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Welcome to hell: Chat while you weep open thread #2

Where are you marching tomorrow?  Friday, Jan 20, 2017 · 5:05:04 PM +00:00 · Laura Clawson The guy who lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million says we are not merely transferring power from one president to another or one party toShow More Summary

Welcome to hell: Chat while you weep open thread #1

It’s a dark day—you-know-what is about to become official. Here’s a place to pour out your miseries.  I won’t say “don’t mourn, organize.” But while you mourn, get ready to organize.

The last good tweet

x Yes we can. Yes we did. Thank you for being a part of the past eight years. — The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 20, 2017

Protests continue as Trump moves toward inauguration

Protests and disruption are going strong at the inauguration: x "You wanted a wall": blockaders chanting at Trump supporters turned away from checkpoints #disruptj20 #directaction — L.A. Kauffman (@LAKauffman) January 20, 2017

A look back at a beautiful day in 2009 ... and a look forward in President Obama's thank you note

It was a beautiful day eight years ago, when Barack Obama was first inaugurated president of the United States. He’s aged some, but he has kept producing moments of beauty and uplift to the end. In a “final thank you note” to the American...Show More Summary

This map shows the 71 House Democrats who have said they won't attend Trump's inauguration ceremony

So far, 71 of the 194 Democratic members of the House  have announced they will not attend Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony  on Friday, while the remaining 123 are either attending or have not made their intentions clear. As shown...Show More Summary

Anti-Trump protesters are out in force on inauguration day

The big one is Saturday, but protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration began Thursday evening outside the DeploraBall (which is what it sounds like—Trump supporters celebrating their own ugliness of spirit) and continued Friday morning around the city. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Trump has a dream, too

x Vimeo Video If you haven’t picked up your free inauguration tickets yet, there’s still time! To get you in the mood, this cartoon is a little preview of what we can expect. How many times will Donald Trump say “great” and “incredible”...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Georgia Democrat Jason Carter considers a second bid for governor

Leading off ? GA-Gov: A number of politicians have been mulling a run to succeed termed-out Georgia GOP Gov. Nathan Deal, and we can add a familiar name to the list. Ex-state Sen. Jason Carter, a Democrat who lost to Deal 53-45 in 2014,...Show More Summary

James Comey spent 15 years looking for a chance to get the Clintons—and it came in November

While we wait for the inauguration of popular vote loser, the unpresidented Donald Trump, more evidence has emerged that today didn’t have to turn out like … today. Files released by the FBI show that the connection between James Comey...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

This is it! Let’s all huddle around this candle until it burns out! Yes, this will be my last chance to tell you how awful this guy is before he actually becomes president. And if you listen via podcast, you’ll be too late! Listen LIVE right here at 9:00 AM ET! It’s also time for a new message in this section, befitting the new year. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Historically unpopular president to be inaugurated today

Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated today with historically low approval numbers and under a cloud of investigation into his campaign’s ties to the Russian government and its propaganda campaign to influence the 2016 election. FirstShow More Summary

Toby Keith wrote the perfect Trump theme song. Why didn't he play it at the inaugural concert?

Country singer Toby Keith headlined Donald Trump’s inaugural concert, playing three of his nationalist songs and “Beer for My Horses.” But there was a song missing, not just because it was one of his biggest hits, but because it was so right for the occasion. Show More Summary

Looking to fiction for political commentary

As the Obama administration comes to an end and we seemingly enter a bad timeline in The Twilight Zone where Biff has a pleasure palace in Hill Valley and a stupid small-handed version of Lex Luthor becomes president, I thought it might make for an interesting diversion to look at politics in fiction. Show More Summary

West Antarctica is cracking up

A berg the size of Scotland is poised to break off the Larsen ice shelf in West Antartica at any time. And in an ironic twist, a similar and no doubt climate related lead nearby may soon shut down the British Antarctic Survey team that...Show More Summary

Trump preps to take an ax to the budget, including sexual assault reduction programs—of course

With a lot of help from the Heritage Foundation, Paul Ryan, and Mike Pence, incoming popular vote loser Donald Trump is getting ready to make war on a bunch of federal government agencies and programs that Republicans simply don't like—to...Show More Summary

Breaking news from Team Trump: One Asian, plus one African-American equals a Latino!

This applies to both the Department of You Can’t Make This Shit Up AND The Department of Who Knew, from incoming White House spokesman Sean Spicer: x Spicer asked about lack of Latino in cabinet by @kwelkernbc cites Elaine Chao and literally points to Ben Carson in the room. — Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) January 19, 2017 Discuss.

The abortion rate is at an all-time low, and it's not because of anti-abortion laws

The U.S. abortion rate declined to a historic low in 2014, and evidence suggests the reason is something else Republicans oppose: access to reliable contraception. Guttmacher gathered data on abortions performed between 2011 and 2014, and found that abortion rates continued their steady downward trend before reaching historic recorded lows in 2014. Show More Summary

The prevalence of lies by police gives new meaning to 'protect and serve'

Hardly anything seems to draw more conservative ire than badmouthing the police. When progressive activists demand police accountability and cite the plethora of police violence against unarmed citizens, they are called disrespectful,...Show More Summary

Trump hates tweeting—and is ready to replace the bad press that makes him do it

After hinting last week that the press was going to be shuffled out of the White House, it appears that Trump has decided that the James Brady Briefing Room is not a suitable location for Melania's "glam" room. So instead, Trump will just pick a different press. U.S. Show More Summary

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