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Scalia would have voted to end segregation

Speaking at the University of Arizona College of Law, Justice Antonin Scalia told the audience that under his “originalist” philosophy he would have voted to end segregation. Earlier reports said that Scalia would have voted to keep segregation which were wrong. According to the blog Blakinization: As I suspected, Justice…

Mentally ill soldier who took his own life not recognized by Obama

Parents of a soldier who took his own life while in Iraq were shocked to find out that it’s a policy not to acknowledge the deaths of soldiers who take their own life. Gregg and Jannett Keesling told DemocracyNow’s Amy Goodman that their son was mentally ill but was forced…

Hotel owner tells Hispanic employees to change names

A hotel owner in New Mexico is facing protests after he ordered Hispanic employees to stop speaking Spanish and Anglicize their names. Martin (Mahr-TEEN) was ordered to change his name to plain old Martin. Marcos was ordered to change his name to Marcos. Larry Whitten bought the distressed Southwestern-themed hotel…

New army robot walks like a human

Boston Dynamics has created a prototype of a robot that walks like a human to test protective clothing. Wired.com reported: “Petman will balance itself and move freely; walking, crawling and doing a variety of suit-stressing calisthenics during exposure to chemical warfare agents,” the company promises. “Petman will also simulate human…

Colbert: Gay marriage has taken its toll on fact checking

Gay rights advocates want the courts to disclose the names of those who signed a petition against partnership rights in Washington state. Stephen Colbert says the principle of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” should be applied and the names should not be disclosed. This video is from Comedy Central’s The Colbert…

Millionaire wants word ‘coal’ on college basketball dorm

Rachel Maddow is joined by sports editor for The Nation, Dave Zirin, to talk about the millionaire donor to the University of Kentucky who wants the word “coal” in the name of the dorms for basketball players. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Oct. 26, 2009.…

Largest Iraq bombing in two years may have been inside job

Rachel Maddow relays the suspicion by some Iraq experts that the simultaneous detonation of two huge car bombs in what is supposed to be one of the country’s most secure areas suggests some assistance from inside the government. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Oct. 26,…

Rachel Maddow puts opt-out public option in perspective

Rachel Maddow is joined by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR, to assess the public option to be included in the Senate health reform bill. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Oct. 26, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Olbermann: Rush is ‘Orly Taitz Limbaugh’

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann names Rush Limbaugh ‘Worst Person in the World’ for being completely duped by a parody of President Barack Obama’s college thesis. This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast Oct. 26, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Reid supports health care public option

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his support for the public health insurance option Monday. “I have concluded, with the support of the White House, Senators Dodd and Baucus, that the best way to move forward is to include a public option with the opt out provision for states. Under…

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