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Meet The People Behind The Viral 2-Minute Video That Perfectly Captures Street Harassment

"I really wanted to show people what it felt like to hear this again, and again, and again in just one day." The post Meet The People Behind The Viral 2-Minute Video That Perfectly Captures Street Harassment appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Jeanne Shaheen Forgets Testimony That 'Gang of 8' Bill Would Make Illegal Immigration Worse

AMHERST, New Hampshire — On the campaign trail, incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) forgot about all the testimony from federal immigration agents and law enforcement personnel warning Senators not to vote for the “Gang of Eight” bill. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Ernst says no 'proven proof' of climate change, gasoline prices at 4-year low

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Trust goes bust: Here's a collection of elected Republicans or GOP candidates denying climate change on camera in 2014: Senate candidate Joni Ernst of Iowa says she has not seen "proven proof." If we turn out, we win. Show More Summary

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your...Show More Summary

Republican conspiracy theory: Obama plans to bring Ebola patients into U.S.

The American public doesn't seem to be all that worked up over Ebola, with 70 percent confident the federal government can prevent an outbreak and a majority—54 percent—saying the government is doing a good job now. Well, Republicans just can't have that. Show More Summary

Democrat State Rep. Mocks Abbott's Disability: He "Just Rolls Around"

AUSTIN, Texas -- Just when the furor was starting to die down over Democrat Wendy Davis' "empty wheelchair" ad attacking her Republican opponent Greg Abbott, a video from a Davis campaign event over the weekend is likely to spark that controversy once again. Show More Summary

Republicans try to undercut Maine Democrats by boosting independent Eliot Cutler

You usually don't find much agreement between two rival political campaigns, but both Democrats and Republicans acknowledge two things about the Maine gubernatorial race: The contest is tight, and the supporters of left-leaning independent Eliot Cutler will decide if Republican Gov. Show More Summary

The BDSM Red Herring

As this blog’s token Canadian, I suppose it behooves me to comment on the firing of once beloved CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. Andrea Zanin, Amanda Marcotte, and Sarah Seltzer all correctly identify the heart of the issue. Ghomeshi’s preemptive strike notwithstanding, it is almost certain that he was not fired because of his kinky […]

GOP Betrays Social Security-Cutting Dems: Who Could've Seen It Coming?

Who could've seen it coming? Progressives could be forgiven for developing something of a Cassandra complex when it comes to the Democratic Party's economic stances. Here's the latest case in point: The Washington Post and Politico have...Show More Summary

Ebola: Choosing Wisdom Over Worry

Epidemics arouse tremendous fear and elicit a host of common responses, despite very different contexts. This fall, Americans have grappled with the news that Ebola is on American soil: One person has died from it, two others are recovering...Show More Summary

Hillary! Starts Walking It Back

[guest post by JVW] Fresh off her most recent self-inflicted wound, Hillary! Rodham Clinton sought to walk back her comments made last week that suggested that businesses do not create jobs. Naturally, being a Democrat and a Clinton, Hillary! and her enablers tried to pass off the whole imbroglio as being a misunderstanding. Appearing at […]

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: The GOP airs a desperate spot against Charlie Crist

Leading Off: • FL-Gov: Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are close in most polls, but you wouldn't know it from this Republican Party of Florida ad. The spot features Crist being asked about donations he received from strip club owners, with Crist saying he won't return it. Show More Summary

The definitive discography of police protest songs with videos and lyrics

Below you will find a definitive list of police protest songs from 1964 until today. As unlisted songs are identified or produced, we will add to this list. Detailed annotations are forthcoming. Many brilliant and painful songs, which...Show More Summary

Ebola, Risk Management, and the Case for Principled Pragmatism

  Earlier this morning, the State of New Jersey agreed to release nurse Kaci Hickox from forced custody and allowed her to return to her home to serve out the remainder of her government-madated ebola quarantine. Hickox’s demand to be released was just the latest sub-chapter in what has been a barrage of news media coverage over the the…

Under Pressure, L.A. Times Shifts Coverage of Minimum Wage

There has been a noticeable shift in coverage of the Los Angeles minimum wage debate by the local media in recent days, moving from a default embrace of Mayor Eric Garcetti's election-year proposal to growing anxiety of the lack of debate in the city about the proposal. Show More Summary

Why Turning Out the Vote Makes a Huge Difference in Four Charts

Despite the best efforts of Lil' Jon, the most recent Gallup poll suggests that turnout in the upcoming midterm election will be one of the lowest in the last five cycles. If trends hold up, it will also be heavily biased in favor of the rich (see chart). Show More Summary

Wanted: ROTC Military Science Professor (No Non-Christians Need Apply)

"There's Army ROTC. Then There's Wheaton Army ROTC." That's the slogan used by Wheaton College, a well-known Christian college in Illinois, to promote its Army ROTC program. It turns out that the slogan couldn't be more true. Wheaton Army ROTC certainly is different -- in an egregiously unconstitutional way. Show More Summary

The RNC is out with a new ad designed to make America wet its pants

The Republican National Committee has a VERY SCARY new ad up attempting to "nationalize" the election, which is shorthand for making you forget that the Republican candidate running in your state or district has been making an ass of...Show More Summary

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