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Government Uses Quarantines to Protect American Animals, Not the American People

Writing for the Wilson County News, veterinarian David A. Rustebakke says that the same American government currently refusing to quarantine travelers from Ebola-ravaged West Africa is the same government that uses strict quarantines...Show More Summary

The Missing Women of Afghanistan

After 13 Years of War, the Rule of Men, Not Law Cross-posted with On September 29th, power in Afghanistan changed hands for the first time in 13 years. At the Arg, the presidential palace in Kabul, Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as president, while the outgoing Hamid Karzai watched calmly from a front-row seat. Show More Summary

Apple CEO Comes Out: ‘Being Gay Among The Greatest Gifts God Has Given Me’

In a column for Bloomberg Businessweek on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay. He begins his column writing, “Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself.” “At the same time, I believe deeply [...]

Which 2016 Republican Presidential Hopeful Said This?

Do you agree with his statement below regarding the current ISIS and Middle East situation? "This is the world Barack Obama has led to, a world where American leadership is not trusted or respected by our adversaries, or trust by our...Show More Summary

TO OIKOPHOBIC LEFTIES, THAT’S NOT A BUG, IT’S A FEATURE: Why Middle-Class Americans Can’t Afford to…

TO OIKOPHOBIC LEFTIES, THAT’S NOT A BUG, IT’S A FEATURE: Why Middle-Class Americans Can’t Afford to Live in Liberal Cities.

How Do You Say ‘Please, Let Me Respond’ in Spanish?

The candidates in Colorado's 6th District will face off in what appears to be the nation's first-ever congressional debate entirely in Spanish between two non-Latino candidates.

GOP Should Count Its Chickens Yet

In response to Reid, Begich Play Politics With Veteran's Right We should expect such desperate moves by Democrats. After all, what else do they have to offer? Democrats have all but completely conceded the Senate to the GOP, but as I said before, let's wait until the final votes are counted. Show More Summary

Some Thoughts on De Facto Ebola Quarantines

With Ebolamania in full swing, a phrase that has really bothered me is ‘understandable fear’, because most of the Ebola-related fears are not understandable at all. Here’s an example of understandable fear. You’re on the subway, and the guy next … Continue reading ?

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26 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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French Officials Launch Investigation After Drones Spotted Over Nuclear Plants

French officials launched an investigation after drones were spotted flying over nuclear plants. France derives about 75% of its electricity from nuclear energy, reported: Somebody has been flying drones over nuclear power plants in France. Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve … Continue reading ?


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Architect of Democratic strategy for keeping Senate is hopeful, but realistic

The chief architect of the Democrats’ strategy for holding their Senate majority is cautiously optimistic about next week’s outcome. With a heavy emphasis on the cautious part. In an interview with me, Guy Cecil, the executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, stopped short of predicting outright that Democrats would hold the majority, and […]

Israel’s Settlement Plans Cast Doubt On Commitment To Peace

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israel’s decision to accelerate planning for some 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem raises serious doubts about the Israeli commitment to peace with the Palestinians, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday. An Israeli government official said on Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will expedite preparations for new settler [...]

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

34 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Blue Jersey

5 Days CD5: NBC News: Can Roy Cho Unseat New Jersey Incumbent for Congressional Seat? CD5: PolitickerNJ: Does Cho have the momentum to win against Garrett? Stile on CD5: New energy for Cho fails to attract donors. CD3: Stockton Poll puts T-Mac up 5 points over Belgard. Show More Summary

Kaci Hickox Is A Hero–Now On Two Counts

Kaci Hickox is a hero. First for volunteering to help treat Ebola patients, as eradicating Ebola in West Africa is the only way to handle this disease. She became a hero again for standing up to unjust restrictions upon her civil liberties upon returning home and supporting the concept of making political decisions based upon [...]Show More Summary

Voting Millennials Support Republican-Run Congress

Gone are the days of young people heavily voting Democratic. The millennial vote is up for grabs and could even swing next week’s elections, according to a poll the Harvard University Institute of Politics released Wednesday. In a departure from youth responses in 2010, a little more than half of 18-to-29-year-olds who said they plan [...]Show More Summary

Government Threatens To Cut Off For-Profit Colleges Unless Their Students Start Getting Jobs

The Education Department is finally issuing rules that would link for-profit colleges' access to taxpayer money to their graduates' economic success. The post Government Threatens To Cut Off For-Profit Colleges Unless Their Students Start Getting Jobs appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Former Seattle police chief travels to Anchorage to campaign for Alaska initiative to legalize pot

Despite years of advocating for marijuana legalization across the country, there's one thing former Seattle Chief of Police Norm Stamper hasn't done. The 34-year law enforcement veteran has never gone door-knocking for a political campaign. "I'm...Show More Summary

Why is the NYT exposing the Democratic Party's pandering to black people?

The top story at its website since last night begins: In the final days before the election, Democrats in the closest Senate races across the South are turning to racially charged messages — invoking Trayvon Martin’s death, the unrest...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Election Outlook: Alaska suddenly becomes interesting again

50 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

As we discussed on Monday, the overall odds are somewhat against the Democrats being able to retain control of the Senate, but there are a number of credible pathways for them to get there. The most frequently-occurring pathways (when...Show More Summary

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