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Protests have become more and more common place in the past few years, or at the very least I’ve been more aware of them in that same time. 717 more words

For those of you protesting this week, here's a helpful hints guide

Here is a post from Balloon Juice giving helpful hints about protesting, and safety precautions that you might consider taking.

Peaceful Assembly and Personal Security – Re-upped… 431 more words


Kentucky's Abortion Shaming Legislation is Unconstitutional – At Least for Now

by Brendan Beery & Dan Ray

CNN reports the following anti-abortion legislation from Kentucky:

House Bill 2 requires a physician or technician to perform an ultrasound, describe and display the ultrasound images to the mother, and provide audio of the fetal heartbeat to the mother before she may have an abortion.

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Write a Letter to Justice Kennedy: His Last Chance to Protect LGBT Americans (and His Legacy) is Fast Approaching

We wrote earlier (here and here) about Ted Cruz’s latest expression of self-loathing: a proposal to allow nationwide discrimination against LGBT Americans – or (we kid you not) their sympathizers – by private business owners acting on their toxic bigotry as long as that toxic bigotry is grounded doctrinally in the Book of Leviticus. 1,703 more words


Ted Cruz's Anti-Gay Proposal isn't Just the Work of a Punk; It's also Unconstitutional

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Yesterday we made what we think is an important point about Ted Cruz and his new anti-gay proposal: right-wing voters – afraid, angry, and powerless over their own lives – will seek to find some sense of power by lashing out (through their representatives, like Cruz) against any group they come to view as outside the tribe, vulnerable, and powerless to strike back. 1,143 more words


Reproductive Health & Freedom, Part 2: Enjoy Roe While it Lasts

As promised, before we launch into what might happen to women’s reproductive rights under the reign of a malignantly narcissistic peeled cantaloupe (spoiler alert: the news isn’t good), we address the state of the law as it stands now. 1,282 more words