Robert Maier

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Wave of protests after Greek 'neo-Nazi' killing

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Tom DeLay's Conviction Overturned On Appeal

An appeals court in Texas has overturned the 2010 conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who had been found guilty of illegally funneling corporate money to Texas candidates during the 2002 campaign cycle.<p>DeLay, a Republican, had been out on bail while appealing his conviction and …

A Facebook Like Is Now Covered by the First Amendment

The Founders could not have anticipated Facebook. In another way, though, they totally anticipated Facebook.<p>In November of 2009, B.J. Roberts, the sheriff of Hampton, Virginia, ran for re-election. A group of workers in Roberts' office, however, among them one Bobby Bland, weren't enthused about …

China just detained a teen for having 500 retweets

As of last week, posting a message that the Chinese government deems inaccurate on social media platforms can get you three years in the slammer, provided it gets 500 retweets (or their equivalent) or 5,000 views. At least, that’s what the law said (link in Chinese). But would the new policy, part …

Mayor of Small California Town Ousted Because There's No Straight Pride Month

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The council of the small city of Porterville, California, in the state's conservative Central …

Beloved Brazilian Monkey Clings To A Shrinking Forest

The tiny, copper-hued golden lion tamarin is so beloved in Brazil that its image graces the country's 20-real bank note. But this lion-maned monkey is in peril.<p>There's only one place on earth where the golden lion tamarin lives in the wild: in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, or <i>Mata Atlantica,</i> just north …

Japan premier urges full decommissioning of Fukushima nuclear site

Japanese Prime Minister<p>Shinzo Abetoured the crippledFukushima Daiichinuclear power complex Thursday and urged its owner to abandon hopes of restarting the only two intact reactors and concentrate instead on unfinished cleanup operations, Japanese media reported.<p>Three of Fukushima's six reactors …

EPA Wants To Limit Greenhouse Gases From New Coal Power Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency's second stab at a proposal to set the first-ever limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants would make it impossible for companies to build the kind of coal-fired plants that have been the country's biggest source of electricity for decades.<p>Under …

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Ralph Ellison’s race classic “Invisible Man” banned in North Carolina

The novel has been banned after having been assigned as summer reading in a district under fire for school prayer<p>Students in Randolph County, North Carolina won't have access to "Invisible Man."<p>That county's board of education voted 5-2 this week to remove all copies of the Ralph Ellison novel from …

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Pope Francis sets out vision for more gay people and women in 'new' church

Pope Francis has set out his desire to find a "new balance" in the Catholic church, calling for greater involvement of women in key decisions and a less condemnatory approach towards gay people, divorcees and women who have had an abortion.<p>In a wide-ranging interview with an Italian Jesuit journal, …

McConnell aide calls audio leak ‘Gestapo’ tactics

The campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell's reelection bid insisted Wednesday that the Kentucky senator's office was bugged, comparing the recording of a high-level strategy meeting to the work of the Nazi secret police.<p>Mother Jones, a liberal magazine, published audio Tuesday of a McConnell …

Pesticide Suspected in Bee Die-Offs Could Also Kill Birds

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.12.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Controversial pesticides linked to …

In the U.S., the HIV prevention fight has stalled

Almost 640,000 Americans have died after being diagnosed with AIDS. Remarkable treatment advances have reduced the death toll. Yet 20,000 Americans living with HIV still die every year, an annual toll that exceeds the rate of U.S. combat deaths in Vietnam. Many of these deaths could be prevented or …

Could national reciprocity of concealed-carry permits kill the gun bill?

Moments after clearing the first procedural hurdle, Democrats and gun control groups began readying themselves for a potentially more difficult fight: Weeks of Senate debate defending their carefully crafted legislation against possible amendments — particularly a plan to allow gun owners to carry …

Chained CPI more accurate: It is, but that doesn't mean we should cut Social Security benefits.

The White House's decision to embrace the idea of switching to the Chained CPI for a cost-of-living adjustment in the context of a larger budget deal …

NHL announces LGBT rights partnership with You Can Play to support gay athletes.

The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association threw their weight behind gay rights advocacy today, announcing a …

The Moment on USA: a reality TV show with “Christian values.”

June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.<p>The most interesting thing about <i>The Moment</i>, a new reality series that premieres on USA tonight, is …

"Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" on the U.K. Charts following Margaret Thatcher's death.

A campaign by anti-Thatcher protesters following the former U.K. prime minister's Monday death may prompt the BBC to play "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is …

Are your genes patented? The Supreme Court will decide if they can be.

Often, it takes many words—too many—to explain what’s at stake in a Supreme Court case. But on Monday, the justices will grapple with a big, …

Ann Coulter: “Everyone laughed” at joke about killing Meghan McCain

In a Fox News interview, Coulter went on to accuse MSNBC’s Martin Bashir of being the real lunatic in this scandal<p>Ann Coulter said something awful on Fox News about something awful she said on Fox News.<p>In a Thursday interview with Sean Hannity, Coulter defended her "hyperbolic" suggestion in a blog …

Steve Stockman: “If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted”

The Texas congressman tweeted his new re-election campaign bumper sticker<p>Rep. Steve Stockman, an uber-conservative Republican from Texas and unapologetic Twitter troll, tweeted that his re-election campaign has a new bumper sticker:<p>[embedtweet id="322525582216794113"]<p>He followed it up soon after …

Organic Eden Foods’ quiet right-wing agenda

A crunchy, natural food company marketed to liberals discreetly sues to stop covering employees’ contraception<p>The slogan for Eden Foods, which describes itself as the "oldest natural and organic food company in North America," is "creation and maintenance of purity in food." Its CEO and founder, …

How the NRA got what it wanted

We mocked it. But it stood strong, shifted the guns debate and won itself a sweet deal. Now who’s laughing?<p>It’s hard to remember now, but in the immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., this country seemed serious about gun safety reform. President Obama visited the …

Republicans Are Up In Arms Over Jay-Z's Trip To Cuba, So He Responded With A Vicious Track

Republicans are already seizing on one line from the new track, which Jay-Z released on his website — "I got White House clearance." U.S. citizens cannot travel to Cuba unless approved by the government. According to multiple reports, the Treasury Department said it approved the trip as part of an …

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Humanity? Practicality? Amnesty? The arguments for and against immigration reform

Backers and opponents of comprehensive immigration reform are still holding their breath to see the exact details of bipartisan legislation from House and Senate working groups, but the wait has made one thing clear: Everyone with a dog in the fight is more than ready to make their case once the …