May 18, 2016
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Founding father Thomas Jefferson is often credited with saying, “The government closest to the people serves them best.” Republicans in North Carolina — and elsewhere — think they know better.
May 13, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: True Colors Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says that selecting a well known white nationalist as one of its delegates in California, was due to a “technical error.” But it was really Trump’s campaign showing its true … Continue reading
May 10, 2016
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A week after Ted Cruz’s defended it in a failed attempt to boost his presidential bid, the battle over North Carolina’s anti-LGBT “bathroom bill” is exposing fissures in the conservative movement.
May 6, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Trumped This week saw the end of both Ted Cruz’s and John Kasich’s presidential campaigns, as well as the death of modern conservatism — killed off by a guy who bears more than a passing resemblance … Continue reading
May 4, 2016
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Today, President Obama is visiting Flint, Michigan for the first time since state officials revealed that the city’s water was contained with lead. The president was invited to Flint not by Michigan’s Republican governor, Rick Snyder, but by eight-year-old Mari … Continue reading
April 25, 2016
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In his poem, “For My Own Protection,” the late black, gay poet Essex Hemphill wrote: I want to start an organization to save my life. If whales, snails, dogs, cats Chrysler and Nixon can be saved, the lives of Black … Continue reading
April 22, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Who’s In Your Wallet? For eight years, wingnuts had to deal with the reality of a black man in the White House. Now, it looks like there will be a black woman in their wallets. They’re … Continue reading
April 15, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Out Of Business Governor Pat McCrory’s sleight of hand won’t fix North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, save his political career, or keep his state from hemorrhaging jobs and money. If the law isn’t repealed, McCrory may have … Continue reading
April 12, 2016
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Kasich Nixes North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT law, But He’s Still No Moderate. Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says he wouldn’t have signed North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law. That still doesn’t make him the moderate he wants people to … Continue reading
April 8, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Southern Inhospitality This week the South rose again and tried to go back in time about 50 year, as several former confederate states tried to legislate a queer new twist on Jim Crow; so much for … Continue reading
April 1, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: Donald Trump’s Scarlet Letter This week, the problem wasn’t that Donald Trump believes women who have abortions after Roe v. Wade is overturned should be punished. The problem was that he said it out loud.
March 31, 2016
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On a road trip to visit relatives in Georgia, our family travelled across the states that have become the newest battlegrounds in the last phase of the “culture wars.”
March 21, 2016
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What Will Discrimination Cost Georgia? Fifty-two years after Lester Maddox famously chased African-American’s out of his restaurant with an ax handle, the phrase “We don’t serve your kind here,” may be heard once again in Georgia.
March 16, 2016
Will Washington Learn What Public Transit Is Worth? The 24-hour closure of the number one transit system in the nation sent Washington into panic, and underscored the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure.
March 4, 2016
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Locker Room Debate After Thursday night’s performance in Detroit, the next Republican presidential debate may as well be held in a middle school boys locker room. It couldn’t have been more juvenile, unless the candidates … Continue reading
March 3, 2016
It’s Too Late for The GOP to Stop Trump, But Not For Progressives It’s too late for the Republican Party to stop Donald Trump. After Super Tuesday, it’s up to progressives to stop Trump. Fortunately, Van Jones showed us where … Continue reading
February 26, 2016
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Thursday night’s tenth GOP presidential debate was, ironically, best summed up by CNN’s closed captioner for the hearing impaired. Last night’s Republican presidential debate was many things, but you only need to watch about 30 seconds to get the gist … Continue reading
February 24, 2016
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Black Votes Matter, Because Black Lives Matter In the 2016 presidential primary, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders can’t afford to take African-American votes for granted. With the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary behind them, both Clinton … Continue reading
February 16, 2016
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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
February 12, 2016
Wingnut Week In Review: The Last Roundup Give the feds credit. Playing the long game in the Oregon standoff worked. Not only did they bring in the last of the wannabe “militiamen” without giving them what they wanted, federal agents … Continue reading