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Selling across state lines will be a great deal: for insurance companies

A couple of years ago I changed my auto insurance from one state to another due to a move. But I did not save a lot on my car insurance! In fact, it cost me about $350 a year more. I asked why and the reasons given were greater exposure for the company and higher requirements from the new state. Show More Summary

If Democrats fail to fight Gorsuch, they look weak and share the blame for future decisions

Neil Gorsuch may get confirmed to the Supreme Court. It shouldn’t, however, be for lack of a fight from Democrats.  There’s an upside to every possible fighting scenario. The only scenarios with a downside seem to be if they don’t fight.  Here’s how this could play out. 

Mary Ann Shadd Cary: black suffragist, abolitionist, publisher, and lawyer

Watching and reading news stories about immigrants in the U.S. fleeing to Canada for fear of being deported by Donald Trump’s xenophobic policies prompted thoughts of a past when black Americans fled to Canada to escape slavery. While U.S. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Any empirical measurement of the contents of my mind would surely reveal that 2 percent of my brain cells still occupied by the various forms of symmetry hammered into them during a sweat-inducing semester in crystallography, 3 percent are...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Survey finds majority of voters horrified by Trump's proposed budget

Here’s Nika Knight at CommonDreams looking at the new Quinnipiac poll: Trump Budget Horrifies Majority of Voters, Poll Finds Most Americans don't want   Elmo to get fired. They also don't want enormous funding cuts to medical research,...Show More Summary

Trump narrowly won North Carolina, but the GOP's legislative gerrymanders gave them huge majorities

Daily Kos Elections’  project to calculate the 2016 presidential results for every state legislative seat in the nation hits North Carolina, one of the worst gerrymanders anywhere.  You can find our   master list of states here, which...Show More Summary

Nuts & Bolts: the guide to a Democratic campaign. What can special elections teach us?

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

Screw the framing. Do NOT use the phrase 'tax reform'

After Himself’s bigly humiliation on Don’tCare yesterday, he shrugged and hit the links, vowing to move on to what he and his party want us to call “tax reform." Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent. Per Miriam-Webster: ransitive verb 1...Show More Summary

This week in science: record low highs

We might just melt the north pole yet! Every year around late February to early March, Arctic ice hits its maximum coverage, the point of greatest area and thickest layers, before the sun finally starts cautiously peeking over the horizon to begin its annual challenge to winter’s reign. Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: Self-driving cars will kill a lot of jobs. What then?

A lot of companies are working on self-driving cars, hoping they’ll reshape a range of industries. That could provide benefits on some fronts, including the environment and road safety, but a lot of people work as drivers, so self-driving cars could have a massive impact on the jobs landscape. Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Ice dwindles in Arctic, Antarctic; protecting deniers in Maine

This is the   491st edition   of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the March 22 Green Spotlight. More than 26,700 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Show More Summary

Judge who blocked Muslim ban is receiving death threats and receiving 24-hour protection

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson has been receiving around-the-clock protection since he ruled last week to block the Trump/Bannon Muslim ban 2.0 travel restriction, citing “significant” evidence of “religious animus.” For the people...Show More Summary

If terrorist is white, then it's all right: Trump tweets about London victim, not black New Yorker

It is certainly right and proper that the president of the United States offered condolences to the family and friends of Kurt Cochran, the American murdered in a London terrorist act for which the Islamic State has claimed credit. The...Show More Summary

Why Obama succeeded on health care while Trump is a miserable failure ... in just 99 words

Here is a successful president: Obama himself was a leader, who consistently made it clear that he was not going to walk away. He did countless rallies, meetings, speeches — even a "summit" at the Blair House — to try to sell the bill,...Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: Rape kits delayed is justice denied; Gov. Martinez lies

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

A Republican failure. A people's victory. Grassroots resistance energizes the next healthcare fight.

To nationwide cheers, Trumpcare went down in flames Friday. It was a spectacular failure on the part of a prsident who had vowed from the beginning to the end of his campaign that he really is the brilliant guy depicted in his ghost-written The...Show More Summary

Nonpartisan government workers are under attack by the far-right media

Extremist right-wing media, including Breitbart News, are trying to purge the government of anyone they deem insufficiently loyal to Donald Trump. That includes career government employees who are not supposed to be loyal to any individual...Show More Summary

A Requiem for Trumpcare, Celebrated in Tweets

Trumpcare is dead. Long live Obamacare ! x Today was a victory for all Americans. � Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 24, 2017 AHCA = Tax Cut Plan x Remember. The Republicans' plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is not really a health care plan. Show More Summary

Global goals on climate change may be attainable after all, due to rapid collapse of coal

Good news is a rare thing in climate change stories. Coming off the hottest year ever, following the hottest year ever, with sea ice levels falling to record lows and the North Pole incredibly balmy even in the darkness of winter, it’s clear that we’ve passed a whole teeter-totter factory worth of tipping points. Show More Summary

Trump said his businesses would forgo new foreign deals during his presidency; he lied, of course

Another day, another report of Donald Trump being a crooked bastard while in office because honestly who the hell would have expected otherwise. [A]s the Trump Organization rolls out its new hotel line across the country — properties...Show More Summary

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