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Repost: Fordham Political Review. No one issue in politics today causes greater polarization than the issue of abortion.  I remember sitting down with my mother in high school, nerves fluttering in my stomach as I asked her, “What do you think about abortion?”  I was thinking about the fact that...

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  • May 22, 2021

Unfortunately, celebrity lends itself to mythology, and American ideologies are fascinated by fame and fashion. We haven’t yet turned that corner despite previous guy. Then again TMZ caught Jenner off-guard yesterday about her GOP beliefs. The U.S. has a rich history of celebrities entering politics, and the list is growing. Caitlyn Jenner is...

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  • May 2, 2021

GOP consultant Tim Miller weighs in on the Newsom recall effort in California. Someday the political status quo will be disrupted in the Golden State—politics is always in motion. But if somebody tells you the disrupter is  going to be a red-hatted reality-show star (or an obnoxious internet troll turned interim director...

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  • April 23, 2021

Some big news today out of North Carolina: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s career in politics is not over. McCrory, a Republican who served one term as the state’s chief executive and 14 years as Charlotte’s mayor, has launched a campaign website announcing his run for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate...

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  • April 14, 2021

The 6th Circuit rules that Shawnee State University violated a professor’s free speech and free expression rights by punishing him for refusing to use a trans student’s preferred pronouns. More lawfare ahead. Apparently a professor’s socratic method (and his religious beliefs) trumps gender expression and public accommodation keeps bigotry in a bathroom...

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  • March 26, 2021

A noted piece of work, State Senator Hensley, a Sons of Confederate Veterans member, decided there were so many new ways to get a KKK founder’s statue to stick around in the usual battles of Tennessee culture. This particular 1978 bust is a Jim Crow monument with marginal historical value other than honoring...

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  • March 19, 2021

I grew up Catholic. Went to Catholic grade school and high school, got confirmed, went to confession (at least twice!), received communion, ate ham and potato salad in basements—the whole nine yards. Speaking of yards, I can’t recall ever being hit with a yardstick, but I did get punched in the...

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  • March 15, 2021

“There is nothing about equality in that act! If anything, it’s, the, uh, it’s supremacy of gays, lesbians, and transvestites. This is what this is about, it’s about putting them higher than anyone else!”  Lauren Boebert  Trumpanzee Representative Lauren Boebert (QAnon CO) does what she does best while speaking with disgraced traitor...

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  • March 3, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021

From the Human Rights Campaign,  “Biden’s Executive Order is the most substantive, wide-ranging executive order concerning sexual orientation and gender identity ever issued by a United States president. Today, millions of Americans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their President and their government believe discrimination based on sexual...

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  • January 21, 2021

“Being American is more than a pride we inherit. It's the past we step into.” “A nation that isn’t broken but simplify unfinished” x WATCH: Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, recites a poem on unity in the U.S. at #Inauguration2021 pic.twitter.com/3sIv7DBpla — MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 20,...

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  • January 20, 2021

The Republicans admit 50 years of gaslighting. The Great Orange Snowflake only profited from their hateful agenda. Like many I learnt very early on that I was an object of their vile venom, as did millions of people of colour, LGBT, women, people that pointed out their hatred and those...

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  • January 12, 2021

Irvin Baxter is the pentecostal minister and televangelist that hosted The End of the Age. He was the founder of End Time Ministries. He died of Coronavirus As you can imagine, this guy isn’t wrapped real tight.  He was shamelessly bloodthirsty and had an unhinged hatred of LGBT people. Pink News has...

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  • November 11, 2020

The Supreme Court in June released a flurry of opinions some of which were applauded by myself and many others as we braced ourselves for the worst.  For example, LGBT rights being upheld. But since the summer recess, they have issued many important decisions. What they are doing is hiding...

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  • August 14, 2020

The Supreme Court in June released a flurry of opinions some of which were applauded by myself and many others as we braced ourselves for the worst.  For example, LGBT rights being upheld. But since the summer recess, they have issued many important decisions. What they are doing is hiding...

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  • August 14, 2020

In a meeting with a group of children and their parents, held more than nine years ago, a little girl asked Congressman John Lewis what he remembered about protesters' first attempt [Bloody Sunday] to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Alabama. After describing his harrowing experience to the ten-year-old,...

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  • July 19, 2020

“Unprecedented, historic corruption:  an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.” — Mitt Romney x “The president may have had the power to help his longtime friend. But that does not make it any less a perversion of justice...

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  • July 11, 2020

From the Leavenworth Times editorial board today: Guns should be kept safely and securely. The news that U.S. Senate candidate Kris Kobach had four guns stolen from his truck in Wichita earlier this month underscores the importance of treating firearms with respect and care. “Secretary Kobach always has at least...

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  • June 25, 2020

Title VII protections now includes LGBTQ in a single watershed decision. Happy Pride month. x .@business: The ruling came in one of two LGBT workplace-bias cases the court has been considering. The justices could rule momentarily in the second case, which concerns discrimination against transgender workers. https://t.co/9xv8jXJF2N— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) June...

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  • June 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Cal Cunningham (D. NC) Since Donald Trump's election, there's one thing that Mitch McConnell cares about more than anything else. Judges. In the next few weeks, when the rest...

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  • April 29, 2020

Pink News has corrected its reporting on this story: An earlier version of this article referenced two inaccurate reports regarding Yaakov Litzman blaming the coronavirus pandemic on homosexuality. This has since been corrected. Apparently, it was an Israeli rabbi named Meir Mazuz who had made the comments about COVID-19 being a...

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  • April 7, 2020

Despite the stories of New Yorkers applauding medical professionals from their windows each evening, there will always be reactionaries desperate for attention. You can’t just drink a kamikaze. Roger Stone’s love-child, competing for the post of Trump princeling with James O’Keefe, Jacob Wohl, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Andy Ngo, is now doing...

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  • March 29, 2020

Well, over the weekend, the President of the United States did what he does best, confused us, lied to us and denied the science. On Friday night in South Carolina, he continued his counterprogramming tour, appearing in a Democratic primary town, the night of, or a day before the primary...

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  • March 2, 2020

Buttigieg has since deleted this tweet: Yes we can. Especially since we now need a Third Reconstruction. x Buttigieg said he's not looking forward to Bernie Sanders' “revolutionary politics of the 1960s,” but does that mean he opposes the 1969 start of the modern-day LGBTQ rights movement? #LGBTQ #gay https://t.co/nqUb1COGln...

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  • February 27, 2020

The Iowa caucus was informative in terms of the current status of low information voting, no different than Rush LImbaugh expressing his horror at Buttigieg kissing his husband following the debate. Accordingly The Trump media operation “reveals” he’s tolerant of voting for someone gay, so how does the hypothetical of...

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  • February 14, 2020

That’s not a typo. 3 Some reports said 2, but as we all know crowd estimation is a notoriously inexact science. Hey, even Donald Trump’s inauguration had at least twice that many attendees. The “march,” which took place in Dallas on Saturday, was hosted by an anti-LGBTQ group called Protecting Our...

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  • November 18, 2019

For some Trumpers, not even the spawn is racist enough for some of its followers in 2020. Still early days, but Trumpism may be in the beginning stages of base fracturing among its Christian nationalists and its GOP conservatives primarily on how racist they should be. No Night of the Long Knives...

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  • November 12, 2019

Sometimes when your media heroes let you down it is hard to process. I had such an occurrence last Friday night. I am a huge fan of the tv series Real Time with Bill Maher. I love his eclectic view of life, he is smart, funny and intuitively philosophical. One...

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  • October 12, 2019

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • October 12, 2019

The Shu Shop in Birmingham, Alabama describes itself as a “relaxed, hip outpost offering Japanese ramen noodles & toppings alongside snacks & small plates.” But if you’re in the Theatre District in downtown today, you won’t be able to enjoy it because it’s closed. In particular, it closed so it wouldn’t...

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  • August 10, 2019

Fuck this guy: The Republican candidate for an open House seat in North Carolina likened his efforts to undermine LGBTQ rights via religious exemptions to the work of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved Jews during the Holocaust. State Sen. Dan Bishop, the Republican nominee in the Sept. 10...

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  • July 9, 2019

I am honored to say that I am a veteran and was part of the finest fighting force in all of human history. We knew it, the world knew it, and we have always projected our strength through peaceful missions as opposed to oppression and empire-building.  I would always look...

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  • July 4, 2019

photo: Stonewall Inn • Credit: Diana Davies© New York Public Library • CC-BY-SA-3.0 In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Debra, Mike F, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Support PDA Because Elections Matter This month is Pride Month! This year marks the 50th anniversary of...

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  • June 28, 2019

A little less than 36 hours ago, I revealed my true colors. No, I didn’t go to Finland to betray my country in the presence of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. I came out as a polysexual man, and, for the first time in my lifetime, I actually feel at peace...

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  • June 11, 2019

Had I known Donald Trump was sitting down for an interview with Piers Morgan I would have been frightened out of my mind knowing they might spontaneously collapse into a douchebag singularity and swallow up the solar system and, eventually, the outer spiral arm of our galaxy. But that didn’t happen. Instead we...

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  • June 5, 2019

After Donald Trump described London Mayor Sadiq Khan as a “stone cold loser” in yet another petulant tweet on Monday, the mayor hit back — if you can call dispassionately stating the glaringly obvious “hitting back.” In a taped interview that may or may not have actually happened, depending on whether you...

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  • June 4, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Marie Newman’s (D. IL-03) campaign: The DCCC is trying to push a progressive candidate out of a primary against one of the worst Democrats in Congress. Can you chip in to Marie Newman's campaign and DFA today so we can fight...

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  • April 27, 2019

Ouch: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce won't pour money into this year's state Supreme Court race, creating new challenges for conservative candidate Brian Hagedorn. The national organization often funnels money to Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce to help conservatives in court races but won't do so this year, according to three...

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  • March 8, 2019

We rightly point out all too often when Republicans are out to perpetrate some evil upon us, so it is only right to praise them when they try to do some good. This one is for Utah State Reps Dan McCray and Craig Hall. NBC News “SALT LAKE CITY —...

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  • February 24, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 CONTACT: press@moveon.org MoveOn, United We Dream, Indivisible, and other groups call for national action on Tuesday, the day Trump intends to deliver a State of the Union address. WASHINGTON — During a television appearance tonight on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, Rep. Katie Hill...

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  • January 24, 2019

photo: Mike Fox in a HNW shirt—10 years on it’s still going strong!See the store for other photos and full descriptions of items Cheers,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Mike H. Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Help Us Keep Organizing For Peace and...

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  • January 16, 2019

By Donna Smith, Advisory Board Chair – Progressive Democrats of America It’s been just four short days since Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, HI-2, announced she will make a run for the presidency in 2020.  The attacks against her began growing rapidly — many surrounding her early adult, early career, and very...

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  • January 15, 2019

To begin with, asking Mike Pence to give a World AIDS Day speech is a joke. You might as well ask him to host the Tonys dressed as Divine from Pink Flamingos. It just doesn’t work. No one in the universe is that good at feigning compassion. Also, you just knew he was...

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  • December 3, 2018

Views on homosexuality differ widely in this country, but the percentage of Americans who think same-sex relations should be flat-out illegal is small and dropping precipitously. Frankly, it’s absurd that anyone thinks sex between consenting adults — no matter what form it takes — should be illegal. In many cases it...

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  • October 14, 2018

I don’t believe in magic, miracles, curses, hexes, horoscopes, Ouija boards, the power of prayer, or much of anything supernatural. I believe in technology and phenomena solidly backed by the scientific method, like vaccines, Xenu the evil Galactic Confederacy overlord, and the fact that I can’t wear my Green Bay Packers socks on...

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  • October 14, 2018

Received this e-mail today from the LGBT Victory Fund in support of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: It’s our displeasure to (re)introduce you to Rep. Martha McSally – Mitch McConnell’s handpicked candidate, anti-LGBTQ conservative darling and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s official opponent. Oh – and she’s also one of Mike Pence’s...

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  • August 31, 2018

President Trump has appointed Brett Michael Kavanaugh, a far-right federal appeals court judge, to the soon-to-be vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court currently occupied by right-leaning Associate Justice Anthony McLeod Kennedy. Kavanaugh, if confirmed, would represent the fifth man of a five-justice bloc of hardline fascist activist judges, the...

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  • July 10, 2018
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Sorry for being rather late on this one; I don’t write here much anymore. The reaction was ever so predictable. After the New York Times’ report that Clinton shielded campaign adviser Burns Strider after he made inappropriate advances on another staffer, against the wishes of her campaign manager who wanted...

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  • January 30, 2018

On Dec. 12, Alabamans will go to the polls in a special election to determine the replacement for Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is now Donald Trump’s hatchet man at the Justice Department. Despite Republican control of every statewide office, there is a remote chance the “Heart of Dixie” may send a Democrat...

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  • October 29, 2017

I am tired of this, you have a stage, you have air time, you have a certain air of respectability, then all you do with that is preach hate supported by lies. Hatred of the poor and homeless Hatred of LGBT Hatred of immigrants Hatred of people of color Hatred...

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