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In watching and listening to the unfolding stories over the last week of sexual assault in the military, I could not help but notice how similar the military's mess is to the situation in the Roman Catholic church over child abuse carried out by priests. Show More Summary
The Koch Brothers seem to be in the middle of a strategy shift. Previously the billionaire oil barons who made their money the old fashioned way (they inherited it) used various think tanks like the Cato Institute and the Reason Foundation to launder their deregulation and tax cut agenda. Show More Summary
We all knew there were going to be some epic freakouts on the conservative side here in a newly-equalized Minnesota, but boy howdy, friends, I think some of these people have achieved low-altitude earth orbit here
So far there have been tests, surgery, tests, tests, and more tests all leading up to the big decision on treatment, demon chemo. A not very pleasant undertaking, as you can imagine. And then to put the anti-cherry on top of her anti-sundae, she just lost a dear aunt this week. Show More Summary
The Swedish Chef, Beaker, and Animal -- Habanera, from Muppet Studios.
Remember, at this time last year the Marriage and Voter Restriction Amendments both led in the polls, and by leads that certain would-be Serious Thinkers thought insurmountable. But pilgrims like Sally Jo Sorensen ignored the Serious Thinkers and won the day.
? CIA Director John Brennan has been in Israel talking to the Israeli Prime Minister, Defense Minister, Military Chief of Staff and Mossad Chief. ? OK Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has signed a bill she’s long pined for that “allows businesses to opt out of the worker’s compensation system as long as they provide equivalent benefits to injured workers.”
In his proposed budget, Governor Walker recommends setting aside a portion of education funding to distribute to schools based on their performance. While this proposal might sound attractive on the surface, it will result in significant funding increases for schools with few low-income students, disabled students, or English language learners. Show More Summary
As part of my continuing series on “why we can’t have nice things”…
Unbelievable. A day after smearing gay men with an ugly tweet about the Boy Scouts and pedophilia, Liberty Counsel member and Liberty University Dean (yeah, I know!) Matt Barber has the audacity to talk about how marriage equality is from Satan and is a way that government is “shaking its fist” at God.
The Pentagon decided to have CNN interview a female guard who could talk about the “dire conditions” that guards face at the prison. “For the first time,” Lawrence said, “we’re seeing the faces of those who guard the detainees.”
Like clockwork the continued obstructionism of Senate Republicans has got Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to start vaguely threatening to fix the Senate, possibly in July.
The Senate of Puerto Rico passed an LGBT anti-discrimination bill on Thursday on a vote of 15-11. The bill (PS-238) would amend Puerto Rico’s existing anti-discrimination laws, adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the classes already protected against discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and government services.
It has now been one hundred days since prisoners being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison launched a hunger strike. According to the Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg, the Pentagon says 102 prisoners are now on hunger strike, and thirty are being "tube-fed."
Illinois is set to become the latest state to adopt medical marijuana. The Illinois State Senate gave final approval to a medical marijuana bill sending it to the governor. The senate approved HB 1 in a vote of 35 to 21. The bill was narrowly approved by the House of Representatives back in April.
For better or worse, during the 2014 election the Democratic Party is effectively all in on Obamacare and the GOP is all in against it. While this was mostly true in both the 2010 and 2012 election, the 2014 election will be very different. Show More Summary
Prisoners in Guantanamo Bay have been on hunger strike for 100 days now, drawing activists to protest for freedom and justice both online and off. @OccupyCarlisle is livestreaming from the White House, where acts of civil disobedience are expected soon. Meanwhile, a “twitter storm” has begun under the hashtag #GTMO17, making it one of the top trending topics this morning.
Americans are not expecting to retire until much later in life according to a new Gallup poll. Since the recession started the number of people who don’t think they will retire until they are past age 65 has increased significant.
Behold the power of finance capital. Despite shitting the bed and making us all clean it up, Wall Street will remain essentially the same as the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) caved to the banksters and will continue to allow a cartel to control the derivatives market.
We have gotten our first look at what the labeling should be for all recreational marijuana sold in Washington State. The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB), which is responsible for implementing the newly approved Initiative 502, has just released its draft regulations for the legal marijuana market.