Opinion: Amy Coney Barrett a perfect choice for half of America
Commentators weigh in on President Donald Trump's selection of Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg--and what it means for the Supreme Court.
In desperate effort to attract Black voters, Trump continues to insist he's their one true savior
[Opinion] Duets unite voices, reminding us that anything is possible when we work together
Duets. It’s something very special when two voices blend and weave around each other in harmony, no matter the gender of the singers. We already explored duets that crossed racial barriers as part of our #BlackMusicSunday series, and as promised, today we’ll listen to Black vocalists known for being a pair, as well as some fantastic match-ups that were one-time-only affairs.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Says William Barr 'Dishonors' Justice Department
Current federal prosecutor James Herbert said Barr "has brought shame on the department he purports to lead."
[Opinion] Saturday Night Owls: When the future feels hopeless, we aren't helpless to change our mindset
Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a weekArthur C. Brooks at The Atlantic writes—What to Do When the Future Feels Hopeless. Humans like to feel optimistic about and in control of where their life is headed. The pandemic has made it very hard to feel that way: [...
[Opinion] What is sex positivity?
This explainer is part of Prism's series on sex positivity and the arts. Read the rest of the series here.By Bianca I. Laureano, featuring original illustrations by Zahira Kelly Sex positivity has become a buzzword among many sex professionals and those working in sexuality-related fields.
[Opinion] I don't glamorize police in my household, and I'm teaching my child why
by Arissa Hall“Let’s have revolutionary brown babies.” My now-partner said those words to me on our first date back in 2015. At the time I was a member of Black Youth Project 100, a national membership-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds who are fighting for the liberation of all Black people.
[Opinion] Millions in U.S. could still die from COVID-19 if we keep opening up in the face of rising disease
On Friday, the United States topped 55,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since the beginning of August. It may be incorrect to say that there has been multiple waves of disease in the United States, because in a very real sense, the failure to ever institute any national policy means we never got past the first wave—we just passed it from state to state.
[Opinion] Seattle makes DoorDash and Postmates pay out COVID-19 hazard pay, this week in the war on workers
Seattle really pissed off gig economy companies by imposing $2.50 in hazard pay for each food delivery order during the pandemic. It’s no surprise that some of the big companies stiffed their workers—but there is a surprise here: Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards (OLS) successfully pressured DoorDash and Postmates to do internal audits and pay up.
[Opinion] Community Spotlight: This week’s stories remind us why Daily Kos is more than a political website
Daily Kos publishes about a thousand stories each week, many written by Community members like you and me. It’s easy for stellar stories to get lost in that volume, which is why the Rescue Rangers assembled 14 years ago—to elevate good writing that deserves a bigger audience. The Rangers are a team of volunteers who read every single story that gets published.
Spotlight on Green News & Views: Antarctic glaciers falling apart; 'Battery Day' follow
This is the � 650th edition � of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the�Sept. 19th�edition . Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not ...
[Opinion] Q&A: Rep. Deb Haaland shares why voting is an obligation to our ancestors
by Raye ZaragozaAs the election nears, it is hard to ignore the dissonant reality of being a woman of color voter in America. We exist within a system that has historically not put our needs first, a system that has oppressed our rights and our voices for generations.
[Opinion] Saturday Snippets: More NC Black voters use mail option; on the verge of wrecking the Tongass
Saturday Snippets is a regular weekend Daily Kos feature.