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Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Unnecessary Censorship As long as there have been books, there have been Puritanical meddlers trying to ban them.  That's as true as ever in 2016, which is why an important group has designated this Banned...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: We still have birtherism to contend with regardless of Donald Trump

This morning’s pundit round-up comes amidst tightening polls and tonight’s debate. The pundits will have a lot more to say about those things in the next few days (surprisingly few quality items on the debate up until now, post ‘em if...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Nation writers pose some of the debate questions that ought to be asked

The Nation posts 19 Questions From ‘Nation’ Writers That Trump and Clinton Should Answer at the Presidential Debate: The questions are categorized as Growing the economy and curbing inequality; Climate change;  R ace and desegregation;...Show More Summary

Artificial autonomy: Termination or salvation?

The robots are coming, and they will eventually fill most every manufacturing and service niche. That probably includes yours. There might be some scattered fields that escape for a while; artists of various sort might be safe. But outside...Show More Summary

Chicago adds police to cut gun violence. But can drill music be policed?

The city of Chicago is proposing to add nearly 1,000 more personnel to the Chicago Police Department over the next two years in an attempt to tackle the overwhelming gun violence plaguing the South and West sides of the city. The increase in police power is one of several proposals from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Show More Summary

We must inflict economic pain on those in power in order to usher in a new civil rights movement

A few months ago while attending Netroots Nation 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri, I shared an Uber with former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner and Georgia state Senate candidate Tamara Johnson Shealey. Together, we visited the site where Michael Brown died at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. Show More Summary

Five questions for Adanjesús Marín of Make the Road PA, a leading Latino group in the Keystone State

Adanjesús Marín got his start in the civil rights movement at age 12 in Beaumont, Texas, when he organized a student walk-out in response to one of his teacher’s attempts to segregate his class. It was during the ensuing struggle leading to...Show More Summary

Scott Walker sold Wisconsin out to the highest bidders

In 1873, during the University of Wisconsin’s Law School commencement address and shortly before he became a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, Edward G. Ryan stated that: “[There] is looming up a new and dark power... the enterprisesShow More Summary

Becoming Propane Jane

The story of Propane Jane begins deep in the heart of Texas. It's a story about a black woman who was raised in a predominantly white suburb of Houston, and grew accustomed to being the only one of her kind in the room. It's a storyShow More Summary

Trump camp gets touchy-touchy about all the pre-debate coverage of Trump's compulsive lying

Tallying up Donald Trump's perpetual lies is suddenly all the rage, with both the New York Times and Politico posting back-to-back stories on Trump's penchant for lying. Now his campaign is making a desperate bid to make sure debate moderators don't fact-check Donnie's deceits on the fly. Show More Summary

I am incredibly enthusiastic about voting for Hillary Clinton. Here's why.

Meh. Apparently, those three letters sum up how a good number of Americans, in particular younger voters, feel about the prospect of voting for Hillary Clinton. Tina Nguyen at Vanity Fair put it as follows: “ the majority of millennials,...Show More Summary

Why corporate special interests created modern libertarianism

How is it that corporate special interest groups are able to push legislation through Congress that rewards them at the expense of everyone else in our country?  One of the answers is that they need to create a justification. They need...Show More Summary

Trump's outright lies in one week—31—a generous undercount

The New York Times has clearly turned a corner on its Donald Trump coverage, now fully embracing the word "lie" to describe the geyser of falsehoods that gush from him. Between Sept.15-21, its reporters counted what the paper called his "Week of Whoppers" and found 31 biggies. Show More Summary

Dear white people: It's time that we talked seriously about this Trump noise

I know it’s been a good long while since we had an honest and open conversation. I can’t say that I speak for everyone from my particular demographic of African Americans, because we don’t all agree—just as we all know not every Caucasian American...Show More Summary

Who will make Big Pharma pay the EpiPenalty?

Washington is experiencing a bipartisan furor over the spiraling price hikes on EpiPen, the life-saving Epinephrine injector tens of thousands of American allergy sufferers depend on in case of emergency. On Wednesday, Democrat Elijah...Show More Summary

Trump wants to destroy democracy by dismantling the Bill of Rights

On September 25, 1789, the first United States Congress passed 12 amendments to the Constitution, which were then sent to the states to be ratified. Ten of those 12 amendments are known today as the Bill of Rights.  In December 1791,...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Despite the "World War I" label attached to the substances in this week’s infographic, one of these gases was used (heavily) this week in the United States, another was deployed in Syria, and a third may have been used in Iraq in a shell fired by ISIS. Show More Summary

Open thread: Enthusiasm, the Bill of Rights and drill rap

What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … I am incredibly enthusiastic about voting for Hillary Clinton. Here’s why, by Ian Reifowitz Dear white people, it’s time that we talked seriously about this Trump noise, by Frank Vyan Walton Who willShow More Summary

Guess where August 2016 ended up, temperature wise?

Did you dare to guess it was the hottest August ever recorded in the global temperature record? Then you win! Your prize is figuring out how to announce this and still convey the significance despite the same thing happening for quite...Show More Summary

This week in science: trillions and trillions

What will happen to Dixie by the water after they foolishly fell for conservative talking points and elected clueless morons or willfully ignorant sociopaths ranting that global warming was a hoax made up by all those alleged evil conspirators...Show More Summary

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