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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Stories to Watch: 4/4/13

Martin Luther and Corretta Scott King

April 4, 1968. The day we learned that killing a man does not kill a movement.

Related: King was shot while supporting Memphis sanitation workers right to collective bargaining.

Proof positive that there's no pleasing wingnuts: Pres. Obama says executive power is "constrained" by the Consitution and the rightwing blogosphere goes bananas. If he said the opposite -- AKA, the Bush/neocon "Unitary Executive theory" -- they'd be going just as nuts. Basically, they're clawing their eyes out because Obama said something. It doesn't much matter what he said.

Pew reports that it's 4:20 in America.

The "culture wars" are over. The culture warriors lost.

Pharmacy giant Walgreen's announces that they'll begin offering primary healthcare services.

File under "Things that sound great in the abstract, but are probably an extremely bad idea": Anonymous attacks North Korea.

Florida democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is the latest to come out in support of marriage equality.

Finally, you know sequestration is starting to hit home when the cuts are the subject of local news broadcasts around the nation.

[photo via Wikimedia Commons]

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