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I can see why Republicans are trying to rig the 2016 elections. Their politicians are utterly hopeless in appealing to the mainstream of this nation. A couple of fresh examples from today’s news. Here’s James Lankford, Republican congressman from Oklahoma and #5 in the House leadership. SALLY: I want to know if you’re aware of […]

Heroes

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On December 21, 2012

The word hero is used way too often in our society for any number of reasons. But actual heroes exist. One of them was the AIDS activist Spencer Cox, who died this week at the age of 44. He helped sav

Free Speech

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On December 4, 2012

I assume that conservatives’ spirited defense of free speech in fighting the California law banning the use of gay conversion therapies for minors means that they will provide equally full-throa

Another Myth Begins to Die

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On October 19, 2012
The idea that Latinos are like a ripe mango ready for Republicans to pick (no doubt they would hire people to pick those mangoes–Republicans don’t pick fruit) as soon as the party stopped being the open party of white supremacy was always a stereotype. The argument is that these Latinos are socially conservative Catholics who […]

Sally Ride

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On July 24, 2012

Sally Ride indeed blasted through the space ceiling for women. Her death is a sad day. It’s made even sadder by the fact that despite her pioneering past, she couldn’t crack another ceilin

I’m still waiting for my copy of Dale Carpenter’s book, but Dahlia Lithwick’s review is a beautifully written and important piece in its own right.    Lithwick’s piece focuses on a central irony of the case.  Kennedy’s opinion famously focused on the importance of relationships and intimacy, but Lawrence and Garner — the two men who […]

You Can Play

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On March 4, 2012

It contradicts the very core of my worldview to have anything good to say about anything associated with in any way with the Maple Leafs, but obviously I can have nothing but praise for this. Hopefull

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