Obergefell v. Hodges, is a double defeat for conservatives. At the same moment that a majority of the Court declared the United States to be a marriage equality nation, Chief Justice Roberts announced to his fellow conservatives that...Show More Summary
This week on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast: Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the major Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States; an undocumented transgender activist who interrupted President Barack Obama’s remarks at the LGBT Pride Reception at the White House and was booed; the threat of white terrorism, which the...
The Dominican Republic is set to purge its country of hundreds of thousands of black Haitian migrants or black Dominicans of Haitian descent. The government has stripped anyone born in Haiti after 1929 of their citizenship and rendered this entire population stateless. Numerous Haitians have fled or are hiding as they wait to see what...
The USA Freedom Act was signed into law this past week. It was viewed as both a victory for those concerned with privacy and restricting the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance and also as a law that did not do go far enough in restricting spy agencies. In fact, the USA Freedom Act further codified...
Kshama Sawant, the first socialist to be elected to the Seattle City Council since 1877, attended a fundraiser for her re-election campaign at the All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City on May 31. Sawant, who represents District 3, is in her first term and won against Democrat Richard Conlin in 2013. She is best...
Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson's regular interviews with White House hopefuls each presidential election season have turned him into something of a kingmaker, despite his record of pushing conservative misinformation, Islamophobia, and anti-gay views. Show More Summary
Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking to a journalist. It was the longest sentenced issued under President Barack Obama’s administration by a federal court as punishment for a leak. During a trial in January, he was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act and...
Omar Khadr, who was once one of the youngest prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail in Canada on Thursday. He said of his newfound freedom that what he was experiencing was “much better” than he had thought it would be. On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode, Janice Williamson, editor of the book, Omar...
In which our intrepid correspondent tramples down more cherished assumptions. Now read this:Will Durst: Oversharing (Apr 26, 2015) Will Durst: Bolting Colts (Apr 17, 2015) Will Durst: Hoosier Daddy? (Apr 3, 2015) Will Durst: Bush V Clinton II (Mar 20, 2015) Will Durst: E Is For Evidence (Mar 15, 2015) Will Durst: Up Is [...]
The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted of thirty offenses stemming from his role in the Boston Marathon bombings, will enter the sentencing phase this week. Tsarnaev’s defense will focus on showing why Tsarnaev should not be executed, and part of the defense is likely to involve a focus on Dzhokhar’s brother, Tamerlan, and [...]
In which our intrepid correspondent has no prescription for our national self inflicted contagion. Now read this:Will Durst: Bolting Colts (Apr 17, 2015) Will Durst: Hoosier Daddy? (Apr 3, 2015) Will Durst: Bush V Clinton II (Mar 20, 2015) Will Durst: E Is For Evidence (Mar 15, 2015) Will Durst: Up Is Down (Feb [...]
Gadeir Abbas The US envoy to Djibouti spoke about the “tough experience” Yemeni Americans trapped in Yemen last week, however, what was missing from his remarks were any indications that the government will end its refusal evacuate tens of thousands of Americans from the war-ravaged country. Tom Kelly, according to McClatchy, acknowledged that hundreds of [...]
In which our intrepid correspondent appreciates the arrival of race season. Now read this:Will Durst: Hoosier Daddy? (Apr 3, 2015) Will Durst: Bush V Clinton II (Mar 20, 2015) Will Durst: E Is For Evidence (Mar 15, 2015) Will Durst: Up Is Down (Feb 20, 2015) Will Durst: The New Tar Pits (Feb 13, [...]
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"2007 was a long time ago and events do change over long periods of time," Paul said. The post Rand Paul Says He Flip-Flopped On Iran Because He’s Running For Office Now appeared first on ThinkProgress.
In which our intrepid correspondent takes exception to the brouhaha going down in the Hoosier State.[su_center] Now read this:Jeb Flip-Flops On Indiana Law (Apr 2, 2015) Forgive Anti-Gay Memories Pizza, For They Know Not What They Do (Apr 2, 2015) Indiana Lawmakers Announce Changes To “Religious Freedom’ Law (Apr 2, 2015) ‘Religious Freedom’ Jesus Crow [...]
Jim Keady grew up in the comfortable confines of the Jersey Shore. But he also worked in an Indonesian sweatshop outside of Jakarta making sneakers for the American consumer. He's an athlete, a small business owner, and a single dad....Show More Summary
In which our intrepid correspondent gets excited over the sighting of the nominational robin. Now read this:Senate Floor 2016 Brawl (Mar 26, 2015) Conservatives Looking To Unite Behind Candidate Who Is Not Bush (Mar 26, 2015) Is The White House Worried That Ted Cruz Might ‘Repeal’ Common Core? (Mar 26, 2015) Ted Cruz Is Trying [...]
On this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, the guest is Trevor Aaronson, contributing writer to The Intercept and executive director of the Florida Center of Investigative Reporting at the University of Miami. Aaronson wrote a feature on Sami Osmakac, a mentally ill Muslim man who was the target of an FBI sting operation [...]
In which our intrepid correspondent dreams a big dream. Now read this:Jeb: Eliminate Federal Minimum Wage Laws (Mar 18, 2015) That Story About Clinton Not Signing A State Department Exit Form Is Utter Horsesht (Mar 17, 2015) Public Reaction To Hillary Email Flap: ‘Meh…’ (Mar 17, 2015) Carville: Potential Hillary Rivals ‘Wasting Their Time’ (Mar [...]