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Protecting Marriage the Old-Fashioned Way

April 26, 2005 - The Texas House today passed a constitutional amendment banning both same-sex marriages and civil unions. The bill was approved by a 101 to 29 vote, barely exceeding the 100 votes necessary to amend the state constitution. The bill next goes to the state senate. If it garners a two-thirds vote there, the amendment will need to be approved by Texas voters.

A Nation Behind Bars

April 25, 2005 - The Justice Department has released its latest incarceration figures, revealing that the rush to lock up our nation's population continues at a brisk pace:

Down and Out on the Right

April 22, 2005 - One would think that with the conservative right controlling the White House, Congress, and the Judiciary; holding 29 governorships; and having the ideological allegiance of most of corporate America, they would feel in pretty good shape.

Students Getting More Liberal

April 22, 2005 - "The number of US university students who hold traditional liberal views increased sharply over the past year, pushed by excitement over the 2004 election and dissatisfaction with George W. Bush's foreign policy."

$300,000,000,000.00 and Counting

April 22, 2005 - Today's Associated Press reports that the Senate's "overwhelmingly approval" yesterday of $81 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, if approved by the House and President, "would push the total cost of combat and reconstruction past $300 billion."