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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

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

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

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%

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

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

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

Podcast: As US Airstrikes in Iraq Continue, There Doesn’t Appear to Be Any Endgame

At the moment, Kurdish forces and US air strikes have been launched in Iraq to take control of the Mosul dam from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). President Barack Obama previously announced that air strikes by US military forces would continue, even though the crisis with Yazidi refugees on Mt. Show More Summary

Will Durst: Slacker Congress

In which our intrepid correspondent talks smack about our elected representatives. Yes. Again. Now read this:9 Out Of 10 Disapprove (Aug 7, 2014) House Republicans Admit House Republicans Are Making No Sense With Obama Lawsuit (Aug 1, 2014) Cantor: You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit! (Aug 1, 2014) House Republicans Abandon Their Own Border Bill [...]

Midday open thread: Trickle-down political polarization, PR companies abandoning climate deniers

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Quiz time: First Amendment: Finally! Top PR companies say no to climate deniers: Some of the world’s top PR companies have for the first time publicly ruled out working with climate change deniers, marking...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Nations underprice fossil fuels, custom-fit clothes could make comeback

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Here's what is coming up on Sunday Kos... Busting the seven great myths of poverty, by Mark E Andersen Obama is 100% right to throw red meat of lawsuit and impeachment talk right back at Republicans, by Ian Reifowitz The law President...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Dubya's bio of his dad, Santorum's 'religious liberty' film, cats vs. guns

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Chagrin Falls: Corporate Sky-Deity Bless America: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook July 30: Alaska Fisheries In Midst Of An Economic Collapse., by CanisMaximus While Americans...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: NSA domestic spying costs us more than personal privacy, no hope from El Niño

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Surgeon General's Warning: NYPD: Personal privacy loss is just one of the costs of NSA surveillance: There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA’s unfettered surveillance of our digital lives. Show More Summary

Goober Gohmert Ready To Embrace Sandy Hook Trutherism

Is there ever a bad time for Louie Gohmert's crazy to leap off the page? No, I don't think so. Here's a lovely audio file of Gohmert welcoming the opportunity to add to his Catalogue of Crazy by promising a prompt viewing of a SandyShow More Summary

Will Durst: T Minus 28 Months And Counting

In which our intrepid correspondent gets all hot and bothered about something pretty far down the line. Now read this:Michele Bachmann: ‘There’s A Chance I Could Run’ (Jul 23, 2014) Rick Perry’s Operation Border Photo Op (Jul 21, 2014) Chrisite Explores Presidential Run In Iowa (Jul 16, 2014) Biden To Pitch Liberals At Netroots Nation [...]

BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Order Obamacare Defunded

Near the end of 2013, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) led a final crusade to defund the Affordable Care Act -- and he lost. Two Republican judges just voted to rewrite this history. The post BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Order Obamacare Defunded appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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