The Republic of T.

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

February 16, 2016
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How Democrats Should Have Answered Gwen Ifill’s Question on Race

With one question, moderator Gwen Ifill flipped the script on race relations in America during the last Democratic presidential debate. Now, Democrats must learn how to answer it. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff of PBS made history at the Democratic … Continue reading

December 11, 2015
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Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Let Another Crisis Go To Waste?

Faced with outrage against police violence, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel must decide whether he will turn crisis into an opportunity for accountability and healing for his city. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is famous for “Rahm’s Rule” of political crises management: … Continue reading

November 2, 2015
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BlackLivesMatter Is Winning. That’s Why Conservatives Want To Stop It

BlackLivesMatter Is Winning. That’s Why Conservatives Want To Stop It The right-wing backlash against the #BlackLivesMatter movement has intensified in recent weeks. There are two primary reasons for this: (1) black Americans are telling the truth about their lives, and … Continue reading

October 15, 2015
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Democratic Debate Proves Movements Matter

Democratic Debate Proves Movements Matter Once upon a time, progressives envied the tea party movement’s influence over Republican candidates and lawmakers. Tuesday night’s Democratic debate showcased how much progressive movements have influenced the candidates and changed the discourse.