The Republic of T.

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

September 23, 2015
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We Must Fight Poverty With Justice

As Pope Francis brings his powerful message on poverty to America, the US Census Bureau’s report on poverty rates reminds us that our efforts to fight poverty are working, but are not enough. We must also fight poverty with justice.

September 9, 2015
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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

May 22, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Duggar Family Values Edition

Wingnut Week In Review: Duggar Family Values Edition This week, two right-winger who portrayed themselves as exemplars of virtue, and regularly lectured Americans on “family values,” proved to be far from “pure” themselves. Until this week, Josh Duggar was a … Continue reading

April 22, 2015
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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
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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

July 11, 2014
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Wingnut Week in Review: The GOP’s Borderline Personality Disorder

Ugly Americans ran amok as right-wingers showed off their patriotism by screaming at children, and Republicans promised to block the president’s efforts to stem a border crisis that fires up the basest elements of the GOP’s wingnut base. Continue reading