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Steve Israel is throwing the 2014 House election, national edition

Howie is doing an incredible public service by documenting, in real time, all the ways Steve Israel is throwing the 2014 election. It is the most under reported political story of the year. Politico won't report it, neither will Charlie Cook or Nate Silver, nor will Salon, National Memo, or anyone else. In today's edititon: How Steve Israel killed red to blue Read below the fold...

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Shakesville under attack

This Is What Has Been Happening

I just want to throw some solidarity link love to a good and useful site. Shakesville is a safe blog, that is no hurtful rhetoric is tolerated. Some might derisively call that politically correct. I call it scrupulously thoughtful. It seems some people feel threatened by all that courtesy and are lashing out. CorrenteWire came in for a little of that back in 2008, but nothing on the scale that Shakesville is experiencing. Read below the fold...

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Tweet of the Day

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The war on Gaza on Twitter

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Chuck Hagel is a horrible person

DoD quietly tightens tuition assistance rules

Force-wide changes to the military’s Tuition Assistance program may require troops to pay back their TA money if they perform poorly in class.

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Solving your problem with violence is like solving your problem with alcohol, all you get is your problem plus violence

David Swanson has the best take yet on the current situation in Gaza. Since 1948 the Palestinians have chosen violence as a way to solve their problem and since 1948 their situation has gotten worse. Even if you could use the Geneva Convention and an occupied people's right to self defense as a way of rationalizing the use of rocket attacks, it is not working for the Palestinian people. Once again violence has left them worse off then they were before. Read below the fold...

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Who votes in primaries

Voters in primaries are Democratic committee members and their friends and family. That is about it. If you look at turnout precentages, they are pathetic, usually less than 20% of the eligable voters will vote in a primary. It is better in a presidential primary, especially early in the cycle, but down ballot the turnout figures go from weak to pathetic. Once you understand this, you will begin to understand the challenge to Teachout. Read below the fold...

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How we know Chuck Schumer fears the Green Party

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Chuck Schumer, calling for "top two" primaries

This is EXCELLENT news, it means that Howie Hawkins is rising enough in the polls to be a threat. Read below the fold...

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How did this happen?

Netroots Nation will be in Arizona in 2015, but Kos will not be in attendance and Daily Kos will not be supporting the conference. I would love to know how this happened. When I agree with Markos Moulitsos, you know it is serious.

I would love to know the back story on this one. I predict the conference will be a bust. Who wants to go to Arizona? No Latino will feel safe at such a conference and as for the rest of us, why would we go? Read below the fold...

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Netanyahu, "I stopped the peace process"

Israeli PM Netanyahu: I "stopped" Oslo peace process - ENGLISH SUBTITLES

This is four years old, but I am posting this because it deserves wider recognition. Read below the fold...

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Sliding towards an entirely foreseeable and preventable tragedy

Militias move forward on Texas border, leader's background emerges

The militia groups has set up a "command post" in Von Ormy, about 20 miles south of downtown San Antonio, Davis told KRGV on Tuesday. Von Ormy Mayor Art Martinez de Vara did not immediately return a request for comment.

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