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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: Patriot Coal backs off plan to screw retired miners, wives and widows
  • Verizon merges its cell phone tracking with its AOL ad-tracking network
  • John Kasich explains the gender pay gap: 'Do you not have the skills to be able to compete?'
  • Mike Pence still hoping to preserve the right to discriminate against LGBT Americans
  • Tennessee drug tests for welfare law uncovers a whopping 55 drug users
  • BAD JUDGE OF THE DAY: Elected judge throws domestic violence victim in jail


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


  • ‘Religious liberty’ argument reignites interest in anti-gay propaganda
  • The Last Late Late Night FDL: When The Music’s Over
  • Arizona Apache Mobilize Against Bill Which Hands Sacred Native American Land To Mining Company
  • Media ……. my last entry at FDL
  • An Appreciation of FDL Contributors
  • Camera Work: Some FDL Final Thoughts

media matters

  • Sean Hannity Advocates For Fox News Employee Newt Gingrich To Be Elected House Speaker
  • Fox Contributor Claims Media Criticism Of Ben Carson's Mass Shooting Comments Is "A Hit Job"
  • CAIR Representative Calls Out Bill O'Reilly For "Old, Tired, And Really Bigoted" Segments That "Reinforce ... Stereotypes"
  • Bill O'Reilly Repeatedly Urges Viewers To Contact Congress To Pass His "Kate's Law"
  • Bill O'Reilly On Benghazi Committee: "Of Course It's Political," They "Want To Bring Down Hillary Clinton"
  • On SiriusXM Progress, David Brock Discusses The Media's "Power Of Suggestion" In Changing Public Perception Of Clinton

the raw story

think progress

crooks and liars

  • The Daily Show Obtains Surveillance Footage Of Ben Carson At Popeyes
  • Open Thread - Free Donut?
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Frank Zappa
  • With McCarthy Out, Who's In?
  • Mother Jones Wins Against Billionaire Who Tried To Shut Them Up
  • The View From The Cloakroom


  • It’s ‘Bring Your Bible To School’ Day! Don’t Forget To Slaughter Some Midianites!
  • House Republicans Having No Good Very Bad Day. Let’s Point And Laugh At Them!
  • RINO Kevin McCarthy Drops Out Of Speaker’s Race To Spend More Time Not Being Speaker
  • God Pencils Into Calendar ‘Smite Tennessee County, Lunch With Huck’
  • Obama Sorry About Bombing Doctors Without Borders, Will Aim Better Next Time
  • Bristol Palin Outraged Other Girls Won’t Get Knocked Up In High School Like She Did

huffington post

  • Headlines, the TSA, the Scientist and Me
  • Hillary Promised to Renegotiate NAFTA and Didn't
  • A New Clue Suggests Biden May Run
  • Ben Carson, the Nutty Neurosurgeon
  • How to Allocate Educational Resources
  • Warrior up! The Other Keystone XLs

kevin drum

  • Don't Do It, Paul!
  • Oops. Putin's Cruise Missiles Still Need a Little Work.
  • Put Frances Perkins on the Ten-Dollar Bill
  • Kevin McCarthy: "I'm Not the Guy"
  • We Get It: Paul Krugman Has Been Right All Along
  • Quote of the Day: Japanese Mathematician Discovers Marvelous Brain-Altering Proof

political animal

  • Day's End and Night Watch
  • Anybody Can Grow Up To Be Speaker of the House!
  • Chaos and Bedlam In Coverage of Chaos and Bedlam in House!
  • Say It Is So Or Ain't So, Joe!
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Whoa! McCarthy Drops Out!

talking points memo

  • Scarborough: Paul Ryan Doesn't Have A Choice, He Has To Run For House Speaker
  • Judge Schedules Pretrial Hearing In Freddie Gray Cases
  • Boehner's Secret Plan Ripens (Okay, Sorta)
  • Trump Brings Hispanic Supporter On Stage, Swears He's Never Met Her (VIDEO)
  • McCarthy Says Paul Ryan Would Be A 'Fantastic' House Speaker
  • Report: Boehner Called Ryan To Ask Him To Run For Speaker

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...


  • Late Night
  • Thursday Evening
  • Thursday Nepotism Blogging
  • Contracts
  • This Man Was Mittens's VP Candidate
  • Be Crazy But Shhh Don't Talk About The Crazy

talk left

  • Moving Day (Again) and Open Thread
  • Wednesday Open Thread
  • Moving Week Two and Open Thread
  • Biden All In For TPP, Will Lobby Congress For Passage
  • Hillary Mocks Trump on SNL
  • Saturday College Football Open Thread


  • Friday Morning Open Thread: Quixotic
  • Open Thread: I {Heart} Repubs in Disarray!
  • NHL Open Thread
  • Thursday Night NFL Open Thread
  • Today’s Internet Hero
  • Don’t Know Much About… Anything


  • Stumpy Trumpie
  • Religious liberty for me ...
  • Rewriting Village history
  • Why people hate politicians
  • The Livingston Precedent
  • McCarthy withdraws

the brad blog

  • Speaker Interrupted: 'BradCast' 10/8/2015
  • 'Green News Report' - October 8, 2015
  • Shredding the NRA's 'Good Guy With a Gun' Myth: 'BradCast' 10/7/2015
  • Electric BUG-Aloo: How Volkswagen Can Save Itself and the World: 'BradCast' 10/6/2015
  • 'Green News Report' - October 6, 2015
  • 'New Normal': Climate Change and South Carolina's '1000-Year Flood': 'BradCast' 10/5/2015

informed comment


  • The Staggering Ways America Is Rigged to Traumatize and Impoverish Kids Coming Out of College
  • Why Bill Maher Is as Irrational as the Religious Fundamentalists That He Loves to Hate
  • 5 Awful Things Frats Have Done Recently (Besides Force Pledges to Go Down on Strippers)
  • Bernie Sanders Is Ayn Rand’s Worst Nightmare: He’s Changing How We View Socialism — and Exposing Free Market Parasites
  • It’s Official: Drug Testing Welfare Applicants FAILS by Costing More Than Twice What It Saves
  • It’s So Much Worse Than Ben Carson: Grotesque Pandering to Gun Nuts From Republicans Who Would Be President

mother jones mojo

  • Smoking Will Kill 1 in 3 Chinese Men
  • House Tea Partiers to the World: Burn, Baby, Burn.
  • The Pharma Jerk We All Hated Last Month Still Hasn’t Dropped the Price of That Drug
  • Ben Carson Links Gun Control to Hitler's Rise
  • Bobby Jindal Lashes Out at Father of Oregon Shooter: "He's the Problem Here"
  • Dear Nevada, #&$% You. Sincerely, San Francisco.

war is a crime

  • Focus: Hillary Clinton - Oct 9, 2015
  • ‘We’re sorry’: America’s Latest War Crime is the Murderous Destruction of a Hospital in Afghanistan
  • New TCBH! Poem: 'Grieving and Praying'
  • Wrongs In Wine-Land: It's Not Just in America -- French Authorities Cover for Abusive Police Too
  • Syria/Russia News - Oct 8, 2015
  • Undrone Upstate

ezra klein

  • Fed believes economy insulated from China slowdown, documents show
  • The 27 patterns that make up the world’s cities and suburbs
  • The remarkable thing that happens to poor kids when you give their parents a little money
  • It’s been a while since anybody in the White House talked this much about unions
  • The Treasury Department really wants you to vote on which woman will be on the $10
  • Americans haven’t been doing what they said were doing with their fuel savings

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

  • Robert Reich: Why Capitalism Needs Saving
  • O'Reilly Calls Childhood Poverty, Hunger a Myth
  • Louisiana TV Chef Paul Prudhomme Dies
  • 'Too High' 911 Caller Found in Pile of Doritos
  • Russian Missiles Aimed at Syria Crashed in Iran
  • McCarthy Drops Out of Speaker Race


  • Question of the Day
  • Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime
  • Throwback Thursdays
  • Recommended Reading
  • We Have to Talk About This. Now.

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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