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Daily Kos Radio is EATING LEFTOVERS (and liking it) at 9 AM ET!

One more day with the fam, for me! Which means one more day in the time machine for us. We go two years back this time, to the November 27, 2013 show: Pre-Thanksgiving 2013, with Greg Dworkin, Joan McCarter & Armando, back when the hot topics were… well, not unlike the hot topics of today, if you’re a Republican. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Cutting Through The Crap: The 'Fraidest Generation Fablog: Does the Chicago D.A. really think a jury will convict a cop of Murder One -- or is the fix in? Beach Peanuts: Let's Talk Turkey: This Is Your Brain On GOP Lawyers Guns and Money: Underdeveloped Nations and the Left Round up by Swimgirl (@miamiswimmer). Send tips to mbru (at) crooksandliars (dot) com.

Cyber Monday Getting Bigger Than Black Friday

Black Friday this year may well cede ground to Cyber Monday despite physical stores offering massive discounts to woo customers seemingly hooked on to mobile devices for their holiday shopping needs. Predictions for the Monday after what’s typically been the year’s biggest shopping event suggest the online retail discounting fest could help Cyber Monday surpass [...]

PA County Make It Illegal To Leave Your Dog Outside Below 26º

Some pet owners in northeastern Pennsylvania will have to start paying closer attention to the weather. Dogs in Luzerne County won’t be allowed outside unattended for more than a half-hour if the temperature drops below 26, rises above 92, or if the National Weather Service issues a severe weather advisory. The Citizens’ Voice reports the [...]

PNAC and Con Idol - We Should Create the Caliphate for ISIS

Today's reality is that Iraq and Syria as we have known them are gone. The Islamic State has carved out a new entity from the post-Ottoman Empire settlement. Rather than striving to recreate the post-World War I map, Washington should recognize the new geopolitics. Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Climate change, Black Friday, and more

We begin today’s roundup with an editorial from The Sacramento Bee on the demise of Black Friday (since many of the deals are released the week beforehand): Though some hardy traditionalists no doubt spent Thursday night camped outside...Show More Summary

On Friday’s Radio Show…

Join us for the Day- after-thanksgiving Best of Show we’ll have Award winning singer Paul Williams together with Screenwriter Tracey Jackson. A Friday-Night-Free-For-All with Comedian Juliana Forlano, Writer Mandy Stadtmiller and Conservative commentator Kayleigh Mceneny and 2016 Presidential candidate Dr. Show More Summary

Obama still pondering death penalty's role in justice system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty. A shortage of lethal...Show More Summary

Foreign Fighters and ISIS: What the West Should be Doing

Tuesday, the U.N. Security Council’s counter-terrorism committee held a conference at which several experts spoke about ISIS and foreign fighters. I found this media recap of the presentation of Scott Atran from the Centre for Resolution of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

"It's Alive. It's Alive ..."

Read the editorial and news pages today and you'll find a mix of hand-wringing and demands about an uncouth and outrageous outsider who is threatening to wrest the Republican party from its rightful owners. Liar, racist, clown, fascist, vigilante. Show More Summary

Open Thread - You Survived Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone had a happy day. Any stories? Open thread below....

Why Mark Zuckerberg's paternity leave is a big deal

Facebook has already revolutionized how we communicate, network and keep tabs on our exes. Might it — or at least its chief executive — soon "disrupt" parenting too? Last week company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he planned to go on paternity leave. And not just for a few perfunctory...

The quiet evolution in Springfield

Patiently and without rancor, Gov. Bruce Rauner and several union leaders have negotiated new employment contracts that will create a more efficient state workforce and reduce some of the pressure to lay off state workers in flat-broke Illinois. Five Teamsters bargaining units and 12 trades units...

Let's hope for another tantrum - over our coddling culture

It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead to such torrents of tearful tribulation that the nation's university system would have to shut down for a prolonged period of grief counseling. Besides,...

New research nothing to sneeze at

Judging by the hacking on almost every bus, "L" and Metra train ride, we guess that most Chicagoans either can't stay home when they're sick or choose to trudge to work with a cold or flu just to show their... dedication to the job? Ack! People trapped in the same car or bus with these sneezers...

5 myths about the common cold

The common cold is aptly named. It affects more adults and children in the industrialized world than any other short-term illness, and it is responsible for up to 40 percent of all missed workdays in the United States. The economic burden of the cold in this country approaches $40 billion a year,...

Marriage, divorce and gluten avoidance: How Thanksgiving evolved to suit my modern family

This year for Thanksgiving, I’ve volunteered to host for the first time. I’m doing the whole shebang: scrubbing the house guest-ready clean, setting the table with a new Pottery Barn tablecloth and centerpiece of gourds in what I hope is some sort of fall/meal theme, stuffing the bird and praying...

C&L's Late Night Music Club With Ernest Tubb

I was gonna tell the story about my old hippie uncle and how he always showed up at our house early every Thanksgiving, He said he was there to help with the cooking. He was really just there for the eating and drinking. I was goingShow More Summary

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