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The story behind this AMAZING photo of young Nigel

As the march for justice was just beginning in downtown St. Louis, photojournalist Koran Addo took what may be the most powerful image of the entire #FergusonOctober weekend. About a block ahead of the crowd, young Nigel, doing whatShow More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Frack-onomics cracking up, trashing California's aquifers

Staff at Appalachian Bear Rescue release a bear back into the wild. 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) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

For the right, Ebola is the new Benghazi

Move over Benghazi, IRS, Fast & Furious, and Bill Ayers, because Ebola has arrived on the right: The Ebola virus, which killed a patient at a Dallas hospital Wednesday, has become part of the conversation among politicians and pundits — in particular, conservative politicians and pundits. Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: Attacks on Philadelphia teachers will hurt students, too

Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) The move by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission—an instrument of state control over the city's schools, with a majority of board members appointed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett—to cut health care for teachers...Show More Summary

Saturday nutpick-a-palooza: HUCKABEE DON'T GOOOOO

Today's source material: I know what you're thinking. It's "who gives a shit?", right? Appearing on the American Family Association’s radio show this week, Huckabee was discussing gay marriage and said: “If the Republicans want to lose...Show More Summary

This week in the war on voting: Texas and Wisconsin voter ID laws blocked, NC same-day voting nixed

Lewis Black Says f#%! voter suppression at a photo shoot with ACLU’s Voting Rights Project Director Dale Ho. See the video below. This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades. It's been a big week for court rulings on state voting laws, with two victories and a defeat for voters and their advocates. Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: So tired of Panetta, stubbornness in GA on marriage equality

Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. Show More Summary

Hard work should be rewarded. Raise the minimum wage, Obama says in weekly address

Ask yourself: could you live on $14,500 a year? That’s what someone working full-time on the minimum wage makes. If they’re raising kids, that’s below the poverty line. And that’s not right. A hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. It's...Show More Summary

This week in science: freezy and breezy

No doubt you've seen the headlines, in some quarters (ahem, the usual suspects), screaming out the news of Antarctic sea ice hitting an all-time high. Whew! Global warming averted! Of course that's not the case at all. It just means there's more moisture in the coldest continent on Earth. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: What message are we giving on Ebola?

Kai Kupferschmidt: Peter Sandman, a longtime expert and consultant on risk communication based in Brooklyn, New York, wasn’t especially shocked when he first heard about the patient's case. "My first reaction was: Well, it had to be somewhere. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: '60 Minutes' does a puff piece on the FBI

Forester explains tree-planting techniques to Civilian Conservation Corps workers c. 1934. Just a month and a day after taking the oath of office in March 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed legislation establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps, the first federal jobs program of the New Deal. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: Feminists in global development, bankruptcy safe harbors, and Boeing

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Please note: There will not be a new Daily Digest on Monday, October 13, in observance of Indigenous People's Day. The Daily Digest will return on Tuesday, October 14. Click here...Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert discovers 'Republicans are People Too'

Republicans put together IKEA furniture. They also make some of the most unintentionally hilarious web ads. Last night, Stephen took at their lamest latest attempt to rebrand. Full video after the jump.

White House confident will work, Obamacare shopping will be simpler for 2015

It'll be a whole new that rolls out for new enrollees starting November 15. Well, mostly new. In a very smart move, the administration began testing the new website this summer with people eligible to enroll outside of the open enrollment period—people who had moved states, lost their job, lost coverage through a spouse, etc. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Looking for a really ugly campaign? Welcome to Illinois

Leading Off: • IL-Gov: If the gubernatorial race in Illinois isn't the nation's nastiest campaign, it's at least very close. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn features a news clip in which a reporter describes how Republican Bruce Rauner threatened an executive, declaring, "I will bury her.... Show More Summary

Twitter sues over transparency in national security requests

Twitter is suing the federal government over the Justice Department's essential gag order on the company regarding national security requests for user data. Twitter argues that being prohibited from publicly releasing the exact number...Show More Summary

New Hampshire polls show mostly harmless noise

On Tuesday, a new Granite State Poll of the two House races in New Hampshire was released. The results showed Democrat Carol Shea-Porter with a three-point lead in NH-01, and Republican Marlinda Garcia with a four-point lead in NH-02. Here's...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Olly Olly Oxenfree!!! Tomorrow is the 26th National Coming Out Day, an annual event celebrated since 1988 "to promote a safe world for LGBT individuals to live truthfully and openly." Overall it's muchShow More Summary

Black teenage foster child gets accused by neighbors of burglary and pepper-sprayed in his own home

DeShawn Currie, right, and his foster father DeShawn Currie, a teenage African-American foster son in a white family, was reported as a burglar by a neighbor who called 911 in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, when the teenager entered his own home after school this week. Show More Summary

The worst secretary of state in the nation gets skewered for suppressing the vote in Kansas

More bad news for Kris Kobach—the worst secretary of state in the nation. The Wichita Eagle is out with a blistering op-ed from Michael A. Smith, associate professor of political science at Emporia State University, noting Kris Kobach's...Show More Summary

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