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daily kos

  • This week in the war on voting: Felony disenfranchisement in MO, redistricting for 2016 upheld in FL
  • This week at progressive state blogs: Detroit teachers fight new cuts, lost jobs on Kasich's watch
  • Obama urges Congress to reauthorize Export-Import Bank in weekly address
  • This week in science: fire and ice-land
  • Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Will it be war?
  • Open thread for night owls: Friday Night Follies


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


  • Missourians Fight ALEC Over Big Agriculture’s “Right to Farm”
  • Come Saturday Morning: Oh, Neil…
  • Pull Up a Chair: Ice Ice Baby
  • Late Late Night FDL: Comedy Tonight
  • Late Night: The Roundup
  • FDL’s Kevin Gosztola Reporting from Ferguson

media matters

  • MSNBC's Al Sharpton Calls Out Right-Wing Media's "Summer Tradition" Of Attacking Obama's Vacations
  • Fox's Tantaros: Eric Holder Runs The Justice Department "Like The Black Panthers Would"
  • Dinesh D'Souza Compares Ferguson Protesters To Islamic State
  • 12-Year Report On NYC's Unconstitutional Stop-And-Frisk Policy Debunks Right-Wing Media Claims
  • National Review 's Lowry: Some Pro-Immigration Reform Republicans Should Be "Shot" And "Hanged"
  • Fox's Payne Falsely Claims That Obama "Apologized For Attacking ISIS"

the raw story

  • Rachel Maddow on action against Syria and ISIS: ‘Is this about to be a new war?’
  • Blame poverty, not race, say Ferguson’s white minority
  • U.S. officials rule that monkey selfies cannot be copyrighted
  • Saudi Arabia stays on UN Human Rights Council despite 19 beheadings
  • Kentucky firefighter critical after ice bucket challenge mishap
  • California Senate passes gun database checks bill

think progress

crooks and liars

  • The Multimillion-Dollar Private Investigation To Find James Foley
  • Westboro Baptist Church May Have Found Its Niche -- In Iraq
  • Hartmann: How Long Before Texas Changes Open Carry Laws Now That Group Named After Black Panther Leader Is Taking To The Streets?
  • Mike's Blog Round Up
  • Open Thread - Grahamer Socks?
  • Fox's Andrea Tantaros Accuses Eric Holder Of Running DOJ 'Like The Black Panthers'


  • Another Missouri Cop Shares His Thoughts On Ferguson, Gets Suspended
  • Conservatives Cranking Terror Alert Level Up To OMG! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!
  • Stupidest Man On Internet Declares Victory Over Liberal Media, Who Stopped Covering Ferguson Because Of Him
  • Rachel Maddow Schools Police On How To Not Look Awfully Suspicious When They Kill Someone (Video)
  • St. Louis County PD Finally Releases Michael Brown Shooting Report. It Is Very Concise.
  • White House Offers Sweet New Accommodation For Slut Pill-Haters, That Should Fix It
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huffington post

kevin drum

  • Friday Cat Blogging - 22 August 2014
  • Did Obamacare Wreck a Baseball Game?
  • Chart of the Day: Welfare Reform and the Great Recession
  • Obamacare May Not Be Popular, But Its Provisions Sure Are
  • The Intersection of Social Liberalism and Social Media is Brutal
  • Chart of the Day: The Horrible Toll of the Recession on the Poor

political animal

  • No, it's not a crisis. Yes, the President can take a vacation
  • Dear Dinesh D'Souza: Radical Islamic fundamentalists are politically conservative
  • We Will Never, Ever, Ever Have A Conversation About Race In America
  • Pretty Hate Machine
  • Daylight Video
  • Day's End and Weekend Watch

talking points memo

  • Subglacial Volcano Begins To Erupt In Iceland
  • Dinesh D'Souza Manages To Compare Ferguson Protesters To ISIS
  • Ferguson-Area Police Officer Suspended After 'Killer' Rant Surfaces Online
  • Homeland Security
  • New Emails Shed Light On Walker Campaign Amid Legal Probe
  • Russian Aid Trucks Begin To Leave Ukraine

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

liberal oasis

  • MSNBC's Up: Debating Snowden's Lawyer
  • The DMZ: Yes All Women Edition
  • MSNBC's Up: Obama's Bet On Climate
  • The DMZ: GOP Civil War Update
  • The DMZ: When Rove Attacks
  • The DMZ: Immigration Lives

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...


  • And Then The Fox News Gig
  • Morning Thread
  • Happier Hour Thread
  • Happy Hour Thread
  • Who Cares
  • Deep Thought

talk left

  • Friday Open Thread
  • James Foley Killing: Knife Switch?
  • ISIS' Final Email to James Foley Family: Filled With Threats to America
  • U.S. Failed ISIS Raid Took Place in Ukayrishah, Raqqa
  • Thursday Open Thread
  • U.S. Made Rescue Attempt of ISIS Prisoners in Syria
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  • "Bad for growth. like your hair!" -bo
  • "Back to 1965..."
  • Intruding Upon the Constitution by the Religious Right
  • Big Bird
  • When God is Your Lifeboat
  • The Party of Legitimate Rape Strikes Again


  • You can’t blame the youth
  • Today in American Journalism
  • Saturday Morning PopCult Open Thread: To Boldly Go
  • Friday Night Open Thread
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Friday Recipe Exchange: What To Do With All Those Tomatoes


  • GOP funding vigilantes?
  • Otter therapy
  • Oath Keeping Cop?
  • Dr Keith Ablow is a moron
  • If tasers aren't for use in place of deadly force what are they for?
  • What are they going to do now? #waronwomen

the brad blog

  • Paul Ryan on How to Win Friends and Influence Elderly Voters: Ignore Them [VIDEO]
  • 'Oops': Rick Perry Falsely Claims One of Two Felony Charges Against Him Relates to 'Bribery'
  • 'Green News Report' - August 21, 2014
  • KPFK 'BradCast': Rep. Hank Johnson on Ferguson and His 'Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act'
  • Republicans Call Ferguson Voter Registration Drive 'Disgusting, Completely Inappropriate'
  • 'Green News Report' - August 19, 2014

informed comment


  • How the Ultra-Rich .01% Have Sucked Up Even More of America's Wealth Than You Think
  • We Aren't Trying to End Global Terror: We're After the Oil
  • Gay Marriage is Good. But a Key to It's Success is Future Corporate Profits
  • Confusing Activity with Productivity: How a Lot of Work is Pointless
  • Striking Teacher Churn in Charter Schools
  • Why Everyone Freaked Out Over a Book Teaching Kids About Sex

mother jones mojo

  • Iowa GOP Official Warns That Child Migrants Might Be Highly Trained "Warriors"
  • We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 22, 2014
  • Compton to District Security Guards: Go Ahead, Bring Your AR-15s to School
  • Another GOP Candidate Says Migrant Kids Might Have Ebola. (They Don't.)
  • The American Correctional Association Ushered Me Out of Its Convention With Armed Guards
  • Here’s Why Bank of America’s $17 Billion Settlement Probably Won’t Cost It That Much

war is a crime

  • "Pilots" Drive “Russian Military Vehicles Painted to Look Like Trucks" Into Ukraine ... and Back
  • Desmond Tutu: “My Plea to the People of Israel: Liberate Yourselves by Liberating Palestine”
  • Israel News - Aug 23, 2014
  • Audio: Inside Charlottesville: David Swanson on Events in Ferguson
  • What's the truth behind Malaysian Flight 17 downing?: CIA Analysts Won't Support White House Claims of Russian Culpability
  • Demand Swells for Straight Answers on Plane in Ukraine

ezra klein

  • What’s next for Darren Wilson? These numbers could be a clue
  • The state of America’s widening wealth gap
  • The Republican civil war over taxes is coming
  • Administration offers new tweak to birth control rule
  • Chart: How much canned tuna is safe to eat per week, based on your weight
  • Name That Data!

oliver willis

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  • By: Quaker in a Basement
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  • By: jr
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  • 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

  • Iceland Police Kill Man for First Time
  • Japanese Man Has 16 Surrogate Babies
  • Macy's Pays $650,000 for Racial Profiling
  • Ebook Readers Less Likely to Recall Plots
  • The War Photo No One Would Publish
  • Protests After Utah Police Kill Unarmed Man
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  • Open Thread
  • The Virtual Pub Is Open
  • FYI
  • ACLU Argues for Michigan to Recognize Legal Same-Sex Marriages
  • Number of the Day
  • Daily Dose of Cute

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

  • Fox ObamaCare Special Now A Republican Campaign Video
  • Fox Makes Sure Obama Gets Criticized Over James Foley And ISIS Remarks
  • Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur Blasts Hannity’s Ferguson ‘Let Me Educate You’ Interview
  • Fox’s Gasparino: Justice Department ‘Like The Mafia’ On Bank Of America Settlement
  • Peter Johnson Jr. Ignores Key Details In Story About Persecuted Christian Student Punished For 'Bless You'
  • Megyn Kelly Gushes To Romney And Ryan: You Look Like A Presidential Team!

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