Thursday, October 30, 2014

BACK TO BASICS

A tale of rich and poor

http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/10/29/7089653/poll-rich-economic-system-democrat-republican-midterm
Even Republicans think Republican policies help the rich

http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/10/29/7077963/one-chart-that-shows-how-much-the-safety-net-cuts-poverty
Think you know how bad poverty is in your state? Think again.

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/29/child-poverty-in-the-u-s-is-among-the-worst-in-the-developed-world/
Child poverty in the U.S. is among the worst in the developed world

The GOP strategy: (Step 1) require voter ID; (Step 2) make voter ID almost impossible to get

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/29/this-is-what-its-like-to-try-to-get-a-voter-id-when-youre-disabled-poor-or-dont-drive/

More: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/10/al_jazeera_america_s_reveals_massive_gop_voter_suppression_effort_millions.html

GOP extremists reveal their plans for Congress if they win

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/29/1340057/-Congressional-Wingnut-Caucus-unveils-post-election-agenda-and-it-s-exactly-what-you-expect

Understanding the Hispanic vote

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/10/30/the-hispanic-vote-is-completely-misunderstood-heres-proof/

More: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/10/most-latinos-dont-hold-obamas-immigration-delay-against-him

The McConnell Makeover

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/mitch-mcconnell-desperately-backtracks-aca
Mitch McConnell Desperately Tries To Backtrack On ACA Repeal

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/29/1340045/-McConnell-claims-he-never-supported-Social-Security-privatization
McConnell claims he never supported Social Security privatization

More: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/mcconnell-trips-social-security-approaching-finish-line

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/mcconnell-finally-comes-clean-health-care-plans


Your (almost) daily Christie

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/chris-christie-deletes-bong-tweet
Chris Christie Deletes 'Bongs' Tweet
 
The Obama/Netanyahu feud heats up

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/29/obama-s-love-hate-relationship-with-israel-explodes.html

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/obama-getting-hell-netanyahu-responds-chickenshit-slam.html

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/29/7089853/obama-netanyahu-chickenshit-us-israel
 
More: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/29/7129447/vox-sentences-netanyahu-obama-chickenshit-federal-reserve-ebola

A matter of priorities

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/29/1340134/-Open-thread-for-night-owls-11-states-spent-more-on-corrections-than-on-higher-education-in-2013 
11 states spent more on corrections than on higher education in 2013

Fox World nutbag, without any sense of irony, calls for "American Jihad"

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/fox-news-doctor-calls-for-american-jihad.html

More: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_10/the_american_jihad_against_ame052699.php

Bonus item: Duh . . .

http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/10/30/7101533/michael-grimm-book-question-debate
Neither candidate at a Congressional debate could name a book he'd read recently

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AFTER THE FALL

What to expect after the elections (hint: it may look good for the Republicans now, but just wait)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/10/28/republicans-will-probably-take-the-senate-heres-why-it-will-be-a-nightmare-for-them/
Republicans will probably take the Senate. Here’s why it will be a nightmare for them.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/more-tea-party-backed-conservatives-expected-to-join-house-challenge-boehner/2014/10/28/16400034-5e13-11e4-8b9e-2ccdac31a031_story.html?wprss=rss_politics
More tea party conservatives expected to win House seats, challenge Boehner

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/28/tea_partys_intensified_war_why_the_gops_happy_time_is_about_to_end/
Tea Party’s “intensified war”: Why the GOP’s happy time is about to end

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_10/not_much_precedent_for_postele052681.php
Not Much Precedent For Post-Election GOP Productivity

Gulp. Maybe so

http://prospect.org/article/government-we-deserve
The Government We Deserve

EDD

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/29/robert_reich_conservatives_have_an_empathy_deficit_disorder_partner/
Robert Reich: Conservatives have an empathy deficit disorder 

I love it when Republicans talk like they are really, really concerned about what's best for African-Americans

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/laura-ingraham-claims-democrats-wont-let
Laura Ingraham Claims Democrats Won't Let Blacks Off The Plantation 

For example: http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/tucker-dont-call-me-bigot-carlson-calls-al

An early GOP victory

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/10/28/an-estimated-5-9-million-voting-age-americans-wont-be-able-to-vote-next-tuesday/
An estimated 5.9 million voting-age Americans won’t be able to vote next Tuesday

Ebola today

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/10/republicans_want_a_general_to_fight_ebola_the_gop_prefers_the_u_s_military.html
Why the GOP insists on finding a military solution for fighting Ebola.

On quarantines and travel bans (and why they don't work): http://www.vox.com/2014/10/28/7079147/three-reasons-public-health-experts-think-ebola-quarantines-are-a

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/28/7079655/quarantine-explainer

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/28/7079533/ebola-travel-ban-bad-idea-video

How the US sees Benjamin Netanyahu

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/10/benjamin-netanyahu-chickenshit

Louis Gohmert (R-TX), who gives "Gomer" a bad name, has a new one

http://americablog.com/2014/10/colbert-gohmerts-claim-gay-soldiers-give-many-massages.html
GOP Cong. Louie Gohmert is concerned that since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” too many gay troops are giving each other back rubs. . . .

Sarah Palin says she will run again . . some day . . . for something or other . . . hopefully

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/10/28/sarah-palin-im-hopefully-running-for-office-in-the-future/

More: http://tinyurl.com/nqk4tkx
Sarah Palin: Climate change is this century’s eugenics 

In Fox World, EVERYTHING can be painted as a catastrophe

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/28/why-gasoline-is-suddenly-3-a-gallon-and-could-go-lower/
Why gasoline is suddenly $3 a gallon — and could go lower

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/fox-asks-will-cheap-gas-hurt-the-economy
Fox asks: will cheap gas hurt the economy?

2012: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/29/will-higher-gas-prices-derail-economy/
Will higher gas prices derail the economy?

Bonus item: You can't make this up

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/secret-service-prostitution-scandal-investigator-resigns-over-using-prostitute
Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Investigator Resigns Over Using Prostitute

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GOLDEN OLDIES

The birth of modern conservatism

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-time-for-choosing-blah-blah-blah.html

 

Bad news for the Dems in the Senate and Congress - but at the state level . . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/upshot/democrats-seem-poised-to-pick-up-a-few-governors-seats.html

Your (almost) daily Christie

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/27/christie-blinks-in-ebola-fight.html
Christie Blinks in Ebola Fight

More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/27/1339594/-Christie-Cuomo-cover-Ebola-backtracking-by-being-jackasses

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/christe-cuomo-ebola-quarantine-disaster
The Blundering Rise And Epic Fall Of The Christie-Cuomo Ebola Quarantine 

More on the staggering, make-it-up-as-you go political response to the ebola scare

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/27/ebola-quarantine-_n_6057398.html
Throughout the country, various quarantine policies have been announced over the past few days. There has been no uniformity to the approaches, and several policies were in fact revised soon after being announced, creating a whiplash effect for those closely following the debate. But the overall trend suggests that elected officials from both political parties are more willing to be seen as overreacting to the Ebola crisis in West Africa than to be perceived as playing catch-up.  It also shows the limited faith governors currently have in the federal government's approach.  . . .
 
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/nyregion/ebola-us.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
David Fidler, a law professor and quarantine expert at Indiana University, said: “The problem we are facing is that it’s a patchwork within a patchwork. Now we’ve got the political parade of follies going on. It’s the worst of all possible outcomes.” . . . 

What DOES Mitch McConnell stand for?

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/mcconnell-digs-hole-social-security-falls

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/27/mitch-mcconnell-obamacare_n_6054850.html

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/mitch-gets-punchy.html

Scott Walker whines that big money is being piled up against him. Just one problem . . .

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/10/27/scott-walker-says-hes-being-outspent-thats-not-entirely-true/
Scott Walker says he’s being outspent. That’s not entirely true.

More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/27/1339584/-Scott-Walker-starts-pointing-fingers

The GOPers decide that attacking Obamacare is good politics again

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/27/phony_obamacare_perception_war_why_the_gop_is_mounting_a_last_minute_obamacare_assault/

The REAL media bias

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_10/conservatives_postmodern_rejec052664.php

Bonus item: Our national sugar addiction

http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/10/27/7077505/before-you-send-your-kids-out-for-halloween-candy-watch-john-oliver

Pop too: http://tinyurl.com/ozst2yk

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/even-one-soda-day-changes-how-your-cells

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/21/7028989/forget-ebola-its-soda-that-should-terrify-you

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2014/10/soda_ages_cells_as_much_as_cigarettes_debunking_telomere_studies_of_health.html

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Monday, October 27, 2014

THE GROUND GAME

The key Senate races are pretty close - the results (as usual) will depend on who is better at voter turnout

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2014/10/26/key_senate_races_remain_tight.html
Key Senate Races Remain Tight

More: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obama-midterms-ground-game/2014/10/26/id/603186/
Obama Says 'Ground Game' Critical

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/10/22/can-a-good-ground-game-help-democrats-overcome-late-polls-an-expert-weighs-in/
Will Democrats’ ground game save their Senate majority? 

And this: several southern states have runoffs - if one candidate doesn't break 50%, there is another vote. This includes Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, and North Carolina, key battleground states that might not be decided on election night

http://www.instantrunoffvoting.us/runoffelections.html 

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/06/04/runoff-elections-a-relic-of-the-democratic-south/
Runoff elections a relic of the Democratic South

Mitch McConnell, liar

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/26/1338757/-The-11-top-lies-of-Mitch-Myth-McConnell 

More: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/mcconnell-to-restore-bipartisanship-to-senate.html
Mitch McConnell Promises to Restore Love and Trust to the Senate

The changing economy

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/27/7072505/college-costs-baby-boom
When the first Millennials were born in the early 1980s, the American economy was in the midst of rapid and profound transformation. Good blue-collar jobs were melting away in the face of globalization, mechanization, and de-unionization. They were replaced by new and very different jobs in the nation's sprawling white-collar economy: banking, insurance, healthcare, education, IT, the management of complex systems and organizations.  

So when this generation reached adulthood two decades later, the best path forward was blindingly obvious: go to college, get a degree, and lead a good life.   . . .

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/27/7072455/5-ways-america-is-failing-millennials
If you're between 18 and 34 years old, you should be getting ready for the prime of your life — at least according to recent history. That means getting a high-quality education, working a secure, fulfilling job, starting a family, and maybe even buying a home.  

But for most Millennials, that picture no longer vibes with reality. . . .

More: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/27/7072485/stem-and-startups

Nothing to fear but fear itself?

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/and-they-wonder-why-people-are-afraid.html

More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/15/jon-stewart-networks-ebola-cable-news-coverage_n_5989082.html

People are looking for simple solutions to ebola (they don't exist)

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/dr-fauci-warns-quarantine-could-have

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/26/new-york-new-jersey-s-ebola-quarantines-are-an-insane-overreaction.html

Bonus item: Can SNL make ebola funny? Watch

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/26/must_see_morning_clip_ebola_czar_meets_the_press_on_saturday_night_live/

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

IS THE AMERICAN DREAM DEAD?


For many, it is
 
http://www.salon.com/2014/10/25/7_facts_that_show_the_american_dream_is_dead_partner/

The New Confederacy

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-new-blame-america-first-crowd.html

It's all connected!

http://mediamatters.org/research/2014/10/23/conservative-media-use-benghazi-hoax-to-attack/201293
Conservative Media Use Benghazi Hoax To Attack Obama Over Canadian Parliament Shooting 

More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/22/1338446/-Rep-Trent-Franks-says-ISIS-and-the-secular-left-will-destroy-America
Rep. Trent Franks says ISIS and the 'secular left' will destroy America

Islamic State's brilliant marketing

https://medium.com/matter/the-making-of-the-worlds-most-effective-terrorist-brand-92620f91bc9d

Buying elections -- literally

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/25/7069617/campaign-finance-2014

Next time you interview for a job - take a cab!

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-is-freedom.html

Fox World continues their "young women shouldn't vote" campaign

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/23/1338606/-Fox-News-Young-women-shouldn-t-vote-or-be-on-juries-because-They-don-t-get-it

The Sunday talk show line-ups

http://my.firedoglake.com/blog/2014/10/25/sunday-talking-heads-october-26-2014/
ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ebola NYC with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Ottawa and “homegrown violent extremists” with House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and former National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen. Bush Family, The Next Generation – “on the trail with Texas Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush.” Roundtable: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Bill Richardson, Kristen Soltis Anderson, LZ Granderson.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ebola NYC with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; then, Dr. Jon LaPook. Ottawa and “home-grown terror plots” with Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Roundtable: Mike Morell, former deputy director of the CIA and a CBS News contributor; David Ignatius; Clarissa Ward. Then Election 2014 with Anthony Salvanto, Nancy Cordes, John Dickerson, David Leonhardt, Amy Walter. 

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Ebola NYC with House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa; Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Ottawa and the”‘lone-wolf’ terror threat” with Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Election 2014 with Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus and Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). Roundtable: Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, A.B. Stoddard, Sam Wang.

KORNACKI’S UP: Ana Marie Cox, Wesley Lowery, Kasie Hunt, David Avella, John Nichols, Lynn Sweet, Eli Stokols, Blake Zeff, Kristen Welker.  

MOYERS & COMPANY: The Fight — and the Right — to Vote. Sherrilyn Ifill and Ari Berman on American elections talk to Bill about the plot to keep citizens away from the ballot box.  

MEET THE PRESS: “Rick Sacra, an American doctor successfully treated for Ebola he contracted while working in Liberia, will appear, along with Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio. The discussion will turn to terrorism, with NBC News’ national security analyst Michael Leiter.” Roundtable: Dan Balz, Carolyn Ryan, Nia-Malika Henderson, Luke Russert. 


Bonus item: If you want a spooky experience to get ready for Halloween, take a peek at what a Republican Senate would look like

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/sneak-peek-gop-senate-it-isnt-pretty

What the Dems will do if this happens: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/23/1338685/-Senate-Democrats-planning-nominations-push-for-lame-duck-nbsp-session

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

LADIES DAY


Will Elizabeth Warren run against Hillary Clinton? Should she?

http://prospect.org/article/will-elizabeth-warren-run-her-new-challenge-hillary-clinton

More: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/24/7052737/elizabeth-warren-should-run-for-president 

The odd couple

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/elizabeth-warren-science-fund_n_6044556.html
Elizabeth Warren Teams Up With Orrin Hatch To Push Huge Science Research Fund  

In Georgia

http://elections.firedoglake.com/2014/10/24/ga-sen-democrat-michelle-nunn-has-narrow-lead/
GA Sen: Democrat Michelle Nunn Has Narrow Lead

In Kentucky

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/24/1338687/-George-Will-says-Alison-Grimes-was-only-nominated-because-she-s-a-woman
George Will says Alison Grimes was only nominated because she's a woman

How bad do you have to be to lose twice as a Democrat. . . in Massachusetts?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/martha-coakley-charlie-baker-massachusetts
Is Martha Coakley About To Blow Another Major Race In Massachusetts?

More: http://www.salon.com/2014/10/24/4_reasons_martha_coakley_could_lose_in_massachusetts_again/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/10/24/with-martha-coakley-deep-blue-massachusetts-continues-to-be-a-headache-for-democrats/ 

What do college feminists want?

http://prospect.org/article/we-know-college-feminists-care-about-sexual-assault-what-about-abortion
We know College Feminists Care About Sexual Assault. But What About Abortion?

Playing the victim card. . . . again

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/sarah-bristol-and-the-recurrence-of-the-eternal-victim
Sarah, Bristol & The Recurrence Of The Eternal Victim

In the bosom of Fox World

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/helloooooo-girlfriends
Helloooooo Girlfriends!

More: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/10/24/after-dodging-iowa-press-joni-ernst-retreats-to/201304
After Dodging Iowa Press, Joni Ernst Retreats To Fox News  

And bottoms too! http://www.salon.com/2014/10/23/fox_news_host_tells_model_chrissy_teigen_not_to_worry_her_lovely_bottom_about_gun_control/
Fox News host tells model Chrissy Teigen not to worry her “lovely bottom” about gun control 

More from Fox World

http://firedoglake.com/2014/10/24/must-be-one-of-those-y-ending-days/# 
Tuesday’s episode of a Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s program incorrectly told viewers that Colorado voters are now able to print ballots using their home computers and vote by turning them in. . . .

Cheaters

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/25/the_republican_partys_electoral_philosophy_cheating_wins/
The Republican Party’s electoral philosophy

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/24/why-arguments-for-voter-id-laws-dont-add-up/
Why arguments for Voter ID laws don’t add up

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/24/dark-money-will-decide-which-party-controls-the-senate.html
Dark Money Will Decide Which Party Controls the Senate

You're fired!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/10/24/a-very-brief-history-of-donald-trump-blaming-everything-on-obama/
A brief history of Donald Trump blaming everything on President Obama

Bonus item: One of my favorite bloggers, regularly featured here, is Kevin Drum. He has myeloma, and he is dealing with it with humor and optimism

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/10/friday-cancer-blogging-24-october-2014


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Friday, October 24, 2014

BANG BANG!


Joni Ernst is getting worse

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_10/joni_ernst_and_the_right_to_re052606.php
Joni Ernst and the Right To Revolutionary Violence

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/joni-ernst-smith-and-wesson-government-rights

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/10/23/the-real-problem-with-joni-ernsts-quote-about-guns-and-the-government/
The real problem with Joni Ernst’s quote about guns and the government

More from Joni

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/10/23/senate-candidate-joni-ernst-just-snubbed-iowas-biggest-paper/
Senate candidate Joni Ernst just snubbed Iowa’s biggest paper

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/10/23/joni-ernst-ducks-a-discussion-of-the-issues/

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/23/1338636/-What-is-Joni-Ernst-trying-to-hide-by-ducking-newspaper-endorsement-interviews

More: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/ernsts-new-game-iowa-run-out-the-clock
Ernst’s new game in Iowa: run out the clock 

Why the upcoming election matters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/23/inside-the-republican-plan-for-dismantling-obamas-legacy/
What Republicans plan to do to demolish Obama’s legacy if they win the Senate

Repubs suddenly remember that seniors vote

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/gop-changes-tune-on-cutting-social-security-with-elections-on-the-line/2014/10/23/d8e57db2-5ad0-11e4-b812-38518ae74c67_story.html?wprss=rss_politics
GOP changes tune on cutting Social Security with elections on the line 

Ugly, despicable lies -- must be a new Republican campaign strategy

http://americablog.com/2014/10/ted-cruzs-office-says-obamacare-brought-ebola-us.html
"Before Obamacare, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S."

The GOP knows that demographics are stacked against them - their ONLY option is to suppress the vote

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/gop-demographic-crisis-is-still-getting-worse.html

More: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/turn-out-for-what-charts
Why Turning Out The Vote Makes A Huge Difference

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/20/6997315/voting-rights-amendment-affirmative-right-to-vote
Americans don't have a constitutional right to vote — it's time for that to change

Reality has a liberal bias

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/24/why_conservatives_prefer_propaganda_to_reality_partner/
Why conservatives prefer propaganda to reality

You can't live without water

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/23/7047533/sao-paulo-drought-water-crisis-brazil-election
São Paulo is the 7th largest city in the world. And it's about to run out of water

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/23/the-u-n-says-water-is-a-fundamental-human-right-in-detroit/
The U.N. says water is a fundamental human right in Detroit

The secret history of birth control pills

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/23/6994695/the-secret-history-of-birth-control-pills

I've never been as big a fan of Cornel West as some people -- but now it has become impossible

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/23/cornel-west-s-disappointing-decline.html
Cornel West’s Disappointing Decline

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/23/cornel_west_on_hannity_both_parties_disgust_me/
Cornel West on Hannity: Both parties “disgust” me 

For George Will, on the other hand, there is no hope

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/24/george_will_master_troll_why_his_new_screed_about_dignity_and_the_gop_cannot_be_serious/
The right's very serious columnist has an idea for how to bring comity back to the Senate. Spoiler: It's detestable  

More from the Palin family brawl

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/bristols-hunterchelsea-primal-scream

Bonus item: Wolf Blitzer, the "serious"reporter on CNN

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/open-thread-only-america-only-cnn



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