Legitimizing Rape

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Tina Dupuy: We have a simplistic view of sexual assault: Rape is done by bad people. We don’t like bad people. If we like people, they can’t be bad and therefore can’t really be rapists.

The GOP Psyche: An Explainer

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GOP Psyche — They had always believed if liberals just stepped out of the way conservative alchemy would usher in a new golden age.

5 Progressive Holiday Wishes

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Progressive Holidays — What would this season be like if saying “happy holidays” instead of merry Christmas was no longer controversial?

What Peace Looks Like

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Obama Peace Prize — If Americans wanted their president to hobble around singing “Bomb Iran” we had that choice.

Breaking Google’s Monopoly

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Tina Dupuy: Since Google’s search engine is by definition a natural monopoly, it should therefore be seen as a public utility, a private sector company providing a public service subjected to following certain rules.

Thanks…Giving: 2013’s Hunger Strike Round-Up

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Tina Dupuy: This is the 160th anniversary of Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation. Somehow a day of “humble penitence” has evolved into candying already-too-sweet tubers and mauling your neighbors at the local Walmart for a $30 Furby Boom.

If Rand Paul Were a Woman

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Tina Dupuy: Randi had no credibility to lose. She was already a national punch line. A meme. A joke. A shiny distraction. And now she’s also a proven plagiarist. She’s referred to as “silly.” A silly airhead.

Iraq Makes Request for WMDs

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Tina Dupuy: Now if arming a Middle Eastern country with a solid history of sectarian violence sounds vaguely familiar and like an acutely bad idea—it’s because we’ve done it before.

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