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Podcast: The Torture Report, Its Ramifications & the Torture That Continues Under Obama

The Senate intelligence committee finally released the summary of its report on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program this past week. It detailed a criminal conspiracy involving the torture the CIA used against detainees in the global “war on terrorism” and the lengths to which CIA officials and interrogators had gone to cover up [...]

Will Durst: Snow Good, Water Bad

In which our intrepid correspondent is shocked, shocked, he says, to find out the CIA was lying.

Podcast: Chicago Police & Why the US Needs a Domestic Law Specifically Criminalizing Torture

There currently is no law in the United States, which specifically criminalizes law enforcement who engage in torture. The United Nations Committee Against Torture has protested the fact that there is no law in the United States, however, three times now the US government has maintained that such a law is not required because there [...]

Will Durst: Top Ten Comedic News Stories Of 2014

In which our intrepid correspondent looks back over the most recent annus horriblus and mocks. As is his way.

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

8 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

8 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

9 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

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