About Tina Dupuy

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

How Not to Talk About Wealth Inequality

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Tina Dupuy: Liberals have a tendency to feel like since we have the facts on our side we don’t have to explain ourselves. Not true. You can be correct and still not be understood.

Why No War on Easter?

Why No War on Easter

Tina Dupuy: So why isn’t there a war on Easter? Because there’s really no money in it. It’s not worth the fight since there’s so little payoff. It’s the same reason no one has ever invaded Antarctica.

The Grim Repo: Medi-Cal Estate Recovery Act

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Tina Dupuy: During the last five years of the national debate around health care reform, it’s been an all-or-nothing proposition. Either you hate Obamacare and cite it in your requiem for the republic. Or you defend it whole cloth with no caveats.

A Truce on Moral Superiority

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Tina Dupuy: If homosexuality ceased to be considered a sin and all Americans were judged by the content of their character instead of whom they love, it’d be hard for Republicans to find people to be morally superior to.

Keep Bossy, Ban Pink Ribboning

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Tina Dupuy: The problem with Pink Ribboning is it alleviates alarm by giving people something easy yet empty to do. It softens the concerned, warding off a real response. Done. Next issue.

Giving Religious Persecution a Bad Name

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Religious Right Persecution Complex: Of all the hardships we are subjected to, does having to make a cake for a lesbian wedding register?

GOP Loves Vladimir Putin

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Vladimir Putin combines all the decisiveness of the no-apology Bush with all the Winter Olympics accolades of no-apology Mitt Romney.

Don’t Like Food Stamps? Raise the Minimum Wage

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Raise the Minimum Wage: Working isn’t the solution to hunger because work doesn’t pay enough to buy food AND shelter.

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.

Separate ‘Marriage’ and State

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State Sanctioned Marriage — Let religious people have “marriage.” Let them explain away the slavery overtones in the bible.

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.

Reproductive Rights and The Golden Rule

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Anti-Abortion Zealots are laser focused on life until it becomes viable—then that “life” becomes a lazy taker.

Employers Can Take ‘Personal Responsibility’ For Poverty Wages

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Poverty Wages –Assume their empathy is real for Americans who have nothing in this land where six people own as much as the bottom 42%.

Okay, GOP, Defend Speech You Don’t Agree With

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Defend Free Speech — I defend Sara Palin’s right to use her random thesaurus generator app to create fake controversies.

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.

Read More Than This Headline

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Tina Dupuy: If you’ve fallen into the Internet Age tendency of skimming headlines and tweets instead of reading the entire article, you’d understandably think the new pope is a hippie and the new president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is a peacenik.

How a Law Becomes a Bill: Tea Party Civics

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Tina Dupuy: There’s an old adage which says it’s better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Rand Paul is a man of no mystery.

Heritage Foundation: The Group Who Cried Individual Mandate

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Tina Dupuy: The tea party/Heritage Foundation/Koch brothers trinity have co-opted the Revolutionary War’s Gasden Flag, the yellow flag with a rattle snake warning “don’t tread on me.” A more apt illustration would be a snake eating its own tail while accusing Obama of cannibalism.

Bachmann’s Retirement: Death Blow to the 1850s

Michele Bachmann at the World War II Memorial days after voting to shut it down.

Tina Dupuy: The tea party wasn’t the first time anti-change, anti-foreigner feelings have translated into anti-partisan, anti-establishment, anti-politician demands. It probably won’t be the last.

Obamacare and My Family

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Tina Dupuy: Beltway prattle within the paradigm of who’s winning and who’s losing doesn’t register the impact of affordable health care on the struggling working class. They’re not an abstract—they’re my family.

Congresspeople Unwilling to Work, Shall Not Eat!

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Tina Dupuy: Instead of debating how we can possibly lift people out of poverty we have a swarm of hissing cockroaches in neckties debating how to punish poor people for being too decadent with their $4.50 a day eating habits.

82 Gun Deaths a Day…Everyday

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Tina Dupuy: We don’t have to have a country like this. We don’t have to live in a country where a 5-year-old kills his 2-year-old sister with a Crickett rifle made for kids.

Mistaken Identity Politics

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Tina Dupuy: In the 2013 New York City Democratic mayoral race, the primary didn’t only look like New York, it looked a lot like America. Was it parity with the population? No. But was it this much-coveted diversity of contestants? Yes.

The “Creationist with iPhone” Paradox

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Tina Dupuy: We have to stop giving credence to the Christian Scientists of climate. If faith-healing is not an acceptable form of medical treatment, why should we accept it as an energy plan?

Five Things Republicans Have Repealed

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Tina Dupuy: Republicans repealed empathy the same way they repealed compromise, by making it akin to treason—or possibly Hitler!

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