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Open thread for night owls: In Antarctica, new evidence for a worst-case climate disaster

One of the worst doomsday scenarios hypothesized by climate researchers is the notion of a “feedback loop” of melting glaciers releasing so much fresh water into the world’s oceans that it changes the circulation of the oceans itself. This would not only dramatically change weather patterns throughout the world, from creating super-intensity storms to widespread drought, …

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Midday open thread: A baby boy, a Nazi rally and really, really bad luck

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is A matter of perspective: What you missed on Sunday Kos … The language of hate, by Mark E Andersen ‘If you lie down with dogs, you get fleas’ MP blasts Brit Home Secretary over ‘Windrush Generation,’ by Denise Oliver Velez Democrats are the party of fiscal responsibility, by Laurence Lewis Abortion, free speech and the …

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Open thread for night owls: Sean Hannity exposed as secret business partner of oft-promoted guest

The news that Fox News talking head Sean Hannity was secretly Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s third client may have rocked the courtroom and social media alike, but it failed to turn heads at Fox News. Despite railing for days against the supposed impropriety of the FBI raid of Cohen’s office while simultaneously hiding that he, …

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Midday open thread: Weasels, comedy and Cheetos

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Cohen & Cohn: Fixers-at-Law: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … The language of hate, by Mark E Andersen ‘If you lie down with dogs, you get fleas’ MP blasts Brit Home Secretary over ‘Windrush Generation,’ by Denise Oliver Velez Democrats are the party of fiscal responsibility, by Laurence Lewis Abortion, …

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Open thread for night owls: Over half of U.S. teens worry a shooting could happen at their school

In new polling conducted after the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school, over half of all American teenagers express fear that a shooting could happen at their own school as well. Overall, 57% of teens say they are worried about the possibility of a shooting happening at their school, with one-in-four saying they …

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Open thread for night owls: ‘Why Libby’s pardon matters’

Valerie Plame was the CIA agent outed by the George W. Bush White House after her husband, Joe Wilson, discredited White House claims being used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq. She writes that the Trump pardon of Scooter Libby for that act will have lasting consequences. I doubt it had much to do with …

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Open thread for night owls: Boulder, Colorado files suit over climate change

The city of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first inland American city to file suit against fossil fuel companies for their role in climate change. Unlike the previous climate liability lawsuits, which cites consequences related to sea level rise as the primary damage, the Colorado lawsuit cites damages related to things like changes in precipitation, dwindling …

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Midday open thread: Hospitals, broken bones and scumbag politicians

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is In Trump they trust: Sen. John McCain hospitalized: U.S. Sen. John McCain’s office says he’s had intestinal surgery needed to stem an infection and is in stable condition at a Phoenix hospital. […] Staff members for the 2008 GOP presidential candidate say the surgery was related to diverticulitis, a condition where the colon …

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Open thread for night owls: Sean Hannity didn’t disclose his ties to the nation’s biggest news story

From Newsweek: All the times Sean Hannity defended Michael Cohen. “Cohen was never part of the Trump administration or the Trump campaign,” Hannity said just hours after the FBI raided Cohen’s office and residence. “This is now officially an all hands on deck effort to totally malign and, if possible, impeach the president of the …

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Midday open thread: Bombs, Nazis and Barbara Bush

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Firing Mueller: What you missed on Sunday Kos … New worldwide solar projects leave fossil fuels in the dust, by Sher Watts Spooner Stand up! Point a finger at Donald Trump and brand him ‘Murderer,’ by Denise Oliver Velez Wars are easy to start. They’re not so easy to end, by Laurence Lewis This Bernie Democrat will do …

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