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METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : The failure of Greg Abbott’s best arguments against marriage equality

It appears that the issue of marriage equality is less a matter of partisanship than it is of pandering to the religious right. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | November 2, 2014 Most lawyers are embarrassed to … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : The failure of Greg Abbott’s best arguments against marriage equality

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Both Democrats and Republicans have it wrong

Once the Republicans tried to wrest back welfare reform as a political issue from Clinton, it was a race to see who could pander most successfully to the electorate. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 19, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Both Democrats and Republicans have it wrong

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Opportunist Narvaiz Takes On Doggett Again in Gerrymandered 35th

Congressional candidate Susan Narvaiz and friend. Image from Facebook. Unsolicited advice, Dept.: A Narvaiz strategy to defeat Doggett Narvaiz is a political chameleon who says what she needs to say and does what she needs to do to protect herself … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Opportunist Narvaiz Takes On Doggett Again in Gerrymandered 35th

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Lamar W. Hankins : Voter Suppression is Republican Hallmark

Political cartoon by John Darkow / Columbia Daily Tribune. Image from FireIntheBelly. Voter suppression is a hallmark of today’s Republicans If it took nearly 100 years to assure racial fairness in voting under law, then it might take longer than 48 … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Voter Suppression is Republican Hallmark

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Tom Hayden : The Right-Wing War on Democracy

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, 1965. Photo from AP. The right-wing war on democratic rights:Voting rights, immigration reform imperiled Lost in both the partisan spin and rhetorical legalisms is that the scale of political power is … finish reading Tom Hayden : The Right-Wing War on Democracy

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Dick J. Reavis : Diverse ‘Moral Monday’ Movement Captures Imagination in North Carolina

Demonstrator being arrested during a protest at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, May 6, 2013. Photo by Gerry Broome / AP. ‘Moral Monday’:Diverse NAACP-led movement ‘achieves mass’ in North Carolina “When I got to an A.M.E. [African Methodist-Episcopal] … finish reading Dick J. Reavis : Diverse ‘Moral Monday’ Movement Captures Imagination in North Carolina

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Harry Targ : The REAL Scandal at the IRS

“Can’t make ’em see the light? Make ’em feel the heat” — Hugh Fike, coordinator of the Heritage Society for America’s “Sentinel” program. The IRS ‘scandal’ is notwhat opportunists claim it is If the Internal Revenue Service is to be … finish reading Harry Targ : The REAL Scandal at the IRS

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Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Texas ‘Big Rich,’ 1930-1940

Charles Marsh, owner of the Austin American and Austin Statesman (later merged as the Austin American-Statesman), also made big money in the oil business. Image from the Public Welfare Foundation.The hidden history of Texas Part 11: 1930-1940/2 — The rise … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Texas ‘Big Rich,’ 1930-1940

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Harry Targ : The Two Faces of the 2012 Elections

Tea Party favorite Mike Pence is the new governor of Indiana. Photo by Darron Cummings / AP.Electoral contradictions:The progressive majority andthe reactionary state governments Challenges to a progressive future do not come just from Washington, Wall Street, or the Pentagon. … finish reading Harry Targ : The Two Faces of the 2012 Elections

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ELECTION 2012 / Ed Felien : Forward Over the Fiscal Cliff?

Taking the dive! Image from Photobucket.The next step:Forward over the fiscal cliff? If John Boehner wants to give the car keys to the crazies, and they’re willing to drive over the cliff, then the rest of us should step back … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Ed Felien : Forward Over the Fiscal Cliff?

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Steve Russell : Citizens United and ‘Scandalgate’

Richard Nixon: “I am not a crook!”Scandalgate The Citizens United case has put us in a situation where Watergate is such small potatoes that it’s almost quaint. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | November 2, 2012 Luke Russert, … finish reading Steve Russell : Citizens United and ‘Scandalgate’

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Lamar W. Hankins : Paul Ryan Makes War Against People, Not Poverty

President Lyndon Johnson marked the start of the War on Poverty with a visit to Tom Fletcher’s front porch in Martin County, Kentucky, in April 1964. Photo by Walter Bennett / Time magazine. Image from Daily Yonder.Paul Ryan’s war:Not against … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Paul Ryan Makes War Against People, Not Poverty

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