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The Return of the Tiger Mom
Posted on: Jan 31, 2014, Source: The Nation
A new book raises the question: Are Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld racists—or just equal opportunity trolls?
Why A&E Should Put "Duck Dynasty's" Racist Homophobe Back on the Air
Posted on: Dec 28, 2013, Source: The Nation
A lot of people believe as Robertson does. Until that's no longer the case, I’d rather see the whole picture—homophobia included—than a caricature of the cuddly duck hunter.
Elena Kagan Is Not a Lesbian
Posted on: May 10, 2010, Source: The Nation
Kagan's sexual orientation is irrelevant. The only side this line of questioning helps is the far right, who have already mounted a whisper campaign about her sexuality.
Are the Tea Partiers Losing Steam?
Posted on: Apr 22, 2010, Source: The Nation
It is hard to see how, in a nation tilting toward the "have-not" column, the Tea Party crowd's placebo politics can sustain them as an enduring national political force.
Sarah Palin's Poison: The Secret of Her Right-Wing Success
Posted on: Nov 14, 2009, Source: The Nation
Some may secretly relish the embarrassing spectacle that is Sarah Palin. But she's dangerous; the more we chuckle, the more indignant her army becomes.
Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize: Now He Must Earn It
Posted on: Oct 9, 2009, Source: The Nation
It's as if the Nobel Committee gave Obama the award for behaving like a normal American president, instead of like a clueless corrupt cowboy.
Obama's Stance on Same-Sex Marriage Puts Him on the Wrong Side of History
Posted on: Jun 28, 2009, Source: The Nation
The question is no longer whether Obama can afford to support gay rights with full-throated passion, but rather: Can he afford not to?
Michael Jackson Was a Freak -- Just Like You and Me
Posted on: Jun 26, 2009, Source: The Nation
Lodged somewhere between the superhuman and the alien, aspiration and disgust, he was a grotesque reflection of our collective desires.
The Progressive Reaction to Obama's Choice of Rick Warren Is off the Mark
Posted on: Dec 25, 2008, Source: The Nation
Obama and Warren both oppose gay marriage, yet say they support full equal rights for gays and lesbians -- let's push for a federal civil unions bill.
Why the Prop 8 Gay Marriage Ban Won
Posted on: Nov 6, 2008, Source: The Nation
The Christian right outmaneuvered gay rights activists when it came to reaching out to California's huge minority populations.
Ronald Reagan's Role in the Hillary Hostage Situation
Posted on: Dec 1, 2007, Source: The Nation
Richard Kim: The gutting of public mental health services began with Reagan
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