The Republic of T.

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

June 28, 2013
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Forever Hold Their Peace: The Craziest Conservative DOMA Reactions

“If any of you can show just cause why these two may not lawfully be married,” goes the familiar line from the marriage liturgy, “speak now; or else for ever hold your peace.” After Wednesday, there is no just cause … Continue reading

June 25, 2013
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Digest for June 25th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for June 25th from 11:35 to 11:43: Kevin Cathcart: From Criminals to Newlyweds in 10 Years – Question: In 10 years, … Continue reading

June 25, 2013
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Finishing The March: African-Americans and the Jobs Deficit

In “The Unfinished March,” the first in a series reports from the Economic Policy Institute, economist Algernon Austin outlines the “unfinished business” of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Progress on civil rights, such as voting rights … Continue reading

June 21, 2013
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How Conservatives LIke E.W. Jackson Damage Black Families

Republicans have a long and peculiar relationship with America’s “peculiar institution.” White conservatives can’t stop talking about it. One minute they declare that African-Americans should “get over slavery,” The next minute, they  suggest that Blacks should be grateful for slavery, as their … Continue reading

June 19, 2013
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Reformed to Death: More On the Catastrophic Success of Welfare Reform

When Paul Ryan first introduced his first “Path to Prosperity” budget proposal, he framed it as an attempt to build upon “successful” welfare reform of the late 1990s. At the time, I wrote that “welfare reform” was a “catastrophic success,” … Continue reading

June 17, 2013
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Digest for June 17th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for June 17th from 13:43 to 14:10: Bring on the Daddy Wars – Good news, dads who co-parent and take responsibility … Continue reading

June 17, 2013
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Austerity Battle Heating Up In Greece

Last week, when thousands of Greeks took to the streets to protest the Greek government’s austerity driven shut-down the state-run television broadcaster, ERT, I asked whether the latest European backlash against austerity would begin to turn the tide against austerity. … Continue reading

June 17, 2013
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Digest for June 4th through June 17th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for June 4th through June 17th: The Declining Demand for Husbands – The marriage market might work better if men were … Continue reading

June 14, 2013
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On TV: Talking Breadwinning Women, Immigration, Surrogacy and the Single Dad on “To The Contrary”

Today I had the honor of being one of few men to join the panel on WETA’s “To The Contrary,” with Bonnie Erbe, for a Father’s Day edition of the normally all-female news analysis program. (The show will air later … Continue reading

June 13, 2013
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With The Closure of Its Public Broadcaster, Will Greece Fade to Black Under Auserity?

The IMF has “acknowledged major mistakes” in Greece’s bailout, and admitted to seriously underestimating the severity of Greece’s downturn. Yet the Greek government continues with draconian spending cuts, in order to comply with the austerity measure’s based upon those  “major … Continue reading