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Blog Post Archive

Let’s slow down this race, together: Starbucks and a bad hashtag

Starbucks' #RaceTogether campaign was the wrong way to go about the right discussion.

It’s time to make college free

Guaranteeing tuition for every college student is necessary. And we can afford it.

Rick Perry’s new adviser has suggested that God isn’t #ReadyForHillary. Technically, he’s right.

Rick Perry's newest hire has some politically incorrect -- and theologically sound -- views on women and power.

Fatwas, gay sex tourism and the Indonesian LGBT underground

Context surrounding the recent fatwa against gays issued by Indonesia's most prominent Muslim clerical body.

Florida Democrats’ Savior

Gwen Graham is Democrats' best chance at turning the state's GOP tide.

Aaron Schock goes down

America's bougiest Congressman has resigned amid yet another round of spending revelations.

Indonesia’s top clerics issue fatwa against gays

The country's leading Islamic scholars are worried that homosexuals create a "stain on the dignity of Indonesia."

Republicans are trying to legally rig elections: Michigan edition

The GOP's latest attempt to change the rules of the game in their favor.

Pat Robertson: Treat your gay son like a “drug addict”

Because if being gay is a choice, like drug use, it's so much easier to "fix"

It’s time to stop debating the Islamic-ness of the Islamic State

Last Thursday, Mehdi Hassan published a rebuttal to Graeme Wood’s widely-read analysis of the Islamic State. Wood’s piece illustrated the ways in which the Islamic State “derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.” By contrast, Hassan entitled his response: “How Islamic is the Islamic State? Not at all.” The back-and-forth is only the latest […]

It’s time for House Republicans to demote Aaron Schock

Congressman Aaron Schock (R - Downton Abbey) is more trouble than he's worth for GOP leadership.

Transitioning at AMERICAblog

Yesterday, John announced that, after over a decade spent working tirelessly as a leading advocate and activist in the LGBT community, he is leaving AMERICAblog to blaze new trails at the United Nations. He has asked me to take over as editor for the site, and I’m extremely excited and grateful to have the opportunity. I […]

Why I’m leaving blogging

After 30 years in Washington, I've moved to New York City, taken a job with the UN, and am leaving blogging.

Automatic voter registration in Oregon isn’t enough

Registration is great, but we should really be focused on increasing actual participation.

Russia’s Elizabeth Warren?

On January 21st Russian Duma Deputy Oksana Dmitriyeva went on broadcast television and argued that “in a time of [economic] crisis, there should be a change of teams in government.These people don’t know how and don’t want to change course.” She may well be the only deputy of the Russian State Duma with a functioning brain, and lately she […]

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