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In honor of Dr. King: Join the resistance!

The third Monday of January marks the celebration of the federal holiday honoring the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. Across the nation, many schools and community organizations will be engaged in events for the Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Goodbye sanity, my old friend

This is the last Sunday during which Barack Obama will be President of the United States. By next week, assuming we make it to Sunday, it’ll be a different world.  You’d like to think that Donald Trump would at least take the weekends off from being an ass. Show More Summary

Open thread: Saying goodbye to President Obama, courage and yes, we still can

What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Obama's farewell address: This is how you make America stronger, by Ian Reifowitz A curious case of Archie Bunker syndrome, by Propane Jane Obama’s last goodbye: Yes, we did, and yes, we still can, by...Show More Summary

Another zombie lie bites the dust

Weather is chaos theory in motion, climate is basically weather averaged over time, and climate trends are the patterns that that climate data makes on various charts and graphs and spreadsheets. It’s not unusual to see jags and dips and spikes in climate records, in fact, that’s what you’d strongly expect to see. Show More Summary

How Joe Manchin can really help on Obamacare repeal and replace: Be like Chuck Grassley

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) distinguished himself this week by standing with Democrats in opposition to Obamacare repeal. Having taken such a principled stand, Manchin apparently has make a correction, and stand up as the only Democrat volunteering...Show More Summary

This week in science: all seems beautiful to me ...

The traditional story about the formation of our beautiful moon is the single impact theory. But the early solar system was a violent, chaotic place. There’s room for more than one titanic collision. And some new analysis suggests multiple...Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: Federal job levels are low but Trump wants to drive them lower

Donald Trump says he’s all about jobs, but at the same time he wants a federal hiring freeze. Supposedly there are just too many federal workers and the government should save money by getting rid of them. Here's the reality: There were...Show More Summary

So far, 16 elected Democrats say they will resist the Trump regime by boycotting the inauguration

Back in early December, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois’ 5th Congressional District was the first Democrat to announce he would not be attending the inauguration of Donald Trump January 20 because the prsident-elect is a fountain ofShow More Summary

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic Campaign—Press Relations

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y’ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you’ve missed prior diaries, please visit our...Show More Summary

'Planned Parenthood Saved Me' is back because anti-choicers just won't quit

Remember in 2012 when the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced that they’re removing funding from Planned Parenthood? Fortunately that quickly backfired as people rallied to support the literally lifesaving organization and Komen backpedaled. Show More Summary

Palo Alto schools become 'sanctuaries' for students

The Palo Alto school board joined the resistance this week when it voted 4-0 to make its campuses "sanctuaries" for undocumented students. Jacqueline Lee writes: The resolution says Palo Alto Unified School District officials will not...Show More Summary

Candidates for DNC chair will begin debating shortly

Today’s is the first of four regional Future Forums the Democratic National Committee will be holding between now and February 4. There will be no vote today, but viewers can catch what the candidates have to say at this livestream Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: Obama's amazing grace; Okla. extremism; NM legal pot?

This week at 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...Show More Summary

View from the Left: The durability difference between two major Obama legacies—public opinion

When President Barack Obama made his farewell address Tuesday night in Chicago, he mused about two of his greatest achievements in one of his biggest applause lines. "If I had told you that we would win marriage equality and secure the...Show More Summary

In Twitter blast at John Lewis, Trump assumes he represents a slum since he's black. Ugly. Bigly.

President-Elect Donald Trump, displaying the pettiness we’ve come to expect from his early morning tweets, was at it again Saturday, this time attacking Congressman John Lewis, who said yesterday in an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd...Show More Summary

Latino musicians and Russian hackers are basically the same thing, says House Republican

Forget Russian efforts to influence the 2016 elections. According to one Republican member of Congress, the real scandal is that Mexican-American and Mexican entertainers publicly supported Democrats: “Those are foreign actors, foreign people, influencing the vote in Nevada. Show More Summary

Gallup finds Trump's transition performance approval faaaaaar below his predecessors'

The latest Gallup Poll shows that Donald Trump® will enter the White House next week with the lowest transition approval rating of any president since the organization began polling on that matter since 1992. More people—51 percent—disapprove...Show More Summary

Sanders, Schumer to speak Sunday in Mich. at one of 75 'Our First Stand: Save Health Care' rallies

On Sunday, January 15, I will be joining about 6,000 (and counting) people ?at the ”Our First Stand: Save Health Care” rally in Warren, Michigan, sponsored by the Michigan Democratic Party. The event is one of more than 50 rallies and...Show More Summary

What would Trump's labor pick mean for workers? People who've lived it tell Democrats their stories

When it comes time to hold a confirmation hearing for Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chair Lamar Alexander doesn’t want to hear from the workers who’ve experienced Puzder’s leadership at the fast food chain he runs. Show More Summary

Rep. Grijalva to boycott inauguration, will spend the day organizing and marching with constituents

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) stepped up on the House floor to notify the chamber that he will not be attending the inauguration out of respect for the majority of voters who rejected Trump. Like Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), he’ll instead spend the day with constituents, organizing and marching. Show More Summary

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