Articles by: Wendi Petit

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National Review Writer Asks Women To Give Up The Right To Vote

Michael Walsh doesn’t think that your mother, grandmother, sister or wife should be able to vote.

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North Carolina Pays For Its 20-Year-Old Tax Cuts By Punishing The Unemployed

For those who will continue to receive benefits, the maximum benefits from go from $535 a week down to $350 a week.

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Republicans Look To U.S. Supreme Court For Help In 2014 Elections

The Republican National Committee is betting on the U.S. Supreme Court to recoup the losses seen in the 2012 election cycle.

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Nightmare At Sea: Sewage Cruise Reveals Cruise Industry’s Dirty Secret (VIDEO)

Nightmare At Sea: Sewage Cruise Reveals Cruise Industry’s Dirty Secret (VIDEO)

You may think twice about booking a cruise when you learn just how bad the industry has gotten.

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Valentine’s Day Sweet For Illinois Same Sex Couples – Marriage Equality Set To Pass

Valentine’s Day Sweet For Illinois Same Sex Couples – Marriage Equality Set To Pass

This Valentines Day will be extra sweet for Illinois families, as it stands to become the 10th state to approve marriage equality in the United States.

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If you hate taxes, please stick to your ideology and stop doing all of these things. Taxes pay for dozens of things nearly everyone uses daily.

New Legislation Introduced In Congress To Shut Down Corporate Tax Loopholes

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced the Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act today in both houses of Congress

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Tea Party Thinks Minority Students Are ‘Ethnically Challenged’

Tea Party Thinks Minority Students Are ‘Ethnically Challenged’

Surprise, surprise, it happened at an event funded by the Koch Brothers.

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10 Things To Watch Other Than The Super Bowl

10 Things To Watch Other Than The Super Bowl

Whether or not people want to admit it, there are great number of people who really don’t like watching the Super Bowl.

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Sister Simone takes on the world; @ Washington Post

Sister Simone And Nuns On The Bus: Why Nuns Are In And Priests Are Out (VIDEO)

Despite all the tearing down done by the priests, most recently detailed in the just-released sex abuse documents, nuns have been quietly toiling away doing the church’s real work.

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Ms. Gayle Trotter, Gun Expert…not; @ Slate

Gayle Trotter As Expert On Women And Gun Control – Debunked (VIDEO)

Senator Whitehouse realized that, although Ms. Trotter’s obviously a woman, she really doesn’t speak for women on the issue of gun control.

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Lazaro Sopena poses with Hann Dinh on their wedding day in Miami Beach, Florida, in this July 2, 2011 handout photo. Sopena opted to take his wife's last name only to be accused of fraud by the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. The South Florida real estate investor lovingly offered to change his name following his 2011 marriage to Hann Dinh in order to help his wife's family perpetuate their family surname. Dinh, who was born in Vietnam, is from a family of all girls and only one son. REUTERS/Jay Nguyen/Handout

Florida Drops Fraud Charges Against Husband Adopting Wife’s Surname

Lazaro Sopena chose to take his new wife’s surame, but the Florida DMV accused him of fraud. Now Lazaro Dinh has received good news: the DMV has had a change of heart.

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Handout photo of Lazaro Sopena and Hann Dinh on their wedding day

Out Of Love, Man Takes Wife’s Name – Is Charged With Fraud

Marriage inequality can affect heterosexual couples as well, as this Florida couple found out the hard way.

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Chip Rogers & Agenda 21; courtesy of Rotten Monkey

Governor Appoints ‘Agenda 21′ Conspiracy Nut To Top Position At Georgia Public Broadcasting

The real concern should be whether or not conspiracy nut Chip Rogers will be taking over Georgia Public Broadcasting to exert ‘mind control’ over its consumers.

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Republicans Outdo Each Other For Idiocy At Clinton Benghazi Hearing

Republicans Outdo Each Other For Idiocy At Clinton Benghazi Hearing

When cross-examining Secretary Clinton, Senators Johnson and Paul end up looking more like they’re the bumbling characters from Spy v. Spy.

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Democratic Representative Introduces Two Bills To Overturn Citizens United Ruling

‘The fact is, corporations are not people. Corporations don’t breathe. They don’t have kids. And they don’t die in wars.’

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Nevada State Legislator Arrested For Shooting Threat — Just Another ‘Crazy’ Guy?

Nevada State Legislator Arrested For Shooting Threat — Just Another ‘Crazy’ Guy?

Yes, people who have a serious mental health problem should receive proper treatment, but the myths and stigmas need to be addressed.

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SURPRISE! Karl Rove Signed Up For 4 More Years Of ‘Expert’ Analysis On Fox

SURPRISE! Karl Rove Signed Up For 4 More Years Of ‘Expert’ Analysis On Fox

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Karl Rove emerges unscathed from the rubble of his election day melt-down and many scandals as one of DC’s reining pundits.

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Night time rally pushing the message; photo by Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg  @ Bloomberg

Obama Reelection Campaign Rechristens Itself ‘Organizing For Action,’ Shifting Gears Towards Activism

This move shows that those who ran the campaign understand the important lesson about organizing volunteers AFTER the election.

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Florida’s School Prayer Law – The Devil Is In the Details, Literally

Who knew that a law intended to promote Christianity in schools would open the door to Satanism?

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Battle Of The Bully Pundits – Glenn Beck And Alex Jones Duke It Out, Again (VIDEO)

Battle Of The Bully Pundits – Glenn Beck And Alex Jones Duke It Out, Again (VIDEO)

The crazies have come to roost, and this time it’s Alex Jones responding to crazy things that Glenn Beck said about him.

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