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Scott Tucker
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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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AP/The American Freedom Defense Initiative, Pamela Geller

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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AP/John Raoux

We Vote, They Rule: The Case for Voter Rebellion

Democratic and Republican politicians keep each other in business.

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AP/Mike Groll

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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AP/Nam Y. Huh

Daddy’s Boy: Andrew Sullivan’s Presidential Crush

The wider political pathology here is authoritarianism, and not simply a garden variety of British royalism.

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White House/Pete Souza

Obama and Gay Marriage: Thanks for Nothing

Anyone who attributes courage to Obama in making this announcement is in a bemused state of mind.

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May Day 2012: The Call for a General Strike

In the winter of 2011, discussion about calling a general strike had already begun within Occupy Los Angeles. At the end of January 2012, in the wake of police raids against Occupy encampments, Occupy Los Angeles issued a call for a May Day general strike, which was quickly endorsed by Occupy Oakland.

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Lillian Thurston

Make Your Vote Count for Socialism

Stewart Alexander believes fair elections are worth a fair fight and he’s asking for your vote. The Occupy Wall Street movement encouraged a more honest discussion of class and capitalism in this country, but Alexander is not simply a critic of big banks and high finance.

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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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