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Sep 1

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge gone wrong then right

Sean Patrick Wrigley takes the ALS ice bucket challenge It was a great labor day celebrated with friends.


Aug 31

Open thread for night owls: Procrastination—Is delaying hard work is all about our moods?

Open thread for night owls: Procrastination—Is delaying hard work is all about our moods?

Night Owl

Derek Thompson at The Atlantic writes The Procrastination Doom Loop—Delaying hard work is all about your mood. An excerpt:

When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m.

So, predictably, by the time it was 10 a.m., I had made and consumed two cups of coffee, taken out the trash, cleaned my room while taking a deliberately slow approach to folding my shirts, gone on…

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President Bush declared Iraq a ‘catastrophic success’ ten years ago

President Bush declared Iraq a ‘catastrophic success’ ten years ago

The disastrous U.S. invasion of Iraq wasn’t just an American war of choice. As much as anything else, it was a war of talking points. Designed, as President Bush once explained, to “catapult the propaganda,” the tried and untrue sound bites about “the smoking gun that could come in the form of mushroom cloud,” about Saddam seeking uranium in Africa, about being “greeted as liberators,” about an…

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To fight ISIS the West must do more to integrate potentially alienated Muslims

To fight ISIS the West must do more to integrate potentially alienated Muslims

People who feel a part of the national community do not join ISIS.

It is disturbing, to say the least, to hear that an American was killed fighting for ISIS, and that, depending on which estimate one reads, anywhere from a few dozen to three hundredAmericans may have likewise joined up. Even more disturbing is that there are “twice as many” British Muslims serving in combat with ISIS than there…

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Can you still doubt plight of black men with police irrespective of socio-economic circumstances?

I am a father, a son, a husband, a brother, an engineer, a software developer, a host of several radio shows, an author, a blogger, a vlogger, a political activist, a business owner, an entrepreneur, a musician, and a black man.


Quick question for white conservatives: Is it ever NOT okay to shoot dead an unarmed black man?

Quick question for white conservatives: Is it ever NOT okay to shoot dead an unarmed black man?

A makeshift memorial is pictured near where black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by police over the weekend in Ferguson, Missouri August 12, 2014. Police said Brown, 18, was shot in a struggle with a gun in a police car but have not said why Bro Again.

Among the many profoundly disturbing aspects of the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson has been the reflexive reaction of white conservatives in the media. Whether it was the quickly debunked lie that Brown had damaged Wilson’s eye socket or the utterly irrelevant question of Brown’s use (like millions of other American teens) of…

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Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (Back to School Edition)

Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (Back to School Edition)

Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks at a meeting of the Latin Builders Association in Miami, Florida January 27, 2012.    REUTERS/Joe Skipper   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) For the fourth month in a row, Florida’s Rick Scott sees his re-election near the top of the Power Rankings.

If we wanted to give an alternate title to the Power Rankings this month (“back to school”, from a calendar perspective, made the most sense), we could have selected from two worthy options.

This could have been:

Daily Kos Elections Power Rankings: The Governors (Revenge of the Primary…

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‘Stuck in the past’ on women? Play offense, say GOP strategists

‘Stuck in the past’ on women? Play offense, say GOP strategists

Women make less than men in almost every field 4 years after graduation. GOP solution? ignore this and blame the poor.

“We have to quit sitting back and taking it on the chin. I think we have to play offense on this.”
Katie Packer Gage, Republican strategist

Two conservative groups did a study about the attitudes of women voters toward the Republican Party. As reported to Politico, the results were thoroughly unsurprising: the study, which combined both focus…

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Thank you President Obama for not yet having a ISIL strategy in Syria

Thank you President Obama for not yet having a ISIL strategy in Syria

ISIS / ISIL is a problem that requires intelligent action devoid of shooting from the hip

President Obama got into hot water with the media this week. He was transparent and told the truth. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” President Obama said. “We don’t have a strategy yet.

What is so bad about that statement? It…

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The best and worst campaign ads of 2014 (so far)

The 2014 campaign is well under way, and the ads have been flying. Most spots are unmemorable, but there are a few that stick out.


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