Category: Families

The FBI’s lie about ‘black identity extremism’
To the FBI with its despicable fabrication of “Black identity extremism” as a terrorist threat, I offer this song that debuted seventeen years ago. The white singer, responding to the [...]
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Statement against Reinstating a US Military Ban on Transgender People
President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate the ban on transgender Americans from serving in the military is a deplorable, shameful assault on the military and LGBTQ communities. More than 15,500 [...]
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8 months later, Tess Rafferty’s scathing election response is still spot-on
I only just discovered this fine rant by Tess Rafferty this morning, July 5. It feels as timely as when she wrote it after the election. (Hat tip: Morgan McDonald)
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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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