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(5 comments) SHARE 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 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 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 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Monday, October 31, 2005 Revolution
The revolution is happening here, now. Unfortunately, its 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.