Monthly Archives: March 2013

As Exxon Cleans Up Arkansas Oil Spill, Keystone Plan Assailed


Reuters | Reader Supported News | March 31, Men wearing protective clothing survey cleanup efforts where an underground crude oil pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas, 03/30/13. (photo: Reuters) xxon Mobil on Sunday continued cleanup of a pipeline spill that loosed … Continue reading

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Will Congress Stop US Support for Honduras’ Death Squad Regime?


Mark Weisbrot | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | April 1, 2013 Soldiers clashed with protesters in 2011, after Honduras’ President Porfirio Lobo declared the demonstrations illegal. (photo: Reuters/Edgard Garrido) he video (warning: contains graphic images of lethal violence), caught … Continue reading

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Scalia’s gay adoption claim: Even wronger than I thought


Ezra Klein | WonkBlog | Washington Post | March 29, 2013 On Wednesday, I wrote about Justice Antonin Scalia’s comment that “there’s considerable disagreement among sociologists as to what the consequences of raising a child in a single-sex family, whether that … Continue reading

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Supreme Court likely to advance gay marriage but stop short of broad ruling


Pete Williams | NBC News | March 29, 2013 After two days of highly anticipated courtroom arguments about same-sex marriage, a sweeping ruling on gay rights seems unlikely from the U.S. Supreme Court. But when decisions in both cases come in late … Continue reading

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Op-ed: My Marriage Is Not an Experiment, Justice Alito


Robin Tyler | Advocate | March 29, 2013 Diane and I woke up at 5 a.m. in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. But having arrived a day earlier, we were still on California time. To us, it felt like 2 a.m. … Continue reading

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What might happen?


Erwin Chemerinsky | United States Supreme Court Blog | March 29, 2013 Oral arguments in high-profile cases rarely provide a clear sense of what the Court is likely to do.   Last year, after oral arguments, the conventional wisdom was that the … Continue reading

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Facebook: Marriage issue prompts 2.7 million profile picture updates


Chris Boyette | CNN | March 29, 2013 The many variations of the pink equal sign on top of a red background populated many Facebook profile pics this week. (CNN) — You may have noticed something different about your friends’ profile … Continue reading

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Australia: Marriage equality poll vow


PHILIP HEYWARD | The Mercury | March 30, 2013 THE campaign for same-sex marriage is back in full swing, with activists hoping to play a decisive role in Legislative Council elections. They plan to distribute how-to-vote cards to every household … Continue reading

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NKorea says it’s in state of war with SKorea


SAM KIM | Associated Press | Yahoo News | March 30, 2013 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea issued its latest belligerent threat Saturday, saying it has entered “a state of war” with South Korea a day after its … Continue reading

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Pope refers to “Muslim brothers” on Good Friday


NICOLE WINFIELD | Associated Press | Yahoo News | March 29, 2013 ROME (AP) — Pope Francis reached out in friendship to “so many Muslim brothers and sisters” during a Good Friday procession dedicated to the suffering of Christians from … Continue reading

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