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Was there anyway to miss the news that the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in its entirety? I mean, unless you were watching Fox News or CNN, of course. The immediate weight of the decision is kind of hard to process. There are stories like Cordelia, for example. Or Erin Kotecki Vest. Or the impact the decision will have on our educational system. Yes, we’re offering our assessments of the decision real time, but the reality of what happened today won’t be fully understood for decades.
Men’s rights activists totally miss the point of the Affordable Care Act, but that’s no surprise, right? I mean, of course it’s a bad law since it covers contraception for women but not for men. Umm. Seriously. That’s why they don’t like it.
Rush Limbaugh, determined to keep somebody’s attention, told listeners that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has deep ties to the “Muslim Sisterhood.”
Now that we’re tackling this health care issue finally, how about we turn our attention to student loan debt?
House Republicans made history today by voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in connection with the “Fast and Furious” debacle. For those keeping score, so far the specific cabinet and/or advisers that the Republicans have targeted have been: Van Jones, Shirley Sherrod and Eric Holder. Anyone see a trend?
As the Catholic Church buys up more and more hospitals women will have fewer and fewer places to go for reproductive health care.
Julian Assange could be arrested today to finally answer questions in that pesky rape case he keeps dodging.
This is helpful: a list of the 7 most anti-gay U.S. Representatives.
More helpful: the Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2012 which would give gay and lesbian service members access to spousal rights and benefits.
Minnesota’s marriage amendment title was announced and it is full of awesome.
Lastly, Title IX builds champions.
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