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This week in the war on workers: How 'no excuses' charter schools create submissive future workers

Turning around? Not in a no excuses school. The rise of corporate education policy in the United States isn't a labor issue only because it attacks teachers and their unions. Education is how the nation shapes its future workers. Education scholar Joan Goodman details how many charter schools are training children: ... Show More Summary

Saturday nutpick-a-palooza: Obama's devil horns

This week's source material: When this image was first released it struck us as legitimately odd. President Obama looks very fake here. A very heavily photoshopped image to make him look more serious? He just has a plastic / wax appearance to him that hasn’t been seen before. Then… Does anyone else see horns? Yup. Show More Summary

This week in the war on voting: WI law drama continues, fingerprinting proposed in ID

This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Meteor Blades and Joan McCarter. Wisconsin continues to provide serious drama in the fight against a punitive voter ID law, passed in 2011 but stopped by injunction until a three-judge...Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: Jailed for abortion, NH secession, Duke bends on clean-up

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 we just don't get from the traditional media. Show More Summary

Obama points to American leadership in world in weekly address

American leadership is the one constant in an uncertain world. That was true this week, as we mobilized the world to confront some of our most urgent challenges. President Obama trumpeted America's leadership on various fronts in this...Show More Summary

This week in science: the red, white & green

Mars MAVEN false colors spectral images of Martian atmosphere. Click to enaresenate at Badstronomy. Mars MAVEN went into orbit around the Red Planet this week and has already sent back the gorgeous atmospheric data show above featuring so many colors of Mars: Hydrogen is the lightest element, and extends the farthest off the planet. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Bombing ISIS

WaPo: Britain, Denmark and Belgium join air campaign against Islamic State in Iraq NY Times: “In military terms, the [Parliament] vote [in support of Iraq bombing] has no significance whatsoever, but politically it has more importance,” said James Strong, a foreign policy expert at the London School of Economics, of the British vote. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Why do we lust for war?

About the force Jedi kittens know all, they do, claims Calico Yoda. CJ Werleman asks Why do we lust for war? “Every war is ironic because every war is worse than expected,” wrote Paul Fussell in The Great War and Modern Memory. “ NoShow More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: How to fail at prosecuting banks without really trying

By Tim Price, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Blotch on Eric Holder's Record: Wall Street Accountability (The Nation) While the...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart to Eric Bolling: 'F you and all your false patriotism.'

OK, last night's show was so incredible, I had to do a transcript. Jon Stewart blasted the Fox News crew for attacking Obama over his "latte salute," calling them out for their utter hypocrisy. Make this video go viral. Share it on social media. Show More Summary

Martha Coakley is narrowly losing in Massachusetts, unless she's easily winning

Democrat Martha Coakley On Thursday, SocialSphere released the latest in their series of tracking polls for the Boston Globe, and Democrats got a headline they hoped they'd never see again: Martha Coakley is losing. SocialSphere finds...Show More Summary

Brownback's legacy? The state of Kansas is getting in the sex toy business

A hilariously titillating report out of Kansas: State resident Larry Minkoff was seriously behind on taxes, so agents from the Department of Revenue raided his business and confiscated his inventory of sex toys, DVDs, and novelty items. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: A Republican's naked adventure in the Galilee returns to haunt him

Leading Off: • KS-03: Well, this may be the ad of the year. Former Democratic state Sen. Kelly Kultala is taking on Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in this Kansas City-area seat, and taking advantage of an incident Yoder hoped voters would...Show More Summary

Could Republicans lose North Dakota's only House seat? A new Democratic poll says they can

Democratic candidate George Sinner Here's something I didn't expect to write: A new poll shows freshman Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer losing in North Dakota. On behalf of Democrat state Sen. George Sinner, the Mellman Group surveys this...Show More Summary

Rep. Mark Meadows cracks down on government porn-watching

So this happened. In May, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general disclosed that a senior-level employee was caught spending as much as six hours of his day looking at porn. The IG found that the employee had downloaded and viewed more than 7,000 pornographic files. The Justice Department is investigating further for possible prosecution. [...]Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Banner Cads It's Banned Books Week and you've just found out that your book series tops the "Most Challenged" list for the second year in a row. What will you do...what WILL you do??? If you're Dav Pilkey,...Show More Summary

Medicaid, AIDS, and the South

The epicenter for HIV/AIDS infection in the U.S. is not the inner cities of New York, or Chicago, or Los Angeles. It's not San Francisco. It's South Carolina and the remaining states in the deep South. Southern states now have the highest...Show More Summary

Job one for a Republican Senate: Screwing the consumer on behalf of the banksters

Elizabeth Warren with Alison Grimes in Kentucky—let's get a lot more of this! Elizabeth Warren scares the crap out of a lot of people, most of them on Wall Street or in the Republican Party (not that those things are mutually exclusive). Show More Summary

GOP congressman denies saying (on tape) that firing gay people is 'one of the freedoms we enjoy'

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) The Republican congressman who said he opposed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act like he opposed smoking bans, because "You need to respect the autonomy of somebody running their business" and "If you...Show More Summary

Far-right groups to campaign against three impure Republican candidates

Oregon Senate candidate Monica Wehby Three Republican congressional candidates are being targeted by the far right for their support for marriage equality and abortion rights: The National Organization for Marriage, Family Research Council...Show More Summary

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