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Spotlight on green news & views: 450th edition

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight. This is the 450th edition of this feature at Daily Kos. More than 25,400 environmentally...Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 144: Sham 'immigration reform' in the Senate

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It's Wednesday, July 6 and Day 144 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 107 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

The Secret Life of Pets: Homeward Bound, But Lacking Charm

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery—but parody ain’t bad, either. In 2011, The Simpsons took aim at Pixar’s decade-plus run of commercially successful, critically beloved films, by playfully mocking their formulaic qualities...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The holiday weekend once again brings us to a Wednesday (which is a Joan McCarter day) that feels like a Tuesday (which is not). So today should feel like a bonus! This is what I tell myself when the alarm goes off. Plenty to talk about. Show More Summary

Donald Trump praises Saddam Hussein: 'You know what he did well? He killed terrorists.'

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

At a rally in North Carolina on Thursday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump offered words of praise for late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein: Saddam Hussein was a bad guy,  right?  He was a bad guy—really  bad guy. Show More Summary

Sarah Palin Melts Down Over FBI Clearing Hillary Clinton

Sarah "Splodey Heads Are Splodin'' Palin went mental today after James Comey cleared Hillary Clinton of any criminal charges. She took to her beloved Facebook page and went ballistic. Ironic, tragic, but not unexpected - amidst America's...Show More Summary

John Cena Ad: Tolerance is Patriotic

The pro wrestler and actor John Cena has released a public-service ad on July 4 that ties patriotism to tolerance and acceptance of other Americans who are different. "To love America is to love all Americans," Cena says. "This year, patriotism shouldn't just be about pride of country. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: GOP tries to trick Democrats into abandoning the Florida Senate race

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? FL-Sen: The long-awaited air wars in Florida's ridiculously late Democratic Senate primary are finally beginning—and this being Florida, they're of course getting off to a weird start … some 700 miles away. The NRSC is...Show More Summary

NASA's Juno Probe Arrives At Jupiter Today

No spacecraft has ever gotten this close to Jupiter before. The mission is called Juno after Jupiter's wife, who had the power to see through clouds. And there's a couple other very cool and related videos on YouTube today: Jupiter's...Show More Summary

'What a Wonderful World.' Happy Fourth of July Birthday, Pops!

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Louis Armstrong, one of the best known and most beloved jazz artists of all times, celebrated his birthday on July 4th. Historians have claimed that he was born in August, but what was good for Pops is good enough for me so I’ll continue...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Happy Independence Day! Aimee Patton: Kansas' Kris Kobach versus the taxpayer's dime. The Rectification of Names: The era of arguing over "big government." First Draft: Manufactured generational resentment. P3: The editorial cartoonShow More Summary

By attacking TPP, Trump is running to Hillary's left on international trade. What does that mean?

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

On the internet, when a writer includes a question in the title of a post, it’s often merely a rhetorical one: “How much more of this [insert outrage] can we take?” Or, even worse, the question is actually just clickbait: “OMG, [insert...Show More Summary

Trump Helped Railroad 5 Innocent Black Teens in 1980s

The documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, who made the film The Central Park Five about five black teens wrongly convicted of assaulting a white woman in New York City, recalls the role Donald Trump played in the rush to convict them. "He...Show More Summary

How to get to Planet X, the change we desire

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Planet X is that place liberals want to be. The planet people like Bernie Sanders talk about. Where we believe Elizabeth Warren lives. It’s where people understand climate change and don’t think it’s the government testing secret weather machine weapons. Show More Summary

Deer Hunter Director Michael Cimino Dies

Michael Cimino, who won Oscars as director and a producer of The Deer Hunter before Heaven's Gate destroyed his career and sped up the demise of 60-year-old United Artists, has died. He was believed to be 77. His birthday is usually cited as Feb. Show More Summary

This week at progressive states blogs: Adopting Britain; no progressive wave in Oklahoma?

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

Finding Dory Crowd Shown Sausage Party Trailer

A movie theater in Concord, California, accidentally showed an audience of children and families waiting to see the Disney Pixar movie Finding Dory a trailer for the R-rated Seth Rogen animated movie Sausage Party. "Playing that trailer...Show More Summary

GOP tries to trick Democrats into abandoning Florida Senate race. Good luck with that.

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The long-awaited air wars in Florida's ridiculously late Democratic primary are finally beginning—and this being Florida, they're of course getting off to a weird start … some 700 miles away. The NRSC is running a minute-long spot on cable TV, backed by a small $45,000 buy, highlighting a recent CBS Miami report that sought to pick apart Rep. Show More Summary

What Explains the NRA’s Benghazi Ad?

The ad opens with Mark Geist walking through Arlington National Cemetery, dressed in a crisp collared shirt. He’s been identified only as a Marine Corps veteran, but some viewers will undoubtably recognize him on sight. Geist was a member of the security team that rescued 25 Americans in the 2012 attacks on the American compound in Benghazi. Show More Summary

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