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In the early 1980s, soon after the right-wing grassroots movement gave
us a Reagan presidency, I announced that I would be boycotting my
straight friends' weddings.

The peeling-gilt Aladdin Theatre, in a working-class neighborhood across
the river from downtown Portland, generally draws rock acts a little too
funky or faded to fill the city's main showcase

On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act
(HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty
civil rights time bomb.

It is time--past time--for John Kerry to tell Americans what he is
about.

By the most conservative estimates, the March for Women's Lives in
Washington on April 25 was the biggest pro-choice demo ever--and it may
have been the biggest march of any kind in US history.

Daniel Pipes has made his name inveighing against an academy overrun by political extremists. But he is nothing if not extreme in his own views.

Halfway through Tim Russert's hourlong interview with Demo-
cratic presidential nominee Senator John Kerry on April 18, there was an
exchange that revealed in microcosm some of the fundamental

As one who regards Gerry Ford as our greatest President
(least time served, least damage done, husband of Betty, plus Stevens
as his contribution to the Supreme Court), I'd always imagined th

When George W. Bush asked Congress for the
authority to attack Iraq, New York Congressman Amo Houghton voted no.

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Nothing boosts turnout like giving votes a chance to do the right thing.

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May 22, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

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