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  • National Review lists the 20 movies that 'effectively destroyed art'

    1 September 2014, 2:00 pm

    You monsters.…
  • Assault rifle sales sluggish because cruel dictator Obama still hasn't banned them

    1 September 2014, 12:00 pm

    Sure you don't want to buy a few more?…
  • Cartoon: Reality collapse

    1 September 2014, 9:50 am

    Support the only cartoon standing between you and the collapse of reality itself! Join Sparky's List—and be sure to visit TT's Emporium of Shopping Fun!
  • Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The states (Labor Day edition)

    1 September 2014, 9:29 am

    Jim Mowrer (D) takes on GOP Rep. Steve King. One of many reasons to watch Iowa in November.…
  • This Labor Day, a reminder of what unions really do

    1 September 2014, 9:00 am

    This Labor Day, remember: It's not just that workers do better in unions than not, though they do: It's that when union membership declines, the entire middle class does worse: See below the fold for some bonus charts.
  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: War and peace on Labor Day

    1 September 2014, 8:30 am

    EJ Dionne:…
  • Open thread for night owls: Procrastination—Is delaying hard work all about our moods?

    31 August 2014, 11:00 pm

    Derek Thompson at The Atlantic writes The Procrastination Doom Loop—Delaying hard work is all about your mood. An excerpt:When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m.…
  • President Bush declared Iraq a 'catastrophic success' ten years ago

    31 August 2014, 9:15 pm

    The disastrous U.S. invasion of Iraq wasn't just an American war of choice. As much as anything else, it was a war of talking points. Designed, as President Bush once explained, to "catapult the propaganda," the tried and untrue sound bites about "the smoking…
  • To fight ISIS the West must do more to integrate potentially alienated Muslims

    31 August 2014, 7:30 pm

    People who feel a part of the national community do not join ISIS.…
  • Can you still doubt plight of black men with police irrespective of socio-economic circumstances?

    31 August 2014, 5:45 pm

    I am a father, a son, a husband, a brother, an engineer, a software developer, a host of several radio shows, an author, a blogger, a vlogger, a political activist, a business owner, an entrepreneur, a musician, and a black man. That last adjective to a large…
  • Quick question for white conservatives: Is it ever NOT okay to shoot dead an unarmed black man?

    31 August 2014, 4:00 pm

  • Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (Back to School Edition)

    31 August 2014, 2:14 pm

    For the fourth month in a row, Florida's Rick Scott sees his re-election near the top of the Power Rankings.…
  • 'Stuck in the past' on women? Play offense, say GOP strategists

    31 August 2014, 12:30 pm

    GOP solution? ignore this and blame the poor.…
  • The best and worst campaign ads of 2014 (so far)

    31 August 2014, 10:44 am

    The 2014 campaign is well under way, and the ads have been flying. Most spots are unmemorable, but there are a few that stick out. Some of them offer a compelling and memorable case to voters, either in a primary or general election. Others ... don't.…
  • White man jaywalks with gun...guess what happens?

    31 August 2014, 9:00 am

    When I saw this video posted here recently, I had to go back and look at it again.…
  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

    31 August 2014, 8:02 am

    I try to stick one story at the start of these things, but sometimes you have to acknowledge two.…
  • Sunday Talk: If you build it (all by yourself), he will come

    31 August 2014, 12:00 am

    It's been nearly two years since America's sweetheart, Mitt Romney, got sk[r]ewed out of the presidency (#ThanksOsama), and Republicans are still working through the stages of grief.…
  • Open thread: Jaywalking, catastrophe and playing offense

    30 August 2014, 6:00 pm

    What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...…
  • Spotlight on green news & views: Solar project in WV, high dam removed in WA, offshore fracking

    30 August 2014, 4:00 pm

    Mary Anne Hitt helping with the solar-panel…
  • This week in the war on workers: FedEx drivers win in court, can move forward with wage theft suit

    30 August 2014, 1:55 pm

    FedEx's practice of insisting its drivers are not actually its employees took a blow this week, when an appeals court panel said that groups of former drivers involved in a class action suit had been employees and can proceed with a wage-theft lawsuit against…
  • Saturday nutpick-a-palooza: Michael Brown's racist funeral

    30 August 2014, 1:00 pm

    This week's source material:…
  • This week in the war on voting: Christie hates same-day registration, UN weighs in on U.S. voting

    30 August 2014, 12:00 pm

    Rose Sanderson, on trumpet cornet, demonstrates with other suffragists in February 1913.…
  • Federal judge blocks Texas abortion clinic law

    30 August 2014, 11:59 am

    Women's healthcare providers in Texas have at least a temporary reprieve from the worst provision of HB 2, the law intended to shutter most of the abortion clinics in Texas. The law that launched Wendy Davis's bid for governor. A federal judge in Austin has…
  • Cartoon: Animal Nuz #214 - Nuz Dump Edition

    30 August 2014, 11:28 am

  • This week at progressive state blogs: drip of WI corruption, tea party cheering by Beauprez in CO

    30 August 2014, 11:00 am

    Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we…
  • Obama returns to minimum wage focus for Labor Day weekend address

    30 August 2014, 10:00 am

    To build a stronger middle class in today’s changing economy, we’ve got to keep fighting. We’ve got to fight for the right to affordable health insurance for everybody. The right to fair pay, family leave, and workplace flexibility. The right to a fair…
  • Doing some last-minute Labor Day cookout shopping? Here's your union-made shopping list

    30 August 2014, 10:00 am

  • This week in science: of mites and men

    30 August 2014, 9:00 am

    A mysterious sailing stone in Death Valley. How these boulders weighing up almost a thousand pounds move across the valley floor has confounded scientists and skeptics for decades.…
  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Is Obama a hawk or a dove?

    30 August 2014, 7:25 am

    NY Times:…
  • Open thread for night owls: America's workers need faster wage growth

    29 August 2014, 11:00 pm

    Elise Gould at the Economic Policy Institute writes Why America’s Workers Need Faster Wage Growth:The last year has been a poor one for American workers’ wages. Comparing the first half of 2014 with the first half of 2013, real (inflation-adjusted) hourly…

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