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A simple reminder: It really is all about the Supreme Court

In an exhaustive article at Vox,  Dylan Matthews catalogs what's at stake, both at the top of the ticket and on the second tier—the U.S. Senate—this election. And, yes, it is all about the Supreme Court. Where it's been: The Court ruled that states didn't have to give poor black and Latino school districts the same funding as rich white districts. Show More Summary

Stanford's new alcohol policy leaves campus rapists off the hook

It is 2016, right? Stanford did just go through an extremely high profile and damaging situation with the whole Brock Turner thing, right? The kid who sexually assaulted a woman visiting campus, blamed the assault on the "party culture"...Show More Summary

Trump won't let go of a key Hillary Clinton weakness: She fails to be a man

Any woman running for president would face some sexist attacks. But when the opponent is Donald Trump, those attacks are not even a little subtle. This is about as subtle as Trump gets: Clinton, Trump said in a speech last week, "lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS and all the many adversaries we face." Subtext: Weak girl. Show More Summary

Clinton is 'drawing on my experience in elementary school' to prepare to debate Trump

Jimmy Kimmel questioned “the co-founder of ISIS” about debate prep on Monday night. Does Hillary Clinton “laugh, or do you get upset” about things like Donald Trump calling her the co-founder of ISIS? “I don’t get upset anymore, because...Show More Summary

Trump's new immigration plan: Same as Obama's, but with 'energy.' And a wall.

Donald Trump went on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show Monday night to once and for all say whether he flipped or flopped on immigration, landing somewhere sort of in between. He will, he said, continue to do what President Obama is doing,...Show More Summary

Execution stayed for man sentenced to die even though he never killed anyone

Jeff Wood was scheduled to die by lethal injection last Wednesday, Aug. 18, even though he never killed anyone. But miraculously, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted Wood a stay of execution  on Friday, which was also his 43 rd  birthday. Show More Summary

Trump has a secret plan to end murder in Chicago. (The secret is police brutality.)

Is there anything Donald Trump could not solve in a week, according to Donald Trump? Monday, Bill O’Reilly asked Trump to discuss his promise to end “the chaos and violence on our streets and the assault on law enforcement.” Easy peasy, said Trump. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Pod people

Poison control centers received 37,000 calls over two years about kids getting into detergent pods, which resulted in two deaths and two dozen life-threatening injuries. Doctors are urging parents not to buy them. No one really needs clown-colored chemical hackysacks to clean their underwear. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Washington's borked primary system yields all-GOP general election for treasurer

Leading Off: ? WA Treasurer: On Friday, Washington's secretary of state certified the results of the state's Aug. 2 primaries, cementing an atrocious and under-reported outcome in this year's open treasurer's race. Thanks to Washington's...Show More Summary

Now that Trump has suckers (donors) paying for it, he jacked up the rent on Trump Tower headquarters

Now that he’s accepting contributions from donors, Donald Trump’s campaign for Grifter in Chief is in high gear: Trump nearly quintupled the monthly rent his presidential campaign pays for its headquarters at Trump Tower to $169,758Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton leads among business economists, Trump comes in third

In a survey of business economists released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics, Hillary Clinton wins a vote of confidence—by a landslide. Roughly 55% said Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, would do the best job of managing the economy. About 14% picked Mr. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

It’s Tuesday, so there’s finally a new “last LIVE show” featured below, in case you missed it! And if you were still wondering, I think today will be the day I officially move from, “I really shouldn’t be giving Donald Trump so much time,” to “Document the atrocities” mode. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Future of Humanity: A Snapshot The annual Beloit College Mindset List from the Wisconsin school (Go, Fightin' Buccaneers!) is out and generating the usual gasps and titters. The annual list reflects...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: A campaign of conspiracies

Do they have any “Make America Great Again” hats made out of tinfoil? They would fit right in with Donald Trump’s campaign. We begin today’s roundup with The New York Times and an editorial on Trump’s claims of “voter fraud”: “Help me...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: EpiPen prices have risen by 600 percent, causing patients to go without

Since 2009, the price of the EpiPen, an epinephrine injector used in emergency situations to reverse the effects of a severe allergic attack, has risen by 600 percent—despite the drug being decades old. The reason seems to be little more than the near-monopoly status of the drug, which was purchased by drug company Mylan in 2007. Show More Summary

Rudy Giuliani peddles crazy Trump conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton's health

The Trump campaign's “deranged conspiracy theories” about Hillary Clinton's health have a new, deranged proponent: Rudy Giuliani. It's all there on the internet, he says. When Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream asked Giuliani about Trump's...Show More Summary

Is Sean Hannity angling for a Trump cabinet position, or is he just really, really dumb?

Donald Trump surrounds himself with the only the best people. Oh, and Fox News conspiracy-promoter-in-chief Sean Hannity, for some reason. Mr. Hannity is not only Mr. Trump’s biggest media booster; he also veers into the role of adviser. Show More Summary

Let's take a deep dive into this Trump family portrait

I know this photo has been floating around for several weeks, but I can’t let it go. It haunts my dreams. It haunts my waking moments. It mesmerizes me. I can’t turn away, coming back to it again and again. Let us count the ways theShow More Summary

Monday Trump Dump: 'I'm white. I was very moved by his comment.'

It's time for the daily roundup of news from the Donald Trump campaign. For those of you waiting for the campaign to have, eventually, a "good day" … prepare to be kept waiting. The bulk of media attention this weekend was devoted Donald...Show More Summary

New Republican talking point? 25 years in media glare means Clinton is 'least scrutinized' nominee

“Angry man for pay” Michael Wolff is using his USA Today column to be a tendentiously dishonest man for pay. The argument: Hillary Clinton is getting a free pass from a media obsessed with Donald Trump. Now, there’s no doubt that Trump...Show More Summary

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