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Patricia Goldsmith is a member of Long Island Media Watch, a grassroots free media and democracy watchdog group. She can be reached at plgoldsmith@optonline.net.

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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 7, 2007
We All Need Protection from Hate Crimes Hate crime legislation gives us, as a society, a chance to draw a line against hate at exactly the point where vicious words escalate into violent crimes.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 19, 2007
Patriarchy: The Next Generation What's the opposite of patriarchy? Equality. In that sense, gay marriage could indeed spell the end of marriage as a patriarchal institution.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 3, 2007
The Ecology of Impeachment It's not enough for George W. Bush to leave office. We must also get rid of all the illegal stratagems he used to subvert the Constitution, from signing statements to the concept of the unitary executive. Only impeachment(s) can help us do that.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 13, 2007
Restore Fairness, Return to Reality While I'm happy Don Imus has been fired, it won't change much about our hate-filled media. But it would make me ecstatic to see a groundswell of activism to restore the fairness doctrine and return to some semblance of reality-based reporting.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 2, 2007
Hate By Any Other Name When will we see gay hating for what it is?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 12, 2007
Propaganda and Conscience Anyone who needs a refresher course in mass brainwashing should see Shut Up and Sing.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 13, 2007
What It's Really All About Some thoughts on gay marriage and heterosexual health insurance for Valentine's Day.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 11, 2007
The Limits of Tolerance Hillary Clinton and the DLC are in it to win. But what's in it for us?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 19, 2006
Respect for All Now that we've won the midterm elections, it's time to win the culture war.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 3, 2006
Gay Pride The Mark Foley scandal was only the begining of a long-overdue national discussion about the wisdom and ethics of outing closeted political figures
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 13, 2006
Who Is the Enemy? Alberto Gonzales has declared that after September 11, 2001, the United States became a theater of war. The fact that this is a rightwing dream come true is merely coincidental--in the same way that the Culture War is merely a metaphor.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 27, 2006
One Nation Under Psy-Ops Where I live, on Long Island, we are constantly bombarded with the message, "If you see something, say something." Well, I do see something suspicious, and I want to report it.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 13, 2006
Use Your Imagination It's time we climbed out of our safe little partisan boxes and started imagining what we're going to do without the vote.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 6, 2006
Greenwave The Democrats have deserted their New Deal roots. They distract us from our real problems and manufacture consent for dictatorship. Time for a new paradigm. Time to go Green.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 30, 2006
If This Be Treason Whatever the outcome of the filibuster campaign, the vote on cloture will follow senators for the rest of their lives.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Scandalology 101 There is nothing more stultifying than one-party rule. It's a simple rule of perception that unchanging sameness--they always win, no matter what--dulls the senses. So maybe we should take a break from the puppet show and look at the players behind the scenes, specifically the keepers of public scandal: the corporate media.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 12, 2005
Happy Holidays The old joke says the religious right is neither, but fundamentalists are right on one essential point: we as a culture have a spiritual problem that demands a spiritual solution.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 28, 2005
False Frames When it comes to evoting, the corporate media have put out a couple of narrative frames that have been successful in throwing even voting reform advocates off the track.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 14, 2005
The Magic Words It's time to form a progressive/independent super-majority, and to do that, we have to end the Culture War.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 31, 2005
Revolution The revolution is happening here, now. Unfortunately, it’s coming from the right, not the left. While we've been eagerly anticipating Fitzmas and stockings stuffed with indictments, the right has risen up and demanded a red-meat Supreme Court nominee.

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