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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%

19 hours 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

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

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

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

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.

Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck

In which our intrepid correspondent appropriately does little about nothing. Now read this:Will Durst: How To Watch The World Cup (Jun 19, 2014) Will Durst: Glasswipes (Apr 26, 2014) Will Durst: Cold War 2 (Mar 20, 2014) Will Durst: 50 Shades Of Cool (Mar 14, 2014) Will Durst: It’s Not The Hate, It’s The Stupidity [...]

Podcast: What’s Missing in Discussions About Crisis With Child Refugees at US-Mexico Border

Fifty-two thousand children have fled their homes in countries in Central America and journeyed to the United States. Some of them came with their families and the vast majority of them are now being put through a deportation regime, which President Barack Obama’s administration is committing resources to expediting so they will be sent back to the countries they fled.

Midday open thread: Deceased centenarians get draft notices, Spielberg blasted for triceratops death

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Blasty the Drone, To Protect & Swerve: Join us today at 12:30 PM PT as Laura Clawson hosts another edition of Ask Me Anything (about Daily Kos). What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Votes - paid for in blood,...Show More Summary

Will Durst: Digital Cheese

In which our intrepid correspondent makes the painful admission that he doesn’t mind much being digitally probed. Now read this:Greenwald’s Latest NSA Bombshell Is An Incomplete Mess, Lacking Any Evidence of Wrongdoing (Jul 10, 2014) Want To Be An NSA Target? Just Try Looking For Tools To Protect Your Online Privacy (Jul 8, 2014) Significant [...]

Midday open thread: Colorado pot sales higher than expected, one way to get on NSA watch list

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is A formula for inequity, told in four generations: Initial claims for jobless compensation fall to 304,000. Out of state visitors account for 44% of recreational marijuana purchases in Colorado: Total...Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: Audio Of Alleged Texas Teen Rape Victim And One Of The Accused After The Incident

16-year-old Jada was allegedly raped last month in Texas. The high school junior said she had no idea what would take place that night when she went to a friend of a friend’s home. Since we reported that story, I was contacted via email by a friend of one of the men involved, who sent me [...]

Midday open thread: UK rendition files destroyed 'accidentally', tallying voting errors in Congress

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Stuff Jesus said: Veterans in Congress vanish: In the 1970s, more than 70 percent of the members of Congress had served in the military. But today it's only 20 percent. And after the midterm election, that...Show More Summary

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