The Republic of T.

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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

Author Elizabeth Stone, in an often quoted observation, once noted that “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” In the nine years since … Continue reading

February 9, 2012
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Put A Ring On It: The Economics of Equality

In my previous post, I wrote that I’m likely to hear an old favorite conservative talking point repeated over and over again while I’m at CPAC: Married cures poverty, economic inequality, and just about any other economic complaint you can … Continue reading

February 9, 2012
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Put a Ring On It: The Economics of Marriage

“You gotta have a J-O-B, if you wanna be with me.” – Gwen Guthrie, “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent” I’m off to cover CPAC tomorrow, where — in light of a federal court ruling California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional … Continue reading

February 2, 2012
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Poisonous Parenting: The Santorum Edition

I 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. But, like I said in the posts about Newt, there’s a … Continue reading