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The backstory: It really was Joe Biden who forced Obama’s hand on gay marriage.

A lonely House Republican defends Planned Parenthood.

A great illustration that illuminates  the regional distribution of gay rights — guess how badly the south does?.

Russia launches giant cyber-attack on U.S. video site that was broadcasting anti-Putin protests.

What should America do about the soldier kidnapped by the Taliban? His parents are now publicly pushing for a prisoner swap.

BONUS: Watch Barack Obama come out for gay marriage — again.

 

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I have to confess, I can’t figure Kyle Rittenhouse out. One minute, his lawyers are repeatedly throwing out a Tucker Carlson film crew. The next minute, Rittenhouse is sitting down for an interview with Carlson, and is traveling to Mar-a-Lago to meet Trump.

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While the emergence of yet another troubling coronavirus variant seems abrupt, it was entirely predictable — and fully anticipated here and elsewhere. More than predictable, the mutation of the virus will remain inevitable for so long as it continues to infect millions of human hosts.

Scientists don't yet know for certain whether the new "omicron" variant — so named by the World Health Organization — will prove to be substantially more infectious, transmissible or dangerous than the delta variant that became dominant last year. What they do know, however, is that sooner or later, as COVID-19 continues to spread and change, our prospects for emerging from the pandemic will dim, and millions more will die.

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