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Democracy & Politics:

  • The Alabama Senate Debate Went Totally Off the Rails
    by Amy Thomson on September 22, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Luther Strange and Roy Moore—the Republican candidates vying for Attorney General Jeff Session’s former Senate seat—took the debate stage in Montgomery, Alabama, Thursday night, in the final event before Tuesday’s primary runoff. Moore, an ultra-conservative former judge, attacked Sen. Strange, who has been holding the seat […]

  • Turkish President Erdogan’s Bodyguards Beat Up US Protesters—Again
    by Bryan Schatz on September 22, 2017 at 12:24 am

    On Thursday, President Donald Trump showered praise upon the increasingly autocratic Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “It’s a great honor and privilege—because he’s become a friend of mine—to introduce President Erdogan of Turkey,” Trump told reporters at a bilateral meeting in New York, where both leaders have been […]

Culture Wars:
  • Trump Judicial Nominee Thinks Trans Equality is ‘Satan’s Plan’
    by Ed Brayton on September 21, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Donald Trump’s nominees to the federal bench have been almost uniformly horrible in every possible way. Some of them are little more than b-list right-wing outrage bloggers. And one of them now under consideration thinks that laws that push for trans equality are part of “Satan’s plan.” Jeff Mateer, the current first assistant attorney general […]

  • Michigan Sued Over Discrimination in Adoption
    by Ed Brayton on September 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    A new lawsuit has been filed here in Michigan against the state for contracting with adoption agencies like Catholic Charities that refuse to place children with LGBT couples. The suit argues that is unconstitutional to use tax dollars to subsidize such discrimination. In 2015, when the Supreme Court struck down state laws banning same-sex marriage, […]


  • What Lies Ahead For Puerto Rico
    by WNYC Studios on September 21, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Following Hurricane Maria’s landfall on Wednesday morning, we have only scarce images and reports from which to comprehend the scale of devastation in Puerto Rico right now. Perhaps due to disaster fatigue, perhaps due to the territory’s second-class status, the media coverage has been perfunctory. While the coverage to date has focused on the flooding and […]

  • "Free Speech Week" Puts Berkeley Back in the Crosshairs
    by WNYC Studios on September 19, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos recently released a list of speakers for his upcoming "Free Speech Week" at University of California Berkeley, a four-day event featuring Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, and a host of other conservative voices. Yet, according to Berkeley officials, the Berkeley Patriot, the on-campus student […]