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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Police torture, the odious term 'human capital,' critical patriotism

Tracy Siska at The Guardian writes about homegrown torture in The Chicago police used appalling military interrogation tactics for decades: The Chicago police department has promised for more than a century to eliminate torture from its interrogation rooms. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: So the 'longest war' is going to be still longer

Not packing up everything just yet. Nadia Prupis writes US to Slow Down Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan as White House 'Rethinks' Mission: The U.S. is slowing down its withdrawal from Afghanistan, despite long-held promises that the...Show More Summary

So what if ISIL is a 'Muslim' terror group? Obama's still right not to use the word

President Obama is trying to defeat ISIL and Republicans are trying to defeat President Obama. Are ISIL and al Qaida and terrorist groups like them "Muslim?" In the simplest terms, of course they are, although it is more accurate to call them Islamist, to differentiate them from mainstream Islam. Show More Summary

The Oscars 2015

The Oscar race for Best Picture tonight is thought to be one between Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman and Richard Linklater's Boyhood. But coverage of this year's Oscars broadcast has been dominated not as much by who is nominated, but...Show More Summary

A look at doctors' political leanings by specialty

Data courtesy of Crowdpac. Click for larger view. Ever wonder about how your own profession leans politically? Is it true that newspapers and media lean left? Or that the building and construction trades lean right? Ever wonder if it's...Show More Summary

'Pride' and solidarity: When LGBT activists and coal miners joined forces

We're smack in the middle of the annual movie drought. The award bait all came out in late December, but the spring and summer blockbusters aren't being released yet. This leaves us with wannabe blockbusters that didn't make the cutShow More Summary

David Axelrod's Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

David Axelrod at February 2008 Cleveland debate Before I can write about David Axelrod's memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, it is important that you know that I am a big Aaron Sorkin fan. I own one of those really neat sets of the entire West Wing series on DVD and even watch it every few years. Show More Summary

Walmart must not be allowed a PR win

Walmart recently headlined the business news by announcing a raise to over 500,000 of their employees, lifting base pay from $7.25 an hour to $10. This is occurring even without government forcing a national minimum wage. Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon released a video on Facebook addressing employees (but really, the media). Show More Summary

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker must hate Wisconsin

Outdoors, you don't need no stinkin' outdoors. As a child growing up in Wisconsin, living in Madison was a wondrous thing—a 15-minute drive in any direction and you would be out in the country. Many of my childhood memories are of my...Show More Summary

Do the King v. Burwell plaintiffs even think their own interpretation is constitutional? Nope.

Here's who stands to lose health insurance due to King v. Burwell. Not that conservatives care. For better or for worse, I've spent the past few weeks writing about the impending King v. Burwell U.S. Supreme Court case that threatens...Show More Summary

The othering of the president

Back in October 2008, then-Republican presidential candidate John McCain had one of the finest moments of his career. When angry Minnesota town hall questioners claimed Democrat Barack Obama was "an Arab" who could not be trusted, Sen. Show More Summary

Kidnapping the free and renting out the enslaved

Slave tag used to identify enslaved workers in Charleston South Carolina. Most of us are familiar with photos of shackles and chains that symbolize the enslavement of Africans during the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the bondage suffered by African Americans. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The Test

Dana Milbank shows how the latest GOP contender has already demonstrated that he is not The One. What Rudy Giuliani did this week was stupid. What Scott Walker did ought to disqualify him as a serious presidential contender. As the world...Show More Summary

Sunday Talk: To be continued...

A little more than eight years ago, Barack Hussein Obama formally announced that he was running for president of the United States. In the years since—during which he won the presidency, not once, but twice—Obama has been called nearly...Show More Summary

Open thread: Oscars, plaintiffs and coal miners

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Do the King v. Burwell plaintiffs even think their own interpretation is constitutional? Nope, by Dante Atkins 'Pride' and solidarity: When LGBT activists and coal miners joined forces, by Laura Clawson Wisconsin Gov. Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: Grayson bid in FL, Clean fuels in OR, Confederate heroes in TX

This week in 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 be watching. Show More Summary

Arizona State professor assaulted by campus police after being cited for ... jaywalking

Dr. Ersula Ore, an English professor at Arizona State University, never expected when she crossed a street on campus that an officer would demand her identification, ticket her, and eventually assault her with brute force. See the full video below the fold. Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: Nevada Republicans follow in Scott Walker's footsteps

Nevada Republicans have taken control, and attacking workers is at the top of their agenda: Republican legislators talked about wanting to end collective bargaining in the state, about wanting to force unions to re-sign members every year, about eliminating binding arbitration. Show More Summary

Scott Walker doesn't know if Obama is a Christian (but his spokesman thinks he might be)

"Hey, I don't know... can Muslims be Christians?" This may explain why Scott Walker couldn't bring himself to admit that President Obama doesn't hate America: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a prospective Republican presidential contender,...Show More Summary

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