Photo 9 Mar Rising star among California Democrats takes stage at convention
By Sharon Bernstein, reuters.com
LOS ANGE­LES (Reuters) - Cal­i­for­nia Attor­ney Gen­er­al Kamala Har­ris sought to engage and ener­gize fel­low Democ­rats on Sat­ur­day and warned them not to become com­pla­cent with their dom­i­na­tion of state pol­i­tics.A ris­ing star…

Rising star among California Democrats takes stage at convention
By Sharon Bernstein, reuters.com

LOS ANGE­LES (Reuters) - Cal­i­for­nia Attor­ney Gen­er­al Kamala Har­ris sought to engage and ener­gize fel­low Democ­rats on Sat­ur­day and warned them not to become com­pla­cent with their dom­i­na­tion of state pol­i­tics.

A ris­ing star…

Link 9 Mar http://flip.it/Abkds»
Photo 6 Mar Judge strikes down small drones ban
By KEVIN ROBILLARD, politico.com
A fed­er­al judge slapped down the FAA’s fine for a drone oper­a­tor, say­ing there was no law ban­ning the com­mer­cial use of small drones.The judge’s deci­sion could open up the skies below 400 feet to farm­ers, pho­tog­ra­phers and…

Judge strikes down small drones ban
By KEVIN ROBILLARD, politico.com

A fed­er­al judge slapped down the FAA’s fine for a drone oper­a­tor, say­ing there was no law ban­ning the com­mer­cial use of small drones.

The judge’s deci­sion could open up the skies below 400 feet to farm­ers, pho­tog­ra­phers and…

Photo 29 Jun I was raised like Paula Deen
By Dustin Rowles, salon.com
Racism was so ingrained in my Southern family, they never even realized they were racist. Now we no longer speakPaula Deen is a racist, and like a lot of racists in the South, she hon­est­ly doesn’t believe she is a racist. In a…

I was raised like Paula Deen
By Dustin Rowles, salon.com

Racism was so ingrained in my Southern family, they never even realized they were racist. Now we no longer speak

Paula Deen is a racist, and like a lot of racists in the South, she hon­est­ly doesn’t believe she is a racist. In a…

Photo 29 Jun @theloop21: ListenUp People With Diabetes! A new vaccine could lessen the need to inject #insulin. Details here http://bit.ly/12w4MTpPost from @theloop21 on Twitter (via Scope)

@theloop21:

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Link 26 Jun An Open Letter to Affirmative Action Reject Abigail Fisher»

Dear Abigail Fisher,From one 23-year-old white female who got rejected from her dream college to another, I have to tell you, I think you’ve taken this whole thing a little too far.

Photo 25 Jun Watch a Texas State Senator Go for the 13-Hour Anti-Abortion Bill Filibuster
Dashiell Bennett, theatlanticwire.com
Texas State Sen­a­tor Wendy Davis may or may not be able to stop a con­tro­ver­sial anti-abortion bill from becom­ing law, but she’s not going to let it get through with­out a fight. Davis took the floor of Sen­ate cham­ber on Tues­day — armed wit…

Watch a Texas State Senator Go for the 13-Hour Anti-Abortion Bill Filibuster
Dashiell Bennett, theatlanticwire.com

Texas State Sen­a­tor Wendy Davis may or may not be able to stop a con­tro­ver­sial anti-abortion bill from becom­ing law, but she’s not going to let it get through with­out a fight. Davis took the floor of Sen­ate cham­ber on Tues­day — armed wit…

Link 25 Jun The good old days: "National Review believes that the South's premises are correct"»

digby, blogspot.com

The good old days
by digby
In light of the Supreme Court striking down the voting rights act, it has never been more obvious that the right wing faction is taking us back to the good old days of the 1950s. Here’s a look back at what i…

Link 25 Jun http://flip.it/EZYQ0»
Link 25 Jun IRS workers were told to flag 'progressive' groups, memos show»

By Joseph Tanfani, Los Angeles Times, latimes.com

Documents released by congressional Democrats show employees weren’t just looking for tea party organizations when they screened nonprofit applications.
WASHINGTON — Internal Revenue Service employees us …

Link 10 Feb Invisible Women: The Real History of Domestic Workers in America»

Maggie Caldwell, motherjones.com

As the push for immigration reform continues, the Senate Gang of Eight’s plan includes measures that would make it easier for farmworkers—who play a role of “utmost importance in our nation”—to gain citizenship. Meanwhile, another major immigr…

Photo 10 Feb The State of Women of Color in the United States
By Sophia Kerby | July 17, 2012, americanprogress.org
Although They’ve Made Incredible Strides, Many Barriers Remain for This Growing PopulationSOURCE: AP/ Denis PoroyGov­er­nors Nikki Haley (R-SC), left, and Susana Mar­tinez (R-NM) are the only cur­rent …

The State of Women of Color in the United States
By Sophia Kerby | July 17, 2012, americanprogress.org

Although They’ve Made Incredible Strides, Many Barriers Remain for This Growing Population

SOURCE: AP/ Denis Poroy

Gov­er­nors Nikki Haley (R-SC), left, and Susana Mar­tinez (R-NM) are the only cur­rent …

Link 9 Feb Pew Study: Security of Voting Rights Depends on Where You Live»

Brenden Timpe, policyshop.net

The Pew Charitable Trusts released a nifty interactive report this week that compares the 50 states and the District of Columbia on their administration of elections.Pew gathered information from the Census Bureau, public surveys, and other source…

Photo 6 Feb Racial gaps remain in cancer rates
By Monte Morin, latimes.com
HealthCan­cer death rates among African Amer­i­can men declined faster than those of white men in the last decade, even though over­all sur­vival rates for black men and women remained the low­est of all racial groups for most types of can­cer,…

RT @latimes: Racial gaps remain in cancer rates http://flip.it/6U0Ve

Racial gaps remain in cancer rates
By Monte Morin, latimes.com

Health

Can­cer death rates among African Amer­i­can men declined faster than those of white men in the last decade, even though over­all sur­vival rates for black men and women remained the low­est of all racial groups for most types of can­cer,…

RT @latimes: Racial gaps remain in cancer rates http://flip.it/6U0Ve

Link 5 Feb Engaging Every Voter in the Lone Star State»

Michael Jackson, policyshop.net

Encouraged by the increased diversity of the U.S. electorate, Democratic strategists have mounted a new push to make Texas a swing state. The “Battleground Texas” campaign seeks to increase voter participation in the Lone Star State and builds on …


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