John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown (1989); and worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, and as a stringer for the Economist. Frequent TV pundit: O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline & Reliable Sources. Bio, .

VP Cheney being sworn in (source: US Senate photo study).

Darth Vader’s gay daughter speaks

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Mary Cheney: “I’m Darth Vader’s daughter.”
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City of Paris to sue Fox News for defamation

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Fox claimed that Paris was filled with Muslim no-go zones where no Christian dare tread.
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Billy Crystal concerned gay TV characters will become “everyday thing”

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“I hope people don’t abuse it & shove it in our face to the point where it feels like an everyday kind of thing.”
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Richest 1% will control 50% of wealth by 2016

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Oxfam: “85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population.”
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Fox News says Paris has unsafe Muslim-controlled “no-go zones” like Iraq, Afghanistan

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Which came as a bit of a surprise to actual Parisians.
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Jon Stewart leads into interview with Rubio by ripping Florida

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Stewart started by going off on Florida’s opposition to gay marriage, but then went into much more. It’s juicy.
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Yet another supremely homophobic TV commercial from Snickers

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Candy bar that raised gay-bashing to an art form during the Super Bowl a few years back, has another anti-gay ad.
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The power and peril of holding hands

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Straight couples don’t think twice about holding hands in public. Gays look around to ensure they won’t be bashed.
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New Charlie Hebdo cover has Muhammad saying “Je suis Charlie”

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You gotta give them credit for having chutzpah.
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Parents arrested for videoing 1 y.o. with gun in his mouth

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An Indiana couple was arrested when cops found a video of their child putting a gun barrel in his mouth.
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ISIS allies hack major US military twitter, YouTube, Google+ accounts

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Sympathizers of the terrorist group ISIS appear to have just hacked the Twitter account of CENTCOM, a major geographical unit of the US military covering the Middle East. And Michael ...
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Why did the Paris attack go viral, while previous attacks on Jews did not?

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Is it anti-Semitic that France hasn’t had nationwide rallies for previous victims of anti-Jewish violence?
The woman was originally thought to be one of the hostage-takers, now she is thought to have been an accomplice.

24 y.o. Muslim employee saved hostages at Paris kosher market

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A really remarkable story out of Paris, of how a young Muslim supermarket employee helped save a number of his store’s clients during the recent hostage standoff in Paris. You ...
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