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  • Justice Alito begins full-court press on LGBTQ rights by claiming that marriage equality ruling censors people

    Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito gave a rare public speech, delivering the keynote address for an event sponsored by the conservative judicial group The Federalist Society. During the speech, [

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  • Pandemic Safety Rules

    As I write this, it’s snowing outside here in Vermont and Covid-19 has finally gained a foothold in our little state. At the governor’s press conference yesterday, he and his pandemic response team announced that contact tracing done by the state showed that the rise in cases started as an outbreak in some hockey leagues. That initial outbreak wasn’t contained and subsequent non-essential, indoor, mask-less, multi-household gatherings and Halloween parties resulted in the very sharp rise we...

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  • “I Lived Through A Stupid Coup. America Is Having One Now.”

    Indi Samarajiva on living through a stupid political coup in Sri Lanka and a warning to Americans. Two years ago, I lived through a coup in Sri Lanka. It was stupid. The minority party threw chili powder at everyone in Parliament and took over by farce. Math, however, requires a majority and the courts kicked them out. They gave in. We’d been on the streets for weeks but yay, we won. No. I didn’t know it at the time, but we had already lost. No one knew — but oh my God, what we lost. The...

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  • Hershey disrupted Cocoa Markets to avoid paying a Living Income Differential to African farmers.

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