The Culture Wars are Alive and Kickin’

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*+-Joseph Palermo: In Texas, Governor Rick Perry, the Religious Right, and their Republican allies, following Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis’s courageous filibuster last week, are literally working overtime to criminalize women’s reproductive rights.

Eric Cantor Lectures on “Tolerance” and “Diversity”

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*+-Julie Driscoll: Cantor can continue to talk out of both sides of his mouth in an effort to re-brand Republican “messaging,” but the proof is in the pudding: Anyone who votes consistently against rights for same sex couples is a bigot, small-minded, and destined to stay that way.

Who Will Be the GOP’s New Gays?

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*+-Tina Dupuy: But as long as Republicans don’t stand for anything other than freedom for corporations, they will need to find a group of people to be their boogeyman.

Tipping Points

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: TThe shifts away from conservative positions on gay and interracial marriage and immigration signal the decline in the attractiveness of major elements in traditional Republican ideology.

Standing on the Side of Love

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*+-Rev. Jim Nelson: It is okay for faith traditions to discriminate and believe what they want, but not to insist that their beliefs be public policy. The case against same sex marriage is prejudice pure and simple and that has no place in our civil and social society.

The Senility of the Republican Party

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*+-Johnny Townsend: The Conservative movement is dying. It’s an awful thing for them to experience and it’s awful for us to witness. Perhaps understanding that this is what is actually happening,

Obama Accomplishments

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*+-Richard Mathews: It is time for an update to the list of Obama accomplishments. This is based on an older list by David Phillips and a recent one by Obama WILL Be ReElected In 2012.