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Why Conversion Therapy Hurts All of Us

This afternoon, Amanda Simpson -- Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, and the first openly transgender woman Presidential appointee ever -- sent the following message to the White House email list. Her message...Show More Summary

Barack in Jamrock: The Young Leaders of the Americas Meet with the President in Jamaica

"Wah Gwan, Jamaica?" President Obama headed to Kingston, Jamaica yesterday, meeting with Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, as well as other Caribbean leaders on the importance of improving energy security and fighting climate change. Show More Summary

Republicans Want To Grant Asylum To Home-Schoolers

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the original sponsor on the bill to allow home-schoolers to claim asylum, once said that drug cartel members were abusing the asylum system. The post Republicans Want To Grant Asylum To Home-Schoolers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Barack Obama: I Should Have Said the Stimulus Would Take a Very Long Time

Obama says he should have said the stimulus would take a very long time. …Like until he was gone. Obama promised his failed Stimulus plan would create 3 million jobs. He lied. The stimulus ended up costing taxpayers $278,000 for each … Continue reading ?

Modi's Oxymoronic Stance on Climate Change

At the State Environment and Forest ministers conference in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the world has very little reason to pressure India to cut its carbon emissions. "The world will lay down the parameters for us and we will follow them, it cannot be. Show More Summary

Re-Learning History

I was mostly raised in East Texas and it's been a long time since I took a history class in school, so I can't remember everything I was taught about...

Lasting impressions...

March 19, 2009. Gchat: Stoller: Does Forrest Brown work for you?Me: ??? who?Stoller: Someone at PCCC. New GChat window with my Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder Stephanie Taylor: Me: Do we have someone named Forrest working...Show More Summary

Ben Carson Fearmongers Over Islamic Terrorists Crossing Our Southern Border

Potential GOP 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson jumped right in with the rest of the crew and the fearmongering at this year's National Rifle Association Convention. Be afraid! Be afraid everyone because that evil terrorist loving...Show More Summary

Rand Paul Borrows an Idea from President Bartlet

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul must be watching “The West Wing.” Addressing a crowd of about 400 largely college students on the fourth day of his presidential roll-out, the Republican hopeful called for making college tuition tax deductible for all students — an idea first floated on the White House TV drama. Responding to President Obama’s…

RNC Releases "Stop Hillary" Ad Exclusively To Fox & Friends

The Republican National Committee exclusively released its new attack ad hitting Hillary Clinton to Fox News' Fox & Friends, which repeatedly aired and praised it, effectively providing the GOP with approximately $157,197.12 of freeShow More Summary

‘It’s Racist As Hell': Inside St. Louis County’s Predatory Night Courts

“Everybody’s writing about Ferguson, but the reality is there are probably 10 places that are worse.” The post ‘It’s Racist As Hell': Inside St. Louis County’s Predatory Night Courts appeared first on ThinkProgress.

10 Things You Should Know About the 2015 UK Election

CO-AUTHORED BY KEIRAN PEDLEY One of the most important elections of the decade will take place next month -- and most Americans don't know it. In fact, even many American political junkies who could pontificate as to which U.S. Senate...Show More Summary

Marco Rubio on Student Loans: Innovative or Ineffective?

At Credible we are writing about how the 2016 presidential candidates would affect student loans and the financing of education for students and borrowers. Marco Rubio, the junior Republican Senator from Florida, will formally launch his presidential campaign on Monday. Show More Summary

With Anti-Semitism on the March, Jewish Republicans Welcome Senator Ron Johnson to New York

From the horrific expansion of the Islamic State to an impending U.S.-Iranian deal that will do little to quash the ayatollahs’ atomic ambitions, Jews the world over have mounting reasons to worry. Obama’s ongoing, kindergarten-likeShow More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

R.I.P., Roscoe P. Coletrane. That counts as politics, since Cooter was once elected to Congress, and recently made political news again, allegedly having a hand in the defeat of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. So there ya go!...Show More Summary

By Their Statuary You Will Know Them

Edward Snowden, the “NSA leaker,” has many fans, of course. He has them on left and right. Earlier this week, some of them put up a bust of him in a New York park. City officials took it down pretty quickly — this tribute to Snowden was not authorized. Show More Summary

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