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Ask a libertarian: gay marriage and religious freedom

The Supreme Court last Friday issued their decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, removing all laws and state amendments denying marriage licenses to gay couples. Voices in the religious right, from Republican presidential hopefuls to public officials to religious leaders, all lined up to claim the decision violates their religious liberties. The ACLU announced it would no longer defend religious freedom laws like the Religious Freedom Restoration Act because "religious liberty doesn’t mean the right to discriminate or to impose one’s views on others."

On inclusivity and tolerance

Last Wednesday, Elia Schito tweeted from his personal account, apparently referring to gender reassignment surgery:

The Snowden hit piece author ironically explains why we need Snowden

CNN aired an interview with the Sunday Times' correspondent Tom Harper about his journalism-free Edward Snowden hit piece (behind a paywall - here's the full text) from yesterday:

Why campaign finance reform is doomed to fail

The Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC prompts my liberal interlocutors to start frothing at the mouth. It's clear to anybody of any political bent that the very cozy relationship between big business and big government corrodes our republic, that the channeling of money and favors to lawmakers and decision makers merits labels like bribery and corruption. But I don't see the Citizens United decision the way they do.

Murder. That's what it is.

Those of us who pay attention to the criminal-justice/police-militarization blogosphere all just... gasped... at this: