Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion/Letters

How the Supreme Court Made a Mess of Our Voting System


Michael Waldman | Brennan Center for Justice | Reader Supported News | October 23, 2014 lexis de Tocqueville famously observed in 1835, “Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.” … Continue reading

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Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges


Jeremy Scahill | The Intercept | Reader Supported News | October 23, 2014 federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and wounding scores of others in … Continue reading

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Elections Have Consequences – Make Them Count


Norm Kent | South Florida Gay News | October 22, 2104 Ken Keechl and Scott Herman Queer is the new normal in politics. It is no longer fashionable to beat up on the gay community. In fact, it’s downright stupid. … Continue reading

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Throw the Bums Out! (2.0)


Zack Exley | Reader Supported News | October 22, 2014 bet I know something about you. You’re sick and tired of the idiots who run our government. How’d I know that? Because everyone is sick and tired of the idiots who … Continue reading

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Getting a Grip on Ebola


Robert Reich | Robert Reich’s Blog | Reader Supported News | October 21, 2o14 e have to get a grip. Ebola is not a crisis in the United States. One person has died and two people are infected with his body … Continue reading

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How Edward Snowden Changed Journalism


Steve Coll | The New Yorker | Reader Supported News | October 21, 2014 itizenfour,” the new documentary about Edward Snowden, by Laura Poitras, is, among other things, a work of journalism about journalism. It opens with quotations from correspondence between … Continue reading

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Remembering the life, love and legacy of Audre Lorde


Rev. Irene Monroe | San Diego Gay & Lesbian News | October 17, 2017 Have you ever wondered what unseen photos, faux pas, untold stories and unfinished works surviving partners of famous people are left with? Dr. Gloria I. Joseph … Continue reading

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Does Rising Inequality Make a Democracy More Warlike


Joshua Holland | Moyers & Company | Reader Supported News | October 17, 2014 ar has long been seen as an endeavor urged on by the elites who stood the most to gain from conflict – whether to protect overseas assets, … Continue reading

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The Clean-Up Begins


ARTHUR S. LEONARD & PAUL SCHINDLER | Gay City News | October 16, 2014 With lightning speed last week, actions by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court either upheld or let stand pro-marriage equality rulings in … Continue reading

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Why Did the CDC Let Infected Ebola Nurse Fly?


Cliff Weathers | AlterNet | October 16, 2014   Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?correlator=2261216588846864&output=html&impl=ifr&client=ca-pub-5155643920455169&slotname=AlterNet_News_300&page_slots=AlterNet_News_728%2CAlterNet_News_300&cookie=ID%3Daab0eb7c330fbc8c%3AT%3D1413549170%3AS%3DALNI_Mb-DWpGGpvkGAw0MPNOUhTLrKpUxA&cookie_enabled=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alternet.org%2Fnews-amp-politics%2Fwhy-did-cdc-let-infected-ebola-nurse-fly%3Fakid%3D12369.1811973._6jhU1%26rd%3D1%26src%3Dnewsletter1023438%26t%3D3&lmt=1413549168&dt=1413549169399&cc=98&biw=1343&bih=538&adk=2232892387&adx=200&ady=950&ifi=2&oid=3&ea=0&u_tz=-420&u_his=1&u_java=true&u_h=768&u_w=1360&u_ah=728&u_aw=1360&u_cd=24&u_nplug=1&u_nmime=2&flash=15.0.0&gads=v2&ga_vid=828009777.1413549169&ga_sid=1413549169&ga_hid=1883236625&ga_wpids=UA-289449-1 Critics are upset after a report, surfacing last night, reveals that Centers of Disease Control … Continue reading

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