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Marissa Alexander case: Does ‘Stand Your Ground’ have a racial double standard?

In May of last year, Marissa Alexander, a black resident of Tampa Florida, was tried and convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — a felony — for allegedly…

Atheists: Why don’t we leave?

A few weeks ago, one of George W. Bush's former press secretaries, Dana Perino, sparked something between "eye-rolling ire" and "mild outrage" on Fox News when she commented on a…

Wendy Davis 2014: She won’t win, but she’ll change Texas politics

Reports are out that famed-filibusterer and Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Texas) will be running for governor in 2014. An official statement is slated to come out next week. While her run…

Wendy Davis tells Dems she’ll run for governor

Texas Senator Wendy Davis has begun to inform top Democrats that she will run for governor in 2014, Politico has reported. While Davis's staff is tight-lipped about the decision, Davis…

George H.W. Bush acted as official witness at a same-sex marriage in Maine

You read the title right — George H.W. Bush and the infinitely sassy Barbara Bush were witnesses at a same-sex marriage this past weekend in Maine. It's unclear if Papa…

Iranian president Rouhani calls Holocaust ‘reprehensible’ crime

After dodging the same question from NBC last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN on Monday that the Holocaust was a "reprehensible" crime committed against the Jews by the…

Syria decision a battleground for 2016

The vote whether or not to support the strike has not only become a question of America’s role in the Middle East, it’s also a battleground for potential 2016 candidates…

Why the March on Washington matters for LGBT activism

LGBT individuals are in a much better political position today than ever before. This is in part thanks to increased visibility from successful protest movements. Like many other…

Iranian president wishes Jews ‘a blessed Rosh Hashanah’ via tweet

In a huge shift from his predecessor, Iran's new president took to Twitter to wish "all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah." Say what?! …

Senate panel approves military strike in Syria

Pres. Obama is one step closer to military action in Syria after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved of a measure to respond militarily to Syrian President Bassar Assad's alleged…