Category Archives: Social Issues

Posts pertaining to same-sex marriage, abortion, and other social issues.

An Afterthought No More – How the Occupy Movement Can Become Politically Effective


Just after arriving at Union Station this afternoon, on a return trip from San Diego, I was driving through downtown Los Angeles. My parents, younger brother and I sped away from the train stop. Past Disney Hall. Past the Colburn … Continue reading

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The Irony of Framing the Debate – How Extremism Puts Things into Perspective


This piece won’t be as long as usual; it’s just a thought I had. In the wake of recent debates and campaign stops, it has quickly become clear that the Republican presidential field generally errs on the side of political … Continue reading

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The Politics of Being a Camp Counselor – Why There’s No Such Thing as a One-Sided Deal


For the past nine weeks, I haven’t posted on Truth Be Told because I’ve been working as a counselor at a prominent Jewish sleep away camp in Southern California. In the coming days, I will dive into what I’ve missed … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics – What Boehner is Forgetting at the Negotiating Table


In Washington, a temporary budget has been agreed upon, but the debate is really just beginning. No matter what happens at the negotiating table in the weeks and months to come, conservative rhetoric – “cuts, cuts, cuts” – will not … Continue reading

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When the Numbers Don’t Add Up – Why Man Shouldn’t Decide Woman’s Fate


Yesterday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted 240-185 to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, “The time has come to respect the wishes of the majority of Americans who adamantly oppose using taxpayer dollars … Continue reading

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An Electorate on Edge – The Role of Patience in the Healthcare Debate


I drove to a coffee shop earlier today in an attempt to seclude myself from the minute-to-minute shuffle that accompanies the process of moving houses (that my family is currently wrapped up in). I had pages and pages of history … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 Midterm Elections, Budget and Economics, Campaigns, Healthcare, Law, Outrageous, Political Goings-On, Political Polarization, Social Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Potency of the R-Word – As Featured on the Huffington Post


As featured on the Huffington Post: It hardly comes as a surprise when Ann Coulter makes an offensive comment. The conservative commentator seems to make a career of spewing language that denigrates a different party practically each week. This week’s … Continue reading

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