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Pakistani military says it achieved major victory in mountain assault 4.7.2015 Washington Post
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s military says it achieved a major strategic victory over Islamist militants hiding in the Shawal Valley, a thickly forested area bordering Afghanistan thought to be among the last few refuges here for al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban.Read full article ...
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This Lady is Not Crazy At All [VIDEO] 4.7.2015 BradBlog
Sigh... [Hat-tip The New Civil Rights Movement...]
Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures 4.7.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
DENVER (AP) — Gay marriage opponents have filed two proposed Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide.
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Gay marriage plaintiff Obergefell: push for religious freedom laws is offensive 4.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Man at center of supreme court case says such measures suggest ‘that those of us who believe in equality have no conscience’

Related: 'This decision will not stand': Republicans seek common cause against same-sex marriage

Jim Obergefell made history on 26 June, when the supreme court ruled on his case and in a 5-4 vote legalized same-sex marriage across the US. But not all in the nation have celebrated the expansion of marriage equality. Social conservatives have spent the last week emphasizing the need to protect religious freedom.

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When Firms Become Persons and Persons Become Firms: outstanding lecture 4.7.2015 Boing Boing

UC Berkeley Political Scientist Wendy Brown came to the London School of Economics last week to discuss her book Undoing the Demos, and her lecture (MP3) is literally the best discussion of how and why human rights are being taken away from humans and given to corporations.

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In support of the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage (Guest Voice) 4.7.2015 The Moderate Voice

In support of the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal SAN DIEGO (SDONA) — While delighted and supportive of the Supreme Court’s recent decision that denying same sex couples the right to marry is unconstitutional, I disagree with the many who commented, “Love Wins.” The Supreme Court’s decision has no effect on [...]

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21 Great Americans Who Aren’t The Founding Fathers 4.7.2015 Think Progres

Celebrating America's more radical past.

The post 21 Great Americans Who Aren’t The Founding Fathers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Anti-gay marriage video by US pressure group CatholicVote plays victim card 4.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Viewers give massive thumbs-down to video, with slogan ‘You are not alone’, which shows people coming out to admit they are against same-sex marriages

An anti-gay marriage video has provoked a massive backlash after it was viewed more than a million times on YouTube in just 10 days.

In the two-and-a-half minute film, six people “come out” by admitting they are against gay marriage. “We’re here because we have something to say and we’re no longer afraid to say it,” the video’s description reads.

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While You Were Offline: People Have Strong Opinions About Peas 4.7.2015 Wired Top Stories
ICYMI, people on the Internet have very strong feelings about what you can put in ...
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'This decision will not stand': Republicans seek common cause against same-sex marriage 4.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

After the supreme court made gay marriage legal in all 50 states, conservatives are united in opposition but divided over how best to pursue their cause

For many opponents of same-sex marriage, the fight has just started.

While supporters of marriage equality celebrate the supreme court’s historic decision in Obergefell v Hodges, advocates for traditional marriage have redoubled their efforts to influence policymakers. But the fight takes place in an unfamiliar political landscape, one where gay marriage has become the law of the land and one of the traditional benchmarks of the social conservative cause has been rendered meaningless.

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LGBT activists call for new focus on violence against transgender community 4.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
While the supreme court victory on gay marriage sparked celebrations, the lives of transgender individuals – particularly black trans women – remain in danger Advocates for transgender rights are hoping that last week’s historic US supreme court ruling on gay marriage will pave the way to renewed public focus on what they see as a national crisis of violence, sexual assault and custodial abuse against trans individuals. So far this year alone, at least nine trans women have been murdered, putting 2015 on track to be one of the most violent periods for transgender individuals in recent times. In the most recent incident , the body of a 17-year-old trans woman called Mercedes Williamson was found last month hidden under the brush in a desolate area of southern Mississippi, reportedly displaying stab ...
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Opinion: Anthony Kennedy and the Supremes 4.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Good morning. I'm Matthew Fleischer, Web editor of the Times' Opinion section, filling in for Paul Thornton. It's the Fourth of July. Fire up the barbecues and have a look back at the week in Opinion. Subscribe to the newsletter Shock waves from the Supreme Court's recent run of mega-decisions...
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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'The Book of Life' and more 4.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
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Friday Night Jam: Maragold Unplugged, "Story's Ending" 4.7.2015 Little Green Footballs
YouTube Download at iTunes - Download at Amazon - Download at Google Play - Official Unplugged music video by Maragold performing "Story's Ending" (c) Maragold
The wrinkle in the Affordable Care Act decision 4.7.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
“What chumps!” — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., June 29, 2015Roberts’s intellectual complexity does not prevent him from expressing himself pithily, as he did with those words when dissenting in a case from Arizona. Joined by Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., Roberts’s dissent should somewhat mollify conservatives who are dismayed about his interpretive ingenuity four days earlier in writing the opinion that saved the Affordable Care Act. Furthermore, they, including this columnist, may have missed a wrinkle in Roberts’s ACA opinion that will serve conservatives’ long-term interests. Read full article ...
Can Brazil follow through on its ambitious climate goals? 4.7.2015 Washington Post: Editorials
MANY ENVIRONMENTAL advocates had their eyes focused this week on the Supreme Court, where the justices slammed an Environmental Protection Agency clean air rule. But, in part because the practical effects of the ruling don’t appear dire, the more consequential event may have taken place at the White House, where President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff exchanged commitments on climate change. There the news was good — but not good enough. Read full article ...
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Colorado ballot measure seeks to limit gay marriages as civil unions 4.7.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A proposed ballot initiative filed Thursday would redefine now-legal same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions.
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What Some Black Church Leaders Have Wrong About Gay Marriage -- and Civil Rights 4.7.2015 American Prospect
(Photo: AP/Jacqueline Martin) On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples had a right to marry anywhere in the country. The African American church and its leadership have often been at the forefront of movements for equality. But the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage has shed light on the resistance to social change among some black church leaders —and has left them sounding more like white conservative leaders. On June 26, the Court ruled that two consenting adults have the right to get married—even if they are the same gender. As conservatives lamented the loss of morality and warned of the hellfire that would soon rain down upon us, President Barack Obama and the White House celebrated the decision. Just a few hours later, Obama delivered a eulogy for Clementa Pinckney. Pinckney was a South Carolina state senator and a pastor at the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church before he was shot and killed, along with eight other members, by white ...
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Clinton warns that a Republican president would repeal Obamacare 4.7.2015 Washington Post: Politics
HANOVER, N.H. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton sharpened her partisan rhetoric to appeal to Democratic primary voters here Friday by issuing a dire warning: President Obama's health care law would disappear if a Republican wins the White House in 2016.Read full article ...
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U.S. court rejects Rajat Gupta’s appeal 4.7.2015 Hindu: Home
A U.S. federal court on Friday rejected the India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta's appeal to overturn his two-year sentence and conviction on insider trading. Gupta plead...
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