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Kansas Lawmaker Third in State to Leave Republican Party

Hayley Miller Huffington Post
Kansas State Sen. Dinah Sykes, one of at least three former Republican Kansas lawmakers to defect to the Democratic Party last month, wrote that she could no longer ignore the divisive rhetoric pushed by some of her right-leaning colleagues.

Tidbits - March 31, 2016 - Reader Comments: Bernie, Hillary and AIPAC; Small Jails; Newspaper Guild; Ireland; Yemen; Cuba flights; announcements; and more...

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Reader Comments: Bernie, Hillary and AIPAC; GOP Tax Plans; What Americans Don't Get About Nordic Countries; Rekia Boyd - Still Waiting for Justice; The Rise of 1,000 Small Jails; Chinese Daily News Workers and The Newspaper Guild; Ireland's 1916 Easter Rebellion; TPP; Yemen; Drones; This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas; Flights to Cuba Are Getting Cheaper; Announcements: New York; Raleigh (NC); Oakland (CA); Bethlehem (PA); SUNY Stony Brook; and more...

Tidbits - October 8, 2015 - Ethel Rosenberg Celebrated; Elizabeth Warren and #BLM; The Obama Presidency; Racist Violence - in Kansas; Syriza and its 'Left' Critics; Pope Francis; Announcements; and more...

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Reader Comments: Ethel Rosenberg Celebrated in New York City; Elizabeth Warren and #BlackLivesMatter; The Obama Presidency - Afghanistan, Kunduz Hospital Bombing, Arne Duncan and 'Educational Reform' - Not; Racist Violence - in Kansas; Syriza and its 'Left' Critics; Pope Francis and Kim Davis; Announcements - New York City, Albany (NY) and Oakland (CA)

Tidbits - June 4, 2015 - Korean War End?; Spanish elections; Puerto Rico; Oscar López Rivera; Emmy Noether; Gaza Peace Concert; Tiananmen Square; Angela Acquitted; more...

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Reader Comments: Can Women End Korean War?; Countess vs. Communist-Battle to Become Madrid's Mayor; How the United States Strangled Puerto Rico; Obama's Human and Moral Challenge: Oscar López Rivera; The Press and Bernie Sanders; The Female Mathematician Who Changed the Course of Physics; Appeal by Dr. Kristin Neuhaus, successor to Dr. George Tiller; Cross Borders Concert at the Gaza Strip border; Today in History - Tiananmen Square Massacre; Angela Davis Acquitted

Dr. Cheryl Chastine of South Wind Women’s Center Talks Reproductive Justice and Not Backing Down

Renee Bracey Sherman RH Reality Check
Dr. Cheryl Chastine represents the future of abortion care; she infuses reproductive justice values and transgender patient care into her practice. She has given up a lot, personally and professionally, to provide care to her patients, but she refuses to back down due to threats or intimidation. She fights back by providing the best possible care to her patients.

GOP Governor Implements GOP Economics, Disaster Ensues

By Paul Waldman Washington Post
In many ways, Brownback’s term has been a perfect experiment in Republican governance. Take a crusading conservative governor, give him a legislature with Republican super-majorities so he can do pretty much whatever he wants, and let him implement the right’s wish list. The result was supposed to be a nirvana of economic growth and budgetary stability. But the opposite happened.
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