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daily kos

  • Memorial Day and Flanders Fields
  • $15 minimum wage in L.A. is great. But it was only necessary because a Democratic Congress blew it
  • The perils of trying to define 'an accurate pollster'
  • Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce
  • How did you begin to unlearn racism?
  • Sunday Talk: Not enough circuses


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


  • Scaremongering About the Patriot Act Sunset
  • Why do people persist in voting against their self-interest?
  • Has the west given up on democracy?
  • Camera Work: Light
  • Sunday Food: Beef Steak for Memorial Day
  • Late Night FDL: Hot House

media matters

  • On Reliable Sources , Bruce Bartlett Explains How Conservatives Are "Brainwashing" Themselves With Fox News And Other Right-Wing Media
  • "War On Cops": Fox News Abandons Its Catchphrase When Bike Gangs Threaten Police
  • Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, And The College Mental Health Crisis Media Coverage Ignores
  • AP's Own Report Undermines Claims Of "Ethics Concerns" Around Nonprofit Exemptions
  • Watch This Atlanta TV Station Expose ALEC's Influence On Local Legislators
  • Fox's Geraldo Rivera: The Freddie Gray Case Will Mark "The Decline Into Irrelevancy Of The Modern Civil Rights Movement"

the raw story

think progress

crooks and liars

  • 'Maybe We Differ On What True Means': Activist Confronts CNN Host For Assuming Cops Tell The Truth
  • Former Reagan Adviser: Fox News Is A 'Self-brainwashing' Bubble That Is Destroying The GOP
  • CBS Helps John McCain Celebrate Memorial Day With Call For Ground Troops In Iraq
  • Bill Kristol: The Death Penalty Is An 'Important Symbol' Of American Justice
  • Bernie Sanders Continues To Rip The Media For Biased Campaign Coverage
  • Cosmic Insight ~ Thrust Forward Or Surrender


  • Step Right Up And Get Your Vaginal Probe: Your Florida Roundup
  • The Snake Oil Bulletin: Deepak Chopra Has Derp Thoughts About Evolution
  • How Not To Counsel Your Daughters When They’ve Been Molested By Josh Duggar
  • DuPont Chemical Plant Kills 4 Employees, Pays $99,000 Fine. That’ll Learn ‘Em.
  • The Fartknocker Report: Sarah Palin Says Stop Trying To Make ‘Hillary’ Happen. It’s Not Going To Happen.
  • Ireland Throatcrams Itself With Marriage Equality, Shoots Gay Rainbows All Over Dublin


huffington post

  • The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!
  • 10 Most Expensive Wars In U.S. History
  • The Greatest Love of All
  • The TPP Is Corporate America's 'Precious,' but the House Is Mount Doom
  • GOP's fight for 2016 nomination likely to drag on longer than party desires
  • What ISIS' Gains Mean For Iraq - An Expert Weighs In

kevin drum

  • Chart of the Day: America is More Liberal Than Politicians Think
  • So How Did My Experiment Turn Out?
  • Ireland Is Latest Country to Approve Gay Marriage
  • For the First Time Ever, Social Conservatives No Longer Outnumber Social Liberals in America
  • Friday Cat Blogging Counterpoint: I Don't Care About Your Cute Cat
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 22 May 2015

political animal

  • Odds & Ends
  • Obama and Warren: A Contrast in Analytic Styles
  • Acting Director of the Civil Rights Division at DOJ: Vanita Gupta
  • President Obama is "Deeply in Touch With the Heart and Spirit of the Jewish People"
  • Raising the College Graduation Rate
  • Daylight Photo

talking points memo

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...


  • Afternoon Thread
  • A Beautiful Park For Your Car
  • Strange End
  • Morning Thread
  • Saturday Night
  • Vacation's All I Ever Wanted

talk left

  • India Prepares 28k Chargesheet Against Shami Witness
  • U.S. Blames Ramadi on Iraqi Forces
  • Friday Open Thread
  • Obama Interview on ISIS, Iraq and Syria
  • Six Officers Indicted for Freddie Gray Death
  • Ireland Rejects Extradition of Terrorist Due to Supermax Conditions

the nation

  • Ireland Embraces Gay Marriage in Massive Nationwide Vote
  • Top Ten Memorial Day Songs
  • No Debate Equals No Democracy: The Folly of Fast Track
  • ‘Jimmy From the Block’ Just Beat the Billionaires
  • The ‘Mad’ Man List
  • Bernie Sanders Has a Plan: Tax Wall Street and Make College Free


  • Sunday Afternoon Open Thread
  • This Would be Such a Shame
  • Sunday Garden Chat: Bodacious!
  • Late Night Open Thread: Is This the End of Sheldon Adelson?
  • Open Thread: The NSA Hits A Speed Bump
  • Saturday Horrorshow Open Thread


  • Yes, our police torture citizens who are in the midst of medical emergencies
  • Chart 'O the Day "L" word edition
  • First they came for the Clintons and I did nothing ...
  • So everyone just noticed that Marco Rubio looks good on paper?
  • If you think it isn't about sex, think again
  • Like that could happen by @BloggersRUs

the brad blog

  • Memorial Day Weekend Toons
  • Gov. Don Siegelman's Son on Father's Case; 'Bin Laden's Bookshelf': 'BradCast' 5/22/2015
  • 'Bin Laden Bookshelf' Reportedly Contained Classic Book About Hacking Electronic Elections
  • State Sen. Al Davis (R) on 'Veto Proof' Vote to Ban Nebraska's Death Penalty: 'BradCast' 5/21/2015
  • 'Green News Report' - May 21, 2015
  • BREAKING: 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Siegelman Request for New Trial

informed comment


  • 10 Most Absurd Reasons We've Arrested Small Children
  • Why the Right's Panic About Boy Scouts' Gay Ban Reversal Is Based on Urban Legend
  • 5 Despicable Right-Wing Moments this Week You Might Not Have Heard About
  • How Automation Can Wage a New Form of Violence
  • Five F*cked-up Evangelical Christian Teachings Which Set JimBob & Michelle’s Family Up For the Josh Duggar Molestation Disaster
  • How Our War on Terror Continues to Crush Families and Destroy Charities

mother jones mojo

  • Kansas Republicans Have Come Up with a Disgraceful New Way to Screw the Poor
  • Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council Amid Molestation Allegations
  • Could LA's $15 Minimum Wage Sweep the Nation?
  • Job-Seeker Hillary Clinton Posts Resume on LinkedIn
  • Here's What Osama bin Laden Wrote About Climate Change
  • Obama Finally Joins Twitter

war is a crime

  • China Lobby Pre-WWII, Israel Lobby Pre-WWIII
  • Can We Try Some Honesty on Memorial Day?
  • Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 23, 2015
  • Why Elites Love Drones
  • The 16 Core Progressive Policies, Really?
  • On the U.S. Killing of Two Children in Syria

ezra klein

  • Fed chair affirms plans for rate hike this year
  • France is making it illegal for supermarkets to throw away edible food
  • With victory in L.A., the $15 minimum wage fight goes national
  • Everything that’s wrong with high heels
  • Banks say practices that led to conspiracy charges will continue
  • These states rob from the poor and give to the rich

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

  • West Allied with Islamists in Syria, Helped Create ISIS
  • What 'As Seen on TV' Products Do You Own?
  • NSA Winds Down Once-Secret Phone-Records Collection
  • 'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash Dies in Crash
  • Duggar Records Destroyed on Judge's Order
  • Pizza Hut Invents the Pizza Box Movie Projector


  • The Virtual Pub Is Open (+ Programming Note)
  • The Friday Blogaround
  • Daily Dose of Cute
  • Quote of the Day
  • Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime
  • 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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