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Open Thread - 7/23/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 13 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Oklahoma's Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned: Learning American Civics the Hard Way
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, constitution, government, culture, politics, rights )

Abe
- 3 days ago - nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com.tr
When federal judges overturned the same-sex marriage ban in Oklahoma, the state's governor was fighting mad. She claimed that the judges had "trampled" on states rights. Perhaps Fallin needs to remember this isn't Russia.
Florida Gov. Rakes in Campaign Cash From CEO Who Makes Millions Locking Up Immigrants
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, corruption, politics, usa, news )

Cal
- 2 days ago - motherjones.com
Rick Scott will headline a $10,000 per person fundraiser at a notorious private prison company's CEO's home.
Ted Cruz Bares Fangs at 'Misogynist' True Blood Episode Mocking Him (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, media, HBO, True Blood, politics, republicans, news, congress, government )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - rawstory.com
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday attacked the HBO vampire series True Blood -- calling it "misogynist and profanity-ridden" -- after the show featured him on Sunday's episode.
Two Hours After A Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies, Another Appeals Court Upholds Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, obama, healthcare, obamacare, law, legal interpretations, usa, ethics, government )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
both cases hinge upon a glorified typo in the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare gives states the option to run a health insurance exchange selling coverage to their residents, or they may elect to have the federal government run this exchange
Lithuania - A Tour
World  (tags: Lithuania, people, places, travel )

Kit
- 51 days ago - youtube.com
Lithuania is on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Just over 40,500 square miles (65,000 square kilometers) in area, it shares borders with Poland and Kaliningrad (Russian Federation) in the southwest, Belarus in the east, and Latvia in the north.
Scientists Consider New Names for Climate Change -- Andy Borowitz
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humor, satire, society )

Kit
- 51 days ago - newyorker.com
Scientists were generally supportive of the suggestions, with many favoring the term "your future will involve rowing a boat down a river of rotting corpses." ****HUMOR****
John Oliver Explains Why Net Neutrality Is Really Important
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, education, Humor, net neutrality, politics, society )

Kit
- 51 days ago - theweek.com
On Sunday night's Last Week Tonight, Oliver tacked net neutrality, the idea that all legal content on the internet should be served up to your house on a level playing field. ***HUMOR*** Adult language* VIDEO*
Target Gets Drawn Into Gun Rights Battle
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, freedoms, government, law, media, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 46 days ago - motherjones.com
Executives at Target probably never thought much about their red-and-white bull's-eye logo becoming so fraught, but the mammoth discount retailer now faces the challenge of being the latest corporation pulled into the fight over open-carry gun rights.
 
 
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