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Why It’s Time to Repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.

by Katha Pollitt

Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis. 
Posted Jul 30 2014 - 1:32pm
Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.
Posted Jul 30 2014 - 1:30pm
Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence—and push for regime change.
Posted Jul 15 2014 - 6:44pm

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Bill de Blasio, Kasim Reed, David Axlerod

With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible.

On paper, the influence-peddling business is drying up. But lobbying money is flooding into Washington, DC, like never before. What’s going on?

Cuomo

US attorney Preet Bharara has warned the governor that he could be investigated for obstruction of justice.

Student Debt March

Young Americans’ fondness for high-tech innovation could suit our need to shake up the political system.

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

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