The Republic of T.

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

September 27, 2013
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Beyond The Pale: “Off Color” Talk Further Dooms The GOP

Unable to change their tone or their policies in order to widen their voter base, Republicans seem bent on trying undoing the results of two presidential elections. It would all be quite funny, if it were all so crazy. Not to mention dangerous. Continue reading

June 28, 2013
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Forever Hold Their Peace: The Craziest Conservative DOMA Reactions

“If any of you can show just cause why these two may not lawfully be married,” goes the familiar line from the marriage liturgy, “speak now; or else for ever hold your peace.” After Wednesday, there is no just cause … Continue reading

March 15, 2013
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Pope Francis and the Sissies

When JP2 died and Pope Benedict was elected, I was rather bitter. But when Benedict retired (apparently to spend more time with his now former secretary) I found I just didn’t care anymore. I didn’t expect anything to change. Sure, … Continue reading

February 21, 2013
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Where Would I Be Without The Library?, Pt. 2

I can’t imagine a world without public libraries, and I don’t want to. So, it disturbed to read that a best-selling author in Britain says that libraries have “had their day,”“have been around too long,” and are “no longer relevant.” … Continue reading

November 20, 2012
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Alliance Defending Freedom Should Clean Its Own House

Never admitting defeat, even at the ballot box, the anti-gay right is now telling clerks in Maryland, Washington, and Main how to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The conservative legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is advising clerks in … Continue reading

June 1, 2012
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Re-Post: Conscience & Dr. Tiller, Pt. 3

Ed. Note: Jessica Valenti’s post at The Nation alerted me that yesterday was the third anniversary of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller. Valenti asks “What Would George Tiller Do?” about the recent attacks on women’s reproductive freedom. Today is … Continue reading

June 1, 2012
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Re-Post: Conscience & Dr. Tiller, Pt. 2

Ed. Note: Jessica Valenti’s post at The Nation alerted me that yesterday was the third anniversary of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller. Valenti asks “What Would George Tiller Do?” about the recent attacks on women’s reproductive freedom. Today is … Continue reading