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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: now with instant bonus punditry, just add water

We’re still a week away from the time when most public pools open, but whether you’re visiting the local park or sticking a hose in your backyard inflatable, here’s a bit of info about what’s in there besides water. Check Compound Interest...Show More Summary

Open thread: Death threats, hatred and racism

What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Money, politics and death threats, by Susan Grigsby Studies prove linkage between racism and seething hot Obama hatred, by Frank Vyan Walton Seven things you can do to fund change, by David Akadjian Democrats,...Show More Summary

San Francisco's top cop is out after police shooting of unarmed Black woman

San Francisco’s Police Chief Greg Suhr resigned from office last night. Suhr left his position after vowing not to and, after the latest shooting incident between SFPD and an unarmed woman. Activists throughout the city had been calling...Show More Summary

This week in science: I like spiders

An asteroid at least twice the size of the K-T dino killer struck the Earth billions of years ago and it left a mark. Because weathering and plate tectonics, or some early version, were well enough underway by then, almost all of surface...Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: Who'll be getting overtime pay? Millennials, to start.

The effects of the Obama administration’s expansion of overtime eligibility will be felt far and wide. The Economic Policy Institute breaks it down. Increasing the threshold—from $23,660 to $47,476—under which salaried workers are automatically...Show More Summary

Spotlight on Green News & Views: Centralized vs. distributive renewables; a billion birds gone

Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight. More than 25,255 environmentally oriented stories haveShow More Summary

New chemical regulations are a rarity—Congress working as it should

The House and Senate have come to an agreement on how to regulate a large number of chemicals, many of which have been used in household products for decades, and some of which have either been known or been suspected to be hazardous. Show More Summary

In latest sting, conservative investibator James O'Keefe catches ... himself

Crack conservative investibator James O'Keefe, known most famously for his series of "stings" against liberal or just not-conservative targets featuring cobbled-together tapes reedited to appear scandalous, has done it again. His "team"...Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: Killing them with budget cuts; Kern gives hate one more shot

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 think I should be watching. Show More Summary

View from the left: In case millennials need reminding, the GOP still hates teh LGBT

When House Republicans did double back flips Thursday to make certain an anti-LGBT measure remained in a key funding bill, they issued a stark reminder to voters: We’re still the party of transphobic homo-haters and don’t you forget it! The hugely symbolic fight on the House floor that most Americans probably missed is worth revisiting. Show More Summary

Paid family leave gets massive popular support but Republicans are still blocking it

Go figure. Paid family leave is really very popular with American voters, despite being very unpopular with the Republicans who control Congress. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Friday said 72 percent support paid family leave. Show More Summary

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign. Setting your canvass. A few basics

It’s another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a Saturday Diary on Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns, and once a month we look into “Horrible mistakes you should avoid” (last Saturday of a month). Show More Summary

Executive Paywatch rankings offer some gory details of our unequal economy

The 2016 edition of the AFL-CIO’s CEO Paywatch is here, with a wealth of information about the class war being waged from above in the United States. Have you heard of Masimo Corporation? You should pay attention, because in 2015, its...Show More Summary

Obama explains in his weekly address why new overtime pay policy is a BFD

x YouTube Video Things like the 40-hour workweek and overtime are two of the most basic pillars of a middle class life.  But for all the changes we’ve seen in our economy, our overtime rules have only been updated once since the 1970s. ...Show More Summary

This week in the war on voting: Virginia ID law upheld; felon voting back in limbo in Kentucky

x It's been 59 years since Dr. King's 'Give Us The Ballot' speech.Too many Americans still can't vote. #RestoreTheVRA — SPLC (@splcenter) May 19, 2016 Welcome to the latest edition in our war on voting series,...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: State of the race in May

Will Jordan: Take race and ethnicity, an increasingly important factor in an increasingly diverse Democratic Party. From the first four contests (Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina), it was clear Clinton did better with African Americans and Sanders’s strengths were with whites, particularly in more liberal states. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Don't you wish you could be one of these kids for an afternoon?

You know, it’s been another tough week in Primaryland with a lot of fire and brimstone being flung over real and imagined occurrences. So how about a break from all that, even if it’s only for 70 seconds and even if you’ve already seen this more than once? It’s become just about my all-time favorite short video. Show More Summary

Senate Republicans plotting how to take Trump out of the picture and run against Clinton

Mitch McConnell is very likely to lose the Senate majority this November. A map that was already favorable to Democrats has been made more so by Donald Trump securing the Republican nomination. So McConnell and team are calculating what...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan's Republicans have cooked up a budget 'hail Mary'

Yeah, this will never work. One idea being floated for a budget resolution would call for setting the top line of the budget at $1.04 trillion, the figure favored by conservative Republicans, but include a "trigger" provision that would allow the budget to be increased to the full $1.07 trillion if the House passes at least 10 spending bills. Show More Summary

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