tina-dupuy-2013Tina is a nationally syndicated political columnist, investigative journalist, award-winning writer, stand-up comic and wedge issue fan.

Decriminalize Poverty; End the War on Drugs

End War on Drugs

Tina Dupuy: If you added up all of the per-capita incarceration rates of every other English-speaking country, they’d still have a lower rate than the U.S. We lock up more than Russia. Way more than China. We lead the world in warehousing humans.

Please Politicize Ebola

Politicizing Ebola

Tina Dupuy: We should politicize Ebola because the outbreak is a perfect example of why government dysfunction is needlessly hazardous to our health.

Congress Supports War

Congress Supports War

Tina Dupuy: Saying they want universal coverage with mostly private insurance along with Medicare but not Obamacare is like saying they want highways maintained by a federal agency with the initials D.O.T.—but not by the Department of Transportation.

The Dumb Debate: Big vs. Small

Big Government Debate

Tina Dupuy: Somehow we’ve been tricked into believing one giant entity wielding unimaginable influence is better than the other giant entity wielding unimaginable influence.

How CVS Can Really Be a Leader in Health

CVS Stops Selling Cigarettes

Tina Dupuy: At most big chain drug stores you can still get your smokes rung up with your COPD inhaler. But CVS said selling tobacco conflicted with their “health care mission” so they’ve opted out of the practice.

Punishing Africa for Buying Our Exports

Homophobia in Africa

Tina Dupuy: Historically this is what the U.S. has given to the world: our odd balance of piety and profit; religion turning a blind eye to lucrative vice and enterprise tipping a hat to spiritual mores (when it’s good for business).

Children Seeking Asylum and Finding Antipathy

Children Seeking Asylum

Tina Dupuy: I might be the only syndicated columnist in the country who was raised by the state. So when lawmakers and public pontificators discuss the welfare of unaccompanied minors who’ve been dropped on our proverbial doorstep, I should probably speak up.

Two Minutes of Hate: The Bergdahl Edition

Bowe Bergdahl Deserter

Tina Dupuy: Bergdahl’s colleagues rushed to national television cameras to use words like “deserter” and “traitor” and those who hoped this could possibly damage the president merrily propagated it.

Immigrants and the Cootie Offense

public health hysteria

Tina Dupuy: You know where the Ground Zero of our whooping cough epidemic is in this country? In affluent, helicopter-parent neighborhoods where lefty science deniers refused to get their spawn vaccinated. You know where it’s not? At the border.

Conservatives’ Women Troubles

Conservative War on Women

Tina Dupuy: Some have pointed out (myself included) that if you are truly against abortion, you should be FOR what counters the need for abortion—reliable, cheap and widely available birth control.

Freedom for Hobby Lobby’s Religion

Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Ruling

Tina Dupuy: Hobby Lobby, the store that is to birth control what Citizens United is to campaign finance, also wants to teach your children about the merits of the Protestant Bible.

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