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, .

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It’s not soft-porn if you’re British (video)

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Those crazy naked rower boys from the University of Warwick are back fighting homophobia with a vengeance.
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GOP House member says colleague was paid $1200 for vote

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Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) says a colleague was paid $1,200 in exchange for voting against a land bill.
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Who knew Ghent, Belgium was the prettiest city in the world?

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While admittedly your mileage may vary, I was surprised to find yesterday that the town of Ghent, in Dutch (Flemish) Belgium, is quite possibly the prettiest place I’ve ever visited. ...
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Greeks gone west: A video profile of Greek-Americans

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The US Embassy in Greece teamed up with a Greek paper to interview 23 Greek-Americans, including me. Here’s mine.
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It’s time for my annual medical tourism trip to Europe

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It’s that time again. When I act like I’m from a small village in a developing country and fly to western Europe in order to buy my asthma drugs that are 5x cheaper in France ...
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Russian rebels have kidnapped Malaysia Airlines dead, stacking them in train boxcars

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Vladimir Putin’s surrogates in Ukraine have now stolen the bodies of the Malaysia Airlines passengers.
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Destruction of Malaysia Airlines flight poses huge conundrum for Obama, Europe

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The US and w. Europe were hoping to contain Putin’s madness to Ukraine. It didn’t work. Now what?
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Obama to sign orders protecting gay, trans workers this coming Monday

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And there will be no newer, stricter religious exemption than already exists in previous executive orders.
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US: Pro-Russian separatists likely responsible for downing plane; Russians probably helped them

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US intelligence increasingly believes that the missiles may have been provided to the rebels by Russia.
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Stephen Colbert on Rick Perry’s glamorous makeover (video)

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“‘Oops’ is also the rallying cry of anyone who gave money to the Perry campaign.”
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