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Washington state to consider same-sex marriage in 2012

By | 11.11.11 | 12:54 pm

A day after the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) lauded Basic Rights Oregon’s decision not to push for a marriage-equality bill next year, news comes that Oregon’s northern neighbor Washington will attempt legalizing same-sex marriage in 2012.

Church leader wants all states to adopt nondiscriminatory adoption rules

By | 04.21.11 | 9:00 am

For most anti-abortion rights groups, there should only be one legal alternative to an unwanted pregnancy: putting the baby up for adoption. In the latest abortion wars, Planned Parenthood has been excoriated for providing more abortions than adoption referrals — 324,008 abortions vs. 81,492 adoption referrals in 2008, according to the More…

Poll: No Clemency Fallout for Huckabee

By | 12.10.09 | 11:52 am

Eric Kleefeld points to the new Public Policy Polling national survey that shows no dip whatsoever in former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s popularity in the wake of the Maurice Clemmons clemency controversy. He’s still the best-liked national Republican figure, and the one who polls the best More…

Huckabee’s Apology Tour

By | 12.08.09 | 9:27 am

It continues with an op-ed in The Washington Post on “Why I commuted Maurice Clemmons’s sentence.” On this issue, the problem conservatives have with Huckabee, who as governor of Arkansas freed the suspect in last month’s murder of four Washington State police officers, is his refusal to accept More…

Trouble in Hucktown

By | 11.30.09 | 10:36 am

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s response to the news that a man he granted clemency in 2000 is a suspect in yesterday’s brutal massacre of four police officers in Washington State is generating some telling comments at his HuckPAC site. Some are positive. Some of the reaction from this More…

The Failed Anti-Tax Measures of 2009

By | 11.05.09 | 11:15 am

Eric Kleefeld and Matthew Yglesias point out something that hasn’t gotten too much attention. There were two-anti tax measures on the ballot yesterday in Maine and in Washington state. In Maine, the measure failed by 20 points, and in Washington it failed by 10 points. The momentum is actually More…

Terminal Cancer Patient Becomes First Assisted Suicide Under New Washington State Law

By | 05.22.09 | 4:00 pm

The Associated Press reports:

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A 66-year-old woman with terminal cancer has become the first person to die under Washington state’s new assisted suicide law, an advocacy group said Friday. Linda Fleming, of Sequim,