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How Texas Got to Be Big Red

Conventional wisdom says Texas went Republican when the Democrats endorsed civil rights. Historian Robert Wuthnow says the shift started much earlier and was driven by religion.

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Putin’s Useful (British) Idiots

From Neville Chamberlain to the pages of today’s Guardian, many members of the British elite, left and right, have proved themselves suckers for totalitarianism.

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Kissing the Corpses in Ebola Country

Ebola victims are most infectious right after death—which means that West African burial practices, where families touch the bodies, are spreading the disease like wildfire.

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Iran’s New Gay Executions

Conservatives may be the ones voicing the loudest outrage at the hanging of two gay Iranian men—but not because they’ve suddenly become supporters of LGBT human rights.

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Dita, My Breasts Are All Yours

Earlier this week, a Daily Beast writer criticized Dita Von Teese’s range of new ‘sexy’ maternity bras for women. Here, another writer says the burlesque model has got it right.

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Ukraine Denies Grad Rocket Attacks

Grad rockets pounded Donetsk and Luhansk this week and human rights monitors say Kiev is behind the carnage—but Ukraine’s new defense minister tells The Daily Beast his forces are not to blame.

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Hillary’s Gay-Marriage Divide

She’d leave the decision to states, though many activists—and a growing number of Americans—view it as a constitutional right. Can she keep everyone on board for 2016?

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Nellie Bly, Feminist Trailblazer

Even if you hated spunk, you would have to love the adventurous, forthright journalist who called herself Nellie Bly.

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Church of England OKs Female Bishops

For the first time in almost two millennia, the church will allow women to hold some of its highest positions. That doesn’t sit well with the right, which has put up with years of liberalization.

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Crowdsourcing Human Rights

A new internet tool seeks to put activists in closed societies in touch with skilled people in the free world who can help them. It’s crowdsourcing for human rights.

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The GOP Flees to the Cleve

Cleveland is indeed emblematic of the right’s mainstream, only in all the wrong ways.

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ENDA Killed by Friendly Fire

Still reeling from the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling and its implications for creeping religious exemptions on civil rights, LGBT groups pulled their support for the bill Tuesday.

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The Exoplanet That Wasn’t There

Scientists were excited about the possibility of the first rocky exoplanet—but it turns out, they weren’t quite right.

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Girls Just Want to Have Birth Control

The Hobby Lobby decision makes clear that this isn’t an argument about religious liberties—it’s a rejection of women’s rights across the board.

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Hong Kong Rocks for the Right to Vote

Casting ballots online by the hundreds of thousands, and taking to the streets en masse, Hongkongers are fighting to hang on to their rights. But Beijing asks “do they love their country?”

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Hobby Lobby Win Hurts Religious Liberty

In a huge shift, the Supreme Court evaluated the whether a religious belief is valid. Does the right really want government to play high priest?

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Murdoch’s Big Bet on the Next World Cup

Fox Sports outbid ESPN and NBC for the rights to the next World Cup, counting on even greater soccermania four years from now.

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A Woman Worth More Than All Libya’s Men

A Libyan women’s rights activist pays tribute to slain defender of democracy, Sawa Bugaighis, who was stabbed and shot to death in her home on the day of the country’s general election.

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Mike Pence, Dark Horse in Training

He’s the increasing rare Republican who doesn’t outright frighten the electorate. And the way things are going, the Indiana governor might end up being the last candidate standing.

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NYC Lets immigrants Lawyer Up

New York City is now the first place in the country where poor, detained immigrants facing deportation will have the right to free legal council.

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