Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion/Letters

Voter Purges Alter US Political Map


A man walks in the parking lot of a voting center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (photo: Zach D. Roberts/Al Jazeera America) Greg Palast | Al Jazeera America | Reader supported News | November 17, 2014 nterstate Crosscheck is a computerized system … Continue reading

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How Courts Nationwide Are Using Junk Science to Restrict Abortion Access


Alyssa Figueroa | AlterNet | November 16, 2014 When Justice Samuel Alito authored the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion on the recent Hobby Lobby case allowing privately owned businesses to exclude birth control in their employee health plans, he explained: “The owners of … Continue reading

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My Appointment as Strategic Policy Advisor


Elizabeth Warren celebrated the one year anniversary of the consumer protection agency she created. (photo: AP) Elizabeth Warren | Reader Supported News | November 16, 2014 just left a Senate Democrats caucus meeting, and I wanted you to know: Harry Reid … Continue reading

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American Journey From Terror to Peace, 9/11 to 11/11


Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) (R) sits with his wife Elizabeth Kucinich. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Dennis Kucinich, Elizabeth Kucinich | Reader Supported News | November 16, 2014 his day commemorates both Veterans Day in the US and Armistice Day abroad, marking … Continue reading

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Leave No Generation Behind


Chuck Collins | OtherWords | Truthout | November 15, 2014 Over a decade ago, I got a call from Bill Gates. Not the Bill Gates you’re probably thinking of. It was Bill Gates Sr., the Microsoft founder’s dad. He was eager to … Continue reading

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Democracy Day


Likely 2016 presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. (photo: Sanders.gov) Bernie Sanders | Reader Supported News | November 15, 2014 his week I introduced legislation to make Election Day a national holiday — Democracy Day. I am doing this because, as a … Continue reading

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There Is Genuine Excitement Over a Hillary Clinton Candidacy


Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein shakes hands with Hillary Clinton. (photo: John Moore/Getty Images) Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept | Reader Supported News | November 15, 2014 t’s easy to strike a pose of cynicism when contemplating Hillary Clinton’s inevitable (and … Continue reading

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Doctor Without Ebola Quarantined by Vermont Police State Action


Nurse Kaci Hickox successfully fought her quarantine in Maine. (photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) William Boardman | Reader Supported News | November 15, 2014 “No person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law….” ~ Amendment … Continue reading

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Thomas Hints at Court Split on Gay Marriage Review


Mark Sherman |Associated Pres | EDGE Boston | November 14, 2014 Justice Clarence Thomas suggested Thursday that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month. Thomas offered a peek at what … Continue reading

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Turkey’s conflicting attitude toward LGBT rights


Rev. Irene Monroe | San Deigo Gay & Lesbian News | November 13, 2014 Turkey is a country conflicted when it comes to its LGBTQ population. On one hand, Turkey is the first country in the Muslim world to hold a LGBTQI … Continue reading

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