Thanksgiving

It has been hard at times to feel gratitude in the face of the overwhelming fear-mongering, bigotry, racism, and hatefulness  that has become widespread throughout this election season and especially since November 9. But, I am thankful. Thankful for this moment, this breath, this family of which I am a …

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Profit Machine

On KQED’s forum program last Thursday, retired congressman Barney Frank talked about the recent “religious freedom” laws that Indiana enacted and that Arkansas was considering. He said something that struck me: “I’m really glad we have this moral objection to homophobia. But what really helps in America is when people …

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