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We absolutely do negotiate with terrorists, which is good because we have to

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Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on why we have to talk to terrorists.
Factory farmed chickens, via Wikimedia Commons

America holds its own version of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Every. Single. Day.

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Think its gross that the Chinese are eating dogs? Take a look at how we stock our supermarkets.
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Supreme Court bars states from requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration

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Voters already have to swear, on penalty of perjury, that they are citizens when registering.
Illinois' 4th Congressional District, via Wikimedia Commons

Supreme Court upholds independent redistricting commission

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A big win for those who think that voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around.
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New bill would require employers to grant paid leave in order to vote

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Voting rights are becoming a larger plank on the Democratic Party’s platform.
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“Constitutional” conservatives are having second thoughts about Article 3 of the Constitution

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We don’t think that word means what they think it means.
ENDA protest, via Matt Baume / Flickr

We won on marriage. Hiring and housing discrimination are next.

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The arguments against employment and housing discrimination are essentially the same.
Istanbul Pride in 2012, via Wikimedia Commons

Turkish police break up Istanbul pride parade with water cannons and rubber bullets

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Istanbul Pride is of the largest gay pride events in the Muslim world.
Nagleria fowleri, via Wikimedia Commons

We’re a step closer toward curing a disease caused by brain-eating amoebas

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Brain eating amoebas are a small but serious problem. Now we’re a step closer to a cure.
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You probably don’t use sunscreen, and you should

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Americans are bad at using sunscreen, which puts them at risk for skin cancer.
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