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Polish Women Stage Walk-Out On Catholic Mass Over Abortion

Talk about theocracy. In Poland, the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party came to power in October. Their philosophy is to bring Polish government into line with Catholic teachings. That means tightening up what are already among...Show More Summary

Study Links Mobile Phones to Cancer

Some experts say a $25 million U.S. government study of mobile phone use and cancer ends the debate about whether the ubiquitous gadgets pose health risks. Researchers from the National Toxicology Program experimented on 2,500 rats over a two-year period by exposing some of them to radio frequencies commonly emitted by mobile phones. Show More Summary

As in 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Trump fosters rivalries

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rollingShow More Summary

Saudi Cleric: Do Not Take Selfies with Cats

A senior Saudi cleric has banned people from taking pictures with cats and says taking photos in general is prohibited. Speaking in a televised broadcast, Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fawzan was asked about "a new trend of taking pictures with cats" which "has been spreading among people who want to be like the Westerners". Show More Summary

The war on Black Lives Matter escalates to accusations of aiding and abetting murder

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This week Bill O’Reilly has decided to escalate his war on the Black Lives Matter movement by essentially arguing that the group is the source of a rise in the rate of black people being murdered across the U.S. [O’Reilly] believes there...Show More Summary

Nevada Cops Go To War With Michele Fiore

Gosh, the Nevada Police Union isn't very happy with Michele Fiore, and who can blame them? After all, she basically called for every wingnut in Nevada to aim their guns at them, which is a monumentally stupid thing for an aspiring U.S. Show More Summary

Billy Joel: Donald Trump's Campaign 'Very Entertaining'

At Billy Joel's concerts over the past year, the singer has often dedicated the performance of his 1974 single "The Entertainer" to Donald Trump, with one such shout-out occurring Friday night at Joel's monthly gig at New York's Madison Square Garden. While there is debate whether the dedication is genuine or...

The Most District: What district has the most never-married men? Massachusetts' 7th

Of the nation’s 435 congressional districts, none have a greater proportion of never-married men than Massachusetts’ 7th. According to the 2014 American Community Survey, 59 percent of males over the age of 15 in the district have never been wed; nationally, the number is 36.5 percent. The 7th is centered around the Boston area. Show More Summary

Liberal, Neoliberal and Progressive: What Words Mean

Much of our current political discourse suffers because so many people are using words without fully appreciating what they mean. For example, some use progressive and liberal as synonyms, although they really aren’t (although there’s a lot of overlap). There’s also confusion about the difference between liberal and neoliberal. And there’s tons of confusion about […]

Man Who Waves Prepares to Wave Goodbye

Locally famous for waving at each passing vehicle in his Rocky Hill neighborhood, Army veteran Kenny Neely [of Tennessee] has been told by his doctors to get his affairs in order. He has stage 5 lung cancer and is expecting just 4-6 more months of life.... Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: Warren kicks ass again; Kasich back to not making Ohio great

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Show More Summary

What Does Japan Think Of Donald Trump?

Susie went to Japan! (Everyone needs a little vacay, right?) But along the way Susie made sure to ask the Japanese people what they think about Donald Trump. For some reason, they weren't too excited. Something about his aggression didn't sit well with them. Show More Summary

Joy Reid Shows How To Interview A Reluctant Trump Republican

Regarding Marco Rubio's pathetic flip-flop on Trump: Joy Reid opens her conversation with Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles' Alfonso Aguilar by reminding him that "principles" is in the title of his organization. Is it principled...Show More Summary

Republican Analyst Gets 'Emotional Support' Pet Wallaby To Deal With Depression Of Trump

Republican Kelly Maher, (not related to Bill) is despondent over Donald Trump winning the GOP presidential nomination, so, she got herself a pet wallaby. 9NEWS political analyst Kelly Maher speaks for the Republican side and has admittedly struggled with Trump's rise to power in the party. Show More Summary

Thanks to Congress, Pakistan Fighter Jet Sale Off

After not getting a $400 million discount on eight fighter jets from the United States, Pakistan has said no thanks. The $699 million deal originally was to be partially financed through the U.S. Foreign Military Financing program, giving Pakistan the bargain price of $270 million. Show More Summary

Woman Treated Like A Criminal For Refusing To Testify Against Her Abusive Boyfriend

During her custody, the woman developed frostbite symptoms. The post Woman Treated Like A Criminal For Refusing To Testify Against Her Abusive Boyfriend appeared first on ThinkProgress.

View from the left: When personal responsibility chooses you, rather than you choosing it

When Texas pastor Mark Wingfield penned a piece for the Dallas Morning News titled "Baptist pastor from Dallas shares 7 things he's learning about transgender people," he had no idea it would capture the attention of national news outlets. Show More Summary

WI Republican: "I Would Be Tempted To Be A Pervert"

Wisconsin Republicans are undaunted in the face of Obama saying that bathrooms should be open to all people. They are going to be as bigoted as they want to be, dammit! They have already promised to bring back their attempt to introduce...Show More Summary

Oh Look, Punchable Face Martin Shkreli Endorses Trump

all you people who don't like trump are jealous, stupid and poor! don't make me laugh! and if you are employed by media you are worthless. — Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) May 27, 2016 Then he said maybe he's just kidding, broham: What...Show More Summary

Are Pill Peddling Ads About Disease or Opportunity?

As many as 16 million Americans are prone to screaming and pounding on the dashboard when someone cuts them off in traffic. Another 7 million are fully capable of devouring a whole box of cookies in front of the TV. There are 14 million...Show More Summary

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