Scott Walker at 52% Disapproval (and news on John Doe Law, Russ Feingold, too)

Gov. Scott Walker (R-FitzWalkerStan) not so popular back home these days With Scott Walkers latest extremist moves, obvious lies, and flip flopping on long standing positions to align himself with Iowa Republican Primary voters, his reputation in Wisconsin is more...More

WI-Sen: PPP Has Russ Feingold (D) Leading Ron Johnson (R) 50-41


This should put a smile on your face: PPP's first look at the Wisconsin Senate race this cycle finds Russ Feingold with a clear lead over Ron Johnson in a hypothetical rematch of their 2010 contest. Feingold gets 50%...More

Day Three: Media pass on GOP47 ignorance of United Nations, nuke deals, and Non-Proliferation Treaty


First the obvious: negotiations with Iran are a multinational process. The Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council -- the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France (the "P5") -- have been talking for several years with Iran...More

God Bless Diane Nash


My hat has always been off to people who are willing to risk their lives for a principle. Let's take those who have worked in the civil rights movement, especially during the 50s and 60s. It is why I was...More

Are You Better Off Then You Were Six Years Ago? HELL YES!!


If you are wondering if you are better off then you were four, five, or six years ago. Please take a look at the below chart and judge for yourself.More

NOT BREAKING: Media omit GOP47 ignorance of U.N. Security Council and 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty


First the obvious: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) The NPT is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear...More

NOT BREAKING: corporate media fail to report GOP-47 ignorance of U.N. Non-Proliferation Treaty


Consider the stupid: It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution—...More

For GOP, Ends Justify Means


Forty-seven Republican Senators sending a letter to the Iranian leadership urging that they ignore President Obama provides another vivid example of the distance today’s Republican Party has traveled from conservatism to radicalism. Proper conservatives understand how unpredictable and volatile human...More

Florida Medicaid fraud? and where is my 15 dollars?


I am not in a good mood. I am going to get that right out front and when I am not in a good mood, a problem in Florida can get a lot of attention from me and anyone I...More

A Sad Day: Right to "Work" (for even less) Now Law in Wisconsin


Right to "Work

A smirking Scott Walker (R - Wisconsin Dictator) signed and then proudly held up the Right to Work Mooch Law that was rammed through the majority Republican Wisconsin Legislature less than 2 weeks after it was introduced. (I can't post...More

GOP Senators tell Iran they do not support the Prez's negotiations. They will never support a black President


47 U.S. GOP senators sent a letter to Ayatollah Khameini of Iran informing him they will not approve of any nuclear deal negotiated by this President. Such interference in the conduct of foreign policy is disgraceful. They said any deal...More

Replay: Hillary-hatred, distrust-the-bxtch parody "She Left Me For Dead" taken seriously at DKOS


Hillary Clinton

Hating Hillary can get weird. Way weird. It's rooted in hate-the-bxtch whining. A concentrated analog of Limbaugh's blame-the-Libruls whining schtick. Far as I can tell, this is not because of her husband. Unlike Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan and George W...More

Imagine #IfWomenRuledTheWorld


International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women — past, present and future. Tonight, we want to hear your ideas of what it would be like #IfWomenRuledTheWorld. If women ruled the world, might and power would...More

And you think the Hillary email zingers are bad ? "She Left Me For Dead !!"


Might as well get this out of the way. The way Republicans hate Hillary is pretty close to the way they hate women generally. The way they hate taxes. The way they used to hate The Commies before they found...More

Bad Week for the Black Flags in Syria and Iraq


Black Flags in Syria and Iraq

All in all this looks to have been the worst week for the Islamists since May of 2011 when Osama bin Laden was killed and his files and computers were seized in the same raid. If you're a Saudi/GCC proxy...More

Top Comments: A Second Chance for Scott Walkers Pale Blue Shirt


Those of us who write diaries know that some diaries "catch" and some just don't. Some that were just dashed together get noticed and find a wide audience. Others, written over days or even weeks just slide down the recent...More

Nusrah Front's top general Abu Hammam al-Shami killed in Syria


Nusrah Front/al-Qaeda in Syria lost its military commander and another dozen of its regional leaders. Coalition air power was able to act on detailed intelligence reports to hit the right buildings at the exact time Nusrah was having its main...More

Confessions of Scott Walkers Pale Blue Shirt

Scott Walkers

Hello there, I'm Wisconsin Governor Scott Walkers long sleeved, pale blue shirt. I'm the shirt he puts on when he has to go out and pretend to be just a regular guy - like when he's campaigning or feels the...More

A Snowball’s Chance In Hell: Why We Can’t Wait For Congress To Accept Climate Science


When Copernicus first advanced the idea of a heliocentric universe in the mid-16th century, the theologian and Christian reformer Martin Luther declared it to be heresy. Speaking for most of the western world at the time, Luther believed, in accordance...More




I wrote about the CPAC convention two years ago. There really isn't a hell of a lot to add in 2015; although CPAC claims not to be affiliated with any political party (Nudge! Nudge! Wink! Wink!) we all know whose...More

#Obamacare is a Job Creator

#Obamacare and Jobs

For the last five years the GOP has said #Obamacare would kill jobs. And some people actually believe them. Well people, it's time to look at some data. And the data is pretty clear. #Obamacare is actually a job creator...More

Ex-Mossad Chief Calls Netanyahu’s Iran Speech ‘Bullshit’


I don't bother reading the Times of Israel. As newspapers go, it's rather too right-wing for my taste. It isn't as harshly right-wing as some other Israeli publications, but a champion of the left it is not. For a left-of-center...More

Government Take-Over of Businesses

Could the Federal government "take over" health care in the United States? Many Republican politicians have claimed that the Federal government has and will continue to "take over health care in the US." That is not true. In fact, the...More

Alrighty, then. What is happening at Tikrit ??? ::REPOST


Back in September we had a telephone conversation with two men in Tikrit related to observance of Eid al-Adha. This holiday involves obtaining a meat animal, sacrifice/butchering, and distribution of meat to family and to the poor. During the American...More

Alrighty, then. What is happening at Tikrit ???


Back in September we had a telephone conversation with two men in Tikrit related to observance of Eid al-Adha. This holiday involves obtaining a meat animal, sacrifice/butchering, and distribution of meat to family and to the poor. During the American...More

MD-Sen: PCCC & DFA Pushing To Draft Donna Edwards (D) To Run For Senate


Donna Edwards

Received two e-mails today regarding the Maryland U.S. Senate Race. First from PCCC : Hi, this is Carrie. I first met Donna Edwards when she ran for Congress against a Wall Street Democrat in 2008. I was so impressed by...More