(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...
We are I don't want to go beyond the borders of my citizenship to marry. I want to marry in the state and country where I live, work, and pay taxes. My life aspirations and goals are no different than those in an opposite-sex relationship. Next year I hope that Oregon will become part of a growing change of equality in this country.
Given the rapid rate at which public support is growing nationwide, it doesn't take a mathematician to recognize that marijuana prohibition is on its way out.
Tempranillo is one of the world's most important and noble grapes. It is capable of making complex wines with tremendous aging capacity.
Artist Royal Nebeker has what just may be the world's coolest studio space: he paints on the top floor of a former fishing facility -- The Uppertown Net Loft -- a battered and picturesque wooden building that sits on pilings 100 yards from the shoreline of Astoria, Oregon.
Medicaid is not a perfect system, and to the extent that the Oregon study suggests areas for improvements we ought to pay attention. But to suggest that the program is worthless because certain health indicators did not improve enough over two years reflects a very limited view of the purpose of insurance.
Go ahead and drop that nuke, Harry! Start approving President Obama's nominees, as the Constitution says you are supposed to. Republicans will be Republicans no matter what you do, and you've already been suckered twice by "handshake agreements" that they won't.
People will be talking about Senator Davis' filibuster for many years to come. Those who have made, and will make the trip to the capitol in Austin to make their voices heard, will become politicized forever. They will not forget the energy and solidarity which we have witnessed.
The Supreme Court had a chance to end the cycle of injustice in the United States but chose not to. For those of us in the other 37 states, the battle continues. Achieving marriage equality in Oregon, not to mention throughout the South, is not going to be easy.
While any healthcare system must obviously be tailored to the needs of the constituency it serves, to what degree can we allow such a system to compromise the rights of the singular agent?
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According to a recent George Mason University study, the average Republican statement analyzed by nonpartisan fact-checkers is three times more likely to be declared false than true.
(photo: sporst/Flickr Creative Commons) Ever wonder how your favorite candy or snack is made? Food factories all over the country invite visitors be...
Unapproved, unwanted, and now out of control: the news that an unlicensed genetically modified (GM) wheat has been found growing on a field in Oregon -- almost 10 years after it was supposed to have completely destroyed -- sent shivers down my spine.
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