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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:5458
Posts / Week:29.6
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Arizona State's Chip Sarafin Just Became the First Publicly Gay Player in Major College Football

Arizona State University offensive lineman Edward "Chip" Sarafin revealed he is gay in a newly published magazine profile, making him the first active player in major college football to come out publicly. Although his conversation with...Show More Summary

6 Dumb Things Dan Snyder Has Said About the Name of His Football Team

A year ago, I explained Mother Jones' decision to stop using the name of Washington, DC's pro football team, both online and in print. We joined Slate and The New Republic in doing so, and since then, a number of other news organizations...Show More Summary

Tennessee Gubernatorial Nominee Explains Why He Wants to Send Governor to Electric Chair

Charlie Brown for Governor They did it again. On Thursday, Tennessee Democrats picked a statewide candidate with zero political experience. His campaign platform is based on sending incumbent Gov. Bill Haslam (R) to the electric chair. Show More Summary

"Ex-Gay" Conversion Therapy Group Rebrands, Stresses "Rights of Clients"

As the "ex-gay therapy" movement suffers major legal and legislative blows, one of its leading proponents has undergone a major rebranding effort. On Wednesday, in a bizarre, décolletage-heavy, news-style video, the National Association...Show More Summary

Anti-Abortion Tea Party Congressman Who Asked Mistress to Get Abortion Could Win Primary

Voters in Tennessee’s fourth congressional district sent a clear message to future Republican candidates on Thursday: If you pressure your mistress to get an abortion, you might (eventually) lose your job for it you can get away with basically anything. Rep. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 8, 2014

Canadian, British and Dutch military paratroopers board a US Army helicopter during Leapfest XXXI, an airborne parachute competition sponsored by the Rhode Island National Guard. (DoD photo by Sgt. Austin Berner, US Army)

Montana Democrat Ends Senate Campaign Over Plagiarism

Republicans' path to taking over the Senate just got a little bit easier. Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) announced on Thursday he would end his Senate campaign after the New York Times reported last month that he had plagiarized portions of his 2007 Army War College thesis. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 7, 2014

A US Marines special operations officer graduating from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command's Individual Training Course. (US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas Provost)

Obama's 5 Most Atrocious Dinner Guests at the US-Africa Leaders Summit

As the historic US-Africa Leaders Summit winds down in Washington, headlines have been dominated by concerns over ebola, competition with China, and what food was served at the mega-dinner the White House hosted for attendees. (Papaya...Show More Summary

Even Wall Street Thinks Income Inequality Could "Capsize" the Economy

There's a lot of evidence that record-high income inequality has gutted the United States' post-recession recovery. But on Tuesday, the argument was made by an unexpected source: Standard & Poor's (S&P), a Wall Street firm providingShow More Summary

The Obama Cousin Who Compared Obama to Hitler Just Lost His Kansas GOP Primary

Unseating an incumbent senator is always difficult, but Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) presented an enticing challenge. In an interview with the New York Times, Roberts said he sleeps on a friend's recliner on the rare occasions he returns to Kansas. Show More Summary

Tea Partier Staves Off Primary Challenge in Koch Country

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) withstood a challenge from his predecessor, former Rep. Todd Tiahrt, in a battle for the House district that's home to Charles Koch, the billionaire GOP donor and industrialist, and the family firm, Koch Industries. Show More Summary

GOP Rebel Justin Amash Just Beat a Guy Who Called Him "Al Qaeda's Best Friend"

The GOP's business establishment talked openly about making conservative hardliners pay after tea partiers helped push Washington toward a debt ceiling crisis last fall. But that wave of Chamber of Commerce-funded primary challengers to conservative incumbents never materialized. Show More Summary

Michigan GOP Primary Results: "Foreclosure King" Beats Santa Impersonator

The War on Christmas seems to comes earlier every year. The Republican establishment's dissatisfaction with Congressional tea partiers has yielded its first (and probably only) primary casualty of 2012: Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.),...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 5, 2014

US Navy Lt. Audrey Koecher talks with Guetemalan children at a community relations event. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wojciechowski)

Three-Quarters of Mexican Child Migrants Have Been Caught at the Border Before

Pew Research Center While the focus of the recent border crisis has been on unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, thousands of Mexican kids also have been apprehended trying to cross into the United States since last fall. Show More Summary

Did the NRA Know About Robert Dowlut's Reversed Murder Conviction?

For all its bluster, the National Rifle Association also knows how to maintain a disciplined silence in the face of uncomfortable questions. Most notably, it went to ground in the wake of the Newtown school shooting in December 2012,...Show More Summary

Anti-Immigrant Activist Says Influx of Migrants Will Lead to "Ethnic Replacement"

In Texas, a resurgent tea party movement has trained its sights on the ongoing crisis at the US-Mexico border, where some 70,000 unaccompanied minors will arrive this year alone. At a July 16 press conference at the state capitol in Austin, tea party leaders ripped Gov. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 4, 2014

A US Marine climbs a rope ladder from the flight deck of the USS San Diego. ( US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman)

Arizona Executioners Had To Use 15 Doses of Lethal Drugs Before Inmate Finally Died

Documents released Friday afternoon in the case of Arizona's botched execution of Joseph Wood—who gasped for air and struggled, according to witnesses, repeatedly during the two-hour process—show that executioners used 15 separate doses of a new drug cocktail before Wood finally died. Show More Summary

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