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Why Activists Are Hopeful That Americans Are Ready To Fight For Death With Dignity

Brittany Maynard may have a lasting legacy on the political landscape in this country. The post Why Activists Are Hopeful That Americans Are Ready To Fight For Death With Dignity appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Those ‘Rock The Vote’ Celebrities Who Didn’t Vote In 2010 Are Not Hypocrites

A few weeks ago, the 24 year-old Rock The Vote campaign put out a celebrity-filled viral video parody of Li’l Jon’s “Turn Down For What” aimed at getting young people to vote in this year’s midterms. Entitled “#TurnOutForWhat,” the clip featured Li’l Jon himself, along with such of-the-moment stars as Lena Dunham, Darren Criss, E.J. [...]

22-Year-Old Mother Working Two Jobs Blasts Lawmakers Who Oppose Raising The Minimum Wage

"These people don't understand the struggle, but then they sit here and say they care about the people," she said. "How do you care about the people if you're hurting the people?" The post 22-Year-Old Mother Working Two Jobs Blasts Lawmakers Who Oppose Raising The Minimum Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Immigration Reform

And a majority of Republicans think getting something done in Congress is "very important." The post Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Immigration Reform appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Get Off That Chair And Vote

Election night looks bad for the Democrats; the question is one of degrees: will the Democrats lose catastrophic numbers of seats nationwide, or only suffer a minor setback. You have the ability to change what could be a wreck on the interstate to being a flat tire in the driveway. If we all stopped enabling the Republicans—where we sit [...]

Late Night: Stairway

Ripped off? Looks like Led Zeppelin might be paying damages for plagiarizing Stairway to Heaven from former tourmates Spirit. Last week a Pennsylvania judge refused to dismiss the suit.

FDL Movie Night: Some Kind of Spark

It's hard to know whether to feel tremendously uplifted or outrageously depressed after watching Some Kind of Spark, the documentary by Ben Niles following the lives of children who participate in Julliard’s Music Advancement Program (MAP) for inner-city youth. Show More Summary

Anti-LGBT Conservatives Are Rallying In Defense Of Election Fraud In Houston

Texas conservatives failed to submit enough valid signatures to put Houston's city-wide non-discrimination ordinance up for a public vote in November. Now those conservatives, led by Fox News, are pressuring the city to accept signatures...Show More Summary

Ferguson No-Fly Zone & A Brief Overview of a Tool Used to Restrict Freedom of the Press

The United States government agreed to "restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace" over an area surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for a period of 12 days in order to keep news helicopters from covering protests and the police response to them.

Southern Baptist Convention Compromises Improving Tone By Promoting Anti-Gay Discrimination

Southern Baptists applaud discrimination against same-sex couples because they actually believe their religious liberty is under threat. The post Southern Baptist Convention Compromises Improving Tone By Promoting Anti-Gay Discrimination appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Gitmo “Team Leader” in Slahi Torture Sued for Framing Innocent Chicago Man for Murder

For 13 years Boyd had proclaimed his innocence. He told the story of how Chicago police officers had hid witness testimony, fabricated evidence, lied in reports, and coerced witnesses. In 2002, his plight picked up some news interest...Show More Summary

Last Year’s Cory Gardner: Ranting About ‘Radical Environmentalists’

In his race to unseat Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, Republican Cory Gardner has worked overtime to present a more moderate version of himself to voters, but the real extreme views of the man the National Journal rated as the 10th most conservative member of the U.S. Show More Summary

Sunday Talking Heads: November 2, 2014

Some Kind of Spark, Movie Night Monday Rise & Shine, People! Without further ado, here are your Midterm Madness listings: WASHINGTON JOURNAL: Midterms. ABC’S THIS WEEK: Midterms, “Your Voice, Your Vote.” Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus and Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Show More Summary

The Final Push Up Calumniation Hill

Yes, the Kochs have spent millions on a "ground game" but that's not how ground games work. They're about networks of people, and about all sorts of intangibles that can't be bought. Certainly not in one election cycle. Continue reading ?

Ryan White, Kaci Hickox, and the Lessons We Still Haven’t Learned

As I have watched the unfolding story of Kaci Hickox in New England, I can't help but feel as if I've seen this movie before. Does the name Ryan White ring a bell? How about Korematsu v. United States? Yes, I'm old. But it's the job of the old to remember these things, so that we don't repeat them yet again. Now get off my lawn.

Seahawks' Russell Wilson Controversy Shows Dangers of Racial Authenticity Tests

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Vox Pop

(AP Photo/Tom DiPace) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, October 26, 2014, in Charlotte.    W hether Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is “black enough” is beside the point. Show More Summary

Amy Poehler Is Not Afraid Of The Dark: The Surprising Side Of ‘Yes Please’

I liked it and I loved it. But not for the reasons I expected. The post Amy Poehler Is Not Afraid Of The Dark: The Surprising Side Of ‘Yes Please’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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