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Open thread for night owls: Flanders—How a worker-owned co-op lifts people out of poverty

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The following article written by Laura Flanders was published in August 2014 in Yes! magazine. But it’s still worthy of a read for those who haven’t seen it:  Before Zaida Ramos joined Cooperative Home Care Associates, she was raising her daughter on public assistance, shuttling between dead-end office jobs, and not making ends meet. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Google says it will reach 100% renewable energy parity in 2017

Chris Mooney: Google, a trendsetter in the field of corporate purchases of wind and solar energy, made a striking proclamation Tuesday — by next year, it forecasts that it’ll be purchasing as much renewable electricity as it uses across...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Loomis—'Towards a working-class environmentalism'

Erik Loomis at The New Republic writes—Towards a Working-Class Environmentalism: Environmentalism’s reputation as a rich white social movement will have enormous negative consequences. A few years ago, I was in Cleveland to talk to environmental...Show More Summary

Sunny and Owl Girl: Right Spray

Sunny and Owl Girl are as different as Night and Day. They are two best friends… who happen to be The post Sunny and Owl Girl: Right Spray appeared first on Rogues Portal.

Open thread for night owls: Reporting Trump's lies requires reporting that they are, indeed, lies

Brian Stelter: Let's tell some truths about lying, because the way Donald Trump lies has people rethinking some of the basic premises of journalism, like the assumption that everything a president says is automatically news. When President-elect...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Veterans arrive in North Dakota to stand with 'water protectors'

At Common Dreams,  Nika Knight reports on the 2,000 military veterans who are standing with the water protectors in North Dakota who oppose the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The project will carry oil pried out of the Bakken shale formation by hydraulic fracturing. Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Capsule Wardrobes

Before I tell you about my experience with a capsule wardrobe, I think it would be “fitting” for me to introduce myself. I am a night owl–NOT a morning person–who has to leave the house by 6:15 AM every morning. That’s right–I have to be ready and OUT THE DOOR at 6:15 AM. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: The New Yorker on propaganda about Russian propaganda

Adrien Chen at The New Yorker has added his voice to the many who have challenged The Washington Post’s dreadful story about PropOrNot, the group that has compiled a list of sites that it alleges are conduits for Russian propaganda.Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Bill McKibben delivers the first Jonathan Schell lecture

Bill McKibben has written  15 books, most recently  Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. Now a scholar in residence at Middlebury College, he co-founded 350.org, the largest global grassroots organizing campaign on climate change. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: The Republican penchant for taking away people's citizenship

David A. Graham at The Atlantic writes—The Republican Vogue for Stripping Citizenship, written in light of Donald Trump’s suggestion that people who burn the U.S. flag should lose their citizenship and/or be stuffed in a cell for a year: Depriving...Show More Summary

11 Simple Techniques to Wake Up Earlier Every Morning

Even if you’re a night owl, you can still have more productive mornings if you put in a little effort to make getting up easier. Of course, it still won’t be easy, but if you like the idea of a more relaxing start to the day, here are some suggestions to get you started. Read more...

Open thread for night owls: Trumpian attack on regs a ramped-up rightist assault on democracy itself

Dave Johnson at the Campaign for America’s Future writes—Trump’s Absurd Plan To Dismantle Government’s Protections: Donald Trump released a video announcing his agenda for his “first day in office.” One of the things he said is, “I will...Show More Summary

Sunny and Owl Girl: Wrong Spray

Sunny and Owl Girl are as different as Night and Day. They are two best friends… who happen to be The post Sunny and Owl Girl: Wrong Spray appeared first on Rogues Portal.

Open thread for night owls: Measuring the fake news problem

We all know Facebook's new "neutral" news algorithm has been sharing fake news stories with their users. But how bad is it? PCWorld created two pristine new Facebook accounts to find out, one an artificial Republican, and the other an artificial Democrat. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Most hate crimes don't get prosecuted. Most don't even get reported

Brandon Ellington Patterson at Mother Jones writes—Hate Crimes Are Rising But Don't Expect Them to be Prosecuted: Last week, the FBI announced there were 5,850 hate crimes in 2015—a 7 percent increase over the year before. But that total,...Show More Summary

I Spent 24 Hours in a Parisian Brasserie That Never Closes

In the name of journalism, I spent a full 24 hours at Au Pied de Cochon, the mythical Parisian restaurant that has been serving hungry night owls since 1947.

LATE NIGHT SNACKS: Catching up on Thanksgiving games

GAME OF THE NIGHT: Temple 89, No. 25 Florida State 86 The Owls trailed by as many 18 points in the second half, yet stormed back to upset the Seminoles in the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn. Quinton Rose, who scored a game-high 26 points off the bench for Temple, did most of his damage from […]

Open thread for night owls: Surprise! More Trumpian incoherence on climate change in NYT interview

This pile of gibberish is excerpted from the transcript of The New York Times interview with President-Elect Donald Trump. The president-elect of the United States. Let me repeat: This is from the PRESIDENT-ELECT, the guy who in less...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: #SoNowWhat—Moving forward on confronting climate change

Grist, the digital, the environmental magazine, asked a number of green-oriented leaders to see what they recommend going forward in dealing with climate change. One of those who replied was Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Democratic senator from Rhode Island. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: George Takei remembers when America did what Trump wants it to do again

An email from George Takei for myDemocrats.org: Just a few weeks after my fifth birthday, in the spring of 1942, my parents got my younger brother, my baby sister, and me up very early, hurriedly dressed us, and quickly started to pack. When...Show More Summary

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