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One Student Dead, Three Injured in Overnight Shooting at Northern Arizona University

One student was killed and three more injured in an overnight shooting at Northern Arizona University Friday morning. The incident occurred in a...

An interesting paper

Just saw an interesting paper on healthcare innovation waivers/Wyden waivers/Sec 1332 waivers  with the following few paragraphs catching my attention: Using 1332 waiver authority, states could address one or all of these problems by...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz starts to make his move

Given the way the pieces are falling into place, why shouldn't Ted Cruz be seen as a plausible nominee?

Looks Like Mike Huckabee And The Duggars Are Still Totally Gay For Each Other

5 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

BFFs Is Mike Huckabee sharing his award-winning Hucka-diddles with the Duggar family again? (He never stopped.) Are Jim Bob, Michelle and the child-fruits of their incessant barebacking, including their handsy firstborn, no longer completely...Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow 10/08/15

Watch the full episode of Thursday night's The Rachel Maddow Show.

Donald Trump's Base Is Pretty Old, But Not All That Conservative

Someone asked me the other day where Donald Trump's support comes from. I realized I didn't really know, so I figured I should check it out. According to David Brady and Douglas Rivers, a pair of political scientists at Stanford, recent...Show More Summary

Morning Plum: Washington finally figures out that congressional GOP is disastrously broken

It has taken the spectacle of a full blown meltdown — complete with Republicans openly weeping inside the Capitol and GOP leaders openly admitting their party is sinking to “rock bottom” — to get Washington to admit that the Congressional GOP may be fundamentally, disastrously broken. Karen Tumulty captures the current state of play with […]

Open Thread

John J. Enneking, "Autumn Symphony" (1899)...

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed.” — Ben Carson, quoted by the Washington Post.

"At age 48, Frank [Fiorina] decided to retire to (gasp!) to support his wife's career as well as take care of his two daughters..."

"'...something that even her own father didn't quite understand at first.""As [my father] got older and realized how important a role Frank played in my success — and my happiness, beyond that — he came to really appreciate him,' [Carly Fiorina] said.Frank has donned several different hats while running his wife's team. Show More Summary

Anti-abortion groups approve members on Planned Parenthood committee, but it's not about politics

15 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards testifies at congressional hearing The Republicans insist that the select committee they've created to investigate Planned Parenthood will be not be political. At all. Just like the Benghazi Committee (cough, cough). Show More Summary

What is wrong with Democrats?

15 minutes agoUS Politics / Conservative : Wizbang

The condescending attitude that some Democrats have toward the GOP is laughable considering the Democrats’ woes. One would have to be stuck in a Democrat echo chamber in order not to see the trouble that the Democratic Party is in during the current presidential contest. Show More Summary

'Grand Theft Auto' Issa Mulling Speaker Run

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), the former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, on Friday morning said that he could "potentially" be a candidate for the speaker slot and criticized his successor on the Oversight Committee, Rep. Show More Summary

Aww: Little Girl Can't Wait to See her Soldier Dad

As any parent of a young child knows, sometimes kids just bolt and run away from you. Karis Oglesby, 2, was so excited to see her dad for the...

'Nothing We Can Do' and Other Lies About Gun Violence

There is nothing we can do to reduce the growing number of mass shootings in America -- except get more people to have guns. Unbelievably, that's what conservative spokespersons and Republican presidential candidates are saying after...Show More Summary

Robert Redford On Dan Rather's feud with George W Bush

Robert Redford appeared at a forum sponsored by the New York Times on Thursday evening in New York City talking about a new film in which he stars called "Truth". The movie is about an incident that occurred during the presidential election...Show More Summary

GOP Has Gone Completely Off The Rails In Defense Of Mass Murder

The GOP is heading towards a disaster they may not easily recover from. In the last couple of weeks, they seem to have ratcheted up the crazy to a level beyond their typical insanity. As a good friend of mine put it, "It's like they've...Show More Summary

A Black President Is Not a Magical Negro

When I read Rupert Murdoch’s tweets about Republican presidential contender Ben Carson on Wednesday night, it made me think about the night that Barack Obama used a bit of magic to make an impossible dream f

Ted Cruz Sees Donald Trump’s Fan Base Coming His Way

Unlike many Republicans, Senator Ted Cruz has not been critical of Donald J. Trump's inflammatory remarks or question his conservative credentials. But he doesn't see Mr. Trump as the party's nominee.

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