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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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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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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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Nameless City

A dark poem examines the effects and consequences of the War on Drugs and the concomitant prison industrial complex in a surrealist interpretation, includes a graphic illustration by the author.

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America’s War on Drugs: An Ongoing Moral Panic

The US century old war on drugs is not a war against intoxicating substances. It's a war against people--usually people of color--and the ultimate expression of Fundamentalist Protestant prerogative power exported to the world.

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Our Cost of Empire

This historical portrait deconstructs the underlying causes and costs of the failed War on Drugs (WOD) as well as the factors motivating it. He elucidates the high cost of the Cold War, the Military Industrial Complex, and the cost of the mass incarceration and the Prison Industrial Complex created by the War on Drugs--now morphed into the New Jim Crow.

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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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“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