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 2021-11-14 22:15 

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Sen. Ron Johnson is very mad at YouTube (again) after latest suspension for vaccine disinformation...

RoJo the Clown is at it again. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who surfed into office on the derp wave of 2010 , has been temporarily bounced from YouTube because he can't distinguish reality from nonsense. Make no mistake. He is a stupid, stupid man. If ...

 2021-11-14 21:30 

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Indigenous Black American chef brings Native cuisine to the table with a new restaurant in Oakland...

This month (Nov. 13 to be exact) Chef Crystal Wahpepah will finally see her dream come to fruition when Wahpepah's Kitchen has its grand opening in East Oakland, California. Born and raised in Oakland, but a registered member of the Kickapoo Tribe in ...

 2021-11-14 20:30 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: Friends don't let friends die of COVID, unless you're anti-vaxx...

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics...

 2021-11-14 19:30 

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Trump's ridiculous Thanksgiving fundraising letter is just ... mwah ... *chef's kiss*...

I woke up in a cold sweat this morning, fitful with worry that the Donald Trump Thanksgiving card I signed this year might be a crude forgery ... instead of the OFFICIAL TRUMP THANKSGIVING CARD! Not since the WKRP turkey drop have we seen a Thanksgiving D...

 2021-11-14 18:30 

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In six minutes, Florida's board of education destroyed opportunities for disabled students...

Just when you think the state of Florida can't possibly do more harm to their own residents, we find that new rules instituted for this school year—rules that took all of six minutes to pass—are wrecking the lives and opportunities of stud...

 2021-11-14 17:30 

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After Astroworld tragedy, how do we avoid race-based crowd control?...

Nine days after at least eight people were killed during rapper Travis Scott's set at the Astroworld festival at NRG Park, journalists are asking all the right questions. What could have been done to prevent the tragedy? Who should the onus fall on to...

 2021-11-14 16:30 

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The restaurant industry won't survive if its workers can't...

by Frances Nguyen This story was originally published at Prism . While restaurant owners, pro-business lobbyists , and the New York Post were convinced that taking away restaurant workers' option to "rake in cash from unemployment checks" woul...

 2021-11-14 15:15 

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Virginia Supreme Court rejects GOP's slate of redistricting experts, citing conflicts of interest...

The Virginia Supreme Court, which recently took over the redistricting process after the state's new redistricting commission failed to produce any maps, has ordered Republicans to submit a new slate of proposed experts to assist the court in drawing ...

 2021-11-14 14:00 

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Celebrate fall with the magical sounds of 'Autumn Leaves'...

It's autumn. I love watching the glorious display of colors that deck the hills that surround my home in the Hudson Valley of New York. While not everyone lives in regions where autumn is marked by an explosion of vivid new colors on the leaves of tre...

 2021-11-14 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The indictment of Steve Bannon, and what it means...

Let's dig right in! Maeve Reston of CNN writes about Friday's indictment of former Trump staffer Steve Bannon and the possible implications for others who refuse to comply with the Jan. 6 committee's subpoenas. It remained unlikely that Friday...

 2021-11-14 03:30 

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Community Spotlight: Has your perspective changed in the nine months since the inauguration?...

It's time to check the Community's zeitgeist again now that we are nine months into the Biden-Harris administration with a signature infrastructure bill to be signed on Monday . A year ago, we were seesawing through election results, hoping nothin...

 2021-11-14 03:00 

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105-year-old Julia Hawkins breaks 100-meter dash record, and my back hurts from sleeping wrong...

Back in the summer of 2017 , 101-year-old Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins set a couple of world records when she competed in the USA Track and Field Outdoors Masters Championships. The sprinter became the oldest female athlete to ever compete in the eve...

 2021-11-14 02:00 

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Back-of-house restaurant workers are struggling to survive this pandemic...

by Frances Nguyen This story was originally published at Prism . Throughout the pandemic, news outlets have covered the restaurant industry's struggle with labor shortages and rising costs. But reports of restaurant workers quitting in droves , custom...

 2021-11-14 01:00 

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Daily Kos Elections 2022 primary calendar...

Below you'll find Daily Kos Elections' calendar of major-party filing deadlines, primaries, and runoffs for the 2022 elections. For a chronological version of this calendar, click here . Beneath the table, you'll find detailed notes on require...

 2021-11-14 00:00 

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What the school bus driver shortage tells us about the economy, this week in the war on workers...

You may have heard about school bus driver shortages this year. Maggie Koerth's fabulous in-depth look at the job shows why that would be. The headline might give you all you need to know: "Would you manage 70 children and a 15-ton vehicle for $18...

 2021-11-13 23:00 

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Connect! Unite! Act! Writing from the heart, and supporting those who do every day...

Connect! Unite! Act! is a weekly series that seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups meet regularly to socialize, get out the vote, support candidates, and engage in other local political actions that help our progress...

 2021-11-13 22:00 

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As Ethiopia's civil war becomes an ethnic cleansing event, Facebook again enables genocide...

We already know, just from the company's behavior in the United States, that Facebook seems content to continue to permit the spread of extremist disinformation and organizing on its social media platform, while paying lip service to its responsibilit...

 2021-11-13 21:00 

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Trump-backed Pennsylvania Senate candidate Parnell may have just buried himself in his own misogyny...

You can say this at least about Donald Trump: He sure knows how to pick 'em. Republican Sean Parnell is the Trump-backed candidate for the 2022 U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania. Parnell, already dogged by accusations that he allegedly attempted to str...

 2021-11-13 20:00 

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Parler Watch: Gene Simmons betrays conservatism, and other vignettes from their fringe...

Anti-vaxx Chronicles aren't going anywhere, but it gets to be a grind sometimes. So I will occasionally mix it up with Parler Chronicles, exploring other conservative media outlets. Reddit's r/ParlerWatch subreddit tracks the ridiculousness and is...

 2021-11-13 19:00 

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Virginia's education debate moves from GOP victory to book burning in 6 short days...

It took just under a week for Virginia to go from a Republican gubernatorial victory supposedly fueled by conservative backlash to school curricula to wild-eyed calls for book burning. On Monday, the Spotsylvania County School Board ordered school staff t...

 2021-11-13 18:00 

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Fox News caught (again!) deceptively editing video of Joe Biden's Veterans Day speech...

This is the very definition of "fake news." Satchel Paige was a baseball player who pitched in what were, at the time, referred to as "the Negro Leagues" In the early 1900s, separate professional baseball leagues existed for African Americ...

 2021-11-13 17:00 

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New documents show how Trump silenced scientists, gutted guidelines, and hid facts from the public...

The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has been in the news so much lately that it seems like it would be easier to just refer to it as simply the Select Committee. But it's not the only one. There is also the Select Subcommittee on the Co...

 2021-11-13 16:00 

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Roughly 1,300 children evacuated to U.S. from Afghanistan are waiting to be reunited with parents...

CBS News reported in August that at least 34 Afghan children were classified as "unaccompanied minors" after being evacuated to the U.S. without parents. In the months since the Biden administration evacuated tens of thousands of refugees as part ...

 2021-11-13 15:00 

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Democrats and moderate Republicans thwart South Dakota conservatives on new redistricting plan...

In a fascinating development, a group of Republicans in the South Dakota House banded together with Democrats on Wednesday to pass a new legislative redistricting plan over the objections of a sizable bloc of conservative GOP dissenters. All seven Democra...

 2021-11-13 14:00 

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As judge puts thumb on scales of justice, Rittenhouse's likely acquittal creates recipe for violence...

We may have an answer for the right-wing "civil war" devotee who asked Charlie Kirk the other week: "When do we get to start using the guns?" Judging from the way the trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is proceeding—and from the way right-...

 2021-11-13 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: How driving a bus epitomizes 2021...

Ben Casselman/ NY Times: The number of U.S. workers quitting their jobs in September was the highest on record. Employers are still struggling to fill millions of open jobs—and to hold onto the workers they already have. More than 4.4 million worker...

 2021-11-13 03:30 

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News Roundup: Bannon indicated; Biden's victory leaves media quiet; GOP in disarray...

It is Friday.The biggest news of the day is the indictment of Trump stooge Steve Bannon.The Biden administration has logged a victory in passing at least the first half of an infrastructure bill. You would be hard-pressed to realize this if you only read ...

 2021-11-13 02:50 

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Black high schooler attacked by students in KKK costumes on Halloween, says lawyer...

In an absolutely disturbing nightmare scenario, a Black teenager in Woodsboro, Texas, says he was attacked by three fellow teens wearing costumes resembling Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robes. The high schooler, whose identity has not been revealed as he is a minor...

 2021-11-13 02:15 

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43% of Republicans say they want no teaching on the history of racism whatsoever...

Henry Ford famously said, "History is more or less bunk." Of course, he was a horrible, virulent racist who Hitler praised as an "inspiration"; in Mein Kampf , so his sentiment makes a certain amount of sense. To racists, that is. After all...

 2021-11-13 01:40 

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School board member files criminal report with sheriff's office over book by queer, Black writer...

Eager as ever to jump backward in time, conservatives have used their time amid a global pandemic to push anti-queer legislation and try to ban books. As Daily Kos has covered, we've seen librarians face potential obscenity charges over stocking books...

 2021-11-13 01:05 

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Outrage over SNL's 'mean' impression of Boebert. The problem? It was no impression—just her talking...

Donald Trump, who still believes he's never lost an election and that windmills are still trying to kill him, loves to tell people he's a "stable genius." Yet if he wants to see what an actual genius can do, he should watch Jimmy Kimmel. L...

 2021-11-13 00:30 

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Teenage girl rescued from kidnapper after viral 'Symbol for Help' gets attention of motorist...

Turns out TikTok isn't just for funny dance videos and political content. The platform is helping to spread awareness of important social issues—viral content on TikTok is even saving lives. A teenager who was kidnapped was found after using a d...

 2021-11-13 00:25 

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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Booster Shots FRIDAY!...

Late Night Snark: Planes, Trains & Automobiles Edition "Our top story tonight, like it's been for as long as I can remember: infrastructure. The House passed President Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which should be enough to clean ...

 2021-11-12 23:50 

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Settlement approved for Flint residents exposed to lead in water highlights need for remediation...

U.S. District Judge Judith Levy approved on Wednesday a $626 million settlement to the residents of Flint, Michigan in a settlement Levy wrote was "a remarkable achievement." "It sets forth a comprehensive compensation program and timeline tha...

 2021-11-12 23:15 

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Democrats are about to flip a Republican seat in a statewide race for a key court in Pennsylvania...

Democrats are on the verge of flipping a Republican-held seat on Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court, one of the state's two intermediate appellate courts with members elected statewide. Democrat Lori Dumas, a judge in Philadelphia, currently leads ...

 2021-11-12 23:14 

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Cartoon: Climate conference swag bag...

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 2021-11-12 22:40 

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Republican governor kicks back trans rights with an executive order about birth certificates...

When it comes to basic rights and protections, we know that trans folks suffer when compared to cisgender people. Whether it's about bathroom access, the chance to play sports , or accessing safe, gender-affirming medical care, trans people have fewer...

 2021-11-12 22:05 

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Manchin betrays colleagues who helped him with his latest Build Back Better demands...

We're now in the make nice to Sen. Joe Manchin phase of legislating President Joe Biden's Build Back Better (BBB) plan. At least, that's the message House Democrats have been sent. The House is gearing up to return next week to try to pass BBB...

 2021-11-12 21:30 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: Every so often, one of these comes along with extra punch...

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics...

 2021-11-12 21:10 

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Steve Bannon has been indicted for contempt of Congress, arrest warrant reportedly issued...

Jessica Schneider at CNN is reporting that a federal grand jury has handed down an indictment for Steve Bannon. Prosecutors reportedly presented the indictment along with an arrest warrant to a federal judge on Friday afternoon. "Bannon, 67, is charge...

 2021-11-12 21:00 

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DeSantis won't disarm, Murkowski running for reelection, and other stuff making Trump a grump...

It hasn't been a great couple of weeks for Donald Trump. First, Republicans scored a splashy win in the Virginia gubernatorial contest with a candidate who mostly stiff-armed Trump publicly. Next, President Joe Biden accomplished in nine months what e...

 2021-11-12 20:30 

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Even being an Olympic gold medalist doesn't prevent you from being a target of America's racism...

Although anti-Asian hate crimes are no longer a topic of interest in the media, that doesn't mean they have come to an end. Since the pandemic started, crimes against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) have been reported daily. Between 2019 to...

 2021-11-12 20:00 

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The pandemic isn't over for much of America, and neither is the need for economic help to Americans...

This week, the White House informed states that President Joe Biden has approved an extension of Federal Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 relief until April 1, 2022. That means all state, local, and tribal governments will continue to get 100% reimbur...

 2021-11-12 19:25 

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Jan. 6 defendant pleads guilty for hauling guns, Molotovs to D.C....

Lonnie Coffman toted guns and hauled a cache of weapons and Molotov cocktails to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 and on Friday, at a court in the nation's capital, he pleaded guilty to two criminal charges that prosecutors, if they wished to hit him with t...

 2021-11-12 18:45 

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Rage over masks and CRT bleed together in hundreds of Facebook groups targeting public schools...

It's not news that Facebook is a key organizing tool for angry conservatives, but the scope of it is still dizzying. Media Matters has identified "at least 860 right-wing parents and school-related groups that are active, with at least 717,000 com...

 2021-11-12 18:10 

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None of the Nazis in the 'Unite the Right' trial are ready for what comes next...

Over the past few days, there have been genuinely baffling moments of idiocy on display by the Nazis on trial in Charlottesville in the case of Sines vs. Kessler . Chris "Crying Nazi" Cantwell screamed passages from a Slate article at Rev. Seth Wi...

 2021-11-12 17:35 

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Allegedly neutral reporter has a problem with how Vice President Kamala Harris says 'the'...

Today in traditional media nonsense, Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the word "the" to make a point, and it is NEWS. No, I'm not kidding. This must be a parody, right? Right?? https://t.co/Ie3nLy2Db7 — Anand Giridharadas @ The.In...

 2021-11-12 17:00 

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McConnell trolls Biden, warning him not to pack the Supreme Court like McConnell did for Trump...

On the one hand, an op-ed in The Washington Post from Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on the dangers of packing the Supreme Court is encouraging because it means the issue is gaining enough traction to worry him. On the other hand, fuck Mitch McConnell. I...

 2021-11-12 16:30 

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Ted Cruz conveniently forgets history of conservatives like Elvis Presley promoting vaccines...

Recently, beloved Sesame Street character Big Bird went on television and social media to promote COVID-19 vaccines. For anyone who has been conscious for at least a few years, celebrities—especially ones with larger fanbases amongst the youth of th...

 2021-11-12 16:05 

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18-year-old arrested for Austin synagogue arson after weeks of antisemitic harassment in Texas...

In recent weeks, communities in central Texas have been dealing with a spreading plague of neo-Nazi organizing and vandalism, culminating in an arson attack on an Austin synagogue. But thanks to some sleuthing work by Austin Fire Department's arson sq...

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