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REPORT: Riots In Cleveland. “Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge John P. O’Donnell ruled on Saturday tha…

REPORT: Riots In Cleveland. “Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge John P. O’Donnell ruled on Saturday that white Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo is not guilty of two charges of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two black individuals after a police chase in November of 2012.”

Real Rape And Pretend Rape Are Not The Same Thing

[guest post by Dana] This is a real rape: A 22-year-old woman was raped by five men on a minibus in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, authorities said, in a case with chilling echoes of the fatal attack on a woman in New Delhi in 2012. Police say the woman was waiting at a bus stop […]

Open thread: Unlearning racism, Flanders Fields and women in the workforce

What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce, by Susan Grigsby Memorial Day and Flanders Fields, by Mark E Andersen How did you begin to unlearn racism, by Denise Oliver Velez The promise of NewSpace, by DarkSyde The perils of trying to define 'an accurate pollster,' by Steve Singiser $15 minimum wage in L.A. Show More Summary

WE SHOULD MAKE THEM SEPARATE, BUT STILL, YOU KNOW, EQUAL. Higher Education: Ethnic Minorities Dese…

WE SHOULD MAKE THEM SEPARATE, BUT STILL, YOU KNOW, EQUAL. Higher Education: Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People.

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic was so damn progressive that they considered their genre to be "Rock in Opposition." If you don't know what that means, basically it's a genre that is considered more of a social movement than a musical style. Show More Summary

WashPost Plays Dumb, Finds 'It's Surprisingly Hard to Say' If Letterman's Liberal

Washington Post political correspondent Chris Cillizza spent way too much time claiming the personal political views of David Letterman were some kind of mystery. The headline was "Is David Letterman liberal? It's surprisingly hard to say." No. Show More Summary

The trade union member who could be the next Tory leader

George Osborne praising Robert Halfon’s campaign for cheaper fuel. I’ve always thought the next leader would be someone associated with George Osborne, he declined to run in 2005 and he probably will not enter the next Tory leadership election, and prefers to be the éminence grise for another Tory leader. Sajid Javid seemed to be best […]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“With today’s vote, we have disclosed who we are: a generous, compassionate, bold and joyful people.” — Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny, quoted by the Washington Post, after Irish voters legalized same-sex marriage.

McConnell’s Senate in Disarray

New York Times: “As senators raced for the airport on Saturday after a six-week session that ended in disarray, they left behind a wreck of promises made by Mr. McConnell on how a renewed Senate would operate. Mr. McConnell has [......

Hall of Fame Globetrotter Marques Haynes Dies

Marques Haynes, whose dazzling ball-handling skills, exhibited for more than 40 years as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters and other barnstorming black basketball teams, earned him a place in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and an international reputation as the world. Show More Summary

LIFE AMONG THE CHURCHIANS: “My problem is that no church I know makes it clear what the wife’s ob…

LIFE AMONG THE CHURCHIANS: “My problem is that no church I know makes it clear what the wife’s obligation to her husband is.” In contemporary society, men have obligations. Women have entitlements.

DO WE LIVE IN A “RAPE CULTURE?” OR IN A “BREATHLESS HYSTERIA ABOUT RAPE CULTURE?” Sexual Assault C…

DO WE LIVE IN A “RAPE CULTURE?” OR IN A “BREATHLESS HYSTERIA ABOUT RAPE CULTURE?” Sexual Assault Case Against Venice High Schoolers Collapses. “A high-profile LAPD raid on Venice High School that made international headlines after 15 male students were arrested on charges of sexual assault has resulted in prosecutors’ decision not to prosecute anyone […]

The Worst Kind of Liberalism

The worst kind of liberalism is responding to a story of oppression by deciding to do your own nails instead of going to a nail salon so you as a consumer can feel guilt-free. Never mind that such an action actually takes money out of a worker’s pocket. It’s not about changing the system or […]

It's the iPhone's world, we just live in it ... for now

A wild boar and domestic pigs from Darwin's The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication In 2001, Michael Pollan authored a fine popular science book called The Botany of Desire. The work provides an interesting and insightful short history into four of the most common plants in our world: the tulip, marijuana, the apple and the potato. Show More Summary

Happy Memorial Day To Me!

(John Hinderaker) Memorial Day is a holiday set aside to honor those who have died in America’s wars. Every year, many millions of Americans celebrate the day appropriately. At the same time, Memorial Day is also commonly seen as the beginning of summer. Show More Summary

Open Thread: The NSA Hits A Speed Bump

Lindsey Graham rolling his eyes as Rand praises the “momentous debate” over PATRIOT pic.twitter.com/c4llfoFjdV — daveweigel (@daveweigel) May 23, 2015 As the NYTimes sees it: After vigorous debate and intense last-minute pressure byShow More Summary

Overnight Open Thread (23 May 2015)

Hope you morons are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend with friends, family, and pets but do take a moment to remember the fallen this weekend. Here is a listing of all state national cemeteries that are having ceremonies....

White Cop Cleared of Manslaughter Charges in Cleveland in Shooting Black Couple (VIDEO)

Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo was cleared of manslaughter charges today in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The black couple was shot to death after they dragged the officer on the hood of their car. Officer … Continue reading ?

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