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As Hood County’s clerk preached, others in Texas just fumed
Texas county clerks have been exercising plenty of free speech lately. Some are angry at Gov. Greg Abbott and state officials who — quoting one clerk — “hung us all out to dry” with no advice or fo...
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Video: Jorge Ramos goes one-on-one with Ted Cruz
For more: Ted Cruz: ‘The media is obsessed with sex’
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The age of American exceptionalism is long over
The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for centuries. It’s been a sensible, repeatedly validated framework for thinking about the fate of th...
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Pastor Greg Laurie: 6 Things Christians Can Do Amid Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling
California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie gave a special sermon Sunday to help his congregation and Christians elsewhere in the country deal with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriag...
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Oops -- Trump Is Right
The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman who was out for a stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal immigrant who previously had be...
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Resisting the gay marriage ruling would be a losing battle for the GOP
After the Supreme Court’s historic 1954 ruling in  Brown v. Board of Education , Southern politicians adopted a strategy that became known as “massive resistance.” It doomed the South to a losing b...
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NASCAR to fans: No more Confederate flags at our races, okay?
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If we’re going to purge “The Dukes of Hazzard,” we might as well get Confederate flags out of American car culture entirely, I guess. For once, I think this is more than mindless corporate piggybac...
Good Ethics Means Good Business
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No matter how large or small, a company's core values are evident in all aspects of their operations. Ethical business practices are a hallmark of a good company. Most businesses start out with goo...
Losing Their Grip
by EMILY SCHWARTZ GRECO
Jul 02, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Losing Their Grip The Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right to marry and its rainbow-striped afterglow unleashed conservative tantrums. By  Emily Schwartz Greco Rainbows illuminated the White Ho...
Video: Bernie Sanders in Madison, Wisconsin 07-01-2015
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Bernie Sanders campaign Rally in Madison, Wisconsin. The largest rally so far for any candidate in the 2016 election for President of the United States.
The Quiet Killer: Sitting in the Dark
by DICK RESCH
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Americans are working more than ever -- and it's slowly killing them. The typical employee now logs 47 hours a week at work -- and spends nearly six hours a day sitting, often in a windowless offic...
An Economic Hit Man Speaks Out
by MICHAEL NEVRADAKIS, Truthout
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John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, discusses how Greece and other eurozone countries have become the new victims of "economic hit men." Read more: An Economic Hit Man Speak...
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Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, center, waves to his supporters after voting at a polling station in Athens, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Greeks were voting Sunday in a bailout referendum that will decide the country's future, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece faced an uncharted future as officials counted the results of a referendum Sunday on whether to accept creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, with three opinion polls showing a tight race with a narrow victory likely for the "no" side.


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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet has reversed an initiative aimed at easing the conversion process to Judaism in Israel.
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