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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stories to Watch: 4/22/14

Today's Earth Day headline, courtesy of National Journal: "Not a Single Republican Has Mentioned Earth Day in Congress Since 2010."

Global warming will hit Florida especially hard. Might be a good time to stop voting for Republicans there.

Sonia Sotomayor's dissent in today's Affirmative Action ruling pulls no punches. She is not happy -- and she's completely correct.

Republican Senator John Boozman of Arkansas undergoes emergency heart surgery. He's expected to make a full recovery.

Is Republican opposition to marriage equality crumbling?

The conception mandate in Obamacare is actually very popular.

Finally, Canada's middle class surpasses America's for wealth, while a new study shows that one in three US deaths is the direct result of income inequality. Pointing this out is, of course, "class warfare" -- except the last time inequality was this bad, angry French mobs dragged guillotines through the streets looking for the "job creators." I'll take the "let's do something rational to fix this" approach over actual class warfare any day.

[cartoon via McClatchy Newspapers]

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