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VICTORY! A Historic Day for LGBT Equality

“Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming. You organized, you spoke up, you signed petitions, you sent letters -- I know because I got a lot of them.”  

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The Right Tweets

Last week during Netroots Nation, I was quite active on Twitter. And so were the far-right tweeters around the country.
During my week of tweeting about Detroit, Detroit’s image/perception and the water shutoffs, I was met with some harsh — and at times almost inhumane — tweets that the right-wingers were spewing about the city and the people who call it home.

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Charlotte-based group and its supporters seek release of detained NC immigrant advocate

The good people at the Latin American Coalition in Charlotte posted the following story on the organization’s blog today: Rausel is a great guy and he needs your help Rausel Arista– father to 2 young boys, a community leader, and an organizer here at the Latin American Coalition since 2012– was detained and put into ...

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Obama signs LGBT executive order

President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order aimed at protecting workers at federal contractors and in the federal government from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
“I firmly believe that it’s time to address this injustice for every American,” Obama told a group of LGBT activists gathered in the East Room of the White House. Later, he added, “we’re on the right side of history.”

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Carney Calls Timing of Charter Audit Dangerously Late

ADVISORY: Carney Calls Timing of Charter Audit Dangerously Late

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Court budget cuts still hanging in the balance

With the budget focus still on education cuts and new Medicaid proposals, it’s easy to forget that plenty of other issues remain unresolved in the General Assembly. Here’s a quick recap of proposed budget provisions affecting the courts and justice system. Funding for the Administrative Office of the Court  Both the Senate and the House ...

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See you at the City Club!

In this eNews: Friday Forum at the City Club is this week; stable unemployment, but Ohio still far short of lost jobs; LeBron James back in town and in the news with Policy Matters; and our staffers weigh in on jobs and Ohio’s future in the press.

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False compassion ensues from conservatives over humanitarian crisis

In a recent interview with Fox News, Senator Ted Cruz showed a display of false compassion for the refugee children at our border, stating that the more compassionate response is to send them back. He even accused Democrats of actually wanting them to be “maimed and brutalized.” Check out the video below: At least Wallace ...

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How paid leave helps Rhode Island families succeed

By Rhode Island State Senator Gayle Goldin
As a state legislator in Rhode Island, I’m always thinking about how we can make our state a better place for families. We may be the smallest state in the country, but we’re taking on some big challenges − including paid family leave.

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The FBI’s Counterterrorism Sting Operations Are Counterproductive

This piece originally ran on Al Jazeera America.
Adel Daoud is no Ferris Bueller.
A Chicago suburban teen, he couldn’t drive himself to the Jewel Osco grocery store down the street without getting lost, let alone pull a Bueller and hoodwink his parents into letting him have the day off school. He is a D student and forgetful in the extreme. “He’s not a person with a complete mind,” his mother told me.

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