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  • Whose history is women's history?

    1 March 2015, 9:00 am

    Hidatsa woman, Mrs. White Duck…
  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: damn it, Spock

    1 March 2015, 7:00 am

    We return you now to the stars, Leonard," fellow "Star Trek" cast member George Takei wrote on Facebook.…
  • Sunday Talk: Killing Santa

    1 March 2015, 12:00 am

    This week, your humble diarist was in country, and bore witness as the #LlamaDrama played out (on cable TV)—LIVE!…
  • Open thread: O'Reilly, terrorists and history

    28 February 2015, 11:00 pm

    What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...…
  • This week at progressive state blogs: Stupidity about teen sex in KY, making silencers legal in AZ

    28 February 2015, 7:00 pm

    This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be…
  • This week in the war on workers: Warren blasts Trans-Pacific Partnership

    28 February 2015, 2:55 pm

    In a Washington Post op-ed, Sen. Elizabeth Warren explains one of the reasons working people should be really, really nervous about the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Obama administration is pushing:[Investor-State Dispute Settlement] would allow foreign…
  • View from the left—building a climate movement around Keystone XL

    28 February 2015, 2:00 pm

    In October of 2011, the National Journal ran this headline about the Keystone XL pipeline debate: "Insiders: Obama Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline This Year."…
  • House democrats to probe funding for climate contrarians

    28 February 2015, 1:00 pm

    In a turnabout is fair play move, House democrats have launched an investigation into the funding sources of several key climate change skeptics likely based on concerns over the recent revelations about Willie Soon. But a number of leading climate scientists…
  • Cartoon: Animal Nuz #240 - I Remember Llama Edition

    28 February 2015, 11:00 am

  • The (not entirely new) Republican War on American History

    28 February 2015, 11:00 am

    First Lady Michelle Obama tours the Brown v. Board of Ed. NHS in Topeka, KS…
  • Obama focuses on retirees, financial adviser initiative in weekly address

    28 February 2015, 10:00 am

    But right now, there are no rules of the road. Many financial advisers put their clients’ interest first – but some financial advisers get backdoor payments and hidden fees in exchange for steering people into bad investments. All told, bad advice that…
  • This week in science: live long and prosper

    28 February 2015, 9:00 am

    We lost the man who played the first "cool" science nerd yesterday. Maybe that's why his death is having a bigger impact on many of us than we would have thought, until now.…
  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Huge fail for Boehner and GOP

    28 February 2015, 7:30 am

    Today Health:…
  • Open thread for night owls: Live long and prosper

    27 February 2015, 11:40 pm

    Nimoy and other Star Trek cast members celebrate the unveiling of the NASA space shuttle 'Enterprise', 1976…
  • House Republicans chicken out and fund Homeland Security for another week

    27 February 2015, 10:01 pm

    The one-week Homeland Security funding bill the Senate quickly passed to bail out House Speaker John Boehner and keep the doors to DHS open for another week has passed in the House, with a vote of 357-60.…
  • What you missed at CPAC today: ISIS, Nazis, and Sean Hannity knows you're pregnant

    27 February 2015, 9:34 pm

    Look, it says 'Conservative' right there. LOVE ME.…
  • Senate bails out Boehner, funds Homeland Security for one week ... shutdown (maybe) averted for now

    27 February 2015, 8:31 pm

    Once again, Sen. Mitch McConnell is trying to bail out House Speaker John Boehner. McConnell and Minority Leader Reid have just agreed to—and passed by voice vote—a one-week funding extension.…
  • Department of Homeland Security issues shutdown plans

    27 February 2015, 8:00 pm

    Here we go again. Another deadline, another looming shutdown, and another government contingency plan put into action until House Republicans can muster the will to keep basic government functions running.The Obama administration is circulating procedures for…
  • Cheers and Jeers: "Good Riddance, February" FRIDAY!

    27 February 2015, 7:30 pm

    From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE……
  • CPAC attendees: Let Homeland Security shut down!

    27 February 2015, 6:33 pm

    Because hats.…
  • Boehner's choices on funding Homeland Security ...

    27 February 2015, 6:18 pm

    Still practicing.…
  • Cartoon: The (in)complete field guide to American extremists

    27 February 2015, 5:50 pm

    Click to enlarge.…
  • Chaos in the House: Boehner loses control of Homeland Security vote

    27 February 2015, 5:16 pm

    After a long afternoon of wrangling Republicans, House leadership brought a short-term Homeland Security funding bill to the floor. It failed spectacularly. In a what was supposed to be a 15 minute vote, Boehner held it open as his deputies desperately try to…
  • Uninsured wing-nut, anti-Obamacare ex-sheriff raising money for medical bills

    27 February 2015, 3:37 pm

    Richard Mack…
  • Republican National Committee's block on 'liberal' interviewers backfires at CPAC 2015

    27 February 2015, 3:30 pm

    Ever since the GOP's failure to capture the popular vote for five of the last six presidential elections, many Republicans framed their issue as a messaging problem: If only they explained their antiquated anti-woman, anti-immigrant, anti-minority, anti-LGBT…
  • Midday open thread: I don't care what you say, that dress is white and gold

    27 February 2015, 3:00 pm

    Today's comic by Mark Fiore is America the Rudyful:…
  • ATF proposal to limit armor-piercing ammunition results in run on that ammunition

    27 February 2015, 2:31 pm

    Noooooooooooo.…
  • Obamacare lawsuit architect: It will be Obama's fault if millions lose insurance

    27 February 2015, 2:16 pm

    Now even one of the architects of the lawsuit that could cripple Obamacare is joining the let's blame Obama when millions lose their insurance. This is the line of defense from Republicans who hope it will deflect attention away from the fact that they brought…
  • Scott Walker has compared protesters to ISIS before

    27 February 2015, 2:01 pm

    What's that? You mean Scott Walker's comparison of Wisconsin protesters to ISIS terrorists isn't just a case of crossed neurons at CPAC, but is an actual argument he's used before?[I]t’s gone largely overlooked, but yesterday wasn’t even the first time…
  • Former Homeland Security officials say shutdown will hobble government response to terrorist attacks

    27 February 2015, 1:09 pm

    GOP Sen. Roy Blunt voted against funding Homeland Security Friday because employees will just "show up" whether they get paid or not.…

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