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A Tale of Two Cities (and Their LEED Platinum Embassies)

On Wednesday, January 28, the Embassy of Finland in Washington hosted the diplomatic and green building community for a celebration of the recently-achieved LEED Platinum certification on their embassy on Massachusetts Avenue.

"Walker touted a Wisconsin-centric, meat-and-potatoes, small-government conservatism garnished with a heaping portion of scorn for Washington, D.C."

Writes Joshua Green at Bloomberg, quoting Scott Walker saying:“As much as I love coming here, I love going home even more,” Walker said, calling Washington “68 square miles surrounded by reality.”And it's just so laughably obvious that Green doesn't know the old line about Madison, Wisconsin: 30 square miles surrounded by reality. Show More Summary

Everybody’s rolling: MDMA hits the TV mainstream

These days, molly on the small screen is as casual, upscale and ubiquitous as wine and cheese

A Call to End Child Poverty Now

America is going to hell if we don’t use her vast resources to end poverty and make it possible for all of God’s children to have the basic necessities of life. —Martin Luther King Jr. They have become great and rich they have grown fat and sleek. Show More Summary

Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana's Medicaid experiment

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana in recent days announced an expansion of Medicaid, with a twist. The Republican governor secured the approval of the Obama administration to require that Medicaid enrollees chip in a small contribution — up to around $26 a month for a single adult — for...

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Buying your approval ... with your tax dollars

Chicagoans will soon elect a mayor to run a City Hall trapped in astonishing levels of taxpayer debts and pension burdens.

Scott Walker Travels to Washington to Denounce It

Standing a couple of hundred yards from the White House, Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sought Friday to establish his presidential bona fides in a speech about how much he dislikes Washington.

Charles ‘Joylessly’ Preparing To Be King

He new biography of Prince Charles explains the preparations being made for him to ascend to the throne.   “Like” Liberaland on Facebook, please Now read this:Scotland Stays (Sep 19, 2014) Bill Clinton Urges Scots To Reject Independence (Sep 17, 2014) Germany, Britain Won’t Participate In Air Strikes In Syria (Sep 11, 2014) SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: [...]

Fox News Brands Obama's Budget Proposal As "A Tax And Spending Spree"

From the January 30 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier: Previously: How Fox News Is Helping The GOP Disingenuously Rebrand Itself As The Party Of The Middle Class Right-Wing Media Decry Obama's Economic Policy Proposals As Santa Claus-Style Giveaways And Class Warfare Fox Misleads On Impact Of Budget Sequestration, Calls For Deeper Cuts

The Hypocrisy of the Anti-Abortion Movement - from Billionaire David Koch to Congresswoman Renee Ellmers

Usually political calculation isn't this obvious. On the one hand, you've got Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, a conservative's conservative who dared to suggest that voting on an abortion ban with a limited rape exception might look bad to women and younger voters. Show More Summary

Net Neutral-i-kitty takes on cable boss. Hilarious video and pics.

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

On Jan. 26 the FCC held an open commission meeting—this is when they vote on rules once a month. While the FCC voted to legally re-define broadband as 25 Mbps down/3 Mbps instead of the pitiful 4 Mbps down and 1 Mbps we’ve been receiving...Show More Summary

PERHAPS SOME DONORS GOT UPSET OVER THE LOONINESS: Frederick Lawrence to step down as president of B…

PERHAPS SOME DONORS GOT UPSET OVER THE LOONINESS: Frederick Lawrence to step down as president of Brandeis.

70 years ago today: 9,400 human beings perished in the sinking of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff.

"The MV Wilhelm Gustloff was a German passenger ship... sunk... by a Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea while evacuating German civilians, officials and military personnel from Gdynia (Gotenhafen) as the Red Army advanced." Never before...Show More Summary

SO, SORT OF LIKE THE IRAN/IRAQ WAR THEN: “The obvious thing to say about Jonathan Chait’s battle …

SO, SORT OF LIKE THE IRAN/IRAQ WAR THEN: “The obvious thing to say about Jonathan Chait’s battle against the left is that we’re rooting for casualties.”

Happy Hour Roundup

Jonathan Bernstein explains why Mitt Romney isn’t running for president after all: The story was pretty simple: Republican party actors, including many who had been with him in 2012, strongly signaled to Romney that they had little use for him this time around, as many observers expected. He could have continued anyway, but with […]

Islamophobia In Germany

(John Hinderaker) The Rose Monday parade is the highlight of the Carnival season in Cologne. A million or more people line the streets to see floats–generally political, mostly satirical, often scatological–go by. This year’s paradeShow More Summary

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