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Category: Civil Rights

August 1, 2020
In Three Quotes, Republicans Admit the "Great Party Switch"

Republicans and their amen corner in the right-wing media are trying to perpetuate yet another hoax on the American people. In a nutshell, they claim that history ended in 1865 or, at the latest, 1965. But sadly for them, three of their leading lights past and present—Cindy Hyde-Smith, Trent Lott and Strom Thurmond--already gave the […]

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July 17, 2020
Acting DHS Secretary Wolf Understates Portland Crisis

Over the past 24 hours, Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has faced a firestorm of criticism for his over-the-top rhetoric and grandstanding regarding the ongoing demonstrations in Portland, Oregon. In his memo justifying the deployment of federal marshals that neither the mayor nor the governor requested or wanted, the man supporters call “Hanging Chad” cited no few than 72 instances […]

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June 6, 2020
"No Offence But That of Negritude"

Even before the first protesters demanding justice for all took to the streets of cities across the United States, the quote haunted me.  After Ahmaud Arbery was murdered by white vigilantes in Glynn County, Georgia and Breonna Taylor slaughtered by police in Louisville, the slaying of George Floyd by officers in Minneapolis followed with breathtaking speed. Inescapably, each of these senseless […]

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March 2, 2004
States' Blights: Why the Rights of Gay Couples Can't Be Left to the States

As the past week’s Democratic debates in Los Angeles and New York showed once again, there are generally very few substantive policy disagreements between John Kerry and John Edwards. On the issue of same-sex marriage in particular, there is very little difference in their approach: play it safe. That may be politically expedient and even […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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