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Avatar activism: are social media avatars effective in showing support?

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest gay rights organization in the United States, has been encouraging supporters to switch their Facebook and …

Chaos Looms if the Court Strikes Down DOMA and Punts on Prop 8

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Making predictions of Supreme Court rulings based on oral arguments is a notoriously unreliable …

Now That Oral Arguments Are Over, What's the Point of That Red Avatar?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>At this point, everybody's seen the pink equals sign on the red background show up in her Facebook …

The Secret Republican Plan to Repeal Obamacare

Think the war was over when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the law? Mitch McConnell isn't ready to give up that easily.<p>A few minutes after the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision upholding President Obama's health-care law last summer, a senior adviser to Mitch McConnell walked into the …

West Virginia House Of Delegates Calls For Citizens United Constitutional Amendment

The Democratic-controlled West Virginia House of Delegates voted Thursday to call on Congress to enact a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.<p>The resolution, which passed 60-39, asks for Congress to draft a constitutional amendment which would allow for …

Paying the Costs of Iraq, for Decades to Come

The wars are ending; the obligations, just beginning now.

Obamacare Won't Affect Most 2012 Taxes, Despite Firm's Claim

If you haven't done your taxes yet, this ad from H&R Block might make you feel even more anxious.<p>"The Affordable Care Act means big changes this year when you file your taxes," says the young woman in the ad, with a smug smile. She then claims to have read "all 900 pages" of the law so she can …

Rep. Don Young Is Sorry You Didn't Say 'Wetback' as Much as He Did Back in the Day

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Old Congressman Donald Young has half-apologized for using the term "wetback" to describe Latino …