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The Snob Talks Devious Maids, Paula Deen on NPR

Wednesday, The Snob made a return to the Beauty Shop on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin. We talked the new Eva Longoria produced show, Lifetime's Devious Maids, and whether or not it was more like "Devious Stereotypes." We discussed the recent Supreme Court rulings and the whole Paula Deen debacle. I was joined in the beauty shop with fellow regulars Viviana Hurtado, blogger-in-chief of the website The Wise Latina Club; Jane Delgado, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and Bridget Johnson, editor for PJ Media.

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Could DOMA Be Dead?

The Supreme CourtFor the conservatives on the court it's a "State's Rights" issue and for the liberals it's a "Civil Rights" issue, but both those points-of-view could spell the end of the Congress-created Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 (aka DOMA) as federal law. 

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Supreme Court Upholds Obama's Health Care Reform Law

Source: Twitter, via user @delrayser

It boiled down to the government has the right levy a tax. But considering that the government already has multiple social welfare programs going involving health care -- from Medicare to Medicaid to veterans' health care, etc. -- I was always more surprised that people were fighting the legality of it in court rather than hashing it out in Congress to modify the existing law. But in a 5-4 decision where Chief Justice John Roberts joined Justices Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor in upholding the law, the signature legislation of the Obama Administration was allowed to remain unchanged. The descending votes came, unsurprisingly from Justices Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, who felt the law was an overreach and should have been struck down completely.

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