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The furious pushback on The War on Women among Republicans on This Week from virtually everyone says two things: the GOP doesn't want this on the table in 2016, which makes sense since there will...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Here's a must read interview with James Risen from Elias Isquith at Salon:James Risen, the New York Times reporter responsible in part for the 2005 Times bombshell on the...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Yep::ACTION ALERT! Developing Ebola vaccines use aborted fetal cell lines - moral options exist(Largo, FL) Children of God for Life announced today that several Ebola vaccines in development...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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It must be Rand Paul day...Just arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire. First stop: @DunkinDonuts cc: @MichelleObama pic.twitter.com/6CpMlpe8vC— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) October 16, 2014And yes, it's fine...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I don't know how I missed this. Marcy Wheeler reports:Yesterday, the New York Times reported (though the newspaper buried the story on page A21) that Obama Administration...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, October 20, 2014
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My piece in Salon today is about an upcoming Supreme Court decision about the Fair Housing Act. I recount some of the history of how it came to be:In...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, October 20, 2014
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And no, they aren't Louie Gohmert and Michelle Bachman. One is a highly respected conservative columnist and one is a serious presidential candidate:In the weeks since news broke of the first Ebola case in the United States,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, October 20, 2014
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This is a very creepy story about an app called Whisper which promises anonymity to its users so they'll share their secrets. Guess what?A team headed by Whisper’s editor-in-chief, Neetzan Zimmerman, is closely monitoring...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Robert Kuttner has written a good piece in Huffington Post today about the European rebellion against Angela Merkel's austerity program. But as he points out, it isn't just them. We suffer from the same malady, even if it's...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Guns and voter fraud vigilantes by Tom Sullivan As early voting gets started here this week, more thoughts about new voting restrictions. Call a gun rights advocate's AR-15 an assault rifle and he'll think you're a dumbass liberal who a) doesn't know...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I hate to say it, but well ... duh:Neuroscientists have uncovered evidence suggesting that, when the pressure is on, women bring unique strengths to decision making...Across a variety...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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This article by Reza Aslan and Chris Stedman points out just how much in common Muslims and atheists have:Lost in the venomous arguments that have recently been flying back and forth between Muslims and atheists –...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Here's a good example of what they really care about:Crowley asked how the sequester hurt funding for the Centers for Disease Control and how the National Rifle Association's opposition to President Obama's nominee for...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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... or, at least, they have extremely sophisticated technology:Cheney says that he and his doctor, cardiologist Jonathan Reiner, turned off the device’s wireless function in case a terrorist tried to send his...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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God has wonderful plan: $#!+ happens by Tom Sullivan Psychologists at the Yale Mind and Development Lab explore the human tendency to believe that "everything happens for a reason." Not just religious believers think this, either. They found many atheists...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Saturday Night at the MoviesSongs in the key of grief: RudderlessBy Dennis HartleySad fact #3,476: Mass shootings have become as American as apple pie; so much so that they have spurred their own unique (and identifiably post-Columbine) film subgenre...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Dennis Hartley | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Speaking of James Risen, get a load of this from the ACLU:James Risen is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. He's also currently under subpoena, possibly facing jail time, because of his reporting.Specifically,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Willie Horton rides again:[T]he reality is that Nebraska has a longstanding framework of relatively long prison sentences that are moderated by the good time law. Ashford has only played a minor role in shaping this...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Gird your loins ladies, George Will is wading into women's issues again:One of the wonders of this political moment is feminist contentment about the infantilization of women in the name of progressive politics....
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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I don't know what the practical application of this bit of knowledge is, but it's interesting.  It's the result of polling people around the world about what they fear the most:Vox explains:Each country seems to equate the greatest...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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There is apparently some kind of kerfuffle between some right wing economists and Paul Krugman which is not worth pursuing because it's stupid. But this quote from the perpetually wrong Amity Schlaes (the Laurie Mylroie of...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Six Degrees of Ebolaby Tom Sullivan Is America playing Six Degrees of Ebola yet? Connect yourself to someone on Amber Vinson's Frontier Airlines flight in six steps or fewer, then run around freaking out? (Something to play on a cruise, maybe?) Best...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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