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While the right goes full fascism, writer after writer in mainstream publications, spills much more ink about the horrors of someone confronting Scott Pruitt or Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a restaurant. In doing so, they are creating utterly absurd versions of the past, such as this ridiculous Wall Street Journal editorial claiming that the good […]
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Stonewall National Monument

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On May 11, 2016
In the last year of the Obama administration, expect to see a large number of new national park sites named, largely national monuments since the president can do this unilaterally (other forms of National Park System status have to be approved by Congress). This has become a standard way for Democratic presidents to seal their […]

Fearmongering

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On May 1, 2016

The anti-gay, anti-transgender fearmongering never ends. It might retreat as civil rights and social acceptance is slowly achieved, but there’s always another scare campaign about scary queer pe

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Ireland

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On May 23, 2015
Good job America. The Irish have now passed you in civil rights. Ireland appeared poised on Saturday to become the world’s first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, with early vote counts showing strong and broad support for a measure that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago in what […]

Good Job Maryland

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On January 24, 2015

Thanks to an unfortunate combination of factors, Maryland has elected a Republican governor. They are already getting what they asked for. Larry Hogan has already withdrawn from regulations of phospho

The Right to Discriminate

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On July 2, 2014
Who could have guessed that the Hobby Lobby case would lead to religious groups citing their right to discriminate against groups they think Jesus doesn’t like? Oh yeah, pretty much everyone. This week, in the Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court ruled that a religious employer could not be required to provide employees with certain […]
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