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Open thread for night owls: Finding common ground requires that we not talk past each other

14 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

At Waging Nonviolence, Joann McAllister writes—Tearing down the walls that keep us from finding common ground: [...] We are once again in an era of large demonstrations that engage the public’s attention. This is good. Some of these events may help groups gain traction in establishing a campaign and building the next movement moment. Show More Summary

Our First Un-American President

When Donald Trump rode down that golden escalator in June, 2015 and announced he would run for President of the United States, the guffaws could be heard round the world. What a colossal doofus!  A shady real estate mogul, a beauty pageant...Show More Summary

Drudge Retort Moves from HTTP to HTTPS

The Drudge Retort has moved to a secure server by implementing a security certificate. This is a measure that makes the data you send the site more secure. The homepage of the site is now https://www.drudge com instead of http://www.drudge.com. Show More Summary

Scientists use data to contrast crowd size with Trump's original lie

52 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Using actual data to derive the number of people in a crowd. What an alien concept that must be for so many exhausted Trump supporters. Bu that’s exactly what the March for Science organization did and the numbers are staggering: AsShow More Summary

One-Third of Honeybee Colonies Died Last Year

America's beekeepers watched as a third of the country's honeybee colonies were lost over the last year, part of a decade-long die-off experts said may threaten our food supply. The annual survey of roughly 5,000 beekeepers showed the 33% dip from April 2016 to April 2017.... Show More Summary

Ariana Grande Will Hold Benefit Concert in Manchester

Ariana Grande has announced a concert in Manchester, England, on June 4 to raise funds for the victims of the terror attack that targeted her fans. Other performers are being recruited to perform with her. Grande said, "There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. Show More Summary

Nuts & Bolts: A guide to Democratic campaigns—rural America, the basics

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D.I.Y.ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you’ve missed prior diaries, please visit our...Show More Summary

Russians: Kushner Sought Covert Communications with Us

Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump's transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. Show More Summary

This week in science: the hot and the cold vs. the quick and the dead

Tabby’s Star is getting lots of attention, even SETI is getting in the game. But to get an idea of what more mundane explanations are making the rounds, there are two good papers out, and one posits a giant and no doubt very warm — possibly...Show More Summary

New Front Page Link: Michelle Goldberg

In recent months the Drudge Retort's source links on the front page have been heavily revised. Over 40 new links to individual writers and publications were added and many out-of-date links removed. There's a new link today: Michelle Goldberg, an author and columnist for Slate. Show More Summary

The Sick And Twisted Reason Republicans Stick With Trump

This moment at the end of Friday's "All In with Chris Hayes" is worth catching, as The Daily Beast's Michael Daly explains in plain words why the Republican Congress will stick with Trump as long as possible: CHRIS HAYES: You get unified government once every 25 years, maybe. Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: The Fight for $15 goes to Congress

It’s been 10 years since Congress raised the minimum wage and a raise can seem further away than ever. But congressional Democrats are pushing the issue despite the Republican stranglehold on the federal government that’s blocking any progress for working people. Show More Summary

Trump White House excludes gay spouse of Luxembourg prez from photo caption

The Trump White House this morning excluded Gauthier Destenay, the First Gentleman of Luxembourg from the photo caption of the group shot of NATO leaders’ spouses. Destenay and his husband, Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, are gay. Destenay was the only official spouse to be excluded from the caption, while Melania Trump got mentioned twice. (The caption […]

Republicans claim that spamming your voicemail is their First Amendment right

There’s a reason your cell phone isn’t as inundated with telemarketing robocalls as your landline is (if you still have a landline): federal law doesn’t allow it—for now. The Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposal that...Show More Summary

The Latest: Trump's praise of leader doesn't match US facts

Trump congratulated Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a phone call April 29 and praised him for "the unbelievable job on the drug problem." Yet a State Department human rights report describes in harsh terms the thousands of killings...Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Greenland ice slip-sliding away; Cal Dems say no to oil money

This is the  501st  edition   of the Spotlight on Green News & Views. Previously known as the Green Diary Rescue, the spotlight usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Here is the May 24 Green Spotlight. More than 26,950 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Show More Summary

Trump's View of EU Shaped by Golf Course Delays

President Trump reportedly complained to world leaders about roadblocks he has faced setting up golf courses in the European Union. Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir reported Trump told Belgian Prime Minister he has mixed feelings about the European Union (EU) due to issues he has faced in the past setting up golf courses within its borders.... Show More Summary

Budget committee approves Scott Walker's plan to drug test Medicaid recipients in Wisconsin

America has a hideous relationship with poverty and how we treat poor people. Evidence of this can be found in both political parties and Bill Clinton’s role in creating what is the welfare system today most certainly cannot be forgotten. Show More Summary

GOP Wife: Assaulted Reporter 'Got A Little Bit Of Montana Justice'

Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy, the wife of Republican Congressman Sean Duffy, apparently thinks it’s just fine for fellow Republican Greg Gianforte to physically assault a reporter. Campos-Duffy’s shocking remark – which none...Show More Summary

A visit to campaign quarters of Phil Murphy and Jim Johnson

In the waning days of the gubernatorial primary why not visit with the interns and volunteers of  Phi Murphy and Jim Johnson – a totally non-scientific approach. Not too many years ago the campaign quarters would be filled with banks...Read more

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