Sunday, August 30, 2015
Marriage equality
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum in Washington

Biden Backers Eye Gay Support, Money For Presidential Bid

Biden’s cheerleaders see an opening for the vice president. In 2012, he surprised the White House by endorsing gay marriage during a television interview, forcing Obama to come out in support of same-sex unions earlier than he had planned.

August 28, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Beware The Gaystapo Goon Squad!

Homophobes, misogynists, bigots… what a wonderful world.

August 14, 2015
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Get Government Out Of Marriage Altogether

What is it about this thing called marriage that justifies a grab bag of legal benefits?

July 28, 2015
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Ted Cruz And The Politics Of Faith And Fear

There’s also a dynamic in which each candidate is compelled to out-Herod Herod. To be outflanked on the right is to lose ground.

July 28, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: The Savage Theorem

There are cranks and then there are cranks. And then there are these people

July 24, 2015
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Endorse This: Maddow Vs. Santorum

It must’ve been a fun debate for Rick Santorum — because with his poll numbers, he’s not likely to get invited to all that many debates.

July 23, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Republican Cruz Uses Senate Perch To Blast Supreme Court

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday stepped up his criticisms of the U.S. Supreme Court over its recent decisions on gay marriage and Obamacare.

July 22, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the recent Iran nuclear deal during a news conference at the White House in Washington

5 Reasons Barack Obama May Be Having The Best Year Of Any Recent President

Republicans hated — and tried to obstruct — President Obama from his first day in office. Nevertheless, he has achieved much of what he set out to do. And it’s worth noting just how much Obama achieved in the last year alone.

July 20, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: We’re All Mad Here

I may not agree with your beliefs, but I will defend to the death my right to ridicule them.

July 17, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Everyone’s Got Secession Fever

Donald Trump is railing against immigrants trying to get into the country, meanwhile we’ve got conservative activists and officers of the court angling to get out. Misogyny, paranoia, xenophobia, oh my!

July 10, 2015
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Endorse This: Jimmy Carter Gives Jesus’ Stamp On Marriage Equality

The nation is getting a new round of assurance that everything will be all right — from Jimmy Carter, the most religious man to be President of the United States in the last 50 years.

July 7, 2015
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Bakery Ordered To Pay $135,000 For Denying Wedding Cake To Lesbian Couple

The former owners of an Oregon bakery have been ordered to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused a wedding cake, in the latest front in the battle between religious liberty and individual rights.

July 5, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Special Marriage Equality Insanity Edition

When five Justices legalized same-sex marriage nationwide last Friday, they released a torrent of unhinged rage from the conservative right wing. For those who appreciate such demented howling from the fire-and-brimstone crowd, this week has just been a buffet of ire, bigotry, unreason, and insanity.

July 3, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: SCOTUS’ Consolation Prize For The Right

“So yes, gay people have the right to marry, and poor people have the right to insurance — but on the bright side, Americans can still kill prisoners painfully, and everyone else slowly.”

July 1, 2015
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Why The GOP Has The First Amendment Upside Down

When it comes to gay marriage, millions of aggrieved GOP voters appear to have gotten the First Amendment upside-down.

July 1, 2015
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What Moved Marriage Equality From Taboo To Justice?

The Supreme Court’s ruling that states can no longer ban same-sex marriage has set off a cacophony of howling hyperbole by the GOP’s far-out presidential wannabes.

July 1, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: ‘Good News-Mageddon’ Meets ‘The Human Dissentipede’

Jon Stewart highlighted the acidic dissents of Justice Antonin Scalia, the man who decries the elite Supreme Court overturning the will of voters — except when he does it.

June 30, 2015
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Texas Will Give Legal Help To Officials Who Refuse Same-Sex Couples On Religious Beliefs

The Texas attorney general told local county clerks and other officials that if they refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings because they conflict with their religious beliefs the state will help them fight their case if they face lawsuits.

June 29, 2015
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Endorse This: Donald Trump’s Traditional Divorces

We do have to agree with Trump on one thing, though: We don’t blame his first two wives for divorcing him, either.

June 29, 2015
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The Acceleration Of History

Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation’s 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.

June 29, 2015
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5 Reasons The GOP Can’t Let Marriage Equality (And Love) Win

The Republican party’s unwillingness to move past lost culture-war battles will continue into 2016. Here are 5 reasons same-sex marriage as an issue won’t go away soon.

June 29, 2015
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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: A Q&A

Some states are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Religious leaders and business owners are wondering what effect the legalization might have on their practices.

June 29, 2015
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Right Wingers Rage Against Marriage Equality

Right-wingers are variously calling for defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling — and warning that America could face the wrath of God.

June 26, 2015
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Endorse This: Congratulations-In-Chief For Marriage Equality

“I’m really proud of you. And just know that not only have you been a great example for people, but you’re also going to bring about a lasting change in this country.”

June 26, 2015
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Watch: Obama Speaks On SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

President Obama is set to speak any minute now from the Rose Garden, on today’s historic Supreme Court decision declaring marriage equality to be a right for LGBT couples all across the country.

June 26, 2015
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