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daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: Paris climate talks begin in a few hours. Here's what you should know
  • Another barrier to Democratic down-ballot majorities: Are Democratic voters more 'bipartisan'?
  • Despite Huckabee's denials, creators of GOP anti-abortion claims have strong ties to terrorism
  • This is fascism, and we should say it clearly ... while we can
  • 'At long last, have you no decency, Mr. Trump?' Rubio, Cruz and Jeb aren't brave enough to ask that.
  • Planned Parenthood singles out Republicans for 'hateful rhetoric' that incited Colorado attack

the corner

  • They’ll Always Have the Climate
  • Trump and His Fans Are Stuck Inside a Feedback Loop
  • Robust Political Debate and Passionate Protests Do Not Cause Murders -- They Save Lives
  • Garrett Swasey, RIP
  • More on the Shooter
  • Union Leader Endorses Christie


new republic

  • Climate Change Protesters Take to the Streets, Despite Canceled Paris March
  • How to Invent Our Way Out of Climate Change
  • How the Environmental Movement Has Changed
  • How the 2016 Presidential Candidates View Climate Change
  • Yes She Can
  • The Fatal Nature of Garbage Dumps

drudge report

  • Skeptical Climate Documentary Set to Rock UN Climate Summit...
  • Another danger: Giant flying boulders?
  • California freeze: -11° in Sierra amid snow and ice...
  • Decade long ice age predicted as sun 'hibernates'...
  • POLL: Growing doubts human activity to blame for warming...
  • Hollande slams 'scandalous' Paris climate protest clashes...


  • It’s not known why a gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood, but abortion providers often face attacks
  • The DEA has failed to eradicate marijuana. Some members of Congress want it to stop trying.
  • What really drives you crazy about waiting in line (it actually isn’t the wait at all)
  • Billionaires show that going to a top college isn’t very important
  • Drug offenders make up nearly one-third of prison admissions, new analysis shows
  • How to make sense of your family, in one chart

politifact truth-o-meter

  • Yes, Donald Trump, Chevys are a rare sight in Japan, but why?
  • Mailbag: Readers call out our recent turkeys
  • In Context: Donald Trump's comments on a database of American Muslims
  • Mailbag: A few readers say they're with Trump on 9/11 celebrations
  • PunditFact fact-checks the Sunday shows
  • PolitiFact Sheet: 5 questions about Syrian refugees

hot air


paul krugman

the hill

huffington post

  • GOP candidates hunker down as primary race escalates
  • Iran-Russia: Khamenei and Putin's Courtship
  • Black Lives Matter -- and Beyond
  • ‘I’m Sure They’re Being Tortured’: U.S. Ally Accused of Abusing ISIS Prisoners
  • President Obama: It Is a Moral Imperative to Help Women and Girls Raped in Conflict
  • Here's Why the Alleged Planned Parenthood Killer Isn't Called a Domestic Terrorist

the fix

  • Donald Trump’s dangerously circular logic
  • How a Jim Webb independent presidential bid could actually matter (hint: Virginia)
  • How will ‘Anonymous’ wage war on the Islamic State? One of its own tells us.
  • An exploration of the many weird rumors surrounding President Obama
  • Donald Trump’s various rude and offensive comments haven’t hurt him at all
  • Violence toward Black Lives Matter activists erases any doubt: We live in a time of racial strife


  • Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism
  • President Obama Picks His Favorite Film of 2014
  • ABC News: North Korea Govt Behind Sony Hack
  • MN State Rep Wants $329,000 Refund from Jonathan Gruber for Work With 'Beyond Laughable' Error Rates
  • Can Obama Act Alone On Cuba
  • Juan Williams: Cuba Deal 'Pig in a Poke,' 'Nothing There'

media matters

  • New York Times Responds To Trump Mockery Of Reporter Who Debunked Bogus 9/11 Claim
  • Fox's Kilmeade Asks African-American Fox Host If She Makes Kool-Aid With Her Cobbler
  • How Cable News Covered White Supremacists Allegedly Shooting Black Lives Matter Protesters In Minneapolis
  • Theological Studies Director Calls Out Fox Contributor For "Abusing God's Word" To Justify "Fear" Of Muslims
  • Fox Anchor: "The Most Important Message" Of Laquan McDonald's Death Is To Obey Police
  • MSNBC's Maddow Explains Violence-Endorsing Background Of Anti-Abortion Extremist Touted By Ted Cruz

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Kevin's Three Laws of Political Speech
  • Ben Carson and the Conservative Grift Machine
  • Republican Candidates Are Too Busy This Morning to Denounce Attack on Planned Parenthood Clinic
  • Donald Trump and the Politics of Resentment
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 27 November 2015
  • The Fabulous Memory of Donald Trump

power line

  • Climate Media Watch
  • Christie’s big New Hampshire endorsement, how much will it help?
  • 18,000 Years of Climate and Civilization
  • Donald Trump spoils Thanksgiving dinners throughout the land
  • Two Observations on the Planned Parenthood Murders [with comment by Paul]


  • Put Your Leftovers In Your Stomach, With Spicy Turkey And Squash Soup!
  • So I Married A Commenter
  • The Snake Oil Bulletin: How To Detect The Gay, With Science
  • Hot And Saucy Potato Pancakes With Applesauce, Because You’re Hot And Saucy
  • Here’s Your Turkey Drunk, Black Friday Hungover Weekly Top Ten. Read It NOW!
  • 3 Killed In Terrorist Attack On Planned Parenthood; Let’s Ban Islam Just To Be Safe

washington post

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Eugene Volokh] Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy on the black-tape incident
  • [Eugene Volokh] ‘Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery’
  • [Ilya Somin] How private property rights helped save the Pilgrims
  • [Ilya Somin] Can states bar Syrian refugees?
  • [Orin Kerr] A confusing proposal to reform the ‘mens rea’ of federal criminal law
  • [Eugene Kontorovich] Anthropologists take money from repressive regime, while Yahoo clarifies relationship

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - Bingo?
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With George Harrison
  • Ben Carson's Syria Solution: Use The Money Spent On 'Halloween Candy' To Pay For Refugee Camps
  • After Planned Parenthood Shooting, Florida Pastor Says Cecile Richards 'Loves Death'
  • Fox Host Laughs Through Report About Man Who Died From Being Stuck In Fiery Chimney
  • Columnist Slams GOP Hypocrisy: Why Aren't They 'Shutting Down Churches Or Registering Christians?'

the moderate voice

  • Marshall on Planned Parenthood Attack
  • SciFi Weekend: Doctor Who, Heaven Sent; Legends of Tomorrow; Arrow; The Flash; Supergirl; Captain America: Civil War; Jessica Jones; Sleepy Hollow
  • Battling ISIS with cyber disruption and cyber ridicule
  • 10 of the Worst Holiday Movies of This or Any Time (Guest Voice)
  • Politix Update: A Fitting Civil Rights Movement Legacy That’s Political Dynamite
  • Today We’re Celebrating Books. Just Because.


talking points memo

  • Malign Hesitation
  • Putin Orders Sanctions Against Turkey After Downing Of Jet
  • Trump: GOPers 'Horrible Poker Players' For Not Threatening Gov't Shutdown
  • Ben Carson After Camp Tour: Absorb Syrian Refugees In Mideast
  • Black Pastors Meeting With Donald Trump: This Isn't An Endorsement!
  • 2016ers Weigh In On Planned Parenthood Attack

congress blog

  • Thanksgiving at Guantanamo
  • Discovery of new superbug gene underscores the need for Congress to act now
  • A gap left unchecked in US border security
  • Time to end ‘policing for profit’
  • In reforming federal criminal law, intent is key
  • How anti-SLAPP laws protect free speech


  • “You Gotta See This Guy” – Trump’s Lie Exposed
  • What If Rick Perry Does Get Back In?
  • ESPN says there is too much patriotism in sports
  • Ted Cruz Teaches Us How To Deal With The Media
  • Let us consider working with this ‘Climate change is terrorism’ thing.
  • Global cooling predicted, again

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


  • How Illinois’ Super-Rich Governor and His Cronies Are Changing the State
  • The Age of the Demagogues
  • Not Dissecting ‘Disgraced’ With the Pulitzer Winner’s Playwright
  • Why the Sharing Economy Is Harming Workers—and What Must Be Done
  • Truthdigger of the Week: Offshore-Banking Whistleblower Hervé Falciani
  • People’s Global Climate March 2015: Taking to the Streets for Our Future

michelle malkin

  • Former NYC mayor with multiple mansions and jets: ‘Crazies’ like Ted Cruz don’t accept climate change reality
  • Obama: Syrian refugees are like pilgrims on the Mayflower (a Thanksgiving weekend open thread)
  • Have a happy, politics-free Thanksgiving
  • Climate change getting so bad the State Dept. has issued a worldwide travel warning
  • Obama to Pentagon: Hurry up with an excuse for why I told everybody ISIS was contained when it obviously wasn’t
  • Obama admin’s ‘deal partner’ Iran sentences WaPo reporter to prison; Obama advises foreign leaders to avoid ‘pitfalls’ of America (a Sunday open thread)

news hounds


riehl world view

  • Hm: Rolling Stone begins fully reporting botched rape story
  • CBS This Morning has also spoken with Jackie’s 3 friends
  • Discrepancies: U-Va. Rolling Stone alleged sexual assault
  • Charles C. Johnson’s Dumb, Despicable New Low In Attacking Jackie
  • Jann Wenner Declines Resignation from Rolling Stone Deputy Ed. Sean Woods
  • UVA: Jackie’s Father Claims Daughter WAS raped

political animal

  • A Prayer for Paris
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Laws of Physics
  • Imagine
  • Emma's World: Part IV
  • Emma's World: Part III

andrew sullivan

  • It Is Accomplished
  • The Years Of Writing Dangerously
  • The Miracle Of Francis
  • A Note To Our Readers, Ctd
  • As The World Turns
  • How To Read The Entire Internet


  • Your 2014 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In Grand Champion Carbonator
  • The 2014 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In
  • May the Cinco be With You
  • The 2013 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In Grand Champion Carbonator
  • The 2013 Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In
  • That Was the Week That Was

war is a crime

  • Focus: Clinton and Sanders on climate change - Nov 30, 2015
  • Lindsey German BBC interview: Stop bombing Syria
  • A Waroholic Wishes You Peace on Earth
  • Russia News - Nov 28, 2015
  • Defeating Terrorism - Theirs and Ours
  • A half century of US hospital bombings: Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar

connecting the dots

  • Robert Stein: March 1924 - July 2014
  • Undergraduate Upsets Wall Street
  • Fear of Flying
  • The Putin/Tea Party Axis
  • The Far End of Obamacare
  • The Fire This Time

flopping aces

  • Chris Matthews Raises an Excellent Point
  • Sunday Funnies
  • Militant Islam Cannot be Destroyed (Guest Post)
  • Jihad In Paris: The One Critical Lesson The West Must Learn (Guest Post)
  • President Obama Pardons Turkey for Shooting Down Russian Fighter Jet
  • How Soon Until Alice’s Restaurant is Deemed Hate Speech?

drudge retort

  • Kobe Bryant Says He'll Retire After This Season
  • College Sports Paying to Lose Money
  • Iran Seeks $30 Billion of New Oil Contracts
  • Slate: The World Is Not Falling Apart
  • Deadly Russian Airstrike Hits Market in Syria
  • Twitter Monsters Call Planned Parenthood Shooter a 'Hero'

little green footballs

  • Ted Cruz Is a Fan of the Stupidest Man on the Internet, Because of Course He Is
  • On Meet the Press, Trump Says He Understands Why a Conservative Would Attack Planned Parenthood
  • An Awesome Performance on 18-String Acoustic Guitar: Ian Ethan Case, "Butter II"
  • Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Told Police, "No More Baby Parts"
  • Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Gave Neighbor Anti-Obama Pamphlets, Said Obama Should Be Impeached
  • Right Wing Troll Chuck C. Johnson Pleased at Colorado Planned Parenthood Attack

vox populi

  • The final five percent
  • Just one trick
  • Week 12
  • And the orcs smiled
  • The personal is always political
  • Germans demand Merkel resign

crooks and liars

  • Open Thread - Bingo?
  • C&L's Late Nite Music Club With George Harrison
  • Ben Carson's Syria Solution: Use The Money Spent On 'Halloween Candy' To Pay For Refugee Camps
  • After Planned Parenthood Shooting, Florida Pastor Says Cecile Richards 'Loves Death'
  • Fox Host Laughs Through Report About Man Who Died From Being Stuck In Fiery Chimney
  • Columnist Slams GOP Hypocrisy: Why Aren't They 'Shutting Down Churches Or Registering Christians?'

john avlon

ace of spades hq

  • Overnight Open Thread (11-29-2015)
  • Football Thread: Late Game Edition [CBD]
  • Food Thread: Ah....The Food-Induced Thanksgiving Coma [CBD]
  • Football Sunday in America! - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]
  • Sunday Morning Book Thread 11-29-2015: Do It Yourself [OregonMuse]
  • EMT 11/29/15 [krakatoa]

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