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Todd Akin's "Legitimate" Rape Statement Not a Gaffe | Ohio GOP Chair Opposes Early Voting that Might Help African Americans | Augusta Golf Club Admits Women Members



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The Augusta National Golf Club has been open since 1932, yet has never allowed women into its ranks, despite many advances in women's rights since it opened its doors.

By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | AlterNet

The battle for voting rights in 2012 is getting nastier and growing far beyond the fight over whether specific state-issued ID is needed to get into a polling place voting booth.

By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet

Rep. Todd Akin's (R-MO) spiritual mentor Reverend D.

By Zack Beauchamp | ThinkProgress

 

By Ed Kilgore | The Washington Monthly

The first thing you need to know about Newsweek's latest cover story, "Hit the Road Barack": it was written by Niall Ferguson, a professor at Harvard University who was on the losing end o

The Republicans' "budget czar" might have a radical take on the budget—you know, slashing social programs while also slashing rich-people taxes—but it also seems that he has a selective me

By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | AlterNet

 

By Romain Raynaldy | Agence France Presse

Ask most members of the political establishment which political party is the home of neurotics and neurasthenics, and the answer will be obvious: the Democrats.

By Steve M | No More Mister Nice Blog

The 716 billion dollar lie is the central line of defense.

By Booman | Booman Tribune

This week on the AlterNet Radio Hour, it's all about Romney-Ryan -- the Bain/ Pain ticket.

By * Staff | AlterNet
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