Articles of Interest
August 05, 2015, 6:00am

By Jon Herskovitz

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court struck down a Texas law on Wednesday requiring voters to show authorized identification before casting ballots, saying the measure violated the U.S. Voting Rights Act through its “discriminatory effects.”… Read more »

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August 05, 2015, 1:00am

The numbers are stunning: From 2007 to 2014, women made up only 30.2 percent of all speaking or named characters in the 100 top-grossing fictional films released in the United States. That’s bad enough to repeat: For every 2.3 male … Read more »

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August 04, 2015, 1:00am

In 2006, the National Cancer Institute took the rare step of issuing a “clinical announcement,” a special alert it holds in reserve for advances so important that they should change medical practice.

In this case, the subject was ovarian cancer. … Read more »

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August 04, 2015, 1:00am

By CORAL DAVENPORT

President Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his Clean Power Plan, a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations that, if implemented, would represent the strongest action ever taken by the United States to combat climate … Read more »

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August 04, 2015, 1:00am

Planned Parenthood Is Defended as Senate Democrats Block Bill to End Funding

WASHINGTON — As president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards tries to keep perspective while the group faces one of its biggest political crises. After all, she said on … Read more »

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August 03, 2015, 8:00am

By Elizabeth Warren, Elizabeth Warren’s Blog

Hello again,

Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote on the bill to defund Planned Parenthood for 5:30pm today.

Remember, that’s a vote to defund cancer screenings, birth control, HIV testing, STD treatments, … Read more »

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August 03, 2015, 3:00am

By Frank Bruni. NY Times.

Was it in 1962, when Marilyn Monroe sidled onto a stage in what could have been mistaken for lingerie and warbled “Happy Birthday” to John Kennedy, blurring any line between the presidential and the pulchritudinous, … Read more »

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July 31, 2015, 3:00am

Representative Sander M. Levin, Democrat of Michigan and the longest-serving Jewish member of the House, said something important this week: “In my view, the only anchors in public life are to dig deeply into the facts and consult broadly and … Read more »

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July 27, 2015, 5:00am

On some of the highest profile issues in the country, Republicans have painted themselves into a corner. Republican strategists and pundits have wasted hours of breath and gallons of ink agonizing over their party’s nasty response to America’s growing acceptance … Read more »

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July 27, 2015, 4:00am

Zombies Against Medicare

By Paul Krugman- New York Times.

Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned that it would destroy American freedom; it didn’t, as … Read more »

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