Good grief, Texas

Texas’s politicians are all trying to prep for a gig in the Freedom Caucus in the US House. How else can this be explained? Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims This is not a joke. Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious …

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Senator Sanders is mistaken

Bernie Sanders continues to cater to and hunt for the white working class, particularly the male part of it. He apparently concluded that Democrats should do that based on the statistics collected about Trump voters in the last election. Many of those voters were members of that class, no question. But should the Democrats sell …

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Buffoons in NC are at it again

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a spiteful little man named Mark Brody who thinks his and his Republican party’s views on transgender people are righter than any old governing athletic body like the NCAA or the Atlantic Coast Conference. He and four co-sponsors have introduced a bill in the NC State Legislature which states that …

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Saving our best places

Among the many things I have admired about President Obama is his concern for America’s historical places and his willingness to protect them. By invoking the Antiquities Act of 1906 to designate the sites, Obama has now used the act more than any other president. He has created or expanded 34 national monuments, two more …

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Immigration hardliner says Trump team preparing plans for wall, mulling Muslim registry

Reuters: An architect of anti-immigration efforts who says he is advising President-elect Donald Trump said the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped write tough immigration laws in Arizona and elsewhere, said in an interview that …

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Three wins for voting rights today!

In Wisconsin: Laws that limited in-person absentee voting to one location, limited early voting hours and eliminated weekend voting are unconstitutional, Peterson ruled. The 2013 law limiting hours for in-person absentee voting “intentionally discriminates on the basis of race,” Peterson wrote in a 119-page decision. “I reach this conclusion because I am persuaded that this …

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Hillary picks Kaine

He seems like a good choice to me. Planned Parenthood and NARAL both approve of the choice: “While Senator Kaine has been open about his personal reservations about abortion, he’s maintained a 100% pro-choice voting record in the U.S. Senate. He voted against dangerous abortion bans, he has fought against efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, …

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