All Further Articles for 2011-06-22

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
If You Have To, Punt
God knows they shouldn't have had to. But in the wake of the Supreme Court's Wal-Mart decision, Democratic legislators are reintroducing an Equal Rights Amendment to give women - duh - “equality of rights under the law." “Over a million women were systematically denied equal pay by the world’s largest employer...The only way for women to achieve permanent equality in the U.S. is to write it into the Constitution.”
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Afghanistan In Perspective
Ahead of Obama's expected troop withdrawals in Afghanistan, Think Progress offers a chart reminding us those drawdowns would merely end the second surge, not the war. End of the day, the U.S. would still have far more troops there than when Obama came into office, and at any point during Bush's tenure.
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Expose the Kochs
Bernie Sanders and Brave New Foundation work to counter a multi-million-dollar misinformation campaign by the Koch Brothers and their think tanks on social security . Listen, learn, share.
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History Is A Leftist Plot
Leave it to Rick 'I Love God And Hate Abortion' Santorum to blame the recent finding that students know squat about U.S history on the "huge influence on our curriculum" by the left. We wish. "This is, in my opinion, a conscious effort on the part of the left who has a huge influence on our curriculum, to desensitize America to what American values are so they are more pliable to the new values that they would like to impose on America."
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Where We Don't Want to Move, Thanks
Former militia leader David Burgert is apparently on the lam in the Montana woods, but many other conspiracy-minded "patriots" - from neo-Nazis to Oath Keepers to the racist, mom-and-daughters singing group Prussian Blue - have likewise chosen Kalispell to act out their paranoid grievances. Is it more or less scary to have the hate in one place ? Officials cite Montana's "live and let live mentality." Happily, though, people have their limits.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Please Help Clarence Thomas Resign
So many people want to get rid of the ethically challenged Justice Thomas that CREDO has upped its petition goal, for the third time, to 150,000 signatures. To see why you should sign, go here , here , here.
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