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Coca-Cola pulls support for group connected to voter suppression

TweetThe right wing funded group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and it’s generic sounding name has been connected to two recent and wholly unrelated stories.  You may have heard of ALEC recently for lobbying with the NRA for the horrific “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida which allowed George Zimmerman to walk out of [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party wins election

TweetYesterday, Myanmar’s government confirmed that dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party , the National League for Democracy, won a sweeping victory in the nation’s weekend by-elections. National state radio and television reported that Ms. Suu Kyi’s party won 43 of the 45 open parliamentary seats. Calling the results a “a triumph of [...]
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Southern Tuesday: Election Recap

TweetMitt Romney still can’t close the deal with GOP primary voters. It feels like I’ve been writing this same line over and over the past few months.  Last night on Southern Tuesday, Mississippi and Alabama cast votes for their Republican nominee.  Rick Santorum came out on top in both contests. Newt Gingrich (who overperforms in [...]
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Rick Santorum: Single mothers “breed” criminals

TweetFrom the Rick Santorm archives, new foolishness emerges. As unearthed by the good people at Mother Jones, in 1994 when Santorum was running for Senate in Pennsylvania he boldly asserted that single moms were the downfall of the United States. At a town hall in Clairton, Pennsylvania, Santorum said: “Most people agree a continuation of the [...]
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The wins and losses of yesterday’s election

TweetYesterday’s election was a big night for progressives–especially when it came to defeating ultra-conservative ballot initiatives, and a few ultra-conservative politicians. After the blood bath that was the midterm election in 2010, we saw what a year under right-wing leadership meant across the country. It has meant many ideological laws and initiatives aimed at restricting [...]
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