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Patriotism, scoundrels, and the celebration of our ideals

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Memo to Media: Ask Trump If He’s a ‘Serial Racist’

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When the Night Erupts in Brilliance

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The powerful politics of Barack Obama’s eulogy for Clementa Pinckney

President Barack Obama delivers the eulogy at the funeral of Reverend Clementa Pinckney  in Charleston, S.C., June 26, 2015 Last week I was caught up in the moment watching President Obama deliver his eulogy for South Carolina state senator and Rev. Clementa Pinckney and the other  [...]

Cartoon for July 5, 2015: Smothered by Kittens?

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Ukrainian Govt. Acknowledges Some of Its Leaders Are Nazis

Go to Source : Ukrainian Govt. Acknowledges Some of Its Leaders Are Nazis

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Fear Not!

Linda Greenhouse on the politics of fear, and what happens when people stop being afraid. When he ran for president the second time almost half a century ago, Richard M. Nixon made Earl Warren’s Supreme Court a target of his campaign. It was a brilliant move…. Fear was in the air, f [...]

Dish of roast lamb (Picture courtesy of Kal Hendry at flickr.com.) Cannot resist taking the day of the Greek referendum on whether or not [...]

Stop Buying in Bulk

This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you’re like me, you writhe in guilt-ridden anguish each time you forget to bring your canvas tote to the grocery store. But in the rare times we do remember our reusa [...]

Sunday Talk: The GOP’s id, personified

If you’re surprised by the fact that Donald “Trump” Trump is now a leading contender for the GOP nomination for president, well then, clearly you haven’t been paying attention. Trump is, without a doubt, the biggest, richest, fastest, classiest, most elegant star i [...]

Open thread: Southern heritage, powerful politics and displaced millionaires

What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … The Southern heritage that Lost Causers would like us to ignore, by Susan Grigsby The legitimate, though unpopular, case for more politicians in Washington, by Steve Singiser The powerful politics of Barack Obama’s eulogy for Clementa Pi [...]

This week at progressive state blogs: AL giveaway to private schools; CT Dems making budget worse

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 doe [...]

Ted Cruz: ‘Asinine’ to pull reruns of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that it is “asinine” that TV Land pulled “The Dukes of Hazzard” after widespread calls for the Confederate flag to come down. “I think the cancellation of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ is utterly asini [...]

This week in the war on workers: Here’s why expanding overtime is so important

President Obama’s announcement that his administration plans to expand overtime protections was very good news for workers. Raising the amount under which all salaried workers are eligible for overtime pay from less than $24,000 to more than $50,000 means that workers will either g [...]

All men are created equal

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” —The Declaration of Independence I have often wondered what was  [...]

Clinton campaign gives new meaning to the term ‘rope line’ at New Hampshire parade

It wasn’t like A-list celebrities or pro ballers were being hounded by the paparazzi at Friday’s Independence Day parade in Gorham, N.H. It was just Hillary Clinton and the workaday press corps that regularly follows her around. So why did the Democratic presidential candidate [...]

There is no #$!@%^&*#¡@# excuse for incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons. But we do it anyway

The laundry at the Colorado State Industrial School for Boys. It still looked like that when I did time there. In August 1959, I emerged a free person from the Industrial School for Boys in Golden, Colorado, after 23 months of incarceration. I was 12 years old. It was a grim, crumbling  [...]

July 4th Tip o’ the Day

I’m going to close up shop a little early today because you’re probably all busy firing up the grill anyway. But before I go, here’s my tip o’ the day: When they start playing this song, the fireworks big finale is about to begin. So get your “oohs” and [...]

We’re less and less ‘proud be be an American’

It’s a day on which Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” is probably second only to the National Anthem, but it seems Americans haven’t been less “proud to be an American” since before Sept. 11, 2001. A new Gallup poll shows 54 percent of Americans [...]