Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for March 16th through March 18th:
- Americans Would Rather Vote For A President Who Supports Gay Marriage – Support for gay marriage has become the majority opinion, and voters now also say they're more likely to reject a presidential candidate opposed to gay marriage than one who backs it — something gay marriage advocates hope marks a political tipping point for 2016.
- America’s Willful Ignorance of Our History of Lynching Feeds Racial Hatred – National condemnation of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma has a cruel irony that highlights a painful truth: By singly condemning individual racist acts and refusing to talk openly about our country’s complex relationship to anti-black violence, we allow racial hatred to fester under our noses.
- GOP’s “screw the poor” budget: Republicans plan some serious pain for low-income Americans – The new GOP budget seeks to slash Medicaid spending and coverage, and in return will provide nothing.
- What a relief to have Dolce and Gabbana tell me I can now let go of my silly gay politics – I have been given permission to embrace the homophobe within by the fashion designers and Tory London mayoral hopeful Ivan Massow. Hurrah for progress.
- Good Obamacare news is driving Republicans insane – Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), the guy who wants President Obama to stop talking about the good stuff that has come with Obamacare has another "Shut up!!! Shut up!!!!" moment following Monday's announcement that the uninsured rate has dropped by 35 percent since the law was enacted, and 16.4 million people have gained insurance through the law. Nonsense, says Barrasso.
- House GOP budget shortchanges the nation’s most needy, per usual – Nailed it. Once again, Republicans are using their budget proposal to shortchange the most vulnerable in order to save money.
- Why I didn’t call the police when I saw two black boys with guns next door – My husband’s instinct was to call law enforcement, but that didn’t seem like the solution. Especially after Tamir Rice.