Melanie Breault
Melanie Breault
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Military Sexual Assault is a Growing Problem, But We're Not Doing Anything About It

Our veterans fight for our rights. We should do the same for them.

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Is Obama Approval Rating Making Him As Politically Toxic As Bush?

It's no surprise that Wendy Davis is staying far away from the president.

ENDA: A Landmark Gay Rights Bill is Set to Pass — If Republicans Would Listen to Their Constituents

The future of an equal employment playing field is in the hands of lawmakers who refuse to represent their constituents' interests.
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5 Reasons College is Not Right For Everyone

We all may not be Neil Degrasse Tyson or Warren Buffet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be as successful as them. And, we can even do it without all their schooling.
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Virginia Gay Marriage Ban Will Be Struck Down, If Millennials Have Their Way

As younger voters move into Virginia, they bring with them a more socially liberal mindset. Now, 56% of likely voters oppose the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
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New Jersey Gay Marriage is the Beginning Of a Marriage Equality Trend

The president of the Human Rights Campaign has promised "within five years, we will bring marriage equality to all 50 states in the U.S.” These five legal battles show he's right.

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Debt Ceiling 2013: Start Caring, Millennials, Or We'll Pay the Price

Some strong, young voices have emerged from this debate, but definitely not enough.
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Janet Yellen, Mary Jo White, and Christine Lagarde Shatter Gender Stereotypes

Janet Yellen's nomination to the Federal Reserve follows several other high-profile women taking over postitions historically held by men. The old stereotypes are falling.
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Revenge Porn Illegal? New Laws May Not Be Vengeful Enough

While some may say California Senate Bill No. 255 is a step in the right direction to fight revenge porn, many others think it leaves too many victims paralyzed.

What Obamacare Means For Me: Prevention and Peace Of Mind

What is wrong with a marketplace of health plans offering preventative care, support for women's services, and extended coverage for young adults?
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This Study Confirms Everything You Thought About Lesbian Parents

If you think lesbian and gay parents are just as good — if not better — than heterosexual parents, then you’d be right!

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Company Accused of Allowing Prison Rape, Now Charged With Investigating It

The ACA hasn't been doing a very good job of preventing prison rape in this country, but let's put them in charge of investigating it anyway.
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Is Your State Fighting to Protect These Puppies?

While some states are finding ways to protect our puppy companions, others are dropping the ball.
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Why Malala Yousafzai Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, Not Just the Kiddie Version

Those who aren't convinced that this young education advocate should receive the Nobel Peace Prize should read this.
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The 5 People You Should Be Thanking On Labor Day

While we enjoy the sweet sounds of summer jams by the pool this Monday, let us remember those who made this day a reality.
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Fast Food Workers Deserve a Living Wage, So Let's Give It to Them

Some people think asking for $15 an hour is too much for fast food employees. But let's see them try to live off of that salary.

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5 Reasons Everyone's Talking About Malala Yousafzai's New Book

Here are 5 reasons why you should be on the look out for this inspirational young girl's book about her fight for universal education.
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This is What College Would Look Like If It Were Founded By Elon Musk

Do we Americans really want to risk losing innovative minds such as Elon Musk and Sergey Brin over residency issues?

Is This What the End Of Freedom Of the Press Looks Like?

As the culture of corporate ownership of major media publications continues, it brings up interesting questions of what press freedom will look like in the future.
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The Dismal State Of the Global Middle Class, In One Chart

Well, it's actually not just one chart. All sorts of shiny graphics and videos can help us understand just how screwed the middle class is.