All Further Articles for 2010-04-20

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
No Pork, No Kids
Tashima Crudup, a married Muslim mother of five who grew up in Baltimore's foster care system and wanted to give back some of the love she got, was turned down as a foster mother because she doesn't allow pork in her house. The ACLU has filed a complaint charging anti-Muslim bias. You think? Crudup has cited other priorities than bacon. "They are children that need good homes."
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Yes But When
At a California fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer, President Obama was repeatedly heckled by gay rights protesters opposed to the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy. Obama said they didn't need to holler because he agrees it needs to be repealed. Yes, but...Video here .
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Monday, April 19, 2010
Armed and Furious
It was a loaded day: armed rallies, Oklahoma City, inchoate anger in the air. And grief. Relatives of some of the young victims at Virginia Teach and at Columbine, which marks its 11th anniversary today, took out ads urging Senate action on a gun show loophole that still allows anyone to buy a firearm without a background check. Was there ever a better time to close it?
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Wikileaks Soldiers: "We Did Unto You What We Would Not Want Done To Us"
Two U.S. Army specialists at the July 2007 Baghdad shootings in the infamous Wikileaks video have written an open letter to Iraqis offering "our apology, our sorrow, our care, and our dedication to change." Conceding "there is no bringing back all that was lost," Josh Stieber and Ethan McCord say they seek to "restore the acknowledgment of your humanity that we were taught to deny." They also post a letter to be signed by those who wish to disavow U.S. policy and "extend our hands to you." For those old enough to remember, they echo Vietnam veterans marching, wearily and powerfully, against their war.
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