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OBAMA EXECUTIVE ORDER
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House Passes Bill That Lets Government Contractors Fire People For Being LGBT
Why do people keep claiming "religious freedom" as a reason to discriminate?
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GOP Votes To Block Obama's Action On LGBT Job Discrimination
They passed a "religious liberty" measure that would let federal contractors refuse to do business with gay people.
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GOP Wants To Help Federal Contractors Hide Civil Rights Violations
There's a sneaky amendment to a must-pass defense bill.
Choking on Our Certainty
Columnist, author, and theologian
There is an unhealthy arrogance of certainty permeating our political discourse that says: Only our side is virtuous. Only our side is pure, moral, high-minded, ethical and principled.
No Tolerance for Gun Violence
Martin J. Walsh
54th Mayor of Boston
I traveled to Washington D.C. and stood with President Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Gun violence is not just a local problem or an inner-city problem --it's an American problem. 1.5 million Americans have been killed by gunfire on U.S soil since 1968.
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John Yoo Finally Finds Some Unlimited Executive Power He Doesn't Like
Yoo've changed, dude.
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Forget Pundits, This Is What People On Yik Yak Say About Obama's Gun Control Action
These posts on an app popular on college campuses provide a glimpse into how students feel about the announcement.
Another Presidential Usurpation
Constitutional Lawyer and Author
Chronicling President Barack Obama's constitutional usurpations is like memorializing the sins of the Borgia Popes. They benumb by repetition. The latest is Mr. Obama's imminent issuance of an executive order usurping congressional authority to enact labor laws.
Contractors: Fairness, Size and Influence
Director, Public Citizen's Congress Watch
The federal contracting process needs to be fair. This isn't a statement that most would dispute. Nor would anyone likely take issue with the ideas that small businesses should have a fair shot when they go seek government dollars to do work.
Congress Ought to Be Ashamed: Stop Playing Politics With Our National Security
Daniel R. DePetris
National Security Dude, Observer of Congress, Currently Outsid...
Republicans and Democrats are playing politics with U.S. national security. Senate Democrats may be blocking debate right now, but it was the House Republican caucus that passed an appropriations bill for the Homeland Security Department knowing full well that Democrats would refuse to support it.
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How Obama Can Expand Paid Leave Without Congress
House Republicans Criticize President Obama's ‘Unconstitutional' Actions On Immigration
Immigration Reform Now
Immediate Past President, Young Democrats of America
When President Obama mentioned the immigrant father who worked three jobs, to provide for his family, I thought of my dad who did the same.
Legal Panel At Federalist Society Begrudgingly Accepts Obama's Immigration Powers
President Obama, Don't Leave My Mother Behind in Your Executive Action
Co-Director, Dream Action Coalition
Today, we are at a different moment. For the first time, we heard from the president's mouth that he has deported people who should have not been deported, and defended his ability to stop those deportations.
'Anti-Immigrant' Jeff Sessions and Alabama's Racist Voter ID Law
Founder, DisruptiveJustice.org.; Washington, D.C. Attorney and...
Worse than any Jim Crow poll tax, the Voter ID law attacks social and economically vulnerable citizens' very identity as they consider exercising their most precious freedom. It intimidates and threatens long before election day.
Burger King Dares Obama To Stop It From Fleeing To Canada
Alexander C. Kaufman
Obama Expected To Sign New Executive Order On Federal Contract Workers
Why Are Rates Of HIV Skyrocketing For Young Gay And Bi Men?
How Gay Rights And Religious Freedom Are Impacted By Obama's Executive Order
Eyewitness to History: From the 'Amen Corner' in the East Room
Rev. Susan Russell
Episcopal priest and activist from Pasadena, Calif.
Equal protection isn't equal protection unless it protects all Americans equally. And we cannot allow the First Amendment guarantee of the free exercise of religion to be perverted in an effort to undermine the equal protection guaranteed by the Fourteenth.
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