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Chick-fil-A day: Don’t boycott. Infiltrate.

In her On Faith column, Sally Quinn of The Washington Post cites Bishop Gene Robinson’s God Believes in Love in her response to Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s remarks on gay marriage.

Bishop Robinson: “Can anyone imagine that Jesus would denounce and decry two men or two women who have fallen in love, have promised to live in a faithful, monogamous lifelong intentioned relationship and now seek the civil status and the church’s sacrament of marriage? I cannot.”

Janine Di Giovanni, the foreign correspondent and author of Ghosts by Daylight, has just returned from Syria. In The New York Times, she writes about life during wartime. Make it your #fridayreads.

Janine Di Giovanni, the foreign correspondent and author of Ghosts by Daylight, has just returned from Syria. In The New York Times, she writes about life during wartime. Make it your #fridayreads.

theatlantic:

Yes, America, We Have Executed an Innocent Man

At 11 p.m Monday, the Columbia University Human Rights Review published and posted its Spring 2012 issue — devoted entirely to a single piece of work about the life and death of two troubled and troublesome South Texas men. In explaining to their readers why an entire issue would be devoted to just one story, the editors of the Review said straightly that the “gravity of the subject matter of the Article and the possible far-reaching policy ramifications of its publication necessitated this decision.” […]
The Review article is an astonishing blend of narrative journalism, legal research, and gumshoe detective work. And it ought to end all reasonable debate in this country about whether an innocent man or woman has yet been executed in America since the modern capital punishment regime was recognized by the Supreme Court in 1976. The article is also a clear and powerful retort to Justice Scalia in Kansas v. Marsh: Our capital cases don’t have nearly the procedural safeguards he wants to pretend they do.
Read more. [Image: Corpus Christi Police Department]


Read The Atlantic article, then read Ray Bonner’s Anatomy of Injustice. Should we place lives in the hands of a fallible justice system?

theatlantic:

Yes, America, We Have Executed an Innocent Man

At 11 p.m Monday, the Columbia University Human Rights Review published and posted its Spring 2012 issue — devoted entirely to a single piece of work about the life and death of two troubled and troublesome South Texas men. In explaining to their readers why an entire issue would be devoted to just one story, the editors of the Review said straightly that the “gravity of the subject matter of the Article and the possible far-reaching policy ramifications of its publication necessitated this decision.” […]

The Review article is an astonishing blend of narrative journalism, legal research, and gumshoe detective work. And it ought to end all reasonable debate in this country about whether an innocent man or woman has yet been executed in America since the modern capital punishment regime was recognized by the Supreme Court in 1976. The article is also a clear and powerful retort to Justice Scalia in Kansas v. Marsh: Our capital cases don’t have nearly the procedural safeguards he wants to pretend they do.

Read more. [Image: Corpus Christi Police Department]

Read The Atlantic article, then read Ray Bonner’s Anatomy of Injustice. Should we place lives in the hands of a fallible justice system?

Biden Backs Same-Sex Marriage

Joe Biden’s public support of same-sex marriage is just one of several recent high-profile endorsements. This fall, Knopf will publish a religious argument for same-sex marriage by Gene Robinson, the Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church and the first openly gay person elected to the historic episcopate. Find out more about God Believes in Love.

robertreich:

How will you get beyond the outrage? Share your ideas, actions, and long-term goals on Tumblr and Twitter using the hashtag #BEYONDOUTRAGE or on my Facebook page.

robertreich:

How will you get beyond the outrage? Share your ideas, actions, and long-term goals on Tumblr and Twitter using the hashtag #BEYONDOUTRAGE or on my Facebook page.

robertreich:

Tweet Bill O’Reilly (@oreillyfactor) and tell him to man up and debate me.
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This would be a pay-per-view-worthy matchup. Make it happen!

robertreich:

Tweet Bill O’Reilly (@oreillyfactor) and tell him to man up and debate me.

#BEYONDOUTRAGE

This would be a pay-per-view-worthy matchup. Make it happen!

robertreich:

Beyond Outrage is now available! Please check it out, spread the word, and share your ideas on how to get #BeyondOutrage on Twitter and Facebook.

robertreich:

Beyond Outrage is now available! Please check it out, spread the word, and share your ideas on how to get #BeyondOutrage on Twitter and Facebook.

Robert Reich's eBook exclusive, Beyond Outrage, is now available. Find out how Americans can get beyond mere outrage about the nation’s increasingly concentrated wealth and corrupt politics in order to mobilize and take back our economy and democracy. The first step? Stopping the cycle of political cynicism. Watch this video to find out how.