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Open thread: FLOTUS, Trump and the Cold War

What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … FLOTUS, slavery and Washington, by Denise Oliver Velez Barack Obama has fundamentally transformed how we understand our national identity. For the better, by Ian Reifowitz Donald Trump will always go to far, then keep going, by Mark Sumner Trump shows tor [...]

The Krispy Kreme caper

The misguided war on drugs backfired in a big way for a 64-year-old Floridian and may cost the police department that arrested him dearly when it’s all over. Daniel Rushing had just dropped off a friend at a local hospital for a chemo session when he was pulled over for a minor traffic vi [...]

When it comes to first responders, Donald Trump might play favorites. It’s no secret that the Republican presidential nominee l [...]

Koch kicked off his network’s weekend retreat by decrying a “two-tiered society.” Go to Source : Charles Koch warns [...]

This week in science: The heat is on

Another week, another legal hassle from House “science committee” Republicans aimed at scientists and anyone else who questions the sacred dogma of climate change denial. Up on deck this time: Attorneys investigating the energy industry’s alleged decades long effort to downplay the danger [...]

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — On the second day of their bus tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clint [...]

I wrote my post yesterday about the North Carolina voting law before I had a chance to read the 4th Circuit Court opinion that struck it do [...]

Paul Ryan isn’t talking about Trump’s repugnant insults to the family of a fallen soldier

Get ready to see a lot more of this principled leadership from Speaker Paul Ryan, who on Saturday chose to entirely dodge Donald Trump’s repulsive insults of Khizr and Ghazala Khan during a “This Week” interview.  x Paul Ryan camp responds to Trump on Khan family: “The speake [...]

The development comes as the network begins its semi-annual retreat with donors and GOP officials. Go to Source : Koch political  [...]

Donald Trump Is a Pathological Creep

This was in Politico yesterday: Top Donald Trump donors tried to set up a meeting between the GOP presidential nominee and Charles Koch in Colorado Springs on Friday, but Koch aides rejected the entreaties, according to two Republicans with knowledge of the outreach. ….“It is [...]

Noted climate change contrarian performs the Gish Gallop

We’ll be discussing the Gish Gallop more this coming Sunday as used by a certain GOP nominee for president—the namesake being Duane Gish, a Young Earth Creationist, who perfected the technique of whipping through a dozen or more confabulations in a few minutes that no debate opponent coul [...]

#TrumpSacrifices trends on twitter

From the annals of tweets you never wish you had sent, we bring you the tale of GOP Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake—not a Trump fan—who suddenly felt the urge to go to bat for Donnie Doom five days ago: x .@elizabethforma says @realDonaldTrump “Has never sacrificed anything for anyone.R [...]

Schlock and Awe: Trump Comes to Denver

Donald Trump came to Denver yesterday. His comments were all schlock, but 6,000 people, expecting to be awed, went to see him. USA Today has the story, but it has autoplay video so I won't link to it. Among his more absurd comments: He has… [[ This is a content summary only.  [...]

Six questions for Simran Sethi on slowly losing the foods we love, biodiversity, and consumption

Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability and social change. Named the environmental “messenger” by Vanity Fair, a top 10 eco-hero of the planet by the U.K.’s Independent, and one of the top eight women saving the planet by Marie Claire, Simran is the autho [...]

Trump Smears Muslim Family Of Fallen U.S. Soldier

Trump lashes out. The post Trump Smears Muslim Family Of Fallen U.S. Soldier appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Trump Smears Muslim Family Of Fallen U.S. Soldier

Donald Trump is a Coward Afraid of Facing Mainstream Voters

Few people could accuse of Donald Trump of lacking bravado. Whether it’s insulting John McCain for being captured in Vietnam or claiming to have made sacrifices for his country on a par with the parents of soldiers who gave their lives in war, Donald Trump lives in world where his o [...]

Donald Trump Smears Dead Muslim Soldier’s Parents Over Their Convention Speech

In one of the most poignant speeches of the Democratic National Convention, the father of a Muslim soldier who died in Iraq condemned Donald Trump, saying the GOP nominee had “sacrificed nothing and no one.” Trump responded on Saturday by arguing that he, too, has made sacrifi [...]

This week at progressive state blogs: Pushing eco-justice in VA; 102-year-old AZ activist at DNC

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Here is last Saturday [...]

Donald Trump insults parents of fallen soldier, says he’s made sacrifices too

Donald Trump is the scum of the earth. In his first response to a searing charge from bereaved Army father Khizr Khan that he’d “sacrificed nothing” for his country, Donald Trump claimed that he had in fact sacrificed by employing “thousands and thousands of people.” He also suggested th [...]

Trump responds to Khizr Khan with insults. Republican Party, this is your last jumping-off point

Donald Trump weighs in on the powerful testimony of Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son was killed by a car bomb while serving in Iraq. It was, as has become normal for the Republican candidate, repulsive. “If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probabl [...]