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Turns out that the 'Antifa' group claiming they protested Red Sox game are actually right wingers

Mass Live has a pretty important bit of news reporting on the recent to-do from Wednesday night’s Red Sox vs. Athletics baseball game, at Fenway Park in Boston. During the fourth inning of the night game, three people unfurled a very...Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: Daines takes credit for FEMA money he opposed; Equifax rip-off

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the Sept. 9 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my...Show More Summary

California General Assembly passes motion calling for censure of Trump over Charlottesville remarks

In the old Soviet Union, after going slow for the first three weeks or so of each month, factory workers engaged in the practice of last-minute “storming” to meet their manufacturing quotas by the end-of-the-month deadline. Like many...Show More Summary

View from the Left: The Russia probe closes in on Trump

Former White House aide Steve Bannon kicked off the week with a bold declaration that proved itself more prescient by the day: that Trump firing former FBI Director James Comey was the biggest mistake in "modern political history." Perhaps not modern political history, but likely of Trump's presidency. Show More Summary

Sarah Palin jetting to Alabama to stump for crackpot 'Merica-hater Roy Moore

Alabama ex-Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is a crackpot. He is anti-American, or at least anti-Constitution, and has twice now been booted from his position on the court for declarations that his own religious preferences supersede federal law, because he says so. Show More Summary

A big earthquake could turn Cushing, Oklahoma, into one of the worst oil-related eco-disasters ever

Kathryn Miles, author of the new book Quakeland: On the Road To America’s Next Devastating Earthquake, has written a piece at Politico on the kind of subject most people don’t think about until after a disaster. She explores what would...Show More Summary

Official White House adviser Ivanka Trump is very sad people expect things of her

Ivanka Trump is truly her father's daughter. When Daddy Trump makes anything less than the most horrible possible decision, we hear from anonymous Ivanka-linked sources that it was her steadying influence and aren't we oh-so-glad weShow More Summary

Is slashing funding for the arts about the money, or about keeping the poors away from those things?

Everything Trump's White House proposes is a seemingly intentional effort to hurt his own base. But don't hold your breath waiting for any of them to notice. Howells Community Catholic is just one of dozens of schools across Nebraska...Show More Summary

Voting Rights Roundup: Supreme Court stays orders to redraw racially gerrymandered Texas districts

Leading Off ? Texas: In a major blow to voting rights, the Supreme Court ruled five-to-four along ideological lines on Tuesday to stay two recent lower court rulings that had ordered Texas Republicans to redraw their congressional and state House districts. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Youth vote, single payer, 2016 election results

G Elliot Morris/NY Times: How Much Can the Youth Vote Actually Help Democrats? As important as it would be for Democrats to unite and to keep left-of-center voters from straying, it would be even more helpful to win Republican converts. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Krznaric: 'Carpe Diem politics': How to do more than just resist'

Roman Krznaric wrote this article for Just Transition, the Fall 2017 issue of YES! Magazine. Roman is a social philosopher (and former political scientist). His new book is “Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day in a Distracted World.”  The article...Show More Summary

CBO: Trump's sabotage is raising Obamacare premiums

Campaign Action The Congressional Budget Office has a new report on federal subsidies of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and it's not good news for people with Obamacare. Or tax payers. Or Republicans. The CBO plainly...Show More Summary

Bogus: Virginia Democrats consider eliminating primary in favor of a convention for key House race

Well, this is garbage. Democrats in Virginia's 10th Congressional District—a highly educated seat in the D.C. suburbs that swung sharply against Donald Trump last year—have been enjoying a surge in progressive energy, as at least four different serious candidates have all stepped up to challenge the incumbent GOP congresswoman, Barbara Comstock. Show More Summary

NYC Teamsters become 'sanctuary union' after member and dad of three deported

Following the recent deportation of Teamster Eber Garcia Vasquez,  Teamsters Joint Council 16, “the umbrella group for 27 Teamsters locals in and around New York City,” has declared itself a “sanctuary union,” saying it will “not voluntarily...Show More Summary

Internal memos detail the devastation caused by Trump's Muslim ban on refugees

As Trump’s Muslim ban executive order continues its way through the courts, thousands of lives are held in an anxious abeyance. The Intercept has gotten its hands on “internal memos” from diplomats around the world, detailing the destruction of Trump and his crew of racist-xenphobes, to their higher-ups in Washington. Show More Summary

Invoice shows U.S. taxpayers billed $546 per night for government officials to stay at Mar-a-Lago

The Washington Post got their hands on an invoice for a two-night, single-room occupancy stay at unpopular President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago “Winter White House” resort. The invoice was given to an advocacy group who had made a Freedom...Show More Summary

Rep. Sánchez kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month: 'It is a time to recognize—with pride—our DREAMers'

“This year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month takes on even greater significance, because of the relentless political attacks we have seen against the Latino community in the United States,” said Rep. Linda Sánchez, v ice chair of the...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

Daily   Kos   Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Daily   Kos   Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Ick, Ick Ick Edition “Sen. Ted Cruz's Twitter account last night ‘liked’ a pornographic video about a woman who finds a couple having sex on her couch. Show More Summary

North Korea lobs missiles, Iran nuclear deal in trouble ... and Rex Tillerson vows to save money

You really can’t make this crap up. Every day we’re hearing that North Korea lobbed another missile over Japan, that the Iran nuclear deal is on the verge of collapse, that an ally was hit by a terrorist attack, that the United States’ standing in the world is in the toilet, and yet: Secretary of State Rex W. Show More Summary

'Incompetence beyond belief': Army leaving immigrant recruits vulnerable to deportation, report says

According to a report from the Washington Post, the U.S. Army is prepared to expose a number of foreign-born recruits to deportation by canceling their enlistment contracts.  “It’s a Dumpster fire ruining people’s lives,” said Margaret Stock, a retired Army officer. Show More Summary

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