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GOP Senator Mark Kirk has no idea what appeasement means

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We’re going to go ahead and invoke Godwin’s Law on this one.
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John Oliver: Take the No-Prank Pledge this April Fool’s Day

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In Sunday’s web extension of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver had a few choice words for April Fool’s Day, a holiday he described as “to comedy as St. Patrick’s ...
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Mike Pence admits that the First Amendment is fine all by itself

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In a reversal from his position on Sunday, Governor Pence called for a “fix” to his recently-passed RFRA.
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Why are abusive ex-gay therapy camps less-regulated than nail salons?

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A new campaign is seeking to pass basic regulations for ex-gay therapy camps.
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“Moderate” GOPer Jeb Bush: Indiana straights-only law is “the right thing to do”

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Jeb Bush needs to be asked where religious conscience ends and civil society begins.
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Rand Paul isn’t a libertarian: Marriage edition

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On Thursday, Rand Paul Etch-a-Sketched his views on government’s role in marriage…with little success.
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Mike Pence tries, and fails, to defend “straights only” law

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Pence refused to say if anti-LGBT discrimination is now legal in Indiana, and ruled out new LGBT protections.
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Voter registration deadlines suppressed up to 4 million votes in 2012

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New analysis shows that voter registration would increase turnout by millions.
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Indiana legalizes “straights only” economic discrimination

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Discrimination is bad business, but don’t tell that to Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
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Republicans are trying to legally rig elections: Ohio Edition

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By now, Americans no strangers to the variety of inventive and ill-conceived ways that Republican state legislators have found to build barriers to the ballot box. AMERICAblog readers ...
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Anti-herpes drug to treat HIV?

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If proven effective, the drug would also be cheaper than current HIV treatments.
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In defense of bloody primaries

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Democrats lack a deep bench of talent. To get one, party leadership should stop interfering in primaries.
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David Brooks is a Stalinist

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Like any other week, the opinion pages of the New York Times two weeks ago brought us another rip-roaring David Brooks piece, wherein he pontificates about moral fibers and “the ...
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