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Conserving Rare Endemic Plants in Byblos Lebanon

As a witness to one of the primary examples of urban organization in the Mediterranean world & the Phoenician civilization, the charming city of Byblos “Jbeil” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of…

Mississippi Governor’s Race Could Be Decided by Jim…

Democratic State Attorney General Jim Hood, left, and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves during a gubernatorial debate on October 10. Rogelio V. Solis/AP A tight governor’s race in Mississippi next Tuesday could come down to…

Obamacare Premiums Are Down and Consumer Choice Is…

Tomek_Pa/Shutterstock With Obamacare open enrollment starting November 1, people looking to buy health insurance can expect lower premiums and a greater selection of insurers to choose from overall. Despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to curtail…

House Formalizes Impeachment Proceedings

In a 232-196 party-line vote, the House of Representatives voted to formalize impeachment proceedings, bringing the inquiry into a far more public stage while clarifying the rules and scope of the investigation into the president’s…

TC Energy Says Keystone Pipeline Failed Due To…

CALGARY, ALBERTA—Laying the blame squarely at the feet of those who pushed the state-of-the-art pipe system towards self-sabotage, Canadian oil company TC Energy held a press conference Friday to announce that the Keystone Pipeline’s 9,000-barrel…

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A Stunning New Exhibit Transported Me to the…

Last week, I found myself surrounded by herds of caribou galloping across vast tundra and trekking down narrow pathways in the snowy landscape of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a pristine swath of wilderness located in northeastern Alaska along…

Two Democrats voted against opening an impeachment inquiry.…

Democratic New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew On Thursday, the House voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, with all but two Democrats in favor and every Republican voting against (Republican-turned-independent Justin Amash…

October produced more job gains than expected, but…

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy generated a seasonally adjusted addition of 128,000 new jobs in October, the lowest gain since May, but significantly better than the 75,000 that experts surveyed ahead of the government’s…

Lets go into 2020 strong, with GOTV for…

Democrats are building on the blue wave of 2018 and they're doing it in places like Virginia, Texas, and Mississippi—with your help. We asked for your help for eleven candidates in their quest to flip the Virginia…

NCAA To Allow Compensation For College Athletes

In a surprise move, the NCAA’s board of governors voted unanimously to allow college athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image, and likeness. What do you think? “I’m confused. How is…

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Audubon Breaks Down New Senate Funding Bill Impacts

Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon WASHINGTON (October 31, 2019) – The U.S. Senate passed an appropriations package today for fiscal year 2020 that includes increased spending for critical conservation and research programs that benefit birds.…

Open thread for night owls: Zuckerbergs defense of…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2015. Simon Jenkins at The Guardian writes—Ignore Zuckerberg’s self-serving rubbish. Facebook must be regulated: Let us be grateful for small mercies. Thank you Twitter for banning political advertising. Given that such…

Daily Kos Radio is ALL-NEW at 9 AM…

It’s Friday, once again. And I’ll be on the road (again), but I’ve left you with a brand new episode, carrying on our Friday tradition of introducing you to people whose names you’ll need to…

Cartoon: Vindman’s Ukraine

  Friday November 01, 2019 · 4:50 AM PDT 2019/11/01 · 04:50 With Democrats increasing the impeachment pressure, of course President Trump and his supporters would go after a decorated combat veteran who was a…

Trump promised action on guns but as usual…

Trump in El Paso following the mass shooting there Who could possibly have predicted? After swearing up and down that he would take action on guns following the summer’s mass shootings in El Paso and…