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Happy Tuesday! It’s like a Monday, but without the shared cultural reassurance we get from commiseration. We need a revolution in this country that will make it just as acceptable to hate Tuesdays as it is to hate Mondays. Of course,...Show More Summary

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's unbelievably desperate bid to blame HB2 on someone else

Just how desperate is North Carolina GOP Gov. Pat McCrory to lay the blame for HB2 on anyone but himself? Well, this sitting governor has now released an attack email against a sitting mayor: Charlotte's Jennifer Roberts. Nothing like...Show More Summary

Rep. Louis Gohmert Says All Jews That Support Obama Are 'Self Loathing'

Crazy Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert, is at it again. He usually spends his venom on liberals or President Obama, but now he's turned his wrath against many Jews in this country and abroad. While speaking on a radio talk show, Gohmert said...Show More Summary

What Democrats Still Don’t Get About George McGovern

A specter is haunting the Democratic Party—“McGovernism.” In 1972, President Richard Nixon shellacked his Democratic opponent, George McGovern, by a 23-point margin in the popular vote. Following McGovern’s defeat, Democrats began running...Show More Summary

Donald Trump 100 percent lied about 45 percent tariff on China

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Chris Christie wasn’t the only blatant liar at Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate. Donald Trump joined him in that category, although … let’s be honest, we’re kind of used to it from Trump by now, right? The issue: whether Trump called for a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods.  At the debate Thursday, Mr. Show More Summary

White supremacists holding white supremacist politicians accountable for their white supremacy

White nationalists are repeating Republican candidates' "colorblind" comments nearly word for word.

Will Durst: Anchor Baby Battle

In which our intrepid correspondent goes off the politically correct deep end to kvetch about political expediency. Now read this:Bitter GOP Divide On Immigration Threatens Party’s Prospects (Nov 12, 2015) Carson Most Liberal Candidate...Show More Summary

Will Durst: Who Wants This Job?

In which our intrepid correspondent asks the old Seinfeld question, “Who are these people?” Now read this:Prediction Market Picks Rubio (Oct 27, 2015) Will Durst: Libya, Libya, Libya On The Label, Label, Label (Oct 23, 2015) Lincoln Chafee Drops Out Of Prez Race (Oct 23, 2015) Biden ‘I’m Out’ Announcement Sets Obama Admin Agenda Through [...]

Midday open thread: Paul urged to focus on Senate race; NRA's insider-reformers face major obstacles

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Hot spikes through the forehead: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... How 'The Cosby Show' taught me to express my cultural identity, by Ian Reifowitz Why no one will be watching Mississippi on Election Night...Show More Summary

Midday open thread. Poll: Most Americans still like the NRA; St. Louis black churches burned

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is A call from the '90s: Remote Alaskan villages turning from diesel to wind power: Kotzebue was the first Arctic community in Alaska to build a wind farm. The city’s electric cooperative began installing turbines in 1997 and has steadily increased its capacity ever since. Show More Summary

Congresswoman Watson Coleman on Pipelines and Boehner

Today, at the top of pristine Baldpate Mountain in Hopewell Township, a group of about 50 residents and environmentalists attended a press conference to raise awareness of a proposed 110-mile pipeline that at best would permanently scar the natural beauty of Mercer and Hunterdon counties, and at worst could be a life-threating environmental disaster. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Wildfires still burning; tourists snap selfies with wild bears; five-second rule

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Big-bucks trucks: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook September 14: A worthwhile use of 22 minutes of your time., by Bob Johnson Where to Invade Next: a new Michael MooreShow More Summary

Midday open thread: Pluto, vampire squirrels and Glenn Beck

9 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Tragic numbers: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Fake news is a plague on social media, by Mark E Andersen The refugee crisis is a portent, by Laurence Lewis The civil rights movement hasn't ended. WeShow More Summary

IA Radio Host Who Suggested Enslaving Immigrants Hosted GOP Presidential Candidates More Than 40 Times

Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson, who recently pushed an immigration plan that would force undocumented immigrants to become enslaved workers if they refuse to leave, has hosted Republican presidential candidates 43 times in 2015. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) leads all candidates with 11 appearances; former Gov. Show More Summary

Podcast: In Cleveland, Organizers Gather to Strengthen & Grow Movement for Black Lives

Following months of numerous actions across the United States, a gathering was held by the Movement for Black Lives from July 24-26 in Cleveland. The goal was to bring black organizers together to create a “collective mission that matches the intensity, scale, urgency, and promise of the moment.” It was also geared toward reflection on the history...

Southern Lawmaker Says Removing Confederate Monuments Is ‘The Kind Of Things ISIS Does’

If we take down monuments celebrating a slave-holding regime, State Rep. John Blust (R-NC) thinks that makes us like terrorists. The post Southern Lawmaker Says Removing Confederate Monuments Is ‘The Kind Of Things ISIS Does’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Podcast: Right Wing Attacks on Outspoken Muslims & Anti-Muslim Racism in the UK

Telegraph writer Andrew Gilligan has a history of right-wing attacks against radical Muslims in the United Kingdom and smear them in his reporting. Gilligan’s latest attack was against Abdullah al-Andalusi, an Islamic lecturer and writer. Al-Andalusi was the target of Gilligan’s slimy attack because he has worked for the public sector in the UK. Gilligan questioned whether...

Podcast: The Threat of Unspecified Terrorism Attacks by People Who Shall Not Be Named is Very Real

There were no Islamic State-inspired terrorism attacks on or around the Fourth of July in the United States, but CNN and other major US media organizations expended much energy spreading fear far and wide so Americans would be on edge throughout the holiday weekend. And, when nothing happened, FBI Director James Comey fabricated claims that...

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