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As Republicans debate, New Hampshire is Donald Trump’s to lose

There are no doubt a lot of reasons that Donald Trump’s expected victory in the Iowa caucuses turned into a loss. Monmouth University went back and talked to voters it had polled shortly before the caucuses began and found a strong shift against Trump shortly before voting began [...]

Chris Christie Says It Took a Natural Disaster for Him to See He Could be President

In a Bedford, New Hampshire, warehouse filled with several hundred supporters, Chris Christie on Saturday morning said that four years ago he was asked to run for president—begged to run for president—by associates, politicos, and funders. But, he recounted, he resisted these  [...]

Jeb Bush on Trump: "He Needs Therapy"

“A steady hand.” Jeb Bush has used that phrase repeatedly throughout the campaign, as he attempts to convince voters that he’s the tried and tested choice for president—the anti-Donald Trump. Bush made that case again today, ahead of Saturday’s Republican deb [...]

Just in time for the Super Bowl: clearing out the homeless

This year marks the 50th anniversary of football’s Super Bowl. Fifty years is a momentous occasion, whether you’re a sports fanatic or not. Celebrations—and marketing—are underway. But guess who’s not welcome to the party? San Francisco’s homeless, that’s who. Super Bowl 50 will take plac [...]

A Taxing Situation

Since late-December, we have been following the grassroots effort in Washington state to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax to reduce emissions. This effort has run into a number of setbacks, largely stemming from a failure to attract vocal support from conservatives and Republicans,  [...]

This week at progressive state blogs: Satanists spring trap in Phoenix; La. gov appoints retreads

This week in 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. Inclusion of a diary does [...]

View from the left—the voter turnout story no one is talking about but Democrats should be

The raids the Obama administration has unleashed on Central American refugees are growing more reprehensible by the week. U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agents have begun targeting high school-aged students for deportation who fled violence in their home countries. That’s  [...]

I’m reading Sapiens right now, a history of early mankind published last year by historian Yuval Noah Harari. I haven’t gotten  [...]

Chief Justice Roberts complains that the public perceives his court to be politicized

I think he’s being serious here. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said late Wednesday that partisan extremism is damaging the public’s perception of the role of the Supreme Court, recasting the justices as players in the political process rather than its referees. […] “It’s u [...]

Obama to propose $2.5 billion community college tax credit

 President Obama on Tuesday will propose a $2.5 billion tax credit over five years for businesses that invest in local community colleges and hire their graduates, administration officials told Reuters. The Community College Partnership… Go to Source : Obama to propose $2.5 billion  [...]

The Waterboy

May I suggest the ideal Republican vice-presidential candidate for whichever wingnut secures the GOP nomination this year: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Is there any doubt that America’s worst governor would be the perfect partner for the 2016 Republican nominee? Snyder’s han [...]

Ted Cruz Lost This Man’s Vote Because He Won’t Do Enough About Drug Addiction

“Ted Cruz completely lost my vote today.” The post Ted Cruz Lost This Man’s Vote Because He Won’t Do Enough About Drug Addiction appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Ted Cruz Lost This Man’s Vote Because He Won’t Do Enough About Drug Addiction

So just what was in those “top secret” emails that Hillary Clinton received on her personal email server while she was Secretar [...]

I took my third dose of dexamethasone yesterday, and then a low-dose sleeping pill at midnight. I slept from 3-5 am. My body is currently a [...]

This week in science: 21st century schizoid man

Arctic sea ice set a record low this part month. Which doesn’t bode well for the minimum expected later this summer: This winter’s freezing season in the Arctic is falling short. The extent of Arctic sea ice this week is hovering near record-low values for early February, based on observ [...]

E Pluribus Un-American: The Judeo-Christian Smear of Islam

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The Independent reports that about 5,000 girls and women in Britain are subjected to female genital mutilation each year: “FGM is car [...]

A Tale of Two Goons

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Giving Peace Very Little Chance

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Obama challenges Republicans in weekly address to double clean energy investment

x YouTube Video One of the greatest challenges of our time is climate change. Over the last seven years, we’ve made historic investments in clean energy that helped private sector companies create tens of thousands of good jobs. And today, clean power from the wind or the sun is actua [...]