On Republican bigotry, whether Obama will “go big” on a jobs bill, the cost of Irene and “majority-minority” status in major American cities. If you want to receive my adVantage Points every weekday morning in your inbox, email firstname.lastname@example.org
GOP Primary: Racists, Sexists & Homophobes On Parade – story
Please read and prepare to be horrified by my “Definitive Guide To Bigotry In The 2012 Republican Primaries (So Far)” for Colorlines.
Progressives Urge Obama To Go Big On Jobs Plan – letter
A group of 68 leading progressive organizations and advocates have written a friendly, but stern, letter to the President urging him to take bold steps to create jobs in America. Rumor has it that, when Obama got the letter, he showed it to John Boehner and asked, “What do you think?”
“Minorities” A Majority In 8 Major Cities – story
And yet the Republican Party is still peddling racism (see above). Apparently, conservatives are both immoral and short-sighted. Meanwhile, incidentally, Tea Party activists are protesting a Mitt Romney appearance today — but maybe they should check out his record on bigotry first, then make up their minds.
Irene One Of Costliest Storms In History – story
What a fine time to cut funding for FEMA — or even get rid of disaster aid altogether, no? If you missed it, check out my piece for CNN.com on conservative attacks against FEMA.
My first opinion piece for CNN.com — on how Republicans tried to slash the FEMA budget before criticizing President Obama for not spending enough on disaster relief. Please check it out and share it with your networks — show me some love on CNN.com!!
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