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.
Raise the Minimum Wage: Working isn’t the solution to hunger because work doesn’t pay enough to buy food AND shelter.
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.
State Sanctioned Marriage — Let religious people have “marriage.” Let them explain away the slavery overtones in the bible.
GOP Psyche — They had always believed if liberals just stepped out of the way conservative alchemy would usher in a new golden age.
Anti-Abortion Zealots are laser focused on life until it becomes viable—then that “life” becomes a lazy taker.
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%.
Defend Free Speech — I defend Sara Palin’s right to use her random thesaurus generator app to create fake controversies.
Progressive Holidays — What would this season be like if saying “happy holidays” instead of merry Christmas was no longer controversial?