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Scott Tucker
Scott Tucker

Scott Tucker is a writer and a democratic socialist. His book of essays, “The Queer Question: Essays on Desire and Democracy,” was published by South...

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Doug Ireland, Radical Journalist: 1946 – 2013

Doug Ireland was not only a left-wing critic of sexual and political conformism among sectors of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movements, but he was also one of the notable public intellectuals of the civil libertarian left.

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Health Care for All: Why We Need a New Prescription

The right-wing assault on Obamacare is a distraction, but the “progressive” (or rather party line) defense of the Affordable Care Act is also a dead end.

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Love It or Leave It?

Journalism is often a form of priestcraft. If human victims are required on the pyramids of sacrifice, a mob of journalists is always ready to slip on priestly robes while reaching for the knives.

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Are Muslims Our Misfortune? Exploring a Loaded Question

A woman begins covering a provocative subway station poster with spray paint. Another woman demands to know why she is defacing “an approved message,” and why she has “a right to violate free speech.” The woman replies that she is exercising her own free speech. That’s the short story. Have you already made up your mind about who is right and who is wrong?

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We Vote, They Rule: The Case for Voter Rebellion

Democratic and Republican politicians keep each other in business.

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Obama’s Confederate Marriage Policy

Obama has not changed his long held position that each state still has the right to be an experimental station for or against marital equality, though most states now have some form of legal ban against gay marriage.

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Scott Tucker
Scott Tucker

Scott Tucker is a writer and a democratic socialist. His book of essays, “The Queer Question: Essays on Desire and Democracy,” was published by South End Press in 1997.  He met Larry Gross in 1975, and they both now live in Los Angeles.

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