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COMMENTARY: Who’s been hit with the stupid stick?

It’s been so, so stupid in political La-La Land of late. Bad stupid! One might have thought we’d enjoy a reprieve after the presidential elections. But, no.

COMMENTARY: Translating Mitt Romney

Kit-Bacon Gressitt takes a stab at translating Mitt Romney, who doesn't say what he means.

COMMENTARY: Is it politics or is it prejudice?

You have to ask yourself if you want to keep perpetuating the anger and hate and blame and bigotry and homophobia, or do you want to rise above that and vote for acceptance and tolerance and citizenship.

COMMENTARY: Living on the dark side of the rainbow

What the hell do I know from prejudice, right? There’s racism, homophobia, misogyny, classism, ageism, a vast spectrum of “otherisms”— the dark side of the rainbow — all of them designating certain groups of people as “other.”

COMMENTARY: Effigy of Obama on American soil is beyond offensive, sadly typical

Apparently it has become acceptable, even fashionable, to bully your fellow citizens — or better still, hang an effigy of your president, who happens to be black, with a noose, and in a part of the country where not too long ago, that in of itself was quietly approved.

COMMENTARY: "The Hunger Games" and young racist fans

The film script follows the book closely and some of fans are apoplectic. The result is a tweeting tsunami of racist comments focusing on the presence of the few main black characters in the film.

COMMENTARY: Remember who signed the NOM Pledge

Bravo to The New York Times editorial board for condemning the National Organization for Marriage and shaming the Republican presidential candidates for not repudiating NOM’s strategy to “Divide and Discriminate.”