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Archive for December, 2012

Left/Right Alliances

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When I was on The Sunday Show on KPFA-FM in Berkeley this afternoon, there was some discussion about potential Left-Right alliances in relation to the national conversation about gun control. People who are thinking about that will want to check out a 2006 article by Abby Scher discussing lessons learned from organizing against The Patriot Act.

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December 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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Follow Me On Twitter!

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Once upon a time, I had a blog. And then a group blog. And I participated on other group blogs. And then there was social media, and I did some of that too. Oh God, thy cyberspace is so big and my blog is so small.

That said, you can follow me on Twitter.

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December 29th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

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Jenky Wins the Coughie

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Congratulations to Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois — Winner of the 2012 Father Charles Coughlin Award.

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December 29th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Posted in Religious Right

On the Radio

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I’ll be appearing on The Sunday Show, a weekly public affairs show on KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkley, CA this Sunday, December 30th. Noon to 1:00pm (EST) 9:00 to 10:00am left coast time. I’ll be joining host Phillip Maldari and fellow guest Kevin Alexander Gray to talk about what happened in the year that was, and what can we expect in the year to come? The show is live-streamed as well as broadcast, and podcasts are available.

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December 28th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Posted in Public Appearances

Huckabee Strikes Again

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I wrote about Huck’s latest claim — that the reason for the Newtown massacre is that God does not like the so called contraception mandate, that contraception must be covered in employee health insurance packages — at Daily Kos and at Talk to Action which has been down a lot lately due to technical difficulties. If you encounter said difficulties, please be patient.

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December 26th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Posted in Religious Right

On Christmas Day in the Morning

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December 24th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

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What Can the NRA be Thinking?

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Could it be: “So the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of kindergarteners.”

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December 24th, 2012 at 12:11 am

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My article in Spare Change News

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Its always interesting to write for a publication for the first time. When my friend Osagyefo Sekou became the Editor in Chief of the Boston version of the monthly newspaper Spare Change News, he asked me to write about the results of the marriage equality referenda in four states, and how some things have changed in the political and religious communities.

I had always admired Spare Change News. It is one of a number of similar newspapers across the country intended to provide a dignified way for homeless people to earn income without panhandling, and keep issues of homelessness before the reading public. Vendors keep a share of the cover price. The papers cover a variety of subjects — including issues of homelessness — making it a good read on the bus or the subway. At a time when newspapers are going out of business, Spare Change News is still out there.

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December 22nd, 2012 at 10:14 pm

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Its time to update

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This blog has been on a hiatus for quite awhile. When I began, I used to blog just about every day. I intend to return to the daily blog, and expand the range of things I write about. I will still be posting at Talk to Action, and elsewhere. And I will either crosspost here, or at least post a link to new things. I particularly like the post I did yesterday, Hallelujah, Mike Huckabee, Hallelujah.

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December 22nd, 2012 at 9:59 pm

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