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The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Seems Like A Real Peach

It’s not Russia that threatens the West. Its foundations will crash down under the pressure of ISIS and gays (cont) http://t.co/BqUrojUxod — Dmitry Rogozin (@DRogozin) May 25, 2015 Go to Source : The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Seems Like A Real Peach

Late Night FDL: One Way Out

Gregg Allman – One Way Out Gregg is set to release his new solo album, Live: Back To Macon, GA, in August… Gregg Allman has released a live version of One Way Out in a video clip. It’s taken from upcoming release Live: Back To Macon, GA, recorded with his eight-piece solo ban [...]

Open thread for night owls. Cole: Kaplan’s call for renewed imperialism in Middle East is boneheaded

Let’s have some more cakewalks, ‘kay? Robert D. Kaplan recently wrote a piece (behind a paywall) saying it’s time to bring imperialism back to the Middle East, although the editors at Foreign Policy changed the original headline to tone it down a bit. Juan Cole at The  [...]

MENA Mashup: Conspiracies, Daesh, Iraq, and Syria

https://youtu.be/Ebx4VlZVXak In tallying up the clusterf*ck that is the MENA, we need to delve into the ‘spin’ we’re being spun by the MSM…! As Glenn Greenwald pointed out today… NYT Trumpets US Restraint Against ISIS, Ignores Hundreds of Civilian Deaths The  [...]

It’s flooding down in Texas

Whole Foods Market on Lamar being cleared of debris, silt and ruined groceries after the Memorial Day flood in May 1981. It was almost like the Memorial Day flood of 1981 all over again. Torrential rain on already saturated ground over the long three-day weekend brought on floods across [...]

Carly Fiorina aims to show up Clinton with press conference outside Clinton event

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton will cross paths Wednesday in South Carolina. And the Republican — the only woman among the vast GOP field — will try to show up Clinton by holding a regular old press conference [...]

President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

President Obama’s second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts. Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny. The latest blow to Obama [...]

Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

President Obama’s second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts. Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny. The latest blow to Obama [...]

How Bernie Sanders Learned to Be a Real Politician

Sometime in the late 1970s, after he’d had a kid, divorced his college sweetheart, lost four elections for statewide offices, and been evicted from his home on Maple Street in Burlington, Vermont, Bernie Sanders moved in with a friend named Richard Sugarman. Sanders, a restless poli [...]

Sanders makes run official: If people ‘fight back, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished’

In a speech peppered with introductory “brothers and sisters,” Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday made official his entry into the primary battle for the Democratic presidential nomination framed by the perfectly gorgeous sunny setting on Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. Al [...]

Vilsack lauds USDA budget savings; employee morale needs work

During these tight budget times, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some good news. His “Blueprint for Stronger Service” has saved $1.4 billion since 2012, without, he said, sacrificing service or employee furloughs. That’s well worth trumpeting. But it’s too bad the same innovative sp [...]

OMG Look At These Adorable Baby Bears Boxing Each Other. I Want To Hug Them Forever.

The Department of the Interior just tweeted this Vine and it is so cute that I want to die. I am dead. I am blogging from the afterlife. Goodnight and good luck. Go to Source : OMG Look At These Adorable Baby Bears Boxing Each Other. I Want To Hug Them Forever.

Senate Effort to Renew NSA Spying Powers Contains Provision to Stop Next Edward Snowden

Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed legislation to protect the National Security Agency from losing dragnet surveillance powers when Patriot Act provisions expire. But her bill would not only save spying powers but also codify into law a provision that would expressly enable the governm [...]

Cartoon: All lives matter*

Krazy sale at www.kchronicles.com! Support ye olde gentleman cartoonist at Patreon! Go to Source : Cartoon: All lives matter*

Smarter Horse-Race Analysis, Please

It’s too early for real horse-race coverage (i.e., who’s “winning” or “losing” contests that won’t occur for quite a few months) of the 2016 presidential nominating contest, though not too early to consider the emerging strategies of various candi [...]

Qatar Is Treating Its World Cup Workers Like Slaves: Nepal Earthquake Edition

We’re still seven years away from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but it seems like the event has been buried under bad news for a decade: everything from allegations of bribery and corruption to terrible human rights violations. And it doesn’t look like it’s getting better [...]

Judges Are Just Extensions of Political Parties These Days

From a post by Dara Lind about a court ruling on President Obama’s immigration plan: The two Republican-appointed judges hearing the case sided against the administration, while the Democratic-appointed judge on the panel sided with the White House. How many times have we read sen [...]

Bernie Sanders: ‘Now is not the time for thinking small’

Sen. Bernie Sanders has been giving the same speeches for forty years. And now that he’s running for president, thousands of people gathered in Burlington Vermont to hear him say it all again. “Today, with your support and the support of millions of people throughout our country, we begin [...]

Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands at first big campaign rally: ‘Now is not the time for thinking small’

Sen. Bernie Sanders has been giving the same speeches for forty years. And now that he’s running for president thousands of people gathered in Burlington Vermont to hear him say it all again. “Today, with your support and the support of millions of people throughout our country, we begin  [...]