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There was another major step forward in equal rights for gays this week

On Wednesday – the Washington state House approved gay marriage legislation – one week after the Senate approved similar legislation. Washington governor Christine Gregoire is expected to sign the legislation into law making her state the seventh in the nation to give same-sex couples the same rights as straight couples.

Eric Cantor lets lawmakers profit from insider trading on Wall Street

Leave it up to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to let lawmakers profit from insider trading on Wall Street. After the Senate passed the STOCK Act – prohibiting Members of Congress from using privileged information they get from Committee Hearings to purchase stocks – it’s the House’s turn to pass similar legislation.

A radical solution to prison over crowding?

As I said my friends, this is a tad bit radical.

Two things: There is a surplus of crooks and there is a shortage of organ donars.

Child Labor Is Wrong, But Apparently Not For Our School Children! (Editorial from www.civilbeat.com)

Child Labor Is Wrong, But Apparently Not For Our School Children!

Before the outcome in the Iowa caucus, I was watching in complete disbelief the leading Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, advocating abolishing child labor laws so kids can clean toilets for ice cream.

Then I wondered if Newt will be doing a photo opt at one of our public school cafeteria’s before the March 12th Republican caucus.

It was a good day for equal rights in America

A Federal Appeals court in struck down California Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage ruling that the law violated the due process and equal protection clause of the Constitution. As Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote in the majority

Rick-Man-On-Dog-Santorum just won three primaries last night, What does it all mean?

There are bad nights, then there are REALLY bad nights, and then there are nights like the one Mitt Romney had last night. Three states held caucuses and primaries Tuesday night to pick a Republican nominee for President – including

Another Tuesday, Another "Anyone But Mitt" Winner

The latest primary and caucus results reveal that Republicans still can't quite stomach Mitt Romney. The party appears to be hopelessly fractured between what party bosses want, party regulars who seem to think that only Mitt is smart enough to go up against Obama, tea party social conservatives who think only Santorum is homophobic enough, libertarians who are madly enraptured with Dr. Paul and complete idiots who can somehow make sense out of the schizophrenic rantings of Newt Gingrich.

On Religious Freedom in a Civil Democracy: Why the Catholic Church Needs to Respect the Consciences of its Secular Employees

As Catholic Liberals twist the idea of religious freedom and complain about Obama's principled stand on religious freedom, I call bs in the loudest voice I can muster. This policy is about the consciences of the employees of Catholic institutions engaged in public service, not in religious programs or worship. It is not about the conscience of the Catholic employers or we cede the right to any religious institution to bring dogma into public life. We already see Catholic hospitals where they have a monopoly on health care services making abortion services impossible for lo

Ron Paul Warns Of Federal Reserve Power Grab: Infowars Nightly News

Ron Paul Warns Of Federal Reserve Power Grab: Infowars Nightly News

Prisonplanet.com
February 7, 2012

Ron Paul has warned that a new agency — founded under the Federal Reserve dominated Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act — is itself an unconstitutional monster that will further degrade the financial health of the country.

Romney's Father George's Unconstitutional Campaign?

I have read multiple times that Mitt's father George was born in Mexico. I also know he ran for the Republican nomination for president (at least until he was brainwashed). Article II Section ! of the Constitution states "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President". Were the Romneys and Republicans knowingly considering violating the Consititution of the United States in 1968.

#Occupy #Anonymous Warning to #BlackBloc

If you wanna break stuff, go to the personal residence of the 1% and do your thing and take responsibility for the destruction you advocate. Stop hiding behind the OWS citizens.

Chuck Todd:"The President's Super Pac Super Flip-Flop"

Well at least he didn't out right lie about the issue the way he did about campaigne public financing in 2008:

Obama will throw his support behind the SuperPAC, Priorities USA?

On the issue of SuperPACs – President Obama is realizing he has to play the game too. Obama – once weary of SuperPACs – will throw his support behind Priorities USA – a SuperPAC working to have him re-elected. As Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said to supporters, “We can’t allow for two sets of rules in this election whereby the Republican nominee is the beneficiary of unlimited spending and Democrats unilaterally disarm.”

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What’s Good About Guaranteed Basic Income

If conservatives really want to do away with “wasteful” and “overly bureaucratic” social services in the U.S. - services like Medicaid, Social Security and foodstamps - there’s an easy alternative.

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