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Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Homosexuality Is Like Alcoholism

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He may have driven over state lines in a Tesla, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry again demonstrated that he is clearly living in another era -- one that a vast swath of the country has already left behind -- during a speech in San Francisco on Wednesday night at the Commonwealth Club of California.

Why U.S. v. Arizona Matters
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Some metrics drawn from football metaphors might help to convey more clearly the magnitude of Judge Bolton’s ruling. If a lawsuit was scored like a football game, the score might be of this magnitude: United States 48, Arizona 6. If a lawsuit was scored like a football game, the score might be of this magnitude: United States 48, Arizona 6.

Could Pot Topple the Tea Party?

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The tea party is still less a party than a loose coalition, offering both opportunity for expansion and the threat of division. Take, for example, one growing states' rights issue that might pose some problems this election season: the legalization of marijuana.

14 States Take Health Care Bill to Court

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The attorneys general of Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Virginia are suing over the health care reform bill, citing state sovereignty and alleging federal overreach under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.

Cheney Backs Gay Marriage

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"Freedom means freedom for everyone," says Dick Cheney. Even the prince of darkness loves his gay daughter. But as long as we're all getting freedom, can we have our habeas corpus back?

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