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Globally, this was the hottest winter on record, with the smallest measured Arctic sea ice maximum

The National Climatic Data Center is terse and to the point: The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for February 2015 was the second highest since record keeping began in 1880. Both the year-to-date (January–February)...Show More Summary

What is wrong with the Secret Service?

Can Joe Clancy, the newest director, turn the Secret Service around? The use of alcohol by some members of the Secret Service, including those assigned to a presidential protection detail, is not a new phenomenon. On the night before...Show More Summary

Year-round, locally based precinct organizing is essential for moving the Democratic Party leftward

"The most important job I ever had was Precinct Captain." —Harry S Truman In the past few months, starting shortly before Christmas, the founder of this blog has several times made comments about future elections that make me grind my...Show More Summary

Republicans: the party of forced birth for teenage sex slaves

Sens. Cornyn and McConnell: Shutting down the Senate to force sex slaves to bear their rapists' children It should have been fairly straightforward. But then, this is the Republican Party we're talking about. Over the course of the past...Show More Summary

Republicans want to repeal Obamacare? Go ahead, make my day.

Republicans wants to take away your health care. But you can smile too as long as we have a Democratic president to stop them. The new budget proposals from House and Senate Republicans are a joke. How bad a joke? Both would repeal Obamacare,...Show More Summary

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey: an Irish heroine

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey Another Saint Patrick's Day Parade in New York City has come and gone and still the parade organizers refuse to open it up for more than one LGBT group to march with Irish Pride. It brought to mind others who were banned from marching in the parades of the past. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Dana Milbank wonders if Israel has seen its last democratic election. Eleven years ago, I carried my infant daughter into a synagogue basement and plunged her tiny body, head to toe, underwater.... Making sure she is Jewish in the eyes of the Jewish state gives me peace of mind. Show More Summary

Sunday Talk: Axis and/or allies

This week, in response to the open letter sent posted by #47 Senate Republicans, the Iranian mullahs seized control of Tehran, bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war. It was against this backdrop that an army of Real Israelis...Show More Summary

Open thread: Sex slaves, secret service and blockheads

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Republicans: the party of forced birth for teenage sex slaves, by Dante Atkins Republicans want to repeal Obamacare? Go ahead, make my day, by Ian Reifowitz Bernadette Devlin McAliskey: an Irish heroine,...Show More Summary

Bizarro Arizona: Do the opposite

Leaving on a jet plane, except in Arizona Yeah, sure, so Arizona isn't the only state whose legislature has passed a boneheaded sovereignty bill declaring that we don't have to follow federal policies, whether it's the EPA, DOJ or some other jackbooted agency issuing the regulations. Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: Cry Baby Caucus in PA, Webb hires in IA, Reichart lies in WA

This week in 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

This week in the war on workers: Judge tells T-Mobile to stop breaking labor laws

T-Mobile has been breaking the law, as a matter of corporate policy, a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled on Wednesday. Judge Christine Dibble wasn't hearing complaints of abuses against individual workers—because...Show More Summary

Glenn Beck leaves the Republican Party: 'I am done!'

Glenn Beck was irate on his show. He let the Republican Party have it. "The Republican Party, I've made my decision," said Glenn Beck. "I am out! I'm out! I am not a Republican. I will not give a dime to the Republican Party. I am out! I highly recommend, run from the Republican Party. Show More Summary

Gates Foundation has at least $1.4 billion invested in world's leading fossil fuels companies

The proving is in the doing Not good: The charity run by Bill and Melinda Gates, who say the threat of climate change is so serious that immediate action is needed, held at least $1.4bn (£1bn) of investments in the world’s biggest fossil...Show More Summary

States beginning to reap rewards of Medicaid expansion

Arkansans and Kentucky are the big winners in Obamacare, having the largest reduction in their uninsured rate in the country. But it's not just reducing the uninsured. These two states will have a combined savings of more than $1 billion over the next seven years, according to a Robert Woods Johnson study, and it's all thanks to Medicaid expansion. Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Rising seas, censored officials, dwindling water

Senators prepare to debate controlling greenhouse gas emissions. 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) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

View from the left—changing the Social Security conversation

Sometimes, one small action can signal an important political shift on a topic. That happened this week with a brief but impactful utterance from Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. "You don't save Social Security by cutting Social Security." That...Show More Summary

Why you're still paying a lot for your health insurance

So healthcare spending growth has hit a 53-year low, but how come your costs keep rising? That's an extremely good question, answered in part by Sarah Kliff. The Center for American Progress published a new report this month that gives the best answer I've seen to this question. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz supports the death penalty even after working for a wrongfully convicted man

Sen. Ted Cruz is of course a hardline supporter of the death penalty, because that is the hard-right conservative thing to be. That he maintains that steadfast conviction even though he himself once worked on a case in which a innocent...Show More Summary

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