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North Carolina’s Ban On Equal Marriage Invites Mockery Of The South

Southerners don’t like to be made fun of for their nasty little regional culture, but then they go ahead and confirm the worst ideas that people have about them, engaging in loud public acts of cruel stupidity. A case in point is North Carolina’s passage yesterday of a state constitutional ban on marriage equality. [...]

The Bigotry That Billy Graham and Barack Obama Share

I suddenly remembered that Barack Obama had met with Billy Graham. How can Barack Obama reconcile Billy Graham’s opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians when Obama believes… and that’s where the thought fizzled out. Barack Obama, of course, has expressed opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians himself. [...]

NC Coalition Calls Protest at Bank of America Shareholders Meeting in Charlotte May 9

The North Carolina Coalition Against Corporate Power has put out the call for Americans upset at the practices of Bank of America to mount a protest during its annual shareholders meeting, culminating in Charlotte NC on May 9:

Homeowners, students, immigrants, environmentalists, workers, women’s groups, peace activists and more will be in Charlotte, bringing [...]

Three Times Now: Richard Burr rejects NC invitations, parties with DC lobbyists

In August of 2009, Senator Richard Burr said he didn’t have the time to attend a civic forum in his home state of North Carolina; he declined the invitation. But Burr did have time to attend a party thrown in his honor by DC Beltway lobbyists for the financial services industry. Many checks to Burr [...]

Why Do Christian Fundamentalists Need To Run For Congress To Create Government Under God?

Aspiring theocrats like Darrell Day actually don’t believe in the God they keep on preaching about. What they believe in is the power of government, which is why they pursue it so fervently. [...]

When is a Bike Lane a Bike Lane?

In my travel this weekend to the city of Bloomington, Indiana, I found myself driving in from the north on College Avenue. As the Avenue transitioned from two to three lanes, I noticed signs on traffic poles announcing the existence of a bicycle lane and bicycle icons painted on the rightmost of these three lanes.

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Guitarfish Going Under

Endangered guitarfish, baby guitarfish and semi-musical guitarfish in recent reports. [...]

I Have a Platter for Senator Elizabeth Dole…

Senator Dole? I have a platter for you… a platter of buttocks. They are your buttocks, Senator Dole. Here you are.

How’d that atheist-bashing work for you?

Diversity of Forms: Obama Gear Across States

Is this a sign that the Obama gear supply chain, like the Obama campaign generally, is locally based and responsive to what is locally wanted and available?, [...]

Presbyterian Isn’t Christian Enough For Elizabeth Dole

A leader who represents only Christian America is missing the pluribus in e pluribus unum. [...]

Presbyterian Isn't Christian Enough For Elizabeth Dole

A leader who represents only Christian America is missing the pluribus in e pluribus unum. [...]