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Palin: Obama ‘Flirting With The Devil’

Always one with a kind word, Sarah Palin is now accusing President Obama of flirting with the devil on Iran. “We must realize Iranian leadership refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, and, in fact is hell-bent on Israel’s, and ultimately our, annihilation,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page. “The only thing standing between a [...]

Is NASA One Step Closer to a Warp Drive?

Potentially good news for those who want to zip around our solar system, and beyond, at speeds approaching that of light -- and maybe even faster. NASA, according to, is quietly claiming to have successfully tested...Show More Summary

What would be left enough for Clinton critics?

By Richard Barry Since Hillary Clinton let us know she wanted to be the next president of the United States, she has, perhaps surprisingly, delivered a leftish message on policies like income inequality and criminal justice reform. Her team has argued that Clinton was the Elizabeth Warren of politics long before Sen. Show More Summary

St. Louis Hospital Stole Up to 18 Black Infants From Mothers

Over a span of three decades, baby after baby, born to poor, young black women, was declared dead at a segregated St. Louis hospital. At least one, the now 49-year-old Melanie Gilmore, was not dead. And at least 18 other moms, or their surviving kin, think they were lied to as well. Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: Death on the job

This week, in honor of Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released its Death on the Job report. Some facts: In 2013, 4,585 workers were killed on the job in the United States, and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting...Show More Summary

Lopez: U.S. Will Have To Pay ‘Reparations’ To Children Of Gay Parents

Expect more insanity as the Supreme Court decides on marriage equality. Writing in the American Thinker today, Robert Oscar Lopez suggests that the federal government should be prepared to pay “reparations” to children raised by gay and lesbian parents, just as it did to Japanese-Americans who were sent to internment camps during World War II. [...]

Baltimore Orioles team executive explained the Freddie Gray protests as few have

The Baltimore Orioles baseball team has been inadvertently caught in the middle of the public uprising over the brutal death in police custody of Freddie Gray. First, its fans were temporarily locked inside the team's Camden Yards baseball stadium, as the chaos roiled around it, then a home game was played to empty stands, out of fear for fan safety. Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Super El Niño forms, oil & gas drilling damage, wind power soars

Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, one of the strongest storms ever in the region. See FishOutofWater's post here Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. Show More Summary

View from the left—the scourge of inequality persists

While I scrambled to assemble posts this week about the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on same-sex marriage, I simultaneously watched pain flood the streets of Baltimore on my TV screen. The oral arguments for same-sex marriage were in large part a celebration for the LGBT equality movement. Show More Summary

How Apple single-handedly lays waste to conservative ideology

Tuesday morning, riding high after yet another gangbusters quarter, Apple reached a new high, worth more than $760 BILLION. This makes it worth more than, well, a ton of things, including all but 18 COUNTRIES in the world. Think about that... Show More Summary

House seeking to slash spending on Earth science

Hard to believe there were times when either political party regularly distinguished itself and alternately embarrassed the entire nation when it came to science. Or that for a few brief shining years in the early days of the Cold War, the US actually stressed science and technology. But it would be short-lived. Show More Summary

Had you ever even heard of police doing rough rides before Freddie Gray? They're everywhere.

Freddie Gray being loaded into a van by Baltimore Police On April 12th, six Baltimore police officers assaulted Freddie Gray and took him on something I'll admit I've never heard of before called a "rough ride." A "rough ride," alsoShow More Summary

Keeping The Republic

“We can’t wait for some deus ex machina to save our republic. Our republic is ours to save. Or better, it is only ours if we save it.” By Alex Freeman Boston, MA (TFC) – In his 2012 book, Republic, Lost, Lawrence Lessig writes, “We can’t wait for some deus ex machina to save our [...]

Alan Keyes: Gay Marriage Ruling ‘A Just Cause For War’

If the Supreme Court rules for gay marriage, it’s “a just cause for war,” says Alan Keyes. Keyes claims that such a decision “will be an attack on the very foundation of constitutional government, of by and for the people of the United States” that, “like the Dred Scott decision that heralded the onset of [...]

Fox News Bullies Call For Cuts To Anti-Poverty Measures To Fix Baltimore

Brenda Buttner's Bulls and Bears segment begins with logical talk from House leaders and President Obama about the need for places for kids to play and job opportunities for the youth of America's inner-city. I was impressed that just...Show More Summary

End of an Era: MDA Ends Labor Day Telethon

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) said Friday it will end its long-standing Labor Day telethon, aired on ABC, to focus on more digital fundraising efforts after the success of last year's ALS Ice Bucket challenge. The organization's...Show More Summary

New York Republican State Senate Leader To Be Arrested

Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, are expected to be arrested on corruption charges. The expected arrests, coming roughly three months after federal bribery and kickback charges led Assemblyman Sheldon Silver to step down as speaker, would signal an extension of the investigation into allegations of political corruption in Albany, and would almost certainly further [...]

After A Steady Diet Of Demonizing Baltimore Mayor, Fox Plays The Victim When She Won’t Talk To Them

Fox reporter Leland Vittert went all Geraldo Rivera as he got in the face of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, while she was accompanied by Rev. Al Sharpton. Vittert hectored them until a security guard pushed him aside – and...Show More Summary

Cavuto And Crew Attack Bernie Sanders As A 'Kook'

As Fran noted this week in her post this week on Chuck Todd dissing Bernie Sanders back in 2010: When you're watching coverage of the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign, never forget the derision and scorn held for Sanders and hisShow More Summary

Ex-Head of Anti-Islam Movement Apologizes to Muslims

Kathrin Oertel -- once the leader of Germany's anti-immigrant Pegida movement, which drew tens of thousands of supporters at its peak -- apologized to Muslims in a video message published Thursday on Facebook. "I want to apologize to...Show More Summary

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