Monthly Archives: January 2013

US prosecutors overstepping their boundaries


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Towards a More Just Judiciary: Openly Gay Judges May Be Coming to a Court Near You!


Eric Lesh | Lambda Legal | January 18, 2013 A new normal is emerging in courts in some states across the country as openly gay judges continue to be nominated to serve at the highest levels of the judiciary. There … Continue reading

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3 Reasons the Election Rigging Scandal Is Not Dead


Ian Millhiser | ThinkProgress | Reader Supported News | January 31, 2013 Two weeks ago, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus called upon “states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red” to consider a Republican plan to rig … Continue reading

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Chuck Hagel and Murder in Vietnam


Nick Turse | TomDispatch | Reader Supported News | January 31, 2013 He’s been battered by big-money conservative groups looking to derail his bid for secretary of defense.  Critics say he wants to end America’s nuclear program.  They claim he’s anti-Israel … Continue reading

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Who Will Legalize Pot Next?


Kristen Gwynne | The Nation | January 30, 2013 In Barack Obama: The Story, biographer David Maraniss writes that the president spent his youth in Hawaii getting stoned on a paved road up Mount Tantalus, where he took “roof hits” in … Continue reading

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The Numbers Just Don’t Add Up on Immigration Reform


George Zornick | The Nation | January 31, 2013 Inside Washington on Monday, the realest talk on comprehensive immigration reform came around 3:45 in the afternoon, an hour after the “Gang of Eight” released its comprehensive immigration reform proposal. That’s when … Continue reading

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The Supremes’ Greatest Hits: 5 Supreme Court Cases That Rocked The Gay World


Dan Avery | Queerty | January 31. 2013 In March, the Supreme Court is set to hear two marriage-equality  cases—Hollingsworth v. Perry and Edie Windsor v. U.S. We don’t  know how the Gang on Nine will rule, so we decided … Continue reading

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Hagel Pinky-Swears To Be Good About Gays During Confirmation Hearings


Dan Avery | Queerty | January 31, 2013 Senate confirmation hearings have begun for Chuck Hagel, President  Obama’s pick for Defense Secretary, and the former lawmaker insists he’ll make  ensuring equal treatment for all service members a “high priority.” Responding … Continue reading

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CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou: Torture was official US policy


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Political Power Needs to Be Used


New York Times | Readers Supported News | January 31, 2013 If ever there were a moment for Democrats to press their political advantage, this is it. Their message on many of the biggest national issues – taxes, guns, education … Continue reading

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