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Saturday, July 04, 2015

Same-sex couples won't be able to marry in Decatur County, Tennessee, now that the entire county clerk's office has resigned. "It's for the glory of God. He's going to get all the glory," said Decatur County Clerk Gwen Pope over her decision to resign her elected position rather than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the 345 square miles that are home to just under 12,000 people. "I honestly believe God will take care of us."


Thursday, July 02, 2015

Last night, Bernie Sanders managed to get 10,000 people to show up to a campaign rally in Madison, Wisconsin to watch a speech. At this point in the campaign cycle, that's incredible. The speech, which was met with thunderous applause from the crowd, is worth watching in full: read more


Monday, June 15, 2015

Before the event, the...campaign came out with a new logo - Jeb! - that conspicuously leaves out the Bush surname.


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Marcus Bachmann, husband of former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, unwittingly became the first public face of Indiana's newly-enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act, after being refused service at a dress boutique because the store owner assumed he was gay.


Monday, June 08, 2015

Zeeshan Aleem, Policy.Mic: In 2001, the Portuguese government did something that the United States would find entirely alien. After many years of waging a fierce war on drugs, it decided to flip its strategy entirely: It decriminalized them all. If someone is found in the possession of less than a 10-day supply of anything from marijuana to heroin, he or she is sent to a three-person Commission for the Dissuasion of Drug Addiction, typically made up of a lawyer, a doctor and a social worker. The commission recommends treatment or a minor fine; otherwise, the person is sent off without any penalty. A vast majority of the time, there is no penalty. Fourteen years after decriminalization, Portugal has not been run into the ground by a nation of drug addicts. In fact, by many measures, it's doing far better than it was before. read more


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