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These ballot measures may shake up your state

We're getting to the point in the election cycle when we're totally awash in information about the Senate races, whether we want to know about them or not. And if you're paying close attention, you probably know a lot about the state of play in the gubernatorial and U.S. Show More Summary

Voter suppression is un-American

She's 100 percent right. But that isn't stopping Republicans. It does seem a bit ridiculous, doesn't it? That we still have to fight for voting rights, fight against laws that seek to suppress the vote, laws that will have a disproportionate...Show More Summary

Sane approaches to health epidemics: Medical anthropologists address Ebola fearmongering

There's no reason we can't stop this...with staff, stuff and systems.—Paul Farmer The Ebola outbreak, which is the largest in history that we know about, is merely a reflection of the public health crisis in Africa, and it’s about the...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

The New York Times on how the minimum wage is going up, even as the Republicans continue to fight it. Stagnating wages and widening inequality are the central economic challenges of our day. Without wage growth, the gains from economic...Show More Summary

Sunday Talk: Enough to go around

With less than a month to go before the midterm elections, and control of the Senate on the line, at long last, Republicans think they've found a winning strategy—scare the living shit out of (white) voters. It's an oldie but goodie. Their...Show More Summary

59-year-old Georgia man killed in no-knock raid, no drugs found

David Hooks and his wife were in their home on September 24 when she looked out the window and saw men in hoods outside their home. Alarmed, she woke her husband who grabbed his firearm (isn't this the American way?) and you can probably...Show More Summary

With Virginia's congressional map struck down, what might a replacement look like?

Interactive map of Virginia's current congressional districts Yesterday afternoon a three-judge federal court panel handed down a 2-1 ruling declaring that the Virginia congressional districts were unconstitutional as enacted by Republicans in 2012. Show More Summary

University of Glasgow is first European academic institution to divest from fossil fuel industry

The Gilbert Scott Building at the University of Glasgow From The Guardian: Glasgow University has become the first academic institution in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry, in a turning point for the British arm of theShow More Summary

Walmart heirs working to kill affordable rooftop solar power

Rob Walton Walmart is an environmental disaster, despite its claim to be moving toward renewable energy. But Walmart's majority stockholders, the Walton family, are going above and beyond, actively working against rooftop solar power,...Show More Summary

Massachusetts leading the way again on healthcare reform

A new law in Massachusetts mandates transparency in healthcare services pricing, allowing anyone in the state with private health insurance to go to their insurer's website and find out how much a given procedure—office visit or MRI—is going to cost. Show More Summary

Open thread: Epidemics, passion and scams

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... The great Republican tax cut scam of 2015, by Jon Perr Book review: 'Latino America' by Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura, by Susan Grigsby Sane approaches to health epidemics. Medical anthropologistsShow More Summary

Anti-marriage equality forces vow to fight on, but the goals have shifted

Or you could just get over yourself. In the wake of the Supreme Court bowing out of the anti-marriage-equality fight, opponents of that equality vow to fight on. Even for them, though, the goalposts are shifting. Opponents of same-sex marriage like Mr. Show More Summary

The story behind this AMAZING photo of young Nigel

As the march for justice was just beginning in downtown St. Louis, photojournalist Koran Addo took what may be the most powerful image of the entire #FergusonOctober weekend. About a block ahead of the crowd, young Nigel, doing whatShow More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Frack-onomics cracking up, trashing California's aquifers

Staff at Appalachian Bear Rescue release a bear back into the wild. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

For the right, Ebola is the new Benghazi

Move over Benghazi, IRS, Fast & Furious, and Bill Ayers, because Ebola has arrived on the right: The Ebola virus, which killed a patient at a Dallas hospital Wednesday, has become part of the conversation among politicians and pundits — in particular, conservative politicians and pundits. Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: Attacks on Philadelphia teachers will hurt students, too

Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) The move by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission—an instrument of state control over the city's schools, with a majority of board members appointed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett—to cut health care for teachers...Show More Summary

Saturday nutpick-a-palooza: HUCKABEE DON'T GOOOOO

Today's source material: I know what you're thinking. It's "who gives a shit?", right? Appearing on the American Family Association’s radio show this week, Huckabee was discussing gay marriage and said: “If the Republicans want to lose...Show More Summary

This week in the war on voting: Texas and Wisconsin voter ID laws blocked, NC same-day voting nixed

Lewis Black Says f#%! voter suppression at a photo shoot with ACLU’s Voting Rights Project Director Dale Ho. See the video below. This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades. It's been a big week for court rulings on state voting laws, with two victories and a defeat for voters and their advocates. Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: So tired of Panetta, stubbornness in GA on marriage equality

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

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