Who to blame for high abortion rates? The religious right -- they push laws that increase the killing of fetuses

Here is the fact that everyone debating abortion should know: there is no association between its legality and its incidence. In other words, banning abortion does not stop the practice; it merely makes it more dangerous.

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George Orwell was hailed a hero for fighting in Spain. Today he'd be guilty of terrorism

If George Orwell and Laurie Lee were to return from the Spanish civil war today, they would be arrested under section five of the Terrorism Act 2006. If convicted of fighting abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive" – a charge they would find hard to contest – they would face a maximum sentence of life in prison. That they were fighting to defend an elected government against a fascist rebellion would have no bearing on the case. They would go down as terrorists.

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For Pope Francis the liberal, this promises to be a very bloody Sunday

Francis is the poster pope for progressives. But canonizing a genocidal missionary like Junípero Serra epitomizes the Catholic history problem.

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Climate change? Try catastrophic climate breakdown

The message from the IPCC report is familiar and shattering: it's as bad as we thought it was

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The educational charities that do PR for the right-wing ultra-rich

Billionaires control the political conversation by staying hidden and paying others to promote their brutal agendas

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