Category Archives: liberal values

Decoding the Trump Master Narrative

It’s been another week of bizarre, controversial tweets. Another week of Trump saying something outrageous and almost starting a war somewhere, possibly here in America. Another week of the press, pundits, activists, talk show hosts, and religious leaders expressing this: … Continue reading

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“Our Guys Aren’t as Rapey as Their Guys” -Irrational Thinking In The Era of Accusation

Identify the accused male subject of the following sentiments: Accused is not the same thing as guilty. I don’t like what he did but we need him in the Senate to represent our values. His accusers are being paid. It’s … Continue reading

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The Democrats Must Become the Pro-Choice Party Again–Here’s How

In the midst of an anti-climactic roll-out of a wan new ‘economic’ message, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Ben Ray Lujan dropped a bombshell on supporters. He announced the Democratic Party was spreading out the welcome mat to anti-choice candidates, … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Patriot, or How I Learned to Love the Flag

In a February article in The Atlantic, conservative David Frum gave some advice to the Resistance, an example of the strange alliances that have sprung up since Trump. Frum is a Never Trump-er and he wanted to let left-wing activists … Continue reading

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Change Hearts First to Change Minds on Climate Crisis

David Leonhardt of the New York Times asked his readers what I believe is the most important question about America’s resistance to the threat of climate change: What would a more persuasive message about climate change sound like? I would … Continue reading

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Originally posted on George Lakoff:
Normally I would never post a link to a story in Reason, a right-wing magazine. But I consider this particular story a tribute to the power of your voices and your actions. The writer of…

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An Open Letter to Paul Ryan From a Fellow Irish American on the Occasion of His Moral Triumph

Paul, Can I call you Paul? It might be informal, but you just look so much like my Irish Catholic relatives, with your black hair and blue eyes. Like a Kennedy, except you’re unlike the liberal, social-safety-net-supporting Kennedys in so … Continue reading

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