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Rand Paul isn't too upset about his volunteer stomping on a 23-year-old woman already restrained on the ground. For Rand is too busy speaking truth to power on behalf of the voiceless, like BP and middle-aged men who stomp on women's heads. If not Rand, then who? If not now, then when? If you prick BP, does it not bleed? Or gush (millions and millions of barrels of petroleum)?

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After decades of being persecuted for their nontraditional marriages, Mormons were thrilled to organize their members to support Proposition 8, a California amendment which stripped gays and lesbians of their right to wed, a right which the California Supreme Court had granted. The Church of Latter Day Saints, renounced polygamy in 1890, but they continue to worship a text which exalts it and follow a religion which breads fundamentalism.

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Tue Nov 11, 2008 at 10:18 AM PST

The New Gulf War Syndrome

by katie halper

In a Jewish Mother role reversal, I'm kvelling about my mom, Nora Eisenberg, whose Op Ed Gulf War 2.0 appears on today's Guardian and whose upcoming book When You Come Home, is coming out this month. Here it is. And it already got 32 comments!

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