The Republic of T.

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

March 6, 2015
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50 Years Later: The Long March From Selma To Ferguson

50 Years Later: The Long March From Selma To Ferguson Fifty years after Selma, the Department of Justice Report on Ferguson reveals the same racism the Selma marchers stood against, and the same economic consequences. On Wednesday, nearly fifty years … Continue reading

March 23, 2012
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Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin? Pt. 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin?

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin? Author Elizabeth Stone, in an often quoted observation, once noted that “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is … Continue reading

March 22, 2012
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Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin? Pt. 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Whose Son Will Be The Next Trayvon Martin?I wrote earlier that I sometimes walk our oldest son to school, and watch him until I just can’t see him anymore. It’s … Continue reading

May 25, 2011
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Too Big To Tell: An Epic Without Heroes

[pro-player width=’400′ height=’380′]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtUQmRZMCYU[/pro-player] I won’t watch a movie if I’ve missed the beginning, and I hate missing endings so much that I won’t start watching a movie I can’t see through to the end. As a writer, the beginning and … Continue reading

January 31, 2011
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Just Say No Too … Bath Salts?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series an ounce of prevention

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series an ounce of prevention(Or, An Ounce of Treatment, Pt.2) I don’ think this is what anyone meant by “Calgon, take me away.” (Ed. Note: I know the bath salts in … Continue reading

April 14, 2010
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Poisonous Parenting: The “Puppies” Edition

(TRIGGER WARNING: The descriptions and some of the media in this post depict extremely violent acts of child abuse. If this is an issue for you, consider yourself warned.) I had not expected to update this series so soon after … Continue reading

April 7, 2010
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Poisonous Parenting: The “Oh Father” Edition

This entry is part 5 of 26 in the series poisonous parenting

This entry is part 5 of 26 in the series poisonous parentingIt’s been a while since I’ve added to this series. There are probably a number of reasons, among them that I’ve found myself blogging more about other issues and … Continue reading

March 26, 2010
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Conservatives’ Race To Oblivion, Pt. 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Conservatives' Race to Oblivion

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Conservatives’ Race to OblivionThe big news, since President Obama signed health care reform into law, has been the threats made against Democratic lawmakers. [h/t, Prometheus.] But there is another threat … Continue reading

August 11, 2009
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Coming Down Fast: The Manson Murders’ 40 Year Aftermath, Pt. 1

Not every evening, but several times a week — after the kids have gone to bed — there comes a moment when my husband reaches for the television remote and declares that we we will now “watch something in which … Continue reading

December 11, 2008
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The LGBT Hate Crimes Project: Wayland Union High School

I read about an attack on a lesbian student at Wayland Union High School, near Grand Rapids, MI, via Ed’s blog. Police in Wayland, Mich., are investigating an attack by two 14-year-old girls on a third girl in Wayland Union … Continue reading