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October 29, 2014
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Rioting In Black And White: From Ferguson To Keene, And Back

A riot in New Hampshire, and a likely acquittal in Ferguson, Missouri, underscore that blacks and whites still live in very different America’s, under very different rules. The comparison was inevitable, as the images of unrest in Ferguson were still … Continue reading

October 27, 2014
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Digest for October 27th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for October 27th from 10:55 to 16:40: Same-Sex Marriage Support Nearly Universal Among Entering College Students – Today's college students … Continue reading

October 24, 2014
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Wingnut Week In Review: Gay Gremlins

Calling gay people names is nothing new. We’ve been called many things throughout the ages. But “gremlins”? That’s a new one. The first — and perhaps only — Wingnut WTF prize goes this week to South Carolina Republican congressional candidate … Continue reading

October 24, 2014
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Digest for October 24th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for October 24th from 12:20 to 12:29: Op-Ed Contributor: The Battle for Gay Rights in Rural America – In my … Continue reading

October 24, 2014
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Digest for October 24th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for October 24th from 12:20 to 12:29: Op-Ed Contributor: The Battle for Gay Rights in Rural America – In my … Continue reading

October 22, 2014
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Digest for October 22nd

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for October 22nd from 16:24 to 16:37: Things Are Improving For LGBT Students, But They’re Still Really Bad – Schools … Continue reading

October 16, 2014
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Digest for October 16th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for October 16th from 12:40 to 12:45: Man Was Forced To Spend 100 Days In Prison For Being An Atheist … Continue reading

October 14, 2014
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Digest for October 14th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for October 14th from 15:28 to 15:40: Gary Younge: The Low, Low Cost of Black Life in America – Is … Continue reading

October 14, 2014
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Digest for October 14th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for October 14th from 15:18 to 15:28: Columbus gets his comeuppance: Why his holiday is in deep jeopardy – Mascot … Continue reading

October 13, 2014
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Digest for October 9th through October 13th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for October 9th through October 13th: Young Blacks Question Effectiveness of Peaceful Tactics – Older civil rights leaders hark back … Continue reading

October 10, 2014
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The Five Worst Things Republicans Have Promised To Do

The GOP is rolling out a list of “principles,” and pretending to have a “positive agenda,” because Republicans can’t tell Americans what they really want to do. Twenty years after Newt Gringrich launched the “Contract With America,” Republican Party Chairman … Continue reading

October 7, 2014
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Historic Court Decision Weds Marriage Equality To Economic Justice

Yesterday, the Supreme Court made history, by deciding not to make history. The Court rejected appeals in the marriage equality cases set to appear before it, and left intact appeals court rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans in Virginia, Utah, … Continue reading

October 3, 2014
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Corporations Abandon ALEC’s Agenda, Some States Are Still Stuck With It

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt made news on Monday when he told NPR’s Diane Rheem that Google was dropping its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), because of the organization’s environmental policies — especially its climate denialism: “Everyone … Continue reading