Author Archives: Alex Chrum

About Alex Chrum

St. Louis. Left of liberal. Feminist. Bookworm. Hockey fan.

Top HealthCare.gov Security Official Steps Down

A top official involved in the failed rollout of the HealthCare.gov health insurance marketplace is resigning from his position, this according to an announcement made by the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) on Wednesday. As Chief Information Officer … Continue reading

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Illinois Lawmakers Approve Gay Marriage

On Tuesday, Illinois lawmakers approved a bill that will soon make that state the 15th in the country to legalize gay marriage. The bill, introduced by Senator Heather Steans (D) in January of this year, originally passed the Senate in … Continue reading

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Rand Paul: Plagiarizer?

Last week, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow publicly accused Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) of plagiarizing parts of his October 28 speech at Liberty University from the reference site Wikipedia. Just days later, BuzzFeed also reported that Paul copied an entire section … Continue reading

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New Snowden Leak: NSA Taps Google and Yahoo Servers

A new report in the Washington Post Wednesday reveals that the NSA has secretly tapped Google and Yahoo’s overseas servers, this according to documents leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden. According to a top-secret accounting dated Jan. 9, 2013, the … Continue reading

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Senate May Soon Pass Employment Nondiscrimination Act

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced Monday that the U.S. Senate will soon vote on legislation that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) … Continue reading

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White House Issues First Formal Apology for HealthCare.gov Website

The White House has issued its first formal apology for the failed HealthCare.gov rollout in a congressional hearing on the topic this Tuesday. Marilyn Tavenner, who runs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was the first official to testify … Continue reading

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Prop 8, DOMA, & the Supreme Court: What’s at Stake? Gay Marriage, Gay Rights & the Constitution

This week, the Supreme Court will hear two landmark cases that have the potential to shape the future of America and LGBTQ rights around the globe. On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, the court will hear a case on the constitutionality of … Continue reading

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Gun Ownership and Crime: Honest Stats Reveal No Connection

Note: The following is a post written by Debate.org member Ore_Ele. Over the past few years, numerous high-profile shootings have brought gun control back to the forefront of our national discussion, right up there with immigration, national debt, and even … Continue reading

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Romney’s ’47 Percent’ Comment Proves He’s Out of Touch With the American Middle Class

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is scrambling to make amends with the American public Tuesday, just hours after nonprofit investigative news magazine “Mother Jones” leaked a video of him at a private Florida fundraiser last May openly expressing his resentment … Continue reading

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Todd Akin and ‘Legitimate Rape:’ The Controversy in Quotes

By now, most everyone has heard Missouri Congressman Todd Akin’s highly-publicized remarks on abortion and “legitimate rape.” The comments, delivered on local Fox news show “The Jaco Report,” have incurred a wrath of negative backlash from liberals and conservatives alike. … Continue reading

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