Sunday Talk: Mohammed and the mountain

DAILY KOS This week, President Barack Hussein Obama circumvented (the one true) God’s authority by changing the name of Mt. McKinley to Denali—the Kenyan word for “black power.” By renaming the mountain (America’s tallest), Obama had, for all intents and purposes, assassinated President McKinley (again). And then, as if to add insult to injury, he (literally) danced on McKinley’s grave. To… More Sunday Talk: Mohammed and the mountain

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump continues to dominate the GOP primary

DAILY KOS There’s just no oxygen for other GOP candidates. Eugene Robinson analyzes the situation: The Republican establishment seems to be slowly going through Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s five stages of grief, with many politicians and pundits unable to get past the first: denial.When it became clear that Trump could not be ignored, party leaders and conservative… More Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump continues to dominate the GOP primary

The Shaun King controversy, explained

This is important… VOX does an excellent job of breaking down the quagmire, rhetoric and distractions that pose as “news” on a daily basis in the United States and elsewhere.  THIS story is just one instance of how excellent journalism works. (Kudos to Vox Editor Ezra Klein.) This is important. VOX Identities Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King… More The Shaun King controversy, explained

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Launch of Hillary 2.0

DAILY KOS Philip Bump: Bernie Sanders says Americans back his agenda — and he’s mostly right He’s not left. He’s center. And that’s right.Glenn  Thrush: Hillary Clinton hasn’t always been a profile in political courage, but she’s had her moments. One of them came in late December 2006, a month before Clinton announced her first… More Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Launch of Hillary 2.0


DAILY KOS Morning lineup: Meet the Press: Pre-empted by coverage of the French Open.Face the Nation: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R); NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (D); Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R); Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX); Roundtable: Susan Page (USA Today), Jamelle Bouie (Slate), Ron Fournier (National Journal) and Nancy Cordes (CBS News).… More KOS’ SUNDAY TALK

Daily Kos Recommended

From my INBOX – 5-18-2015: Why do Republicans really oppose infrastructure spending?   Shell Oil caught planning for deadly 4 to 6 degree rise in global temperature   Rubio has already failed the presidential stress test   Signature needed: Are you in? Support Bernie Sanders for President.   Veteran forced to make tearful 911 call-from… More Daily Kos Recommended

Kos’ Sunday Talk: Without qualification

Daily Kos’ Sunday Talk In 1965, Bob Dylan famously said: “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Perhaps that was true at the time he said it, but the Times, they have a-changed since then. What hasn’t changed is the climate. You don’t have to take my word for it; just ask Marco Rubio—he’s not a scientist, man. He’s also not a serious presidential contender, man—but that’s completely beside the point. The point being, expertise is overrated. I mean, Rush Limbaugh’s tenuous grasp of history didn’t prevent him from… More Kos’ Sunday Talk: Without qualification

Daily Kos Reccommended

From my inbox… Daily Kos PHOTOS: 30 million patriots on the National Mall   10 to 30 million tea partiers head to DC to overtake entire government   Chamber runs Obamacare ‘horror’ story for McConnell, and it’s another fail   Cartoon: Learn to Speak Benghazi   North Carolina Coastal Commission votes to ignore long-term sea… More Daily Kos Reccommended

ChristieGate: The Nation reports on another bridge scheme

Daily Kos ChristieGate? BridgeGate? BridgeGate II? The Nation reported today that Chris Christie’s “hatchet men” Bill Baroni and David Wildstein, along with the Port Authority’s Chairman David “The General” Samson, headed a scheme to reconstruct the Bayonne Bridge ten years before it really needed it. Christie touted the efforts in his recent successful reelection bid. I… More ChristieGate: The Nation reports on another bridge scheme