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Ben Carson Says People Voluntarily Choose To Be Gay In Prison

Ben Carson is already fumbling in incoherence, just one day into his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. A person who believes that prison rape proves that being gay is a choice is not the kind of person we need making life and death decisions in the Oval Office.

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The Real Origin Of Valentine’s Day

Whatever the twists and turns in the threads of historical connection between then and now, it’s clear that the association of February 14 with love and sex predates anyone carrying the name of Valentine.

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Is Transparency a Trap? Is Information a Weapon?

Today, I read the text of H.R. 489 for the first time. Its major action clause reads: SEC. 2. REQUIRED REPORTING OF MEDICAID PAYMENTS TO ABORTION PROVIDERS. (a) In General.–Not later than 60 days after the end of fiscal year 2015 and each fiscal year

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Moral Mondays Surge Back in North Carolina on February 14, 2015

Moral Mondays have become a North Carolina tradition.  With the spring of every new year and the convening of the North Carolina State Legislature, citizens who support reproductive rights, the freedom to marry, the right to vote, public financing of elections, citizen control, public schools, health

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Mitt Romney Wants Big Government To Engineer American Families

Whatever happened to Republicans opposing big government interference in people’s lives? In a speech yesterday at Mississippi State University, Mitt Romney told the audience that he wants to end the programs developed as part of Lyndon Johnson’s War On Poverty, and replace them with something

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Where Congressional Legislation Lies, January 2015

Number of bills before the 114th Congress to let military chaplains proselytize troops: 1 Number of bills mentioning “military waste“: 0 Number of bills to give zygotes legal rights at conception: 1 Number of bills to rescue frozen “snowflake babies” or prosecute in vitro facilities for child abuse:

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?