Need proof the teen activists are winning? Watch the NRA do an about-face in new video message
The NRA is feeling the heat from the uprising of teen activists and groups like Moms Demand Action. In a newly released video, NRA spokesman Chris Cox expresses support for “risk protection orders.” Also known as “red flag” laws, they help get guns ou
Open thread for night owls: How to organize to win
This guy, Marshall Ganz, is singing my song at The Nation. That song is the 176,000-precinct strategy. Local organizing, year-round, even in non-election years. It’s a song about giving voters positive reasons to vote beyond mere attachment to a charismati
Maple Leafs blank Canadiens for 12th straight home win
TORONTO (AP) Curtis McElhinney made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season and the Toronto Maple Leafs extended their club-record home winning streak to 12 straight games with a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
CHICAGO (AP) LeBron James scored 33 points as part of a triple-double, Jordan Clarkson had a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:27 left and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 114-109 on Saturday night.
Michigan faces tall task against Baylor (Mar 17, 2018)
WACO, Texas -- Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has been playing the role of gracious host to Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico and her family this weekend at the NCAA Women's Tournament first- and second-round site.
Kansas holds off Seton Hall 83-79 to reach Sweet 16 (Mar 17, 2018)
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Malik Newman scored 28 points, Udoka Azubuike stood toe-to-toe with Seton Hall's bruising Angel Delgado, and No. 1 seed Kansas held off the plucky Pirates 83-79 on Saturday night to send the Jayhawks to their third consecutive Sweet 16.
Facebook’s latest privacy debacle stirs up more regulatory interest from lawmakers
Facebook’s late Friday disclosure that a data analytics company with ties to the Trump campaign improperly obtained — and then failed to destroy — the private data of 50 million users is generating more unwanted attention from politicians, some of w
Nuts & Bolts: How can Daily Kos help your activist efforts?
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Nebraska Wesleyan beats Wisconsin-Oshkosh for D-III title
SALEM, Va. (AP) Tournament MVP Cooper Cook scored 16 points, Jack Hiller added 14, including a late 3-pointer that gave Nebraska Wesleyan the lead for good, and the Prairie Wolves beat Wisconsin-Oshkosh 78-72 on Saturday night for their first Division III na
Texas A&M. DePaul play for spot in Sweet 16 (Mar 17, 2018)
Fourth-seeded Texas A&M has had its primer. Now it's time to see what the Aggies have learned as they square off against fifth-seeded DePaul on Sunday in an NCAA Women's Tournament second-round game at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas.
Joey Logano dominates NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Fontana
Although Logano dominated much of Saturday’s Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway, he was mired in 16th on a restart with 26 of 200 laps remaining, having gotten off-sequence with the rest of the field.It mattered little.Within four laps, Logano had powered t
Lapierre was content to stalk Conway for much of the last two hours after some side-by-side battling. But in traffic, they bunched up again, the former Toyota WEC teammates went around the long final turn side by side, and the acceleration of the Nissan pulle
This week ... In Space! Space genes, Starman, and the mysterious 'Steve'
Astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year in space, while his twin brother Mark Kelly — known to many around these parts as the husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords — stayed on the ground. After a year, the elevated Kelly brother returned to Earth an
This week in the war on workers: What are state minimum wage increases doing to wage growth?
Wage growth for low-income workers between 2013 and 2017 showed how important minimum wage increases are:
Wage growth at the 10th percentile in states with at least one minimum wage increase from 2013 to 2017 was more than twice as fast as in states withou
At a raging South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, one Elon Musk, cofounder of Paypal, Tesla, the Boring Company, and SpaceX had this to say about space exploration and technology in general:
“There’s likely to be another dark ages... particularly if ther
Mississippi St cruises past Nicholls 95-50 in opening round (Mar 17, 2018)
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Victoria Vivians scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead top-seeded Mississippi State past No. 16 Nicholls 95-50 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night.
Di Grassi hit with fine for underwear infringement
The pair engaged in a race-long scrap for the win, with championship leader Vergne holding on to deny Audi Sport driver di Grassi a first victory of the 2017/18 season.Di Grassi was summoned to the see stewards after the race and it was determined that “aft
YouTube is reportedly introducing your kids to conspiracy theories, too
In a recent appearance by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at the South by Southwest Festival, she suggested that YouTube is countering the conspiracy-related videos that have been spreading like wildfire on the platform — including videos telling viewers tha