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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: NRA is going down, GOP despair is going up, and tips may be going away

Less than two weeks after the Parkland shooting, both Delta and United have dropped special arrangements with the NRA.xDelta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their

Saturday open thread for night owls: Secret, abandoned U.S. nuclear ice base a pollution threat

At Atlas Obscura, Sarah Laskow writes—America’s Secret Nuclear Ice Base in Greenland Won’t Stay Frozen Forever: THE CREATION OF CAMP CENTURY, from the outset, was an audacious scheme. Under the thick

Why is the GOP alienating a generation of soon-to-be voters who were raised on school shootings?

Politicians owned by the NRA may still be saying it’s “too soon” after the latest mass shooting to talk about gun control, but apparently “about a week” is just the right amount of time for those on

Nuts & Bolts: Inside Democratic Campaigns—I'm elected. Now what?

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y’ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you’ve

This week in science: the reality tour

The reality of assault weapon wounds, aka clinical info gun rights advocates refuse to aknowledge and often work tooth and nail against:I was looking at a CT scan of one of the victims of the shooting

This week ... in space!

Robert Lawrence was selected as an astronaut for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory project, which was announced in 1963. If the MOL project sounds unfamiliar, it’s because in the end it never flew.And

This week in the war on workers: West Virginia teachers walk out, closing schools statewide

West Virginia teachers shut down public schools across the state on Thursday and Friday when they walked out over pay and benefits. The state currently ranks 48th in teacher pay, ahead of just

New study says that organic food diets promote significant benefits to our environment

A large study of almost 35,000 people reports that environmental sustainability could be greatly enriched if we all began taking on more plant-based organic, healthier diets.Many organizations,

Spotlight on green news & views: The benefits to climate of organic diets; methane rule survives

This is the 547th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the February 21

Citizen history project offers the chance to see the most private moments of the Supreme Court

If you’re looking for a diversion from the craziness of the day, here’s something that’s interesting, educational, and even … fun. A citizen-history project is focused on transcribing handwritten

Democrats release Schiff memorandum that challenges GOP memo on FBI monitoring of Carter Page

Democrats released a heavily censored memorandum Saturday that was crafted by Rep. Adam Schiff in response to one written by Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes, which alleged that federal

Gov. Eric Greitens faces felony charge and the Missouri GOP's defense will make you LOL in real life

Missouri Republicans has really gone off-the-rails in recent years. One after another, the so-called party of “family values” were engulfed a series of sexual harassment and frat party-like stories

This week at progressive state blogs: NRA collides with kids it can't shut up; a 'D' for Delaware

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the Feb. 17 edition. Inclusion of a blog post

Say goodnight to net neutrality as AT&T just rolled out 'internet fast lanes'

AT&T spent the better part of last year pretending to shake its fist along with the majority of Americans in support of net neutrality rules being kept. This protesting included CEO Randall

Saturday midday open thread: Companies abandon NRA; Virgin Hyperloop plans 760 mph prototype

254 days remain until the November election••• •••• What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … ° Black History Month: AfroLatina Pura Belpré gave children the precious love of books and stories, by Denise

A major collection of fossils discovered in Bears Ears National Monument, now in jeopardy

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology released a statement concerning the Bears Ears National Monument and its import to the scientific community, back in December. They pointed out that Bears Ears

View from the Left: When our 'leaders' fail us, we are our own best defense

America didn't see it coming. But after 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School perished last week at the hands of yet another school shooter with an assault weapon, the kids of America

Crisis actors? The long history of ugly attacks on survivors and activists as fakes

Before the far right was floating conspiracy theories about “crisis actors” pretending to be survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there were similar claims about

CPAC comm. director says they chose Michael Steele to chair the RNC because 'he was a black guy'

Friday night, during the “Reagan dinner” held by people who think that Ronald Reagan is someone you should think about when eating and making money, CPAC communication director Ian Walters made this

Abbreviated Science Round-up: Citizen science, a star is un-born, and more mole rat news

If you’ve ever wanted to find a comet no one has ever seen before, search for fossils in Kenya, discover treasures hiding in the collections of some of the world’s great museums, help to save the