Ron Paul: a Confederate sympathizer?

Dontcha just love the revisionist history Ron Paul is spitting out in this speech!? I also love how he plays up the mantra that the south was attacked by those aggressive Northerners who want to impose an abolitionist lifestyle on unsuspecting good ol’ boys. The message about the south being “right” about the Civil War isn’t surprising, […]

Mississippi voters did the right–and wrong–thing

The notion that zygotes are human beings was resoundingly rejected by Mississippi voters last night. And this pro-choice activist couldn’t be happier. Amendment 26 was rejected by 58 percent of voters in Mississippi, a state that’s overwhelmingly conservative. The vote to reject the amendment is a victory for those who value a woman’s right to seek an […]

On confronting privilege

No one said confronting the establishment would be easy, painless and free of hurdles and attempts at erasures. While I’m aware of this, I’m still dismayed, disappointed and angered by the wall of privilege, denial and diversionary tactics I encounter whenever I confront a system set up to benefit straight, cisgendered white men. I recently had a conversation […]