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Texas attorney general and gay marriage: Clerks must provide equal treatment.

Monday we learned that the Texas attorney general had informed county clerks with religious objections that they could refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. 68 more words

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King v Burwell--Keeping It Real

Can we stop for a moment now that it’s over and gaze in wonder at the fact that this was ever in question? That the plain meaning of this law could be overturned by four inartfully chosen words? 283 more words

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Why Conservatives Still Won't Admit That Charleston Was A Racist Crime

We live in an age where mass shootings are so common that there is now a template for politicians to plug in the victim’s names, the date and location of the massacre, and synonyms for words like “tragedy” and “horror.” In the last 36 hours, we’ve heard ersatz condolences filled with hollow words, anodyne phrases about “unimaginable” horrors. 147 more words

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The Duggars, Duck Dynasty, And The Irrational Tribalism Of Conservatives

Kudos to whatever trickster thought it wise to poll Romney voters, asking them to rate how they feel about the Duggar family from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and how they feel about President Obama. 241 more words

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They’re all still lying about Iraq: The real story about the biggest blunder in American history — and the right wing’s obsessive need to cover it up - Salon.com

The road to Iraq began in 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall. That event marked the end of the Cold War, which had shaped an American generation. 219 more words

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For Jeb Bush, Iraq is a special burden | WashingtonExaminer.com

George W. Bush, who has taken part in countless events, public and private, for veterans, has also not tried to insulate himself from the suffering that resulted from the war. 288 more words

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Errors and Lies - NYTimes.com

Surprise! It turns out that there’s something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. 233 more words

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