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How Jordan Gavaris Found His Voice Thanks To "Orphan Black"

Starring on BBC America’s clone drama not only introduced the 25-year-old actor to the world, it gave him the unique opportunity to discover different facets of himself.<p>Two years ago, actor Jordan Gavaris, who plays Felix Dawkins on BBC America's acclaimed clone drama <i>Orphan Black</i>, had fans cheering …

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Jared Polis Trolls Steve King With Bill To Block Him From Legislating

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) proposed a bill this week that would block the courts from hearing cases that could legalize same-sex marriage, so Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) has proposed a (satirical) bill to block King from legislating.<p>Polis' office issued a press release on Friday …

The Internet isn’t killing religion — religion is

Instead of asking why people aren’t religiously affiliated anymore, we might ask why they ever were<p>In the first decade of the seventeenth century in England, with the break with the Roman Catholic Church fully encoded into law and a bevy of scholars working to complete a new translation of the …

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Media For Not Covering Obama's Trade Deal

Adding to the chorus of protest over President Barack Obama’s push for a controversial new trade pact with Asia, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sounded off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and accused mainstream media of not covering what could be one of the biggest trade agreements in history.<p>“The …

How the Christian Coalition and MoveOn Helped Save Net Neutrality: A Buried Story of a Powerful Coalition

This week's FCC action should bring a long-delayed victory for net neutrality. It's an important victory, without which the online world that we've come to take for granted would risk being auctioned off to the highest bidder. But this victory might never have happened without an unlikely political …

Bloomberg Aims His Money At Gun Control Opponents

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems determined to become the formidable adversary the National Rifle Association has never had.<p>The billionaire mayor is spending from his personal fortune to help defeat lawmakers who voted against gun control proposals last week and to prop up those who …

Plan Would Force Public Companies To Reveal Political Giving

The 2012 election was the most expensive in history, but there remain some gaping holes in our knowledge about who paid for what. The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering a proposal to add more transparency in future elections, but it won't happen without a fight.<p>The SEC proposal would …

Mark Zuckerberg's Political Group Is Trashing Obama And Obamacare And Promoting Wildlife Oil Drilling

This organization, FWD.us, describes itself as a nonpartisan entity dedicated to promoting immigration reform, education reform, and the "knowledge" economy.<p>The knowledge economy, Mark Zuckerberg explained in a recent Washington Post editorial, is based on education and technology and is distinct …

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The Boston backlash is rooted in America’s paranoid past

Right-wingers who exploit the Boston tragedy to attack immigrants are replaying a script that goes back 112 years<p>A terrorist attack, small in scale but brutal in effect, shocks the nation. The leading perpetrator is an American with foreign connections, apparently linked – at least in his own mind …

Jim Wallis on the Common Good

What would Jesus do on immigration and guns? Joshua DuBois interviews theologian Jim Wallis.<p>1. You’ve been at the forefront of the immigration …