America’s Next Bogeyman Is Real, And Confronting It Can End The Two Greatest Social Justice Crises Since Slavery

America’s Next Bogeyman Is Real, And Confronting It Can End The Two Greatest Social Justice Crises Since Slavery

There really is a monster that lives under America’s bed. My bed. Your bed. All our damned beds. We’ve heard a few bumps and creaks in the night, curled up under the covers, and reminded ourselves that we’re adults and monsters aren’t real. But just when we peak our heads out for reassurance, there the sonofabitch is, popping his head out from behind the closet door like the alien peering at Christopher Walken in that scene from Communion.

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Republican Candidates Are President Obama’s Best Campaign Aides

Republican Candidates Are President Obama’s Best Campaign Aides

In the fierce battle between Next Gingrich and Mitt Romney for second place in this year’s presidential campaign, the two top Republicans have become the President’s best aides for his reelection.

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Occupy Wall St. Wins! The GOP Has Completely Lost Control Of The Narrative

Occupy Wall St. Wins! The GOP Has Completely Lost Control Of The Narrative

When was the last time you heard anyone talk about ‘shared sacrifice’ and ‘austerity?’ Exactly.

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What the GOP Debates Have Taught Me

What the GOP Debates Have Taught Me

All of the GOP contenders are so ingrained in their religious beliefs that it has corrupted their thinking processes and their decision-making abilities. All four of them unconsciously approach government policies in a Christian fashion, one of rewards and punishments.

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Republicans Are Literally Willing To Let People Die To Decrease Our Debt

Unfortunately, this is a choice which MANY Americans are faced with.

Republicans seem to believe that the biggest problem in our country is our debt. Despite the fact that people die because of lack of healthcare. Despite the fact that people are dying because of lack of food. Despite the fact that people are killing themselves because they don’t feel like they can go on living with the problems they face.

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4 Connecticut Police Officers Arrested By FBI Following Probe Into Abuses Against Latinos: A Progressive Cop’s Perspective

4 Connecticut Police Officers Arrested By FBI Following Probe Into Abuses Against Latinos: A Progressive Cop’s Perspective

On Tuesday, four East Haven, Connecticut police officers were arrested by the FBI on charges they had abused illegal immigrants and falsified reports in order to cover for injuries to those immigrants.

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The L Project

The L Project

In the U.K., there’s currently a project going on that will help save some young, LGBT lives. It’s called The L Project. What they’re doing is bringing together the best of the best lesbian musicians to record a record to be released February 11th.

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State of the Union 2012 Transcript

State of the Union 2012 Transcript

The official transcript as released by the White House

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What Romney Money Could Do For The Average American

What Romney Money Could Do For The Average American

What would Romney’s annual income mean for the average family? Since most people base their income on an eight-hour work day, 52 weeks a year, that’s what I’ll assume for Romney. There are 2080 work hours in the average year. That means that Romney earns over $10,096 an hour.

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8 Reasons Why Newt Gingrich Should Get the Republican Presidential Nomination

Wife #2: Gingrich had an affair with Marianne Ginther while married to wife #1.

Greed, deceit, hypocrisy, faux faith and bigotry. Yup, Newt Gingrich is the distillation of all that the GOP stands for.

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Mitt Romney Releases Tax Returns, And The American People Are Not Going To Be Amused

Mitt Romney Releases Tax Returns, And The American People Are Not Going To Be Amused

Romney paid a 13.9% tax rate on over $40 million earned through investments in 2010 and 2011, though Romney expects to be paying 15.4% for the 2011 returns. 13.9% is a minuscule number compared to the top rate, which is about 35%. Romney’s fortune comes from investments, which Romney doesn’t even manage himself. In other words, he didn’t earn money the way most Americans have to. He doesn’t even have to lift a finger.

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Religious Intolerance Cannot be Tolerated

Religious Intolerance Cannot be Tolerated

As the 20th century faded and the 21st century emerged, so did the fact that religious diversity could no longer be ignored.

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The Main (But Not The Only) Reason To Vote Democratic; The Current GOP Sucks; Here’s Proof

The Main (But Not The Only) Reason To Vote Democratic; The Current GOP Sucks; Here’s Proof

You’ve heard this from me many times over the years, but both parties are NOT the same, and anyone who says such a thing is not an “expert,” no matter how he/she portray themselves.

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South Carolina: The GOP ‘Family Values’ Hypocrisy Continues

South Carolina: The GOP ‘Family Values’ Hypocrisy Continues

Republican voters in South Carolina, a state that still celebrates treason by flying the Confederate flag at the state capitol and having Confederate Memorial Day as a state holiday, further besmirched their state’s reputation by voting for Newt Gingrich in last Saturday’s Republican Presidential primary.

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Immigration: The Answer To An Uncertain American Future

Immigration: The Answer To An Uncertain American Future

The fact that America’s population is aging is no secret. Baby boomers are growing older and their reproduction rates haven’t kept pace with those of their parents. According to U.S. Census data, the average median age of Americans grew from 32 years in 1990 to 35 years in 2000 and it continues to grow.

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Who Is Saul Alinsky And Why Does Newt Gingrich Fear Him?

Who Is Saul Alinsky And Why Does Newt Gingrich Fear Him?

Rabble-rouser, Community organizer. Champion of the poor and down-trodden. Anti-establishment radical. Yeah, the Right feared him for a reason.

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What President Obama Has Done for LGBT Rights and Equality

What President Obama Has Done for LGBT Rights and Equality

President Obama often lends his voice to the equality of all individuals, but in the scope of things he has overwhelmingly shown support for the LGBT community. May I please ask the naysayers to look at what has been accomplished in only two years, rather than act as though he hasn’t done enough. He still has work to do, and he knows that.

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South Carolina Reveals Problem in Romney’s Circuitry

South Carolina Reveals Problem in Romney’s Circuitry

It’s true, of course, that Mitt wasn’t ever supposed to really win South Carolina. Nor was he supposed to concentrate too many of his resources in a state that was really far too conservative for him to win. But that doesn’t mean he had to make it easy for everyone else.

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Online Support Groups: ‘You’ve Gotta Give ‘Em Hope’

Online Support Groups: ‘You’ve Gotta Give ‘Em Hope’

There are some groups, led by some dynamic and driven people, that are leading the way for all of us. At the head of that class would have to be Kevin O’Neil’s creation, Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook.

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What Barack Obama and Every Other Candidate Can Learn From Ron Paul

What Barack Obama and Every Other Candidate Can Learn From Ron Paul

Ron Paul has some of the most rabid supporters of any politician alive today. Here’s how President Obama can capture some of those voters for himself.

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