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Is There Any Real GOP Interest in Obamacare "Fix?"

So as a follow-on to the last post, let’s take another look at what Republicans are saying they’ll do if SCOTUS chooses to strike down Obamacare insurance purchasing subsidies in 34 or so states. In Congress, it basically comes down to two options, as discussed in a Politico  [...]

A Short History of Migration

We boarded a seashell to ride across the waves.The mythology of our passage involved dirt, sharks, a zeppelin, and wires.We ate the same meal seventeen days in a row (pancakes).We learned to say yes, please in four different languages.Our fur-lined hats were useless in the fine September  [...]

Horde of lesser Republican candidates must figure out how to claw their way into debates

If Donald Trump runs for president, he's on track to get in the early debates, while 2012 Iowa caucus winner Rick Santorum is not. Now that Fox and CNN have set the rules for inclusion in the first two Republican presidential debates, the flock of candidates who don’t look se [...]

Cartoon: Pro-life, Boko Haram style

(Click to enlarge) From the Global Justice Center: Hundreds of women and girls have been forcibly impregnated by Boko Haram. Unofficially, 214 of the recently rescued girls have been reported pregnant after facing horrific circumstances of sexual slavery and violence. Organizations like  [...]

Taking Responsibility for Drone Killings

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Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign has more support than Graham, Jindal, Fiorina and Kasich combined

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I->D-Vt.) will formally kick off his by-all-accounts-doomed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders hasn’t generated the sort of media interest in his bid that Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie have, for a pretty simple reason: Hi [...]

More Americans want Bernie Sanders to be president than Graham, Jindal, Fiorina and Kasich combined

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I->D-Vt.) will formally kick off his by-all-accounts-doomed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders hasn’t generated the sort of media interest in his bid of a Carly Fiorina or Chris Christie, for a pretty simple reason: Hillary  [...]

The Four Word Crisis

If you don’t have time today to read Robert Pear’s definitive New York Times piece on the origins of the dispute that has again landed the Affordable Care Act on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court, book-mark it and read it before SCOTUS acts. After speaking with a bipartisa [...]

The Worst of All Possible Worlds: Did Market Leninism Win the Cold War?

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Congress plots to pay for trade deal by raiding Medicare

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Republican dilemma: Is the Pope infallible or just a nice guy with an opinion

For many years, when it came to abortion and birth control, Republicans’ cheerfully trotted out the Pope and Catholic teachings to justify draconian anti-choice laws against women. But there’s a new sheriff Pope in town, and with his embrace of climate change, evolution, rela [...]

Is Al Jazeera Trying to Be CNN or Fox?

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Daily Kos Radio is STILL IN THE SHOP at 9 am ET!

The KITM Super Computer is still in the shop today. Or more accurately, it finally got into the shop today. See, at the Apple Store, you’ve got to make an appointment to tell them your computer is broken. On the upside, that means they can actually fix it within a reasonable amount [...]

Bernie Sanders Takes It to Wall Street With Financial Transactions Tax

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Rise of social liberals, analyzing the 2016 field and more

We begin today’s roundup with analysis by The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell on the increasing number of people identifying as liberals: as “liberal” — socially liberal, to be specific. As a result, for the first time on record, self-proclaimed social liberals are no long [...]

Jimmy Fallon sends a thank you note to ‘Ghostface Hillah’

Jimmy Fallon thanked a pair of politicians in his latest “Thank You Notes” segment on Friday. In addition to thanking the NFL, the Cannes Film Festival, and Activia, Fallon thanked Hillary Clinton for being endorsed by rappers “which explains your  new nickname, Ghostfac [...]

Jimmy Fallon thanks Hillary Clinton for her rapper endorsements

Jimmy Fallon thanked a pair of politicians in his latest “Thank You Notes” segment on Friday. In addition to thanking the NFL, the Cannes Film Festival, and Activia, Fallon thanked Hillary Clinton for being endorsed by rappers “which explains your  new nickname, Ghostfac [...]

Is Marco Rubio This Eccentric Billionaire’s New Pet Project?

An eccentric billionaire with a sculpted goatee and a penchant for daredevil feats, Larry Ellison isn’t quite Tony Stark, but he’s close. The founder of software giant Oracle partly inspired Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man character. And like Stark, he’s made a hobby  [...]