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Warren: What Does It Mean To Be A Progressive?

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Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts

If Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts runs for President in 2016, I would love to vote for her. She doesn’t make excuses about what we should believe in and I wish all Democrats would have her backbone. Speaking at this weekend’s Netroots Nation conference in Detroit, Warren laid out some values that Progressives need to have today. I agree with all of them.
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Anti-Discrimination Executive Order Won’t Include Religious Exemption

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image of President Obama speakingPresident Obama promised to issue an executive order that would prohibit Federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people. It was announced on Friday that the order, to be signed on Monday, won’t include a broad religious exemption as some faith groups had requested. This is good news.
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After Hobby Lobby Decision Religion Can Get Between You And Your Doctor

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US Supreme Court said Hobby Lobby owners know more than your doctor

The conservative propaganda machine is trying like mad to minimize the Hobby Lobby court decision. One argument is that women can still get contraceptives, they just have to pay for it. I wish it was that simple. Kind of like the decision some elderly people have to make – either pay for their expensive medicine and eat cat food or die from untreated medical conditions. It’s a ‘Sophie’s Choice‘ and one where conservatives show they have no heart. The decision covers ALL forms of contraception and includes talking to your doctor about them.
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Men Flaunt Their Rifles Because Flaunting Their Penises Is Illegal

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Two Dudes With Rifles Who Have Man Issues

There have been news reports of gun nuts walking into various quick service restaurants with assault rifles strapped to their backs like they are on an army patrol in Fallujah Iraq. The incidents have taken place in Texas, where carrying a rifle in public is legal. We’ve seen these kind of men before. They like to draw attention to themselves and maybe try to impress people. They are still douchebags but their loaded rifles will intimidate you if not outright kill you. But then again, that is the usual douchebag agenda – to be a bully.
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