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Melissa's message for marriage equality

06/07/12 12:18PM

Our beloved host has recorded an announcement for the Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality series, and they released it earlier yesterday. Melissa noted that as the child of an interracial couple, she felt a kinship with those whose marriage rights were infringed upon by government, and that the disenfranchising of any group of people in this manner violates the spirit of the Constitution. read more

The late Abu Yahya al-Libi.

Begun, this drone war had (years ago)

06/06/12 09:31PM

Did you feel safer yesterday? That's the question Robert Wright asked in a searing post published on The Atlantic's site concerning Monday's death-by-drone-strike of al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, the guy you see at right. Wright disagrees with the New America Foundation's Peter Bergen, who thinks al-Libi's death is a pretty big deal. read more

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, seated, raises her arms as legislators and supporters cheer behind her after she signed into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Olympia, Wash.

Marriage equality blocked in Washington state

06/06/12 04:15PM

Opponents of a Washington state law legalizing same-sex marriage have now blocked it from taking effect just one day before it was scheduled to do so, and one day after yesterday's good news for opponents of California's Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage.After a momentous signing ceremony this February by governor Christine Gregoire, Washington was set to become the seventh state in the country to make same-sex marriage legal. read more

After Walker's win, a lot of wishful thinking

After Walker's win, a lot of wishful thinking

06/06/12 10:00AM

Many of us modern American consumerists have something they have spent hundreds, even thousands of dollars to keep things just the way they are. Perhaps you've paid off a tax bill, or back rent just so you can remain quite literally where you are in life. Maybe you've spent a ton on a new course your employer suddenly required that you take in order to keep your job -- or doled out thousands on a new car to replace the old one that finally broke down on you, just so you can keep your normal routine. read more

Tom Barrett, the man who would replace Governor Scott Walker if he is recalled today, puts in his ballot this morning.

Today is Wisconsin's day to recall

06/05/12 12:14PM

Scott Walker's actions since becoming Wisconsin's governor in 2011 have made him not just nationally famous and led to today's events -- he's now the avatar of Republican legislative overreach. Yes, "overreach" and "Republican" have become oxymoronic of late, and Walker himself is giving public voice to a "divide-and-conquer" strategy when it comes to organized labor and collective bargaining. As my former boss Rachel Maddow is fond of saying, they're not embarrassed. read more

Trayvon's killer is behind bars, again

Trayvon's killer is behind bars, again

06/03/12 06:00PM

It took a nationwide groundswell of anger and protest the first time around to get George Zimmerman booked and jailed for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. All it took this time was an order from one man.The same Sanford, FL jail that George Zimmerman left on April 23 welcomed him back today, as he beat the 3:00pm deadline that Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set for his return. read more

The case for Obama, on our June 3 show

06/03/12 01:00AM

If there are limits to inspiration, politics cannot afford to know them. Yes, they flood the airwaves with negative ads -- but I'd venture to say that we're never going to see a Mitt Romney ad about President Obama's use of drones in the Middle East. That's an issue that seems to upset folks on the Left more than anyone -- some of whom Romney outright frightens -- so that's not a demographic Romney can pursue, per se. It's one that the President has to pursue. read more