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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

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

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

3 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

3 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...

Clowns Who Run for President Vs. Comedians Who Do

By Spocko I was in downtown Chicago this week by the river. A woman next to me was taking a photo, of Trump Tower. I asked her, “So are you voting for him?” She burst out laughing, “No!” Donald Trump running for President is a massive gift to the media, almost as big as his...

The Roundup for July 5-6th, 2015

Special Message Hello folks, thought of doing something a little different in terms of the song by using a favorite from a live album I have. As a side note, the Roundup will be on hiatus from July 7-22 as I’ll be out of the country. In the meantime, I sent three posts to Kevin...

Chief Justice Roberts Rejected Marriage Equality In The Best Possible Way For Liberals

Obergefell v. Hodges, is a double defeat for conservatives. At the same moment that a majority of the Court declared the United States to be a marriage equality nation, Chief Justice Roberts announced to his fellow conservatives that...Show More Summary

Podcast: Recent FBI Sting, White Terrorism Threat, Transgender Activist Interrupts Obama & Marriage Equality

This week on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast: Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the major Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States; an undocumented transgender activist who interrupted President Barack Obama’s remarks at the LGBT Pride Reception at the White House and was booed; the threat of white terrorism, which the...

Podcast: The Dominican Republic’s Plans to Racially Cleanse the Country of Black Haitians

The Dominican Republic is set to purge its country of hundreds of thousands of black Haitian migrants or black Dominicans of Haitian descent. The government has stripped anyone born in Haiti after 1929 of their citizenship and rendered this entire population stateless. Numerous Haitians have fled or are hiding as they wait to see what...

Podcast: The US Surveillance State Now That USA Freedom Act is Law

The USA Freedom Act was signed into law this past week. It was viewed as both a victory for those concerned with privacy and restricting the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance and also as a law that did not do go far enough in restricting spy agencies. In fact, the USA Freedom Act further codified...

Socialist Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant, Up for Re-Election, Visits New York for Fundraiser

Kshama Sawant, the first socialist to be elected to the Seattle City Council since 1877, attended a fundraiser for her re-election campaign at the All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City on May 31. Sawant, who represents District 3, is in her first term and won against Democrat Richard Conlin in 2013. She is best...

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