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Sunday Talk: Reversal of fortune

A funny thing happened on the way to the State of the Union address— President Obama stopped giving a fuck about what his Republican and/or mainstream media critics think, and started getting real. With no more campaigns to run, Obama...Show More Summary

Open thread: Fetuses, dilemmas and tipping

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Perhaps "no-go" Jindal would like to discuss ethnic enclaves in the U.S., by Denise Oliver Velez Does the Equal Protection Clause apply to women, by Jon Perr The future of the news media is mostly you,...Show More Summary

Guess who Fox News now blames for 'riots' in Ferguson. Hint: it rhymes with Derrick Colder

After leaks began coming out this week that the Department of Justice is not expected to charge former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson with violating the civil rights of slain teenager Mike Brown, a reasonable person would assume that Fox News, ever the champion of Darren Wilson, would celebrate such a decision. Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: Snarked AZ civics test, Ro Khanna redux, David Duke

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: Big-name brands, big-time wage theft

Wage theft can take many forms, but if you're in any doubt that it's not some fringe practice, that in fact major companies practice it, check out these two stories. A lawsuit involving workers misclassified as independent contractors by Lowe's is being settled for as much as $6.5 million, plus more than $1.5 million in legal fees. Show More Summary

Rick Santorum sorry for all that 'crazy stuff' he said

As Rick Santorum contemplates whether or not he will again run for president, he looks back on on all that "crazy stuff" he said: Santorum's campaign in 2012 was largely defined by his anti-abortion stances and statements regarding contraception and other "crazy stuff that doesn't have anything to do with anything" as Santorum put it. Show More Summary

How Republicans are making Medicaid less efficient and more expensive

Medicaid is a lean, efficient, program and is in fact far less expensive than the rest of our healthcare system. It's also very popular with its customers, more so than private insurance is with people who have it. So clearly the job...Show More Summary

Conservative group demands Ginsburg and Kagan recuse themselves from marriage equality cases

In a laughable display of desperation, the American Family Association is demanding that Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse themselves from the four marriage equality cases it recently agreed to hear. Their...Show More Summary

Oxfam: Wealth of the one percent will exceed that of the rest of humanity in 2016

Davos, Switzerland Big but not surprising news as the World Economic Forum convenes its annual meeting in the Swiss mountains: Wealth accumulated by the richest one percent will exceed that of the other 99 percent in 2016, the OxfamShow More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Senate plays kabuki on Keystone XL, hottest year arguments, spills

See Missys Brother's post. 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—Obama's final campaign

President Obama in Boise, ID, this week. President Barack Obama embarked on his final campaign this week and it has nothing to do with 2016. To be sure, he has launched several hand grenades into the 2016 campaign field that are already vexing Republicans. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren takes on big pharma

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been championing increased spending for the National Institutes of Health and greater investments in health research. The problem is, austerity still reigns in Congress and finding that funding means slicing the budgets of other programs. Show More Summary

So much for Republican support of strong net neutrality

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Comcast) The analysis is in, and what appeared to be a shift toward real net neutrality has proven otherwise, as usual. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) announced last week they would have legislation...Show More Summary

Top Republicans acknowledge the wealth gap, but that doesn't mean they're changing their policies

That's great. Now put up or shut up. Hmm. The headline here is "Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus," but color me skeptical that the the refocusing is anything but a coat of paint over the same carnival ride. Mitt Romney,...Show More Summary

Americans spend $103 billion a year on predatory lenders. Postal banking could change that.

Postal workers rally against privatization Nearly 17 million American adults live in households where no one has a checking account; more than 50 million more have a checking account, but also have to rely on things like payday lenders and check cashing stores, according to a new report from United for a Fair Economy. Show More Summary

Obama continues to pitch 'middle-class economics' in weekly address

Thanks to the hard work and resilience of Americans like you, we’ve risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth. Now we have to choose what we want that future to look like. Will we accept an economy...Show More Summary

This week in science: scent of rain

Near our planet's poles are occasional lakes, buried in ice for eons. In some cases, a lot of ice. Over the last decade, researchers have been carefully piercing a few of these ancient vaults, wondering if some microbes could have migrated...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Immigration, deportation, consternation

Nearly a thousand people gathered to mourn Dr. Michael Davidson at a Wellesley temple Friday — @BostonGlobe NY Times: Jorge Ramos, the Univision and Fusion television anchor who is often called the Walter...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the latest edition of Harper's Index

Something wild to start off your weekend. Here are some excerpts from the February Harper's Index (paywall): • Average annual salary predicted by white Americans for a worker who is described as “black”: $29,420 • Who is described as...Show More Summary

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