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Chris Weigant

Guns, Terrorists, And The Constitution

Chris Weigant | June 15, 2016 | Politics
If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.
Vasily Kashin

Russia's 'Pivot to China' Was All Talk and Little Action

Vasily Kashin | June 15, 2016 | World
MOSCOW -- So, is Russia pivoting to China or not? This question took on ideological importance when, early in the Ukrainian crisis, the Kremlin stepped up its propaganda, touting China as an alternative to Moscow's partnership with Europe.
Dan Glickman

Feeding A Hungry Urban World

Dan Glickman | June 16, 2016 | Politics
It's time to update what we know about global food security. Those familiar with the dialogue will know that the year 2050 marks an important threshold. By then, the planet will have swollen to nine billion people, and we'll have to dramatically increase food production in order to feed them.
Anastasya Manuilova

Putin's Orlando Response Shows Russia Doesn't Always Want to Be America's Enemy

Anastasya Manuilova | June 15, 2016 | World
This horrible event provided Putin with an occasion to address the U.S. not as a rival, an enemy or a critical opponent to be met with defiance, but simply as another country.
Tyler Prendergast

Calling All Straight, Cis, White, Millennial Men: Read Trump's Words. I Dare You

Tyler Prendergast | June 15, 2016 | Politics
In all likelihood, Trump is not going to win female voters, or black voters, or Latinx voters, or LGBTQ+ voters, or any other marginalized group of voters. If he wins, it's going to be because of people like you and me.
Montserrat Domínguez

A Few Takeaways From Spain's Four-Way Debate

Montserrat Domínguez | June 15, 2016 | World
A debate with four candidates is very inefficient with regards to discussing tangible proposals on taxes, research, pensions, the minimum wage, labor reform, education or autonomy.
Robert L. Borosage

What Will Bernie/Hillary Do?

Robert L. Borosage | June 15, 2016 | Politics
Bernie Sanders had a "positive meeting" with Hillary Clinton Tuesday night. He announced he would address his supporters online on Thursday. The hand-wringing and rumor-mongering are pure melodrama. Sanders has already made it clear -- repeatedly -- what he will do. The real question is not what Bernie will do -- it is what Clinton will do.
Shea Watts

#PrayforOrlando Is Not Enough

Shea Watts | June 15, 2016 | Religion
When I see the billboard, #PrayForOrlando, I cringe. When people speak in recycled political jargon, offering "prayers and thoughts" with the slain, but do not acknowledge that they were killed at a gay bar because they were queer, it affirms the shooter and condemns the victims. It is further action to marginalize and silence the voices of the LGBTQIA community.
Rep. Alan Grayson

It's Much Too Easy To Kill A Lot Of People Very Quickly

Rep. Alan Grayson | June 15, 2016 | Politics
Let me just ask you, straight up: Do you want virtually anyone to be able to buy weapons whose only practical purpose is to be able to kill hundreds of people in a matter of minutes?
Lana de Holanda Jones

The Homophobia Behind The Orlando Massacre Is Alive In Brazil

Lana de Holanda Jones | June 15, 2016 | Queer Voices
When an evangelical pastor or a congressman states that gays are freaks, he justifies the shooting in Orlando and the violence against the LGBT population in Brazil.
David Halperin

Department Of Education Staff Moves To Dump For-Profit College Accreditor

David Halperin | June 15, 2016 | Business
Without accreditation, schools cannot receive federal student grants and loans, and $4.76 billion in taxpayer dollars went from the Department of Education to ACICS schools last year. A Department official this morning suggested that was enough.
Rio Tazewell

Big Win for Democracy in New York

Rio Tazewell | June 15, 2016 | Politics
Today the people of New York scored a significant victory for democracy in the United States by officially becoming the 17th state on record in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn disastrous Supreme Court decisions such as Citizens United.
Kelly Fitzgerald

I Could Have Been The Stanford Rape Victim

Kelly Fitzgerald | June 15, 2016 | Healthy Living
Yes, blacking out is a sign of an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, but when drinking heavily we ask for a hangover, a sleepless night, or a lost purse. We don't ask for our bodies to be violated by men who think it's okay to commit a crime.
Michelangelo Signorile

Why We Need LGBT Pride Now More Than Ever

Michelangelo Signorile | June 15, 2016 | Queer Voices
Yes, Pride is often hokey, and kitsch and commercial and whatever. But it's ours. It's also diverse and vibrant and enormous and powerful. It's strength and solidarity. It's empowerment in these painful times. And it's a statement that, when we are one, nothing can stop us.
Caroline Hart

Open Letter To Senator Elizabeth Warren

Caroline Hart | June 15, 2016 | Queer Voices
Please Senator Warren we need you to fight for us, for our family, for all in the LGBT community for our civil rights and to make sure that the Republicans are not allowed into a position where they can do more damage.
Michael Roth

'Hamilton' and Liberal Education

Michael Roth | June 15, 2016 | College
When Alexander Hamilton's generation considered higher education, many believed it was crucial that students not think they already knew at the beginning of their studies where they would end up when it was time for graduation.
Doug Bandow

Sanctions Against North Korea Hurt the People Rather Than the Government

Doug Bandow | June 15, 2016 | World
North Korea has completed its first Korean Workers' Party congress in 36 years. The ruling elite appeared to be getting along fine despite international sanctions. Washington needs to find a new approach toward the North.
Geoffrey R. Stone

An Open Letter to Those Who Feel the Bern

Geoffrey R. Stone | June 15, 2016 | Politics
As we move forward into the future, the movement generated by Bernie Sanders must and will continue to shape American politics and American government. But, at the moment, it is time to take a deep breath and do what is truly essential for our nation.
Benjamin R. Barber

A Cities Revolution: No More Orlandos, No More Guns

Benjamin R. Barber | June 16, 2016 | Politics
Get together, make a new social contract, keep your citizens safe. Take on the Feds, take on the courts, take on those craven legislators bought or cowed by the NRA, and tell them there will be no more guns in our cities. Period.
Laurin Mayeno

When Love Triumphs: A Father Who Learned to Accept His Queer Child

Laurin Mayeno | June 14, 2016 | Parents
"In his mind, marriage was still between a man and a woman, but he also realized the depth of our relationship and the love we had for each other. He loved us both."
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