Student Groups for Hillary Already Active – 2016 Will Not Resemble 2008

By |April 16th, 2014|

Student groups for Hillary are already active, proving beyond her tenure at State that mistakes of 2008 won't be repeated in 2016. THE FIRST inkling people had of what lessons were learned in 2008 appeared in the book HRC. Those not familiar with Hillary Clinton during her State Deparment tenure got a glimpse. [...]

SNL Hires Sasheer Zamata [Video]

By |January 6th, 2014|

Sasheer Zamata, the new SNL member and first African American comedienne since Maya Rudolph. GREAT WAY to start the New Year, Lorne Michaels. From Deadline: Three years after she graduated from the University of Virginia, Sasheer Zamata is landing a very big break "” the young comedy performer has been selected to join [...]

Queer Talk: Measures of Success

By |August 6th, 2011|

Joyce L. Arnold: Liberal, lesbian, Independent, equality activist, writer. Two different ways to measure LGBT equality success came out this week: the "Momentum Report," by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), and The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLADD) "Network Responsibility Index." That's "network" as in television. Before turning to those reports, something from Bayard [...]

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Women Seeking Legal Abortion Forced Into Do-It-Yourself Situations

By |July 28th, 2011|

Abortions are still legal in America, but you wouldn't know it today. Women requiring an abortion are now forced, because of lack of access to doctors, to utilize telemedicine to effectively terminate a pregnancy, which is a legal procedure according to U.S. law. This has come about because of right-wing zealots and religious quacks, who [...]

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Progressive Notes: More Black Women Would be Impoverished if SS Cuts Pass

By |July 15th, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. As President Obama and Congressman Cantor hash out trillions in cuts, which no economist says we can afford , our POTUS has tossed in cutting Social Security benefits among other programs. Let us be clear: these SS cuts will destroy lives in ways no Republican has [...]

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Queer Talk: Marriage According to those who have it Right

By |July 9th, 2011|

Joyce Arnold is a liberal Independent activist whose column "Queer Talk" appears regularly on Saturdays, and occasionally on other days of the week. This QT column could also be called, "I'm Right, and you're Left out," since it's about more than marriage. Just like DADT is about more than servicemembers, DOMA is about more than [...]

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Obama’s ‘Deal of the Century’ for Republicans

By |July 5th, 2011|

If you want one reason why Barack Obama doesn't deserve reelection this is it. If the Republican Party were a normal party, it would take advantage of this amazing moment. It is being offered the deal of the century: trillions of dollars in spending cuts in exchange for a few hundred million dollars of revenue [...]

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‘1776’ John Adams: One Useless Man is Called a Disgrace; Two are Called a Law Firm; Three or More Become a Congress

By |July 4th, 2011|

... Lincoln saw an unresolvable tension between the Constitution of a democratic republic and the policies of aggrandizement and intemperate self-interest that lead from the manners of freedom to the slavish love of power. He spoke of the difference between the work of establishing a constitutional republic and the longer task of maintaining it. But [...]

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Queer Talk: Barbarians, Termites and Bathrooms

By |July 3rd, 2011|

Joyce Arnold is a liberal Independent activist whose weekly column "Queer Talk" appears on Saturday. Back in April I wrote about Dan Ramos, Bexar County, Texas, Democratic Party Chair, who compared "homosexuals" to termites -- "white termites who have infiltrated the party much like termites infiltrate your house." I said at the time that I [...]

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Progressive Notes: ERA!, NAACP Among those Pushing WH for No Cuts, Rats Greet Walker, and Other Happenings..

By |July 2nd, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Progressives are pushing on the Hill to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. In wake of the Supreme Court ruling against women in the Walmart case we need now more than ever the ERA. Rep. Maloney (D-Ny) and Sen. Menendez (D-Nj) have reintroduced it again. You need [...]

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