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Who on the Hill is making transphobic Wikipedia edits?

TweetThe internet can do some cool things. For example: @CongressEdits, as you’d suspect, automatically posts every time someone using a Capitol Hill IP addresses changes an entry. On the 18th, the bot posted about two changes to trans-related pages by someone on a House computer: Gender identity disorder Wikipedia article edited anonymously from US House [...]
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A sternly worded letter to the ‘Kamikaze Caucus’ that caused this shutdown

TweetDear House Republicans, As we begin day three of the government shutdown, you and your colleagues, the “Kamikaze Caucus,” continue to hold America hostage. You are ideologues who have no desire to actually govern the country. Even fellow Republicans are calling your latest stunts “reckless and unnecessary” and millions of Americans are signing up for [...]
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What you need to know about the government shutdown

TweetA small faction of the Republican party in the House of Representatives has finally done what they’ve always wanted: shut down the government. As of midnight, the federal government has been shut down because Congress failed to pass a bill that would continue funding it. Speaker of the House John Boehner refused to bring a [...]
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Why the VRA matters

TweetToday Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law one of the most draconian pieces of legislation destroying reproductive health to Texas women as Congress continues its hearings on the reinstatement of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in an extreme act of hubris by a 5-4 vote. [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: A note of thanks to my fellow Texans

TweetEd note: This is a guest post by Jessica Luther. Jessica Luther is a freelance writer, reproductive justice activist, historian, and proud Texan. She is on Twitter at @scATX and her main site is jessicawluther.com. To my fellow Texans: Living as a progressive in Texas can be hard. Often you feel outnumbered, silenced, and underrepresented. [...]
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