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Posts Tagged ‘2012 Presidential Race

Wise Words

Posted by: erika on: October 28, 2012

Why I’m Pro-Life By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN NY Times Op-Ed HARD-LINE conservatives have gone to new extremes lately in opposing abortion. Last week, Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party-backed Republican Senate candidate in Indiana, declared during a debate that he was against abortion even in the event of rape because after much thought he “came to […]

The Curse of Standing By

Posted by: erika on: October 16, 2012

I’m straight. Gay rights don’t matter to me. I’m white. The rights of people of color don’t apply to me. I practice abstinence. Abortion doesn’t apply to me. I’m an American, the rights of undocumented immigrants don’t concern my family. I’m upper-middle class, the rights of the poor don’t concern me. I’m a Jew, Christian […]

I’ve got His back

Posted by: erika on: October 7, 2012

I watched the debates last week like many Americans, but unlike the tabloids and news channels I don’t think that the President lost the debate, I actually think he was the victor. Here’s the thing. When you’re a rich white man in a suit you’re allowed to behave badly. You’re allowed to tell blatant lies, […]


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