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Child Fights Get Chechen Dictator Slap on the Wrist From Russian Bureaucrats

Photo by Alexi Druzhinin/Ria Novosti/EPA It is a truth universally acknowledged that when aiming to punish a theocratic dictator with a reputation for murdering journalists and human rights advocates and for using torture, death squads,...Show More Summary

Hiking the Gas Tax Gains Traction in Louisiana (Tolls not cited.)

The Advocate (Baton Rouge) reports, “A state task force on how to repair Louisiana’s transportation problems is hearing citizen support for an increase in the gasoline tax, the co-chairman of the panel said Thursday. Shawn Wilson, secretary...Show More Summary

Regulation by Contractual Fine Print

Advocates for telecommunications deregulation work themselves into a lather when thinking about how government regulation kills jobs and robs stakeholders of the incentive to invest and innovate. Sponsored researchers provide cover with selective analysis of data and its quite bogus extrapolation. Show More Summary

Lawsuit against ICE seeks information on asylum seekers

Civil rights advocates filed a lawsuit in San Francisco on Thursday against the federal government in an attempt to get information about how many detained asylum seekers are denied parole and how such decisions were made. In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. Show More Summary

ACLU, Advocates Want Next President to Upend Anti-Immigration Policies

Rewire spoke to the executive directors of two immigrant rights organizations about the issues they believe the next president should focus on. The post ACLU, Advocates Want Next President to Upend Anti-Immigration Policies appeared first on Rewire.

Column: $15 minimum wage won’t hurt workers? Don’t take it seriously

Economist Mark Perry responds to billionaire and $15 minimum wage advocate Nick Hanauer’s argument that “The claim that if wages go up, jobs will go down is not a theory — it’s a scam.” Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Editor’s...Show More Summary

Feminists admit at UN: ‘Post-abortion care’ was always just code for abortion advocacy

One advocate said that sustaining post-abortion care was never the goal. 'Post-abortion care' was meant to be an 'entry point.'

Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding Advocates Come Together in NAPPSS

In recent years, recommendations for breast feeding and safe sleep for infants have led to enormous challenges in moving from recommendations to action that benefit infant health. Now, a coalition funded by the U.S. Department of Health...Show More Summary

Voting while trans: Georgians face hurdles at polls

19 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q

Georgia’s strict voter ID laws could impact at least 11,500 transgender voters, so LGBT advocates are warning trans voters on how to prepare for confusion or transphobia at the polls ahead of Election Day on Nov. 8.

Talking transportation, infrastructure, (and voting!) with Alissa Walker before the election

Curbed’s Urbanism Editor talks living in L.A. car-free and advocating for dense, transit-friendly cities It’s a presidential election year (we can hear you all groaning), which means that the future of our cities, housing, and infrastructure...Show More Summary

California court may reconsider strong protections for government pensions

California’s generous public employee pensions, shielded for decades by the state’s courts, may soon no longer be sacrosanct. In a potentially huge win for advocates of cutting government pensions, an appeals court in August declared that public retirement plans were not “immutable” and could be...

AZ School Sends Girls to Mandatory Christian Abstinence Assembly, Boys to Voluntary Dating Seminar

Officials at Payson High School, a public school in Arizona, may be rethinking their sex ed curriculum after inviting Christian abstinence advocate Brad Henning to the school to speak to students. Well, sort of...He spoke to the girls...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Blasts Hillary Clinton: “She’s Saying You Can Rip a Baby Out of the Womb Just Before Birth”

Donald Trump went after pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on the issue of abortion during last night’s presidential debate. Trump specifically criticized the abortion advocate for her strong support of late-term abortions. Show More Summary

Rocker Sheryl Crow on staying cancer free: 'I'm the poster child for early detection'

Sheryl Crow: rock ’n’ roller, mom, early-detection cancer screening advocate. The last description she couldn’t imagine before her own breast cancer diagnosis. Like so many of us, she thought of herself as healthy. Now that she’s been cancer-free for a decade, Crow is on a mission to help other...

Assad's Man In Oklahoma

Over the past five years, Syria advocates have become well-acquainted with their most vociferous opponents in the American foreign policy debate. These analysts often have a grand theory that causes them to neglect key facts on Syria. Show More Summary

A Rape and Murder Prompts Thousands of Argentine Women to Protest

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This was the third national protest organized by Ni Una Menos, a movement of women’s rights advocates, since the first was held in June of last year.

Here's Why It’s Not Cool That Donald Trump Wants The Constitution Interpreted The Way The Founding Fathers Did

WASHINGTON ? Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump advocated for a literal interpretation of the Constitution during the third, and final debate, on Wednesday. “The justices that I’m going to appoint will be pro-life, they will have a conservative vent,” Trump said in response to a question about how the Constitution should be interpreted. Show More Summary

CNN’s John King batters Corey Lewandowski over ‘rigging’ talk: How do Republicans ever get elected?

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CNN Political Analyst John King delivered a blistering rebuttal to the assembled Donald Trump advocates on a panel Tuesday afternoon who continued to back the GOP presidential nominee’s claim that the election is “rigged.” With Trump backers Corey Lewandowski and Scottie Nell...

State Cites Dred Scott Slavery Case to Defend Unborn Children From Dismemberment Abortions

In a move that has some abortion advocates puzzled, the Kansas Attorney General used an infamous U.S. Supreme Court case about slavery to defend the state’s ban on brutal dismemberment abortions. Gov. Sam Brownback signed the Kansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act into law on April 7, 2015, but abortion advocates quickly filed […]

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