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Entries by Jonathan Weiler from 02/2012

On North Carolina's Especially Disturbing "Defense of Marriage" Amendment

| Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

The broad language of the amendment could result in the denial of a wide range of rights and protections to non-married couples -- gay and straight -- on the grounds that those relationships would be barred from legal recognition if the amendment passes.

Republicans, Dependency and Hypocrisy

| Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

He had not been specifically asked about blacks and he was speaking in Iowa, a state whose population is less than four percent African American and one in which -- though blacks are over-represented on government assistance rolls -- the vast majority of individuals on public assistance are white.

Kobe vs. Magic? It's Magic -- Hands Down

| Posted 02.17.2012 | Sports

When we talk about basketball greatness, the fact is that people use statistics or, all too often, one statistic, to identify those worthy of praise. But when you look at the stats properly, Magic simply destroys Kobe.

Mitt Romney Isn't 'Tough' On Immigration -- He's a Coward

| Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

A particularly insidious linguistic habit in American political discourse is to label as "tough" any right wing position, no matter the context.