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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:5441
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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

This Guy Appears To Have Live-Tweeted Michael Brown's Shooting

Via Rolling Stone National Affairs reporter (and Mother Jones alumni) Tim Dickinson, Twitter user @TheePharoah appears to have witnessed—and live-tweeted—Michael Brown's shooting on August 9 from his home in Ferguson, Missouri. (Scroll...Show More Summary

GOP Obstruction Is Making It Harder To Catch Rapists—Mitch McConnell Would Rather Not Talk About It

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will not say if he will stop blocking a major spending bill in the Senate that contains funding to help identify and prosecute rapists—or whether he would support a separate bill to break...Show More Summary

Wondering What #NMOS14 Is?

Starting tonight at 7pm Eastern time, a National Moment of Silence event will be playing out in gatherings big and small across the country. It's headed up by a New York-based activist and social worker who writes online as Feminista...Show More Summary

The Ferguson Shooting and the Science of Race and Guns

On Saturday, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri gunned down unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Eyewitnesses say Brown was killed while trying to run away or surrender, but Ferguson police claim that Brown reached for the officer's gun. Show More Summary

Watch President Obama Deliver Remarks About the Violence In Ferguson, Missouri

President Obama just delivered remarks on the deteriorating situation in Ferguson, Missouri, where Wednesday night St. Louis law enforcement officials fired tear gas on peaceful demonstrators protesting the killing of Michael Brown. Here...Show More Summary

Sarah Palin Picks Imaginary Fight With Elizabeth Warren, Loses

Last month at Netroots Nation, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a speech outlining what she considers 11 tenets of modern American liberalism. ("We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth...We...Show More Summary

Where is Governor Jay Nixon?

Five days ago, Ferguson, MO, cops shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, and the outrage of area residents—and the country—has grown day by day. Jay Nixon, the Democratic governor of Missouri whose name has been floated as a possible 2016 candidate (VP or, if Hillary doesn't run, even presidential), has been notably absent. Show More Summary

Incredibly Powerful Photo Taken Today of Black Students at Howard University

Check out this amazing photo taken earlier today at Howard University, the historically black college in Washington, D.C. Twitter user @The_Blackness48 posted it, explaining that it wasn't so much a planned rally as a bunch of students...Show More Summary

Arizona State's Chip Sarafin Just Became the First Publicly Gay Player in Major College Football

Arizona State University offensive lineman Edward "Chip" Sarafin revealed he is gay in a newly published magazine profile, making him the first active player in major college football to come out publicly. Although his conversation with...Show More Summary

6 Dumb Things Dan Snyder Has Said About the Name of His Football Team

A year ago, I explained Mother Jones' decision to stop using the name of Washington, DC's pro football team, both online and in print. We joined Slate and The New Republic in doing so, and since then, a number of other news organizations...Show More Summary

Tennessee Gubernatorial Nominee Explains Why He Wants to Send Governor to Electric Chair

Charlie Brown for Governor They did it again. On Thursday, Tennessee Democrats picked a statewide candidate with zero political experience. His campaign platform is based on sending incumbent Gov. Bill Haslam (R) to the electric chair. Show More Summary

"Ex-Gay" Conversion Therapy Group Rebrands, Stresses "Rights of Clients"

As the "ex-gay therapy" movement suffers major legal and legislative blows, one of its leading proponents has undergone a major rebranding effort. On Wednesday, in a bizarre, décolletage-heavy, news-style video, the National Association...Show More Summary

Anti-Abortion Tea Party Congressman Who Asked Mistress to Get Abortion Could Win Primary

Voters in Tennessee’s fourth congressional district sent a clear message to future Republican candidates on Thursday: If you pressure your mistress to get an abortion, you might (eventually) lose your job for it you can get away with basically anything. Rep. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 8, 2014

Canadian, British and Dutch military paratroopers board a US Army helicopter during Leapfest XXXI, an airborne parachute competition sponsored by the Rhode Island National Guard. (DoD photo by Sgt. Austin Berner, US Army)

Montana Democrat Ends Senate Campaign Over Plagiarism

Republicans' path to taking over the Senate just got a little bit easier. Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) announced on Thursday he would end his Senate campaign after the New York Times reported last month that he had plagiarized portions of his 2007 Army War College thesis. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 7, 2014

A US Marines special operations officer graduating from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command's Individual Training Course. (US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas Provost)

Obama's 5 Most Atrocious Dinner Guests at the US-Africa Leaders Summit

As the historic US-Africa Leaders Summit winds down in Washington, headlines have been dominated by concerns over ebola, competition with China, and what food was served at the mega-dinner the White House hosted for attendees. (Papaya...Show More Summary

Even Wall Street Thinks Income Inequality Could "Capsize" the Economy

There's a lot of evidence that record-high income inequality has gutted the United States' post-recession recovery. But on Tuesday, the argument was made by an unexpected source: Standard & Poor's (S&P), a Wall Street firm providingShow More Summary

The Obama Cousin Who Compared Obama to Hitler Just Lost His Kansas GOP Primary

Unseating an incumbent senator is always difficult, but Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) presented an enticing challenge. In an interview with the New York Times, Roberts said he sleeps on a friend's recliner on the rare occasions he returns to Kansas. Show More Summary

Tea Partier Staves Off Primary Challenge in Koch Country

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) withstood a challenge from his predecessor, former Rep. Todd Tiahrt, in a battle for the House district that's home to Charles Koch, the billionaire GOP donor and industrialist, and the family firm, Koch Industries. Show More Summary

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