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» No deaths reported in Washington state bridge collapse
24/05/13 06:49 from Daily Kos
The collapse of a section of the I-5 bridge spanning the Skagit River between Seattle and Vancouver did not cause any fatalities, authorities say, though they plan to send in divers just to be sure. No deaths is excellent news. The fact th..
» Abbreviated pundit roundup: Ending the state of perpetual war
24/05/13 06:33 from Daily Kos
The New York Times editorial board examines President Obama's national security speech and stresses the importance of ending the current state of perpetual war: President Obama’s speech on Thursday was the most important statement on count..
» Lets Stand Together and Take Back The American Dream
24/05/13 01:14 from Hillbilly Report - Front Page
It is something that is happening all over our country. As the economy slowly recovers, it only seems to be doing so for a very few people. Sadly, it seems to be the very people who crashed the economy with their greed in the first place. N..
» TPP: A Deregulation Treaty Not A Trade Treaty
23/05/13 22:51 from Seeing the Forest
The upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is using a process that is rigged from the start. It is not being negotiated by governments for the benefit of their people, it is being negotiated by executives (or future executives/..
» Late Night
23/05/13 22:45 from Eschaton
» Bienvenida to journalism, Gov. Corbett!
23/05/13 22:33 from Attytood
Tom Corbett is Philly.com's newest blogger. He has a lot to explain for.
» Open thread for night owls: Wheeler—Closing Gitmo is not enough
23/05/13 22:30 from Daily Kos
￼Marcy Wheeler is the author of Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy . At Salon, she writes Obama admits "No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare”—b..
» Update-I-5 bridge over Skagit River collapses, cars with people in water
23/05/13 21:51 from Daily Kos
From KOMO.News in Washington- MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- The Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River collapsed Thursday evening, injuring a unknown number of people. Both the northbound and southbound portions of the bridge dropped into the ..
» Boy Scouts to allow gay scouts, but not gay scout leaders
23/05/13 18:15 from Daily Kos
Zach Wahls announces the founding of Scouts for Equality Faced with the terrible, horrible, wrenching decision of whether to quit encouraging bigotry and allow gay scouts and scout leaders, the Boy Scouts decided to cut the baby in half an..
» The cake is no lie
23/05/13 17:55 from Wis[s]e Words
23/05/13 17:39 from No More Mister Nice Blog
I ASSUME OBAMA WANTED TO BE HECKLED BY MEDEA BENJAMIN I missed the president's speech, but I see that he was heckled by Medea Benjamin of Code Pink -- repeatedly: As he spoke about wanting to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay ..
» Thursday Evening
23/05/13 17:25 from Eschaton
Rock on for the birthday boy composer.
» What we need is a scandal big enough we could hang a "gate" on the end of it...
23/05/13 16:50 from Daily Kos
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» Watch what Obama does, not what he says
23/05/13 16:47 from Attytood
Obama mostly says the right things on drones, Gitmo. Will he follow through?
» Just when you think the GOP couldn't get any loonier, along comes E.W. Jackson
23/05/13 16:35 from Daily Kos
I love you, crazy ranting nutcase person. Saints be praised, this guy is amazing . Aficionados of the GOP's new move towards abject batshit insanity have found a new poster boy in inexplicable Virginia lt. gov. nominee E.W. Jackson. He's A..
» Right Wing Round-Up - 5/23/13
23/05/13 16:32 from Right Wing Watch
PFAW : Statement on Confirmation of Sri Srinivasan to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. David @ Crooks & Liars : Virginia Lt. Gov. Nominee: Not Sorry for Hate Speech 'Because I'm a Christian.' Scott Keyes @ Think Progress : The 20..
» Right Wing Leftovers - 5/23/13
23/05/13 16:29 from Right Wing Watch
Former U.S. Rep. and militant anti-immigration activist Tom Tancredo is running for governor of Colorado. FRC prays for the success of its Watchmen on the Wall conference. Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition will honor Pat Roberts..
» Fridays, Fridays
23/05/13 15:47 from Eschaton
One place not to go for booze . Or anything. State officials provided those new details Thursday on raids they conducted a day earlier as part of a yearlong investigation dubbed Operation Swill. Twenty-nine New Jersey bars and restaurants, ..
» Hillman: God Might Destroy America for Tolerating Gays
23/05/13 15:25 from Right Wing Watch
Os Hillman has recently been writing about how conservatives can make overtures to their Satanic gay friends and even bring about a “ reduction in the gay population .” Today in a Charisma column titled “4 Questions to Co..
» Biggest GOP foodstamp foe gets huge farm subsidies
23/05/13 14:45 from Daily Kos
Welfare recipient Stephen Fincher. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) has been making a big splash with his supposedly Jesus-inspired opposition to the government helping to keep poor people alive by giving them food stamps. As could be totally e..
» Want to Restore Fairness to the Criminal Justice System? End Racial Profiling
23/05/13 14:35 from ACLU Blog: Because Freedom Can't Blog Itself: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union
Just over a year ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on racial profiling in over a decade on the heels of the murder of 17-year-old Florida resident Trayvon Martin. His death gave a face to the terrible practice of r..
» Tony Perkins, Who Called Gays Pawns of the Devil, Says He Is Against 'Demonizing' Gays
23/05/13 14:15 from Right Wing Watch
On yesterday’s edition of Washington Watch, Tony Perkins and Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council hosted an entire program about a pamphlet from an association of LGBT Department of Justice employees, which the two dishonestly..
» Midday open thread
23/05/13 14:00 from Daily Kos
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is The truth about the Nixonian presidency of Obama : DHS scabs help undermine strike : [T]here’s a 1-day strike today of non-unionized government contract workers who make low wages and who SEIU ultimately w..
» Be Kind. Rewind Time.
23/05/13 13:52 from Sadly, No!
If we all just believe we're back in the 13th century hard enough, then we can return. So believe! Cause that's how any of that works… K-Lo, National Revue: Politics Won't Save Us Things can often be disheartening. Society seems to b..