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At Dartmouth, Phil Hanlon wants no enemies to the left

(Paul Mirengoff) I have it on good authority that Parker Gilbert, the Dartmouth student found not guilty of raping a fellow student, has been told by Dartmouth administrators that he will be wasting his time if he applies for readmission. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Continues To Hammer Kochs For Extreme Libertarian Agenda

As Karoli already discussed here, Sen. Bernie Sanders has been doing his best to expose the Koch brothers and what they expect in return for their large investment in American politics. This Thursday, Sanders was back at it, reminding...Show More Summary

6-Year-Old Accidentally Fatally Shoots Woman In Car

Major Tom Tollison confirms the shooting in Easley, SC. Tollison said the victim, Alexandra Anita Santos, was in the passenger seat of a car on Hasting Road when she was shot. The gunshot came from behind her and went through the seat, according to Tollison. Tollison said Santos was accidentally shot by a 6-year-old child, […]

Economics Daily Digest: How democracy became a luxury good

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Government by the Few (All In with Chris Hayes) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren notes that we now have social science...Show More Summary

TO BE FAIR, THE GUY WHO SAID THAT WAS PROBABLY DRUNK: Secret Service threatened to shoot Mr. Met if…

TO BE FAIR, THE GUY WHO SAID THAT WAS PROBABLY DRUNK: Secret Service threatened to shoot Mr. Met if he got close to President Clinton, says book.

Mussolini's Granddaughter on Ballot in Italy

The granddaughter of World War II fascist Benito Mussolini will be on the ballot in Italy's May elections. Alessandra Mussolini says she is "surprised" to hear she is a candidate but will "accept the challenge." According to,...Show More Summary

C&L Late Nite Music Club Welcomes Blue America's Rick Weiland

(Editor's note: I don't often do this in the LNMC, but this was a fun song. ) Tuesday, Blue America-endorsed Rick Weiland, the prairie populist and progressive candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota, visited tiny Hudson (pop. Show More Summary

Late Night: Counting Their Chickens

As recently as January, all the Serious People were predicting that Democrats would probably not only lose the Senate, but fall further behind in the House, thus rewarding Republicans for five years of lockstep intransigence. Of course,...Show More Summary

Dominance Displays Among the GOP Hardcore

#GOPScamPAC RT @AaronBlakeWP: The Draft Ben Carson super PAC raised $2.4m last quarter. Spent $2.2m on fundraising. — Brad Friedman (@TheBradBlog) April 17, 2014 Jane Goodall explained for us, fifty years ago, how a crafty primate could use the simple tools at hand to increase his noise-producing capacity, and thereby his social dominance in [Read more...]

Police: Man Charged with $45,000 Food Stamp Fraud Bought 1,200 Cases of Red Bull

A grocery store owner in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was charged Thursday with buying food stamps from 128 customers and using the proceeds to buy $45,000 in bulk merchandise to resell in his shop, including 1,200 cases of Red Bull. Aslam Khawaja, of Iranistan Avenue, claims he was only trying to help the poor. Show More Summary

McCutcheon and the New Banana Republic

The Supreme Court's ruling on campaign finance means that all but the most blatant corruption is likely to escape the law's scrutiny.

Overnight Open Thread (4-17-2014)– Not Sure Edition

10 Things 'Idiocracy' Predicted Would Happen, and Sadly Already Have Garbage Avalanches In the film, it is the "Great Garbage Avalanche of 2505" that frees our protagonists from their cryogenic sleep. This prediction that trash will eventually pile up to...

GE2015 becomes even more like Premiership football where the top teams rely on highly-paid foreigners

Welcome to Axelrod versus Crosby The Guardian front page with news of Labour's appointment of Axelrod to advise on party's GE2015 campaign — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) April 18, 2014 Also in politics as football nothing like a big foreign hire to cheer up the fans. — Adam Boulton (@adamboultonSKY) April 17, 2014 @adamboultonSKY But […]

Seven Is Enough: The Packed GOP Field to Replace Tom Coburn

Seven candidates may seem like a handful, but it's only half the number of Republicans who ran for the Sooner State's U.S. Senate seat in 1920.

The Way Forward in Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia, and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton sit across from one another in Geneva, Switzerland, on April 17, 2014, before a quadrilateral meeting focused on Ukraine. Show More Summary

Hilarity Ensues

[guest post by JD] Yesterday we learned of Paul Krugman, aka the demonic midget, getting $25,000 a month to not do much of anything except yammer on and on about income inequality. Today, we learn the MediaMutterz For America, home of such keen intellects like Oliver Willis, is resisting attempts by SEIU to unionize their [...]

Mississippi GOP shocked—shocked!—to find neo-Confederates in its ranks

For pure political theater, it's hard to beat the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi. There, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to fight off tea party favorite and neo-Confederate state Sen. Chris McDaniel. In the latest twist...Show More Summary

21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: Stall Tactics: Getting It On in Restaurant Restrooms Is More Common Tha…

21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: Stall Tactics: Getting It On in Restaurant Restrooms Is More Common Than You Think. Then, at the other end of the spectrum, you have this. Though perhaps alcohol plays a role in bridging the gap....

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