Steve Hochstadt: Republican candidates believe they can employ the politics of hate to win elections and then later control the hatred they encourage. Meanwhile they teach their supporters that social hatred is good for America. Those lessons take a long time to unlearn.
Majd Isreb: Both ISIL in the Middle East and the racists in the West have the same agenda: polarizing the populace into an “us against them” mentality.
Julie Driscoll: Ben Carson has proven that the new savior of the GOP is kinda like the old savior of the GOP – bigoted, offensive, with a background of violence toward others, and drowning in his own gaffes.
Free Documentary Film Screening and Discussion “ON THESE SHOULDERS WE STAND” You are invited to join us at a free screening of Glenne McElhinney’s documentary, “On These Shoulders We Stand,” about LGBT civil rights in the 60s and 70s in Los Angeles. After the screening a panel of local community activists including Wes Jo and […]
Tom Hall: the Fundagelical fear of Sharia rests on a misunderstanding of our nation’s fascinating history of changing legal systems.
This week, Reggie Brown comments on Sheria Reid’s article, “Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Bigotry Isn’t Only a Southern Brew” which addresses the banning of same-sex marriage in 31 states.
Sheria Reid: Thirty-one states have amended their constitutions to declare that marriage is between a man and a woman. Unless the South has cloned itself, this problem extends way beyond the South.
Mark Naison: Together, the President’s actions cemented my conviction that he was one of the most brilliant politicians I have seen in my lifetime, equaled only by Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and surpassing even his sometimes rival, sometimes ally Bill Clinton.
Steve Hochstadt: Angry ranters are all over the web. The anonymity of virtual communication encourages their vituperation. The racist, know-nothing, jingoist language of online political commentators would be shocking if expressed in person.
Irene Monroe: As African Americans, we continue to experience the harm that religion-based bigotry causes, especially concerning the civil rights issue of same-sex marriage.
Javier Gonzalez: It is unconscionable that a city as diverse as Los Angeles claims to be so progressive yet chose to pass a resolution condemning and boycotting Arizona it perhaps never intended to follow through on.
David Swanson: If Afghanistan is to have peace, Galtung believes, it will need a loose federation of governments within and a confederation of allied countries without, including countries like Pakistan and Iran.
Andrea Nill: The focus of Dupnik’s controversial statements was not immigration. However, it is no coincidence that Americans Against Immigration Amnesty is going after one of the most vocal critics of Arizona’s immigration law.