I wrote a lesbian sports fiction eBook!

I haven’t written a full story here on DailyKos in a while, and that’s because I’ve been busy writing an eBook under my full legal name, Aaron Apollo Camp. I can now say that my eBook has been published, and it’s an amazing accomplishment to write a book and have it published! My first eBook…

Liz Cheney blames slaughter of Kurds on … Democrats

Well, she didn’t specifically call out Obama or Hillary Clinton, but give it a few days. On Fox News this morning, Liz Cheney, a Republican congresswoman from Wyoming and the daughter of the massing heap of discarded organs and tissue that used to be Dick Cheney, blamed Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria on — you guessed…

Trump talks Turkey: sternly-worded threats, tweeted loudly

Trump has now made threats against Turkey, having tried to bluff Erdogan and failed, again, as Axios reports. Unfortunately, Trump cannot erase a crisis of his own making with initiatives that will take weeks to implement while people die. This raises more questions about conversations between Trump and Erdogan especially since Russia completed a new…

The Death of Atatiana Jefferson

Let us assume all the worse; Atatiana Jefferson came to her window, peered out with a gun in hand, ready to shoot, refused to comply with an order from an unidentified man to drop her weapon, and he fired in fear for his life. Now let us deal in reality and common sense.  A neighbor…

Are Trump and Barr Extorting Facebook?

Natasha Bertrand and Daniel Lippmann have a piece up on Politico that suggests that drumpf may be using the Justice Department and the threat of breaking up Facebook to pressure Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into allowing his campaign to publish bold face lies on the platform. Of course this would be highly illegal, and so right in step…

PDA Works To Combat The Crisis In Health Care For Indigenous People

In solidarity,  Dr Bill Honigman and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Healthcare Is A Human Right!   Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, also called Native American Day (SD) or Discoverers’ Day (HI), officially celebrated in 7 states instead of the euro-centric Columbus Day holiday….

Why there's no room for a Shepard Smith in today's right-wing, Trump-boosting media

Shepard Smith’s sudden departure from Fox News signaled that the drawbridge has effectively been raised, and all Trump nonbelievers belong on the other side of Rupert Murdoch's cable castle. No longer a place where any serious dissension—or Trump fact-checking—is allowed, Fox News has embraced its core mission of disseminating propaganda. The move shouldn't be surprising given the state…

Nobel in Economics goes to trio studying poverty, including the second woman to receive the award

Their contributions are in the experimental modeling of poverty in areas including micro-finance, agriculture, and education. Duflo received a MacArthur grant in 2009. Three professors who have done experimental work toward alleviating poverty have been awarded the Nobel in economic sciences: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both of M.I.T., and Michael Kremer of Harvard https://t.co/kygCEKzt2M pic.twitter.com/G88ULKIe9S…

#Trumpeachment – Fiona Hill is neither Kathy Griffin nor George Soros

Fiona Hill will appear before Congress today as the impeachment inquiry continues. The RWNJ troll-bots have been busily calling her a “George Soros mole”, even as one assumes that when she was appointed to the NSC in 2017 by Trump, any such association would have been disqualifying. But the current buzz by nutters is that…

Trump still vaguely threatening sanctions on Turkey, how empty are they?

Is sanctioning Turkey a kind of virtue signaling or is the Trump administration prepping the ground to lift Russian sanctions? In case you forgot that there was a monstrous steel imports tariff on Turkey that Trump promptly rescinded, because it’s virtuous to double a tariff then reduce it by 50% to appear like something happened. …

about global climate change

I am on an emergency alert email system for severe weather. We have had almost no rain in the past month.   We are in a drought. And perhaps 5 of every 7 days I get a severe weather alert for coastal flooding,  1-2 ½ feet above “normal.” Except it now seems to be the new…

Why Mitt Romney must demand Trump’s impeachment

Mitt Romney has never missed an opportunity to be an opportunist. Romney the leveraged buyout pioneer took advantage of the U.S. tax code to pocket tens of millions of dollars from investments in companies that failed. Mitt the mythical Massachusetts moderate transformed himself into the “severely conservative” 2012 presidential nominee by turning his back on…