VIDEO OF THE WEEK – Kevin Spacey Tears Washington To Shreds

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House of Cards star riffs on Congress.

Washington Governor Suspends Death Penalty, Citing ‘Too Many Flaws In The System’

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Governor Jay Inslee said, “In death penalty cases, I’m not convinced equal justice is being served.”

Letter from the New GMP Politics Editors

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Often, when people say “politics” or “political,” they spit the words out like bitter pills. And, rightfully so.

Students Victimized for Perceived Sexual Orientation

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A new study finds that students bullied because they are believed to be gay are much more likely than others to be suicidal and depressed.

Republican Senators File Bill to Legalize Discrimination Against LGBT Citizens of Washington State

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Senator Ed Murray said, “I don’t think we want to go into our civil rights laws and decide who gets served and who doesn’t get served.”

AFP: US Strategy Takes Korean Crisis Into New Territory

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Soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula have seen dire North Korean threats met with an unusually assertive US response that analysts warn could take a familiar game into dangerous territory.

Black Male Teachers Aren’t the Only Answer

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National percentages of black male teachers and administrators are extremely low. Explore common problems and common sense solutions regarding poor performance of black boys in American schools.

Hunch Sends Two Fisherman Into the Woods, Where They Find a Car Wreck and Two Children Under 5

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The men said they have no idea what made them turn around and look into the woods, but two little girls are safe because of that gut feeling.

Drowning Boys Saved by Inmates

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Jon Fowler said, “Just because we’re incarcerated doesn’t mean we’re bad people.”

Military is Considering Extending Certain Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses

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No military family, whether hetero- or homosexual should be denied benefits because of outdated regulations.

Teachers Refusing to Give Tests: Why We Should Support Garfield High School

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Dr. Emery Petchauer explains why the community should stand behind teachers who refuse to administer standardized tests in our schools.

VAWA Dies in the House of Representatives

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While everyone was so focused on the fiscal cliff, the Violence Against Women Act was allowed to die silently alone in a corner.

Man-to-Man with lawyer-turned author Clifford Garstang

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Cameron Conaway sits down with Clifford Garstang to discuss life, law, inspiration, and now, writing.

Growing Up A Son of Sarge

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In this excerpt of Mark Shriver’s book, The Good Man, he salutes his Dad and remembers the perks of being the Sargent’s son.

55 Years in School: Beyond the Beltway, A 60 hour field trip

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Carl Bosch reflects on his recent field trip to our nation’s capital with a host of 8th graders.

At What Price, Adventure? Avalanches and Extreme Sports

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When does a man’s need for adventure cross a line?