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FDL Movie Night: Silenced

During President Barack Obama’s presidency, a record number of government employees have been prosecuted for leaking or blowing the whistle. Several of them have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act, a World War I-era law that was intended to be used against spies and not for punishing people who disclose information without authorization. Show More Summary

Landrieu Ad: Republicans Will Impeach Obama if Cassidy Defeats Me in Senate Election

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is running a radio ad in which Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) claims if Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) defeats her in Saturday's runoff election, Republicans will impeach President Obama. Here's the full text of the ad, as first reported at Buzzfeed: I'm Mary Landrieu, candidate for Senate, and I approve this message. Show More Summary

Every 28 Hours...

The St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown serves as a call to action for young Black people across America. We are forced to contend with a culture of anti-Blackness enforced by government agencies. Show More Summary

Congressmen Blasting Obama For Special Immigration Exceptions Have Made Special Immigration Exceptions

Any individual U.S. senator or representative can file a “private bill,” effectively providing relief for a person who has not been granted asylum or citizenship, but still wants to live in the United States. The post Congressmen Blasting Obama For Special Immigration Exceptions Have Made Special Immigration Exceptions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Food Labeling Fatigue

The Republican's significant victory at the polls wasn't the only shock on Election Day. Both Oregon and Colorado voters voted "no" on a ballot initiative that would have required certain labels on food products that contained genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Many have Monday morning quarterbacked just why these initiatives failed. Show More Summary

Between Ferguson And The Reaction To The Star Wars Trailer, Racism Is Alive and Louder Than Ever

Perhaps at some point early in its development, the addition of comments under YouTube videos was probably seen as a positive societal advancement in which consumers were encouraged to help sculpt content via accompanying feedback — to idealistically form a community where new-media is a two-way road for both creators and the audience, unlike old-media [...]

Three Reasons Why Black Men Should Openly Carry a Gun after Trayvon, Ferguson, and John Crawford

I never thought I'd be an open carry advocate. However, I'm a firm believer in working within the American political system in order to change the status quo. If the 2nd Amendment is cherished by millions of Americans, then why not use...Show More Summary

Ferguson's Despair and the Devastation of White Privilege

All day people gathered, waiting, daring to hope, that maybe this time black lives would matter. Minutes passed. Then hours. And, as darkness descended on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, the now enormous crowd continued to wait patiently -- trying its best to remain optimistic. Show More Summary

IS IT JUST ME, OR DID COPS USED TO BE MADE OF STERNER STUFF? Cops Arrest Man for Pointing Banana at…

IS IT JUST ME, OR DID COPS USED TO BE MADE OF STERNER STUFF? Cops Arrest Man for Pointing Banana at Them, Say They Feared For Their Safety. Or perhaps they need to take the Self-Defense Against Fruit course.

Food Sunday: Shrimp Tempura “Velocity Fried”

Now that it's Sunday maybe you're finally tired of all the turkey and leftovers - how many mashed potatoes or macs-and-cheese can one eat over a long weekend? So for dinner tonight, I'd like to suggest some shrimp tempura. Shrimp, a cornstarch dusting, tempura batter, and a quick fry.

Cashin' In Crew Attacks Juan Williams For Praising Obamacare

Juan Williams praises Obamacare as "an amazing triumph for our country." He explains the incredible accomplishment to get people out of E.R. care and into the medical system before their health is at emergency status. "70% of the people...Show More Summary

People With Felonies, Criminal Records and Gang Affiliation Are Our Friends and Family

Every single bit of positive change that comes from President Obama's executive order on immigration is a testament to directly affected grassroots organizers who have been creative and relentless. The activism of radical "undocumented...Show More Summary

Late Late Night FDL: Mice Follies

Tom and Jerry -- Mice Follies. This Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon was released on September 4, 1954.

Sunday Talk: Thanks for nothing

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Monday night, in a televised press conference, #Ferguson "Prosecutor" Bob McCulloch announced that his grand jury had (literally) investigated the hell out of Michael Brown—and, to the surprise of no Juan, they decided not to indictShow More Summary

North Korea Condemns New Rogen-Franco Movie: 'Evil Act of Provocation'

Seth Rogen and James Franco's new film The Interview hits theaters on Christmas Day, and from the looks of the trailer, it will probably be as irreverent, politically incorrect, and unexpectedly funny as the rest of their movies. But one country isn't laughing. Show More Summary

Progressive Media Failed Again in the Brown Case

The left is very good at starting racial firestorms but, like irresponsible campers leaving behind an unquenched campfire, they are not so good at putting them out. What we saw in their handling of the Brown case is a rerun of the Martin case. Show More Summary

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