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Firm at Center of Romney's Stimulus Critique Received Over $10.4 Million From Fed Projects

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 9:56 AM

ABC News (and other media) has reported that Mitt Romney recently held a campaign rally at Springs Fabrication, Inc., a manufacturing company located in Colorado. During the rally, Romney assailed the stimulus package that Congress passed in 2009. Conservatives and other opponents of the stimulus have repeatedly argued that...

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Dear Washington Post: Ron Paul Is Not a Champion of Civil Liberty

(608) Comments | Posted December 29, 2011 | 12:31 PM

Washington Post "factchecker" Josh Hicks gives Ron Paul high marks for consistency. Hicks claims that Paul's proposals and voting record are 100 percent consistent with his political rhetoric. This conclusion, however, is woefully incorrect.

Ron Paul (along with his many fans) describes himself as a champion of civil...

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Congress and Wealth: Considering the Influence of Race, Gender, Class and Education

(111) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 7:20 PM

The New York Times has published an interesting article on the wealth disparity among members of Congress and the average person in the U.S. The article, which is making its way around progressive websites, reports that the median net worth of members of Congress is $913,000. The article...

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Five Reasons Why Ron Paul Should Never Become President

(752) Comments | Posted September 4, 2011 | 7:13 PM

Fans of Representative Ron Paul have recently begun to criticize the media. Paul's supporters believe that the media has unfairly neglected his perpetual bid to receive the presidential nomination for the Republican Party.

Perhaps Paul's supporters should reconsider their criticism of the media. For, if Paul actually...

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Who Cares About LGBT Workers?

(6) Comments | Posted July 31, 2011 | 3:23 PM

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. ENDA has been introduced in Congress multiple times, but it has never passed. While federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, and other categories, it does not...

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LGBT Activists Beg Obama to Shift on Same-Sex Marriage: Why?

(40) Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 6:33 PM

Robin McGehee's essay (here on the Huffington Post) criticizes President Obama for declining to support same-sex marriage. A New York Times article also reports that several LGBT advocates are angry that the president refuses to support same-sex marriage.

Why should Obama support this particular issue? McGehee...

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Sexual Hypocrisy and Democratic Weakness: Just Another Day in the USA

(63) Comments | Posted June 20, 2011 | 2:51 PM

So Anthony Weiner has resigned. Lacking anything better over which to obsess, the rapidly declining U.S. media created a faux scandal that forced Weiner to resign. The story is very brief. The former House member sent an electronic picture of himself wearing briefs to a woman. Rather than...

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Beyond Bullying: Race, Poverty and LGBT Rights

(49) Comments | Posted March 28, 2011 | 1:25 PM

One of the most pernicious but least discussed stereotypes of LGBT persons portrays them as a highly privileged population. According to the legend, the average LGBT person is white, wealthy and highly educated.

Opponents of LGBT rights frequently point to these so-called privileges in order to advocate against progress...

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Focus On Ohio Death Penalty Drug Misses The Point -- Terribly

(11) Comments | Posted March 14, 2011 | 2:54 PM

The Washington Post and other media have reported that Ohio has become the first state to execute an inmate using a single drug protocol. Most states use a "three-drug cocktail: sodium thiopental to render the condemned unconscious, pancuronium bromide to paralyze the prisoner and potassium chloride...

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Antonin Scalia, Gender, Race and Hypocrisy

(132) Comments | Posted January 4, 2011 | 3:40 PM

During a recent interview with California Lawyer, Justice Antonin Scalia stated that he believes that the Constitution does not prohibit sex discrimination. The journalist who conducted the interview asked Justice Scalia the following question:

In 1868, when the 39th Congress was debating and ultimately proposing the 14th...
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