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May 17, 2010

Shrill baby shrill: Right wing rhetoric rising

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
The Maine Republican party goes Tea Party, a Senator calls for guilty until proven innocent, another TP group wants U.S. senators to be appointed, but democracy might be breaking out in Britain.
Blog
May 13, 2010

Weekly Diaspora: More hypocrisy in Arizona

Erin Rosa
After passing what is arguably the harshest immigration law in the country Arizona has now passed a law banning ethnic studies courses, as Feministing reports.
Blog
May 12, 2010

Weekly Pulse: SCOTUS nominee Kagan a cipher on choice

Lindsay Beyerstein
On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated solicitor general Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. Kagan's nomination has raised eyebrows among progressives.
Blog
May 5, 2010

Weekly Pulse: FACE the facts

Lindsay Beyerstein
In 1993, anti-choice extremists murdered a doctor, burned 12 buildings, set off a bomb, and blockaded 66 abortion clinics.
Podcast
Apr 30, 2010

Lost in the desert: Bad laws and poor politics

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!
The crazy is coming out in Arizona, but this likely unconstitutional immigration law might really be about something else, plus other political news and views.
Blog
Apr 30, 2010

Weekly Diaspora: Boycotting Arizona

Erin Rosa
Thanks to SB 1070, a new law that requires immigrants to carry papers at all times to prove their legal status, Arizona has become the focal point of the national immigration debate.
News
Apr 28, 2010

Abdelrazik and the sanctions-busting telethon

Mary Foster
Today, April 28, the anniversary of Abousfian Abdelrazik's entry into the Canadian embassy, Project Fly Home is hosting a 'Sanctions-busting Telethon.'

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