Category: Families

Racial bias and the murder of Philando Castile
O.U.T.R.A.G.E. Without the assumption of black criminality, Philando Castile, a school worker beloved by students, would still be alive. Without dozens of pretextual police stops, the risk of tragedy would [...]
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Making an honest, unflinching, centrist case for reproductive choice
One reader loves to respond to my columns by email, regardless of the topic under discussion, by calling me genocidal because I support a woman’s right to make her own [...]
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Kramer vs. Everyone
[The New York Times a few days ago published an excellent retrospective on Larry Kramer, “Twilight of a Difficult Man: Larry Kramer and the Birth of AIDS Activism.” This has [...]
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FMU awards Trayvon Martin posthumous aviation degree
To call this a bittersweet moment is a terrible understatement. It is heartbreaking. Florida Memorial University gives the murdered Trayvon Martin the aviation degree he did not live to earn. [...]
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Bullying’s grim consequences continue
Samantha Schmidt Reports at WaPo: Security camera footage captured the scene in a Cincinnati elementary school bathroom on Jan. 24. But as the school has so far declined to release [...]
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Marriage equality gets its own stamp in Canada
CTV News reports: TORONTO — The latest Canada Post stamp commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday pays tribute to the fact that same-sex couples have the right to get married in this [...]
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Mo Brooks is cool with dictators, moralizes on bad sick people
Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) tells Jake Tapper he’s fine with the president meeting with murderous dictators, but he’s eager to apply a moral test for healthcare that [...]
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Kimmel blasts plan to repeal ACA protections
Jimmy Kimmel talks about his newborn son’s surgery that was required due to heart disease, which is a pre-existing condition, and grows emotional as he says people shouldn’t have to [...]
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The Ever-Growing List of Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Appointees
We know your list of anti-LGBTQ Trump appointees is getting a little out of hand, but we’ve got one more for you; Charmaine Yoest, new Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs [...]
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Rep. Weber begs God’s forgiveness for abortion, gay marriage, secular schools
Crackpot Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX), speaking at a right-wing prayer service in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, breaks down in anguish for our wickedness in not using the government to impose [...]
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