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 2021-11-27 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Nu is old news, now it's Omicron...

Paying attention to the Omicron variant might get more people vaxxed, and if so, a good thing.You never know what pushes people to roll up their sleeve, and sometimes just having COVID in the news is enough. So far, South Africa is saying their hospitaliz...

 2021-11-27 03:00 

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A Pandemic Guide to Anime: Horror edition...

Welcome back! It's been quite a while since we last met. Like, a while . How have you been? Yeah, me too. It happens. Back when the days when there had not yet been an insurrection on American soil during the new millennium, and we were only dealing w...

 2021-11-27 02:00 

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This holiday season, don't contribute to an MLM—even if a loved one begs you to...

Depending on your age and where you live, multilevel marketing schemes (also known as MLMs) might be ubiquitous in your life. Or you might be thinking: Wait, those still exist? They do exist, although companies get away with not being pyramid schemes larg...

 2021-11-27 01:00 

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Latina who gave birth while on life support after contracting COVID-19 urges vaccinations...

NBC News' Nicole Acevedo reports that Maryland mom Mara Esther Roque Daz is strongly urging pregnant individuals, "particularly other Latinas," get the COVID-19 vaccine. That's because she gave birth to her child while on life support afte...

 2021-11-27 00:00 

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Contender for greatest mess in Congress seeks promotion to be greatest mess in Texas...

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, the legendary bomb-thrower who carried the far right's banner in Congress before the Tea Party wave and the Donald Trump era reshaped the Republican caucus, announced Monday night that he would challenge scandal-ridden Attorn...

 2021-11-26 23:15 

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GOP leaders in red states aren't afraid of our party, but they are terrified of these women...

Millions of disenfranchised minorities have been sitting out elections, and the Republican state legislatures have initiated an avalanche of voter suppression laws to keep it that way while our Democratic leadership has done nothing to respond. In fact, o...

 2021-11-26 23:00 

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Cartoon: Booster shot thoughts...

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 2021-11-26 22:00 

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After Trump's Pennsylvania Senate pick bows out, New Jersey's own TV quack Dr. Oz may enter fray...

Because Donald Trump is a gooey, hulking, Brobdingnagian wad of loser, his handpicked replacement for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Pat Toomey has already settled in for his political dirt nap. Sean Parnell, the MAGA-anointed heir apparent to the ...

 2021-11-26 21:00 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: Unfortunately, Canada isn't immune, has its own deplorables...

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...

 2021-11-26 20:00 

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The only real value left for 'values voters' is white Christian identity...

In the midst of the Trump era, I have regularly been surprised by how often I agree with a sentiment being written or tweeted by some conservative commentators such as Jennifer Rubin, or even sometimes Bill Kristol. But a piece Rubin recently penned for T...

 2021-11-26 19:00 

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The environmental impact of Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

Holiday shopping is on the horizon as Black Friday and Cyber Monday loom ever closer. Black Friday purchases hit a record high last year, with consumer spending reaching $9 billion . Cyber Monday was even more successful: U.S. consumers spent $10.8 billio...

 2021-11-26 18:00 

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As GOP redraws lines to assure new wins, Democrats have just 12 months left to protect democracy...

As things stand right now, Republicans are heavily favored to take control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections. This isn't because of dissatisfaction with Democratic results, or because a year before election day Democratic candidates have all ...

 2021-11-26 17:00 

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Biden has delivered a wealth of accomplishments in one year, but voters don't seem to know it...

Over the last several months, we have been dedicating some time and energy in the Daily Kos/Civiqs survey to trying to figure out why President Joe Biden's approval ratings are nearly 10 points underwater . The first of these Civiqs surveys tested the...

 2021-11-26 16:30 

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New COVID-19 variants raise global concerns, generate travel restrictions in advance of WHO meeting...

Two new variants of COVID-19 which appear to have emerged in Southern Africa are raising extremely serious concerns around the world. The variants—known as C.1.2 and B.1.1.529—appear to have a worrisome combination of changes, including change...

 2021-11-26 16:00 

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Caught between Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day? Here are some gift ideas you can feel good about...

It's time for the annual festival of consumerism known as holiday shopping season. It may actually be past time, given supply chain problems that have led some people to shop early. But the culture says this weekend is about shopping. Let's say th...

 2021-11-26 15:00 

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Next pandemic, hell, all the time, let's just give people money...

Just about every other economically advanced country in the world approached the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in the smartest, most humane way. They gave people money. Just like that. They used a variety of schemes—payroll sub...

 2021-11-26 14:00 

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Biden admin reversing termination of programs that could reunite some Haitian and Filipino families...

The Biden administration has reversed the termination of two little-discussed but very significant immigration programs, including a policy that allowed Filipino World War II veterans to petition to bring loved ones to the U.S. while they wait for their v...

 2021-11-26 13:00 

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Cartoon: Thanksgiving With Little Suzie Newsykins...

Vimeo Video (Remember, you can help support my work over on Patreon — where you'll find behind-the-scenes goodies like prints and exclusive videos .) As bad as many things are , Little Suzie Newsykins realizes there really are some things to be ...

 2021-11-26 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: So What's New With the Nu COVID variant?...

Mitchell S Jackson /Runner's world: Twelve Minutes and a Life Ahmaud Arbery went out for a jog and was gunned down in the street. How running fails Black America Let me acknowledge that I am one of the rarest of Americans, one otherwise known as a Bla...

 2021-11-26 02:50 

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On Thanksgiving, I'm thankful my Jewish ancestors left Europe, and that America took them in...

"I've got something I'd like to say." That's what I usually offer up as a preamble, as I try to get the attention of my kids and other family members gathered around the Thanksgiving table. It usually takes a couple of attempts, but on...

 2021-11-26 01:40 

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Scientist with the best job ever studies laughter of babies, says it's all 'about the eye contact'...

Developmental psychologist Caspar Addyman has the best job ever. He works to answer the age-old question: What makes babies laugh? This means Addyman spends most of his working days listening to, and decoding, the sound of what can only be described as th...

 2021-11-26 00:30 

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The pandemic has been isolating, but I'll always be grateful for one moment of community...

Do you need to hear a happy story? A "so hundreds of thousands of people have died and large swaths of the country have refused to try to save lives and we've seen the Capitol attacked in an attempt to overturn an election but everything isn't...

 2021-11-25 23:20 

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I'm thankful for this 94-year-old Polish antifa veteran who continues to slam neo-fascists...

Wanda Traczyk-Stawska is an outspoken 94-year-old Polish freedom fighter. She is a veteran of the Warsaw uprising, joining the resistance when she was 17 years old. Her youth and small stature earned her the nickname "Doughnut" within the resistan...

 2021-11-25 22:10 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: He mocks GoFundMe campaigns. Guess what happens next...

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...

 2021-11-25 21:00 

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Here are seven recipes I use to make my holiday cooking special. What are yours?...

The holidays are here, and that means it's cooking, and especially baking, season. From Thanksgiving through New Year's, parties and special occasions are stacked up, while dark days and cold weather make it appealing to have something in the oven...

 2021-11-25 20:00 

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This holiday season, dust off those kitchen appliances—but not for the reason you expect...

Every holiday season, people debate back and forth about what to donate to food banks and shelters : food? Diapers ? Interview clothes? Just cash? There are pros and cons to all options, and frankly, the best route is to reach out to the specific shelter ...

 2021-11-25 19:00 

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Unthanksgiving and the National Day of Mourning: Everything you should know...

For more than a century and a half, the U.S. has observed Thanksgiving Day as a federal holiday. Its roots date back more than 400 years and consistently intersect with violence against Native Americans. In 1637, Massachusetts Colony Gov. John Winthrop es...

 2021-11-25 18:00 

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Let's talk about chosen families and the holidays...

During the holiday season, a lot of well-intentioned people encourage us to focus, more than anything, on our families. The message is loud and clear: Cherish the time you have with your loved ones, prioritize seeing family above all else, and be present ...

 2021-11-25 17:00 

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This holiday, give thanks for the workers who have gotten us this far despite danger and disrespect...

Every Thanksgiving, I write a reminder for the people at home or with their families to take a moment to think about people who have to work on the holiday. This year, the pandemic has altered that landscape a little bit, in ways good and bad. A number of...

 2021-11-25 16:00 

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The dinosaur on your plate: How turkeys conquered the world...

When the asteroid struck the ocean off the Yucatan Peninsula 65 million years ago, a rain of molten glass and flaming rocks spread around the planet. The last day of the dinosaurs that populate childhood imaginations, and adult fascination, didn't dra...

 2021-11-25 15:00 

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South Bronx native a Thanksgiving Day saint for over four decades to hundreds in need...

Marty Rogers is nothing less than the South Bronx's Thanksgiving Day saint. For more than four decades, Rogers, 66, has served turkey, stuffing, and pie to those in need—never missing a one. Rogers' Thanksgiving dinner at the Immaculate Conc...

 2021-11-25 14:00 

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Caribbean Matters: Spice up your holiday meals (or any meal) with the flavors of the islands...

For those who aren't one of the over 13 million people of Caribbean American ancestry here in the United States, or friends of same, or who don't live near restaurants offering the wide variety that is Caribbean cuisine, the fairly standard Thanks...

 2021-11-25 13:30 

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Cartoon: The Firste Thanks-giving...

TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books are coming out this month : Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens ; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones ! Reserve your copies by ordering today! RIGHT HERE AND NOW. "Behold the wondrous, whimsical, witty world t...

 2021-11-25 12:48 

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Cheers and Jeers: Family Dysfunction Awareness Day...

Just You Wait My prediction still stands. Joe Biden will call the Butterball Hotline at least once during his presidency. He just gives off that vibe. As we wait for our 46th president to prove me correct, here's another POTUS—"Joe Bethesent...

 2021-11-25 03:30 

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News Roundup: Three guilty in Arbery murder; Jan. 6 planners had secret contact with Mark Meadows...

In the news today: A jury found three men guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Rolling Stone is now reporting that the organizers of the Jan. 6 rally that resulted in violence inside the U.S. Capitol were in contact with Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows an...

 2021-11-25 02:45 

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Trump's latest toxic grudge is even dumber than usual...

The most egregious story I've ever heard about Donald Trump—and, granted, there's an embarrassment of riches to choose from—is the one about his stripping health coverage away from his gravely ill infant nephew ... out of spite. This s...

 2021-11-25 02:15 

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Why is Joe Biden smiling? History is on his side...

Presidents are kind of like NFL quarterbacks: They get too much credit when their team wins and too much blame when they lose. Rightly or wrongly, U.S. presidents tend to be the face of whatever's happening in the country over a given snapshot of time...

 2021-11-25 01:45 

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The Washington Post's opinion page hits rock bottom...

News outlets under the First Amendment have a tremendous amount of leeway, and, of course, they should. They should be entitled to print diverse, conflicting, even vehemently oppositional views, and they shouldn't be concerned about how many people mi...

 2021-11-25 01:15 

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So, I have a confession to make about cooking and Kamala Harris...

I have a confession to make. It's a big one, so bear with me. I like to cook, something I've already said in Connect, Unite, Act here on Daily Kos. I talk about it and think about it. Even when I'm with others, I tend to swap recipes. Recently...

 2021-11-25 00:45 

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The fight to Defund the Police didn't end with the 2020 election...

by Indianna Taylor This story was originally published at Prism . Last year the call to create change by defunding the police could be heard from all over. It was meant as a step forward to re-envision public safety, rather than the immediate abolition of...

 2021-11-25 00:15 

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Teens between the ages of 12 to 16 charged for anti-Asian attack on Philadelphia train...

Despite the increase in awareness of anti-Asian crimes, incidents of hate continue to rise across the country. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train has made headlines again after a recent incident of racism was recorded and...

 2021-11-24 23:45 

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Watch bisexual teacher explain why he quit after being ordered to remove Pride flag from classroom...

When it comes to fostering education during the ongoing global pandemic, there are numerous valid concerns for all involved: How can we keep students, teachers, and staff safe? How can hybrid and online learning be equal when some students simply don'...

 2021-11-24 23:15 

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Baltimore Police Department sued by crime victims for stealing phones and wallets...

Civil asset forfeiture laws have allowed federal, state, and local law enforcement steal money and property from American citizens for decades. What was originally sold to the public as a way to financially debilitate organized crime while pursuing legal ...

 2021-11-24 23:00 

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Cartoon: Kyle's world...

Kyle Rittenhouse embodies the vigilante justice system that runs alongside our other legal justice systems here in the USA. (the one for rich and white people, and the one for the rest of us)...

 2021-11-24 22:30 

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Jen Psaki feeds Peter Doocy crow for Thanksgiving after he asks about Biden's holiday plans...

Being the less well-regarded son of Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy has to be tough. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but in Peter's case the testicles don't descend far from the abdomen. Or at all, for that matter. Because th...

 2021-11-24 22:00 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: Long-haul COVID (or worse), blames everyone but herself...

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...

 2021-11-24 21:30 

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ICE ignored U.S. citizen's pleas about status and detained him for over a month, lawsuit says...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) possibly detained as many as 800 U.S. citizens over the past several years, according to a nonpartisan government watchdog earlier this year. Among them has been Brian Bukle, who in a lawsuit made public this week...

 2021-11-24 21:00 

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In five ugly years, Republicans have transformed themselves into the party of misogyny and violence...

Violence—and the threat of violence—has long been a solid staple of "conservatism." From the Civil War to the present day, one of the most consistent defining characteristics of right-wing dogma has been the implicit or explicit threat...

 2021-11-24 20:35 

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$15 minimum wage for federal contract workers goes into effect in 2022, Labor Department announces...

Around five million people work on federal government contracts, and up to 390,000 of them will be getting a raise starting on January 30, 2022. In April, President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the minimum wage for federal contract worker...

 2021-11-24 20:05 

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Jan. 6 organizers used burner phones for calls with Mark Meadows, Trump family...

A new scoop at Rolling Stone adds to what we know about coordination between Jan. 6 "rally" organizers and the Trump White House—and it might be a very big deal. Hunter Walker reports that "March for Trump" planners purchased and use...

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