Video of the Week

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/46766656#46766656  

This is a long segment, but it's worth watching. Part of the reason I love Maddow is that she is unparalleled in her coverage of state laws that roll back reproductive rights for millions of women.

It is because of this issue (though, not by itself) that I am convinced that handing off governance of some things to the state is disastrous for personal liberty. Being from South Dakota, this is even more evident - especially when it comes to minority populations like gay men and women and our (quite substantial) Native population.