GOP Front Groups Backing Democrats From The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party-- Take Patrick Murphy Of Florida

So far this cycle the NRA's PAC, the Political Victory Fund, has contributed $399,350 to Republicans running for House seats and $18,950 to Democrats.

Sunday Morning Comin' Down

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And the Final Jeopardy answer is:"Noted Masculinity Expert Tucker Carlson."What is: "A sentence no human in the history of the world has ever uttered -- even accidentally -- until now"?Soft, pink, trustifarian warpimp Tucker Carlson decided that what American boys need to make 'em into real men is more god damn tobacco damn it! (h/t Crooks and Liars):...

This pseudo-"scientific" way to cut a cake is the sort of thing that makes people think scientists are idiots

Is this what happens when you've never had a birthday party?by Ken"Is This A Scientifically Superior Way To Cut Cake?" asks Elite Truong on WNYC's "Sporkful" blog ("It's Not for Foodies, It's for Eaters"), and while I undoubtedly wouldn't have seen this crackpot video if not for the blogpost, which can therefore be held to task for actually giving this sad person the attention he seems to crave so

Student Debt Factories: The Scandal of For-Profit Colleges

By Astra Taylor and Hannah Appel via Tomdispatch.com Imagine corporations that intentionally target low-income single mothers as ideal customers. Imagine that these same companies claim to sell tickets to the American dream…

Climate Protesters Flood Wall Street – And A Polar Bear Is Arrested

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AJ+ “Hundreds of people attended the #FloodWallStreet demonstration to protest the role big business plays in fueling climate change. The protest was largely peaceful, but police arrested a number of people by…

A Scandal That Won't Go Away: South Dakota Republicans Profiting By Selling Visas To Rich Foreigners

If Rick Weiland beats Mike Rounds for the South Dakota Senate seat in November, we'll probably be able to expect a lot more from him than your garden variety Democratic senator. That's because he will be 100% independent of the corrupted Establishment party leaders in DC. His campaign has gotten no help whatsoever from the DSCC and it's one of the most grassroots campaigns I've ever seen.

Largest Climate Rally ever in New York City, other World Capitals

By Deirdre Fulton, Commondreams.org Global mobilization is exceeding expectations on Sunday, with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets demanding action on climate change on the eve of the UN…

I lived to see the Day when thousands of Kurds take Refuge in Turkey

Reuters: “About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee into Turkey in the space of 24 hours, a deputy prime minister says, as Islamic State fighters seize dozens of villages close to the border. Sarah…

“Operation Ice ISIS”: ‘Anonymous’ Hackers take on Extremist Group on Social Media

France24: ” This week #TECH24 brings you an EXCLUSIVE interview with Anonymous on why (and how) the collective decided to join the fight against the ‘Islamic State’ Group.” France24: “Anonymous Vs ISIS”

"It’s important for students to know the ID they were issued at the beginning of the semester, that’s a perfectly good ID for all other UW purposes, but it’s not in the acceptable list for voting purposes."

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In the aftermath of the 7th Circuit decision reinstating Wisconsin's voter ID law, the university scrambles to get IDs that work as voter IDs to out-of-state students.Out-of-state driver’s licenses, for example, are not valid photo IDs under the law.Who would think that they were?!