April 12, 2016
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
March 31, 2016
Comments Off on LGBT Families Caught in the GOP’s Culture War Rift
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
Comments Off on What Will Discrimination Cost Georgia?
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.
October 15, 2015
Comments Off on 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.
September 15, 2015
Comments Off on Why Conservatives Want the Kim Davis Saga To Be Over
Why Conservatives Want the Kim Davis Saga To Be Over Anti-gay Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis has gone back to work, and back to square one. Although she shows no signs of going away, conservatives want Davis’ saga to be … Continue reading
September 11, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: The Truth Hurts
Things got ugly this week, when Fox News anchor Shep Smith told the truth about Kentucky county clerk, and anti-gay theocrat, Kim Davis. The truth hurts, and wingnuts didn’t like it one bit.
September 9, 2015
Comments Off on Why Kim Davis Isn’t Quite The Martyr She Intended To Be
Why Kim Davis Isn’t Quite The Martyr She Intended To Be Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, seemed set to become a full fledge right-wing martyr/saint. Then a funny thing happened … Continue reading
June 29, 2015
Comments Off on The Worst Wingnut Reactions to Marriage Equality
The Worst Wingnut Reactions to Marriage Equality There was much rejoicing among proponents of equality and fairness on Friday, when the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in all 50 states. Among fans of discrimination and inequality, there was despair.
June 26, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Health and Happiness
Wingnut Week In Review: Health and Happiness It’s been a rough week for right wingers. First, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. The next day, it legalized gay marriage across the country. Nothing enrages wingnuts like the “wrong” people enjoying health … Continue reading
May 28, 2015
Comments Off on Who Is George Pataki? A Primer.
George Pataki has announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, bringing the number of official candidates to eight. In case you’re among those asking “George who?”, here’s a primer. George Pataki is the former three-term governor of … Continue reading
April 28, 2015
Why The GOP Can’t Have It Both Ways on Marriage Equality Today, the Supreme Court will hear opening arguments in marriage equality cases challenging state bans on same-sex marriage. The resulting ruling could legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. A lot has … Continue reading
April 24, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Gay Panic
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in same-sex marriage cases that could result in a ruling making marriage equality the law of the land. Naturally, wingnuts have already worked themselves into a panic.
April 22, 2015
Comments Off on Will Marriage Equality Opponents Take Us Back To The “Green Book” Era?
As the Supreme Court takes up marriage equality again, conservatives are preparing for a likely landmark ruling by trying to bring back a phrase that once haunted black families: “We don’t serve your kind here.” Last week, my husband and … Continue reading
April 1, 2015
Comments Off on The Backlash Against Discrimination And GOP’s “Indiana” Problem
The powerful grassroots backlash against Indiana’s anti-gay “religious freedom” law is yielding results and inspiring hope. Right-wing supporters of the law were seemingly caught unawares by a grassroots response that’s put them on the defensive. On Monday, the Georgia House … Continue reading
February 13, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Standing in the Courthouse Door
Standing in the Courthouse Door After a federal judge struck down Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage, “Ten Commandments” judge Roy Moore channelled governor George Wallace, and all the usual wingnuttery ensued. More than 50 years ago, Alabama governor George Wallace … Continue reading
October 7, 2014
Comments Off on Historic Court Decision Weds Marriage Equality To Economic Justice
Yesterday, the Supreme Court made history, by deciding not to make history. The Court rejected appeals in the marriage equality cases set to appear before it, and left intact appeals court rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans in Virginia, Utah, … Continue reading
August 4, 2014
Comments Off on “Equal By Comparison” Is Not Equality
Jessica Valenti makes an excellent point about a common right-wing tactic for arguing against equality: I’m wary of broadly painting Western women as universally less oppressed than others – there are actually many ways the US lags behind other countries … Continue reading
June 18, 2014
Comments Off on A Family-Friendly Economy Begins With A Family-Friendly Workplace
While conservatives fret over breadwinner moms and caregiver dads, Democrats are working to create a more family-friendly economy, starting with a family-friendly workplace. Continue reading
May 23, 2014
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: It Couldn’t Happen To A Nicer Guy
This week saw a number of right-wingers being pulled up short, one way or another, including some of the biggest names in wingnuttia. For each wingnut up to his tinfoil hat in trouble of his own making, we can only say, “It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.” Continue reading
May 20, 2014
Comments Off on Who Will Reach The Rising American Electorate?
The rising American electorate that twice elected Barack Obama could be a deciding factor in 2014, if either party reaches out with a message that addresses concerns of its diverse constituencies and motivates them them to vote. Continue reading