Tina Dupuy: If we were contemporaries of these mystical Founding Freedom Priests, we’d have more complicated feelings about them. Just like we have about our modern presidents.
Tina Dupuy: We’re less willing to talk about or even acknowledge institutionalized racism as a real thing. A word is easy to rally and tweet against: the long-term systematic subjugation of a people based on their skin color is…well…not as easy to solve with a catchy hashtag.
Tina Dupuy: More than 200 young girls were abducted by militant monsters and somehow it’s not the fault of the kidnappers—but of Hillary Clinton!
Tina Dupuy: Republicans seem to want to curry favor with their Christian base by being strategically cruel to the meek.
Tina Dupuy: No amount of public shaming, arresting or prosecuting will make us free of sex exchanged for money. What we can do for those who are working in the industry is make it legal.
Tina Dupuy: So how exactly does someone—a retired Special Ops guy in this case—go about penetrating a hard target professionally? Simple, Fury says. He employs the same tools he used in Delta Force: disguise, diversion, and deception.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Religious Right Persecution Complex: Of all the hardships we are subjected to, does having to make a cake for a lesbian wedding register?
Vladimir Putin combines all the decisiveness of the no-apology Bush with all the Winter Olympics accolades of no-apology Mitt Romney.