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When You Defend Phil Robertson, Here's What You're Really Defending

Defenses of Robertson, the star of "Duck Dynasty" suspended for his remarks in an interview with GQ, have focused on the idea that he was just crudely expressing the sincere, Christian view that homosexuality is sinful.<p>Condemnation of Robertson therefore amounts to condemnation of views that are …

Religion

Forget states — neighborhoods are now red and blue

New research reveals Americans are increasingly segregating themselves in ideological enclaves<p>Tom Jacobs<p>November 13, 2013 12:50pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Does your next-door neighbor vote the same way you do? How about the couple who live across the street, or your …

20 GIFs Proving Russia Is The Most Bizarre Place On Earth

In the past we've looked the Russia's space program propaganda, their thrilling landmarks, their peculiar online social networks, their sexy pin-up …

In Maryville, Anonymous must beware the risk of vigilantism

In what feels, after Steubenville, like a case of rape deja vu, a disturbing new story in which a girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a popular high school football player while an onlooker took photos is making national headlines.<p>This time, the case is out of Maryville, Missouri, where …

5 depressing ways the 1 percent is strangling the US economy

<b>((Wikimedia))</b><p>Once the backbone of our society, the middle class has been broken — and we have the country’s richest to thank<p>Paul Bucheit<p>October 8, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten …