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.
November 9, 2015
Comments Off on 13 More of Ben Carson’s Craziest Beliefs
13 More of Ben Carson’s Craziest Beliefs In Ben Carson Republicans have found a candidate who truly makes George W. Bush look like an intellectual giant, and yet another representative of a right-wing cultures in which belief is more important … Continue reading
October 2, 2015
Comments Off on Wingnut Week In Review: Men Behaving Badly
Wingnut Week In Review: Men Behaving Badly This week, a bunch of Republican Congressmen made fools of themselves during their own hearing to bring down Planned Parenthood.
September 23, 2015
Comments Off on 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 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.
May 22, 2015
Comments Off on 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 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
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
August 1, 2014
Comments Off on Wingnut Week in Review: Nutso?
House Speaker John Boehner called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s idea for passing immigration reform “Nutso.” Maybe Boehner hasn’t taken a good look at his own party. Then again, who can blame him? Continue reading
July 11, 2014
Comments Off on 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
February 28, 2014
Comments Off on Colonized Minds: Anti-Gay Laws in Arizona, Kansas, Uganda And Beyond
Arizona and Uganda are nine thousand miles apart, but they were side by side in the news this week, due to extremist anti-gay laws that spring from and are supported by the religious right. Continue reading
December 23, 2013
Comments Off on Will The GOP Embrace “Duck Dynasty Conservatism”?
Conservatives and 2016 hopefuls are rushing to the defense of a reality TV star, who was suspended from his show an anti-gay rant to a reporter. What does that say about where the GOP is headed? Continue reading