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Abusing children by exploiting them as mouthpieces for adults...

... and putting them on the internet saying "fuck" and "fucking" repeatedly: Via Metafilter.This gets my using children in politics tag. I consider it deeply morally wrong to appropriate and exploit children like this. I know I'm contributing...Show More Summary

George H.W. Bush Tells Michelle Nunn to Leave Him Alone Again

The Democratic Senate hopeful in Georgia is ignoring the former president's pleas not to use his image in her ads.

Fear is What We Need to Fear Most

... listen to Shepard Smith ON Faux Nooz, and let us applaud the fact that Shep seems occasionally to have the compulsion to actually speak truth to power and power doesn't have the guts to fire him for it. Continue reading ?

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: The air war intensifies in Georgia's Senate race

Leading Off: • GA-Sen: In recent days both the DSCC and NRSC have made ad reservations in the Peach State, ensuring that this ad war will get even more intense. Of course, it's not like the ad campaign was low-key to begin with. Democrat...Show More Summary

Even Vox's Max Fisher Finds Muslim Support for Killing Apostates 'Disturbing'

Vox's Max Fisher continues to claim that Islamophobia is unfairly painting Muslims with a broad brush, but just last year Fisher himself said he found the data on what Muslims around the world actually believe "disturbing." Fisher'sShow More Summary

Idaho's race for governor just got really, really weird

Republican Gov. Butch Otter Republican Gov. Butch Otter has never been particularly popular even in this dark red state, but it was still a surprise when the Republican Governor's Association committed six figures to this race at the beginning of October. Show More Summary

In Kansas, the Right Unites in Attacking Independent Candidate

Different factions of the Republican Party are uniting in Kansas against a common enemy: the independent who is threatening Sen. Pat Roberts‘s re-election bid. The GOP has swooped in to support the three-term Republican incumbent against self-proclaimed centrist Greg Orman. Show More Summary

Democratic Senate Nominee Fearmongers Over ‘Amnesty’

"I’ve never supported amnesty or benefits for illegal immigrants and I never will," Alison Lundergan Grimes said. The post Democratic Senate Nominee Fearmongers Over ‘Amnesty’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Animal Activist Storms S.F. Restaurant, Rails Against Meat

A member of the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere stormed into a San Francisco restaurant and launched into a tearful rant against eating meat. A video of the incident quickly went viral on YouTube, garnering 578,000 views as of Tuesday morning. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Fans Are ‘Out Of The Woods’: She Won’t Be A Generic Pop Star

This is Swift back in her wheelhouse, where she gets to indulge her dark, tortured, romantic impulses. The post Taylor Swift Fans Are ‘Out Of The Woods’: She Won’t Be A Generic Pop Star appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Gov. Scott Walker on the Minimum Wage: "I Don't Think It Serves a Purpose"

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is no fan of the minimum wage, and on Tuesday, in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Walker made that plenty clear. Asked about Wisconsin's $7.25-an-hour minimum wage and whether he supported...Show More Summary

Deranged Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory: Obama Intentionally Wants "To Infect The Nation With Ebola"

Right-wing media figures are accusing President Obama of purposely wanting "to infect the nation with Ebola" because he wants a "redistribution" of wealth, and a new "civil war." Conservatives have previously claimed Obama Ebola Threat...Show More Summary

RNC chair Preibus gets defensive over public health budget cuts

Screenshot from the Agenda Project's ad. A new ad running in states with tight Senate races blasts Republicans for the budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and bio-disaster preparedness programs in hospitals. Show More Summary

Ebola, Gay Marriage and Global Warming

No doubt Ebola is a serious global health issue, but to hear the right wing media tell it, the one current US case of Ebola, unfortunately contracted by a healthcare worker, is tantamount to the zombie apocalypse being all but a foregone conclusion. Show More Summary

What Are the Differences Between al-Qaeda and IS?

When the Taliban regime fell after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan and al-Qaeda was forced to flee towards the mountains of Pakistan, Osama bin Laden's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, wrote a book called Knights Under the Prophet's Banner: The al-Qaeda mManifesto. Show More Summary

World Bank Chief Lectures Audience: “Climate Change Is Like Ebola”

World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim told an audience this week that “climate change is like Ebola.” The World Bank Chief was speaking at the annual meeting with the International Monetary Fund. This is not the first time the World … Continue reading ?

Day of Resistance: ‘Ferguson October’ Makes St. Louis Feel Presence of Growing Movement Against Police Violence

By the time the day of resistance was over on October 14, there had been at least seventy-six arrested during somewhere around five to ten separate nonviolent actions to call attention to the national problem of police violence against African-Americans and the need for racial justice in the United States.

Arizona Officer Threatens To Kill Immigrant During Traffic Stop

The officer told Teodulo Sanchez, "If you do something, I will kill you right here. Do you understand me?" The post Arizona Officer Threatens To Kill Immigrant During Traffic Stop appeared first on ThinkProgress.

0 PPM CO2?

From an article about prospective carbon capture technology comes this gem. we’re going to far exceed any safe limit for CO2, if there is one. If there is a safe level of CO2? I’m going to attribute that to what I call the Gerald Ford rule of public speaking: the more often you talk in…

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