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daily kos

  • McConnell and Hatch voted for fetal tissue research
  • Republican women's group apologizes for posting photo of a lynched black man hanging from a tree
  • The Koch brothers are just looking out for 'the least fortunate'
  • Two men. One armed and violent, the other unarmed and nonviolent. One white, one black, one dead.
  • Health spending ticks up, but Obamacare proves it can be controlled
  • Colorado Republican: Gay scoutmasters should be 'drowned in the depths of the sea'


glenn greenwald

  • Obama's NSA 'reforms' are little more than a PR attempt to mollify the public | Glenn Greenwald
  • On leaving the Guardian | Glenn Greenwald
  • As Europe erupts over US spying, NSA chief says government must stop media | Glenn Greenwald
  • The perfect epitaph for establishment journalism | Glenn Greenwald
  • Committee to Protect Journalists issues scathing report on Obama administration | Glenn Greenwald
  • NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users


  • Saudi Arabia Weaponizes Humanitarian Aid In Yemen
  • The Roundup for July 30th, 2015
  • After Firedoglake
  • Over Easy: Around the World
  • Late Night FDL: Way Out Weather
  • As Elites Aim To Finalize Secret ‘Profit Over People’ Trade Deal, An Alarm Sounds

media matters

  • Bill O'Reilly On Planned Parenthood's Fetal Tissue Donation: "Many People Feel This Is Nazi Stuff"
  • The Five On Samuel DuBose's Death During A Traffic Stop: "People Have To Realize You Can't Resist Arrest"
  • Fox's Dana Perino Complains Media Covered Bush Torture Of Detainees More Than Doctored Planned Parenthood Videos
  • MSNBC's Alex Wagner Debunks Bay's Benghazi Film Trailer, "There Was No Stand Down Order"
  • The Fourth Video Attacking Planned Parenthood Is Also Full Of Doctored Footage
  • The Daily Show Dismantles The Right-Wing's Transgender Bathroom Myth

the raw story

think progress

crooks and liars

  • Big, Big Government: Alabama Strong Arms Jailed Woman To Stop Abortion
  • MSNBC Drops Ed Show, The Cycle, Now With Alex Wagner
  • Pity The Billionaires: AT&T Edition
  • Chris Christie Has No Use For Those Stupid Polls
  • Oh Y'all, Really.
  • New Hampshire Voters Explain The Appeal Of Donald Trump


  • Wonkette Broken, Please Send Money
  • Donald Trump Knows Climate Change Is Just Classy, Luxurious Version Of Weather
  • Bryan Fischer To Save America From Satan Statues With Special Jesus Constitution
  • Oh No, Barack Obama Is Going To Do The Puppy Holocaust Now, For Allah!
  • Come On Down To This Confederate Flag Rally, But Please Don’t Say N*gger Out Loud
  • Everyone Loves Planned Parenthood, So Republicans Are Trying To Kill It


huffington post

  • How Boston Won The Right To Avoid The 2024 Olympics
  • Police Misconduct Needs 'Broken Windows' Approach
  • As China Awakens, America -- And Pakistan -- Should Take Note
  • Bernie-Bullying and Other Campaign Shenanigans
  • TransCanada's Self-Inflicted, Possibly Fatal Keystone XL Blunder
  • Officers Involved In Samuel DuBose Shooting Were Sued In Earlier Death Of Unarmed Black Man

kevin drum

  • For a Week, Walter Palmer Is the Worst Human Being Ever in History
  • Will the Tea Party Shoot Itself in the Foot Yet Again?
  • ISIS Is Losing the War, But That Doesn't Mean We're Winning It
  • Today's Trivia Quiz
  • Chart of the Day: The Economy Continues to Plod Along
  • Opposition to Iran Nuclear Deal Just Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder

political animal

  • Day's End and Night Watch
  • The Voters That Really Matter
  • Saving That "Worthless" Medicaid
  • Throwback Thursday: The Progressive Way to Save Hunting
  • Lunch Buffet
  • "Unicorn" Electorate? I Don't Think So.

talking points memo

  • Star Of Bloomberg's Trump Supporter Vid: Wait, I'm No Trump Supporter!
  • LePage's Best Argument In Veto Fight Could Also Unleash The Most Chaos
  • RNC Agrees To Give Trump Access To Voter Files After Koch Bros. Deny Him
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Nickname Caused Her To Brush Up On Biggie Smalls
  • Trump Wants To Let Kids Ride In His Helicopter At The Iowa State Fair
  • Maine Speaker Sues Guv For Allegedly Blackmailing School Into Firing Him

paul krugman

democratic underground

  • Russia's Vladimir Putin says his marriage is over
  • Christie expected to name Lautenberg successor
  • George Zimmerman wants ‘inflammatory terms’ banned from trial
  • Swimming Champion, Movie Star Esther Williams Dies
  • Syria Hails Qusair Capture as Foreshadowing Rebel Defeat
  • Lindsey Graham ‘glad’ NSA collecting phone records

open left

  • Open Thread
  • Lasting impressions...
  • Thank you and a sort of goodbye...
  • Goodbye isn't a very good title because I hope it won't be.
  • Farewell thought: Conservatism is still the enemy
  • I'm not very good at goodbyes, so...


  • Thursday Night
  • Happy Hour Thread
  • Yah Not Actually How It Works
  • He Could Win, Or He Could Lose, Based On Whichever Calvinball Rules We Put In Place
  • Trump'd
  • "Moderate Insurgents"

talk left

  • Death of Mullah Muhammed Omar Confirmed
  • Thursday Open Thread
  • Windows 10 Upgrade Fever
  • White House Rejects Pardon for Edward Snowden
  • Media Goes Off-Message on Donald Trump
  • John Oliver Takes on Mandatory Minimum Sentences


  • JEB! and the Power of “Establishment” Money
  • Thorsday Evening Open Thread
  • Terror Attack in Jerusalem
  • A Visual Protest of Hyperbolic Headlines (Open Thread)
  • Trumpmentum
  • MH370 evidence possibly found, after a long tour at sea


  • Huckabee and Huckleberry have Hitler on their minds
  • Hairgate Redux all over again
  • Violence at gay pride parade ... in Jerusalem
  • No police don't need to "stand their ground" with unarmed suspects
  • "Classy" Trump reveals his immigration plan
  • Polling Perspective

the brad blog

  • NYTimes Blows It Again: 'BradCast' 7/30/2015
  • 'Green News Report' - July 30, 2015
  • Dr. Michael E. Mann on Dr. James Hansen's 'Bombshell' New Report on Sea Level Rise: 'BradCast' 7/29/2015
  • Trump, 'Spousal Rape', and His Horrible Attorney: 'BradCast' 7/28/2015
  • 'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015
  • Hillary Clinton's Climate Plan and the Awful Truth About It: 'BradCast' 7/27/2015

informed comment


  • Bernie Sanders: We Need Medicare for All, Not Cutbacks That Will Kill Our Seniors
  • 5 Black Women Have Been Found Dead in Jail in the Last Month
  • 10 Stunning Photos of Climbers Suspended from Bridge Blocking Shell Oil Vessel from Heading to Arctic
  • The Anti-Sam Dubose Video: UK Police Subdue a Knife-Wielding Man Without Incident
  • Why Angry, Entitled Man-Children Pick on Women
  • 6 Rich White People Who Get Off on Killing African Wildlife

mother jones mojo

  • Marco Rubio Uses Cecil the Lion to Shame Planned Parenthood Supporters
  • Michael Bay Made a Movie About Benghazi and It Looks Insane
  • Mark Cuban Has the Dumbest Reason For Supporting Donald Trump
  • Getting a Home Loan Is Expensive—Especially for Black Women
  • Donald Trump's Lawyer: Marital Rape Cannot Be Rape
  • Boy Scouts End Age-Old Ban on Gay Leadership

war is a crime

  • Iran Deal Prevents Naked Muslim Ray Gun
  • How #AllLivesMatter and #BlackLivesMatter Can Devalue Life
  • Viet Nam a Half Century Later
  • No Warlords Need Apply -- a call for credible peacemaking in Afghanistan
  • Hancock Anti-Drone Resisters Jailed Tonight
  • PeaceWorks Ukraine Teach-In

ezra klein

  • Italy is the most likely country to leave the euro
  • Slick for-profit college marketing is starting to backfire
  • wonkbook test: A data scientist has found what it takes to beautiful in politics
  • What paying fast food workers a living wage would do to the price of a Big Mac
  • How America’s truck, the Ford F-150, became a plaything for the rich
  • How to be one of the most beautiful people in politics

oliver willis

  • GatewayPundit (Jim Hoft) Says Lara Logan Deserved To Be Assaulted
  • John Boehner On Job Losses: "So Be It"
  • Apple's App Subscription Service
  • Good Old Boy Haley Barbour Won't Denounce The KKK
  • The Weak GOP Field – Now With Math
  • Bush Administration's "Curveball" Source Admits Lying About WMD


  • What is a startup?
  • Backing Ukraine’s territorial integrity, UN Assembly declares Crimea referendum invalid
  • People and sanctions: who and why included in the US list
  • TOP 10: Interesting facts
  • BIG DATA: no more privacy
  • Ukraine – Russia deploys its troops to Crimea

drudge retort

  • Trump Cabinet Would Include 'Special' Sarah Palin
  • Sanders Holds 3,500 Parties for Over 100,000 People
  • The Donald Gets Koch Blocked
  • Painting Reveals How Breeding Changed Watermelons
  • Why National Review Calls Liberals Nazis
  • Ultra-Orthodox Stabs 6 at Jerusalem Gay Parade


  • Question of the Day
  • Eeeeeeeeeeeee! THE CUTE!
  • Shaker Gourmet
  • Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime
  • Property
  • In the News

the blue voice

  • Looking forward to holiday political chit-chat (Arrgg-ggh!)
  • The NRA's solution to gun violence: more guns, more fear
  • If only ...
  • Financial recovery and recovery in the "real" economuy
  • The theology of distraction and the Newtown mass gun murders
  • Obama to seniors: Merry Christmas! I'm cutting your Social Security benefits!

news hounds

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