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Victory For Families Tempered By Major Blow To Democracy

I have long felt and said to many skeptical people that DOMA wouldn’t survive a Supreme Court challenge and that Justice Kennedy would be the one to write the opinion. I am an eternal optimist in my measured way. But even being right on top of being happy about this…

Middle East grasps for democracy despite ‘Arab Spring’ setbacks

Despite stalled Arab Spring, Muslim nations grasp for democracy (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View Roads in Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad are decorated with posters of candidates taking part in the May 11 election. Candidates restricted their campaigns to corner meetings and social media due to ongoing…

Right wingers dismantling democracy with a wrecking ball

I’ve got an interview with Thomas Frank later this week that I’ll probably be publishing later, but I thought I’d review his new book The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, especially in the light of his depressing conclusion, which is that there’s almost no way that Obama or any living…

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