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Picture #1: On the Verizon website, the number of “agents” who are eagerly waiting for you to call is…a random number bet [...]

This week in science: Gang of squid

With a few delicious exceptions like fresh fish straight the ocean, most foods we eat today have been changed beyond recognition through millennia of unconscious artificial selection, followed by centuries of intensive breeding selecting for various traits that appeal to hungry hominids.  [...]

This week in the war on workers: Paid sick leave coming to Minneapolis

Minneapolis is set to become the first Midwestern city with paid sick leave after a unanimous city council vote. The mayor’s support isn’t in much doubt: On Thursday, Mayor Betsy Hodges called the paid leave ordinance a “landmark measure,” saying the lack of paid sick leave is a public h [...]

ORLANDO — Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson got one step closer to the Libertarian Party’s nomination on Saturday,  [...]

The war on Black Lives Matter escalates to accusations of aiding and abetting murder

This week Bill O’Reilly has decided to escalate his war on the Black Lives Matter movement by essentially arguing that the group is the source of a rise in the rate of black people being murdered across the U.S. [O’Reilly] believes there is clearly a “violent subculture in the African-Am [...]

Oh FFS: Really? Sarah Palin is still front-page news? Seriously? On the other hand, I have to admit that she’s hard to resist: Pali [...]

I was musing the other day about something or other, and for some reason it occurred to me that there are several subjects near and dear to [...]

SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke fired up the crowd at a Bernie Sanders rally here on Saturday, because, as he put it,  [...]

This week at progressive state blogs: Warren kicks ass again; Kasich back to not making Ohio great

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 [...]

Sanders wants Democratic rules committee co-chairs removed. The DNC says, ‘no.’

The relationship between the Democratic National Committee and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) grew more heated Saturday after the DNC rejected his campaign’s request for the removal of the co-chairs of the standing committee on rules. In a letter sent Friday, the Sanders campaign label [...]

View from the left: When personal responsibility chooses you, rather than you choosing it

When Texas pastor Mark Wingfield penned a piece for the Dallas Morning News titled “Baptist pastor from Dallas shares 7 things he’s learning about transgender people,” he had no idea it would capture the attention of national news outlets. In fact, NPR host Rachel Martin [...]

SANTA BARBARA — Raymok Ketema is pretty sure Bernie Sanders won’t win the Democratic presidential nomination. She knows Hillary Clint [...]

Donald Trump hasn’t broken journalism. It was broken when he got there.

The premise of this article is that Donald Trump, by virtue of his willingness to openly lie about facts and shift whatever positions he might take not just from one day to the next, but within the same speech or, sometimes, sentence, has broken the press. Specifically, he has broken the  [...]

ORLANDO – Upstairs, Bill Weld was the presumptive vice presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party, powering through interview afte [...]

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign. Designing a mail program that works

It’s another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns, and once a month we look into “Horrible mistakes you should avoid” (last Saturday of a month). If you’ve missed pri [...]

Tyler Cowen point us to Wendell Cox, who says that  aside from New York City, mass transit ridership in the US is looking grim: If Ne [...]

Trump Attacks Judge Overseeing The Case Against His Fake University: ‘He’s A Hater’

Trump spent 12 minutes of his 58-minute speech focused on the judge, who is overseeing a case accusing Trump University of scamming students. The post Trump Attacks Judge Overseeing The Case Against His Fake University: ‘He’s A Hater’ appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go  [...]

Donald Trump Attacks Judge Overseeing The Case Against His Fake University: ‘He’s A Hater’

Trump spent 12 minutes of his 58-minute speech focused on the judge, who is overseeing a case accusing Trump University of scamming students. The post Donald Trump Attacks Judge Overseeing The Case Against His Fake University: ‘He’s A Hater’ appeared first on ThinkProgre [...]

President Obama asks for ‘acts of remembrance’ on Memorial weekend

x YouTube Video On this Memorial Day weekend, President Obama devoted his weekly address to our fallen servicemembers. So this Memorial weekend, I hope you’ll join me in acts of remembrance.  Lay a flower or plant a flag at a fallen hero’s final resting place.  Reach out to a Gold Star  [...]