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FedEx's practice of insisting its drivers are not actually its employees took a blow this week, when an appeals court panel said that groups of former drivers involved in a class action suit had been employees and can proceed with a wage-theft lawsuit...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Mary Anne Hitt helping with the solar-panel ribbon-cutting at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in West Virginia. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... White man jaywalks with gun ... guess what happens, by Denise Oliver Velez President Bush declared Iraq a "catastrophic success" 10 years ago, by Jon Perr "Stuck in the past" on women? Play offense, say GOP strategists,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Saturday, August 30, 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, August 30, 2014
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Women's healthcare providers in Texas have at least a temporary reprieve from the worst provision of HB 2, the law intended to shutter most of the abortion clinics in Texas. The law that launched Wendy Davis's bid for governor. A federal judge in Austin...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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NY Times: But it is unlikely that a merciless drubbing from the news media and other critics is going to sway Mr. Obama. His decision to seek the approval of Congress for a strike on Syria, after saying that it had crossed his “red line” on the use...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Leading Off: • IA-Sen: Democrats have largely been ignoring some of Republican Joni Ernst's more extreme or utterly insane ideas, or have just danced around them a bit. But this is a very good spot from the DSCC that goes after Ernst on one of her...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Pentagon Hymn, the shores of Tripoli: What's coming up on Sunday Kos ... White man jaywalks with gun...guess what happens, by Denise Oliver Velez President Bush declared Iraq a 'catastrophic success' ten years ago, by Jon...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Derek Thompson at The Atlantic writes The Procrastination Doom Loop—Delaying hard work is all about your mood. An excerpt: When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m. So, predictably, by the time it was 10 a.m., I had...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The disastrous U.S. invasion of Iraq wasn't just an American war of choice. As much as anything else, it was a war of talking points. Designed, as President Bush once explained, to "catapult the propaganda," the tried and untrue sound bites about "the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jon Perr | Monday, September 1, 2014
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People who feel a part of the national community do not join ISIS. It is disturbing, to say the least, to hear that an American was killed fighting for ISIS, and that, depending on which estimate one reads, anywhere from a few dozen to three hundred...
From: Daily Kos | By: Ian Reifowitz | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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I am a father, a son, a husband, a brother, an engineer, a software developer, a host of several radio shows, an author, a blogger, a vlogger, a political activist, a business owner, an entrepreneur, a musician, and a black man. That last adjective to...
From: Daily Kos | By: Egberto Willies | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Again. Among the many profoundly disturbing aspects of the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson has been the reflexive reaction of white conservatives in the media. Whether it was the quickly debunked...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laurence Lewis | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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For the fourth month in a row, Florida's Rick Scott sees his re-election near the top of the Power Rankings. If we wanted to give an alternate title to the Power Rankings this month ("back to school", from a calendar perspective, made the most sense),...
From: Daily Kos | By: Steve Singiser | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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GOP solution? ignore this and blame the poor. "We have to quit sitting back and taking it on the chin. I think we have to play offense on this.” --Katie Packer Gage, Republican strategist Two conservative groups did a study about the attitudes of women...
From: Daily Kos | By: Dante Atkins | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The 2014 campaign is well under way, and the ads have been flying. Most spots are unmemorable, but there are a few that stick out. Some of them offer a compelling and memorable case to voters, either in a primary or general election. Others ... don't....
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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When I saw this video posted here recently, I had to go back and look at it again. I saw a white man with a gun. I heard a policeman saying, "Place the weapon down on the ground, please. ... are crossing the street illegally ... I need you to put the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Denise Oliver Velez | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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It's been nearly two years since America's sweetheart, Mitt Romney, got sk[r]ewed out of the presidency (#ThanksOsama), and Republicans are still working through the stages of grief. First came the denial, which quickly—too quickly for some—gave...
From: Daily Kos | By: Silly Rabbit | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Rose Sanderson, on trumpet, demonstrates with other suffragists in February 1913. The triangular pennants read "Votes for Women." This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades • Chris Christie blasts same-day...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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This week's source material: The White House has also sent three aides to the funeral: Broderick Johnson of My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Heather Foster, adviser...
From: Daily Kos | By: kos | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A mysterious sailing stone in Death Valley. How these boulders weighing up almost a thousand pounds move across the valley floor has confounded scientists and skeptics for decades. People have wondered about this odd mystery for years. Thanks to some...
From: Daily Kos | By: DarkSyde | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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To build a stronger middle class in today’s changing economy, we’ve got to keep fighting. We’ve got to fight for the right to affordable health insurance for everybody. The right to fair pay, family leave, and workplace flexibility. The right to...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Elise Gould at the Economic Policy Institute writes Why America’s Workers Need Faster Wage Growth: The last year has been a poor one for American workers’ wages. Comparing the first half of 2014 with the first half of 2013, real (inflation-adjusted)...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Greg Abbott It seems Greg Abbott, the Texas attorney general and Republican nominee for governor, is having second thoughts about debating Wendy Davis—and his campaign feels a need to lie about the details of those second thoughts: Due to our inability...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The audio tape release of Mitch McConnell cozying up to the Kochs is raising some eyebrows back home in Kentucky. Particularly that part where he tells the billionaires gathered at the Koch retreat that the "the worst day of my political life" was when...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Benghazi czar Rep. Trey Gowdy There have been seven inquiries into the Benghazi attacks, so definitely what the nation needs is for another one to cost millions of dollars and stretch on for another year and a half. Republicans swear that their select...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Republican congressional leaders are running around to every reporter in sight to claim that they have no plans to shut down the government. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is all "Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns," and...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, August 29, 2014
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With the tragic killing of James Foley, it’s more apparent that the Middle East (and beyond) is getting more complex and convoluted. “You’re either with us or against us,” has become all the more laughable now that the United States is on the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Mark Fiore | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Today's show is paid for in Canadian dollars, and so will only be an hour and a half long. Sorry. Lots to discuss, though. Just less time to do it. Eh. Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show podcasts are now available through iTunes. Listen LIVE...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Waldman | Friday, August 29, 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: • MI-Gov: A new EPIC-MRA survey on behalf of the Detroit Free Press gives Democrat Mark Schauer a 45-43 lead over Republican...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Friday, August 29, 2014
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We begin today's APR with the tragic accidental killing of a gun range instructor by a 9-year-old girl. The New York Times: It seems beyond pathetic to describe this horrific turn of events as simply an unforeseen accident, leaving unasked the obvious...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Friday, August 29, 2014
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