The Republic of T.

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

July 2, 2014
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Summertime For The Working Parent

It’s a pipe dream that will never happen, but Jessica Valenti has a point that hits home with me, when she writes about the novel idea of “summer vacation for parents.” Sure, you laugh. Like I said, it’s a pipe dream that will … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
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The First Openly Gay Eagle Scout May Soon Be Out Of Scouting

As of  Monday night, a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,brave, clean, reverent, gay, and can even achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Unbeknownst to me, sometime last night Boy Scout Troop 52 announced that 17-year-old Pascal Tessier … 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 4, 2013
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The New York Times & Young Black Experience: My Media Week

It’s only Monday, and it’s been an unusual week, in a very good way. Suddenly, I’m in the media. I wasn’t looking for it, and certainly wasn’t expecting it, but two opportunities to write and talk about being a gay … Continue reading

February 2, 2012
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Poisonous Parenting: The Santorum Edition

This entry is part 26 of 26 in the series poisonous parenting

This entry is part 26 of 26 in the series poisonous parentingI mentioned earlier that I’ve been doing a bit of writing about the GOP candidates for the day job. Those posts are limited to policy issues, usually economic policy. … Continue reading

January 3, 2012
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Kids & Keys In The Car?

First there was the kid in Virgina, missing and then found after being abducted following a double murder, when the SUV he was sleeping in was stolen. Now this.

July 8, 2011
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If There Was Any Justice in This World…, Pt. 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series If There Was Any Justice

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series If There Was Any Justice Both Casey Anthony’s defense team and her parents issued statements after her acquittal. Her parents, in their statement, said something that the defense couldn’t say, … Continue reading

July 7, 2011
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If There Was Any Justice In This World…, Pt. 1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series If There Was Any Justice

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series If There Was Any Justice “If there was any justice in this world…” People usually say that when they believe they’ve witnessed a miscarriage of justice in either the legal … Continue reading

June 21, 2011
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Famous For Reproducing

Quelle suprise. <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/20/bristol-palin-lost-virginity-levi-book_n_880242.html” title=”Bristol Palin Lost Virginity While Drunk On Camping Trip With Levi Johnston”>Bristol Palin took the “fall down drunk, get up pregnant” route to parenthood</a>. Bristol Palin writes in her new book of losing her virginity to … Continue reading

May 12, 2011
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Religion Does NOT Equal Morality

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Galt Goes Bust

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Galt Goes BustPZ Meyers makes an excellent point about this horrific story. [pro-player width=’400′ height=’380′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f13dVXVfogw[/pro-player] A young girl was found caged and attempting to eat herself in a mobile … Continue reading