And it restarts

On Thursday the Supreme Court told Massachusetts that its 35-foot buffer zone around clinics which provide abortions was too big. On Saturday the protesters who used to have to remain behind that line moved closer. Activists chanted, prayed, and sang during a nonviolent six-hour protest that occasionally erupted into vitriol and shouting. “Please don’t kill …

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Bigotry or beaureaucracy?

Those kids may be yours biologically, gentlemen, but who cares? You’re gay, and Texas doesn’t approve of gay marriages, so you can’t adopt them. Charming. More than that, unnerving. At the moment the only name on the twins’ birth certificates is the surrogate mother’s. “Without [co-adoption], if something happened to either me or Joe we …

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30 Million American Constitutional Scholars

Some loony ex-Colonel tried to rally a bunch of guys and gals who were supposed to converge on the National Mall today to depose Obama, Congress, and who knows who else. That didn’t happen. Raw Story compiled a bunch of tweets which started out amused and escalated to high-class snark. Here’s a sample: Where is …

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I await the massacres

Headline: Georgia Passes Sweeping Expansion of Gun Carry Laws Upshot (heh!): If you have a license to carry a weapon in Georgia, you can take that gun virtually anywhere. Churches, because the clergyman might suddenly espouse evolution as the true way of the world. Schools, because you never know when some mouthy teacher might tell …

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Lies and misrepresentations

The media, as usual, is letting itself be manipulated by the right wing. It is now halfway persuaded that birth control is equal to abortion. That’s a lie. Here’s Dr. Lin-Fan Wang, a family doctor in NYC. The news coverage of the birth control benefit has been riddled with inaccurate statements, in particular, the allegations …

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Kansas State Senate shows some sense

Wednesday the Kansas State House approved a bill which would protect businesses and state and local government employees from lawsuits if they cited religious freedom as a reason to deny services to gay and lesbian citizens. Today the President of the Kansas State Senate said it wouldn’t make it through her part of the legislature …

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