Category: Activists

HEY, AMERICA! Don’t just sit there! DO something!

HEY, AMERICA! Don’t just sit there! DO something!

In times like these, it’s… Screw it. There have never been “times like these” in American history. Yes, we’ve had presidents who were incompetent or narcissistic and who surrounded themselves with like-minded, power-hungry sycophants. And we’ve had Congresses that have abdicated their duty to hold our leadership accountable. But we have never had the sort of confluence of all of […]

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Have fun, take action: Join Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour in Detroit July 12

Have fun, take action: Join Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour in Detroit July 12

Lizz Winstead and her comedy-driven reproductive rights organization returns for big laughs and serious action — get your tickets today!

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Photo Credit: Anne Savage

Farewell to Tony Trupiano, a Liberal Lion

Most people know Tony Trupiano from his radio shows, podcast, posts here or as a Democratic activist who could always be counted on to help a candidate on the campaign trail or emcee an event. Tony was all those things. But most of all, he was just a really good man and a great friend. The world is poorer without him. He […]

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What do you do when it all seems like too much to process? Stoneman Douglas High School student Delaney Tarr knows.

What do you do when it all seems like too much to process? Stoneman Douglas High School student Delaney Tarr knows.

At the end of January and again at the beginning of February, I spent ten days in the hospital. I took a bit of a break from my normal hyper-consumption of political news and, when I dipped my toe back in, I found that the fire hose of cacophony that I had been drinking from before my illness had only […]

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I don’t want to hear about how outraged you are by the latest mass school shooting

I don’t want to hear about how outraged you are by the latest mass school shooting

Before I get started today, I’d like to thank our loyal readers for their patience as I have worked through a rather extended saga of diverticulitis. It started in late January and involved two stays in the hospital as well as an outpatient surgical procedure. It also featured me having a nearly-lethal anaphylactic allergic reaction after the installation of a […]

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A Poem for Erica Garner

What becomes of the broken hearted? Ventricles rotted with despair Your father lost his air for us You shared your grief with us Y’all gave your lives for us A lineage of reluctant Ancestry Two bodies Deceased prematurely Molded out of tragedy Like Whitney and Bobby Kristina We grieve your tragic endings Though we watched you suffer publicly May the […]

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