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Planned Parenthood

I Stand with Planned Parenthood

It's hard to be a woman in America. It's like every day is a million little paper cuts, then just when you've gotten used to them, someone comes along with a chef's knife and goes to town. Days like today... they're the chef's knife. I don't know why this particular one has hit me so hard, but at one point Brett had to turn the news off, because I was crying hysterically and shouting at the TV. 420

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Requiring parental consent for birth control hurts young women

There's several articles floating around today discussing recent comments made by Bristol Palin about birth control programs in Washington state that allow young women and girls to get birth control without parental consent. Many of these articles make beautiful points about the statistical effectiveness of giving young women birth control for low or no cost... points I've made before myself. Because of that, I don't feel compelled to make any of those same points again. What I want to talk

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In Defense of SCOTUS: My thoughts on McCullen v. Coakley

I'm going to premise this outright, by saying that I'm not a lawyer. I'm someone who is very interested in the law, and thus I try to know a lot about it, but I am by no means an expert, or even close to one. That said, I'm going to shock a few people and say that I am actually only half-convinced that SCOTUS made the wrong decision in McCullen v. Coakley. If you haven't been following the news, or otherwise have your head under a rock, McCullen v. Coakley was a decision handed down by the

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War is fucked up, and we’d do well to remember that.

This week we got the news that the last American prisoner of war being held in Afghanistan was coming home, and in typical American fashion, the news became a scandal within 24 hours. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl went missing in June of 2009. He was on deployment in Afghanistan at the time, and was captured by the Taliban. He's been their prisoner for the last five years. On Saturday, it was announced by the White House that he was coming home. In exchange for his release, we had agreed to release

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A State of the Union reaction from a disillusioned progressive.

There is absolutely no doubt that I am a progressive. I voted for Obama in 2012, the first year I voted in a presidential election. In high school, I identified as a communist, and even considered joining a group of hymn-writing musicians who lived in a black bus that ran on veggie diesel. I am in favor of universal healthcare, a guaranteed income, workers owning their work, and several other things that are downright socialist. 185

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What The “Knockout Game” Says About American Inequality

If you haven't seen it yet, the "knockout game" is a new game that's been all over the news. Young teens walk up to unsuspecting people on the streets, and punch them hard enough to knock them out. At least one person has died from what police think may have been a "knockout game" attack, and there have been several attacks that landed people in the hospital. Obviously I don't think I need to explain why most Americans are horrified by this. What the fuck has gone so wrong with our country that

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Emily Chance

Emily Chance

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