John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the former 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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Why I’m leaving blogging

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After 30 years in Washington, I’ve moved to New York City, taken a job with the UN, and am leaving blogging.
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About Aaron Schock

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The GOP wunderkind is learning that DC is a fickle lover; a place where braggarts risk a sizable comeuppance.
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GOP Rep. Aaron Schock redesigns office to look like Downton Abbey

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Does he have his own Mr. Pamuk too?
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Indecisive Chris Christie suggests it’s ok not to vaccinate kids

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Chris Christie is trying to be all things to all people in a party where nice guys, and science-guys, finish last.
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Should every sexual assault accusation be prosecuted?

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Has the pendulum swung too far the other way?
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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