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People-Powered Campaign Pushes Back Against 'Mayor 1%'

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 26, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should be taking a victory lap right now. But a populist uprising forced him into a runoff - in a re-election campaign he was almost certain to win.Read More

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The GOP Can't Run from Giuliani's Hateful Rhetoric

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 25, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

Republicans can't run from Rudy Giuliani's hateful rhetoric about President Obama's patriotism, because their base won't let them. This is who they are.Read More


In State Legislatures, Anti-LGBT Onslaught Continues

Filed by John M. Becker | February 25, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

From Arkansas to Wyoming, conservatives in state legislatures across the country are launching attacks on the basic civil rights of LGBT people.Read More


Arkansas Bans LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinances

Filed by John M. Becker | February 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

An Arkansas bill that effectively bans LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances became law at the end of the day Monday. Read More

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Wingnut Week in Review: American Jihad?

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 23, 2015 | 5:00 PM | comments

ISIS wants a holy war with America. Fox News and the wingnut brigade are aching to give them one. Will those who've learned nothing from history doom the rest of us to repeat it?Read More


An Open Letter to Rudy Giuliani on Obama, Patriotism

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 23, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

If Obama truly did not love America, why then would he have worked so diligently for the betterment of the nation?Read More


Negotiating for the Future of LGBT Iranians

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 20, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

During this potential thaw in U.S.-Iranian relations, President Obama should add LGBT rights to the list of concerns he's bringing to the negotiating table.Read More

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Finland's President Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

This morning, Finland's president signed marriage equality into law. Beginning on March 1, 2017, same-sex couples there will have the freedom to marry.Read More

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Opposing Marriage Equality Could Cost GOP Candidates

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

A new poll from NBC News and Marist College finds that many GOP primary voters in three key early states say opposition to marriage equality is a deal-breaker for a 2016 presidential candidate.Read More

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As GOP Blocks 'Bomb Train' Oversight, One Explodes

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 19, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

While conservatives play to an anti-science base and allow corporate donors to put private profit above public safety, the rest of us are left to wonder: when and where will the next "bomb train" go off?Read More

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AL Judge: Destroy Marriage Rather Than Allow Same-Sex Weddings

Filed by John M. Becker | February 18, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

An Alabama Supreme Court justice suggests that if marriage equality continues in his state, he'd vote to destroy the institution of marriage entirely rather than allow same-sex couples to participate in it.Read More

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Appears on Rachel Maddow Show

Filed by John M. Becker | February 17, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last night, The Rachel Maddow Show aired a rare, exclusive interview with Supreme Court Justice (and cultural icon) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the court's liberal wing. Read More

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Anti-Gay AR Lawmaker's Brother Slams LGBT Rights Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | February 17, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

GOP Arkansas state representative Charlie Collins voted to support a bill that would block communities in that state from passing LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinances. His gay brother Donald is calling him out.Read More


The Road to Havana

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | February 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

When President Obama announced his Cuban initiative in December, Cuban Americans in my parents' generation screamed bloody murder. But Obama is right: our frosty relationship with Cuba is a relic of the Cold War that needs to be overhauled.Read More

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Oregon Gets Nation's 1st Bisexual Governor This Week

Filed by John M. Becker | February 16, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

Incoming Oregon Governor Kate Brown, who takes the oath of office this week, will be the first openly bisexual governor in the history of the United States.Read More