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Open thread for night owls: Let Jon Stewart go

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

James Wolcott on David Letterman, Jon Stewart, and the entertainment ritual of the long goodbye. It would be even crueler to want to keep Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart in studio captivity after all that he’s been through on our behalf,...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'The new American slavery'

Working as crayfish peelers, the two women claimed pay was as little as $4 an hour. Jessica Garrison: The police brought the women, who were both in their twenties, to the station house. McGee told them they couldn’t leave West’s farm without permission, warning that they could wind up dead. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: The sinking of the poaching vessel 'Thunder'

Sea Shepherd's 'Bob Barker'. The controversial group is most known for their aggressive at-sea actions against Japanese whale hunters. The New York Times' Ian Urbina recounts the April sinking of one of the world's most notorious illegal fishing vessels. It was an unexpected end to an extraordinary chase. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: State clears way for Malaysia TPP despite human trafficking concerns

Workers in Alor Setar bury some of the 106 unidentified bodies found in a traffickers' camp in May, 2015 On Friday, Malaysia was considered one of the world's worst human trafficking offenders. The nation is also one of twelve currently...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: NRA says gun control would be 'tactical Jim Crow-style discrimination'

Oppressed. The National Rifle Association's ultra-hep Noir program says that banning assault rifles would be "Jim Crow-style segregation." Of guns. During the show's July 22 season debut, Noir warned about the prospect of a future assault...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: In Kansas, an 'invisible water crisis' becomes visible

Western Kansas has borne brunt of aquifer loss. Full chart and legend here. In Kansas, wells tapping the critical Ogallala Aquifer continue to run dry. [I]rrigation soon could end on Peterson’s southwest Kansas farm. The wells underShow More Summary

Why You Shouldn't Force Yourself To Be A Morning Person

The productivity case for night owls. Harley Bauer always preferred to stay up late. Growing up in Smithtown, Long Island, his parents were always on his case to go to bed at a reasonable hour. In middle school, in high school, in college, he was a night owl: he just didn't get tired until the wee hours, and preferred to rise late as well. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Are You Dumber than Steve Doocy?

Today's contestant, appearing on Fox News' 'Special Report' Hi there, everybody, and welcome back. Hunter here, and it's time for another round of our popular media-watching game Are You Dumber Than Steve Doocy, the game that looks at...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'It's ruining the charm of this town'

Welcome to Denton, Texas, where a 69 year old black man holding up a sign protesting the town square's Confederate monument (which had been defaced by a spray painted message suggesting it was "racist" that very morning) was confronted...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'This is an emergency'

attribution: Screenshot of Netroots Video Tia Oso writes: I Am the Black Woman Who Interrupted the Netroots Presidential Town Hall, and This Is Why. I did this to focus the attention of the nation's largest gathering of progressive leaders...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'The frightful atrocities of slaveholding must be seen to be described'

Christopher Dickey: In January 1854, just a few weeks after Robert Bunch and his new wife arrived in Charleston, he wrote a private letter to a colleague at the Foreign Office that summed up not only the monstrous way blacks were treated...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Liberty University owes rapid growth to Obama federal aid programs

A required stop on the Republican campaign trail. Liberty University, the arch-conservative evangelical college founded by Jerry Falwell and a much catered-to force on the Republican right, owes much of its accelerating growth to Obama-era...Show More Summary

Damn Good Coffee! ‘Twin Peaks’-Themed Pop-Up to Open in London

Perhaps the only thing more memorable than hallucinations involving giants and owls in David Lynch's cult television show Twin Peaks is characters' feverish affinity for pie, coffee that's "black as a moonless night" and doughnuts, among other culinary goodies. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Greenland's fjords may cause sea levels to rise faster than expected

Store Glacier, West Greenland Greenland's ice sheet may be more exposed to warming sea temperatures than past predictions of sea level rise accounted for. [A]ccording to new research, fjords in West Greenland are much deeper than previously thought. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: We need more debates, not fewer

This is what democracy looks like. Brent Budowsky, on repairing the GOP debate fiasco. Let’s consider a dramatic alternative. Let’s revive the notion that the free press of a great nation should treat the airwaves of democracy and the...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the August Harper's Index

Here are a few excerpts from the August edition of the Harper's Index: Factor by which the average salary in the securities industry exceeded that of other U.S. workers between 1929 and 2008: 2.3 By which it does today: 3.6 Percentage of white professional women who do: 8 Percentage change since 1993 in the suicide rate among black U.S. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Beinart: Obama foes hate nuke deal because it shows limits of U.S. power

Arak, the heavy-water-moderated research reactor that the nuclear deal requires Iran to redesign. Peter Beinart at The Atlantic writes—Why the Iran Deal Makes Obama's Critics So Angry: As Congress begins debating the agreement, its opponents have three real alternatives. Show More Summary

Morning view

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Sonya Versluys thinks she wakes up far too early in the mornings, but it isn't all bad. Unlike her night owl counterparts, she gets views of the morning fog. 

Open thread for night owls: Activists say commutations important but fall short of needed changes

President Barack Obama signs commutation letters in the Oval Office, March 31, 2015. Sarah Lazare at Common Dreams writes—Obama Grants Clemency to 46 Drug Offenders, But Thousands Turned Away: The president's statement brings the total number of commutations under his watch to 89—more pardons than any other president since Lyndon B. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: IRS also can read your emails with no warrant. Lawmakers wanna nix that

Thor Benson writes It’s Not Just the NSA—the IRS Is Reading Your Emails Too. An excerpt: The privacy of Americans’ email has an expiration date. Because of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)—passed in 1986, long beforeShow More Summary

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