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Things you can learn from Mom and Dad

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Dave Margulies via (with permission) “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned...Show More Summary

A New Calendar of Holidays

A new calendar of peace holidays has just been published. And none too soon, if you’ve noticed the epidemic of military holidays around us. I can understand that Catholics have a saint for every day of the year. And I’m not shocked that various ancient religions have holidays for a high proportion of the year’s days. Show More Summary

Watch: Journalist Roughed Up And Arrrested At Georgia GOP Event

Journalist Nydia Tisdale is seen in a video that surfaced being forcibly removed from a local Republican event in Georgia, and later arrested. Nydia Tisdale went to Burt’s Farm in Dawsonville, Georgia, to record video of speeches by David Perdue, the state’s GOP nominee for U.S. Senate, as well as Gov. Nathan Deal (R) and [...]

NASA Approves Ginormous Mars Rocket

NASA's newest rocket will be the largest rocket ever constructed, standing 400 feet tall -- 40 feet taller than the massive Saturn V rockets that carried men to the moon. The new Space Launch System is designed to send astronauts to asteroids or even Mars. Show More Summary

Bread and Roses

A woman that I went to highschool with posted this on Facebook today. Gratitude on this Labor Day: That I'm able to see some of the most influential grownups in my life—my high school teachers—enjoying wonderful, happy retired lives....Show More Summary

Fox Pundits Have The Gall To Complain About The Media's Loss Of Credibility

Howard Kurtz and his guests on this Sunday's Media Buzz took a walk down bizarro-lane and made believe they themselves and the network they work for are not exactly what's wrong with our corporate media these days. Driftglass already...Show More Summary

Bayonets, boycotts, and burgers: American labor history in pictures

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This 1877 cover of Harper's Weekly shows the blockade of engines at Martinsburg, West Virginia, in the Great Railroad Strike. Workers have been fighting for better pay, workplace safety, schedules they could live with, and more power on the job throughout American history—since before there was a United States of America. Show More Summary

Leonard: Why Uber Must Be Stopped

Andrew Leonard, Salon: There's little doubt that Uber is the closest thing we've got today to the living, breathing essence of unrestrained capitalism. This is like watching Andrew Carnegie or John D. Rockefeller in action. This is how robber barons play.... Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Insults New York

He took aim at the Bronx, but this won’t help the Texas senator get the New York vote. ity pols blasted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Sunday for taking a swipe at the Bronx in a speech to a conservative group. Cruz (R-Tex.) invoked the borough’s bad old days, saying he was tired of hearing Yankee [...]

Solar Roadways: The Amtrak Commission and Other News

The Solar Roadways project keeps chugging along. One of the many commissions it’s set to undertake in the next year will involve taking part in the renovation of the local Amtrak depot in Sandpoint, Idaho.

2 Shot in Accident at Shoot Straight Gun Range

Two friends were injured Sunday afternoon at Shoot Straight, a Casselberry, Florida, gun range, when one tried to unjam a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and wound up shooting himself in the finger and his friend in the thigh. The men were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Show More Summary

A child accidentally shoots a man dead & the NRA wants to remind us how kids can have fun with guns

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Not that it's a surprise, but the NRA once again proves the obvious. It's a wretched organization led by wretched people: On Monday, a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor with a submachine gun called an Uzi. Show More Summary

SCHMALFELDT’S SATYRICON: Right’s Preference For Putin Nothing New

On the same day when a United States Senator, and by that I mean Ted Cruz of Texas, effectively called the President of the United States a “pussy,” folks waiting for dinnertime so they can go out and grill steaks in honor of the hard working men and women whose collective bargaining rights they are [...]

Over Easy: Monday Science

Fukushima update: The fuel rod removal from the #4 sfp is going well, about a month ahead of schedule. I may be off base, but something here isn't computing to me. Some of those fuel bundles just have to be damaged enough to make removal difficult, but there's no official word of any problems at all.

Why 2014 is not 2010, in one very clear chart

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

At the beginning of the year, we heard a lot of talk about how 2014 was going to be another Republican wave year, like 2010, or bigger. Now, however, it's clear that 2014 has not followed the same trajectory as 2010. By this time in 2010, Democratic fortunes were sliding downhill fast, according to generic congressional ballot polling questions. Show More Summary

Man Of God Huckabee Hates Regulations On Fronts For Money Laundering

Operation Choke Point was designed to scrutinize businesses that make it easy to launder money and helps to keep a closer eye on the financing of dangerous terrorist activities. In other words, President Obama is trying to keep us safer by following a trail of cash that could be used to fund acts of terror. Show More Summary

Nanoscale Assembly Line Created

ScienceDaily: Cars, planes and many electronic products are now built with the help of sophisticated assembly lines. The creation of such an assembly line at molecular level has been a long-held dream of many nanoscientists. "It would...Show More Summary

Scott Walker’s Tax Cuts Have Wisconsin In Fiscal Jeopardy

The shortfall now is $281 million, and it’s growing. Wisconsin tax collections for the past year came in 2 percent short of estimates, the state Department of Revenue reported Thursday, news that won’t require immediate emergency action by the Legislature but that puts the state’s budget on track to be out of balance next year. [...]

Ferguson and the Department of Justice

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

United States Attorney General Eric Holder. [T]he federal civil rights investigation into the shooting incident itself continues, in parallel with the local investigation into state law violations. Our investigators from the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Show More Summary

Worker Solidarity, Eugene Debs and Why Labor Day isn’t International Workers’ Day

Even after 50 years of stagnant wages, union-busting, job outsourcing, and the appalling lapdoggery of politicians in both legacy parties who serve the interests of the modern oligarchs - we are obliged to stand with our fellow workers and acknowledge that our work makes our land. Show More Summary

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