Squashed: The Justice Department's Decision Not to... →
squashed: The Justice Department has decided it will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court. As requested, I’m going to attempt to translate this decision from legalese into human. DOMA prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, even when couples are… This is such exciting news… and it’s on everyone’s mind at our ACLU...
Lately I feel like somebody made a big mess and I’ve got my mop and I’m mopping...– Barack Obama (sometimes this just needs to be posted). (via pacificoast) (via unclegreenmush) (via yellowcars) (via narrowbridge) (via nicoleprima) (via littlefro) (via thegoldsnitch) (via oathkeepers) (via qichi) (via bowiesnippleantennae) (via babiesinacage) (via shehasnoears) (via...
A congressional proposal to cut $75 million from the Legal Services...– Proposed $75 Million Budget Cut Would Devastate Legal Aid to Poor The Republican’s dismal record on poverty issues is the primary reason I’m going to have serious problems ever voting for a Republican again. (via squashed) This is terrifying, though not entirely unexpected.
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amor-invictus: common English non-errors Ugh! I hate this argument. The fact that many people make these errors does not make them (quote) non-errors (ENDQUOTE)…it makes them common grammar mistakes. That said, there are a few entries on that list that make sense.* *E.g., “Hopefully”, “Who vs. That”, “Persuade vs. Convince”…
I say unto you, you do not know what courage is until you have sat in the...– - Molly Ivins as portrayed in “The Red Hot Patriot” I saw this play tonight with my new ACLU co-workers. Very moving, and those of you with a political bent that live in Austin should make time for it. Molly Ivins was one of a kind, and is sorely missed. As an aside… I...
Everything I’ve done, I’ve been afraid about doing, including being a...– Sonia Sotomayor