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BREAKING: Episcopalians vote to allow same-sex couples to have religious weddings in churches: http://t.co/6aO5xKQPuA pic.twitter.com/JCWbRhXM5A — NOH8 Campaign (@NOH8Campaign) July 2, 2015 Not all the way there, but definitely a step in the right direction: The bishops of the Episcopal Church have authorized their clergy to perform same-sex weddings, but don’t expect sweeping changes across […]

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Ethnic purging

This is an awful story, and it’s getting very little coverage: UAN GONZÁLEZ: The Dominican Republic is set to begin what some are calling “ethnic purging,” placing the fate of hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent into limbo. Half a million legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti this week, including those […]

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Robert Reich on the housing discrimination ruling: Almost lost by the wave of responses to the Supreme Court’s decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and allowing gays and lesbians to marry was the significance of the Court’s third decision – on housing discrimination. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court found that the Fair […]

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You have to read the entire piece that ran in the Irish Times: It surely doesn’t mean that Europe is proud that little Ireland was forced to bear the cost of a bank bailout put last week by Patrick Honohan, governor of the Central Bank, at €100 billion and rising. At the level of reality, […]

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The Supreme Court is stopping texas from abortion restrictions that would result in the closing of 10 clinics. The justices voted 5-4 on Monday granting an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new regulations and refused to keep them on hold while the clinics appealed to the Supreme Court. The […]

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Joe Stiglitz: We should be clear: almost none of the huge amount of money loaned to Greece has actually gone there. It has gone to pay out private-sector creditors – including German and French banks. Greece has gotten but a pittance, but it has paid a high price to preserve these countries’ banking systems. The […]

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BREAKING NEWS: College Heights Baptist Church, a predominantly black church in Elyria, Ohio has been set on fire. pic.twitter.com/hmHQXL7oeY — TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonMessages) June 28, 2015 All those people who say they wish they grew up in the Sixties — well, here it is: Four black churches burned overnight this week, and at least three have […]

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Equality, 5-4

When I think of all the friends and relatives who are now finally equal under the law, I am overcome with emotion. What a great day. The Washington Post: The Supreme Court on Friday delivered an historic victory for gay rights, ruling 5-4 that the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry no […]

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Or “just us”? A little over a week ago, a 23-year-old construction worker in the Bronx named Jeff Rivera got in an argument with his wife, from whom he is separated. During the argument, he struck her door, pushing in the screen. Rivera was arrested and brought to court, where he was charged with criminal […]

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SCOTUS rules you don’t have to prove intentional discrimination in a housing claim, only the effect. That used to be the legal standard, but not so much lately with this majority-wingnut court. So this ruling is a pleasant surprise. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Thursday that housing policies and practices with discriminatory […]

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