Casual Racism v. Institutionalized Racism

Institutionalized Racism

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.

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.

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.