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Is Anne Frank's Diary pornography?new

Pornography is Ron Jeremy and Jenna Jameson. It's Penthouse and Hustler. It's Debbie Does Dallas, 50 Shades of Poorly Written BSDM, and anything written with the intent to turn people on and get them off.
Charleston City Paper  |  Leah Rhyne  |  05-15-2013  |  Commentary

David Vitter's Resurrectionnew

How Louisiana's junior senator has emerged as a powerbroker in Baton Rouge.
Gambit  |  Stephanie Grace  |  05-14-2013  |  Politics

Mark Sanford's victory is a triumph of ideology over decencynew

The good news is that Jon Stewart will have no shortage of material for The Daily Show in the foreseeable future. The bad news is that the good people of South Carolina's 1st Congressional District will hang their heads and deny their origins when they travel beyond the Lowcountry in the foreseeable future.
Charleston City Paper  |  Will Moredock  |  05-09-2013  |  Commentary

Complicated? Nah. Closing Guantánamo Is Easy

There's nothing complicated about it. Guantánamo should be closed.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  05-03-2013  |  Commentary

Remembering Jamie Hahn, a positive force in a cynical timenew

Why would anyone want to...? There's never a good answer to questions like that.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  05-02-2013  |  Commentary

The League of Women Voters champions ethics reform in Columbianew

Charleston County's legislative delegation has been making a lot of news lately, and not the kind that makes us proud.
Charleston City Paper  |  Will Moredock  |  05-02-2013  |  Commentary

Rick Perry: Mum's The Wordnew

Rick Perry has adopted a more behind-the-scenes approach this legislative session. That doesn't mean he hasn't been busy.
Houston Press  |  Kimberly Reeves  |  05-02-2013  |  Politics

The climate change movement is not resonating with the publicnew

Movement leaders are tailoring their message to what they perceive is possible in the Republican-dominated political atmosphere of Raleigh, rather than fighting for the dramatic policy changes that science demands.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  04-24-2013  |  Commentary

Claiming freedom is worth itnew

State lawmakers might want to govern like this is my grandmother's South, but they ought not forget how our grandmothers fought for freedom and taught us to fight for it too.
INDY Week  |  Crystal Hayes  |  04-24-2013  |  Commentary

Some gains on pot decriminalizationnew

NORML Chair Neal Smith cites "modest gains," as cannabis consciousness still nascent at the Statehouse.
NUVO  |  Rebecca Townsend  |  04-18-2013  |  Politics

Gay marriage is not a simple step forwardnew

Don't get me wrong. I love weddings. I love big parties full of food, happy people, and hopefully, an open bar. I love it when the gays, the homos, the queers, the fags, the queens, the dykes, and the feisty bisexuals are all working it out on the same dance floor.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jenna Lyles  |  04-18-2013  |  Commentary

GOP bills ensure less voting, fraudulent or legitimatenew

More ways to keep North Carolina Dems from polls.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  04-11-2013  |  Elections

Presidential Tokenism, Part 2

Obama fooled progressives into thinking that an African-American president would be inherently liberal. Now supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton are trying to convince them that a woman president would guarantee hope and change. This time, however, there's a record to look at.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  04-10-2013  |  Elections

Move Your Feetnew

Democracy is people, and the people are us.
Jackson Free Press  |  Ronni Mott  |  04-08-2013  |  Commentary

Arizona Loses a Sane Voice on the Rightnew

The untimely end of a pugnacious GOP blogger serves as a reminder that not all Republicans are created equal.
Phoenix New Times  |  Stephen Lemons  |  04-03-2013  |  Commentary

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