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Open thread for night owls: 'The true cost of wind power'

Eric Wemple catches Newsweek misleading readers about the ties of a writer who presented an op-ed condemning subsidies for wind power. The story’s italicized tagline identified Simmons this way: “Randy Simmons is professor of political...Show More Summary

US ground to orbit launch capability is dependent on former enemies

So close! SpaceX almost landed a Falcon 9 lower stage vertically on an autonomous barge and they'll probably succeed soon If it was written into a Cold War movie plot 40 years ago no one would buy it: for now, our ground to orbit launch...Show More Summary

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

A federal judge has approved a settlement for NFL concussion lawsuits after years of wrangling: The settlement is designed to provide payments of up to $5 million to players who have one of a handful of severe neurological disorders,...Show More Summary

Happy Earth Day from the Heartland Institute

Heartland Institute Top Voodoo Science Advisor The ever reliable voodoo economists and psuedoscientists of the Heartland Institute want to extend to you their thoughts on Earth Day. Because, Earth. We hates it, we do. Earth Day is all...Show More Summary

Six activists awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize—the Green Nobel

The 2015 Goldman prize winners at the San Francisco Opera House ceremonies April 20. Every year since 1990, the Goldman Environmental Prize has been awarded to six grassroots activists from different geographic regions. The prize now comes with a no-strings-attached award of $175,000. Show More Summary

Workers say Walmart closed stores to retaliate against activists

Workers strike at the Pico Rivera Walmart, October 2012. Walmart workers in Pico Rivera, California, are asking the National Labor Relations Board for an injunction against the company's decision to close its store there for six months. Show More Summary

The Daily Kos Great Mentioner investigates two competitive races in the Show Me State

Likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Koster Potential candidates are constantly getting "mentioned" for higher office, but who's doing all that work? Why, the Great Mentioner, of course. In this new ongoing series, Daily Kos...Show More Summary

40 percent of conservative Republicans think global warming will never happen. And they're in charge

As can be seen in the answers to the Gallup Poll question above, majorities of political party/ideology groups think global warming will happen in their lifetimes, according to a new Gallup Poll published just in time for Earth Day.Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell maneuvers to extend Patriot Act, NSA powers outside of legislative process

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to reauthorize the Patriot Act, and specifically Section 215 of it (which the FISA court has interpreted to say that the NSA can collect all of our phone records), without allowing committee hearings or amendments. Show More Summary

Florida Republicans' Medicaid fight: Lawmaking or theater of the absurd?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's insane lawsuit to get federal healthcare money that isn't Obamacare money is just the tip of the iceberg of the craziness happening within Florida's Republican party. The Republican Senate wants to take the Medicaid expansion. Show More Summary

Rubio's staff meets with gays but won't confirm it

This is just pathetic. The staff of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio—the candidate of tomorrow—has reportedly met regularly with the gay group the Log Cabin Republicans in order to reach out to them, but his staff won't confirm it. Here's Luciana...Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Some views, not all positive, on Earth Day 2015, BP spill turns 5

A duck-tailed dabbler, a mallard drake (Anas platyrhynchos), hunts for lunch. See Polly Syllabic's post. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs,...Show More Summary

Cartoon: Happy Earthday to you

Happy Global Warming Earth Day to you! Let's not do anything about it, just light more candles and sing! As Marco Rubio says, the climate is always changing. So who's going to blow out the candles? Anybody?

Senate passes human trafficking bill, making way for Loretta Lynch confirmation vote

Get ready for lots of huzzahs and back-patting from the Senate, all because they did their damned job for once. They passed a bill, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, 99-0 after hammering out a deal that still includes anti-abortion...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton flies on airplane, and America deserves all the details

Please stop. [Hillary Clinton] flew from Boston’s Logan Airport to Ronald Reagan National Airport on Tuesday night, sitting in row one of the U.S. Airways’ first-class section. The luxury ride was a different one that Mrs. Clinton used to start her campaign. It's U.S. Show More Summary

Kochs' acquisition of the Republican Party nearly complete

The Koch brothers' takeover of the Republican Party is very nearly complete, and if they have their way, it will be by the end of 2016. They've anointed the five presidential candidates that are their finalists and they've got their plan in place for getting one of them elected, along with a Republican Senate. Show More Summary

Clinton calls climate change 'a real threat,' also wants to overturn Citizens United

On a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton talked to state lawmakers about how to get people more invested in the issue of climate change and strategies for reining in money in campaigns. Alex Seitz-Wald reports: “I give Obama...Show More Summary

Zillionaire Republican senator: Students taking longer to graduate because 'college is a lot of fun'

Ron Johnson (in stupid hat) having "a lot of fun" at a tailgate Freshman Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is one of the most vulnerable Republicans seeking re-election next year. He's also one of the richest—worth anywhere from $13 million to $60 million—and one of the dumbest. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Pope will visit Cuba en route to U.S., 'evil twin' extracted from woman's brain

Today's comic by Matt Bors is The Whiteness Fairy: Dana Perino still flapping her gums. This time it's about Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid: “He’s an absolutely poisonous figure in Washington, D.C., he’s been a disaster for the country,”...Show More Summary

Warren says President Obama, not her, is wrong on TPP. There's an easy way to find out who's right

Bad news, but how bad can't be determined until we see the treaty. A day after President Obama said in a Hardball interview that Elizabeth Warren is wrong in her views about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Massachusetts senator fired...Show More Summary

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