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The Wrong Way to Stop Prostitution

Are sex workers who engage in prostitution criminals? Technically, yes: In most of the United States, prostitution is considered a crime, and workers who sell sexual services—even, in many states, RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

U.S. women take the world cup!

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Teammates bury Carli Lloyd in a hug after she scored one of her three goals within the first 15 minutes of play. The U.S. women's soccer team won its third world cup Sunday, beating Japan 5-2. The U.S. women dominated, scoring four of...Show More Summary

A heritage of hatred, brutality, treason, terrorism & lies

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today, because of the actions of one young man, we look back at many generations of American History over the issues of race elations, Southern pride, slavery its aftermath and attempt to come to grips with what it all means. South Carolina...Show More Summary

U.S. Wins Women's World Cup

An incredible storm of early goals, including a hat trick by Carli Lloyd, led the United States to a 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup. The U.S. avenges the 2011 loss in the Final and hoists the championship trophy for the first time in 16 years. Show More Summary

Another Man Dies Holding Lit Mortar Firework to Head

A 22-year-old Florida man died on July 4 after holding a powerful mortar-type firework on his head and setting it off with his lighter. Devon Staples of Orlando was at a family gathering in Calais, Maine, when he suffered severe head trauma. Show More Summary

Cruz, Huckabee go head-to-head for evangelical votes

(AP) — Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee are going head-to-head for evangelical votes. The two men shared a stage Sunday at a Georgia megachurch, where they told hundreds of members that the United States is favored by God and that the nation is on a perilous spiritual path.

Clinton offers reassurance to gay youth in web posting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosting her social media outreach to younger voters, Hillary Rodham Clinton is seeking to offer reassurance to gay youth in a posting that is drawing wide online attention. The Democratic presidential candidate was responding to a photo of an unnamed boy with a tearful expression.

Fox 'News' Anti-Tax Zealots Don't Want To Fund Infrastructure

Saturday's Cavuto on Business was guest hosted by Charles Payne, who is among the elite club of the Uncle Ruckuses that Fox 'News' will turn to when they are looking for some ethnic diversity. He was discussing the fuel surcharge tax that some states are adding to gas prices in order to maintain/improve their roads and bridges. Show More Summary

Trump in First Place in Average of 105 GOP Polls

"Wow, Huffington Post just stated that I am number one in the polls of Republican candidates," Donald Trump bragged as the week closed. "Thank you, but the work has just begun!" Trump was touting his first place in an average of 105 polls. Show More Summary

U.S. Vs. Japan

The United States meets Japan in the Women's World Cup Final Sunday night, a rematch from the final four years ago won by Japan. The countries also met in the gold medal game of the 2012 Summer Olympics, which the U.S. won. The United States is a 2/7 favorite to beat Japan, according to OddsShark.

Being a liberal in Texas is not all that bad

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Kingwood Area Democrats had secured a prime spot at the early voting location.There were balloons, coffee, donuts, and trinkets for kids. There was even some music. Throughout the day many people stopped by to get some coffee. In...Show More Summary

USA Vs Japan 2015 Women's World Cup Final: Open Thread

The time is now for the USA women's soccer team to revenge their heartbreaking loss to Japan in PK's in the 2011 finals after Japan tied the score from a corner kick with a few minutes remaining in the game. I was equally heartbroken...Show More Summary

U.S. Faces Japan in Women's World Cup Final

The United States meets Japan in the Women's World Cup Final Sunday night, a rematch from the final four years ago won by Japan. The countries also met in the gold medal game of the 2012 Summer Olympics, which the U.S. won. The United States is a 2/7 favorite to beat Japan, according to OddsShark.

US Spin on Access to Iranian Sites has Distorted the Issue

Access to Iranian sites continues to be a thorny issue and the Americans may be playing a dirty game in the media (photo:PressTV) By Gareth Porter A public diplomacy campaign by the Obama administration to convince world opinion that Iran was reneging on the Lausanne framework agreement in April has seriously misrepresented the actual diplomacy...

Police perjury: It's called 'testilying'

Joseph Sperling was acting mighty casual for a guy with a pound of marijuana in his car. That's how the arresting officer - and four other cops - described things to a Cook County circuit judge last year.

Happy hour, in moderation

If you're praying for happy hour to return to Illinois so you can drink margaritas by the gallon, then sober up already. 

Tax me, please, so Illinois can compete

By keeping the property tax low - either the lowest or one of the very lowest in the six-county region - Chicago has been losing its taxable base. It's a relative bargain to live here, but low taxes mean public goods are terrible - the schools don't even have toilet paper - so middle-class families...

Howard Kurtz Opines About 'Biased' Coverage On Gay Marriage

From this Sunday's Media Buzz on Faux "news," Howie Kurtz and the National Review's Jim Geraghty are terribly upset the anti-gay bigots might not be getting a fair shake from the media. Whose going to look out for those poor, downtrodden...Show More Summary

Temporarily embarrassed millionaires

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

John Steinbeck “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” That quote reminds me of a guy I knew when I first got out of the Army. Show More Summary

Greeks Vote No to International Bailout Offer

With almost all the ballots counted, results from the Greek referendum show voters decisively rejecting the terms of an international bailout. Figures published by the interior ministry showed nearly 62% of those whose ballots had been counted voting No, against 38% voting Yes. Show More Summary

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