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D-Day for Marriage in New York

If the New York Senate decides to vote on the pending gay-marriage bill before recessing for the summer, it will most likely happen today. Proponents of gay marriage really need ...

Gay Marriage on the Rocks

Kathryn, even several of the bill’s original co-sponsors are wavering. Church communities like those Erika E. Cole represents are the reason. A lawyer, she testified last Friday: This bill does not resonate with ...

Spitting on the Taxpayer

Once again, a national headline reads like it was intended to appear in a satirical rag like The Onion. From the New York Times: “When Passengers Spit, Bus Drivers Take ...

‘It’s on the Women Now.’

I’m surprised more reporters and wonks haven’t picked this up, but this just tells you again how blind they are to the abortion holdout in health care. I’m told that Stupak ...

‘Concedes’ Misleads

A misleading bulletin from Politico today: PELOSI CONCEDES ABORTION, IMMIGRATION — Roll Call’s Emily Pierce and Jennifer Bendery report: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a major concession, signaling Tuesday that she ...

Coakley’s Catholic Crisis

Doug Heye wrote yesterday that “there are two basic unwritten rules in Massachusetts: don’t insult Catholics and don’t insult the Red Sox.” I don’t know much about baseball, but I ...

Remember (the) Maine!

Guilty confession: My favorite part of last night’s election coverage was watching Rachel Maddow’s demeanor go from exuberant, to smug, to infuriated over the results of the marriage referendum in ...