows are and have always been unique in the universe of reportage. Whatever irritants of "news" may come, Monday through Saturday, the Sunday shows still provide that much-needed and very exclusive haven for the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Pay Pressure (Financial Times) In a survey of economists about how to jump-start wage growth,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Roosevelt Institute | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Far too often, it seems like people's first response to things they don't like is to let loose screams to ban it. With the recent start of the school year, children received school reading lists for their classes. Invariably, some parents somewhere are...
From: Daily Kos | By: Doctor RJ | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Last week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told a congressional committee that reclassifying broadband as a communications services rather than an information service—thereby giving the Commission real teeth to enforce net neutrality—was...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Will Scott Brown play the Trump card? We've already seen Donald Trump endorsing Mitch McConnell for Speaker of the House because he says a McConnell speakership will be good for Kentucky, but if you live in New Hampshire, America's Favorite Birther has...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Eric Schmidt Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Monday that the company's participation in, and funding of, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was a "mistake," and that the organization's fight against climate legislation and in promoting...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Building blocks of war: Here's what you missed on Sunday Kos... The father I might have been, by Steven Payne Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Senate (Heating up edition), by Steve Singiser Memories of the men...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Watch out John Boehner: Why would the people of Kentucky want a rookie Senator-- they have Sen. Mitch @McConnellPress who may be next Speaker & bring $'s to KY? — @realDonaldTrump While it would be easy to assume that Trump is just a clueless buffoon...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, September 22, 2014
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This prompts three questions, and not in that order: The Republican National Committee is tapping into the spirit of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this week with a new social media campaign designed to pressure GOP voters into going to the polls by Election...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul, standing up for Republicans everywhere. Damn, I wish we could've taken out Working Families Party Lieuntant Governor nominee Kathy Hochul in the Democratic primary. .@KathyHochul also not ready to back Panepinto for #nysenate....
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Monday, September 22, 2014
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The latest Republican ladies' outreach effort tops all previous Republican ladies' outreach efforts. For sheer awfulness, that is. I mean, holy crap this is terrible, condescending stuff: In 2008, I fell in love. His online profile made him seem so perfect:...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Asking Ted Cruz to shut up until November is not exactly a grand gesture Great news for moderates, reports The Washington Post: In a midterm election year in which the political climate and map of battleground states clearly favors Republicans, many...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jed Lewison | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Michael Boggs Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told The New York Times that the nomination Michael Boggs is over. President Obama nominated the controversial Boggs—who as a Georgia state legislator was stridently anti-abortion...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, with President Obama. The word "mean" has a lot of meanings, but, in a story headlined "Gabby Giffords gets mean," Politico is using one that's not in the dictionary. Apparently the Politico-endorsed...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Click to embiggen. Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List—and be sure to visit TT's Emporium of Shopping Fun!...
From: Daily Kos | By: Tom Tomorrow | Monday, September 22, 2014
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We've already gone through two previous game-changing moments in the Kansas Senate race this month; first, Democratic candidate Chad Taylor dropped out, clearing the way for the better-financed independent Greg Orman to have a clear shot at beating Republican...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Jarman | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach Leading Off: • KS-Sen: Events are moving quickly in the Sunflower State. On Thursday, the Kansas Supreme Court sided with Democratic nominee Chad Taylor, and took him off the ballot. Taylor had dropped out...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Identified as a "radical centrist" by Mark Satin, Daniel C. Esty at The New York Times writes Bottom-Up Climate Fix: Smart people in the 20th century thought we could tackle climate change with a treaty in which the world’s nations agreed to “targets...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Monday, September 22, 2014
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I learned more about life from the nine men in this photo than you could ever imagine My grandparents' home was not very big. Truth be told, it was more the size of a shack than a house, but don’t ever let one of my aunts hear you call it a shack....
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark E Andersen | Monday, September 22, 2014
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On a recent road trip through the Sierra Nevada Mountains my husband turned to me and quietly asked "If we could have done it when we were younger, would you have wanted to adopt a child?" Without hesitating, I answered yes. He gave me his smile that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Steven Payne | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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On Sept. 4, The Economist published a book review, for which it apologized, retracted, and then posted on the web. It created no end of furor and discussion about whether the book, or the review, was racist. The anonymous reviewer accused the author...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Grigsby | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Charlie Crist, Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida. I'm as cynical as they come when it comes to politicians. Pols are pols and do what they do. And when it's Republicans, they do their worst. When it comes to voting rights, as Markos pointed...
From: Daily Kos | By: Armando | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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There is a myth that Democrats and Republicans have allowed themselves to believe. Here is how they figure it. Since 1992 at any given time, between 17 percent and 23 percent of Americans said they were liberals. Between 34 percent and 43 percent said...
From: Daily Kos | By: Egberto Willies | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Orlando Letelier, (April 13, 1932 – September 21, 1976) When most people in the United States speak of international terrorism that has taken place on our soil, the immediate response is to talk of September 11, 2001. Though I worked in the World Trade...
From: Daily Kos | By: Denise Oliver Velez | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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"What number is this one again?" Three looks at war from the Gray Lady... The New York TImes editorial board thinks we have strange bedfellows. The Obama administration needs to bring together a reliable international coalition as the backbone of its...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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In 1933, during his first inaugural address, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." That might have been true back then (I have my doubts), but it's certainly not true nowadays. These are very...
From: Daily Kos | By: Silly Rabbit | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... The father I might have been, by Steven Payne 'The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,' by Susan Grigsby Military missions don't creep anymore, they accelerate toward disaster, by...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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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 twice a week, on Wednesdays...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Connecticut Republican Tom Foley Tom Foley has already tried to blame Connecticut workers for the closure of a factory they worked in, as part of a political attack on Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy. Now, the Republican gubernatorial candidate is attacking...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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After the last several weeks of horrid racism, I needed some lighter fare. So I give you ... this: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! it may be that the Oklahoma City satanists, who call themselves the Dakhma Angra Mainyu, believe that the black mass they're holding...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Saturday, September 20, 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, September 20, 2014
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President Obama devoted his weekly address to American action against ISIS/ISIL. Going forward, we won’t hesitate to take action against these terrorists in Iraq or in Syria.  But this is not America’s fight alone.  I won’t commit our troops...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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The US may be about to turn blue in the next couple of months, just not in the political sense. It's good news for those who enjoy colder winters, as they may be here for awhile as a side effect of climate change, particularly Arctic ice loss: As strange...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Charlie Cook: Are things getting better for Senate Democrats? Certainly many of the better (more reliable) statistical models seem to suggest they are. Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight moved from a 64 percent chance of the GOP gaining a majority, predicted...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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