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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Anderson Cooper Shellacks Texas Birther With Torrent Of Facts (VIDEO) | TPMMuckraker

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Straight Couple Denied Civil Partnership | Gay Rights

“We don’t like the patriarchal traditions of marriage and don’t want to be called husband and wife. Tom and I see each other as equal partners,” Doyle said. “That’s why civil partnerships appeal to us. They are more egalitarian and better reflect our relationship.”

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Britain: Torture Did Not Save Lives - The Daily Beast

British officials said that waterboarding terrorist suspects did not save lives in their country, despite the claims made by President George W. Bush in his just-recent memoir, Decision Points.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

HSB TUMBLES 4 U - The Incoherence of American Morality

Most believe innocent people have been executed but that’s no big deal for a vast majority.

No wonder most people yawn when you start talking about torture.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

90 Days With AIDS - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

Truman's Example - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

Truman ended segregation in the military because it was the right thing to do, despite the fact that it was unpopular. Ending DADT happens to be both popular and the right thing to do, and Democrats today still can't get it done. 

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Friday, November 5, 2010

BART cop Mehserle gets 2 years (minimum possible sentence) for shooting unarmed man in the back - Boing Boing

A judge in Los Angeles today sentenced 28-year-old Johannes Mehserle (shown at left), former BART transit officer, to two years in prison for shooting an unarmed man on an Oakland train platform. Oscar Grant, 22 years old, (shown at right) died.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dead Dem Wins CA State Senate - The Daily Beast

It doesn’t speak well of your campaign if a historic sweep by your party and the death of your opponent still aren’t enough to secure a victory.

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