Journalist Charlie Pierce explains his family history and the immigrant experience, the humanitarian crisis at the US Mexico border, how our policies in Central America helped create a culture of violence, Republican Affordable Care Act delusions, the state of Netroots and Elizabeth Warren’s attack on “free trade”.
Stephanie Kelton ssociate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City explains why we are still in an economic mess, how Kansas destroyed its economy with Arthur Laffer’s silly economic ideas, will Sam Brownback lose to a liberal?
Blogger Gaius Publius explains the split between the progressive movement and the Democratic Party and progressive energy and Democratic accountability.
Matt Duss, Ali Gharib, Heather Hurlburt: why Russian separatists shot down a passenger plane, conspiracy theories and accidents, what could sooth the crisis in Ukraine, Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza and what America can do to hold Israel accountable?
Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas explains the evolution of Netroots Nation, how the Netroots have gained in power and maturity and how to be a good activist.
Reactions to the Joe Biden speech and your IMs.
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