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Jewish Mothers For Marriage Equality

Like all good Jewish mothers, I secretly hope for a gay son - so he'll never replace me with another woman and I'll have a shopping buddy! (cue rim shot) Plus I love playing Yenta; same-sex marriage just gives me even more potential couples to fix up.

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It’s Not Easy Being Rich

Oh, those poor persecuted billionaires! Just because 95% of the economic recovery went to the top 1%, and 85 people control as much global wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion, their feelings are hurt when the rest of us complain.

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2013: A Year In Review

Oh what a year! The highs, lows, and moments of comic relief were truly operatic, so here's an opera-inspired musical recap.

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Schmuck Dynasty: I Do Not Think Free Speech Means What You Say It Does

According to Faux Nooz, Godless, liberal anti-Americans have taken time off from the War On Christmas to attack Christians, namely Phil Robertson of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" for his recent comments about civil rights, homosexuality, and anatomy. When civil rights groups criticized Phil's remarks, the Faux Nooz crowd jumped to his defense, moaning about his right to free speech. To paraphrase the immortal words of Inigo Montoya: "I Do Not Think Free Speech Means What You Say It Does"

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Of Marxism, the Pope, and the History of Christianity

The recent criticism of the Pope's Apostolic Exhortation condemning "unfettered capitalism" seems not to hold much merit when the critics terminology and definitions are so utterly flawed. Find out how the labels they have for themselves, much less the ones they have for the Pope and other progressives hold up to an historical evaluation.

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My Kinda Pope

The author, a lapsed Catholic, applauds Pope Francis' eighty-four page Apostolic Exhortation which takes  the "new tyranny" of "unfettered capitalism" to task and shines harsh light on the Fox News driven "right wing scream machine" and its severe case of "spastic apoplexy" in reaction to a Pope who condemns avarice, takes his vow of poverty seriously, and seeks to put Christ back in Christianity.

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Trashing Tea Party Talking Points: White Supremacist Defection to the GOP

This article gives you the facts you to need to easily shred one of the most infuriating teabagger arguments: the Democrat Party is the party of racism. While that may have been true prior to the failed Dixiecrat party, it's not true today. This article details the defection of white Southern Democrats to the GOP and Mitt Romney ultimately winning the South.

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Checkmate

Checkmate is an original political poem by up and coming writer Kenneth S. Fomunung. He examines the inequality in our society and the idea that the common people are nothing more than pawns to be used and expended by the power brokers of our time.

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Race is Sexuality

William Turner examines the parallels between racism and homophobia and argues Conservative characterizations of LGBT and African Americans spring from the same abstractions in popular Conservative thought.

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Memories of Jim Crow

The author recounts a childhood memory of the ugliness of the Jim Crow system when she for the first time noticed how African Americans were dehumanized in the euphemistically titled “Separate but Equal” policies of the old South and compares it to post election GOP behavior.

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Education Is Our Best Hope

Barry James recounts childhood memories of visits to his grandparents home in a small Texas town where Mrs. Kieke, a former school teacher, impressed upon him the importance of education to a free and self governed people. Like Mrs. Kieke the founders also believed education essential to self government. Thomas Jefferson founded the Univerity of Virginia in 1819 and, in 1817, proposed a plan for public education. Jefferson believed education of vital importance and felt "no other sure foundation can be devised for the preservation of freedom and happiness."

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Texas Judge Prophecies Civil War When Obama Re-Elected

The author responds to remarks made by Lubbock County Judge Tom Head, with the support of Lubbock County Commissioner Mark Heinrich, when they both appeared on Lubbock's Fox News affiliate to spread reactionary rhetoric reminiscent of the Jim Crow era this past week.

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What’s Wrong with the US Economy?

Historical income share data and the lessons of the Great Depression demonstrate cutting taxes on the top one percent and the inequality this creates leads not to job creation but to economic disaster and discontent.

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Our Cost of Empire

“And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” Revelation 13:1-3.

And the beast called itself GOP and written upon its seven heads are: Avarice, Cowardice, Entitlement, Homophobia, Ignorance, Misogyny, and Racism. And the meek shall cry out in agony. And the beast shall be slain by the Lamb, in their name. And the beast's name shall be erased from the minds of men forever.

Amen