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Daily Kos · 27m ago

Environmentalists on plan to shrink national monuments: See you in court

The leaked report from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about shrinking or altering 10 national monuments and opening them to mining, drilling, increased grazing, logging, and other development...
Daily Kos · 2h ago

The GOP’s Graham-Cassidy health care bill is a killer scam

Next week, Congressional Republicans will vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill supposedly designed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. Shockingly, they will do so without a score from Capitol Hill...
Daily Kos · 4h ago

The Caribbean, the U.S., and how their past and present are intertwined

As Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria ripped through the Caribbean in recent weeks, U.S. media coverage and responses to it made it clear that many mainland dwellers had little or no familiari...
Daily Kos · 11h ago

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: I miss the Earth so much

Another week, another attempt by Donald Trump to dominate the news cycle through insults and attacks. Last week it was Kim Jong Un, this week it’s the people who play professional sports — a...
Daily Kos · 14h ago

Open thread for night owls: Tariff plan on solar panels could kneecap the industry and kill demand

Rebecca Leber at Mother Jones writes—Trump’s Job-Killing Plan to Kneecap the Solar Industry: If President Trump were honest about which industries are the biggest job-creation powerhouses, ...
Daily Kos · 15h ago

Fall has fallen in the northern hemisphere

Fall officially fell on Friday, at 4:02 PM EDT to be precise. That’s when the sun crossed the celestial equator, an annual event called the autumn equinox, heading south for the next three m...
Daily Kos · 16h ago

Nuts & Bolts: A guide to Democratic campaigns—Next generation tools

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D.I.Y.ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If y...
Daily Kos · 17h ago

This week in science: Hot towers over warm seas

While the global impact of 8 billion people and growing is severe, the chances of a full-on human extinction in the foreseeable future are tiny—or so I’ve often argued. But a new study by a ...
Daily Kos · 18h ago

While Trump golfs, Pruitt works hard to find out what corporations desire and delivers it to them

Environmental Protection Agency-hating EPA chief Scott Pruitt has been meeting regularly behind closed doors with executives of the fossil fuel, mining, and automobile industries. Soon after...
Daily Kos · 18h ago

This week in the war on workers: Unions fight to protect immigrant workers

Unions are stepping up dramatically in the fight against Donald Trump’s bigoted, brutal immigration policies. Unite Here, the hotel workers’ union, is training workers to face down immigrati...