The Republic of T.

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

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

April 14, 2011
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“Too Whom Much Is Given” — A Courageous, Progressive, People’s Budget

“To whom much is given, much is required.” As he stood with the Progressive Congressional Congress to present the People’s Budget yesterday, Democratic Minority Whip Hank Johnson echoed the words of John F. Kennedy as he compared the caucus’s budget … Continue reading

May 26, 2010
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Congress, Get To Work: America Needs Jobs

Crossposted from OurFuture.Org “I have worked all my life.” It’s something that’s true of many Americans, whether employed or unemployed. But it has a special resonance for Americans who have worked hard, and are wiling to work, but face a … Continue reading

February 18, 2010
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Bearing Grudges

President Barack Obama doesn’t begrudge Wall Street’s banksters their bonuses. The president, speaking in an interview, said in response to a question that while $17 million is “an extraordinary amount of money” for Main Street, “there are some baseball players … Continue reading