The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

November 28, 2012
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Grover’s Not Over Yet

For years progressive have simultaneously envied and despised Grover Norquist for his ability to organize conservatives and keep them organized, and more recently for the power his anti-tax pledge held over Republicans. So it’s understandable that we might celebrate the … Continue reading

November 27, 2012
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Digest for November 27th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 27th from 16:16 to 16:32: When Right-Wing Blather Killed – 50 reasons to boycott the Church – Don’t … Continue reading

November 26, 2012
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Digest for November 26th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 26th from 13:47 to 13:48: When conservatives talk about ideas, they euphemistically rely on abstractions — because it … Continue reading

November 26, 2012
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Digest for November 26th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 26th from 13:40 to 13:46: Race, Class, and Climate Change in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy – Op-Ed … Continue reading

November 21, 2012
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Digest for November 21st

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 21st from 09:21 to 09:35: The Importance of the Rubio Statement – The Rubio statement proves that the … Continue reading

November 20, 2012
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Alliance Defending Freedom Should Clean Its Own House

Never admitting defeat, even at the ballot box, the anti-gay right is now telling clerks in Maryland, Washington, and Main how to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The conservative legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is advising clerks in … Continue reading

November 16, 2012
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Digest for November 16th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 16th from 13:15 to 13:23: Romney’s Comments in History – The Daily Beast – "It's almost too easy … Continue reading

November 16, 2012
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Digest for November 13th through November 16th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 13th through November 16th: Behind Occupy’s Rolling Jubilee Debt Campaign, Personal Finance Book For Debtors And Defaulters – … Continue reading

November 13, 2012
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Digest for November 13th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 13th from 15:55 to 16:20: The Business of the Ideological Media Is Business – Conservative media is a … Continue reading

November 8, 2012
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A Nation In Progress

In the words of the old spiritual, “My Lord, what a morning!” Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign was defined by an iconic poster bearing the single word: “Change.” Obama’s victory in 2008 signified how much America had already changed enough to … Continue reading

November 7, 2012
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Digest for November 7th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 7th from 16:50 to 16:56: Why Romney lost: He couldn’t separate himself from the Republican Party’s growing extremism. … Continue reading

November 7, 2012
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The Fox Meltdown

I’ll have more to say about the election results later. But I wanted to share this. I didn’t watch the returns come in on television last night, because my nerves just couldn’t take it — especially with marriage equailty in … Continue reading

November 5, 2012
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Obama’s Closing Argument: The Winning Message

When it comes to politics, it ain’t over ’til its’ over. And even then it may not be over. With the presidential election just days away, the contest remains close enough to ensure some jangled nerves and nail-biting among Republicans and … Continue reading