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Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014

In which our intrepid correspondent, in the spirit of the season, gives back. Now read this:Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters (Aug 15, 2014) Will Durst: Slacker Congress (Aug 8, 2014) Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck (Jul 18, [...]

Will Durst: Obama And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

In which our intrepid correspondent drowns his sorrows with snark. Now read this:Candidate For Governor Got 22 Percent Of The Vote And Only Spent $35 (Nov 6, 2014) Don’t Look For Compromise (And Other Midterm Thoughts) (Nov 6, 2014) GOP Gerrymandering: Dems Never Had A Chance (Nov 6, 2014) Dennis Kucinich: Democrats Blew An ‘Historic [...]

Thousands Of Protesters Target ‘Redskins’ Name Before Game In Minnesota

Thousands gathered in Minneapolis in what was possibly the largest demonstration ever against the name of Washington's football team. The post Thousands Of Protesters Target ‘Redskins’ Name Before Game In Minnesota appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Here’s How Oil Industry Members Reacted When Told To Use ‘Fear And Anger’ To Win Fracking Fight

"It's brilliant in its simplicity," said one audience member. "The way you're going is really neat," said another. "This has been very, very helpful," said one more. The post Here’s How Oil Industry Members Reacted When Told To Use ‘Fear And Anger’ To Win Fracking Fight appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Will Durst: We Burn Witches, Don’t We?

In which our intrepid correspondent offers up a Second Amendment solution to the Ebola crisis. Now read this:African Boys Attacked At NY School, Called ‘Ebola’ (Oct 27, 2014) Restaurant Owner Changes Name Over Ebola Fears (Oct 27, 2014) Ebola Nurse Released (Oct 27, 2014) Conservatives Link Ebola Scare To Undocumented Immigrants (Oct 26, 2014) White [...]

Never Mind That Two People Were Shot On The Steps Of A NC Courthouse: EBOLA!

As I write this, it is shortly before 1 pm.  About 10 minutes ago, I caught the following Tweet.   The link takes you to a one-sentence report from AP. Shooting at North Carolina courthouse; lockdown for county employees, searching for suspects. So, I scanned the major news sources. Nothing. The top story today? BREAKING: [...]

Will Durst: Scary Masks

In which our intrepid correspondent smashes up two frightening calendar events. Now read this:Koran-Burning Pastor Wears ‘Nuke ISIS’ Shirt To Court (Oct 9, 2014) Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Falsely Claims ‘At Least’ 10 ISIS Fighters Apprehended On Texas Border (Oct 9, 2014) Ebola Patient’s Mourning Newphew Compains Of Unfair Treatment (Oct 9, 2014) U.S. To [...]

Will Durst: Rocktober!

In which our intrepid correspondent is able to dig out some funny from a very serious subject.

Podcast: As Congress Buys Into More War, CODEPINK Becomes the Conscience of America

The past week was filled with officials coming before members of Congress to sell President Barack Obama’s strategy for escalating war in Iraq and Syria. It worked. Congress approved the arming and training of rebel forces in Syria to fight ISIS. Show More Summary

Will Durst: Where’s My iPony?

In which our intrepid correspondent feels bad for his smart phone being wielded by such a dumb user. Now read this:Woman Falls Asleep On Charging iPhone And Is Severely Burned (Aug 26, 2014) TV Crew Tests App Identifying ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhoods And Is Promptly Robbed (Aug 10, 2014) President Obama To Sign Bill Unlocking Cellphones (Jul [...]

Podcast: ‘Urban Shield’ & the Ramping Up of Police Militarization in the United States

One week ago, Alameda County in California hosted an annual major police gathering supported by corporations and law enforcement and security agencies from the local, state and federal level. Corporations displayed their military-grade...Show More Summary

The Strange Case Of A Father Who Sued The Obama Administration To Keep His Daughters From Having Sex

Providing two college-age women with health insurance that covers birth control, according to an attorney for Missouri state Rep. Paul Joseph Wieland and his wife Teresa, is the equivalent of giving your children free access to a “stocked...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Trump-founded casinos going down, WHO budget cuts hurt Ebola fight

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Phone phunnies: Release of the iPhone 6: Tuesday brings us our last primary night of the cycle, with key races in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island. There's a lot to watch, including how well New York Gov. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Issa still richest in Congress, McDonnell may lose pensions, Ray Rice loses job

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Capt. Kirk vs. the internet: Will we be conned into war again?, by Egberto Willies No, it really was just an effort to smear Michael Brown, by Hunter The good news in falling premiums means more workShow More Summary

Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

In which our intrepid correspondent calls attendance on the first day back to school. Now read this:Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters (Aug 15, 2014) Will Durst: Slacker Congress (Aug 8, 2014) Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck (Jul 18, 2014) Will Durst: How To Watch The World Cup (Jun 19, 2014) Will Durst: Glasswipes (Apr 26, 2014) [...]

Midday open thread: Hagan and Tillis debate tonight, AT&T fights tax breaks for community broadband

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Enhanced sharia techniques: Sen. Kay Hagan will debate Thom Tillis tonight:. It will be the first of three debates between the North Carolina Democrat and her Republican challenger: Expect both candidates to come out swinging,” said Chris Sinclair, a Republican strategist. Show More Summary

Will Durst: Two Tooth Advantage

In which our intrepid correspondent takes a couple minutes to talk about the true American heroes. Now read this:Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters (Aug 15, 2014) Will Durst: Slacker Congress (Aug 8, 2014) Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck (Jul 18, 2014) Will Durst: How To Watch The World Cup (Jun 19, 2014) Will Durst: Glasswipes (Apr [...]

Midday open thread: Obama's tan suit gets headlines, saving CDs, clean energy now at 22%

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Pentagon Hymn, the shores of Tripoli: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... White man jaywalks with gun...guess what happens, by Denise Oliver Velez President Bush declared Iraq a 'catastrophic success' ten...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: press secretaries' evasions, girls' dress codes, online NSA-related discussions

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Let's Be Cops! Worst comeback try ever: Former Rep. David Rivera (R-FL), "who served in Congress from 2011 to 2013, officially lost his hapless comeback bid Tuesday, falling short in the Republican primary...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: 5 major hurricanes already this season, environmental groups need diversity

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is If cops treated bankers the way Ferguson cops treat black people: "Tonight, voters in Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma head to the polls in our penultimate primary night of the year. Arizona will have a...Show More Summary

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