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The “Anchor Baby” Myth

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There are no “anchor babies,” there are only Americans.

Hillary Clinton Continues To Dodge And Dismiss Questions About Her Private Email Server

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While new information seems to come out on a daily basis, Hillary Clinton would rather that everyone think that her private email server wasn’t really a very big deal.

Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan As Bad As You’d Expect

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Donald Trump’s immigration plan is would create a police state, violate people’s rights, and hurt America’s economy. And his supporters will most likely love it.

Jeb Bush Is Willfully Blind To The Truth About The Iraq War

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Like many Republicans, Jeb Bush continues to be willfully blind to the truth about the Iraq War.

Mexico To Trump: No, We Won’t Pay For Your Wall

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Donald Trump’s assertion that he will get Mexico to pay for his border wall is being laughed at in Mexico City.

Trump Remains Defiant As Post-Debate Controversy Continues

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Donald Trump isn’t backing down from his post-debate meltdown, now the only question is what the polls will tell us when they come out.

Is The Donald Trump Implosion About To Begin?

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The fallout from Donald Trump’s debate performance, and his comments afterward, continues, and it’s leading some to wonder if we may finally be at the end of this ridiculous charade.

The Bland Arrest Video

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An authoritarian ego trip for all to see.

Donald Trump Is Rising In The Polls Because He’s Saying Things Republican Voters Agree With

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Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves for the anti-immigrant Frankenstein in their midst.

Can Congress Stop The Iran Nuclear Deal?

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In the end, the odds that Congress can actually stop the new deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program are pretty low.

The Party of Reagan on Immigration

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A 1980 debate between Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush shows a different GOP.

South Carolina Takes Down The Confederate Flag

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Finally.

Women’s World Cup Pay Disparity Is Due To The Marketplace, Not Discrimination

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The winners of the Women’s World Cup will get paid far less than the men that played last year, but that’s not because of sexism.

Greek Voters Reject Bailout Deal, Greece Still Largely Screwed

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Greek voters rejected the latest bailout package, but that only seems likely to make things even worse for them.

Getting Government Out Of Marriage Is A Fantasy, Not A Solution

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The Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality seems to have revived an idea that has been mentioned before, but as it has always been, the idea of “getting government out of marriage” is little more than a simplistic slogan.

Supreme Court Rules Constitution Guarantees Gay Marriage

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The US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the U.S. Constitution contains a right to same-sex marriage.

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies In 6-3 Vote

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The era of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act is over.

Gun Control Is No More Likely After Charleston Than It Was Before

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Political reality shows us that the shootings in Charleston are not going to have any appreciable impact on the likelihood of any type of gun control law passing anywhere outside of the bluest of the blue states.

What Gun Laws Would Help?

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David Frum calls for several measures to reduce gun violence.

The Stories we Tell Ourselves (Battle Flag Edition)

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An important tenet of the internet is “don’t read the comments.” Well, I have violated that rule of late–which means more musings on the symbols of the CSA.

Some Republicans Can’t Seem To Admit That Racism Was Behind The Charleston Murders

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It’s been obvious from the moment the news broke that the murders in Charleston were rooted in racism, but some Republicans have had trouble acknowledging that.

It’s Long Past Time To Abandon The Confederate Flag

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The murders in Charleston have revived a debate that should have been over a long time ago.

Yes, Dylann Roof Is A Terrorist

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A word that has come in recent years to be used to refer chiefly to Muslim fanatics obviously applies to a man who murdered nine people because they’re black.

Supreme Court Says Texas Can Ban Confederate License Plates, Endangering Freedom Of Speech

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The Supreme Court ruled that states don’t have to grant license plates that display the Confederate flag. Their decision has the potential to seriously harm the First Amendment.

Site Proves Racism Isn’t Really the Problem; Commenters Prove Otherwise

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A black leader is running a billboard campaign to improve his community. Racism ensues.

The Strange Case Of Rachel Dolezal

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The head of the Spokane NAACP has apparently been lying about her racial background, and that’s led to a whole other argument.

Stealing a College Education

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Lee Siegel takes to the NYT to explain “Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans.”

New York Teachers’ Exam Ruled Racially Biased

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Being required to demonstrate competency in liberal arts to teach is racially discriminatory, a federal judge has ruled.

The Politics Of Income Inequality

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Most Americans think that income inequality is a problem, but they don’t all agree on what to do about it.

Americans Are Becoming More Liberal On Social Issues

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A new poll shows that Americans have moved to the left on a wide variety of social issues.

Transgender Historical Revisionism

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Does an individual’s changed gender identity alter history?

Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged In Death Of Freddie Gray

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Big news out of Baltimore and, perhaps, the beginning of justice for Freddie Gray.

Republicans Are Talking About Eliminating Birthright Citizenship Again

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Republicans on Capitol Hill are talking about fundamentally changing what it means to be an American, and it’s a bad idea.

Baltimore: Nonviolence as Nonviolence

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is insightful and eloquent. He’s wrong in this instance.

Hillary Clinton, Sexism, and Male Privilege

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The “racism” debate brought about by Barack Obama in 2000 is getting a spin-off.

Abraham Lincoln, 150 Years Later

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150 years later, Abraham Lincoln continues to inspire us.

Rubio’s Israel Litmus Test For An Iran Nuclear Deal Is Foolish And Unrealistic

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Conditioning an Iranian nuclear deal on recognition of Israel is foolish, unrealistic, and very bad diplomacy.

America’s Top Law Firms Have Declined To Defend Bans On Same-Sex Marriage

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Many of America’s top law firms have declined to accept cases defending bans on same-sex marriage, and that’s okay.

Majority Of Americans Oppose ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

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A new poll suggests that the American public does not support laws that give religious exemptions to businesses that want to discriminate based on sexual orientation.

Ted Cruz And The Question Of When A Candidate Is “Qualified” To Be President

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Do we really want to put another first-term Senator with no executive experience in the Oval Office? Because beyond the mere legal requirements, it does not appear that Ted Cruz is qualified to be President.

Indiana To Give Religious Business Owners The Right To Discriminate Against Gays

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Indiana is about to become the latest state to grants special rights to religious business owners.

Yes, Ted Cruz Is A “Natural Born Citizen”

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Just in case there’s any question, yes, Ted Cruz is Constitutionally eligible to serve as President.

President Obama Supports Mandatory Voting, And He’s Wrong To Do So

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President Obama thinks that it would be a good idea if everyone were forced to vote. He’s wrong, and his idea is most likely unconstitutional.

Hillary Clinton Running Away with the Race

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The 2008 runner-up has scared off all serious challengers for 2016. Why?

Hillary Clinton Tries To Quell Controversy Over Email, But Only Creates More Question

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Hillary Clinton addressed the week-long email controversy, but her explanations only raised new questions.

Florida State Employees Ordered Not To Refer To “Climate Change” Or “Global Warming”

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Don’t say “climate change” or “global warming” if you work for Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Controlling Congress

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A theme that just won’t go away.

ISIS is What it Says it Is

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The Atlantic has a fascinating cover story by Graeme Wood titled “What ISIS Really Wants.”

ISIS Has Arrived In Libya, Just How Big A War Are We Looking At?

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ISIS apparently now has a foothold in Libya, and is making inroads in Yemen.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Americans Are Ready For Nationwide Same-Sex Marriage

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Justice Ginsburg acknowledges the fact that, over the past nineteen years, same-sex marriage has gone from something that most Americans oppose to something that most Americans are willing to accept.

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