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Economic mobility and government activism

(Paul Mirengoff) Michael Gerson wrote today about “the rhetoric of mobility” — in other words, the way liberals and conservatives talk about the issue of economic mobility. He finds the rhetoric of both sides, as the well views behind it, wanting. Show More Summary

Cartoon: FIFA Officials in Prison Garb

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit http://politicalcartoons.com The post Cartoon: FIFA Officials in Prison Garb appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Robotic butt helps medical students not make asses of themselves

Whether you used to be a student or are currently one now, odds are at one time or another you felt that your instructor was a giant butt. Medical students who work with a new robotic device created by experts at Drexel Universities and the Universities of Florida and Wisconsin certainly do, but in their [...]Show More Summary

House records show Schock reimbursed US $122,590

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has reimbursed the U.S. government for the cost of auto mileage, office redecoration and a flight to Chicago Bears game. The government also received more than $1,200 for a commercial flight Schock took from Peoria to Chicago to attend a Bears game.

States breaking law to import execution drug from India

Rachel Maddow reports on a TRMS investigation into the state of Nebraska and other states trying to obtain the execution drug sodium thiopental from a...

Hastert indictment raises questions of further charges

Jeffrey Cramer, former federal prosecutor, talks with Rachel Maddow about the legal elements of the Dennis Hastert indictment, including whether an extortion...

Jeb Bush’s four percent fraud

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

There's an old Monty Python sketch in which a "Face the Press" interviewer grills the Minister for Home Affairs: "You claimed that you would build 88,000 million, billion houses a year in the Greater London area alone. In fact, you've built only three in the last fifteen years. Show More Summary

Adam Goodes Displays His Culture During Indigenous Round; Australia Implodes

Blackfellas are welcome on the sporting field, particularly during Reconciliation Week. But best they keep their culture to themselves. Amy McQuire takes aim.

NEAL STEPHENSON ON being inspired by Frank J. Fleming. “The moon’s been up there for a long time….

NEAL STEPHENSON ON being inspired by Frank J. Fleming. “The moon’s been up there for a long time. I think we’re all a little tired of it, and it was time to make some changes.” Plus: “You learn that gravity is your friend when you have a baby.”

Bill O'Reilly: Simpletons responsible for liberals catching up to conservatives

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Gallup recently released a poll showing that for the first time since they began examining American's views on social issues in 1999, liberals have pulled even with conservatives. Gallup first asked Americans to describe their views on social issues in 1999, and has repeated the question at least annually since 2001. Show More Summary

An anti-Islam rally held in front of a mosque in Phoenix urged participants to bring guns

Just weeks after a contest in Texas that encouraged participants to draw caricatures of the prophet Muhammad ended in deadly gunfire, another such event is happening in Phoenix. Marine veteran Jon Ritzheimer has organized what's being called a "freedom of speech" rally, which is being held in front of a mosque in Phoenix. Show More Summary

The $150,000 purse and other 'wife bonuses'

“Primates of Park Avenue,” recently excerpted by The New York Times, caused a ruckus.

Economic Statistics for 29 May 15

The final revision of 1st Quarter 2015 GDP came in at -0.7%, while the GDP Price Index fell -0.1%. Corporate profits in the 1st Quarter of 2015 came in at $1.894 trillion, up 2.7% from the prior quarter. The Chicago Purchasing Manager’s Index fell sharply to 46.2 in May from 52.3. The University of Michigan’s […]

TX LEGISLATURE APPROVES OPEN CARRY:  The bill was passed by overwhelming Republican majorities in t…

TX LEGISLATURE APPROVES OPEN CARRY:  The bill was passed by overwhelming Republican majorities in the state house and senate.  The bill, sponsored by Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) will allow licensed owners to carry openly in a hip or shoulder holster.  It now heads to Governor Greg Abbott.

SALON: BERNIE SANDERS’ RAPE APOLOGIA JUST A CRITIQUE OF “HETERONORMATIVITY”:  Of course it is.  Ka…

SALON: BERNIE SANDERS’ RAPE APOLOGIA JUST A CRITIQUE OF “HETERONORMATIVITY”:  Of course it is.  Katie McDonough at Salon offers this weak defense of Sanders’ odd 1972 fictional piece called “Man and Woman,” in which Sanders says,  ”A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously.” These ex post ”you […]

These are just children. Their “race” is irrelevant

This new racism - and the “stolen generations” myth - is creating new forms of cruelty, where

Marriage isn’t about showing we approve. It is about children

Rev Dr Michael Jensen, rector at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Darling Point, says there are reasons to oppose same-sex marriage that aren’t bigotry: …

Congratulations, graduates! Now, about your job prospects ...

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This year's high school and college graduates don't face as dire an employment picture as graduates during and immediately after the recession, but that doesn't mean they've got it easy. According to a new Economic Policy Institute report,...Show More Summary

Friday Night Open Thread

This is the coolest license plate display thingy I’ve ever seen: The mister and I are taking a long weekend to celebrate our anniversary. If our marriage were a person, it would be old enough to join the military or buy cigarettes now.  It would still not be allowed to purchase booze. That hasn’t stopped us [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

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