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Another black life lost to police bullets, unarmed, ignored, and forgotten

There is a lot of press and attention right now over the death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland. She was young, she was pretty, it's easy to splash her photo onto a story or a Facebook post, pleasant and inviting before the violent arrest...Show More Summary

Sanders, Clinton, and the Democratic Party should thank #BlackLivesMatter

They'll both learn the lesson and be better candidates for it. This has been a very good week for the Democratic Party and for its two leading presidential candidates. And no, I’m not kidding. Right now, the consensus is that—for Bernie...Show More Summary

A first step in criminal justice reform

I am sick to death of the daily stories of another person being shot, maimed, or killed while in police custody. I am tired of a policing society whose morals stem from the belief that some military opponents are enemy combatants entitled...Show More Summary

18-year-olds to fight and die for your country, but you have to be 21 to have a beer

My son and I are in the process of planning a trip to Germany next year. I want to take him so I can show him where I was stationed, where I pulled border duty at OP Alpha, now a museum. In the planning process, two questions came up. Show More Summary

Breaking the silence on Afro-Cuban history

Members of the Cuban military remain at attention after raising the flag at the Cuban Embassy in Washington July 20, 2015 The news of the re-opening of Cuba's embassy in the U.S., and America's embassy in Cuba, was covered worldwideShow More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

Timothy Egan on... oh, what else? The adults patrolling the playpen of Republican politics are appalled that we’ve become a society where it’s O.K. to make fun of veterans, to call anyone who isn’t rich a loser, to cast an entire group...Show More Summary

Sunday Talk: Trumping the shark

Last weekend, Republican presidential frontrunner and all around classy guy Donald Trump said some things about former POW John McCain that most (respectable) pundits predicted would mark the end of Trump-mentum. But a funny thing happened...Show More Summary

Open thread: Another black life lost, a zombie lie and having a beer

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Reaction by some Liberals at Netroots Nation to Black Lives Matter disappointing, by Egberto Willies Sanders, Clinton, and the Democratic Party should thank #BlackLivesMatter, by Ian Reifowitz Another...Show More Summary

Heritage scholar's new book offers no new ideas to marriage equality opponents

Heritage Foundation fellow Ryan T. Anderson just released a book that purports to give marriage equality opponents a way forward following the Supreme Court's Obergefell ruling. Good luck with that. Zack Ford highlights just a few of...Show More Summary

Primary care has actually improved for Michigan Medicaid patients under Obamacare

Remember this gem from House Speaker John Boehner when he was forced to acknowledge that Obamacare had covered a lot of people? "Giving people Medicaid insurance is almost like giving them nothing, because you can't find a doctor that will see Medicaid patients, Boehner added. Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: Turning teachers into robots

Teacher Amy Berard describes her experience under a creepy, creepy, creepy instructional model in Lawrence, Massachusetts: "Give him a warning," said the voice through the earpiece I was wearing. I did as instructed, speaking in the emotionless monotone I’d been coached to use. Show More Summary

Atlanta city councilman receives racist death threats after suggesting Dr. King be on Stone Mountain

Confederate Generals carved into Stone Mountain Stone Mountain is racist. It was the birthplace of the modern KKK, and the Confederate generals that are carved into it were put their as a big fuk you to the civil rights movement. ItShow More Summary

Will Native American religious freedom count as much as Hobby Lobby's?

Ramon Aquino shows solidarity during a rally at the Oak Flat Campground in the Tonto National Forest near Superior, Arizona May 30, 2015. Members of the San Carlos Apache tribe, as well as other members of the Apache nation and Native...Show More Summary

Is there such a thing as a good strategy for debating Donald Trump?

On August 6, the first Republican presidential debate will feature nine candidates who have spent weeks or months prepping intensively for the debate after years of planning and strategizing for this campaign... and the tenth man they'll likely be sharing the stage with is Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Chris Christie buys $250,000 of ad time on Fox News to remind viewers he's still running

Remember me? You'd better, punks. Huh, who would have thought that the Republican Party putting Fox News in charge of how their presidential debates will run would turn into a giant money funnel for the network. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reportedly purchasing $250,000 of advertising time on Fox News in an attempt to help secure a place at the network's August 6 debate. [...]Show More Summary

View from the left—the black lives matter movement and 2016

We are watching something fascinating—the maturing of an impassioned and unapologetic movement unfolding in the midst of a presidential election cycle. Black Lives Matter activists officially introduced themselves into the 2016 arena when they interrupted former Maryland Gov. Show More Summary

Texas Supreme Court rules Houston must repeal its pro-LGBT ordinance or put it to popular vote

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore The Texas Supreme Court Friday overturned the ruling of a district state court and said opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) had gathered enough signatures to put it on the...Show More Summary

GOP's favorability rating plummets in first half of 2015

Ever since the GOP took control of Congress, the party's favorability rating has nosedived, sliding nine points since the beginning of the year, according to Pew Research Center. Just 32 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Republicans, while 60 percent view them unfavorably. Show More Summary

Obama points to accomplishments of Wall Street reform in weekly address

It’s been seven years since the worst financial crisis in generations spread from Wall Street to Main Street – a crisis that cost millions of Americans their jobs, their homes, their life savings. It was a crisis that cost all of us....Show More Summary

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