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 2021-11-22 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Aftermath of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict...

Jennifer Rodgers /CNN: After Rittenhouse verdict, it's time to question the law The trial came down to two dueling narratives . To the prosecutors, Rittenhouse was a vigilante with an AR-15-style weapon who went looking for trouble. To the defense, Ri...

 2021-11-22 04:30 

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News Roundup: Some justice for Lamb; Republicans stewing over Youngkin...

In the news today: Criminal justice, or the lack thereof. Meanwhile, Glenn Youngkin is already in hot water with Trump Republicans for not moving swiftly to attack mask mandates, and the gas price panic that Republicans desperately tried to stoke appears ...

 2021-11-22 04:00 

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Rittenhouse makes mockery of justice system. Then, Proud Boys make mockery of NYPD...

Following the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, video has began to circulate online of several white supremacists celebrating the acquittal. And well, that's sadly expected following a presidency that championed such hate. But if the Ri...

 2021-11-22 03:00 

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Untraceable 3D-printed guns are now an epidemic, and the GOP is making it worse...

Bryan Muehlburger is considered an expert on ghost guns—but never asked to be one. On a Thursday morning in 2019, his 15-year-old daughter was waiting for friends at Saugus High School in California. Children's backpacks were scattered across th...

 2021-11-22 02:00 

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Sweden brings criminal indictments against two fossil fuel executives for 'grave war crimes'...

On Thursday, Nov. 11, prosecutors in Sweden indicted two Lundin Oil executives for complicity in war crimes perpetrated in Sudan, between the years of 1999 and 2003. Chairman Ian Lundin and former CEO Alex Schneiter reportedly called upon the Sudanese gov...

 2021-11-22 01:00 

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Nuts & Bolts—Inside a Democratic campaign: Calling out a campaign for hitting below the belt...

Welcome back to the weekly Nuts & Bolts Guide to small campaigns. We have had an unusual period in the last few weeks, including a U.S. Representative openly publishing a cartoon threatening the life of another elected official . These issues are appallin...

 2021-11-22 00:00 

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Whether thousands of Americans will live or die may be decided Tuesday—by random drawing...

You wouldn't know it from very many corporate-owned media sources, but the fate of literally thousands—if not millions—of Americans is being decided Tuesday—in a random drawing, much like a lottery. That's because our federal jud...

 2021-11-21 23:00 

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A drunk mechanic, shackled immigrants, a crash landing: The dangers of ICE flights...

Detained immigrants are at risk on ICE Air's charters, which face minimal regulation by aviation watchdog agencies. By Angelika Albaladejo for Capital & Main This article was produced in partnership with USA Today. As a private jet hired by Immigratio...

 2021-11-21 22:00 

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NASA astronaut poised to be the first Black woman to join International Space Station crew...

Starting in April 2022, Jessica Watkins will make history in her new home on the International Space Station (ISS). Watkins will be the first Black woman to live and work on ISS. When Watkins joins the SpaceX Crew-4, the fourth rotation of astronauts on t...

 2021-11-21 21:00 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: He still believed in his immune system...

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...

 2021-11-21 20:00 

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Psst, gas prices are falling, partly thanks to President Biden. Someone alert the GOP...

Gas prices are falling now? Fine, but this doesn't come close to making up for the gelding of Mr. Potato Head or the fiendish plot to make children's books marginally less racist . Heading into the holiday season, Republicans are clearly rooting f...

 2021-11-21 19:30 

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Cameron Lamb's family gets imperfect, but historic justice when white cop convicted...

A white cop still employed by the Kansas City Police Department in Missouri was convicted on Friday of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action after he shot and killed a Black man and planted evidence to justify his actions, prosecutors said. D...

 2021-11-21 19:00 

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Be careful during holiday travel: COVID-19 is surging and hospitals are filling up again...

As many of us begin to make plans for the fall and winter holiday season, it can be all too tempting to try and forget that there's a global pandemic that's still very much an issue. While it's absolutely fantastic that the COVID-19 vaccine is...

 2021-11-21 18:00 

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Will California get its shot at single-payer health care?...

Democratic Assemblymember Ash Kalra is proposing a bill to jump-start the process, but Big Medicine will fight to kill it. By Mark Kreidler for Capital & Main The COVID-19 pandemic has brought all sorts of uncomfortable truths to the surface in California...

 2021-11-21 17:00 

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In rapidly diversifying Minnesota, COVID-19 has intensified the challenges immigrant workers face...

by Cirien Saadeh This story was originally published at Prism . Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota meatpacking plants have been epicenters of both the virus itself, and of workers organizing in response to demand safer and more equitable ...

 2021-11-21 16:00 

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Glenn Youngkin is already being rebuked by right-wingers for insufficient loyalty to MAGA madness...

Racism and bigotry were the jet fuel that launched Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin to his gubernatorial victory earlier this month. Somehow, he got the fuel mix right, adding just enough incendiary nonsense to his campaign speeches while keeping obviou...

 2021-11-21 15:00 

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Boston's first woman, person of color, and Asian American mayor is wasting no time...

On Tuesday, Michelle Wu made history in Boston when she was sworn in as the City on the Hill's first woman, first person of color, and first Asian American popularly elected mayor. After she was sworn in, Mayor Wu told reporters, "We have so much ...

 2021-11-21 14:00 

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This Black Music Sunday, we're cookin' soul food while stuffing ourselves with the sounds of soul...

I had to grin when I found out that Nov.21 is celebrated as National Stuffing Day . Stuffing and dressing are probably my favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner, and I'm already looking forward to cooking and eating it this week. In my home, we celebra...

 2021-11-21 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Don't let the Rittenhouse acquittal distract from Build Back Better...

Before getting to the legal, political, and cultural ramifications of the "not guilty" verdicts in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, I want to note that Friday's passage of the Build Back Better bill by the House is a BFD. And that's especially t...

 2021-11-21 03:30 

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Community Spotlight: You never forget your first time...

Daily Kos allows its members to be as anonymous as we like. We choose our own usernames, and we're not required to provide our given names. As for the rest of our identities, we can reveal or keep back as much as we like. Even with that anonymity, whe...

 2021-11-21 03:00 

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Watch Denver journalist condemn Lauren Boebert for saying 'cruel, false, and bigoted' things...

On Wednesday, Republican pooperstar Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, one of the more wretched politicians allowed onto the House floor, spewed out an Islamophobic, invective-filled rant. Specifically, she attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, saying she ...

 2021-11-21 02:00 

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#BuildBackBetterAct: One down, one to go. Now, the really hard part begins....

On November 19, the U.S. House passed the Build Back Better Act . It is no exaggeration to say that for these members, this may be the most impactful vote of their careers. It is undoubtedly a victory for the American people. And now, it is incumbent on t...

 2021-11-21 01:00 

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Putting white men on trial doesn't equal justice for Black people...

by Cat Brooks This story was originally published at Prism . In three courtrooms, in three American cities, the same familiar scene is unfolding. With arrogance, disdain, and even laughter , white men who have committed egregious acts of violence in the n...

 2021-11-21 00:00 

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Tom Morello and John Oliver give unions a big week on TV, this week in the war on workers...

This week, 10,000 John Deere workers ended their strike after six weeks. It was also a really good week for unions on TV, between a typically sharp John Oliver segment explaining union-busting, and a Tonight Show performance by Tom Morello (featuring gran...

 2021-11-20 23:00 

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Connect! Unite! Act! We seriously have to talk about the love for food on Daily Kos...

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...

 2021-11-20 22:00 

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Rittenhouse verdict celebrated on right-wing social media as green light for killing protesters...

The exultation on right-wing social media following Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal has been sickeningly predictable: Mainstream conservatives loudly valorize Rittenhouse as a "hero," while more extremist voices, applying the same logic, demand t...

 2021-11-20 21:00 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: This is a story about an owner of an anti-vaxx Facebook group...

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...

 2021-11-20 20:00 

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'This is a life changer': Teachers and others celebrate public service student loan forgiveness...

Weeks before student loan payments are set to resume after being suspended during the pandemic, 30,000 people are seeing loan forgiveness become a reality. The Biden administration's changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program are going int...

 2021-11-20 19:00 

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Trump looks to be putting the screws to both McCarthy and McConnell...

When House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was asked by a reporter this week when he last talked to Donald Trump, he paused for a millisecond before landing on what was probably the truth. "Uhhh, this morning," McCarthy said on Thursday, the day af...

 2021-11-20 18:00 

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Research on irrecoverable carbon highlights need for Indigenous stewardship...

Research released on Thursday in the journal Nature Sustainability shows the many natural wonders across the planet must be preserved to combat climate change effectively. From Russia's peatlands to the Amazon rainforest, those regions store substanti...

 2021-11-20 17:30 

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Getting Joe Manchin's vote on BBB could come down to one of the weirdest situations of the century...

The fate of the Build Back Better legislation, including the future of U.S. participation in attempts to limit the impact of the climate crisis, may depend on one of the weirdest phenomena of the modern world. It's a trend that crosses an outdated tec...

 2021-11-20 16:30 

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Democratic lawmakers blast Supreme Court commission for 'both-sidesing' court politicization...

Four congressional Democrats wrote a scathing letter to President Joe Biden's Supreme Court reform commission this week, calling out the commission's failure to address or even examine the degree to which dark money groups with well-funded lobbyin...

 2021-11-20 16:15 

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It shouldn't need to be said, but after the Rittenhouse verdict, you might need to hear this...

Friday was a horrible day for those of us who abhor the worst of this nation's original values, norms, and laws. You know the ones—the ones that enable white men to rule over women and people of color with an iron fist, the ones that protect the...

 2021-11-20 15:00 

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Secret ALEC-run 'Academy' of right-wing lawmakers met to discuss voter suppression strategies...

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ran an "Academy" for state lawmakers on voter suppression last July, and a ccording to The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), it was a doozy of a party, with many right-wing players in attendance. Th...

 2021-11-20 14:00 

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Voting Rights Roundup: Conspiracy-driven Wisconsin GOP looks to take over election administration...

Programming Note: The Voting Rights Roundup will be taking a break the week of Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday but will return the following week. Leading Off Wisconsin : In a chilling new report, the New York Times describes how Wisconsin Republican...

 2021-11-20 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The success of the Biden presidency...

David Brooks /NY Times: Joe Biden Is Succeeding The Biden $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed and has been tremendously successful. It heated the overall economy. The Conference Board projects that real G.D.P. growth will be about 5 percent this quarter...

 2021-11-20 03:30 

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News Roundup: Rittenhouse and white supremacist get a win in court; BBB passes thru the House...

It is Friday. Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges today after shooting dead two Kenosha, Wisconsin, protesters and injuring a third. While the decision was not surprising, as weeks of bizarre behavior by the judge made it clear how the scales of j...

 2021-11-20 02:45 

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Uh-oh. The RNC chair just admitted 'Joe Biden won the election'...

This won't go over well with ... uh ... certain people. Donald Trump's decades-long campaign to pretend he's a winner who always wins—despite his conspicuous inability to make money running a casino, selling liquor , or sponsoring a frau...

 2021-11-20 02:00 

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California attorney general seeks rehearing following ruling against state's ban on private prisons...

California Attorney General Rob Bonta is seeking to return to court to defend a historic state law state banning private for-profit prisons after a three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last month ruled against it . Advocates said at the...

 2021-11-20 01:15 

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Elijah McClain's family may receive $15M settlement...

The family of Elijah McClain, a young Black man who died after police restrained him with a carotid hold—a now banned maneuver—may receive a $15 million settlement from the city of Aurora, Colorado. First reported by CBS News , the settlement ...

 2021-11-20 00:30 

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After decades, two men convicted of killing Malcolm X were exonerated—offering hope to another man...

After a half-century of suspicion—at least in the Black community and certainly within the Nation of Islam—around whether those convicted of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965 were, in fact, patsies, two men have been exonerated. Thursday,...

 2021-11-20 00:25 

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

Late Night Snark: Pre-Gobble Gobble Edition "Last year around this time, experts were urging everyone to cancel their usual Thanksgiving plans because of Covid-19. Ironically, this gave us all something to truly be thankful for: an ironclad excuse not...

 2021-11-20 00:00 

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Texas Democrat changes parties to benefit from gerrymandering as redistricting maps face new lawsuit...

There's a growing rift between voting rights advocates, those negatively impacted by Texas' new redistricting maps, and the lawmakers who chose to gerrymander in the first place. For one, a former Democratic state representative deemed the least l...

 2021-11-19 23:30 

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Senate confirms Chuck Sams by voice vote to lead National Parks Service. Here's why that matters...

Amid an onslaught of distressing news, a recent unanimous move by the U.S. Senate has given us all something to celebrate. On Thursday night, the Senate confirmed Chuck F. Sams III as the first Native American to head the National Parks Service (NPS), as ...

 2021-11-19 23:00 

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Republican politicians and white nationalists spreading antisemitism along with COVID denialism...

In many ways, antisemitism and conspiracism are twins with common origins: The original conspiracy theory is the "blood libel" (claiming Jews use the blood of Gentile babies for matzoh) that arose in medieval times, and the ur-conspiracy theory of...

 2021-11-19 22:59 

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Cartoon: 2021's newest balloons...

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 2021-11-19 22:30 

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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: COVID is just like eating raw cookie dough, except that maybe it isn't...

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...

 2021-11-19 22:00 

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Donald Trump 'wrote' a 'book' for $229.99.* Here's my 'book,' and it is free...

In fairness, the $229.99 price tag for his picture book is the cost if you want a signed copy. But if you want to "read" his book without his signature, it is just $74.99, or, roughly the same price as six—count them— six of these . Th...

 2021-11-19 21:30 

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Revelation that ex-Nazi now holds key DOJ counterterrorism highlights police infiltration threat...

A man who was a leading figure in the racist skinhead scene in the late '80s—the drummer for a white-power band called Arresting Officers, and an associate of a notorious neo-Nazi terrorist group—is now a key official overseeing counterter...

 2021-11-19 21:00 

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2022 themes already taking shape as House passes Build Back Better bill...

It's been an eventful pre-Thanksgiving week bookended by blowhard Steve Bannon's surrender to the FBI and House Democrats passing the Build Back Better bill aimed at boosting American families and attacking climate change. Though President Joe Bid...

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