‘Hillary Unity’ My P****

Bernie Sanders Is Already Making It More Likely Republicans Win The White House In 2016 (forwardprogressives.org) I’ve never had a harder time dealing with the run-up to a presidential election than in 2004. Not only was I completely disgusted with how the Bush Administration had lied the country into war, to say nothing about the PATRIOT Act and socially conservative legislation that made my skin crawl, but I was also having a hard time dealing with my Democratic friends who constantly exerted pressure on me…

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Is ‘Whatever’ Enough?

Gay Marriage Arguments Divide Supreme Court Justices (New York Times) 9 questions about gender identity and being transgender you were too embarrassed to ask (vox.com) ‘We just need to pee’ transgender protest (bbc.com) ‘Killed myself. Sorry.': Transgender game developer jumps off bridge after online abuse (Washington Post) Part of the problem of being such a loner is that I haven’t had much of a social support network when I’ve come to huge realizations about myself, including my sexual orientation and gender identity. Even when I’ve been around…

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Legalizing Discrimination

Backlash builds over Indiana’s religious freedom law (cbsnews.com) Religious Freedom Firestorm: Arkansas House Approves Bill Similar to Indiana’s (nbcnews.com) Ever since the first major fight over a “religious liberty” bill in Arizona just over a year ago, I’ve been keeping a very close eye on this topic. (Ohio was considering a similar measure to Arizona’s at around the same time, but pulled it when Arizona’s bill triggered a national firestorm.) I had hoped that last year’s controversy would stop all similar ideas dead in their tracks,…

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I’m Afraid of Americans

Obama takes fire for Crusades comparison (CNN.com) Reaction to ISIS mirrors the run up to Iraq war (All In with Chris Hayes) Scott Walker loses his mind: What’s behind his delusional ISIS-unions comparison (Salon.com) A few weeks ago I came down with a horrible, horrible stomach flu, making me as sick as I can recall being in at least seven years. I passed one night in utter and complete pain, lying on my bed and trying not to move for fear of making things worse, even…

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On Cloppers and Clopping

The original Star Trek television series was the backdrop for a lot of the bonding I did with Mom when I was young. Back before we had cable, reruns of the original Star Trek were one of the few things my mother made a point of catching whenever they were on, because she’s always had a huge crush on William Shatner dating back to before he even appeared on The Twilight Zone. For my part, I identified a lot with Spock, if only because he was the closest…

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