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Man banned from Cubs games for life after using 'white power' symbol behind broadcaster during game

Man banned from Cubs games for life after using 'white power' symbol behind broadcaster during game

During Tuesday night’s Chicago Cubs home game at Wrigley Field, TV footage showed some jackass standing behind NBC Chicago baseball analyst Doug Glanville, who is black, and throwing up the “OK” sign
Spotlight on green news & views: Hype?Loop; 'bee-safe' pesticide ain't safe; tipping points

Spotlight on green news & views: Hype?Loop; 'bee-safe' pesticide ain't safe; tipping points

This is the 598th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the May 4 edition. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily
Washington 'law-and-order' militia leader terrorized his own followers with extortion threats

Washington 'law-and-order' militia leader terrorized his own followers with extortion threats

Like most right-wing authoritarians, “Patriot” militiamen are fond of portraying themselves as moral beacons, people whose adherence to the law and to social standards is beyond reproach, mainly
New York Democrat screams he won't 'rat' on sexual harassers at sensitivity-training session

New York Democrat screams he won't 'rat' on sexual harassers at sensitivity-training session

It’s sometimes tough to believe, but New York City Councilor Ruben Diaz Sr. can always get even worse. Diaz, a very conservative Bronx Democrat who is seeking New York’s safely blue 15th Congressional
Angry parents pull 650 kids from school to protest LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum

Angry parents pull 650 kids from school to protest LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum

In a protest that is sending the worst possible message to their children, parents in California pulled a total of 650 students from school for a one-day protest. Their cause? They don’t want
Bay Area has highest concentration of billionaires in world, third-highest homeless count in U.S.

Bay Area has highest concentration of billionaires in world, third-highest homeless count in U.S.

A new report published by wealth analysis company Wealth-X says that San Francisco has the highest density of billionaires in the world—higher than New York, Dubai, and Hong Kong. SFGate reports that
Where's wall dough? To no one's surprise, 'We Build the Wall' GoFundMe hasn't built anything.

Where's wall dough? To no one's surprise, 'We Build the Wall' GoFundMe hasn't built anything.

On Friday, The Daily Beast caught up with the GoFundMe-funded “We Build the Wall” and checked in to see how many miles of barrier the $20 million they had collected had generated since the project
Saturday midday open thread: Iowa Dems—no tolerance for bulls**t; GM Lordstown sale doubtful

Saturday midday open thread: Iowa Dems—no tolerance for bulls**t; GM Lordstown sale doubtful

What’s coming up on Sunday Kos: The president of the United States is not above the law, by Mark E Andersen The war against black Democratic voters, by Denise Oliver Velez Trump is daring
Donald Trump allegedly cheats at golf in order to win championships, surprising no one

Donald Trump allegedly cheats at golf in order to win championships, surprising no one

Journalist and sportswriter Rick Reilly, in promoting his new book, Commander in Cheat, alleges that the president doesn’t just waste a lot of time and taxpayer money on playing golf, which we already
Pelosi's impeachment evolution is painful but it may be just what the country needs

Pelosi's impeachment evolution is painful but it may be just what the country needs

One of the most eye-opening pieces of news over the past week came in an interview published last weekend in the New York Times in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed that she was worried Donald
Republican congressman selling unrepaired recalled cars despite pledging no dealer ever would

Republican congressman selling unrepaired recalled cars despite pledging no dealer ever would

Republican Rep. Mike Kelly isn't just a member of Congress representing Pennsylvania’s 16th District—he's also an auto dealer, and, well, this headline from Consumer Affairs says it all:Congressman
Billionaires in space: Bezos and Musk are creating the future, whether you like it or not

Billionaires in space: Bezos and Musk are creating the future, whether you like it or not

Jeff Bezos is going to the Moon. Elon Musk is going to Mars. Unless something happens that deprives one or both of their fortunes, it’s very likely both will be successful. And that success will have
'Have kids ever been so afraid and so regularly prompted to imagine their own suffering?'

'Have kids ever been so afraid and so regularly prompted to imagine their own suffering?'

On Tuesday, there was a school shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, that left one student dead and seven others wounded. And with school shootings becoming such a common occurrence in the United
Trump recalls ambassador to Ukraine to help Rudy Giuliani's effort to create a scandal

Trump recalls ambassador to Ukraine to help Rudy Giuliani's effort to create a scandal

On Friday evening, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani appeared to cancel his planned muck-making trip to Ukraine. But that cancellation didn’t stop the effort to create a scandal out of nothing—an effort
Chaining yourself to Donald Trump doesn't look like it's turning out to be a good career move

Chaining yourself to Donald Trump doesn't look like it's turning out to be a good career move

At The Washington Post, Phillip Bump and team set out to make a list of where the top three-dozenish of Donald Trump's many ex-administration officials have ended up, once Trump fired them or they
Public service loan forgiveness is in trouble. If Trump has his way, it will end completely

Public service loan forgiveness is in trouble. If Trump has his way, it will end completely

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is an effort by Congress to reward Americans who take on demanding public service professions like teaching or nursing by allowing for forgiveness of their

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The normalization of GOP corruption

Digby:The New York Times followed up on its smear story on Joe Biden and Ukraine of the other day with an update last night. It is a bit more forthcoming about the fact that the Trump people are
Open thread for night owls: Driftglass dices David Brooks as the Pope of the Both Sides Do It Church

Open thread for night owls: Driftglass dices David Brooks as the Pope of the Both Sides Do It Church

Driftglass has always been one of my favorite political bloggers. Is that still a word? I mean the deluge of political blogs that began flowing onto the worldwideweb almost 20 years ago has long since
Fellow Republicans eye upstate seat of New York congressman awaiting insider trading trial

Fellow Republicans eye upstate seat of New York congressman awaiting insider trading trial

GOP Rep. Chris Collins is scheduled to stand trial in February for insider trading and says he’ll decide whether to run again “early next year,” which puts local Republicans who covet New York’s 27th
McConnell breaks the Senate further, confirms two more judges opposed by home-state senators

McConnell breaks the Senate further, confirms two more judges opposed by home-state senators

For just the fourth time in history, and for the second time in two days, the Senate confirmed a federal judiciary nominee over the objections of both home-state senators Thursday. Michael Park was