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This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Today’s comic by Mario Fiore is Pipeline protector: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Aftab Pureval, Hamilton County, Ohio’s new Democratic Clerk of Courts, and how he won, by David Akadjian Racism is a battle that we’ve fought before, by Susan...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Someone needs to take Donald Trump’s phone away because he is on the verge of doing real, lasting damage to the economy and safety of the United States. This afternoon he’s launched into a Twitter rant about the U.S. trade deal with China AND the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jen Hayden | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the November 30 Green Spotlight. More than 25,(990) environmentally oriented stories have been rescued...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Our nation’s media are in uncharted territory with President-elect Donald Trump, and they know it. What is the best path forward for them to do their jobs? A week ago, I wrote that media had failed in covering the election and that they’re still...
From: Daily Kos | By: Sher Watts Spooner | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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We should have known Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services would have total quack ties. Rep. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon, is apparently a respected member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons....
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Friday, December 2, 2016
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What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Aftab Pureval, Hamilton County, Ohio’s new Democratic Clerk of Courts, and how he won, by David Akadjian Racism is a battle that we’ve fought before, by Susan Grigsby How should journalism function in the age...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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In the wake of America finding out that the self-described "alt-right" is just another name America’s various white supremacists have invented to describe themselves, cereal company Kellogg's has pulled their advertising from Steve Bannon's own crafted...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Donald Trump’s daily outrages now involve nation-states with economies (and armies). According to his advisers, he’s fielded over 50 calls with foreign leaders, and even in the handful that we know about he’s taken the time to pick up a building...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Monday, December 5, 2016
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North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has conceded the gubernatorial race to Democrat Roy Cooper in a stunning outcome for an election that held few bright spots for Democrats. In a video message released Monday, McCrory said he wanted to "respect"...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Monday, December 5, 2016
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In what Politico terms the "Garland treatment," Senate Democrats are determined to actually do their job and thoroughly vet and resist Donald Trump's cabinet appointments. Given that Trump's cabinet appointments are gross perversions of government, that's...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Donald Trump can pretend that what happened in his chat with Taiwan’s president was “a courtesy call,” “To be honest with you, the waters here seem like a little bit of a tempest in a teapot,” Pence said, arguing the media had stirred up any...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Ben Carson has no relevant experience to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, but Donald Trump made it official Monday that Carson is his choice to do just that. Because “urban,” wink wink nudge nudge. “Ben Carson has a brilliant...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Visit the online TMW emporium for all some of your holiday shopping needs! And if you believe humor and satire will be necessary in the difficult months ahead, please consider joining Sparky’s List!...
From: Daily Kos | By: Tom Tomorrow | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Leading Off ● Pres-by-CD: O-H-I-O! Our project to calculate the presidential election results by congressional district arrives in the Buckeye State. We have a chart of all 435 congressional districts here, which also includes results from 2012. That's...
From: Daily Kos | By: Daily Kos Elections | Monday, December 5, 2016
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x.@Evan_McMullin on how to resist Donald Trump's authoritarianism https://t.co/3YTGWhLImR— Greg Dworkin (@DemFromCT) December 4, 2016...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Brian Stelter: Let's tell some truths about lying, because the way Donald Trump lies has people rethinking some of the basic premises of journalism, like the assumption that everything a president says is automatically news. When President-elect...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Most progressives took Donald Trump lightly. They thought he was a joke. They didn’t believe that a man with his baggage could win the presidency. They forgot the Ronald Reagan lesson. And Donald Trump could be the next Ronald Reagan. Do’n’t laugh,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Egberto Willies | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Hamilton County Clerk’s office was not a race Democrats should have won. The Hamilton County Democratic Party was up against Tracy Winkler, a member of the Winkler local political dynasty. Robert C. Winkler is the current Common Pleas Court judge...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Akadjian | Monday, December 5, 2016
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For much of the past week, President-elect Donald Trump boasted about saving 1,000 jobs at the Carrier air conditioning plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. Representing only about half of the positions candidate Trump promised to protect from relocation...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jon Perr | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark E Andersen | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it will require a full environmental impact statement for the section of he Dakota Access Pipeline that crosses Sioux ancestral lands and pass under the Missouri River.  Here is the statement from the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Tomorrow's Monday, Friday was two days ago, and that means it's time for the Donald J. Trump administration to come on television and brazenly lie to the assembled reporters and audience in a little get-together we like to call da Sunday shows. We need...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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It is a high bar, but Trump's would-be national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, may be the single worst Trump pick so far. He is the sort of paranoid dimwit who would eagerly get us into a shooting war for the sake of getting into a shooting war....
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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First, a pep talk aimed at new and veteran visitors: we lost the election and I lost my father in the same month. Not to compare the two, but I don’t just sympathize with low spirits—I empathize. But this is not unfamiliar territory.  Daily Kos...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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I don’t remember how old I was the first time I saw that plaque on the sidewalk that marked one corner of Fort Dearborn. I doubt that I was even 10, but I do remember feeling deeply moved that I was standing on the spot where wooden palisades once...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Grigsby | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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During the last couple of weeks, following the election of an openly white supremacist-endorsing man to the highest office in our land, I’ve been listening to and reading people’s comments and responses to that election. Included in remarks from...
From: Daily Kos | By: Denise Oliver Velez | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Last week we suffered from a tragic infographic blackout, but the folks at Compound Interest have dealt with their technical issues, so this morning a little chemistry for those shopping for just the right present—with no opinion on why little bits...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Welcome back to another edition of Nuts & Bolts Guide. Every week, over the last year, we’ve covered some of the elements of a successful campaign. Starting today, the guide changes a bit, to the nuts & bolts of what makes you, personally,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Chris Reeves | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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In all of the endless discussions about Trump’s twitter use the actual underlying concern is rarely voiced. The source of worry for many is not that we have our first Tweeter-in-Chief: it’s not the act of tweeting and Trump isn't the first president...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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xBREAKING: Green Party drops court case seeking statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election.— The Associated Press (@AP) December 4, 2016 Green Party candidate Jill Stein is withdrawing her request for a recount in Pennsylvania....
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Sumner | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The Department of Labor is appealing the judge's decision blocking the Obama administration’s expansion of overtime eligibility. That expansion would mean that millions of additional workers would be paid time and a half if they worked more than...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Donald Trump’s pick to head the Health and Human Services seems to think highly of nut-burgers and conspiracy theorists and may be one himself. Tom Price reportedly and proudly belongs to a strange organization called the Association of American...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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A Columbia professor named Mark Lilla has been getting a lot of air time blaming "identity politics" for the Democrats' losses in 2016. In a New York Times editorial called "The End of Identity Liberalism," Lilla writes that celebrating our differences...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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As Executive Campaign Director here at Daily Kos, one of the most frequent criticisms I hear of our work is some variation on why petitions are useless: Petitions are pointless. They don't accomplish anything. Decision makers don't take them seriously—if...
From: Daily Kos | By: Chris Bowers | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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x YouTube Video Right now we have the chance to put our best minds to work one more time – and in a big way. There’s a bill in Congress that could help unlock cures Alzheimer’s, end cancer as we know it, and help people seeking treatment for opioid...
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Gardner | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The problem with Donald Trump isn't his policies/lack of same. It's that he is an awful person who should be nowhere near the WH. Was true yesterday, still true tomorrow. OTOH, opposition to Trump will have to be based on policy. No other way to do...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Across the political world, pundits and politicians and diplomats alike are attempting to interpret what Donald Trump's turgid tweetstorms really might mean, policy-wise. For example, Trump is quite sure he wants a "better deal" with Cuba, and has insisted...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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At Common Dreams, Nika Knight reports on the 2,000 military veterans who are standing with the water protectors in North Dakota who oppose the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The project will carry oil pried out of the Bakken shale formation...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The number of tornadoes per year bounces around, but the average has been relatively stable since record accurate record keeping began over 100 years ago. But the number of powerful, deadly tornadoes and the number of multiple vortices popping up in...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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“To exist is to resist.” Sounds about right.  It’s going to be a long four years. But plenty of time to resist, rally, organize, and act. ...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Given Trump's administration picks so far, it's clear his cabinet will be launching an all-out assault on nearly any group of non-wealthy Americans you can name. From Medicare recipients to students to retirement savers to the working class, we're all...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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There’s been a lot of hand-wringing about fake news on Facebook and how it misinformed voters. Facebook should not be a primary source for news consumption. It’s for ignoring event invitations and hiding posts from people who brag about their vacations....
From: Daily Kos | By: BrianMcFadden | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Donald Trump’s phone call with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan, was not like other phone calls with foreign leaders, even by the appalling standard Trump has been setting so far: The telephone call, confirmed by three people, is believed to...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Campaign Action On Thursday night, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand laid down a clear marker: She says she’ll oppose the waiver that retired Gen. James Mattis would need in order to serve as secretary of defense. Trump plans to nominate Mattis for...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Well, what do you know. When Donald Trump called United Technologies, the parent company of Carrier, to get them to hand him a PR win by keeping some jobs in the United States that had been slated to go to Mexico, he didn’t just call as the president-elect...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, December 2, 2016
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