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Florida becomes 36th state to legalize gay marriage, and Jeb Bush is ‘eh’ about it

Today marks another triumph in the movement for marriage equality, as Florida joins the ranks of states to allow same-sex couples to marry. As of today, 70 percent of Americans…

The Supreme Court and Technology: Why precedent doesn’t really work for the internet

The Supreme Court will be dealing with issues involving technology for years to come. But is it the appropriate body to make those decisions? The problem here is that the…

2014’s sleaziest political scandals

As we round out 2014, it’s time to reflect on how scandalous year it truly was. This year was pretty much all-around shitty, but the politics of 2014 took the…

Obama’s biggest wins and losses and what they mean for 2015

Man, 2014 was such a whirl, wasn’t it? This was the year that a teenager from Brooklyn captivated the nation doing the dance my uncle used to do at family…

Cuban political asylee calls Obama’s policy ‘smartest’ approach to Cuba

The United States dissolved diplomatic ties with the Republic of Cuba in 1961, enforcing a crippling and widespread economic embargo. President Obama reversed this policy on December 17. In an…

Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases reveal sad truth

Yesterday's decision by a Staten Island not to prosecute the officer who murdered Eric Garner feels like a decision handed down by a grand jury in bizarro world. It’s inconceivable…

Oil theft won’t bankroll ISIS for long

ISIS has turned to stealing and selling oil in order to bankroll their operations. Here's why that won't work for long. …

The necessary middle ground between hashtag slacktivism and violent riots

An imposing but unarmed black man was shot six times by a white police officer with a buzz cut. Cue tired stereotypes, paranoid herd behavior, and polarizing media obfuscation. Thousands…

A pastor’s perspective: How Christians should respond to #Ferguson

For the Christian, the only thing simple about Ferguson is how you respond — with grace. That means instead of posting a diatribe against the system or the protestors, you…

Don’t allow Ferguson decision to silence larger issues

It’s been clear for a very long time that the grand jury in Ferguson would not indict Darren Wilson. The protests that erupted after the grand jury’s announcement were not…

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