For Every Three Homeless Women, Two Will Be Abused

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According to a new study, nearly two of every three homeless women in San Francisco were abused during a six-month study.The post For Every Three Homeless Women, Two Will Be Abused appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Taking the Senate Doesn’t Matter

I’m writing here because I can – it doesn’t mean that we’re returning to full time writing.To the point.  A lot of you out there are putting your support behind McConnell and Cochran in order to assure a majority in the Senate.  Let me stop you from making that mistake by laying out some reasons not to and then explaining why getting them out is more important than taking the Senate.

In Reversal, Florida Republican Congressman Backs Same-Sex Marriage

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Rep. David Jolly is the 8th Republican in Congress to support marriage equality.The post In Reversal, Florida Republican Congressman Backs Same-Sex Marriage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Two Hours After A Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies, Another Appeals Court Upholds Them

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In the end, the battle between the Fourth Circuit and the DC Circuit is a battle over who gets to make law. The DC Circuit would steal this decision away from the American people's representatives, and place it in the hands of a few unelected officials in black robes.

What’s The Matter With Thomas Frank?

Thomas Frank has fallen for the Green Lantern view of the presidency, thinking that the president has the power to do anything he wishes. His criticism of Obama: Why did he do nothing, or next to nothing, about the crazy high price of a college education, the Great Good Thing that he has said, time [...]

Two Minutes of Hate: The Bergdahl Edition

Two Minutes of Hate: The Bergdahl Edition By Tina Dupuy In George Orwell’s “1984,” the daily devotion for Oceania’s party members is to view a film illustrating the various crimes of their enemy. In the dystopian novel the target is Emmanuel Goldstein, a party turncoat. The film whips up comrades into an antipathetic froth—hence the [...]

The Enduring Power Of ‘Step Up,’ Where Every Problem Can Be Solved By A Dance Off

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"Where are we going to go now? Space? Atlantis? Water ballet?"The post The Enduring Power Of ‘Step Up,’ Where Every Problem Can Be Solved By A Dance Off appeared first on ThinkProgress.

White House press secretary criticizes anonymous sources, yet scheduled anonymous chat

If you live in a glass house … be careful of the stones you throw .@PressSec condemns anonymous sources. Just arriving in email: White House invitation to reporters for call with anonymous admin officials. — Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) July 21, 2014 In the daily briefing Monday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest criticized a story [...]

My First ‘Cell Phone’

I have been writing so much about ongoing tragedies, wars and conflicts that I need to give it a rest. So, for a change, I decided to read an article about the evolution of cell phones. One of the first sentences was “Cell phones have evolved immensely since 1983, both in design and function.” No [...]

Inversion or Perversion?

The house is on fire and the occupants are eating dinner and not paying attention. While our tax base is being whittled away by large American corporations, members of Congress are twiddling their thumbs and doing nothing. The willingness of Congress to allow these “inversions” to occur is another sign of the dysfunction in Washington [...]