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Links for 08/05/16


First, a clarification. I received a note from Kristina Arriaga, the executive director of the Becket Fund, who was concerned that in my article yesterday, readers might have thought I was tagging Becket Fund with Trump's anti-Muslim attacks. To be clear, Becket worked with the Knights of Columbus and the U.S. bishops on the HHS mandate. They have been wonderful fighting for the religious rights of Muslims, including last year's Supreme Court case Holt v. Hobbs. It was Carl Anderson, not Becket Fund, whom I chided for failing to mention Trump's anti-Muslim bigotry. 

Links for 08/03/16


Good news from Kansas: Tea Party incumbent Cong. Tom Huelskamp lost his Republican primary yesterday to a moderate. Additionally, sixteen "Brownback" members of the state legislature were also defeated in their primaries, losing to more moderate Republicans. A sane, moderate Republican is a priceless commodity these days. Let's hope we can find them in places other than Kansas. 


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