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Identity Politics

The Identity Politics Red Herring

The fight to make the Democratic Party a more representative institution was not a fight around advertising but was directly connected to the demands of historically excluded groups to be included, not as window dressing but as central players. This entire history is being denied in the name of upholding some sort of supposedly pure fight for economic justice.

January 12, 2017
Chris Christie Bridgegate

Christie Draws Failing Grades From ACLU Many Subjects

By Monsy Alvarado, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. — A report card released Monday by the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union gave New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie poor marks for his first term’s record on civil liberties and rights. The ACLU-NJ examined 12 civil rights areas and gave the governor a D-plus […]

June 10, 2014

Minimum Truth: The Hollow Argument Against Higher Wages

In the midst of a crucial political debate that plainly favored proponents of a higher minimum wage, the Congressional Budget Office dropped a bombshell headline this week.  Increasing the minimum to $10.10 an hour – as demanded by President Obama and Democrats on Capitol Hill – will “cost 500,000 jobs.” At a moment when employment […]

February 21, 2014

Sarah Palin Plays ‘The Race Card’ On Martin Luther King Day

Former Republican nominee for vice president Sarah Palin used the occasion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to attack the first African-American president of the United States: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, […]

January 20, 2014