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When Joshua Tree National Park was my home

It was late afternoon when we pulled into the Cottonwood Springs Campground on that September day in 1989. The only ones there, we sat outside of our motorhome and enjoyed a glass of wine and watched

Our willful gullibility to corporate-induced indoctrination is destroying our schools

It was so clear after a Los Angeles mother gave an interview that aired on a cable news network: She completely understood the problem with schools. She knew the schools needed more money. She

Have you removed all Cult45 Trumpsters from your life?

I was never a fan of The Apprentice, or Donald Trump. I figured the show was yet another dumb, manipulated, unreality game show, and he was an arrogant blowhard conman using NBC to burnish his

Trump uses Winter Storm Harper as an opportunity to mock global warming

Sunday morning, President Donald Trump hopped onto Twitter to share his thoughts on Winter Storm Harper, the intense winter storm which has hit the Midwest and is heading East. Mind you, five people

11 ways costs are shifted onto you (after taxes are cut for the wealthy)

The idea of “tax cuts” is popular because people tend to think that they are getting some kind of break. Somehow, they’ll be able to save more because they’ll have more money. While the idea sounds

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez encourages people to 'shake the table' in pursuit of justice

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke at the Women’s March in New York City on Saturday, as well as the Women’s Unity Rally. She didn’t hold back when it came to inclusive feminism or the

Oscars host controversy provides lessons about accountability in today's call-out culture

For the first time in 30 years, it looks like the Oscars will not have a host. With an aspiring dictator in the White House, a completely dysfunctional government, and a shutdown endangering the

Still seething over his big speech being canceled, Trump threatening to show up anyway

Because Donald Trump remains completely uninterested in any aspect of his tantrum-fueled government shutdown that does not revolve around praise of or insults to himself, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's

International Elections Digest: Who's to blame for the UK's lack of a Brexit deal? Take your pick

The Daily Kos International Elections Digest is compiled by Stephen Wolf and David Beard, with additional contributions from James Lambert and Daniel Donner, and is edited by David Nir.NB: Please be

Native American veteran Nathan Phillips speaks out after being harassed by MAGA hat wearing teens

Viral video footage portrays a group of white teenage boys wearing “Make America Great Again” hats harassing a Native American elder while at the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, DC. Nathan

We do not need a wall to solve our immigration issues

Recently, I visited several Central American nations. Of those places, I have never seen crushing poverty like I saw in Belize and Honduras. Juxtaposed between beautiful beaches and the manicured

Giuliani concedes Trump's Moscow negotiations continued throughout 2016

Donald Trump's top as-seen-on-TV lawyer was back on the Sunday shows again, as usual to clean up the damage he did during the previous Sunday shows. His main charge this time around was to dismiss the

Six rules for the media on how to cover the 2020 election

With the entrance of multiple Democrats into the 2020 presidential contest and with several others either waiting in the wings or still pondering, the nation’s political reporters have a chance to do

Steve King broke the first rule of White Club

When Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King lamented that language like “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization” had “become offensive,” GOP leaders like Senate Majority Leader
If Trump suborned Cohen perjury, then Rashida Tlaib was right: They must "impeach the motherf%cker"

If Trump suborned Cohen perjury, then Rashida Tlaib was right: They must "impeach the motherf%cker"

Every time something new comes out about Individual 1 and the Russia investigation, my mother asks me, “Is this the thing that’s going to bring down Trump?” And every time so far, I’ve said “Not yet.”

Vile racism is alive and well in every region of the United States. What are you doing to end it?

Recent headlines have been full of discussions of Iowa Rep. Steve King, his racist remarks, and his white supremacist history, as if he’s the only Republican to hold these views. The truth is that the

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Yesterday before yesterday, everything seem clear

So, about Friday. Remember that part where I was all like “That’s suborning perjury!” and then, then it was “Democrats can’t even wait for the Mueller report, they have to impeach Trump now!” Yeah.

Fort Worth progressives look to make gains in longtime conservative stronghold in spring races

Fort Worth’s Tarrant County has been a GOP stronghold for a while, but Team Blue was encouraged by Texas Senate nominee Beto O’Rourke’s narrow victory there last year, and by wins in a local state

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign—special districts and boards

It’s another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a Saturday diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up anytime: Just visit our

Rookie reps like Ayanna Pressley promise big changes on Maxine Waters-led House Financial Committee

The House Financial Services Committee has historically been regarded as a prime assignment for members of Congress—especially because many of them have received campaign donations from the industries