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

5 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

Podcast: Dave Zirin on the World Cup, FIFA & the ‘Sporting Shock Doctrine’ in Brazil

For weeks, Brazil has been the host of one of the most prominent mega-events in sports. The World Cup has been dazzling and inspiring at times, as the unexpected has happened. Yet, off the pitch, there have been armed Brazilian police firing tear gas at protesters as they fight to prevent dissent from becoming visible while the world’s eyes are on Brazil.

Will Durst: Happy Fourth Of July

In which our intrepid correspondent repurposes an old commentary. Hey, its called recycling and is very popular out here on the left coast.

Midday open thread: Climate satellite orbiting safely, McMillan freed with activist spirit intact

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is How to make soccer a popular sport!: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Pre-registering young people to vote: A key strategy for 2014 and 2016, by Denise Oliver Velez Why that 'Worst President' Quinnipiac...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Coal mine blocked on global warming grounds, mosquitoes have preferences

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Buffer zone buffoonery: Blackwater death threat raises questions about State Department heavyweight: Eye-opening new revelations about the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater WorldwideShow More Summary

Will Durst: The Washington Treaty Breakers

In which our intrepid correspondent once again tries selflessly to help with his typical aplomb. Now read this:Dana Loesch Is Right: Time To Bring On The Gashington RedSnatch (Jun 20, 2014) Grover Norquist: Call Them ‘The Washington Reagans’ (Jun 18, 2014) U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Cancels Redskins Trademark (Jun 18, 2014) D.C. Football: Keep [...]

Midday open thread: Detroit houses on the brink of foreclosure, Grover Norquist interprets 'Hey Joe'

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Neocon Reunion Tour: Coming up on Sunday Kos... Third-party candidates are polling unusually well this year, by dreaminonempty Sugar, slavery and subtlety, by Denise Oliver Velez Romney leaving millions...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Susan Collins on marriage, World Cup offenders, a reporter's self-indictment

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Dare you peer into the secret files of Dick Cheney? The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza is perhaps the ultimate embodiment of vapid insider political reporting. But he may offer the clearest indictment...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Rising death toll in Iraq, getting rich by avoiding regulations

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Iraq: Now and Zen: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook June 23: 50% of Germany's electricity produced by solar in one hour on June 6, also achieves grid parity, by HoundDog Physicist...Show More Summary

Podcast: Dahr Jamail on ISIS, Maliki & How the US Has Fueled a Growing Regional War

What is being reported in the news is that in the past day or two the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has advanced and taken control of more towns in western Iraq, including a strategic border crossing. But where did ISIS come from? What has made this militant group so strong?

Will Durst: How To Watch The World Cup

In which our intrepid correspondent flops for football. Now read this: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 (Feb 27, 2014) Will Durst’s 2014 Political Animals Awards (Feb 24, 2014) Will […]

Midday open thread: Location, location, location!

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is "Making a point": From the Department of Who Knew, Rick Perry edition: “I’m more Jewish than you think I am,” he told me. “I read the part of the Bible that said the Jews are God’s chosen people.” Where...Show More Summary

Did Anti-Gay Spokesman Mat Staver Lie to Congressional Committee?

It seems that Liberty University's Mat Staver's recent testimony in front of a Congressional committee has become more than he bargained for.

Will Durst: Crow Medium Rare

In which our intrepid correspondent tests the limits of the irony setting. Now read this:Brat Works To Scrub His Record (Jun 12, 2014) How Brat Thinks (Jun 11, 2014) Brat Doesn’t ‘Have A Well-Crafted Response’ To Whether There Should Be A Minimum Wage (Jun 11, 2014) Brat’s Stunning Victory Highlights The Fringe Elements Of The […]

Podcast: Max Blumenthal on BDS, the American Left & His Work on Israel

There is no more “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempt at a framework agreement failed. Liberal Zionist groups like J Street have nothing left to challenge Israel over building settlements except for the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, according to journalist Max Blumenthal.

Will Durst: Phone Zombies

In which our intrepid correspondent waxes poetic on his love hate relationship with a piece of technology. Now read this:House Passes Bill Legalizing Phone Unlocking (Feb 26, 2014) Bill Gates To Step Down As Microsoft Chairman (Feb 4, 2014) New iPhone For June Release (Jan 21, 2014) You Can Now Use The Internet To Brush […]

Midday open thread: ADP says 179,000 private jobs created in May, Arctic sea ice 3rd lowest for May

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Matt Bors is How to draw President Obama: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook June 3: New silent wind turbine could generate half of a homes electric needs, says company The Archimedes, by...Show More Summary

Podcast: The Troubling Revolving Door Between the US Government & Human Rights Watch

While the prominent human rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW), engages in some excellent work, especially on drones and autonomous killer robots, there are agendas pursued by the organization in certain countries that appear to conflict with their commitment to advancing human rights.

Will Durst: Kochocracy

In which our intrepid correspondent gets a bit wound up. Now read this:New Book Tells Koch Brothers’ Secrets (May 17, 2014) Al Gore Explains Climate Change Denial. It’s Very Simple (May 13, 2014) Harry Reid: Koch Bros Are ‘Main Causes’ Of Climate Change (May 7, 2014) Koch Bros Finally Find Tax They Support–On Solar Energy […]

Faith Leaders Pressure GOP States To Expand Medicaid: ‘This Is A Moral Issue’

"One thing that is clear in the Bible is that Jesus was in the health care business." The post Faith Leaders Pressure GOP States To Expand Medicaid: ‘This Is A Moral Issue’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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