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Barry Smitherman – Another Religious Nut job

It's never any surprise to me that Texas candidates for public office speak of God and Country, it is practically a requirement of office in this state if one has any hope of being elected.  However, I would almost have more respect for someone...

UN Blasts Cameroon’s Anti-gay Laws

GENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights office is sharply criticizing Cameroon's anti-gay laws, which it says criminalize same-sex relationships.  The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says it is deeply concerned by reports in Cameroon of harassment, intimidation, arrest and imprisonment...

President Obama, What Have You Done for Me Lately?

According to the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential approval tracking poll, as of Monday February 20th 2012 26% of voters strongly approve of the Presidents performance, while 39% strongly disapprove.  That seems like quite a large margin, but the total approval rating is 49% and...

The Gas About Religion and State

The Gas about Religion and State Like it or not, humans are predictable, no matter what you are hearing from mass media these days. Politics and religion are two of the most consistent and predictable behaviors of all. Can you remove politics from religion? No....

WOMEN’S RIGHTS INTACT IN VIRGINIA AS PERSONHOOD BILL IS DEFEATED

Virginia's "Personhood Bill", which would have essentially made abortions in the state either impossible, illegal, or humiliating by the use of trans-vaginal ultrasound, was defeated in a 24-12 vote.   The Senate agreed to table the legislation until next year's legislative session. For now, women's...

NEW JERSEY SENATE APPROVES MARRIAGE EQUALITY

With a vote of 24 - 16, the New Jersey Senate voted today to advance a bill which would legalize same-sex marriage.  Governor Chris Christie (R), insists that there will be a veto and that this type of vote should require a referendum. Although New...

Obama Wins Florida, Widens Margin over Romney in Final Tally

U.S. President Barack Obama has been declared the winner of the closely-divided battleground state of Florida, four days after winning re-election. The southern state had been the only state still tallying its votes after Tuesday's election, which pitted the incumbent Democrat against Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Florida's...

Bernie Sanders Writes He Isn’t Stopping The Fight

Sen. Bernie Sanders  wrote his supporters a heartfelt but decisive message, which was published as an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times. Sanders highlighted the benefits that a Clinton presidency will hold for the United States and slammed Donald Trump for his regressive racism and dangerous ignorance. With...

Supreme Court To Hear Challenge to the Voting Rights Act

The US Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a key section of the Voting Rights Act, a law adopted to prevent discrimination at the polls. It will hear an Alabama challenge to the requirement that states with a history of racial bias seek permission...

Illegal Immigrants Offered Lower Tuition for Higher Education

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND — This November, voters in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland will decide whether to uphold a state law giving some undocumented immigrants tuition breaks at state-run universities and community colleges. Maryland could become the 12th state in the nation to offer undocumented...