Documentary Highlights Damage Done to Uganda by American Anti-Gay Right

By: Monday December 2, 2013 7:15 pm

The trailer of this documentary ‘God Loves Uganda’ is easily the most heartbreaking thing I have seen in a long time. This is what the American anti-gay right did to this country and it’s awful.

Dirty Pool

By: Thursday October 25, 2012 8:00 pm

As dispiriting as it is to be a Democrat these days, what with the equivocating and serial cave-ins to the opposition, at least it isn’t downright embarrassing. All but the most craven of Democrats at least vaguely attempt to run on a platform of some sort, and have the decency to make at least desultory attempts to implement it if elected. More importantly, they generally make a pretense of playing by the rules in elections.

Not so Republicans.

On Culture Wars and Running With the Wolves

By: Sunday February 12, 2012 9:30 am

For years the American conservative movement pandered to a Christian Right they mocked in private to leverage election victories. Trust me, I heard plenty of Republican consultants and officeholders refer to them privately as “the crazies” in the ’80s and ’90s. Now the religious zealots are leading the GOP around by the nose.

So here comes “Culture Wars, The Sequel,”

How to Turn Local Groups into Incubators of Progressive Candidates: Lessons from the CCF, Part One

By: Saturday June 19, 2010 11:00 am

The Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) was a left-wing political party that emerged in rural western Canada during the Great Depression. The party won control of Saskatchewan’s provincial government in the 1940s. While in power, the CCF created the government-run single-payer health insurance system, which was soon adopted nationwide. The CCF is the source of Canada’s universal health-care system.

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