Articles by: Lorraine Devon Wilke
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Major Victory For ‘Stand Your Ground’ Protesters: FL Will Hold Hearings To Review Controversial Law

Dream Defenders can call “victory,’ though the GOP warns that Stand Your Ground hearing will change 'not one damn comma.' But any step in response to peaceful protest is a powerful step for democracy. Screenshop  @ AddictingInfo

GOP warns that Stand Your Ground hearings will change ‘not one damn comma’ but any step in response to peaceful protest is a powerful step for democracy.

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‘Hero’ Or Hypocrite? Snowden Happy To Take Russian Asylum As They Invoke New Anti-Gay Law (VIDEO)

As those fighting for LGBT rights feel unsafe in Russia, Snowden, under the banner of civil liberties and freedom from government, happily moves in. Screenshot  @ CNN

As those fighting for LGBT rights feel unsafe in Russia, Snowden, under the banner of civil liberties and freedom from government, happily moves in.

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LET THEM EAT COOKIES: NC Gov. Hand-Delivers Cookies To Protesters,Then Signs Abortion Bill

In a move that might make cookies an act of political passive-aggressiveness, the governor doled out sexism, chocolate chips, and a side of condescension.. Image courtesy of Irene Godinez @ NewsObserver

In a move that might make cookies an act of political passive-aggressiveness, the governor doled out sexism, chocolate chips, and a side of condescension.

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DISAPPEARING ARCTIC: Does New Photo Offer Proof That The North Pole Has Completely Melted? (VIDEO)

Image @ ClimateCentral

Losing the North Pole may not be as simple as heat or melt or climate change. But there’s no denying the consequences of all those things combined.

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‘Defacing America’ – Lincoln Memorial Shut Down After Vandal Splatters Green Paint (VIDEO)

Image by H. Darr Beiser  @ USA Today

Visitors arriving at the Lincoln Memorial were disappointed to find it closed, but were more upset that someone would commit such a stupid, senseless act.

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KKK Pitching Their Klan For Neighborhood Watch In Springfield, MO; Locals NOT Impressed

The real pitch: recruit in white 'neighborhoods' and with enough sheets and shenanigans you're likely to get at least a few to join the ranks of the KKK. Image @ RuthGroup

The real pitch – recruit in white ‘neighborhoods’… with enough sheets and shenanigans, you’re likely to get at least a few to join the ranks of the KKK.

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Robert Zimmerman, Family Spokesthug, Threatens Slain Teen’s Family

Image @ DothProtestTooMuch

Robert Zimmerman’s Post-Verdict Revisionist History Tour continues. And, as it’s been so far, it ain’t pretty.

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Psychotic Plot To Tie Nancy Grace To A Tree And Slit Her Throat Is Thwarted By Sheriff Arpaio?

Image by Joe Pugliese  @ Hollywood Reporter

When Nancy Grace, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Jodi Arias all connect in one macabre story of threats and murder, it reads like an episode of Nancy Grace’s show.

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Transcending Politics: Bush Sr. Shaves His Head For A Really Good Reason

Image  @NPR

Bush Sr. said about himself, ‘I’m not one who flamboyantly believes in throwing a lot of words around.’ But a picture speaks a thousand words anyway.

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25 Years For A Lottery Ticket? NY Can’t Prove Who Owns It But One Man’s Going To Prison

Image by M. Greenlar  @ Syracuse.com

If he did steal the lottery ticket, he deserves prison. But 25 years for a man with no criminal record and even the NY Lottery not sure who owns the ticket?

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Arrests At Moral Monday Protests Reach Nearly 1000 In NC, Poll Finds Group ‘More Popular’ Than GOP (VIDEO)

Image by Andrew Dye  @ Winston-Salem Journal

While GOP leaders holler ‘carpetbaggers,’ studies shows Moral Monday is mostly state residents. As one man put it, ‘This is North Carolina standing up.’

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‘I Need Help’ – San Diego Mayor Responds To Sexual Harassment Allegations But Won’t Resign (VIDEO)

Whatever good he's done as mayor is commendable, but to do that "good work" while sexually harassing women and calling it "hugging" is reprehensible. Image @ PortlandStateUniversity

Whatever good he’s done as mayor is commendable, but to do that “good work” while sexually harassing women and calling it “hugging” is reprehensible.

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The 10 Biggest Myths About Gay People And Why They’re Wrong

Photo cc 2013 by dvsross photography via Flickr.

Let’s cut right to the chase: what is it about homosexuals that terrifies right-wingers so much? Here are 10 of the biggest myths, and why they’re wrong.

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Rand Paul’s Top Aide Attempts To Get Racist Columns Deleted, Claims He’s Racist No More

Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger. THIS is the guy Rand Paul has hired as a top aide… but he’s NOT a racist! Image @ Think Progress

It only took three years to change from a Confederate flag-wearing ‘Southern Avenger’ covering the racist beat to a ‘standup guy’ working for Rand Paul?

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Jim Cramer Tweets That Elizabeth Warren’s Masterful Take-Down At CNBC Had ‘NO Impact’ (VIDEO)

Switched at birth?

It’s one thing for Cramer to be excitable and contrary but delusional is just… stupid. And being ‘stupid’ – particularly in his business – is never good.

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Sin And Social Media: Vatican Says Follow Pope On Twitter To Reduce Purgatory Time

The Pope has taken social media into the realm of the sacred, making tweeting the latest form of penance. Pope image  @ SiliconRepublic

So all ye faithful, get your Twitter account opened, your piety focused, and go transmit some ‘spiritual fruit’ with a Papal tweet or two.

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Terrorist Cover Boy: Rolling Stone Uses Glam Shot Of Boston Bomber And Stirs Outrage

When the Rolling Stone decided to illutrate their story on the Boston bomber with this dreamy-eyed ‘selfie,’ the idea of glamorizing terror became fully realized. Image @ RollingStoneFacebook

When the Rolling Stone decided to illustrate their story on the Boston bomber with this dreamy-eyed ‘selfie,’ glamorizing terror became fully realized.

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Greenwald Threatens US: Snowden Better Stay Safe Or He’ll Do More Damage Than Anyone In History

Glenn Greenwald Image @ NiemanLab

Is Greenwald making threats or just passing on warnings from the man without a country? Either way, the conversation has been all but lost to the drama.

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Rant Heard Round The World: ‘Old White Guy’ Rages About Verdict And Video Goes Viral (VIDEO)

His rage is so raw, so palpable, he almost appears to howl on behalf of all of us so outraged by this event and this verdict.

His rage is so raw, so palpable, he appears to almost howl on behalf of all of us so outraged by this event and this verdict.

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Florida Justice: Black Domestic Violence Victim Gets 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot, Hurting No One; Zimmerman Walks

Both claimed 'Stand Your Ground.' Marissa Alexander, a black woman, got 20 years for shooting a gun. George Zimmerman killed a black boy. He's free. Image @ SupportForMarissaAlexander.Facebook

Equal justice? Marissa Alexander, a black woman, got 20 years for shooting a gun at a wall to drive back an abusive husband. George Zimmerman stalked and killed a black boy. He’s free.

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