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The GOP’s Repudiation of Bipartisan Precedents

If you’re like me, you probably grew up occasionally hearing the phrase “politics stops at the water’s edge” when it was time for American politicians to put their differences aside on the global stage and show a united front. It set a precedent for not airing our  [...]

A 22-year-old male has been charged with seven counts of attempted murder after seven people were shot early Saturday at a spring break par [...]

Savannah Great Horned Owls – Branching/Fledging; Decorah Eagles – First Hatch 2015

The Savannah, Georgia Great Horned owlets are exercising their wings and visiting branches as they learn to fly. The first fledge was on Wednesday: The Savannah Great Horned Owl Cam  is hosted by Skidaway Audubon. In Decorah, Iowa, on the Decorah Bald Eagle nest, eaglet D-21 hatched yest [...]

Spotlight on green news & views: Ted Cruz fact-checked on climate, Elon Musk rejects oil dependency

See Daily Bucket post here. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don’t attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on We [...]

We’ve all felt it: Something unfamiliar and uncomfortable pops up in your clothing. But most of us haven’t pulled a mystery ite [...]

Being a military spouse is no easy assignment. In addition to the stress and strain of being married to someone who could be shipped off to [...]

NBA icon Charles Barkley doesn’t think Indianapolis should be allowed to host the men’s Final Four basketball games next week.  [...]

State Department spokesdrone Jen Psaki is now just straight out making things up to explain away the questions surrounding Clinton and her  [...]

View from the left—time for the Human Rights Campaign to step up

HRC president Chad Griffin (left) behind David Boies, whom he helped recruit to launch a high-profile legal challenge to Proposition 8. This week Indiana became the second state this year to enact a rabidly anti-LGBT law—Arkansas beat them to it last month and is now trying for a repeat [...]

A President and a Prophet

For years now I’ve been saying that David Simon is the most powerful prophet of our time. As a former beat reporter for the Baltimore Sun, he has gone on to show us a face of America that many of us want to ignore, through the medium of a television series called “The Wire. [...]

Who could be a potential threat in an airport? Pretty much anyone who’s breathing, according to the Transportation Security Administr [...]

Primary care docs not overwhelmed by new patients in Obamacare

Five years in, Obamacare hasn’t created a crisis in primary care, according to a new report from a healthcare technology company. Even while 10 million Americans gained insurance coverage last year through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the proportion of new patients visiti [...]

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel  [...]

I’ll be asking my optometrist about this shortly, but just for fun I thought I’d throw it out to the hive mind to see if anyone [...]

Should We Welcome Saudi Arabia to the Fight in the Middle East?

I have occasionally griped in this space about the fact that putative Middle East allies like Saudi Arabia and Jordan basically use the American military as a sort of mercenary force to fight their own tribal battles. Sure, they provide basing rights, and sometimes money, but they want us [...]

Get used to saying, and pronouncing, the name Dolly Shivani Cherukuri. That’s because the young girl just became on of the world̵ [...]

Another Week, Another War: The Iron Logic of America’s Middle East Madness

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Exposing Anti-Islam Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Latest Deception

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Chris Nelson: The Best Kind of American

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Congress Has Abdicated Its Role on Foreign Policy

I have to admit to a fair amount of eye-rolling when liberals insisted that Congress get involved in approving a new Authorization For the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS or when they take a stand against fast-tracking trade authority on things like the Trans Pacific Partnership [...]

Israel: America’s Bad Brother

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American Steel Hammered By Currency, Trade Policies, Infrastructure

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17 Years and Still Brutal and Corrupt: Feds Rediscover Police Brutality in City of Brotherly Love…er…in Beat City

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A scary moment unfolded Friday during a soccer match between Russia and Montenegro that eventually contributed to the entire match being ca [...]

36 Years of Three Mile Island’s Lethal Lies … and Still Counting

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Water shortages and water solutions

Drought as recorded in snowfall on Half-dome in Yosemite Valley on March 19 of 2012 and 2015. There was certainly no shortage of water in the Northeast this winter. Boston and several other communities saw record snowfall. But in other parts of the North America, a swinging jet stream e [...]

Sanctions and the fate of the nuclear talks

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Rubio eyeing a Miami landmark as he gets closer to setting a formal launch date

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is nearing an announcement of his presidential campaign — it now seems to be just a matter of when and where exactly it’ll happen. Aides to the senator don’t deny reports first published late Friday by the Tampa Bay Times that he’s reserved spac [...]

Report: Ukrainian Oligarch Kolomoysky Robbed Rampantly

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The Chilling Words an Ex-Girlfriend Allegedly Remembers the Germanwings Co-Pilot Saying

The reported ex-girlfriend of the Germanwings co-pilot, who officials say deliberately crashed his jetliner into the French Alps killing himself and 149 others, is speaking up. And she’s recalling some allegedly chilling words the man made that show the crash could have been in the  [...]