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This week, a federal appeals court found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, another step on the inevitable, though sometimes rocky path toward making America a more perfect union. Mitt Romney clinched the GOP nomination, then spent the week with the Barnum and Birther Circus, his turn in the center ring upstaged by lead clown Donald Trump. And in North Carolina, a jury refused to convict John Edwards of violating campaign finance laws. As the Justice Department decides whether to retry him, perhaps the administration should consider taking the resources it was wasting investigating how Bunny Mellon spent her money and redirect them toward prosecuting those who caused the financial crisis. They should care far less about how Edwards financed his affair and far more about how the rest of us got screwed.

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