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What is the biggest issue where time and resources are wasted arguing with idiots?

I sometimes wonder how much of life is spent waiting. How much of life is spent waiting in a room or in a line on someone else to do something? Even though some places go to great lengths to make the

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign—public forums

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

Cowardly Republicans ignore Trump's John McCain slurs because it's 'not worth inflaming GOP voters'

In the days since Donald Trump inexplicably renewed his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain, the response from Senate Republicans has been—at best—tepid. But hey, who can blame them? It’s not like

Jimmy Carter is now the longest-living former president in history, but he's too busy to celebrate

Friday marked another milestone for 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter. He officially became the oldest former president in United States history on March 22, at the age 94 years and 172 days. Jimmy

GM poured billions into stock buybacks then closed plants, this week in the war on workers

Donald Trump is blaming the UAW for General Motors’ Lordstown, Ohio, plant closing. A Republican blaming a union for a massive company’s actions is not so surprising, but Trump is claiming that union

Vietnam vet asks Trump to show new bone spur X-rays, since bone spurs don't go away

As Donald Trump continues to attack, criticize and whine about the late war hero and former Arizona senator John McCain, a new query has emerged. During an interview on Thursday with Anderson Cooper,

Maine Republican says providing free tampons and pads would turn jails into 'country clubs'

How much do Republicans hate women and people who menstruate? A lot. The latest example: One member of the GOP in Maine has asserted his (of course it’s a man) belief that if state jails provided free

Who's ashamed of Donald Trump? How about Donald Trump.

Could we interest you in a nice pre-built suite at 725 5th Avenue? It has a Starbucks on the Mezzanine level, floor to ceiling windows, and excellent light. The largest suites even come with a nice

#AbledsAreWeird: Disabled people flood Twitter with tales of painful clashes with the able-bodied

Respecting disabled people is, unfortunately, something of a final frontier when it comes to the too-slowly evolving culture of kindness and respect that so many of us are fighting for. Racism,

Kamala Harris plans an 'unprecedented federal investment' in teachers with a nationwide pay raise

As teachers nationwide have resorted to striking for budget restoration or leaving the profession all together amidst budget cutbacks, low pay and low morale, Sen. Harris is calling for a massive

Who is Amy Klobuchar? 5 facts about the senator from Minnesota that may surprise you

If you’re not from the Midwest, you might associate Sen. Amy Klobuchar with, well, being covered in snow. Speaking to a sizable crowd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she didn’t let a little blizzard stop

Trump's attacks on McCain bombed in Ohio, and that silence means everything

As reported widely (here as well), Donald Trump visited a friendly audience of workers at an army tank factory in Ohio on Wednesday. Because some synapse in his brain must have connected “tank

As Trump rallies Republican racists and xenophobes, Mike Pence strong-arms the party's donor base

Donald Trump and Mike Pence have an unusually rigid separation of duties in this White House. Donald does the shouting; Pence does the cajoling. Donald appeals to the television-obsessed, the grumps,

View from the Left: It's not over till it's over, and it ain't over

Reading the Daily Kos comment threads since the delivery of Robert Mueller's report to the Justice Department, I am seeing a profound sense of dismay from many readers who hoped to see Donald Trump

Ben Carson's daily schedules suggest he's not exactly burning the midnight oil over at HUD

The results of Freedom of Information Act requests for Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's daily schedules are finally in. It's not clear why a FOIA request was even needed to

Daily Kos Science: A discovery in China could add extraordinary details to the history of life

Lagerstätte may not be a word that many people run into in their daily lives, but for geologists it’s an extremely exciting term. A lagerstätte is an area were rocks have preserved evidence of ancient

The report may be in, but the investigations go on, and Trump is still at risk

The best way to get rid of Donald Trump is also the simplest: Vote him out in November of 2020. In an ideal world, Trump will lose by such a margin that pundits will exhaust themselves looking for new

33 California news outlets join forces to shine a light on 'rogue police officers'

Police misconduct in California is about to come under a powerful spotlight. Not just one news organization but 33 of them have announced they’ll be focusing on “rogue police officers” and their

Team Trump is on a remarkable losing streak in federal courts

You may have noticed that the Trump administration seems to be spending more time in court than its predecessors. You may also have noticed that it seems to be on quite the losing streak in those

Mueller has provided his 'closing document' to the attorney general, what happens now?

Robert Mueller has completed his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. For the moment, we don’t know a lot more than that.From the letter delivered to Congress by Attorney